Fifty students spending spring semester away on four continents
Photo: Sarah Morehouse ’17 hikes in the Himalayas during spring 2016 study abroad.
Fifty Salve Regina students representing nearly every major at the University will spend the spring 2017 semester studying abroad at program locations spanning four continents, 12 countries and 23 partner institutions.
“This spring, we have students studying in an interesting array of destinations that have not been commonly chosen at Salve Regina in our study abroad history, such as Chile, Peru, Portugal and Germany,” said Katie McCormack, assistant director of study abroad. “While 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 and Costa Rica – 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 internships or service learning opportunities as part of their full time credit load. Social work major Emma Buckley ’19 will work with a youth development organization in Cusco, Peru to help create welcoming and safe environments in after-school centers and transitional homes for local at-risk youth. English communications major Collin Travassos ’18 will utilize his internship placement organized by St. Mary’s University in London to increase his understanding of corporate culture in the United Kingdom and further develop essential professional skills.
Students interested in studying abroad during the fall 2017 semester or the 2017-2018 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 any weekday during the academic year. Sessions are held at 4 p.m. in the Office of International Programs, located in Drexel Hall.