By: Richard Menard, Study Abroad “I’m going to Italy (or England, or Zambia)” is often overheard these days across campus. As the spring semester winds down, students are getting excited about their travels abroad. The appeal of traveling to a foreign country has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. History is scattered

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By: Richard Menard, Study Abroad The Study Abroad Office, with oversight from the Academic Vice President’s Office, has recently changed the financial model for sponsored study abroad programs. Gonzaga University allows students to use their institution scholarships and financial aid abroad on our sponsored programs. These awarded funds are based on the current cost of

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By: Richard Menard It’s your student’s first semester of college, and chances are, you’ve already heard him talk about studying abroad.  You’re probably wondering, “isn’t this a little premature?  He just got to Gonzaga… how about settling in for a year or two before deciding anything about leaving the country?” If students don’t start planning

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By:  Richard Menard You finally got her to college, and now she has expressed a desire to study abroad in a foreign country. You may be new to the idea of study abroad or international travel, or you might be an expert world traveler and know all about study abroad. Studying abroad is more important

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By: Richard Menard Recently, I was in Florence visiting faculty at Gonzaga-in-Florence (GIF).  In one of our meetings, the faculty questioned why the number of students coming to Florence had decreased in the last few years, and why the Study Abroad Office was promoting other programs.  I responded that 50 years ago when GIF was

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By: Richard Menard, Director of Study Abroad The thought of traveling to another country can be intimidating for some people. This can be especially true for first-time travelers. That is why Gonzaga University offers so many different types of study abroad opportunities. While Gonzaga-in-Florence and Gonzaga-in-Paris are great experiences, these programs are not necessarily the

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By: Dr. Ben Semple, Director of Gonzaga-in-Paris Gonzaga-in-Paris is a study abroad program for students who seek a transformative cultural and educational experience while also becoming immersed in French language in order to reach a high level of proficiency and the ability to use French as their everyday medium of communication. France – the most

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By: Alisha Lombardi, Gonzaga-in-Florence Gonzaga-in-Florence is a study abroad experience that engages students to look outside their comfort zone and experience a different culture, and at the same time continues the mission of the home campus here in Spokane.  Academically, a variety of courses offer hands-on learning.  In Florence, Gonzaga maintains a campus offering a

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By: Richard Menard, Director of Study Abroad Oftentimes when students think of studying abroad, they think of it as an academic and cultural experience.  However, studying abroad can also increase professional opportunities via internships.  With assistance from the Study Abroad Office, students can apply for internships abroad. With the current job market and continued competitive

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Richard Menard, Director of Study Abroad Did you ever see the film “Taken” where the daughter of Liam Neeson’s character is kidnapped while exiting the Paris airport? When that movie first came out, Study Abroad Offices around the U.S. were overwhelmed with phone calls from concerned parents who didn’t want their child studying abroad. Well,

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