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Global Opportunities Expo

SCU Study Abroad Application Deadline

Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022

January 4, 2021 11:59 pm (PST)

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Global Opportunities Expo - October 26 -30

Welcome to Global Opportunities Expo. Even though this year looks different from our traditional in-person study abroad fair, Global Opportunities Expo is designed to help you find opportunities to study, explore, and engage with other cultures in the U.S. and abroad. Visit this webpage during the week of October 26-30 to find an array of resources, videos, live sessions, and advising to help guide you through your Global Learning journey.

You will learn about the many opportunities to study abroad or intern abroad through SCU-approved programs, meet with SCU’s partner, and ask questions to further explore which program might be the best fit for you.

Navigating the Global Opportunities Expo

Pre-Recorded Info Sessions:

Live Info Sessions Schedule:

England: Brunel/SCU - Info Session

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00am
 
Program(s): 

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


API - Info Session

TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm
 
Program(s):

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


Italy: Rome/LUC - Info Session

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Program(s): 

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


Global Engagement Fellowships - Info Session

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm

IMPORTANT: The deadline for Winter 2021 is October 30th, 2020

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad

Learning Abroad Center (UMN)

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00am
 

Ireland: Cork/SCU - Info Session

TIME: 12:00PM – 1:00pm
 
Program(s):

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


England: London Summer/FIE - Info Session

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Program(s): 

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


Gilman Scholarship Workshop

TIME: 4:00 – 5:00pm

If you are a Pell Grant recipient and a U.S. citizen, you are eligible for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The Gilman Scholarship offers eligible students awards of up to $5,000 to help fund their study abroad. Presented by a Gilman Alumni Ambassador!

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad

Italy: Bologna/Spring Hill College - Info Session

TIME: 9:30 – 10:30am
 
Program(s): 

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


DIS - Info Session

TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm
 
Program(s):

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


IES Abroad - Q&A Session

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm

IMPORTANT: This is a Question/Answer Session ONLY. Review the pre-recorded video above and have your questions prepared ahead of time so that the program provider representative can assist as many students as possible. 

Program(s): 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad

Netherlands: Center for European Studies Maastricht/SCU - Info Session

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00am
 
Program(s): 

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


England: London - Psychology/UOR - Info Session

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00pm
 
Program(s):

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Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad


Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City/LUC - Q&A Session

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm

IMPORTANT: This is a Question/Answer Session ONLY. Review the pre-recorded video above and have your questions prepared ahead of time so that the program provider representative can assist as many students as possible. 

Program(s): 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 792 5290
Password: SCUAbroad

University Booths:

Did you know you can use your financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans) to help fund study abroad?

Submit a Financial Aid Estimate today to better understand what your current Financial Aid Package will cover.

Students looking for additional funding opportunities should consider external scholarship opportunities. Unlike academic or merit scholarships that are awarded automatically when you apply for admissions, you will need to seek out study abroad scholarship opportunities if you would like additional funding for your international experience.

Fortunately, SCU Study Abroad has organized a multitude of study abroad scholarships available for you to explore; Start researching your options today!

Need help in understanding the cost of study abroad? Check out our Budgeting for Adventure: Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarships for Study Abroad webinar!

Global Engagement offers two virtual fellowship opportunities for Santa Clara students:

1.) Global Innovation Fellowship

The Global Innovation Fellowship offers you the opportunity to work with a team of 4-6 peers from different universities to develop innovative business solutions to global challenges while building essential skills of cross-cultural teamwork and collaboration, concept design, and execution.

The lab is designed to leverage the UN Global Goals as a blueprint for understanding global problems that need solving, like poverty, gender equality, and climate action - among many others - for a healthier and happier world. Your work will result in a pitch deck and investment proposal of a viable business model that you will present in a virtual boardroom as part of the Global Innovation Pitch Competition.

2.) Community Engagement Fellowship

This 10-week team-based learning experience involves teams of 4-6 participants, from different universities, working together to explore ways to create actionable change and make a lasting impact in communities at home and abroad. The lab is designed for participants to explore the fundamentals of making change, work collaboratively in successful teams, identify areas of challenge and growth to better advocate for the needs of community-based organizations, and ultimately, produce a feasible capstone action plan.

Participants will participate in dynamic team-based, experiential learning utilizing a flipped classroom model to move an innovative idea for community engagement through design and development to create an action plan for longitudinal change. Students will focus on the key areas of global and local community engagement, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Learn more about our Global Engagement Fellowships by using the website.

The Ignatian Center’s programs provide a go-to resource for students, faculty, staff, and the community to discover Jesuit principles and make them their own. Participants learn first-hand how Ignatian wisdom can enrich lives, bridge differences, and catalyze meaningful change toward a more equitable, sustainable world.

Immersion experiences, both local and global, are designed to help participants see the world with new eyes, to recognize the unjust suffering of marginalized communities and individuals, and to allow those experiences to inform their vocational discernment.

ABOUT US

The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) plays an integral role in the Santa Clara University community by ensuring all students with disabilities have equal access to all academic and university programs. We understand that each disability is unique, and we develop individualized accommodations plans to meet the needs of students in all areas of campus life. We have almost one thousand students registered with our office, and that number grows each year as we continue to support undergraduate, graduate, and law students. We are located on the lower level of Benson Memorial Center in Benson #1, and are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You may also reach us by emailing OAE@scu.edu or calling 408-554-4109 with any questions you have.

You can find more information about our office here.

REQUESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

The process for requesting accommodations in the university setting requires that students advocate for themselves by voluntarily self-identifying their disability to our office, communicating with their instructors about their accommodations, and contacting our office with any questions (e.g., modification of accommodations, general accommodations questions, how to communicate with instructors about accommodations, etc.).

You can find more information about how to request accommodations here.

DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES AND THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE

Our website includes detailed information about the types of documentation required to begin the process of registering with OAE. Once the documentation is submitted to our office, we review it to determine reasonable accommodations. Then, we meet with the student to discuss the accommodations and to demonstrate the process for requesting the accommodations each quarter. University accommodations are guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with access as the goal.

You can find more information about disability documentation guidelines here.

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION

Students may submit an application to begin the process of registering with our office at any point during their time at SCU as long as they have been assigned an SCU student ID number; however, we recommend filling out the application as soon as possible to minimize the delay in establishing the accommodations.

To apply for services, go to our website, at https://www.scu.edu/oae/, and click on “Register with OAE” under the prospective students tab. Complete the online application including information about past accommodations used, accommodations you wish to receive, and any other information you think would help us determine reasonable accommodations. Next, upload documentation from a qualified professional, and submit your application. Typically, documentation is reviewed within 7-14 business days; however, the processing time may fluctuate depending on how many applications are currently pending. Once reviewed, we will contact you at the email address you provided in your application with the next steps in the process.

You can find more information about some of the accommodations we provide here.

REQUESTING YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS WHILE ABROAD

While abroad, you are eligible to receive accommodations; however, each program has different requirements. For some programs, you will need to show the OAE eligibility letter detailing your approved accommodations and for other programs, you will need to submit the original disability documentation submitted to our office. Keep those documents easily accessible should you need to submit them to your program.

CONCLUSION

We hope this information has been helpful as you navigate the process for establishing accommodations in the university setting and abroad. We are happy to answer any questions you may have; please contact us at OAE@scu.edu or 408-554-4109.

RESOURCES

Need help with your study abroad planning? We've got you covered!

Email Advising

Study Abroad Advisors can be emailed at studyabroad@scu.edu. A team member will respond within 2-3 business days. Please include your name and student ID number in all emails.

Getting Started

STEP 1:Watch our Informational Webinars

Setting #Goals for Your Study Abroad Experience

Budgeting for Adventure: Costs, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

What to Know Before You Apply (Eligibility, Application Process, etc)

How to Choose a Program

Finding Courses Abroad & the Academic Planning Form

STEP 2: Group Advising

Join our advisor(s) on Tuesdays and Fridays for any questions you may have about the study abroad process!
No registration required. Simply sign-on anytime during the allotted dates/times.

Group Advising Schedule

STEP 3: Study Abroad Advising Appointments

After completing steps 1 and 2, students are more than welcome to set up an advising appointment over zoom with our SCU Study Abroad Advisor by using your SCU email at a time that is convenient for you.

Study Abroad Advisor Schedule

The Washington Semester at American University (AU) enables students to combine coursework at American University with hands-on experience in an internship of their choosing. In the past, students have interned with the White House, the Justice Department, Fox News, the FBI, Congress, and various interest groups and non-profit organizations.

Course Concentrations:
American Politics
Foreign Policy
Justice and Law
Journalism and New Media

Learn more by watching the Washington Semester Program Informational Webinar!

Webinar Passcode:
1=LF6.am

Study Abroad Events

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