The biggest benefit to study abroad is the empowerment that students experience when they successfully negotiate travel in cultural circumstances different from their own. The Global Citizenship Program strongly believes that early study abroad will encourage students to modify their curriculum so as to include a sustained interest in one or more of the following areas: foreign language study, comparative politics, international relations, global studies, etc. In addition to the program sponsored intersession trip for sophomores, students are required to plan a second experience abroad.
Our model offers a structured study abroad opportunity to sophomore students in the hope that their early success with negotiating cultural differences will be followed by the confidence to travel to an unfamiliar destination for a longer period. Learn more >
Second experience abroad
In addition to the sophomore faculty-led trip, GC students must participate in a second experience abroad. Students are encouraged to spend a semester or year abroad in the location of their choice, but summer programs of at least 5 weeks in length are acceptable. A student’s second experience abroad must take place in a non-English speaking country, and include language instruction. Home-stay is encouraged whenever possible. Learn more >