Last updateFri, 19 Jun 2020 7pm


Study Abroad Fair

Students International ProgramsThe annual Study Abroad Fair, which informs students of global University-sponsored educational programs, was held on the Rebecca Stafford Student Center Patio on Wednesday, Sept. 18. 

Monmouth currently offers five semester-long programs, that were all represented at the event:  London, England at Regent’s University London; Sydney, Australia at Macquarie University; and/or Florence, Italy (offered in fall only) at Lorenzo de Medici; at the Study Abroad Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina; or with the European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

Students are required to take six credits during the semester programs and can fulfill a six-credit GU/CD requirement in the Cádiz, Spain program and the Experiential Education Requirement during both summer programs.

International Studies Abroad (ISA), the global learning-service company that Monmouth partners with for their study abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was also offering internships abroad. Chris Pennebaker, Associate Director of Internships, said, “We’re highlighting two different options this year: Buenos Aires and internships abroad for students in any career field.” 

Pennebaker explained that the study abroad program can be done during the fall or spring semesters, whereas the internship is a year-round eight week program. “The internship is unique because college credit can be earned through Monmouth,” Pennebaker said. 

Aside from ISA, the Lorenzo de’ Medici Italian International Institute provides students with a unique opportunity to study at three of its campuses in Florence, Rome and Tuscania in a single semester. 

Sojourney Gray, a Global Education Mentor who studied at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in the fall of 2018, explained her experience.

 “Being immersed in a different culture gave me an entirely new perspective on the world,” Gray said.

“Going to school in Florence, Italy through Monmouth’s program meant I had the same quality of education that I would at Monmouth, but I had opportunities to see and experience things that I wouldn’t in America. The program definitely emphasized humanities but that’s part of the experience,” Gray added. 

Shabbir Khan, a junior computer science student who attended the fair, said, “It was fascinating to learn about the diverse options that Monmouth has to offer. I hope to be able to take advantage of them in the near future.” 

Students of any year can partake in the study abroad experience.

However, the Global Education Office suggests that student’s start planning for study abroad as first-year students to ensure the necessary courses are available to them.

PHOTO TAKEN by Megan Ruggles

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