Canada/Mexico Semester Abroad
$5000 stipends available for students interested in migration studies and spending a semester abroad in one of our 4 partner universities. 2 spots remain. Application deadline extended to JuLY 30th.
You can apply for this study abroad program if you meet the following criterion:
- Must meet the admission criterion for exchange student for the host university
- May apply freshmen year, but must be a sophmore or upperclassmen during term abroad.
- Must be in good academic standing
- Must be willing to complete program application which will involve an essay, letters of support and interview
- Must have an interest in migration studies/issue
- Must meet the language requirement of the host school
- Must partcipate in case study reserach team
3 Step Application Process
1. Apply to Loyola School of Social Work by tbd
- Complete Application, Study Abroad Essay, and Study Abroad Check list forms
- Participate in an interview with Loyola progam coordinators
* Students will be notified of decisions within two weeks. If accepted, the following two steps need to be completed.
2. Complete Loyola's Office fro International Programs (OIP) Requirements
- Complete pre-departure forms, which can be retreived here.
- OIP pre-depature training session
- Complete the pre-departure course approval form, which can be retrieved here.
3. Apply to the host institution by tbd.
|Universidad de Guanajuato|
|Fees and Costs
* Students will receive a $5,000 stipend. The stipend will not affect your finiancial aid.
|Visa may be required dependent on destination country and legnth of stay.|
|$1,000 OIP study abroad fee (can be paid out of $5,000 stipend)|
|Mandatory international CISI health insurance. $30/month.
For additional information, click here.
|Tuition will be paid to your home institution. No tuition is due to the host institution. Students can use all of their state and federal finiancial aid and Loyola Scholarship money to cover their tuition.|
|Students are responsible for thieir flight, ground transportation, housing, and living expenses. The stipend can be used to defray the expenses as well as pay for language classes.|
|See partner University links (above) for information regarding housing and living expenses.|
The US Department of Education, International Foreign Languages and Education Service (IFLE) as the funding source for your North American grant in all related publications, websites, and press releases.
See www.ed.gov/FIPSE/ for more information.
The Loyola School of Social Work has received a grant from the federal Department of Education to support a trilateral North American student exchange program. The grant will fund eligible students with an interest in migration issues to study abroad for a semester at one of the four partner universities: Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City), Universidad de Guanajuato (Leon), York University (Toronto), and Concordia (Montreal), University. Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $5,000.
The number of international migrants is greater today than at any other time in history, with 214 million, or one in every 35 persons worldwide living outside their country of birth. While the phenomenon of migration is as old as mankind, international migration has grown exponentially in the last quarter century. More specifically, the world total of international migrants has more than doubled in just 25 years, with roughly 25 million added in just the first 5 years of the twenty-first century. Nowhere is the trend of international migration more marked that in North America. The School of Social Work is committed to preparing students to practice with immigrants and respond to growing population trends. Towards this end, we are offering students an opportunity to study abroad for one semester with some support.
For more information contact Dr. Maria Vidal de Haymes at firstname.lastname@example.org