Global learning opportunities
The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies offers a number of short-term study abroad opportunities during select summers. Programs in Italy alternate each summer between Art and Life in Tuscany with Professor of Art History Dr. Alexandra Carpino and Tuscany: Nature, Culture, and Sustainability with Professor of Humanities Dr. Gioia Woods.
Dr. Paul Donnelly, Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions, takes students to the province of Himachal Pradash in India to experience Hindu and Buddhist cultures. The group visits Buddhist monasteries high in the Himalayas and takes a short trek through the mountains to learn how local villagers live and worship.
Students have several types of opportunities to travel and study abroad. These opportunities include studying, interning, and volunteering. See below to find out more information on each category.
Interning Accordion Closed
International Internships – Worldwide
NAU offers a variety of international internships that can count towards Comparative Cultural Studies degree requirements. Earn credit while interning in museums or working for historical societies around the world.
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The Peace Corps at NAU – Worldwide
The Peace Corps offers students experiences that often serve as the first step in developing careers dedicated to public service. For more information, check out the Peace Corps Catalog or contact Robert Fulé at Pete.Fule@nau.edu.
International Club Accordion Closed
The International Club is an opportunity to learn about different cultures and meet interesting people from around the world. The NAU International Club is also on Facebook.
Conversation Partners Accordion Closed
Be paired with one of 160 international students enrolled in the Program in Intensive English for language and cultural exchange. For more information, contact Betsy Buford at Conversation.Partners@nau.edu or 928-523-7356.
International Films Accordion Closed
The Sedona International Film Festival screens international films monthly at Harkins Theaters that are often followed by discussions led by NAU faculty.
Work with the Center for International Education Accordion Closed
Students can help the Center for International Education in a variety of ways:
- Volunteer as a peer advisor – Participate in e-advising, information sessions, classroom presentations, and pre-departure orientations and gain valuable communication skills and experience to add to resumes. A mandatory peer advisor training is held at the end of August. This opportunity is only open to study abroad alumni. Contact Kyle.Conway@nau.edu for more information.
- Submit a photo from abroad – Students can win a prize for a photo they took while abroad. There are four categories: landscape, pictures of locals, students, and monuments.
- Participate in student orientation – Welcome international students as they arrive on campus in August. Contact 928-523-2409 if interested.
- Get to know international students in your classes – Get to know students from other countries on campus.
The Center for International Education conducts information sessions on current CIE programs throughout the semester. See their NAU Education Abroad page for information on the next session and their Education Abroad 101 guide for details on applying and financial information.
National study abroad organizations: