A Global Experience
Submitted by Mason - LIU Global | February 06, 2015
LIU Global provides students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn a degree, while seeing and interacting with the world. Our highly informed professors combine interesting, applicable classroom material with hands-on, real-world experiences that students will be able to carry into their futures. Whereas most Global Studies programs are stagnant, staying within a single location, Global takes you to live within cultural hubs all across the world over the course of four years. You experience the world. Learning to communicate, listen, understand, and truly become a global citizen.
Submitted by Sam Dever - LIU Global | January 28, 2015
Being the only 4 year study abroad opportunity for students to receive their bachelor’s degree, LIU Global simply does not compare to any other college experience. Having experience at a typical medium sized university in Connecticut, I have seen an immense change in the way I learn and engage through LIU’s method of experiential education. This is a more hands-on approach to learning, as students are immersed in the field they wish to study. To me, this is as valuable as any experience gets, as you learn first hand instead of out of a textbook. In addition, over the course of 4 years, you learn your role as a global citizen. Studying in a foreign country, living with host families, learning the language, interviewing people of the culture all opens your eyes to new ideas and perspectives. These lessons are crucial in today’s world, as almost anything you study is affected on a global level.
Program: Costa Rica
Learning and Living the Life of My Dreams
Submitted by Kierra Peterson - LIU Global, Costa Rica Center | January 28, 2015
This is my second semester with LIU Global and I can't believe how much it has already changed my life in a positive way. I feel like every aspect of this college has already allowed me to pursue a path towards my future career goals (being a translator) and dreams for my life. The beauty of this program is that it allows young individuals that are passionate about traveling, seeing, experiencing and learning about the world, and creating life-lasting, cross-cultural bonds to do so while getting their bachelor's degree.
The faculty is AMAZING! They are all incredibly kind, fun, and intelligent. One can see that they really care about the success of each student. Not to mention, I absolutely love my home-stay. I feel like I'm in my home-away-from-home. It's safe and comfortable. And the family treats me like I am a part of it. I see the whole faculty team, the student body and my home-stay family as part of my extended family. That might sound cheesy, but it's the truth.
The academics are rigorous but relevant and worth the time and hard work. One of the best parts about the program is that the professors are incredibly knowledgable, engaging AND approachable. If I am struggling with any assignment I know that I can go to my professors and they will work with me until I feel confident about how to move forward with it. I can't remember a time when I left a meeting with one of them and felt anything less than capable and motivated to produce a high-quality piece of work.
In general, all of the classes inspire me to learn more and push me to do my best. I reflect back on my experience so far with the LIU Global and I realize that I really am learning and living the life of my dreams!
Program: Costa Rica
Adventure of a Lifetime
Submitted by J-Mo - LIU Global | January 27, 2015
LIU Global is an amazing program that allows undergraduates the chance to study in a different country every semester for all 4 years. I am lucky enough to be spending a second semester in Costa Rica with LIU Global. My college believes in experiential education and makes it a priority to educate students outside of a traditional classroom. Even though I have only spent one full semester with LIU Global I have already traveled to Nicaragua, volunteered at a dog shelter in the cloud forest, and visited indigenous communities. Each trip or venture allows us to become acquainted with community members who teach us about their community from the local perspective. This semester I have been given the opportunity to interview local NGO's on a weekly basis to further my understanding of nonprofit work. I would not be able to gain such an intimate education in any other college. Not only are the academics amazing, but the community is one of the most positive communities I have had the fortune to join. I am more than excited to be able to travel the world with such an amazing program and more importantly such amazing people! It truly is an incredible program and I encourage everyone to explore LIU Global further!
Costa Rica, Pura Vida!
Submitted by TreciaS - Long Island University Global | January 13, 2015
LIU Global's Costa Rica Center is simply amazing. I fully recommend this program if you are passionate about the world and learning through experience. I chose this school because I was interested in the learning style this school provides. I didn't want to go to a school where I would sit in a classroom for 45 minutes and just read and listen to lectures about global issues, I wanted to experience them. This school goes above and beyond my expectations of that. Class information is frequently paired with academic field trips so that you can see what you are learning about as you are learning it. Not only are there small classes for more individual attention you are surrounded by people who are passionate and knowledgeable and who you are able to have intelligent academic discussions with. I have never felt so comfortable and challenged in a academic environment and I don't think many other programs can offer that. This is a place where you are valued as a human and not seen as a student ID number.
Program: Costa Rica