Study Abroad (for a semester or a year)
Where to Study
For a list of where past and present majors have studied and a summary of the courses that they took abroad, check this searchable database. Note that this is not a definitive list of what is possible and should serve only as a useful guide and planning resource. The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives Study Abroad website is also an excellent resource for programs, application procedures, deadlines, financial aid, and more. Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) are readily available to qualified students.
- Balkans: Post-Conflict Transformation in Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia
Students explore and experience aspects of Balkan society ranging from women’s movements to peacebuilding through lectures and seminars in the dynamic Croatian capital of Zagreb and field excursions to Slovenia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Cuernavaca, Mexico: Social Justice, Gender and the Environment in Latin America
Explore socioeconomic and political issues focusing on the impact of the conquest and globalization on the lives of women and men from varying economic classes and ethnic groups in Mexico and Central America. A semester abroad program of the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College.
- Mali, West Africa: Gender, Health, and Development
Students will learn about the link between women’s roles, family health, and improvement in development indicators. By showcasing the interconnectedness of these issues, the program provides students with an appreciation of the complexities involved in approaching health as an international development issue. (Prerequisites: Three recent semesters of college-level French or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in French, as assessed by SIT.)
- The Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Based in Amsterdam, students explore the intersections of Dutch and international perspectives. Students select one Sexuality and Gender Seminar program module from choices including Critical Theory, Tolerance and Sexual Health Education, or Filmmaking with a Sexuality and Gender Lens. Each student also chooses a Field Study practicum with a Dutch or international organization. Prerequisite: Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in sexuality, gender, and/or identity studies as assessed by SIT.
For a list of where past and present Gender Studies majors have studied and a summary of the courses that they took abroad, check this searchable database. Note that this is not a definitive list of what is possible and should serve only as a useful guide and planning resource.
Please read the credit transfer page on the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives' web site for general information about study abroad credit transfer.
Summer Internships & Research Abroad
A summer internship or research project abroad is a good way for students to apply and develop their skills and explore possible career paths while engaging with cultures and perspectives outside the United States.
Be sure to visit the Career Development Center's page on internships for helpful, up-to-date information on internships.
Funding is available through the Lynk Universal Application Form (UAF). For more details about internship opportunities and funding, please contact Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential learning at the McCulloch Center.
Students interested in exploring possibilities for learning abroad are encouraged to contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. April Stroud is the primary advisor for study abroad, and Kirk Lange can offer guidance on internships or research abroad. Students should also consult with their advisor about how they can best connect and integrate learning abroad with their work in the major.