Juniata College has established strong exchanges with universities throughout the world. Students seeking certification in modern languages are required to study abroad for a full year in a country where the language of certification is spoken. These requirements are detailed in advising sheets available through the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
Education students in other certification programs are encouraged to study abroad for a semester or participate in one of the many short term study abroad programs that are offered. Popular sites include the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England and the University of York St. John in York, England. It is also possible for teacher candidates to consider other study abroad sites in Australia, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Scotland, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and Spain. Because course requirements for certification programs are extensive, it is important for students pursuing certification to declare their interest in studying abroad early. Students should speak with their advisors and the Study Abroad Advisor in the Juniata College Center for International Education no later than the beginning of the sophomore year of study to begin the planning process.
Students enrolled in certification programs are encouraged to spend a semester abroad at one of a number of institutions, including the Brethren Colleges Abroad Program at Cheltenham or the University College of York St John, both of which are located in England. While studying at either of these two institutions, students can take education or general education courses that can be transferred and counted toward graduation.
Logan Barkman '09 - York, St. John University, UK
I attended York St. John University in York, England during the fall of 2007. While I was there, I took classes primarily in history. I found the experience of learning in another culture very beneficial, especially since I have a Social Studies Secondary Education POE. read more
Gina Piccolini '08 - Athens, Greece
Juniata College promotes studying abroad to all students. As a freshman, I thought I might like to study abroad, but I didn't think it was possible, while participating in both rigorous academic and athletic programs. Towards the end of my first year, I learned of BCA's program with City University in Athens, Greece. The semester started in March, enabling me to finish out basketball season, still study abroad, and not fall behind in my classes. I was hooked, and it was the best decision I've ever made in my life. read more
Michael Zauzig '08 University of Gloucestershire, UK
Throughout my first two years at Juniata, I knew about the Study Abroad Program, but gave it little thought. Why go abroad? I had been up to Maine, down to Florida, out to Washington, and even to Alaska. I had always considered myself well traveled. However, when I really thought about it, I realized this wasn't so true. I had grown up in Huntingdon, and was now going to Juniata College. Some students go hundreds of miles to college and I was staying in the same town. read more
Other Education Majors Who Have Studied Abroad
- Erin Johnson - Lille, France, 2007-2008 (Foreign Language Education - French)
- Amy Burch - Xalapa, Mexico, 2007-2008 (Foreign Language Education - Spanish)
- Cristin Hand - York, UK, Fall 2007 (Early Childhood/Elementary Education)
- Sarah Aguilar-Francis - Quito, Mexico, 2006-2007 (Foreign Language Education - Spanish, Elementary Education)
- Britta Jureckson - Marburg, Germany, Fall 2006 (Early Childhood / Elementary / Special Education)
- Megan Bachinski - Leeds, UK, Fall 2006 (2nd Education English)
- Cheryl Koza - Leeds, UK, Spring 2007 (Studies in Education)
Students Studying Abroad in 2008-2009
- Sarah Blake - Sevilla, Spain, 2008-2009 (Foreign Language Education - Spanish)
- Timothy Murphy - Sevilla Spain, 2008-2009 (Foreign Language Education - Spanish)
- Ashley Gordon - Quito, Ecuador, 2008-2009 (Studies in Education)