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.
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 studying abroad possible, regardless of major.
Although many students include a semester-long study abroad within their four-year plan, a long-term study abroad can extend the college career for some students. If this is a concern, there are many short-term programs available during the winter and summer breaks!
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 practice 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:
- Carroll College/ISA Service-Learning Partnership in Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, and Spain, and
- CFHI programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, Philippines, 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.
Academic Internships are available in Australia, Chile, China, England, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and Spain through Carroll College/ISA International Internships Partnership.