Global Learning

The Global Learning Office is dedicated to prepare students to navigate in an increasingly complex and interdependent world with agency and confidence.

Study and Serve Abroad

Contact Us

Shannon Ackeret
Assistant Director of Global Learning
1601 N. Benton Avenue
Helena, MT 59625
Phone 406-447-4469
Fax 406-447-5461
sackeret@carroll.edu

Shannon Ackeret

Carroll students:  To make an appointment with Shannon, visit Handshake

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Faculty-led Global Learning Proposals

Short-term education abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom. Members of the Carroll College faculty are invited to plan and propose short-term education abroad courses using the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Proposal Handbook

Steps to take include:

  1. Read Proposal Handbook
  2. Make an appointment with Shannon Ackeret.

Global Learning at Carroll College

As a Catholic college and a Catholic Relief Services Global Campus, we are persuaded that we must educate global citizens who will walk in partnership with the poor and marginalized; work to end inequality and poverty; take seriously the stewardship of our earth and environment; and make a firm commitment to tackle and help solve some of the biggest issues of the 21st century. 

Carroll students gain global competencies through high-impact global learning experiences including internships, research, volunteering, service-learning and study abroad programs.  To explore all of Carroll's global learning opportunities, click on the Study and Serve Abroad: Explore and Apply button on this page.

Study Abroad

Our Global Learning Office coordinates over 150 exchange programs that allow you to study abroad for a semester or a year in exchange for an international student coming to our campus. Carroll College also sponsors long-term, medium length, and short-term study abroad experiences, including faculty-led travel seminars each year to different destinations. This wide variety of options makes study abroad possible within four years for all students, regardless of major.

Service Abroad

Nationwide, students are increasingly choosing service as a way to gain global skills and experience. Here at Carroll College, our students are choosing international service at five times the national average – It’s What Saints Do!  

Experiential, community-engaged placements abroad offer expansive learning opportunities for undergraduate students. They also come with unique challenges not present in traditional study abroad settings. The Forum on Education Abroad is the standard-bearing agency providing guidelines and standards of best practice for global learning opportunities for undergraduate students. Carroll College vets programs and only recommends providers that meet all of the standards of best practice. 

Healthcare Placements are available through:

  1. Medicine in Mexico: a week-long clinic at Santa Maria del Mexicano
  2. Carroll College/ISA Service-Learning Partnership in Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru and Spain, and
  3. CFHI programs in Argentina, Bolivia. Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, Phillipines, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda

Education Placements are available  in Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Morocco, Peru, South Africa and Spain through Carroll College/ISA Service-Learning Partnership

Environmental Placements are available in Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Morocco, Peru, South Africa and Spain through Carroll College/ISA Service-Learning Partnership

Project Management Opportunities are available through our Nationally-recognized Engineers Without Borders Chapter, with projects in Uganda, St. Lucia, Guatemala and Mexico.

Year-Long Volunteer Placements are available through our partnership with Santa María del Mexicano - a boarding school for the troubled youth and children of Mexico served by the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (S.O.L.T.). For over 40 years, Santa María has been a home and a family to the poor, disadvantaged, neglected, and abandoned youth of Mexico; the mission includes a home for the elderly who also come from challenging life situations..

Internships Abroad

Academic Internships are available in Australia, Chile, China, England, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Spain through Carroll College/ISA International Internships Partnership.

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