10 Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) with Study Abroad Programs

Study abroad is a great opportunity for college students to experience learning in a foreign country.  It is seen by many as a significant way in which to prepare students to be productive and globally competitive.  This week’s Monday Morning MSI Lineup highlights 10 study abroad programs found at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

Cal State San Marcos1.) California State University, San Marcos International Programs (IP)

As a CSU San Marcos student you have an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a system-wide study abroad program operated by the Office of International Programs (IP). IP participants earn resident academic credit at CSU San Marcos while they pursue full-time study at a host university or study center abroad. IP serves the needs of students by offering over 100 academic majors at over 60 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries. All IP programs are a full academic year in length.

american samoa2.) American Samoa College (SIT) Study Program

The SIT program encourages students to explore processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and independent research. Students consider the impact of new and different values on Pacific Islander communities and social structures in light of development and globalization pressures.  They also acquire diverse perspectives on social change and transition in the Pacific context, learning from other Pacific Islanders.

sac city3.) Sacramento Community College

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium enables Sacramento Community College to teach their academic program abroad, using their faculty, curriculum and style. The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Partnership works closely with the institution to coordinate support arrangements.

uc riverside4.) University of California Riverside (UCEAP)

The UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is the University of California’s premier Education Abroad Program. For nearly 50 years, UCEAP has offered high quality study abroad experiences tailored to meet the needs and interests of the UC students. The 300 study abroad programs offered through the UCEAP provide a variety of study abroad destinations. Through the UCEAP 4,500-plus UC students travel to 38 countries each year to experience academics, cultural enhancement and personal growth.

usc5.) University of Southern California (Dornsife)

The Study Abroad Office advises on global education programs in hundreds of countries around the world. Last year 1,250 USC students studied, interned, worked or volunteered in 49 different countries. Students from academic backgrounds across campus take part in programs for the semester, academic year and summer.

hilo6.) University of Hawaii at Hilo (CGEE)

The first priority and fundamental mission of the Center for Global Education and Exchange (CGEE) is to develop all aspects of the collegiate experience to assure that students are successful as future leaders in the larger world. This critical mission is advanced by expanding the global reach of UH Hilo by advocating for all students, engaging faculty, and enriching the campus community by enhancing international education programs. By providing quality study abroad and student exchange choices, the center fosters the development of the students’ global perspective.

umass boston7.) University of Massachusetts at Boston, Global Advantage Internship Program (GAIP)

Each year, the Global Advantage Internship Program (GAIP) through the Office of Global Programs places students in selected internships at leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; media outlets; advocacy and community agencies; and businesses in the United States and throughout the world. The common denominator is that they have an international focus. Through funding from UMass Boston alumnae and friends, the Global Advantage Internship Program offers internship funding to both senior-level undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at UMass Boston.

umcp8.) University of Maryland, College Park, Education Abroad (EA) Programs

The UM College Park EA programs are designed to promote cross-cultural competence, disciplinary scholarship and foreign language acquisition. It inspires and informs students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive

stevens9.) Stevens Institute of Technology

The core Stevens curriculum provides up to six credits that can be applied to international experiences that meet program outcomes in addition to traditional course transfer credits from study abroad. Thus, a student has a far stronger prospect of being able to complete a study abroad period without increasing time toward a degree. This coupled with a strong new focus on international programs encourages students to participate in study and work abroad.

fullerton10.) Fullerton College

The Study Abroad Program at Fullerton College provides students and the community with the opportunity to study in a foreign location that promotes a global perspective for effective living and working in an international environment. It offers both short-term and long-term educational programs. At the conclusion of the Study Abroad Program, students are able to recognize the values of a foreign culture and compare these values to those learned in the United States, to apply an understanding of the broader global community to plan and execute personal and/or professional goals, and to synthesize the Study Abroad pedagogy of course/community content as a learning resource.

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