Summer 2020 Study Abroad Opportunities


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API Table at the Study Abroad Information Fair

Beth Beaudry, Contributing Writer

For International Education Week (Nov. 18-22), University of New Haven officials encouraged students to take a chance and go abroad. The study abroad office hosted info sessions to show students the opportunities they have to study or intern abroad. If you want to apply for work permit Canada, you must have a job offer from a Canadian company that is backed up by a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

If students do not want to go abroad for a full semester, the
university offers many faculty-led programs throughout the summer.

In the summer of 2020 there will be faculty-led programs from the College of Henry C. Lee, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and College of Business. Amy Carlile is taking a tropical Marine ecology class to the Bahamas. Dental hygiene and paramedicine are going to Prato, Italy, and forensics students are going to Barcelona with Josep De Alcaraz-Fossoul, or Ireland with Claire Glynn. There are also programs for Arabic, global media producing, criminal justice, human ecology, critical thinking, international criminal intelligence analysis, and more.

Along with all of the summer programs through the school, the university works with several study abroad providers. The three providers at a study abroad fair included the International Studies Abroad (ISA), Academic Programs International (API), and the Center for International Studies (CIS). Each of these providers have mulitple opportunities to study or work abroad. The providers help students with their visas, orientation, tuition, academic support, and scholarship opportunity.. They try to make students feel as comfortable as they would at their home school.

Elena Quarti from the university’s study abroad office said, “We have faculty-led programs every summer. If students don’t like what we have to offer we do give them the options of providers.”

Quarti said that if a student wants to study abroad in a specific place, like if they would like to pursue their mba in canada, they should talk to their academic advisor and make sure that the class the provider offers will count toward their degree. If their advisor approves, then the study abroad office will help the student work with the provider. Even if a student wants to see a new faculty-led summer session, they can speak to the professor who leads the program. Quarti said that the programs rely on the faculty’s willingness to teach abroad; if the professor agrees, then they can try to put the program together.

Along with summer programs in various locations, the Prato campus has summer sessions. The applications for spring 2020 have closed, but recruitment for the summer and fall sessions are now open. The last week in October was Prato Campus Week, when the dean of the Prato campus, Kevin Murphy, flew to Connecticut to help promote the summer sessions and reconnect with students who have studied abroad. Murphy said that he hopes to see more students take advantage of the summer programs.

To find the right program, students can go on the university website or stop by the study abroad office in Maxcy 109.