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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Education


Endicott College recognizes the importance of providing its students with global competencies that prepare them both personally and professionally for success in today’s interconnected world. As a truly global institution, Endicott has a branch campus in Madrid, Spain along with several partnerships with leading educational institutions around the world. The Office of International Education serves as a resource for students who wish to study abroad, for international students who are studying at Endicott’s main campus, and for the internationalization efforts within the campus community.


The College for International Studies (CIS); Madrid, Spain

The College for International Studies, a high-quality academic center in the heart of Madrid, operates as a branch campus of Endicott College and, as such, is included in Endicott’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Its programs of study are also recognized by the Comunidad of Madrid as a foreign university program located in Spain. It is recognized internationally for its three core programs: undergraduate, study abroad, and international internship.

American, Spanish, and other international students may complete up to two years of their undergraduate degree via a high quality United States education at CIS before transferring to the college or university of their choice in the United States. CIS has a housing department and arranges stays with host families or assists in finding private housing. Students may choose to earn an associate’s degree in Madrid after which they may apply for admission to Endicott or transfer to other colleges or institutions to complete a bachelor’s degree.

In addition, students from the United States may spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year studying a challenging liberal arts program in Spanish and/or in English while living with host families through CIS’s study abroad program.

CIS also has cooperative agreements with many Spanish and international companies and offers a semester-long internship program for students from the United States. This internship program provides students with a glimpse into a European working environment, something that ordinarily can be difficult for foreigners to obtain. Students in the internship program may also take up to two courses in Spanish language, Spanish culture and civilization, or intercultural communication.

Les Roches School of Hotel Management; Bluche, Switzerland

One of Endicott’s premier study abroad destinations is at Les Roches School of Hotel Management. Les Roches is operated in cooperation with the Swiss Hotel Association and is one of the world’s most prestigious hotel schools. Endicott’s hospitality students can spend a semester or a full academic year at Les Roches. Students take a full program of study and live on campus in Les Roches residence halls. This unique curriculum awards Endicott students with a Les Roches Diploma and the opportunity to spend a full year at Les Roches School: six months studying and six months completing an internship in Switzerland in the hospitality industry. Additionally, through a cooperative agreement, Endicott offers a four-year degree completion program for Les Roches students who wish to come to Endicott for a year to complete a baccalaureate.

Other Study Abroad Options

With a variety of semester and short-term offerings and destinations available, the Office of International Education helps students identify programs that best align with their personal, academic, and professional goals. While studying abroad at foreign institutions, Endicott students earn Endicott credit and maintain their full-time student status.

Semester or Academic Year Programs:
College of International Studies, Madrid, Spain
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, fine arts, communication

International Exchange Programs:
American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, communication
Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
Suggested majors: most majors
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Suggested majors: most majors
Emirates Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Suggested majors: hospitality management
Myongji University, Seoul, South Korea
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, communication
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, communication

Direct International Partner Programs:
Apicius International School of Hospitality, Florence, Italy
Suggested majors: hospitality management
Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, visual and performing arts
International College of Management, Sydney, Australia
Suggested majors: business, hospitality management, sport science and fitness studies
Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy
Suggested majors: art and design, hospitality management
Les Roches, International School of Hotel Management, Bluche, Switzerland
Suggested majors: hospitality management

Short-Term Programs

Led by Endicott faculty, groups of 10 to 20 students embark on short-term programs ranging from 10 days to three weeks. Short-term travel courses are designed to meet a variety of academic interests and are offered during the winter intersession in January and following Commencement in May/June. Short-term program fees are an additional cost and are separate and apart from regular Endicott College student tuition, room, and board fees.

The offering of short-term programs varies from year to year to serve the specific interests of students and faculty. The Office of International Education maintains a list of short-term programs that will be offered in any academic year.

Examples of short-term programs that have run in the past include:

Cultural Introduction to Spain (SP 205)
This experiential program introduces students to the rich history, art, and culture of Spain and helps students improve their Spanish language proficiency. The January course is taught at Endicott’s branch campus at The College for International Studies and includes historical and cultural visits to important landmarks, museums, and sites in Madrid.

Intercultural Nursing Trip to Guatemala (NU 315)
Offered as an international community service trip during spring break for students in the School of Nursing, this program offers a hands-on, practical experience in clinical settings, serving the medical needs of the indigenous peoples in lesser developed areas of Guatemala. Endicott nursing faculty lead a group to 12 to 15 students, focusing on tropical and emergency medicine, obstetrics, and other areas.

Ireland: Past and Present (ENG/HST 388)
Students study literary figures, including Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett, as well as the social, economic, political, and historical past and present of Ireland. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students explore Ireland’s transformation from a British colony to a 21st-century society, as well as its outsized influence on world culture. The course will culminate in a week-long trip to Ireland, led by two faculty members.

Child Development and Education in Multicultural Contexts: Asia and the United States (ED 388/PSY 388)
This course focuses on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of children in three different countries: China, Cambodia, and the United States. The course includes a series of fall semester preparation meetings and concludes with a 17-day trip in January to China and Cambodia with visits to schools, universities, orphanages, children’s hospitals, and
historical and cultural sites.

Sustainable Tourism: Swiss Alpine Hospitality Tour (HTM 314)
Topics for this course include a study of the underlying principles and practices in domestic and international tourism, including issues of tourism development and marketing. The course includes a combination of class time spent on campus in Beverly and a three-week program in May in Switzerland where the students study the Swiss alpine tourism industry.

Planning for Your Study Abroad Experience

Students choose appropriate study abroad programs in consultation with their academic advisors and the Office of International Education. Applications are generally due a full semester before students plan to study abroad.

Tuition and fees for semester-long programs vary from one institution to another. If the tuition at the study abroad site is higher than Endicott’s tuition rate, students are required to pay the additional cost. Students are also billed international room, board, and other fees, in addition to a study abroad fee. This fee includes 24-hour global assistance coverage. Information about the coverage is available on Endicott’s web page and is provided to students upon acceptance into study abroad programs.

Federal, state, and institutional financial aid awards are portable for all approved programs during the academic year. These funds may be applied to tuition and some fees connected with the study abroad experience. Travel arrangements, entertainment, and personal expenses are additional costs.


Over 100 international students representing more than 30 countries are currently enrolled at Endicott. The Office of International Education is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for international students and offers services and programs that promote international awareness and understanding on campus. International Education staff provide counseling and guidance on issues unique to international students and their experience, such as cultural and academic adjustment as well as federal regulations affecting international students.

Campus-wide Intercultural Programming

Intercultural programming across campus and in the residence halls promotes and supports a coeducational, internationally oriented community. Programs are designed to encourage intercultural engagement for students from the United States and abroad interested in expanding their understanding of world issues and cultures. Intercultural programs consist of both informal interactions and structured events organized by student residents. Examples of programming might include Diwali, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, a visit from Masai tribe members, slide presentations, study breaks, and discussions of international issues led by faculty, students, and campus visitors. Informal activities include any interaction that encourages community building and cultural understanding, such as small group gatherings, conversations, meals, games, and movies throughout the residence halls and at various campus venues.

Global Ambassadors

The Office of International Education administers a student-mentoring program, called Global Ambassadors, for international students during their first semester at Endicott.

The ambassadors are Endicott community members who help new international students make the transition to American college life by corresponding with them before they arrive on campus, welcoming them in person when they arrive, and helping them move into their rooms, choose classes, and become familiar with the campus during orientation. After the busy first week of classes, new students continue to spend time with their mentors, exploring the many social and cultural opportunities in and around Beverly, Boston, and beyond.

Intercultural Club

The Intercultural Club organizes international dinners, special events, Global Village, and other cultural activities highlighting the diversity on campus and around the world. In recent years, the club has also organized off-campus outings and service projects in the community.

International Friendship Program

This program matches new international students with a local family or an Endicott faculty, staff, or family member who has similar interests. By sharing their favorite activities with each other, students see United States culture outside of college life, and hosts have the opportunity to learn about another culture. Increased awareness and lasting friendships are often the result.

Model United Nations

The Endicott’s Model United Nations is dedicated to global education through debate, diplomacy, and compromise. Through preparation for and participation in Model United Nations simulations, students develop expertise in research, writing, public speaking, and the art of negotiation as they represent and lobby for the interests of countries they represent.