Education For Life: Connecting With The Global Community Through Study Abroad
"There was a day when access to a globally focused education was considered a luxury. Today, it's a necessity for our graduates if they are to remain competitive in the global marketplace." Dr. Elizabeth J. Stroble, President, Webster University
Education should always be more than classrooms and textbooks. We live in a global community, and there are few events that can influence a person more than the experience of studying and traveling abroad.
Studying abroad means becoming part of the community in which you are living. You will be more than simply a tourist. Part of developing your independence means learning to handle simple daily tasks that you take for granted at home: using a pay phone, negotiating the public transit system, posting a letter, shopping for groceries, and doing the laundry. All of these tasks and more must be re-learned when you enter a new culture.
Study Abroad Programs and Locations
AIFS provides study abroad programs in 18 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain. AIFS also offers Multi-Country tours in the summer.
Programs are offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Not all programs are offered every semester. Some are only during the academic year and others are offered only in the summer. The majority of the courses are taught in English, but there is ample opportunity for language study. A few the programs require that students take language courses on site or that they be proficient in the language. Internships are available at several of the locations.
From studying Arabic in Jordan or Morocco to media, design, and social communications in Brazil, students pursue their passion and interests in a culture and landscape that capture the imagination and the true essence of the place. CIEE offers programs in over forty locations worldwide.
The Center for Cross-Cultural Study is an educational organization dedicated to promoting in-depth understanding of Spanish-speaking countries for our students, through specifically designed academically rigorous university-level study abroad and cultural travel programs. CCCS has academic university-level programs in Seville and Alicante, Spain and in Cordoba, Argentina.
Tiffin University’s program at Oxford is offered through an arrangement with the Oxford Study Abroad Programme. This program is offered both fall and spring semesters as well as summer. While fall and spring are for full-time attendance, the summer term is usually part-time. The term consists of 12-13 weeks in 14 tutorials (usually regarded as the equivalent of 14 US semester credits) taught by members of the faculty of Oxford University. Each tutorial has one tutor and one or two students.
Students live in double room housing with one or more British or other non-American student residents and may take most of their meals in their Oxford college dining hall at low cost.
Webster University in St. Louis provides study abroad opportunities in several locations. Programs are located in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Thailand. They also provide opportunities in Japan and China.