Fifty-nine students spending the semester abroad in 15 countries
Fifty-nine Salve Regina students will spend the spring 2019 semester studying abroad at program locations spanning five continents, 15 countries and 29 partner institutions. Of these, five students are completing the full academic year abroad.
While nearly every major at the University is being represented, there are particularly large numbers of administration of justice, education, English communications, global studies and psychology students participating in a study abroad program this semester.
“This spring, we have one of the largest cohorts of students studying abroad in recent memory, many of which are studying in destinations that have not been commonly chosen at Salve Regina, such as Bolivia, Hungary, Japan and Thailand,” said Cory Parkinson, assistant director of study abroad. “Though England, Ireland, Italy and Spain continue to attract the most Salve Regina students for semester study abroad, we continue to see increased interest in Australia, France and Germany – destinations that rank high nationally for study abroad participation rates.”
Salve Regina students who study abroad are increasingly choosing program options that are immersive and provide challenging experiences outside the traditional classroom setting, augmenting their intercultural learning outcomes. Homestays are a key element of that trend, particularly for those students developing language skills.
Other students are participating in teaching placements and independent research project opportunities. For example, global studies and Spanish major Tian Quinn ’21 will conduct field research focused on the limited access to water of the Bolivian people and the issues of public health, effects on community and economic repercussions as a result. In addition, three education majors studying at St. Clare’s Oxford in England will serve as classroom assistants at a local primary or secondary school.
Students interested in studying abroad during the fall 2019 semester or the full 2019-2020 academic year must apply by Feb. 15. To learn more about recognized semester options and short-term programs, visit the study abroad website or attend a student-run information session during the academic year. Sessions are held Monday through Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Office of International Programs, located in Drexel Hall.