Five Loyola University Chicago students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Congratulations to Beatrice Alleyne, Gustavo Arreguin-Mendoza, Kathleen Meradith, Kellen Nelson-Mann, and Tarrajna Walsh!
We are proud to announce that Loyola University Chicago’s Office for International Programs has received the 2014 GoAbroad Award for Innovation in Marketing/Social media for “Vietnam Center Street Eats,” a pop-up food cart installation that encourages students and staff to see, hear, and taste a bit of Vietnam. In addition to this, we are honored that our Malta/Rome Human Rights and Social Justice Faculty Led January Term Program was recognized as an award finalist for Innovative New Program. For more information, please visit the GoAbroad Innovation Awards page at http://www.goabroad.com/awards/innovation-awards-2014/.
We are excited to announce that Nerdwallet.com has named Loyola University Chicago's Vietnam Center the "Most Enriching" study abroad program in Southeast Asia! What are you waiting for? Apply now for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 term and get ready for your most exciting semester yet!
All semester-long programs through SIT offer either an Independent Study Project or a Community Service Project and have been approved for Core: Engaged Learning credit. These course are now listed in the Study Abroad Course Approval Database http://webapps.luc.edu/studyabroad/index.cfm#searchdatabase . SIT has programs all throughout the world in a variety of fields that focus on critical global issues such as global health; development, urban studies and entrepreneurship; natural resource management, biodiversity and environmental policy. Visit their site to learn more http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/8453.cfm
Loyola student Grace Swanson conducted research on the plight of Syrian refugee women in Jordan during the spring 2013 as part of the SIT Modernization and Social Change program. Through the help of her program, she interviewed refugees, representatives from UNHCR and other aid organizations, and was able to visit the densely-populated Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border. Swanson’s research establishes the challenges women face with regards to safety, finances, and social adjustments, while also examining the effects of patriarchy on women in conflict. Grace is a senior, International Studies major and Dance minor.
OIP is now offering $2,500 scholarships to students who have applied and been accepted to one of Loyola's J-Term or Summer Programs in Aix-en-Provence, France; Belize (J-Term only), Chile, Cordoba, Spain; China Green, Greece, Malta, Oxford, Trinidad & Tobago, and Tunisia.
Applicants must show demonstrated financial need as determined by the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with preference going to those students who are currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant. Visit our Scholarship page for more information.
OIP has developed FOUR new short term study abroad programs! Enroll in one of these J-Term or summer programs and earn 3 credit hours while studying in Greece, Malta/Rome, Oxford, or Trinidad & Tobago. Visit our Summer and J-Term page for more program information.
The Vietnam Center will be offering 10 scholarships of $5,000 each every semester starting with the spring 2013 term. The program provides students with the opportunity to experience and learn about the social, cultural, political and economic dynamics shaping contemporary Vietnam.