Global learning opportunities
The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies is committed to expanding students’ understanding of the world through study abroad programs in Italy and India.
Study Abroad broadens horizons while strengthening specific business and social skills and building capacities for:
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.
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NAU has connections with more than 180 study abroad programs across the globe to which students may apply. Our Comparative Cultural Studies students have recently studied in India, Italy, Ireland, France, and Greece. After graduation, many students have continued their education through graduate study in the United Kingdom.
The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies highly recommends the programs listed below, as well as the USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) programs worldwide. The programs below offer special opportunities to study diverse cultural traditions as well as local languages. Learn more by reaching out to Comparative Cultural Studies faculty, and by talking to an advisor at the Center for International Education.
- Siena School for Liberal Arts
- University of Malta
- University of Eastern Finland
- USAC-University of Ghana-Semester/AY Program
- USAC-University of Ghana-Summer Program (Africa Studies)
- Toyo University
- Sogang University
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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.
More cultural study and internship programs are available if these do not meet your academic and personal needs. Programs can be found by searching here.
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NAU has one of the largest numbers of Peace Corps alumni of any U.S. university. The Fourth of July parade in Flagstaff is a great time to meet some of them.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
For additional information, contact Dr. Paul Donnelly, chair of Department of Comparative Cultural Studies.
National study abroad organizations: