Our students have spent semesters in Ecuador, New Zealand, Thailand, and throughout Europe. Salem travel courses have journeyed to Austria, Italy, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll be able to experience an entirely new culture and learn things that simply can’t be taught in the classroom.
As a key element of our Salem Signature program, study abroad helps to facilitate the well-rounded development of our students. In an effort to provide access to as many regions of the world as possible, Salem College has partnered with other programs that offer accredited study abroad courses.
AIFS Study Abroad offers semester and year-long study abroad programs in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Latin Americas. AIFS programs hold students to high academic standards and help students prepare for a global marketplace, with many programs that include service learning, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about the many destination countries and programs by visiting the AIFS website.
BCA Study Abroad offers semester and year-long study abroad programs in countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Rooted in the values of peace and justice, BCA programs emphasize intercultural understanding and community engagement. Learn more about the many destination countries and programs by visiting the BCA website
Salem students have the opportunity to spend a semester at Harlaxton College, a 100-room manor house in the English Midlands that serves as a self-contained university campus owned and operated by the University of Evansville. The curriculum includes a British studies course, enriched with regular field trips to historic English sites, and an array of liberal arts classes. A four-day school week facilitates additional travel beyond Britain. On campus, you will live among other American students with the services of a dean and other professionals, but not be isolated from the English; the staff, customs, and food are all British. Students must be sophomores or above, have a strong academic record, and must be approved by the dean of undergraduate studies. Learn more by visiting the Harlaxton website.
Salem students can participate in the study abroad programs of fellow women’s college Hollins University. The London program offers field-trip based classes with opportunities for internships and a distinctive London Theatre Semester. The Paris program has options for students who have beginning French skills or who are looking for full language immersion; students stay with local host families to fully experience French culture. Learn more by visiting the Hollins University study abroad website
Salem students can travel off the beaten path to a medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, where fellow women’s college Meredith College offers classes in a historic palazzo. Fall semester courses emphasize Italian language, culture, arts and the humanities; Spring semester courses rotate through different liberal arts disciplines. Learn more by visiting the Meredith College in Palazzo Alberti website.
St. Clare’s is an independent, international college whose liberal arts course of studies is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic programs with a semester or year of study in England. Students choose from a selection of courses from across the liberal arts curriculum. Salem students will find numerous courses that fulfill the College’s basic distribution requirements for graduation. For more information, please visit St. Clare’s website.
All of our semester abroad partner organizations also offer summer study abroad programs, which last between three and five weeks and provide students the opportunity to take one or two courses in a variety of disciplines.
In addition, Salem offers two unique summer study abroad opportunities in partnership with St. Peter’s College of Oxford University.
Rising seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher may enroll in the 6-week Academic Programme at St. Peter’s College and take courses in medieval studies, English literature, or environmental studies. Students work with Oxford University faculty in the tutorial tradition, culminating in an independent research paper. This program is open to rising seniors with a minimum Salem grade point average of 3.2. Please visit the St. Peter’s College website for more information.
Salem College conducts a three-week International Business program at St. Peter’s College every two or three years. This program offers Salem course credit for BUAD 325, and features lessons taught by Salem faculty members and professionals from St. Peter’s College, other British universities, and multinational corporations. Interested students should contact Professor Francisco in the Business Department for more information.
Faculty-Led Travel Courses
Each January between two and four travel courses are offered, led by faculty in a variety of disciplines for one to three weeks. Previous topics and destinations have included “Conservation and Ecotourism in Costa Rica,” “Explore Ireland and Spirituality,” and immersion in the culture and language of wide-ranging destinations including Italy, Austria, Argentina, and Mexico. Courses are announced each spring for the following January Term.
Other January Term Abroad Opportunities
Salem sophomores, juniors, and seniors may spend January Term completing an international internship or pursuing independent studies with international travel. In addition, AIFS Study Abroad offers January Term programs with a variety of disciplines and destinations each year.
All study abroad programs must be approved in advance by the Dean’s office. Students applying to study abroad must be in good academic standing.