Students embarking on global adventures this summer
Photo: Julie Grant ’16 studied at the American University of Rome during the summer of 2015.
This summer, Salve Regina students will participate in faculty-led programs in Italy, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States. The groups going abroad this summer, along with other short-term and semester study abroad groups from 2015-2016, represent the largest class of study abroad/study away students in more than five years.
Students in Italy will take courses at the American University of Rome in subjects such as art history, food studies, international business, religion and literature to earn credit for their majors and to fulfill core requirements. During their month in the country, they be immersed in the local culture by living in apartments off campus. The group will also take a weekend field trip to Tuscany.
The group going to Ireland and Northern Ireland is made up of nursing majors in their junior year. They will visit nursing education programs and facilities and provide direct service to programs that offer care to hospice patients while in Ireland. They will also explore the history of the Northern Ireland conflict and tour the Giant’s Causeway and Dublin.
Students participating in the Charleston field school will stay at the College of Charleston and drive to an early Colonial plantation field site each day to conduct archaeological research. This year, Salve Regina students and faculty will be joined by students from three other universities. Groups of Salve Regina students and faculty have been returning to this site since 2013.
During the fall 2016 semester, 21 students will study abroad through the University’s recognized programs in eight countries, including Russia, Australia and Hungary. Two students will attend Salve Regina’s exchange partner institutions, the Université Catholique de Lyon in France and University College Cork in Ireland.
Later this summer, the Office of International Programs will announce new study abroad scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year and summer of 2017. In addition to these scholarships, which are only open to Salve Regina students, qualified students are encouraged to enter a number of prestigious national study abroad scholarship competitions such as the Gilman and Boren scholarships. The office will host an online information session later in the summer.
Study abroad at Salve Regina is open to students from all majors who are eager to internationalize their education and expand their worldview. To learn more about the variety of unique study abroad opportunities, students are encouraged to attend student-run information sessions, which are held in Drexel Hall at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. The Office of International Programs is also open throughout the summer, and staff will gladly speak with any students and families who have questions about studying abroad.