Stephens students have multiple alternatives for their international experience. They can choose between study abroad (academic credit), internships (may or may not be for academic credit) or volunteer work. Stephens strongly supports an overseas experience for all students.
Stephens College has established relationships with several providers/universities and nonprofit organizations which are listed below. They offer quality instruction/ volunteer opportunities and provide a variation of assistance for students overseas.
There are many other options for study abroad (academic courses) through a wide variety of sources. In some cases, a students may elect to enroll directly with other entities for study abroad (entities not found on the list below). It is important that the student and parent(s) understand that enrollment with a different provider could create issues when transferring credits and might impact the availability of financial aid. Students are allowed to use financial aid if they are enrolled in an accredited institution full time. It is important that the student discuss alternative programming with the Coordinator of Study Abroad before making a decision.
While overseas, students will have 24/7 assistance, health insurance is included and visa assistance is available.
Arcadia University- The College of Global Studies
Arcadia’s College of Global Studies offers over 100 programs in 15 countries. Academic programming is varied and is offered by semester, full year or over the summer. In addition, they offer Internships and service learning options.
Institute for Study Aboard (IFSA), Butler University
IFSA-Butler currently operates academic programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They also offer internships and service learning.
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
ISA provides students opportunities to study and participate in experiential learning opportunities in thirteen countries worldwide, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Morocco, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Australia, India, New Zealand and Korea. They also offer internships, service learning and month-long language immersion (Spanish).
Study Abroad Italy (SAI) Programs
SAI has been dedicated to providing students with an exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad while offering a wide variety of study areas: from business, communications, art history to environmental studies; studio arts to political science, public relations and more. The SAI program model offers excellent liberal arts schools along with the top schools for art and design in each location. Schools are located in Florence, Milan, Rome, Sorrento, Siena, London, Paris and Barcelona. SAI is known for its extensive design programs offerings in apparel studies, fashion communications, fashion design and product development, fashion marketing and management and graphic design. Studies are also available for event and convention, special events planning and digital filmmaking.
Students will enroll directly with these institutions. Assistance is provided on a limited basis and students will be required to purchase international health insurance. In addition, they will be responsible for acquiring their visa. More responsibility falls on the student when enrolling with these entities. These programs are best for students who have experience in overseas travel.
Accademia Italiana (AI)
Accademia Italiana (AI) is a small university founded in 1984, in Florence, Italy. Approximately 40% of the student body is Italian, 20% is American and the remaining 40% are from across the world. Class ratio is approximately 1 instructor to 6 students. All classes are taught in English. Accademia offers coursework in: History, Italian, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design and Italian Literature. AI does host and annual International Fashion and Design Exhibition each spring. Students who elect to attend AI will be responsible for procuring their own Visa. It is recommended that Stephens students who select AI should have overseas travel experience.
Ewha Womans University
Ewha Womans University, situated in Seoul, Korea, is a university of 20,000 women where Stephens students have an opportunity to study for full academic credit. Students may attend this university for a semester, year or summer program. Beginning classes are taught in the Korean language; however, all other classes offered to Stephens students are taught in English.
National University of Ireland, Galway
Established in 1845, NUI Galway has an established reputation across several disciplines such as Arts & Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science. They have created internationally renowned programming in Irish Studies, Film and Digital Media, Human Rights, Web Technology, Environmental and Marine Science.
Performing Arts Abroad
Looking for an international music, dance, theater, or film experience? Performing Arts Abroad offers academic programs, internships, and volunteer opportunities all over the world. Study, teach, discover, inspire, and be inspired.
Regent's University of London
Set in the heart of beautiful Regents Park, London, Regents College offers students an array of classes in business and management, film, media and performance, fashion and design, psychology and psychotherapy, with the city used as a central element of the classroom experience.
Theatre Academy of London (TAL)
Is a theatre-training program which enables students to study in London with some of London's leading theatre artists and earn academic credit. TAL offers a uniquely wide range of conservatory-style courses; from Acting to Playwriting: from Stage Combat to Directing; from Movement to Shakespeare. It also offers analytical courses in Theatre History and Criticism which make full use of the London setting to explore the history and development of drama. TAL is fully accredited by Florida State University and students may apply for a single semester, full year or summer programming.
University of Missouri Columbia (MU) Faculty-Led Programs
Stephens students have access to attend some MU faculty-led programs during summer and intersession. To find available programs, search “MU International Center” and “faculty-led” in search engine. Students enrolling with UMC will be billed directly by UMC. Out-of-state students will pay a fee for out of state tuition. Students will need to enroll with the University of Missouri and in some cases may have to pay out of state tuition.
If enrolling for an overseas experience with the UMC Trulaske College of Business, please review the checklist and procedures for applying provided below.
These providers offer 24/7 assistance to the student
Kaya gives you the opportunity to volunteer abroad, learn a language abroad, gain valuable work experience overseas or become TEFL qualified. Volunteer in Central and South America, Africa or Asia- Pacific on a wide range of sustainable projects. We have projects that suit both skilled and unskilled volunteers and we cater for many different types of people. You can get involved in environmental and conservation research, building projects, teaching and education, wildlife conservation, community development, child care and sports coaching. Check out our excellent medical and health placements, for those with experience or studying medicine or a related health science.
Outreach360 offers volunteer opportunities in Dominican Republic and Nicaragua in the following areas: Sports, Art, Music, Drama and English education.
Traveler’s Worldwide offers volunteer/internships opportunities and language immersion programs all over the world.
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