If you stand on the sandy beach of the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay you can dream about the eerie statues that stand guard across the river in La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. If you stand on the scraggly coastal cliffs of Ireland and look out over the Irish Sea you can dream about red, rambling, double-decker buses that meander through London. If you stand on the emerald green coast of Taiwan and gaze past the South China Sea, you can dream about long ago travels on the Silk Road that led to Quanzhou. That is what the Queens Study Abroad program helps students achieve: their dreams.
This spring, 15 Queens students are spending the semester studying in 13 different countries.
Ellen McGuire - Queens University of Belfast, Ireland
Caitlin Crawford - Regents American College of London, Great Britain
Rachel Kolodski - Regents American College of London, Great Britain
Dan Merino - ESSCA, France
Christina Cosby - Åbo Akademi - ÅboCampus, Finland
Kristen Ford - Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Sarah Johnson - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Meredith Keely - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Gabrielle Keleher - Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, Spain
Rebecca Kelley - American University of Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Eric Moore - Providence Univeristy, Taiwan
Adam Raby - Linnaeus University - Växjö Campus, Sweden
Erika Rasile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Courtney Walker - Unversidad Católica Del Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Jasmine White - Ewha Women's University, Korea
Thanks to the breadth of Queens' international program, students can study such things as theater in London or computer animated design in Korea. In addition, business majors and almost any liberal arts major can find a school that fits their needs.
Other study abroad opportunities include two-to-three week international study tours (available to all rising seniors as part of their tuition) and more specialized programs related to environmental studies, teaching, and business. Over 90% of Queens students study abroad at some point in their academic career.
International Student Advisor Sidra Freeman says, "For six months they get to live as other students do." They learn new languages, cultures, and customs. They also get to reflect on their own culture and customs.