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The REAL Program provides paid summer internship and research opportunities for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, allowing them to gain a rich understanding of a particular field, explore future employment fields, and grow their professional networks.

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College of Arts and Sciences

On the Road Toward Effecting Change


SCU’s Abby Alvarez ’22 and Jasmyn Burdsall ’20 have been named finalists for the prestigious Truman Scholarship and the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, significant opportunities in their journey to effect positive change in marginalized communities.

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Three Women in a Wildfire

Writer Julianne Jigour '08 (English) discusses her play, Three Women in a Wildfire, with junior Emma Lenza (Theatre Arts and English), who plays Kaylee in this production.

Student Stories

Success in a Virtual Congressional Campaign

Through the REAL program, Political Science major Abby Roubal ’21 deepened her understanding of politics as an intern on a congressional campaign.

In Good Company

Fourteen majors from the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student program this year, out of a record-breaking total of 17 from Santa Clara University.

Transcribing Hidden Knowledge from the Past

Classics major Max Gavenman ’22 transcribed religious artifacts from Latin to English and learned about life in ancient Rome in an internship through the REAL program.

Tackling Food Insecurity and Promoting Food Justice on Campus

Through the REAL program, Chloe Gentile-Montgomery '21 researched food insecurity at SCU in an effort to reduce stigma and work towards food justice on campus.

    Faculty Stories

    Creative Energy

    Andrew Ishak made 52 short films in a single year. It wasn't always easy, but it was definitely worth it.

    Creating Community, Accountability in Online Classes

    How remote teaching has given Molly King new insights that make her teaching better.

    Embracing Change Means Being Resilient

    Instead of written reports, Associate Professor Justin Boren asks students to create short video presentations.

    Social Media Apps Inspire Senior Lecturer To Create Student ‘Trust Pods’

    Sarita Tamayo-Moraga finds success applying social media’s chat format to video discussion assignments.