Office of Undergraduate International Programs
Endicott students take advantage of their January break by experiencing new culture abroad!
During the January break, 52 students are participating in short term study abroad programs in Madrid, Spain; Cape Town, South Africa; and Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
Culture and Language in Madrid. Led by Professor Gilby and Professor Diehl, twenty Endicott students have the opportunity to visit famous museums such as the Prado, the Reina Sofia Museum and the surrounding historic cities of Toledo, Segovia, and El Escorial. You can follow the everyday happenings of our Endicott in Madrid program on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/304085259612389/
Language and Community Service in Costa Rica. During the Fall 2011 semester, students engaged in class discuss about Costa Rican culture, politics and society. The on-campus course culminated in a 3-week Spanish language immersion and community service program. Students indicated that they are greatly influenced by the powerful experience of living with host families and community service in a culture that is so different from their own. This trip is led by Professor Chris Tripler and Professor Emily Smith.
Alternative Break in Cape Town, South Africa. In collaboration with the Community Service Office, this student-initiated project is the first international Alternative Break offered by Endicott. These students, who are mostly nursing majors, dedicated much of their time during the Fall 2011 semester raising money so they could participate in volunteer activities around Cape Town, including the Friends of Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Our students, supported by Endicott faculty members, Dr. Kilty and Dr. Roberts, dedicated much of their time to entertaining and raising the spirits of children who are ill. You can follow the group in words and photos on their blog: http://ecsouthafrica.wordpress.com/ .