Join us for a special opportunity to gather with fellow JFRC alumni and hear from JFRC Dean of Faculty, Dr. Susana Cavallo, who is retiring this year. She will share her memories, guiding principles, and unique perspective in leading the JFRC to where it is today. Dr. Cavallo will also talk about the important initiatives she will see through to completion, as she supports the transition to the next academic director of the JFRC, Dr. Alexander (Sander) Evers. Come enjoy a prosecco tasting, catch up with fellow JFRC alumni, and hear from the one and only Dr. Susana Cavallo.
The January Term and Spring Break trips to Belize has some exciting program developments to announce to the campus community. The application for both programs has been extended to October 31st and there are now multiple program scholarships available. To learn more about the programs, please visit the Belize web page or contact the Office for International Programs. Also, for more details on scholarship opportunities, please visit the study abroad scholarships page.
Interested in studying abroad Spring 2015 semester? There’s still time! Many of the LUC program application deadlines have been extended to October 31st. For more information, visit the Deadlines page.
Five Loyola University Chicago students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Congratulations to Beatrice Alleyne, Gustavo Arreguin-Mendoza, Kathleen Meradith, Kellen Nelson-Mann, and Tarrajna Walsh!
We are proud to announce that Loyola University Chicago’s Office for International Programs has received the 2014 GoAbroad Award for Innovation in Marketing/Social media for “Vietnam Center Street Eats,” a pop-up food cart installation that encourages students and staff to see, hear, and taste a bit of Vietnam. In addition to this, we are honored that our Malta/Rome Human Rights and Social Justice Faculty Led January Term Program was recognized as an award finalist for Innovative New Program. For more information, please visit the GoAbroad Innovation Awards page at http://www.goabroad.com/awards/innovation-awards-2014/.
We are excited to announce that Nerdwallet.com has named Loyola University Chicago's Vietnam Center the "Most Enriching" study abroad program in Southeast Asia! What are you waiting for? Apply now for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 term and get ready for your most exciting semester yet!
All semester-long programs through SIT offer either an Independent Study Project or a Community Service Project and have been approved for Core: Engaged Learning credit. These course are now listed in the Study Abroad Course Approval Database http://webapps.luc.edu/studyabroad/index.cfm#searchdatabase . SIT has programs all throughout the world in a variety of fields that focus on critical global issues such as global health; development, urban studies and entrepreneurship; natural resource management, biodiversity and environmental policy. Visit their site to learn more http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/8453.cfm
Loyola student Grace Swanson conducted research on the plight of Syrian refugee women in Jordan during the spring 2013 as part of the SIT Modernization and Social Change program. Through the help of her program, she interviewed refugees, representatives from UNHCR and other aid organizations, and was able to visit the densely-populated Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border. Swanson’s research establishes the challenges women face with regards to safety, finances, and social adjustments, while also examining the effects of patriarchy on women in conflict. Grace is a senior, International Studies major and Dance minor.