Emory & Henry students have access to more than 70 study abroad programs in 35 countries. By offering a variety of meaningful learning and service experiences abroad, the International Education Program extends the College's mission of moving toward fulfilling every student's potential by preparing students for life in a rapidly changing global society. With an emphasis on active engagement, the program enhances global awareness through an understanding of cultural diversity and global interdependence.
Emory & Henry College offers faculty-led courses that incorporate study abroad. During the semester, classes meet regularly to study a topic related to locations in Europe, Central America, or South America. Students can study neotropical ecosystems in Costa Rica, environmental sustainability in Belize, the social psychology of the Holocaust in Central Europe, language and culture in Spain or Peru, Renaissance art in Italy, leadership and mission work in Central America, European Sport in Western Europe, theatre and culture in London, or history and literature in ancient and modern Greece. At the end of the semester, the classes go abroad together for an unforgettable learning experience.
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Spending a semester abroad is an experience that will change the way you see the world. With appropriate planning, a study abroad experience is possible for students in any discipline. Emory & Henry is affiliated with more than 150 study abroad programs in over 40 countries.
If you'd like to extend your learning into the summer months, or if you simply can't fit a semester abroad into your schedule, studying abroad during the summer is the perfect option.
Working or interning in a foreign country allows you to live like a local while exploring a new place. Many organizations facilitate the process of arranging to work abroad and internships are available around the world.
The Emory & Henry College Semester in Dublin, Ireland provides students with the opportunity to study Irish heritage and culture while exploring specific connections between Ireland, Southwest Virginia, and other areas of Appalachia.
Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and has been a principal city in Ireland for most of its thousand-year history. Split by the River Liffey, Dublin has long served as a vital seaport and still remains the largest port in the country. A vibrant cosmopolitan city, Dublin is filled with rich historical and cultural sites as well a vibrant nightlife. Students find Dublin extremely accessible and friendly. In this program, students become immersed in Dublin life as they enroll in courses at Dublin City University and spend 10-15 hours per week working in a community organization or business. This experience teaches lessons of place, politics, and activism that transcend national and global boundaries.