School of Public Affairs

Education Abroad

Globalization has an increasing role in education, and understanding cultural differences and how to function effectively in a range of societies is critical for success.

The benefits of studying and living abroad are endless, exposure to foreign cultures leave students with greater self-awareness and confidence. Study abroad to gain awareness of global political and economic issues as well as realities while enhancing cultural awareness and understanding.

There are a number of program options for students. Please note that, some of the programs are major specific, but some of them accept all majors. For more information, visit the Education Abroad website.

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Short-Term School of Public Affairs Education Abroad Opportunities

Winter  2017

  • Costa Rica - Professor Mikhail Blinnikov
     - GEOG 410:  Landscapes and Conservation in Costa Rica
     - GLST 410:  Global Society and Citizenship
  • Laos, Thailand, Malaysia- Professor Shoua Yang
     - POL 495:  Laos, Thailand, Malaysian Political Culture

Summer 2018

  • Austria, Germany, Czech Republic & Hungary - Professor Aspa Rigopoulou-Melcher
     - CMTY 410 -Churches, Palaces, and Castles
     - GEOG 410 -Churches, Palaces, and Castles
  • Ghana - Professor Chuks Ugochukwu
     - CMTY 410 -Asset Building to Community Development: A Study of Ghana
  • Greece - Professor Pat Bodelson
     - POL 458/558 - Global Disaster Relief Policy
  • Italy & Greece - Professor Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher
     - CMTY 410 - Eternal Cities of Italy and Greece
  • Russia - Professor Mikhail Blinnikov
     - GEOG 410

Semester-Long School of Public Affairs Education Abroad Opportunities

Fall/Spring/Summer (Ongoing)
British Studies Alnwick - Professor Gareth John

Scholarships for Study Abroad

Please use the Huskies Scholarship search engine to find a scholarships you could be eligible for:

Below are the education abroad opportunities that will be found in the Huskies Scholarships search:
 - Charles and Bonnie Graham Scholarship for International Study
 - Edith Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship
 - Hazel B. Hansen International Studies Scholarship
 - William John Wester Memorial Scholarship in British Studies; Alnwick, England
 - Marjorie Deakin Memorial Scholarship; Alnwick, England
 - Brenda Danielson Glatzmaier Memorial Scholarship; Alnwick, England
- Wallace and Violet Melin Scholarship

How to Apply?

Applying for St. Cloud State Education Abroad Programs

Here are some deadlines to remember:
- Spring Semester/Winter Break programs: Oct. 1
- Summer programs: Feb. 1
- Fall semester programs: March 1