As soon as students arrive on campus, they are encouraged to begin thinking about going abroad.
The benefits of international study are personal, societal, and professional: It broadens perspectives and cultivates open-minded leaders. By encouraging students to consider the experiences of people in their home contexts, it inspires empathetic connections that promote a more tolerant and just society. And employers view the accompanying cultural competency as increasingly valuable.
The Lynch School encourages all undergraduate students to study abroad through international pre-practicums and other opportunities.
1. To be eligible to study abroad, students must have a 3.0 grade point average. Students should be ready to declare their majors and minors before applying to study abroad.
3. Schedule an appointment to meet with an Advising Assistant at Hovey House (258 Hammond Street, across from McElroy) to discuss policies, procedures, and the next step in the process.
4. Schedule an appointment with Maureen Raymond to review your academic plan and to obtain preliminary approval.
5. For those majoring in Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Spanish, and Italian), schedule a meeting with Director of Undergraduate Studies James Flagg.
6. Schedule an appointment online to meet with your International Study Advisor (ISA)—a staff member with regional expertise. The ISA will help you with the application process and be your point of contact for your time abroad.
8. Students are encouraged to save their Fine Arts core and general elective courses that can be taken abroad. Courses must be approved before going abroad.
9. Students may participate in a service learning opportunity while abroad.
The Lynch School encourages teacher education students to participate in an international pre-practicum and take advantage of opportunities to explore different countries and cultures. Although students may not complete methods courses abroad, they gain valuable experience.
To schedule a meeting, email the International Practicum Coordinator.
“At St. Joseph’s Marist College in Cape Town I came to understand from a new perspective the importance of meeting each individual student’s needs and teachers’ roles in promoting equity and social justice. I look forward to taking the skills that I developed abroad and applying them to my future experiences.”
We proudly send students each semester to countries across the globe to participate in international practicum experiences.
Keep in touch with these student teachers who have embarked on a mission to set the world aflame by reading the International Student Teacher Blog.