“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends”. Maya Angelou
Whether your choose to study abroad for the international experience, internships, work and travel or simply for the excitement of it, the experience will expand your knowledge of international affairs, provide a deeper understanding of other cultures, and offer new perspectives on subject matter you've already covered in the classroom. Your career opportunities will be much greater due to your direct experience and developed skills necessary for success in an increasingly diverse and globally interdependent workforce.
Although Dickinson State does not currently have a formal Education Abroad program, the Center for Multicultural Affairs maintains a collection of Education Abroad materials and is prepared to assist you in making a choice on where and what to study.
Through faculty led programs, exchanges with international partner institutions, and affiliations with national Education Abroad organizations, we are sure you will be able to find the program which fits your needs best.
Affiliations or Recommendations
American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)
Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 15 countries, AIFS organizes cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, Since 1964, more than one million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.
AustraLearn provides college/university students with study abroad opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Students may participate in a semester or year abroad or earn an entire degree at one of more than 30 major universities. There are also opportunities to participate in a high quality internship in Australia or New Zealand or a January term or summer abroad program.
AsiaLearn provides college/university students with study abroad opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Students may participate in a semester, year or summer abroad program. All programs include invaluable support services throughout the experience and opportunities to enjoy exciting excursions throughout the semester. Students of all majors are welcome to apply, and no prior language skill is required. Some or all courses are taught in English at each university, and foreign language classes are strongly encouraged.
EuroLearn provides North American college and university students with unique opportunities for study and research abroad in Europe. EuroLearn offers comprehensive support services at a lower cost while assuring a successful study experience from beginning to end. Students of all majors are welcome to apply, and no prior language skills are required as some or all courses are taught in English. Enrollment in foreign language and/or local culture classes is strongly encouraged. EuroLearn is an educational program of GlobaLinks and a sister program of AustraLearn and AsiaLearn, a leader in the field of international education with a 19 year history sending over 20,000 students abroad to partner universities in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and varied destinations in Asia.
Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea gives you a taste of the entire globe as you travel more than 24,000 nautical miles to as many as 12 off-the-beaten-path international destinations ... or to a single fascinating world region for intensive exploration.The leader in shipboard study-abroad education, Semester at Sea sails three voyages per year for academic credit. Our vessel, the MV Explorer, is a passenger liner converted into a state-of-the-art seafaring campus.
Since 1963, more than 45,000 students from colleges and universities around the world have studied with Semester at Sea, traveling to non-traditional destinations in 60 countries. The Institute for Shipboard Education administers the program, and the University of Virginia, the second-ranked public institution in the U.S., is the academic sponsor. Students choose from more than 70 courses in a variety of disciplines. Faculties are internationalists who integrate course content with field practice. The program is open to anyone from any major and any college or university.
International Studies Abroad (ISA) http://www.studiesabroad.com/
International Studies Abroad is a study abroad provider with 16 destination countries that encompass 33 distinct and exciting cities. ISA has been providing quality study abroad programs for U.S. college students since 1987. Our study abroad program sites include a variety of cities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Jordan, México, Morocco, Peru, and Spain. We also provide study abroad programs for high school students through our sister company, Learning Programs International (LPI). Working closely with the host universities abroad, ISA and LPI provide students with a study abroad experience that is academically challenging and culturally rewarding.
Peace Corp http://www.peacecorps.gov/
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, nearly 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.