SSU is committed to educating and equipping students to be informed world citizens. For more than two decades SSU students have travelled and studied abroad in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This international experience is foundational to SSU’s International Studies program which will introduce you to political, social, environmental and economic perspectives from across the world. If you’re interested in learning about other cultures, globalization and its impacts, opportunities and challenges of different models of international development, and your own role as a global citizen, this program will challenge you in the best ways possible.
During the program, you will participate in two travel terms (one in Asia and one in Europe) with your whole class. These travel experiences, along with your IS classes in St. Stephen, will provide insight into such issues as poverty, population growth, disease, human migration, climate change, war, gender inequality, community dynamics, pop culture, world religions, mass communications, strategic development, water issues, cultural heritage and human rights.
The IS program (or the CE program) will prepare you for many different career options from international development work, to teaching English abroad, to working with non-governmental organisations or charities at home or overseas.