Go Where Knowledge Lives
We know there’s more to life and learning than what exists within the walls of our campus. That’s why we encourage our students to seize every opportunity to go out and find knowledge at its source. As a result, nearly 40 percent of Stonehill students study abroad — four times the national average. And other students choose to travel to gain work experience in the international marketplace.
The real-world opportunities built into our curriculum provide you with skills, experiences and networking opportunities that will serve you well — in your career, in your community and in life.
Study Abroad By the Numbers: Class of 2016
Study Abroad: Part of Our Culture
We emphasize these high impact experiential learning experiences because they facilitate intercultural dialogue and expand international awareness. They also challenge students to take authorship of their personal and intellectual growth within a global context. Our guided programming supports students before, during, and after an abroad experience, empowering each student to become an agent of social change and inspiring them to mindfully contribute and provide leadership within an increasingly interdependent and complex multinational society.
Last year, 211 students studied in 28 countries, from Argentina to Thailand. Our connections with direct-affiliate programs at overseas universities make international study simple, and the cost of an international program is roughly equivalent to a semester in residence at Stonehill.
Passport to New Perspectives in Over 45 Countries
Stonehill students can choose from study abroad programs in over 45 countries. Here are just some of the many examples of countries and institutions where our students travel to learn.
|Recent Study Abroad Destinations|
|Chiang Mai University||Thailand|
|Dubrovnik International University||Croatia|
|*Granada Institute of International Studies||Spain|
|University of Sydney||Australia|
|John Cabot University||Italy|
|*National University of Ireland, Galway||Ireland|
|University of Salamanca||Spain|
|Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|University of Heidelberg||Germany|
|University of Oxford||England|
|Universite Paris - Sorbonne||France|
|Victoria University of Wellington||New Zealand|
Our connections with direct-affiliate programs at overseas universities make international study simple. Because much of what you’ll need to do to apply has already been established, we’re able to offer a simple application process. We offer direct-affiliate options with the following top institutions:
- The National University of Ireland, Galway
- Royal Holloway, University of London, England
- Umbra Institute, Italy
- Granada Institute for International Studies, Spain
Global Learning Opportunities
Stonehill’s International Internship Program also lets students gain firsthand knowledge of their chosen field even as they explore a new country and culture. One-semester internships in a variety of majors and fields are available at organizations in Dublin, London, Madrid and Paris. Since this unique program’s launch, nearly 1,000 Stonehill students have benefited from the cultural and career experience it offers.
Recent International Internships
|Allied Irish Bank||Finance|
|Grant Thornton, Ireland||Accounting|
|Our Lady's Children's Hospital||Healthcare Administration|
|Dublin City Hall||Political Science|
|House of Commons — Parliament||Political Science|
|Tiffany & Co.||International Business|
|Tower of London||Communication|
|Glamour magazine||International Business|
|Hespen & Suárez||Marketing|
|Saint-Gobain Manufacturing||International Studies|
|Secours Populaire Francais de Paris||Healthcare Administration|
Exploring a subject through research can often go hand in hand with exploring a new city or country. At Stonehill we offer access to competitive summer research programs in universities and labs across the globe, from the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass Amherst to the Judith P. Sulzberger Internship Program at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. By collaborating with seasoned research teams, students gain practical knowledge, valuable hands-on experience and access to some of the world’s most accomplished scientists.
Global Certificate Program
G.R.A.S.P. (Global Reflections Abroad Shape Potential) is a certificate program that adds a layer of learning to students’ study or internship abroad experiences. Through a for-credit, three-part course, inquisitive students can ensure that their time studying and traveling internationally is one of self-reflection, cultural immersion and community. In addition to providing a Certificate of Global Citizenship, the program shows students how to connect their new knowledge and skills with their goals. For more information about the G.R.A.S.P. program, click here.
We’ll Help You Pack Your Bags
Our Office of International Programs works closely with each student to make sure their international program helps meet their academic and personal goals. Guidance is given to students from the first stages of the exploration process to departure.
We’ve also developed a number of reentry programs that encourage students to reflect on their experience while making a successful transition back to Stonehill. Our Peer Advisor Program allows returning students to serve as a resource for other students planning an international experience.