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Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, have also begun to emerge in Italy. At the same time, new ways of labeling students and new concerns about accountability and achievement are influencing educational policy and practice in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Earn up to 16 credits through a wide variety of courses when you study and intern in the “Eternal City” of Rome. You’ll receive international work experience, helping you test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways. Live in an Italian home or in a student apartment as you experience numerous social and cultural activities, such as excursions to Viterbo and the Hot Baths, rugby and soccer matches, and visits to the Vatican museums and the Colosseum. You will also enjoy a 3-day trip to Naples and Pompeii and a 3-day trip to Venice. Prior to the start of the semester, you will attend a two-week language orientation in Florence. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
The Dublin Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. Based at Dublin City University (DCU), the program combines a professional internship with coursework on various aspects of Irealand’s dynamic history and contemporary culture, including its art, economy, literature, media and politics. The fall Semester also offers a track specifically designed for those students interested in the health sciences. Courses designed specifically for students in the Boston University program are taught by local faculty drawn from Dublin-area universities and professional institutes.
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As a first-generation college student, my goal was to take advantage of all the resources that would be offered at Pomona College; however, study abroad had been out of the question for some time. I couldn't find the right program or the right experience. I was looking for more than just an academically rigorous environment -- I was looking for personal growth, for adventure, for a multitude of perspectives and for a challenge.
I spontaneously decided that I wanted to study abroad in the fall semester of my senior year. I was working as a freshman seminar peer mentor/teaching assistant at my university, which was managed by the Director of Study Abroad. One day, I started talking to her about how I wish that I had taken advantage of the various study abroad programs earlier on in my undergrad year because it was too late. She informed me that if I still wanted to study abroad, we could make it happen. From there, it was all about finding the right country, program, and scholarships to fund my trip. As luck would have it, she gave me an ISA-ELAP booklet so that I could look for program and the first page that I opened up to was a film and media program in Mumbai, India. I knew from that moment that India was my destination. I had already been extremely interested in Indian culture; I had worked at an Indian Cuisine restaurant in the summer and was taking the Bollywood: Popular Hindi Cinema class offered at my university at the time as well.
I decided to study abroad mainly because it was a goal I set for myself while in high school. I contemplated during all of my undergraduate studies outside of the United States, but settled on doing just one semester because it was not feasible at the time. However, once the opportunity came to study abroad during my sophomore year of college, I quickly took advantage have not regretted it!
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