Information for Students Who Have Completed a Study Abroad Program
Congratulations on the completion of your study-abroad experience! First and foremost, the Office for International Programs would like to welcome you back to Loyola after your time abroad. We realize that there are a series of questions and concerns that are unique to returned students, and the information provided below is an attempt to address these areas. We realize that your mind has been stretched to new dimensions by all that you have learned abroad and that you have much to offer the Loyola community. It is our intention to help facilitate your transition back to life in Chicago at Loyola and also to request your involvement in international activities on campus, if you are so inclined.
Check out this handbook that provides information to students who have returned from their study abroad experience. Find information on academics, including transfer credit and course approvals as well as tips on how to internationalize your future academic and professional career. This guidebook also provides helpful information about additional International Opportunities as well as Re-Entry Cultural Adjustment. Returning Student Handbook 2013-2014
If you would like to share with the Loyola community something about what you experienced while abroad, or if you’d simply like to reflect on what you learned during your time overseas, the Office for International Programs would like to hear from you. Please email your testimonial to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loyola students complete research projects abroad every year. Some of the most popular research focused opportunities are through SIT and the Ricci Scholars program. Conducting research abroad is a unique way to investigate a particular field of interest more in-depth by being in a cross-cultural setting while collecting data and observing the context in which it was recorded. Completing such projects gives students a competitive edge upon graduation by enhancing resumes with valuable hands-on learning and training. Here are some research projects from past students.
During her semester abroad in Jordan with SIT, Loyola student Grace Swanson conducted research on the plight of Syrian refugee women. 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. Read Grace's project abstract Grace Swanson - Abstract or full independent study project Grace Swanson - Project.