Global Learning

Global Learning

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Change your perspective. Learn a language. Travel. When you study abroad, you gain the cross-cultural awareness you need to become an ethical leader and a global citizen. From semester and summer study abroad programs to spring break immersions, there's an abroad experience that will work for you in BCLA. 

  • Semester Study Abroad

    There are over 50 study abroad programs all over the globe, and many fit into liberal arts major curricula. Some include:

    • Casa Bayanihan, Philippines
    • Casa de la Mateada, Argentina
    • Semester in London: Study & Internship Program
    • South Africa Service Learning Program

    Visit the Study Abroad Office to learn more about semester study abroad programs that work with BCLA majors.

  • Summer Study Abroad

    Can’t fit an entire semester into your schedule? Summer programs provide shorter abroad experiences for credit, like:

    For details and more summer program options, visit the Study Abroad Office.

  • Global Immersion Classes

    Every spring, BCLA offers semester-long classes that take a trip abroad during spring break. Need-based financial assistance is available to support travel costs. Some recent courses have included:

    • AFAM 3998: Global Blackness
      Trip to: Nairobi, Kenya
    • APAM 3998: TransPacific Japan
      Trip to: Tokyo, Sendai, and Nagasaki, Japan
    • CHIN 3605/CHIN 3606: Advanced Chinese
      Trip to: Beijing and Xi'an, China
    • HIST 3910: Museums and Society
      Trip to: Berlin, Germany
    • HIST 4273/JWST 4998: Nazi Germany
      Trip to: Berlin, Germany
    • LBST 4900: Education and Global Issues (Section 01 only)
      Trip to: San Jose, Orotina, Tárcoles, Monteverde, and Santa Elena, Costa Rica
    • SOCL 3240/POLS 3998: Sociology of Aging
      Trip to: Montevideo and Colonia, Uruguay
    • THST 3262: Visioning the Troubles: Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland
      Trip to: Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland

    See all BCLA Global Immersion Courses.

  • Financial Aid

    LMU and BCLA offer financial support for students who wish to study abroad.

    • Semester Abroad
      Institutional aid via Financial Aid is available for some semester study abroad programs. Study Abroad Financial Assistance Grants support students who study abroad. The award is based on financial need and a project proposal.
    • Semester Abroad in London
      Each semester, the Institute for Leadership Studies chooses one political science student to join the prestigious Hansard Fellowship Program in London, which includes a semester of study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, coupled with an internship in the British House of Commons. This competitive program covers the cost of studying abroad, is only open to political science and international relations majors.
    • Summer Abroad in Asia
      The Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award funds summer study abroad in Asia for history majors/minors, Asian and Pacific Studies majors/minors, and liberal studies majors with a history focus. Learn more viaLMU Study Abroador ask the History Department for application details.
    • Summer Abroad in Catholic Studies or Jewish Studies
      Student Enrichment Funds in Catholic Studies and Jewish Studies can provide funding to Catholic Studies or Jewish Studies minors who participate in a thematically relevant abroad experience. Ask the program directors for Jewish Studies or Catholic Studies for details on qualifying programs.
    • Global Immersion Courses
      Need-based aid is available to fund travel costs for BCLA global immersion courses each semester. In 2017, BCLA provided at least partial support to all qualified applicants, over $100,000 in aid total.
Breanne Schneider ’19
Majoring in International Relations

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2016 Global Immersion Trip in Northern Ireland. This photo is on the BCLA Experience Engaged Learning page
Global Immersion Courses

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