Active Learning Opportunities

Short-Term Study Abroad

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Italy
AUR summer programs offer you an opportunity which combines stimulating and challenging academics with unforgettable social and cultural experiences both on campus and in the enchanting city of Rome.  Enjoy the city’s attractions and activities as a part of the community and at the same time, you may earn credits toward you degree.  Live in local apartments in a traditional Italian quarter and benefit from the student support services offered by AUR, including field trips throughout Italy, and access to the amazing “L’Estate Romana” a series of entertaining events that happen every summer.

Costa Rica
¡PURA VIDA!  As any smiling local will tell you, Pura Vida is what life is all about in Costa Rica, a country so refreshingly at peace that it constitutionally abolished its military in 1949. You’ll discover its intoxicatingly upbeat spirit courses fast and full through the breadth of “Tico” culture on a comprehensive coast-to-coast adventure. Expect to get your hands (and feet, and clothes) dirty as you board canal boats, kayaks, rafts and ziplines to get an up-close look at everchanging landscapes and unparalleled animal and plant life. Bring sturdy shoes and a healthy sense of adventure, because discovering all that Costa Rica has to offer means getting out of the bus and venturing head-on into the unknown.  By the time you reach Guanacaste, don’t be surprised if you’re the one smiling, and ready to share Pura Vida with the uninitiated back home.  For more information about this opportunity click HERE.

The Assisi Experience: May 12-22, 2014 (Spring Semester)
The Assisi Experience that provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the University's Franciscan heritage by journeying to the sites of the Franciscan origins in Italy: Assisi, San Damiano, LaVerna, Grecchio, Vatican City, and Rome.  Students earn three hours of academic credit for an experience that includes an 8-week preparoty class, independent research, collaborative work with other students, and a 10-day trip to Assisi and Rome.

The London Experience: Cultures in Comparison: Jan. 2-22, 2014 (Fall Semester)
The London Experience provides students the opportunity to explore the relationship between the U.S and Great Britain starting with its roots in colonization through the modern era.  We will pay close attention to cultural difference between the two countries, their origins and impact.  Finally the course will culminate in a trip to London to explore firsthand the nation that “birthed” the United States.  While in London we will visit a number of sites including: Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and much more!

 

Semester Study Abroad

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Quincy University has several partnerships that allow students to take advantage of a number of sememster study abroad opportunities.  For more information, visit the partner sites below...

College Consortium for International Studies
Through our membership in this consortium, QU students may enroll directly at Quincy University and participate in 48 different academic programs in 29 countries.  Students may study in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America.  QU students have studied in Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, England, Costa Rica, Germany, and Canada.  Click HERE to visit the CCIS website.

Loyola University Rome Center
The University maintains a longstanding relationship with the Loyola University Rome Center enabling students to study in Rome for a semester or a year. Students must be accepted and register through the Loyola Rome Center and transfer the credit back to the University upon their return.  Click HERE to visit the Loyola University Rome Center website.

Regent's University London, England
As a result of an affiliation agreement with Regent’s University London, England, several Quincy University students study in London each year. Students enroll directly at Quincy University and complete their coursework at Regent’s University in central London.  Click HERE to visit the Regent's University London website.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for study abroad?
Study abroad expenses range from $2,500-$6,000 depending upon the opportunity.  There are many ways to reduce and manage your expenses.  Quincy University students can apply for a Pierson Study Abroad Scholarship scholarship available beginning Fall 2014.  Students can also participate in fund-raising activities throughout the year specific to their program of study, and discuss options and strategies with a financial aid counselor.

What guidelines are required?
In conducting international study programs, Quincy University makes every effort to provide a quality academic experience and protect the welfare and safety of participants.  Students must maintain good academic standing and exhibit courteous and responsible behavior both in their residence and on group excursions.  Participants are expected to respect the host culture and obey local rules and laws.

What are the eligibility requirements?
All applicants will be reviewed by the International Studies Committee.  In order to qualify for study abroad, a student must...

  1. Be 18 or older
  2. Have completed at least one semester at QU with a 2.0 or higher
  3. Be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing

Medical Issues:
Students are required to have adequate health, accident, disability, and hospitalization insurance during participation in the program and at the program site.  On rare occasions, an emergency may develop which requires the administration of medical care, hospitalization, or surgery.  Therefore, in case of injury or illness, students will sign an agreement authorizing Quincy University and its authorized representative(s), to secure any necessary treatments.

Travel Issues:
Opportunities for extracurricular travel are plentiful, and the University does not wish to discourage participants from taking advantage of them.  The University, however, is not liable for student extracurricular travel during, prior to, or following the course of the international study period.
If a participant becomes detached from the group, fails to meet a departure bus or train, or becomes sick or injured during a sponsored excursion, he/she accepts all responsibility to seek out, contact, and reach the group at its next available destination.

Deposit Agreement:
At the time of enrollment, student accounts will be charged for the entire cost of the trip including a $500 non-refundable deposit.  Students must cancel prior to 90 days before the scheduled trip to receive a partial refund.  If a student cancels less than 60 days before the scheduled trip, they will not receive a refund. 

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