Event highlights, articles and other noteworthy recent events


Tony Jensen - past Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, past intern in Bosnia & Herzegovina

I have been interested in living and working abroad since high school. As I studied at CSBSJU and became more and more serious about an international career, I began to look for an experience that would test me and help me realize whether or not I was prepared for a future away from the United States. Peace Corps offered a good opportunity for me to do this by getting me to get out of my comfort zone and immersing me in a culture that is in many ways significantly different from my own. When I looked at my options during the fall of my senior year of college, I felt Peace Corps was a good fit. See more...

An out of this world job - Nicole Kessler notes studying abroad as valuable experience

It's easy to detect Nicole Kessler's love for NASA. After all, she had a front-row seat to some pretty out of this world stuff.

The 2008 College of Saint Benedict graduate worked as a flight controller at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, monitoring the International Space Station (ISS). She got to see the vault where moon rocks are kept from the six Apollo missions to the moon, hear legendary flight director Gene Kranz speak and see a demonstration of the new lunar rover. See more...

 South African nursing students and faculty members visit CSB and SJU

This is the fifth year the South African students have visited CSB and SJU for a short-term program, the delegation consists of six people from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, which visited CSB and SJU for a two-week period ending Sunday, Jan. 27. Students said this was an exceptional experience and a wonderful opportunity for them to see what is happening internationally. See more...


Learning Beyond Borders

Avilasha Ghosh, final year sociology student from St Xaiver's College in India, visited CSB/SJU last year. When interviewed by the local media when she went back to India, Avilasha said: "After the one month trip to CSB/SJU, I have made up my mind to pursue my masters degree in the US. I like their teaching method...". See more...



  Bridget Gohmann, Xai Vang and Aaron Stolte conducted research focused on three separate conservation and re-vegetation projects around the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in a summer research initiative with Southwest University in Beibei. The students worked in conjunction with graduate ecology and botany students of Li Changxiao, professor at Southwest University. See more... 



Intern in Bosnia/Herzegovina learns a smile speaks volumes

Jenna Franklin spent eight weeks as a nurse intern in Bosnia/Herzegovina, and not knowing the language, she found that hugs and smiles could speak volumes. The Bosnia/Herzegovina internship dealt with the historical and cultural aspects of the country following the 1992-1995 war, Franklin said. "I've lived so comfortably and safe in Oregon until I was 9, and in Utah, and I wanted to experience how other people live in another part of the world." See more...

 

CSB/SJU wins the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have received the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Internationalization at CSB and SJU has achieved great success. CSB and SJU internationalization initiatives are focused in three areas: developing a globally competent faculty, a curriculum which is embedded with intercultural and global content and students who graduate prepared for life in an interconnected and globally competitive world. See more...