Thiel College Study Abroad Brochure
Brochure with information about study abroad opportunities at Thiel College
Study Abroad Programs Study Abroad GLOBAL REACH. h S ou t a K o re The world is your classroom. Thiel College helps qualified students spend up to two semesters at a foreign university and to apply credit from study abroad toward a Thiel degree. Any such program, including courses taken for Thiel credit, must be pre-authorized by the appropriate department or the dean of the College. Credits and grades earned will be transferred to Thiel. Foreign grading and credit systems will be converted into Thiel credits and grades. No credits will be granted without grades. Grades of C minus or higher will be accepted for transfer credit. Interested students should consult the study abroad coordinator as early as possible, preferably a year ahead of travel. Students should work with their adviser to arrange course schedules so as to integrate the courses taken abroad into their college and major requirements. LOCAL ROOTS. I was blessed to have this opportunity to broaden my horizons and to learn more about myself and the world. —KAYLA OHLIN ’13, STUDIED IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA IN FALL 2012 I learned so much that it’s hard to put in words. In simple terms, it opened my eyes. —BROOKLYN ISHMAN ’15, PARTICIPATED IN A FACULTY-LED TRIP TO NICARAGUA IN SUMMER 2012 ‘‘ ‘‘ ‘‘ ‘‘ For more information, contact Dr. Matt Morgan, Study Abroad Coordinator 75 College Ave., Greenville, PA 16125 724-589-2030 firstname.lastname@example.org Explore, engage with and embrace the unknown. N gu a r a c i a Challenge your perspective, explore your passion and discover new horizons. The Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership develops global citizens by cultivating leadership and intercultural competency skills, instilling passion for life-long learning and civic engagement, and by mentoring students through community engagement experiences. Applicants submit a study proposal that details the relationship between their goals for their credit-worthy summer international experience of at least four weeks and one of the five Heinz Endowments programming areas—Arts & Culture, Children, Youth & Families, Economic Opportunity, Education and the Environment. Each year, three young women from each of 15 institutions are admitted into the VIH Program and receive a $5,000 scholarship in partial support of the cost of their international experience. TRAVELED TO NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA AND COMPLETED AN EIGHT-WEEK INTERNSHIP AT THE ANZAC RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN THE NEUROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT ra l t s u A ia —EMILY FRIEDRICH ’14, u I n d ia M ex ic o Korea. India. Spain. Mexico. Australia. Italy. Nicaragua. New Zealand. WHERE WILL YOU GO? LOCAL ROOTS. GLOBAL REACH. One of the most exciting and educational experiences at Thiel is the opportunity to study abroad. If the world is calling you to explore, we offer opportunities for you to learn, mature and develop self-confidence while immersing yourself in a foreign culture as part of our commitment to educational excellence and global awareness. You can afford to explore the world! Endowed scholarships can help defray the cost of study abroad. Contact the study abroad coordinator to explore how to finance your global adventure. EUGENE W. ’22 AND AGNES GROVE ’22 MILLER TRAVEL ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP DIANE (THIGPEN) FREDERICK ’81 MEMORIAL STUDY ABROAD AWARD DR. ELLA GRACE HUNTON AWARDS Spai n I t a ly SUMMER STUDY ABROAD COURSES These courses are taught or directly supervised by Thiel faculty members in a variety of foreign countries. The emphasis is on academic studies, field trips and foreign culture. Programs vary from year to year and generally run from one to four weeks. Students and faculty travel together as a group. Credits, tuition and financial aid are the same as for on-campus courses, but an extra fee is added to cover travel costs. A limited number of 50 percent tuition waivers, awarded on a competitive application basis, are available each summer. EXCHANGE & COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS EWHA, DUKSUNG AND DONGGUK Through cooperative arrangements with three colleges, each academic year, Thiel students have the opportunity to be immersed in Asian culture. Several programs are offered in English language instruction. (Special scholarships may be available.) UNIVERSIDAD DE ESPECIALIDADES ESPIRITU SANTO ed U n i t om d K i ng Thiel College and Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo (UEES), Quayaquil, Ecuador, offer the opportunity for students of all majors to be introduced to Hispanic culture. A wide variety of courses are taught in English, as well as Spanish, and the program is open to qualified sophomores or higher.