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Learning For The 21st Century

Global Classroom Experiences

21st-Century Classrooms Expand Learning Opportunities

St. Lawrence has already demonstrated national leadership in international and intercultural studies. The University’s efforts have been recognized with NAFSA’s 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, an award that distinguishes excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of the University. In part, it recognizes that nearly 70 percent of St. Lawrence students take part in 30 research and academic programs in more than 20 countries.

We want to push that percentage higher, especially for students who are unable to take part in semester-long study abroad programs due to athletics, intensive research, or perhaps a lack of financial capacity. Every Laurentian could be a part of investing in St. Lawrence’s global presence. 

  • 74.3%

    74.3% students study abroad

  • $7 million

    $7 million to fully fund the Global Classroom Initiative

  • 50

    50 more students could participate each year

Priorities

  • Fully endow a summer travel course - $600,000

    Provides $30,000 annually to fund one summer course offered by St. Lawrence faculty across the globe.  During the Campaign, the goal is to fund at least eight summer travel courses annually.

  • Endow the travel component of an on-campus course – $250,000 minimum each

    Provides funding for courses with intercultural travel components, extended visits to scientific labs and field sites off-campus, and co-curricular learning opportunities such as Model Organization of American States (OAS), the Fed Challenge and other successful faculty/student collaborations.

  • Endow a summer travel support grant – $100,000 minimum each

    Provides up to $5,000 annually for a student to participate in a summer international course.

  • Endow a summer internship/field course, language study fellowship – $100,000 minimum each

    Provides up to $5,000 annually for a student to complete an off-campus intercultural internship, language study or field research experience linked to the students’ academic and professional interests.

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Learning For The 21st Century

Laurentians Support Learning Beyond the Classroom

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