"It is my hope that every Walsh student participates in at least one Global Learning experience before they graduate." – President Richard Jusseaume
If you are considering whether a global learning experience is worth it, just ask Shawn Stone, Giovanna Rion, Kathleen Wagner, Devani Adam and other Walsh University students who had the opportunity to meet Pope Francis in St. Peter's square during their Rome global learning experience. While not every global learning trip includes an encounter with Pope Francis, certainly every student that participates – no matter where they go – seems to come back completely transformed with a renewed sense of self and a yearning to make a difference.
Walsh University's Global Learning program offers an exciting look into the culture, history and current challenges of other countries, giving students a transformational experience they'll carry for life. Students who spend part of their academic career in an international setting broaden their intellectual awareness, cultural sensitivity and professional preparedness.
Walsh offers Global Learning programs in:
Each semester, a group of Walsh students has the opportunity to travel to Rome, where they're able to stay on Walsh's beautiful campus in Castel Gandolfo, the town in which the Pope's summer palace is located. Students will participate in classroom lectures as well as site visits throughout Rome and weekend excursions to Italy's other great cities. To learn more about the Walsh Rome Experience, watch this video:
Since 2007, students and faculty have been visiting central and northern Uganda for study, research, service, and the sharing of culture. Considered Walsh's most immersive program, Walsh students have the opportunity to live and work with Ugandan counterparts at Kisubi Brothers University College near Lake Victoria and the Archdiocese of Gulu in the north.
Students and faculty in this program explore the state of healthcare and nursing education in Tanzania while working alongside Tanzanian nurses and nursing students in this practical, cross-cultural experience. In addition to visiting hospitals and clinics, the group explores life in town of Moshi, the hills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and other natural splendors.
In addition, Walsh University has run faculty-led programs to El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Israel, England, France, Spain and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Individual students have also participated in programs in Costa Rica, Peru, Canada, Turks and Caicos, and Australia.
For more information or to apply online to any of Walsh's global learning programs, visit AbroadOffice.
Walsh University is a member of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), a consortium of 23 American colleges and universities, which offers study abroad programs and internships in English-speaking regions.
What does this mean for Walsh students?
In addition to being able to engage in Walsh's Global Learning programs, students have the opportunity to participate in any of CCSA's programs throughout the world. Destinations include Australia, Belize, India and South Africa, just to name a few.
Learn more about CCSA.