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Residents Abroad Via Engaged Learning
This innovative program encourages juniors
and seniors to live on-campus in learning communities, meet regularly to study
a variety of topics together in partnership with two staff/faculty
co-facilitators, and travel together to the international destination of their
Students who participate in this program will
gain valuable leadership experience, intercultural competence, and meaningful
relationships with students, faculty, and staff outside of the traditional
classroom setting. The yearlong
live on campus experience and the yearlong group meeting structure are major
components of the T.R.A.V.E.L. program that differentiate it from other Learning Abroad experiences.
Students are encouraged to find peers who are
interested in living together and participating in this program. Student groups
are also welcome to propose ideas for trips, topics of study, and intentional
Scott Conrad ’16, Computer Science Major,
Germany 2015 & Spain/Portugal 2016
“Throughout my yearlong experience, I was able to develop leadership
skills to further my professional competencies and highlight these experiences
to obtain a full time job. During my time abroad, intrinsically valuable
experiences just happened, things that I grew from, just from living day to day
in a foreign country.”
Leigh Tischler ’17, English Major, Australia
2015 & Spain/Portugal 2016
“Committing to an entire year seems daunting—or at least it did to me. I
was pleasantly surprised to find that instead of being overwhelming, the time
frame added a whole new level of meaning to my trip. The time we actually spent
abroad was like a celebration of our commitment to a shared goal. The things I
learned, the places I saw, and the people I met have given me the passion,
desire, and tools to affect positive change in matters of sustainability.”
together with your group on campus. (8-14 students in each group)
regularly throughout the academic year prior to the trip to
explore and discuss a variety of topics, including the history and culture
of the destination and other topics of interest to the group. The group will
also focus on personal and group development during these meetings.
must have a 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average, and be in good
standing with the University.
must agree to a scheduled payment plan that will include fundraising
senior students living on campus will be eligible for $1,000 towards the cost
of their trip, and will be placed in desirable campus housing.
are expected to do a presentation or share their experience upon their
T.R.A.V.E.L. program trip locations have
Visit our Facebook page to learn more about past trips and upcoming events and experiences!
Current students, if you are interested in learning more about or applying to the T.R.A.V.E.L. Program, visit the T.R.A.V.E.L. Page on EngageU or explore the T.R.A.V.E.L. Page on the Gannon portal!