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Hayley Haslett

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improved academic performance
higher graduation rates
improved understanding of cultural practices and context
helped academically at risk students
GPA
Before: 3.24
After: 3.30
Graduation Rates
Four years
studied abroad: 49.6%
did not study abroad: 42.1%

Six years
studied abroad: 88.7%
did not study abroad: 83.4%
4 out of 5 preference
"Studying abroad isn’t just a fun way to spend a semester; it is quickly becoming the key to success in our global economy. Because getting ahead in today’s workplaces isn’t just about getting good grades or test scores in school, which are important. It’s also about having real experience with the world beyond your borders –- experience with languages, cultures and societies very different from your own." -
Michelle Obama
Our mission

We seek to cultivate students to become global minded citizens. By providing students with life changing international experiences, they will be transformed intellectually, socially, personally and spiritually.
London, England
Cape Town, South Africa
Madrid, Spain
Bejing, China
Paris, France
Learning Outcomes
Gain knowledge of social and political climates, both present day and historical, of the location of study
Objective 1
Develop intercultural competencies so students can move across cultural boundaries and see the world from multiple perspectives
Objective 2
Collaborate with local individuals, professors, and international travel partners from around the world in a respectful, knowledgeable and culturally sensitive way
Objective 3
Objective 4
Engage in practical work with fundamental issues that effect the population they are studying in
Pre-travel research
Maintain a weekly blog
Language immersion
Cultural immersion experience
Field trips and interactive classrooms
Partnering with local colleges and guest speakers
Internship opportunities
Volunteer and ministry opportunities
Program Destinctives
Ambassador Program
Service and Missional Work
Internships
Pre/Re-Entry Preperation
Showcase and Blogs
Support throughout the entire experience
Objective 5
Enable students to study and explore questions of faith, as they define what they believe and why, with those that may not share the same beliefs
Model
Jane Austin Novels Class
“I saw more answers that demonstrated a deeper understanding, not just of Austen’s body of work, but also of the political and social climate during the time of her writing.”
French Revolution Class
“Students saw how the events of revolution are interwoven into contemporary France, which is something that students who studied it domestically never achieved. For them it was just a history class.”
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