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Studying Abroad: Completing the Application Process

Students planning to study abroad during the spring semester or summer sessions are invited to information sessions to help them complete applications, understand financial aid, visa requirements, and more.

Upcoming sessions will take place in Mastronardi A (first floor of Founders Hall) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to RSVP to for the date of their choice on the following Thursdays:

  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20

Learn more about the Study Abroad Application Process

"Real Issues, Real Time: A Research Forum"

The College of Mount Saint Vincent hosted the "Real Issues, Real Time: A Research Forum" on May 1, 2014. Student interns shared their experiences and research based on their work for two NGOs at a panel with Sr. Carol DeAngelo, the Director of Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation. The focus of the discussion was developing a 2015 agenda centered on gender equality and development.

Katherine Moreira '15 and Erika Pichardo '16 urged the audience to get involved and become educated about the effects of human trafficking on boys and girls in New York City and around the globe.

Assistant Professor of Spanish Mariela Wong; Erika Pichardo '16; Sr. Carol DeAngelo; Katherine Moreira '15
The World on a Metrocard: Round Table and Speakers Series Languages and Cultures of NYC

On March 26, 2014 a panel of College of Mount Saint Vincent faculty and staff shared their experiences living in the international melting pot of New York City. "The World on a Metrocard" was a discussion focused on ethnicity, multiculturalism, and internationalization. Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures David Aliano, Ms. Christina González, Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education Ron Scapp, Director of Campus Ministry Matthew Shields, and Assistant Professor of Sociology LinDa Saphan provided the audience with interesting perspectives of their lives in New York City. They even offered suggestions for good eateries with an international flair.

"MUDDY CUP: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America"

On February 27, 2014 the College welcomed Barbara Fischkin, author of "MUDDY CUP: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America." Ms. Fischkin presented alongside one of the subjects of her book, Mr. Mauricio Almonte, about the experiences of the Almonte family as immigrants in the United States. 

"Sustainability on a Finite Planet: One NGO's Approach to a Future We Want"

On November 24, 2013, Sr. Caroljean Willie presented to an audience of College of Mount Saint Vincent students, faculty and members of the Sisters of Charity her work with the Sisters of Charity Federation NGO and the United Nations. 

Her talk explored the humanitarian efforts taking place in regions of Africa and South America to improve the conditions and standards of  residents. Sr. Caroljean outlined specific projects in which she participated during the summer of 2013 with community members and leaders in Africa. She presented the ways and methods used by various communities to successfully identify and solve current sustainability issues. Her talk outlined the immediate need for cross-generational collaboration in order to fulfill the plans set forth by the United Nations.

Sisters of Charity and CMSV Students 2014 
Photo: Sr. Caroljean with Sisters of Charity and College of Mount Saint Vincent students.
Service-Learning Abroad: IPSL Tanzania's Director Talks about New Opportunities

On February 5, 2014, the director of IPSL's newest program in Tanzania gave College of Mount Saint Vincent students and faculty a description of the program. Evans Temi talked about the numerous opportunities of study at the affiliated university in Dar es Salaam and service-learning options given the fast growth of the city. 

His presentation encouraged students to consider service-learning while studying abroad to enhance their understanding of their own fields of study as well as to experience further the local culture. For more information about IPSL programs, check out or stop by the IPSL office on campus on first floor of Founders Hall.

Please see the Center for International Studies Events Archive for past events.