AJCU at NAFSA 2016


AJCU International Education Conference Networking Reception and Meeting at NAFSA

Networking Reception on Monday, May 30

Our annual reception at NAFSA will be held on Monday, May 30 from 6 PM to 9 PM, at Tamayo, 1400 Larimer St. Located less than a half mile away from the Convention Center and within walking distance, Tamayo features carefully crafted bold Mexican flavors rooted in tradition yet adventuring into contemporary tastes, similar to acclaimed Chef/Owner Richard Sandoval’s Maya Restaurant in New York City.  Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a taco bar on the beautiful rooftop terrace in the heart of Downtown Denver on historic Larimer Street.  The cost is $95 per person.

Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 31

The annual meeting, on Tuesday, May 31 from 9 AM to 12 PM, will be held on the campus of Regis University.  You will need to take Uber or a taxi to the meeting.  The cost is $20 per person.

Details will be sent closer to the meeting.

To register for the event, click here.

Fairfield University in Dar es Salaam Tanzania

UNIVERSITY: Fairfield University
PROGRAM_NAME: Fairfield University in Dar es Salaam Tanzania
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION: From the snows of Kilimanjaro, the great plains of the Serengeti, and the sandy beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania is endowed with a spectacular natu­ral beauty. Slightly larger than the state of Texas, the country features a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures that stretch back hundreds of years and encompass dozens of different ethnic groups, religions, and historical traditions. The city of Dar es Salaam, the largest in Tanzania, is a teeming, coastal metropolis with a humid climate tempered by steady sea breezes. The nearest airport, Julius K. Nyerere International Airport (IATA Code: DAR), is serviced by several European, African, and Asian airlines. Continue reading

Fairfield University in Brisbane Australia

UNIVERSITY: Fairfield University

PROGRAM_NAME: Fairfield University in Brisbane Australia

LOCATION: Brisbane, Australia

PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION: Brisbane is the capital of the Sunshine State of Queensland and, with 1.1 million people, is Australia’s third largest city. Lying at the heart of the most diverse and popular vacation region in Australia, Brisbane has a subtropical climate with average highs of 70 degrees in winter and 85 in summer. The city’s imposing skyline rises above the Brisbane River, and its streets offer all the excitement of a modern cosmopolitan center: museums, cafes, shopping, and nightlife. While the city boasts ultra-modern high-rises, it has also preserved the charm of its 19th century architectural legacy. Brisbane is not only a vacation destination, it is a thriving commercial and cultural center. The city has so much to offer: beaches, river walks, gardens and wildlife parks with the country’s larg­est population of koalas. Excellent public transportation makes popular recreational destinations easily accessible. Moreton Bay, nearby islands and surf beaches are all within a few minutes. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts are easily reached, too. West of the city, you can explore rain forests, national parks, bush lands, and vast lakes.

PROGRAM__HIGHLIGHTS: ACADEMICS Australian Catholic University (ACU) provides a low faculty-to-student ratio, unlike most large public Australian universities. You will be part of a friendly, small campus where you’ll have access to excellent student support services. Though founded as a Catholic college, ACU is a public university open to all, providing quality education. The Brisbane cam­pus, located in the suburb of Banyo, is 50 minutes from the city center and easily reached by public transportation. The campus has quality teaching facilities and state-of-the-art computer labs. Students will be awarded Fairfield credit and grades for work com­pleted at ACU. Grades will be reported on your transcript and will be computed into your Fairfield GPA. You can take a full load of three courses plus an internship while at ACU, and will earn 16 Fairfield University credits. Or, if you wish, you may take a fourth course instead of the internship and still earn 16 Fairfield University credits. Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

INTERNSHIP OPTION Internships are available to all students. This opportunity provides hands-on work experience and an immersion into the Australian workplace. Sample placements have included: Nudgee Beach Environmental Center, the MS Society of Queensland, Wesley Hospital, Golf Management News, Basketball Queensland, as well as law, financial planning, and marketing firms. Once your placement has been assigned, you will work in collaboration with the internship coordinator, a faculty sponsor, and a workplace supervisor to ensure a meaningful, quality internship.

16 Fairfield University undergraduate credits and grades
Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency coverage
Pick up at airport nearest campus
Living accommodations in shared apartments with cooking facilities
Orientation program
Access to all student services and facilities
Study skills assistance/tutoring
Internship option
Access to Fairfield University library resources online
Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical evacuation insurance

TYPE: Direct Enrollment



ELIGIBILITY: Sophomore Standing, 2.8 GPA


HOUSING: Apartments

COST: please contact your study abroad office

DEADLINE: October 1 (Spring), March 15 (Fall)

WHERE_TO_APPLY: https://fairfield.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10007&Type=O

LEAD_CONTACT: fcongin@fairfield.edu

WEBSITE: https://fairfield.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10007&Type=O

Fairfield University in Campos, Brazil

UNIVERSITY: Fairfield University

PROGRAM_NAME: Fairfield University in Campos, Brazil

LOCATION: Campos dos Goyatacazes, Brazil

PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION: WHY BRAZIL? Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world both in area and population and has the 7th largest world economy. It has a rich heritage derived from the Portuguese culture but also strongly influenced by African, Indigenous Amerindians, and non-Portuguese European cultures especially German and Italian. Brazil represents a unique culture within the context of its South American neighbors, which is reflected by its own language, Brazilian Portuguese. Campos dos Goytacazes, the third largest city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, is located about 3 hours northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Campos, as it is commonly called, is one of the most important commercial cities in the State of Rio de Janerio. Sugar cane is a major product of the region and the deep-water fields of the Campos basin form the largest Brazilian oil reserves. Thus, Campos’ nickname, “The Capital of Sugar and Oil” is justly earned. The beautiful tropical climate provides year round outdoor living and with the Brazilian Atlantic ocean beaches only thirty minutes away it is a perfect location to study and experience the Brazilian culture.

PROGRAM__HIGHLIGHTS: ACADEMIC OVERVIEW Students take courses at the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF). Located in Campos, UENF was founded in 1993 and established as an innovative model formed around interdisciplinary laboratories and research centers. The Brazilian Ministry of Education listed UENF as one of the most highly ranked universities for its quality of programs, faculty, and student population. UENF classes are taught by highly qualified faculty, most holding the highest degree in their field, with strong research interests and credentials. Currently, UENF has 4,000 students. UENF’s focus on interdisciplinary science education includes 13 graduate programs and 17 undergraduate programs housed within four schools. Three of its four centers of academic excellence focus on various scientific disciplines while the fourth is centered on humanities and social science research. This semester-long program begins with an intensive immersion into the culture and environment of the Atlantic rainfore
st coast of Rio de Janiero state. With its development in agriculture, business, energy, and exports, the landscape is changing rapidly. After spending four weeks developing a level of comprehension of both written and conversational Portuguese, students will dive into their self-chosen
suite of courses that are intended to immerse them in the issues both positive and negative of the rapidly changing Atlantic coast ecosystem surrounding UENF. A wide range of classes from the UENF curriculum have been chosen to allow students to self design a challenging but incredibly rich experience under the tropical sun! Students will earn Fairfield University credit and grades, which will be reported on a Fairfield University transcript. Student may take up to 18 undergraduate credits.

– Five to six undergraduate courses at UENF -15-18 credits
– Intensive Portuguese language pre-course (starts four weeks before regularly scheduled classes)
– On-site student support with 24-hour emergency coverage
– Transportation to and from Rio airport
– Living accommodations in shared rooms with cooking facilities or host family accommodations
– Orientation program including excursions
– Social and Cultural Activities
– Brazilian Student Language Partner
– Volunteer Opportunities
– Health Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical evacuation insurance

TYPE: Direct Enrollment



ELIGIBILITY: Sophomore Standing, 2.8 GPA, 2 years of previous study in Spanish, French or Italian

CREDITS: 15-17

HOUSING: Apartments, Homestays

COST: Please ask your study abroad office

DEADLINE: October 1 (Spring), March 15 (Fall)

WHERE_TO_APPLY: https://fairfield.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10083&Type=O

LEAD_CONTACT: fcongin@fairfield.edu

WEBSITE: https://fairfield.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10083&Type=O

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Loyola University Maryland Center at Newcastle University

UNIVERSITY: Loyola University Maryland

PROGRAM NAME: Loyola University Maryland Center at Newcastle University

LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne, England

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Loyola University Maryland and Newcastle University have expanded their long standing partnership in the establishment of the Loyola University Maryland Center at Newcastle University. Loyola established a relationship with Newcastle University in the mid1990s. Loyola will be offering students from American universities across the US the opportunity to study abroad through The Center beginning spring 2014, allowing American undergraduate students the chance study in the British town, Newcastle upon Tyne. Because students will be studying through Loyola University Maryland, they will receive a Loyola transcript with American credits and grades, making the credits easily transferable to other American universities. This is a fully packaged program that includes Loyola tuition and fees, housing, airfare, and many other program benefits. Newcastle has world-renowned Science/Biomedical Schools as well as excellent Business and Humanities schools. There are about 20,000 students at Newcastle University with an international population of approximately 5,000 students. This program works best for Science majors but is open to students in all degree programs.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: This Loyola Center at Newcastle provides many program benefits. Students have the opportunity to study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, or a full year. The program includes Loyola tuition and fees for 15 credits for 1 semester and 30 credits for the full year, accommodation, 1 round trip airfare ticket per semester, a full time on-site director, multiple day and overnight trips throughout the UK, 1 weekend trip in Europe for fall semester students only, 1 week long trip in Europe for spring and full year students, celebrations for holidays and other special occasions, and various program sponsored meals. Students are able to take courses both inside and outside of their major.

TYPE: Partially Integrated into a University

DATES: Full year: Mid September-Mid June Fall Semester: Mid September to Mid December Spring Semester: Mid January to mid June


ELIGIBILITY: Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75, No serious disciplinary record, Must be enrolled in a 4 year credited American university, Must be at a junior standing during time abroad, Prepare a 500 word essay explaining why you would like to participate in the program, Provide current official transcript from your home university, Obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member

CREDITS: Full Year: 30 US Credits One Semester: 15 US Credits

HOUSING: Students will stay in university self-catered accommodation. Students will live in a 6 bedroom flat which includes their own private bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and common area.

COST: Please contact Loyola University Maryland’s Office of International Program’s for current costs.

DEADLINE: Spring 2014: October 1, 2013, Fall 2014: April 1, 2014

WHERE TO APPLY: www.loyola.edu/newcastle

LEAD CONTACT: Kaileigh Jolliffe
Newcastle Center Coordinator
email: krjolliffe@loyola.edu
phone: 410-617-5740

WEBSITE: www.loyola.edu/newcastle

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Fordham London Liberal Arts Program

UNIVERSITY: Fordham University

PROGRAM NAME: Fordham London Liberal Arts Program


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Fordham’s London Centre in Kensington Square is the site of an exciting and innovative fall semester study abroad program. Offered to sophomores, juniors, or seniors, the program allows participants to engage in research while experiencing diverse academic settings.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Fordham’s London Centre London as Classroom program focuses on one 4–credit core course, a 2–credit research module that will require independent work related to but not limited by the course content, and three further courses which will be chosen from the offerings of the Fordham London Centre and direct enrollment in one of five local universities: Queen Mary, University of London; Heythrop College, University of London; City University; University of Westminster; Roehampton University.

The program includes study tours that will enhance the students’ classroom experience. Excursions are planned to Winchester (cathedral, great hall), Stonehenge, Canterbury (cathedral, river tour), Bath (the Roman baths), and Glastonbury (the legendary Avalon). We will also schedule a group visit to a play at the Globe Theatre and a manuscript workshop at the British Library for those who are interested. These activities are subject to change; we will make an effort to incorporate current events (plays, exhibitions) as well as the interests of the student group.

TYPE: Hybrid

DATES: Late August to Mid-December


ELIGIBILITY: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors; GPA of 3.0

CREDITS: 15-18

HOUSING: Shared flat with others in program

COST: Please contact your study abroad office for current costs.

DEADLINE: Please see website for current deadlines

WHERE_TO_APPLY: Please contact lalondon@fordham.edu or isap@fordham.edu


WEBSITE: www.fordham.edu/liberalartslondon

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Casa Argentina – Loyola Marymount University

PROGRAM NAME: Casa Argentina
PROGRAM LOCATION: Córdoba, Argentina

LMU’s signature program in Latin America is located in Córdoba, Argentina.  The first LMU study abroad program directly reflecting the Jesuit values and our institutional mission, “Casa Argentina” engages the Ignatian ideal of “well-educated solidarity” on all levels from the types of courses offered to the ways in which students are housed and engage with one another and with host country citizens.  In LMU’s “Casa Argentina” program, you will spend a semester immersing yourself in the complex social, political, historical reality of Argentina, learning to accompany those living on the margins, and challenging yourself to grow and develop as a person for others.

Originally designed by Santa Clara University, “Casa” programs are rooted in four “pillars”: Accompaniment, Academics, Community and Spirituality.  LMU’s Casa program offers a rare and transformative opportunity for students to experience praxis, community living, critical analysis and reflection, and spiritual formation in the dynamic city of Córdoba, Argentina.

All majors are eligible to participate. The program offers several upper-division core curriculum and major courses (e.g. Theology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, etc.). Credits/units are recorded on LMU transcripts. While there is no minimum language requirement for this program and the language of instruction is English, participating students will need to have a basic level of conversational Spanish in order to participate in praxis community life.  Spanish language abilities will greatly aid in the immersion aspects of this program and as part of the required course load students will take Spanish language courses at the appropriate level.
A significant aspect of your Casa experience will include a field placement or “praxis site”.  In the praxis site, you will be placed within a small community where you will accompany and develop unique relationships with the local Argentine people.  Through this immersive learning environment, you will become more aware of and sensitive to the realities of those who are struggling to end social injustices. Your praxis site will be one of the most important aspects of your study abroad experience.

LMU’s Casa Argentina also collaborates with the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, which is the oldest private university in Argentina.  Founded in 1956 by the Jesuit Order, the traditions of educational excellence and service to others guide all UCC programs.  As a critical partner with LMU Casa Argentina, students will take coursework from both LMU and UCC faculty.  Additionally, UCC has over 9,000 students with whom Casa Argentina students can engage and learn.

Through the communal nature of the program, students will build strong connections with each other, the LMU and UCC faculty, and the local community of their praxis sites.  Included in the program fee is one group retreat within Argentina.

TYPE OF PROGRAM: Partially integrated at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba


Fall:  August – December
Spring:  January – May


ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: At least sophomore standing, 3.0 GPA (or the Program Directors’ approval)

CREDITS: 13-17 semester units

HOUSING TYPE: Another key element of this program is communal, simple living. Students will be housed in safe, but simple communal situations with one another. The housing costs are included in Program Fee.

PROGRAM FEE: Please contact your study abroad office for program cost.

FEE INCLUDES: Tuition, housing, partial meals (two meals per day typically), some transportation and a program-related retreat.

APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE AT: see contact information below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see website.

LEAD CONTACT : Ajaya Jonas

EMAIL: ajaya.jonas@lmu.edu

WEBSITE: http://academics.lmu.edu/studyabroad/


SJU Summer Program in China

TBC Spring 2011

UNIVERSITY: Saint Joseph’s University

PROGRAM_NAME: SJU Summer Program in China

LOCATION: Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin and Hong Kong

PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION: Saint Joseph’s University Center for International Programs welcomes consortium member students to join its 2013 Summer Program in China June 5–July 4, 2013. Students may select from among the following courses taught by SJU faculty: HIS 358: Contemporary History, taught by Dr. James H. Carter; MKT 331: International Marketing, taught by Dr. Feng Shen; and REL 355: Immortals, Ancestors, Ghosts and Gods: Super Humans in Chinese Religion, taught by Dr. Susan Andrews. All students are charged a program fee (airfare, hotels, some meals, entry to sites, emergency medical insurance…) and summer tuition, per class. The application deadline is February 1, 2013 however, our summer programs often fill up well before the February deadline. CIP accepts applications and deposits on a first-come, first-served basis. For course descriptions, application details, and estimated program fee, kindly contact Mary Anne Kucserik at CIP at 610-660-3477 or at mkucseri@sju.edu

PROGRAM__HIGHLIGHTS: The SJU Summer Program is taught and led by its own SJU faculty and is accompanied by a coordinator throughout the 4 week immersion. The itinerary begins in Beijing to historic sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Summer Palace and much more! From Beijing, the group continues on to Nanjing University for class (taught by SJU faculty) and additional visits to Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin/Yangshou and Hong Kong, before returning to the US.

TYPE: Island Program

DATES: June 5–July 4, 2013


ELIGIBILITY: There are no pre-requisites for HIS 358 or REL 355. MKT 331 has a pre-requisite of MKT 101: Principles of Marketing

CREDITS: 3 per class

HOUSING: hotels

COST: Please contact Mary Anne Kucserik at the CIP office at mkucseri@sju.edu

DEADLINE: February 1, 2013

WHERE_TO_APPLY: Please contact Mary Anne Kucserik at the CIP office at mkucseri@sju.edu for materials


Mary Anne Kucserik

EMAIL: mkucseri@sju.edu

PHONE: 610-660-3477

WEBSITE: http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/cip/studyabroad/events.html


Fordham in Granada

PROGRAM NAME: Fordham in Granada

Fordham in Granada provides an exceptional opportunity for students to learn Spanish language and culture in context. Students are required to take five courses, one of which, SPAN 3520: Spain in Context, is taught by Resident Director, Dr. Rafael Lamas. The other four, depending on academic interest and language qualifications, will be taken at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas or in one of the many “facultads” at the Universidad de Granada. Continue reading

Marquette University en Madrid

SpainPROGRAM NAME: Marquette University en Madrid

The Marquette en Madrid program is one of the nation’s oldest study abroad programs in Madrid. Active since 1965, our program offers a wealth of experience. A total immersion program, Marquette en Madrid is ideal for students desiring to increase their Spanish linguistic aptitude while simultaneously learning about the culture as they engage in:

Courses at Reunidas and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The Reunidas consortium, a group of U.S. universities affiliated with the Universidad Complutense, offer courses for U.S. study abroad students taught in Spanish by Spanish faculty on the Universidad Complutense de Madrid campus. The courses are tailored to meet the typical requirements of a U.S. student’s curriculum. Students are also strongly encouraged to directly enroll in a course or two from the regular Complutense curriculum with Spanish students.

Homestays. Accommodations are arranged for students in Spanish homes throughout Madrid. Students can practice their Spanish skills and gain firsthand experience in Spanish culture.

Excursions throughout Spain. Students gain experience by exploring the streets and sites of some of Spain’s oldest cities through four program-sponsored trips each semester.

Service learning. Students have the opportunity to learn through action with a service learning placement during the fall or academic year by enrolling in the course “Social Change in Current Spain”. Students are connected with a local organization in the community. All students are encouraged to pursue community service. Placement support is offered by the on-site resident director.

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