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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Services


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114 Carruth Rizza Hall
724-738-2057


Director
Pamela Frigot

Secretaries
Janice Druchel, Brenda McKissick

Office of International Services

The mission of the international Services Office is to provide international experiences for Slippery Rock University students and staff to pursue academic and cultural exploration and growth.

International Student Services

In recognition of the unique needs o students who are not US citizens/permanent residents, the Office of International Services coordinates the recruitment, admission and support services for international students such as orientation to the United States and Slippery Rock University; immigration and legal matters (documentation for visas, passport renewal, extensions of stay, travel and reentry, work permits, etc.); support for the International Club; course registration; cultural/academic/personal adjustment; and community liaison.

Study Abroad Opportunities

International study programs are available to all Slippery Rock University students varying in length from one week to a year. These offer students the opportunity to explore different educational systems, cultures, and ways of life, as well as to foster personal growth, cultural enrichment and enhanced employment opportunities.

The following are available for semester and academic year study:

Australia (Melbourne) – 12-18 credits per semester at Victoria University in liberal studies and most SRU majors.

China (Nanjing) – 12-15 credits per semester at Nanjing University in Chinese language, history, and culture. A minimum of one semester of previous Chinese language study is required.

Costa Rica (San Jose) – 12-15 credits per semester at University of Costa Rica in liberal studies and a variety of SRU majors. Spanish language fluency is required.

England (Bradford): 12-18 credits per semester at Bradford University in liberal studies and most SRU majors.

England (London): 12-18 credits per semester at Kingston University or Rehampton University in liberal studies and most SRU majors.

England (Middlesbrough): 12-18 credits per semester at University of Teesside in liberal studies and most SRU majors.

France (Cannes): 12-15 credits per semester at College International de Cannes in French language and culture.

Germany (Bamberg): 12-15 credits per semester at Otto Friedrich University Bamberg in liberal studies and a variety of SRU majors. German language proficiency is required.

Hungary (Budapest): 12-15 credits per semester at Semmelweis University for physical education, exercise science and sport management majors.

India (Rajasthan): 12-15 credits per semester at Rajesthan Vidapeeth University in liberal studies an a variety of SRU majors.

Ireland (Dublin): Fall semester student teaching available as a second placement site in the Irish public school system.

Ireland (Limerick): 12-15 credits per semester at University of Limerick in liberal studies and a variety of SRU majors.

Japan (Osaka): 12-15 credits per semester at Kansai Gaidai University in Japanese language, business, social sciences, culture/humanities. A minimum of one semester of previous Japanese language study required.

Mexico (Mexico City): Spring semester student teaching is available as a second placement at the American School Foundation.

Poland (Poznan): 12-18 credits per semester at Academy of Fine Arts for Art majors/minors.

Scotland (Edinburgh): 12-15 credits per semester at Queen Margaret University in liberal studies and a variety of SRU majors.

Slovakia (Bratislava): 12-18 credits per semester at Comenius University in liberal studies and a variety of SRU majors.

Slovakia (Bratislava): 12-18 credits per semester at Academy of Fine Arts and Design for Art majors/minors.

South Korea (Kangwon): 12-15 credits per semester at Kangwon National University in Korean language and culture. A minimum of one semester of previous Korean language study required.

Spain (Madrid): 12-15 credits per semester at university of Alcala de Henares in Spanish language and culture.

Wales (Aberystwyth): 12-18 credits per semester at Aberystywth University in liberal studies and most SRU majors.

Summer programs are offered by Slippery Rock University professors in international locations that vary each year. Ranging from one to three weeks in length where three to six credits can be earned, recent classes have met in Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, India, Scotland and Spain.

January and spring break seminars offer a 7-10 day international trip in conjunction with coursework during the regular spring semester. Locations and faculty leaders vary per year. Recent sites include England, Ireland, Costa Rica, Italy, Czech Republic, Peru, Netherlands, Belgium, and Bahamas.

Additional opportunities for summer or semester study may also be available via third party program providers.

Financial aid may be applied to most study abroad; further details available from the SRU Financial Aid Office. Travel stipends are also available to SRU students to subsidize travel costs.

Additional services through the office include passport applications, International Student I.D. cards, travel arrangements, etc.

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