Whether it’s the rural outposts of Nepal or the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, Stonehill students are encouraged to see the world as their classroom. Our study abroad and international internship programs provide students with challenging and exciting international experiences.
Stonehill is ranked among the best in the nation for sending students on semester-long abroad programs. Our programs focus on developing you as a global citizen and helping you meet both your academic and personal goals. A student’s international experience is attractive to potential employers who seek applicants with global perspective and an understanding other cultures.
Four Reasons to Go Abroad
- You’ll gain a global perspective through experience
- You’ll engage your personal interests
- You’ll enhance your resume
- You’ll still graduate on time
Study abroad is such a big part of a Stonehill education because we recognize that the understanding of other cultures not only enables you to better comprehend and provide leadership to an increasingly interdependent and complex global society, but also allows you to achieve a deeper level of self-reliance and personal understanding.
In fact, nearly 40 percent of the Class of 2012 spent at least one semester abroad studying or interning.
We’ll Help You Plan
Our Office of International Programs works closely with each student to make sure their program choice reflects their academic and personal goals. Guidance is given to students from the first stages of the application process to the final pre-departure meeting.
We’ve also developed a number of reentry programs that inspire 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.
The cost of an international program is roughly equivalent to a semester-in-residence at Stonehill. Generally, all financial aid is applicable to your semester abroad.
Opportunities Available Worldwide
Students can choose from more than 200 affiliate programs in nearly 50 countries.
Best of all, we have direct-enrollment options with the following top European institutions:
- The National University of Ireland, Galway
- Royal Holloway, England
- University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Umbra Institute, Italy
- Granada Institute for International Studies, Spain
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, fee-free process. We’ll also help you plan a study abroad experience with a non-affiliate program, but this approach requires some extra facilitation for which we assess a study abroad fee.
Many Stonehill students choose to spend a semester abroad in their junior year, expanding their horizons in a variety of ways. Students can choose to spend a year abroad at the same institution or combine a semester in one location with one in another location. Additionally students can combine a semester studying with a semester interning in Dublin, London, Madrid or Paris. A semester abroad is a requirement for International Business and Foreign Language majors.
Where in the World…
Stonehill students have studied in interesting and dynamic locations all over the world, including:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- South Africa