Fulbright Fellow Darriel McBride '17 studied abroad in Samoa. Students in the Spring '17 Shakespeare course visit the Tower of London.
International study has become a defining aspect of the academic culture in the School of Liberal Arts. Cross-cultural inquiry and global awareness not only are central to the disciplinary focus of the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures and the Global Studies minor, but also to other majors. The Political Science Department, for example, offers students opportunities to intern with the Hansard Programme in London and to participate in the Student World Affairs Conference held in the Hudson River Valley. Several departments regularly offer short-term study abroad programs (see below).
SLA students' high level of participation in semester-long or short-term abroad programs changes the conversation both within and beyond the classroom. Students have enjoyed substantial successes in their ability to earn Fulbright Fellowships and other prestigious grants to facilitate their international study.
Recent Short-Term Abroad Programs in the Liberal Arts
Marist in the Dominican Republic: Spanish & Technology
Associate Professor of Spanish Kevin Gaugler and Associate Professor of Information Systems Carolyn Matheus are the co-directors of this attachment program, which has been offered for 4 consecutive years. The three-week summer program enables students to develop their proficiency in Spanish or in Information Technology/Systems while providing crucial support to schools in the Dominican Republic.
Shakespeare in London: Studying the Bard of Stratford
One of the most popular and longstanding Liberal Arts Spring attachment programs, this course involves a two-week trip to London and Stratford to explore Shakespeare's plays the best possible way--in performance at the Globe and other venues.