Global citizenship: what is it? According to Stefano Parenti, director of the study abroad and exchange programs, global citizenship involves raising awareness of issues worldwide. Taking on social justice and assuming a greater sense of responsibility, opening new doors to different experiences and finding a sense of intellectual freedom. If this sounds like a dream come true, you may be interested in study abroad and the amazing upcoming opportunities being offered here at SNHU.

“Students have the unique chance to be exposed to differences and alternative perspectives,” Parenti said in reference to how study abroad benefits students. “And at the same time, participating in study abroad gives students the opportunity to develop skills for their personal growth and professional development.”

Madrid is one of many study abroad locations offered at SNHU and is also among the most unique. Aside from the vibrant and colorful city life found in the heart of Spain, study abroad students in Madrid can develop language and life skills by stepping outside of the “American bubble,” as Parenti put it. Students have the opportunity to stay with families living in Madrid, which allows for a deeper understanding of the culture. Housing is also more affordable in this program compared to others.

Students will be offered a preview to experience Madrid first with a faculty-led trip over the course of spring break. Spanning from March 8 to March 16, this incredible learning opportunity involves participating in different workshops, case studies and learning visits. Social interaction and extracurricular activities are also being offered in addition to these events as well. The eight-night trip costs $2,530 and includes round-trip airfare, three daily meals, hotel accommodations, 20 hours of lectures by Nebrija’s professors and much more.

Students who are interested can stop by for an informational session in the Academic Center, room 110, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Only one attendance at one meeting is required. If a conflict arises or you are unable to attend for any reason, contact Professor Mike Tasto, m.tasto@snhu.edu, or Professor Gregg Randolph, g.randolph@snhu.edu, as soon as possible to secure your place.

This program is filling up quickly and spots are determined on a first-come first-serve basis. Stop by the Study Abroad office, located in Exeter Hall, today to either grab or drop off an application for this opportunity.