The University's vision for a Global education is one that creates a global perspective for Scranton students through curricular and co-curricular activities. Academic programs explore global perspectives in the classroom, and students are encouraged to travel beyond the borders of our region and nation to explore the world and their place in it. Likewise, the University seeks to bring international students, scholars, and voices to our campus, growing diversity and participation in global dialogue. Selected metrics detailing some Global learning achievements are available at right.

Significant Outcomes:

  • 105 students took part in 11 international service trips through the University's ISP program in 2016-17. ISP provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to be immersed in cultures and experiences in developing countries in Central and South America. 22 members of the University’s faculty and staff served as chaperones. This is an increase of 19 percent for students, and 67 percent for faculty, from 2015-16.
  • A new faculty-led study abroad and language immersion program with the Maryknoll Mission Center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ten students participated in the inaugural cohort of the program in summer 2017. Students complete nine credits of Spanish language study with the center's teachers, and a Theology/Religious Studies Course in World Religions. 
  • In 2016-17, the number of Scranton students studying abroad for short and long-terms increased by 26 percent, bringing the total to 259.
  • In 2016-17, the University hosted four Faculty Fulbright scholars, including Fulbright teaching assistants in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Five University students were awarded Fulbright scholarships, and the University also hosted three incoming student Fulbright awardees.
  • Fall 2017 saw the launch of a new World Affairs/Study Abroad Club. The club will provide a forum for students to grow in their global understanding and their commitment to global citizenship. It will be associated with the World Affairs segment in the Schemel Forum, and will sponsor events on global issues.

Strategic Metrics

Student participation in short- and long-term study abroad programs

Student participation in other global learning opportunities, including international internships

Number of faculty-led international study and service courses

Number of courses including a global learning component

Number of academic programs incorporating study abroad options

Number of international students enrolling at the University

Number of international student and faculty Fulbright scholars, both incoming and outgoing

Click here for a visual of selected metrics.