Study Abroad Creates Memories and Experiences for LifeThe university’s global education program offers a range of opportunities for students to experience learning beyond the United States.“Taking a risk and being out of my comfort zone taught me a lot about myself and made me realize that helping people truly is my passion in life and nursing is the right choice for me,” said Kelsey Steen ’18, who did her service learning in Nicaragua. A year later, other students—mostly nursing and social work majors—volunteered their time during a faculty-led experience in Peru.These are experiences for life, according to global education officials.“For example, faculty-led study abroad programs took students from a variety of majors to see the blooming gardens of Munich, the concentration camps of Dachau, and the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower,” said program director Laura Grodewald. “They experienced the canals of Venice, enjoyed learning about (and sampling!) gelato flavors in Rome and Florence, and made their way across dry dirt roads in Nicaragua, giving them eye-opening perspectives of life and medical conditions in a hurricane resettlement village.”Daniel Ginchereau ’20 participated in the study abroad program “World Wars & the Holocaust,” which included stops in Belgium, France, and Germany in 2018.“Studying abroad is important because we must see that there is more than just the United States. It is also critical in gaining an understanding of international politics and policies,” he said. He also spent the Fall 2018 semester studying in London.
Interested in learning more about global education at Georgian Court? Join our Global Lions Club on Facebook (Georgian Court University: Global Lions) or follow us on Instagram @gcu_global to see updates on global events on campus. Stay up to date with our student and faculty members’ world travels at https://study-abroad-blog.georgian.edu/. All students wishing to get involved are welcome to contact Laura Grodewald at email@example.com.Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,400 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35 undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. In 2018, GCU was named a Best College for Your Money by Money Magazine. GCU has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Colleges of Distinction and was one of about 100 colleges nationwide that made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, GCU at Cumberland, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.