This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!
From the University of La Verne website, 2023: “University of La Verne students may study on six continents for a semester or a year. Through La Verne-affiliated programs, students’ options include traditional places like England, France, and Japan, or unique spots like Jordan, Ghana, and India. To study abroad for a semester, a year, or in January, a student must be at least a sophomore and possess a GPA of 2.75 or above. Foreign language proficiency is required in some countries, but study in many countries is in English. Included in the cost of study abroad are room and tuition, as well as orientation sessions and local and regional visits to historical and cultural sites. Most programs also include meals. Programs have a director on site to provide support. Courses taken through a La Verne-affiliated program are transferable for major, minor, and/or elective classes.
“La Verne also offers short term study tours abroad during a week or two in November, January Interterm, Spring Break, and the Summer Break. Study tours abroad are taught by University of La Verne faculty as integral parts of selected courses described in the course schedule. Detailed information about study tours can be obtained from the faculty teaching them.
“’I had a blast down under! The program offered a unique internship that allowed me to work with a local government and explore my interests in environmental management. There were many opportunities to travel through Western Australia and parts of Southeast Asia. Although this program is science based, there are different study abroad programs to this location that cater to all sorts of different majors.’---Amanda Parra
“Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE):
CIEE offers many programs on six continents with different opportunities and requirements, often multiple programs in the same country and city. During the pandemic the offerings change from semester to semester, so please consult ciee.org for the latest information.
“Accès Study Abroad:
This French language program in Strasbourg, France provides home stays and small class settings in the borderland of France and Germany.
“Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP):
Although this program allows students to study in Oxford, England, it is not a study abroad through Oxford University.
“Semester at Sea (SAS):
Students primarily study at sea by traveling to a number of ports on an itinerary that is different in the fall and spring semesters. Students must pay a tuition surcharge to participate in the Semester at Sea.
University of La Verne faculty offer study tours abroad of a week or more during January Interterm, Spring Break, and Summer. They teach part of the class on the La Verne, California Campus and part of it while in the featured country. Detailed information about study tours can be obtained from the faculty teaching them.”
University of La Verne is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):