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International Experience

During spring break freshman Presidential Scholars travel to a country in Europe, while the sophomore Scholars travel to a country in Latin America during winter break.  These trips are intended to be the starting point in the Scholars' journey on becoming "global citizens".  In their freshman year, they spend a week in a non-English speaking European country, so as to realize skills that meet the challenge of linguistic differences.  In their sophomore year, they have an immersion experience of the social and economic challenges for our neighbors to the South.

In the summer following their sophomore year, they are expected individually to construct a minimal eight-week experience that combines language study with service learning, lab work or some other activity where they can become fully immersed into the culture and country where they are spending the summer.  These summer experiences may be extended into their first semester junior year by studying abroad.

Below is a sampling of International Perspective & Language Program placements.

Summer 2014
International Perspective & Language Program reports will available on-line in early to mid-fall 2014.

  • Arabic Language Course, Spanish Institute in Casablanca and teaching French and English, Ecole Montessori Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco and Volunteer, Transparency International, and Private Arabic Lessons, Rabat, Morocco
  • Global Health Perspectives (BC Program) and Spanish Language Course, Golden Gate Language School, Quito, Ecuador
  • ABCHumboldt School, Intensive Spanish Language Course and,volunteering at Barcelona Centre Medic, Barcelona, Spain
  • German Language & Culture Program, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria AND University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • International Volunteer HQ, Community Center and Daycare Volunteer And Spanish Language Classes, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Hogar Bethel Orphanage, Cordoba, Villa Allende, Argentina
  • Spanish Language/Cultural Classes & Volunteer Opportunity, Academia Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Volunteer Partnership West Africa And Twi Language Courses, Accra, Ghana
  • Research in the field of Chinese and East Asian Security, Sino-US Relations and Military Transformation in the Asia Pacific Region, S. Rajaratnam Graduate School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • IES Abroad Program, Spanish Language Classes, Heredia, Costa Rica And Intern, Live the Osa, LLC, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
  • Study of Asante Twi Language And Research & photography Project - “Ghana Strong:  Portraits of Unrealized Ability” And Education and Intervention Project for children with disabilities in rural areas, Accra, Ghana
  • French Language Class, Community College of Rhode Island And Participation in French cultural activities, Alliance Francaise And On-line French Language Course, Mango Languages, Providence, Rhode Island
  • American Institute for Foreign Study, French Language Classes, University of Paris IV – La Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Hogar Bethel Orphanage, Cordoba, Villa Allende, Argentina
  • Hub Bog & Apps.co, Bogota, Columbia
  • Instituto Mexico Americano de Cultura, Spanish Language Classes, Guadalajara, Mexico

Summer 2013
International Perspective & Language Program reports are available on-line.-- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars. Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

Summer 2012
International Perspective & Language Program reports are available on-line.-- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars. Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

Summer 2011
International Perspective & Language Program reports are available on-line.-- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars. Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.