While many CSB/SJU students choose to go abroad for a semester or for a short-term, there are other types of international experiences as well. You may discover that your personal, professional and academic goals are pushing you towards a different type of international experience.
While many of the CSB/SJU semester programs involve experiential opportunities as a part of their program, CSB/SJU also offers great short-term volunteer and service programs abroad through Short Term Programs or Campus Ministry. For a listing of this year's programs consult the short-term website page under non-credit international programs.
For more resources on searching for independent international volunteer opportunities, please refer here.
You may be able to seek international work abroad in lieu of the traditional credit-bearing study abroad options. A work experience can also be a powerful addition to your study abroad program.
Though the Center for Global Education and CSB/SJU does not currently offer a specific portfolio of stand alone work abroad programs, there are ways to independently seek these opportunities. You may consider consulting with your major or minor departments.
The listings on International Career Opportunities can be a good starting point. Career Services, in particular the Going Global site, also have great resources.
Competitive fellowship programs are a way to further your professional and academic careers. A wide range of programs can help you finance your undergraduate and/or graduate education, provide opportunities for networking and open doors to new worlds of possibility.
Although many students are initially attracted by the monetary value of some awards, the real significance of these programs is the way they can propel your career to new levels. By participating in a fellowship program, you have a chance to discern your interests and ambitions as well as to develop transferable skills that can help you succeed on the job market or when applying to professional or graduate schools.
There are programs for many different interests and many which offer international components. The key to success is to identify ways to match you ambitions, background and goals with the available programs at the right time. Visit the Competitive Fellowships and Awards Office to get started! The application deadlines are strict and oftentimes earlier than you would imagine. So begin today!