International Education Programs Details

International Education Programs

WEBSITE: studyabroad.loyno.edu

For students wanting an education abroad experience, the Center for International Education is the first stop with advising and information on both Loyola and non-Loyola programs, financial aid, and scholarships. A study abroad advisor works with students to help them find the right program that will meet their academic and personal goals, financial situation, and interests. Students must also meet with their academic adviser and the associate dean in their college prior to applying to a non-Loyola study abroad program.

Numerous programs are available for Loyola students. There are semester and year-long programs, community service/immersion programs, components to academic courses, and summer study abroad. While the majority of students study abroad for short summer programs, a growing number of students are selecting semester or year-long programs. Students can attend both Loyola and non-Loyola programs, but Loyola financial aid can usually only be applied to Loyola programs. The university has a number of affiliations with study abroad programs that provide limited scholarships or discounts for Loyola students. All the information that a student needs can be found at studyabroad.loyno.edu or contact us at cie@loyno.edu.

Semester and Exchange Programs

Go to the websites for more information on each of our programs

Summer Programs

Short Programs

Tropical Ecology is a three-credit-hour course that involves weekly lectures each spring semester and culminates in a two-week fieldtrip  in Belize, Guatemala, or Trinidad studying the plants and animals in several different ecological zones: coral reefs, pine savannah, rain forest, and mangrove swamps. A paper on the ecology of the area will be written after returning from the expedition.   For more information, contact Frank Jordan (jordan@loyno.edu).

Mission + Ministry Immersion Programs

Ignacio Volunteer Program Goals
  • TO SERVE: Participants will work with those of the greatest need -- the impoverished & challenged, the disadvantaged young and the elderly.
  • TO LEARN: Participants will have an opportunity to explore the political, sociological, and economic issues that have created the environment and situation in which they will find themselves.

Christmas Break Immersions

Ignacio Volunteers: Jamaica Christmas Camp 2011

Christmas Camp in Kingston, Jamaica (Dec 27, 2010 - Jan 6, 2011)

Ten to twelve Loyola University students will be invited to serve as teachers/ coaches at a five-day Christmas day-camp for disadvantaged primary school children in a shanty town area of Kingston, Jamaica. The program is an eleven-day experience, where participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in Jamaican culture with its reggae music, unique food and environment, and learn of the political, sociological, economic and spiritual issues of the Caribbean and developing world.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Ignacio Volunteers: Belize Winter Camp 2011

Christmas Camp in the Mayan Village of San Jose in Belize (Dec 27, 2010 - Jan 8, 2011)

Six to eight Loyola University students will be invited to serve as teachers/ coaches at a five-day Christmas day-camp for primary school children in one or more of the (English-speaking) Mayan villages in the Punta Gorda area of southern Belize, Central America. The program is an eleven-day experience in a very rural area of Belize, where electricity and running water is limited. Participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the simple lifestyle of Mayan/ Belizean culture, within the rain forest and its unique food and environment, and learn of the political, sociological, economic and spiritual issues of the Mayan/ Belizean, Central American and developing world.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Spring Break Immersions

Ignacio Volunteers: The Bayou Experience 2011

The wetlands of The Barrataria-Terrebonne National Estuary, Louisiana. (April 16 –22, 2011)

The Bayou Experience will work with the Barrataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP). BTNEP works on coastal and wetlands restoration and education on the threats to that ecosystem. Participants will spend the days doing beach combing, wetlands planting and invasive species removal. The evenings will be spent learning about the realities and consequences of the devastating loss of the Louisiana coast. In addition, in partnership with the Diocese of Houma-Thibadoux, participants will experience the Houma Indian culture, and learn about what Catholic parishes are doing both to respond to coastal erosion and promote sustainable rebuilding. Participants will stay at a dorm style USDA-owned facility in Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Summer Break Immersions

Ignacio Volunteers: The El Paso Border Experience 2011

At the Border of the US and Mexico near El Paso, TX (May 15 – 22, 2011)

The El Paso Border Experience will work with Project Puente and focus on issues such as global economics, immigration and the drug war. The experience will include trips to shelters, maquillas, the border patrol, a detention facility among other places in order to provide a first-hand experience of some of the realities of immigration. There will also be a day or two spent volunteering with organizations like Sacred Heart Church, a thriving, immigrant Jesuit parish. In addition, there will be an excursion to Palomas, Mexico to visit a women's cooperative there.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Ignacio Volunteers: Jamaica Experience 2011

Kingston, Jamaica (May 16- May 25, 2011)

Ten to twelve Loyola University students will be invited to participate in volunteer service work in the poor urban areas of Kingston. The program is a eleven-day immersion experience, where participants will have an opportunity to work with those of the greatest need, which include the impoverished and challenged, and the disadvantaged young and the elderly. Although specific volunteer activities vary, all participants will work with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, with the Missionaries of the poor as well as at other Catholic social service agencies. This program is designed to give participants an exposure to the Jamaican culture and the political, sociological, economic and spiritual issues of the Caribbean and developing world.

For more info, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Ignacio Volunteers: Belize Summer Camp 2011

Summer Camp in Dangriga, Belize, Central America (July 16 - Aug 9, 2011)

Eight to ten Loyola University students will be invited to serve as teachers/ coaches at a two-week summer day-camp in English-speaking Belize, Central America. The program is a three-week (22 day) simple-lifestyle immersion experience, where participants have an opportunity to experience the country of Belize; a land of rain forests, Mayan ruins, islands, waterfalls, wildlife, and culture. Participants will teach / coach at a day camp for over 300 local Belizean primary school students (age 8-12 years old) and live together in a local community center in the town. Each participant will co-teach with a local Belizean university student, and will teach Arts & Crafts, Reading & Writing, and Math in the mornings, and coach sports (basketball, soccer & volleyball) and children’s games in the afternoons.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Ignacio Volunteers: Belize Faculty/Staff Experience 2011

Faculty and Staff Experience of Rural Belize (May 21 - May 29, 2011)

Eight to ten Loyola University Faculty and Staff members will participate in an immersion/ service program in English-speaking Belize, Central America. The trip will assist as needed with youth and/or building a small church in the Mayan villages. In addition, volunteers will have an opportunity to learn of the works and ministries of the Jesuits in Belize and Loyola LIM alumni. There will also be one day of recreation at a local caye. Evenings will include reflections and discussions including local speakers.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at Jesuit@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Ignacio Volunteers: Jamaica Alumni Experience 2011

An experience of Kingston, Jamaica for Alumni (May 21 - May 29, 2011)

This trip is open to all Loyola University New Orleans alumni and their spouse/friends/family. Participants will work with the elderly or disadvantaged youth in Kingston, Jamaica. The volunteers will work with The Home for the Destitute and Dying run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, Missionaries of the Poor homes for children with physical or mental disabilities, and Riverton City Catholic Early Education Centre, a school for disadvantaged children. The type of work will vary at each site, and may include helping serve meals, washing/shaving, entertaining or writing letters, tutoring or sports & games, painting/ cleaning/ fixing up and just spending quality time with the elderly or young children.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at IgVols@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs

Programs Under Development:

Ignacio Volunteers: Uganda African Experience 2011 (The program is still being planned and it has not yet been given final approval)

Experience and Serve the people of Uganda, Africa (Tentative Dates: May 15-July 1, 2011)

Tentative: Eight to ten Loyola New Orleans students will be invited to participate in a new Ignacio Volunteer six-week summer program to Uganda in Eastern Africa, Volunteers and staff will leave from New Orleans to Kampala, Uganda. They will spend one week in the capital city of Kampala. T hey will learn about the country, city as well as the work and ministry of the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Jesuits in Uganda. Fr. Isaac Kiyaka, Country Director for the Jesuit Refugee Service-Africa, will serve as the host while in Uganda. The group will travel to the town of Gulu in northern Uganda, where a new Jesuit high school is being built.

For more information, contact Ignacio Volunteers at Jesuit@loyno.edu. Or visit: http://mm.loyno.edu/community-service/ignacio-volunteer-programs