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​International Experience

It is critical for Global Studies students to deepen their understanding of cultural and global issues by participating in an international immersion experience.  Majors are thus required to  study abroad for a semester or full-academic year with an approved program through the Center for International Studies.  Because of our commitment to engaged learning, an internship, service-learning course, and/or community-based action research project is an integral component of each of the more than 125 approved Global Studies Recognized Study Abroad Programs located in 45 countries around the world.  Some students may apply to fulfill this requirement over the summer at an approved study abroad program or petition to attend an alternative program that meets the Global Studies study abroad requirements.

Global Service Learning Trips

Travel, experience, reflection, and academic inquiry form the foundation of global service-learning experiences at Providence College. In a process that deepens learning and enhances either January or Alternative Break travel experience, students analyze and reflect upon travel and community engagement in a related course throughout the spring term. This experience serves as a central “text” of the course which students analyze and reflect upon their with their classmates, both while on the trip and back on campus through  class discussions, assignments and in sharing their experience. Read more about Global Service Learning Trips here.

Study Abroad Blogs

As a way to reflect on international experiences, students are encouraged to maintain a blog while studying abroad. Click on the links below to read about the experiences of students currently studying abroad, as well as those who have recently returned.

Study Abroad Photos

View a slideshow of photos taken by our students during their international experiences! Photos taken in Bolivia, China, Czech Republic, Peru, Thailand, South Africa, and Morocco.

Check out where Global Studies majors have studied abroad! 

As of Summer 2013, Global Studies majors have studied abroad (or are currently studying) in 42 different cities around the world. Click on the blue pins to explore the cities and see which academic programs have been used.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Global Studies majors are studying abroad in Argentina, Boliva, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, India, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, China and Australia! Click on the green pins to check out which programs are currently hosting our students around the world.

  
View Global Studies Study Abroad in a larger map.

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