Summer 2017 study abroad application deadline approaching
Photo courtesy of Marrissa Ballard ’17 (Oxford, summer 2015)
Students interested in participating in summer 2017 study abroad programs in the Dominican Republic, New Zealand or Oxford should submit their applications by Feb. 1.
The application and instructions are available online. The application requires students to write a brief statement of purpose, provide their academic evaluation and basic biographic information. Students should give consideration as to how the credits offered for each program will fulfill requirements in their major, minor or general studies requirements or should identify electives that need to be fulfilled.
Dominican Republic: June 1 to July 31
This program is intended for – but not limited to – administration of justice, health care administration and management, nursing and social work majors seeking to develop their Spanish language skills and knowledge of the cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean. Students will complete two courses while living with families, enabling them to augment their Spanish skills while enriching the cultural knowledge they gain in the classroom through first-hand experience. Placements will be based on major so that students can participate in an authentic work environment while using and developing their Spanish.
New Zealand: May 18 to June 13
This program will provide first-hand experiences of the impact humans can have on the native flora and fauna in the diverse geographic landscape of the world’s youngest nation. Students will learn through continuous discussion and instruction from the primary instructor, along with lectures from professionals throughout New Zealand. They will survey the natural flora and fauna of New Zealand, try to identify its respective geographies, and discuss the impacts of the geography and human influences on the flora and fauna and its relation to this genetic diversity.
Oxford: May 27 to June 24
This program allows students to earn six credits by choosing two courses from a variety of offerings taught by faculty from Salve Regina, St. Clare’s College and Oxford University. The program emphasizes experiential learning, with almost daily trips to Oxford sites such as Port Meadow, Christ Church College and the Eagle and Child pub. Ranging beyond the city and the university, students will travel to London and Bath and will take in a play at an exact replica of the Globe Theater, experiencing drama as it was enjoyed in Shakespeare’s day.
To learn more about short-term summer programs and other study abroad options, 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.