Classrooms Without Borders
Pace prides itself on its experiential learning opportunities—and study abroad can be an important aspect. From Australia to Brussels to China, the University provides opportunities for educational and personal growth. Learning abroad sets students apart from other job seekers, giving them unique insight into the increasingly global marketplace. It can also help them develop stronger interpersonal skills, broaden their perspectives, and introduce them to new cultures and foreign languages.
Ranging in length from one week to one year, the world is at your fingertips. If a full semester in Spain sounds like a lot, shorter trips give you a glimpse into what a full semester could be like.
Faculty-led travel courses are one popular option among Pace students. They typically range from one week to one month and are offered in a wide range of disciplines including: studying comparative criminal justice systems in Ireland; producing a documentary on the tourism boom and social and environmental impact of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil; From Wall Street to the Great Wall in China; a Modern Odyssey in Greece; Culture of Southern Italy; European Theatre in Vienna, Prague, and Berlin; Education in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and more. One of the most popular travel courses, Rome the Eternal City, is a three-week course at the end of the spring semester, which gives students the unique opportunity to explore the Colosseum, marvel at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and visit the Vatican, all while earning three credits. Click here to watch a video about this travel course and hear more from Lawrence Hundersmarck, PhD, who leads the trip.
Pace’s Lubin School of Business also offers business-specific field study trips for students including management in Brazil, international finance in India, marketing in Denmark and Sweden, international business and management in China, and international finance in Turkey. Students attend classes, interact with professors, tour company facilities, meet with governmental leaders, and participate in roundtable workshops conducted by globally recognized academics—all in an informal educational setting. Plus, students are eligible to apply for the Figueroa Field Study Scholarship and Gene and Nancy Celentano Fund, which offers $1,500 or $2,000 per award.
“I never imagined that traveling to the other side of the world would be part of my curriculum at Pace University. When I found out about the management course that would be traveling to China I knew that it would only be possible with a Figueroa Travel Scholarship. In 10 days over spring break, I visited many cultural and historical sites including one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China,” says Pace student Avery Scully ’13, who was part of a Lubin field study trip to China. “Throughout the course we read several case studies. Comparing these studies to the business leaders that we met in China put into perspective how fortunate I was to be there. By being there in person I understood an aspect of business across cultures that cannot be fully conveyed through case studies, articles, or the media alone.”
Students who participate in Study Abroad trips are able to use federal grants and loans for study abroad and Pace institutional aid may apply to some Pace-sponsored programs, so the cost to study abroad may be less.
Pace is your gateway to the world! Learn more about study abroad opportunities by visiting the Study Abroad website.