Study Abroad Opportunities
Intercultural & International Media in Cagli, Italy
Go From Casual Tourist to Global Citizen
This unique opportunity gives you the tools to access a foreign culture and acquire practical language skills, rapidly — using an immersion technique. The ability to assimilate quickly and to hone in on another culture’s values are indispensable tools for anyone preparing for a career in a field where globalization and multi-culturalism are becoming increasingly important. At the micro level, students will learn how to read another culture on its own terms — thereby eliminating cultural bias. At the macro level, students will be ready to become facilitators in the inter-cultural dialogue that the modern world requires.
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Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland
Students will be introduced to concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peace-building can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies. Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future.
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Renaissance Leadership & Rhetoric in Florence, Italy
Helping Leaders Change the World from the Inside.
For decades, the concept of “leadership” meant making structural changes to an organization. The focus was outward – and the results were fleeting. As one of the nation’s premier Jesuit universities, Gonzaga takes a transformational approach to help leaders change the world from the inside. This introspective focus gives you tools to effect true change in organizations, offer creative approaches to problems, emphasize collaborations, respect diversity, and demonstrate clear vision.
By traveling to Italy, and being immersed in a different culture, you are provided an opportunity to use and enhance your communication and leadership skills on a moment by moment basis.What better place to study leadership than Florence, the center of the Italian Renaissance art movement, and the home to the Medicis and Michelangelo. Explore Florence and Tuscany and witness the leadership that took place hundreds of years ago to create this magnificent center of art in the world.
Gonzaga University has its own campus in Florence. A typical day would include a few hours in the classroom and an afternoon museum tour. The evenings are yours to explore the culture of Florence. You will also travel to Siena Rome and go on tours that include the Vatican and the Coliseum.
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Leadership and Accompaniment in Cali, Colombia
This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to earn three elective credits while practicing key concepts of leadership in an international service learning setting.
Students will spend two weeks working together with faculty and peers from Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia, a Jesuit university that Gonzaga has a long-standing partnership agreement with. The community partner is an association of organic coffee farmers and students work with the association leadership on projects identified in collaboration. While in Colombia, the students visit several local historical sites and museums, participate in a couple of cultural events, and see first hand Cali’s salseros and practice some dance moves too!
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