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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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.


CIS Endicott International; Madrid, Spain

CIS Endicott International is a high-quality academic institution in the heart of Madrid, which 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 include Endicott College’s Business, Communication, and Liberal Studies programs which are recognized by the Comunidad of Madrid as foreign university programs located in Spain. The institution is recognized internationally for its three core programs: undergraduate, study abroad, and international internship.

American, Spanish, and other international students may complete either a two or four year undergraduate degree via a high quality United States education at CIS Endicott International. CIS Endicott International’s housing department arranges stays with host families, or assists in finding private housing.

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 Endicott International’s study abroad program.

CIS Endicott International has cooperative agreements with several Spanish and multi-national corporations and offers a robust semester-long internship program for students from the United States. The internship program provides students exposure to a European working environment, something that is typically difficult for foreign nationals to obtain. Students participating 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:
CIS Endicott International, Madrid, Spain
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, communication

International Exchange Programs:
American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
Suggested majors: arts and sciences, business, communication, sport management
Centennial College - Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Suggested majors: arts & 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:
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:

SP 205 Spain: Art, History, and Culture
In this immersion experience students study the artistic and cultural history of Spain, from its origins to the present. The course is taught in English, but there are Spanish language and grammar lessons within the class sessions that emphasize the building of communication skills. This course has forty-two instruction hours (in the classroom and at cultural and historical sites) and four days of excursions. The course is structured with twelve sessions of three and half hours each of which two hours are spent learning about Spanish art, history, and culture and one and half hours practicing survival Spanish.

Criminal Justice and Government in Europe (CJ 288)
Students explore various aspects of the legal and political systems in Europe. Through attendance at lectures, political and criminal justice institutions, students observe the way the European Union (E.U.) handles crimes and politics at the domestic level. Students examine the international impact of the United Nations and The Hague. From popular unsolved cases of the Criminal Justice system, Jack the Ripper, to the current topics in the international courts, students immerse themselves in an interactive and international learning environment.

Costa Rica Culture and Community Service Project (HMS 387)
A semester-long course that culminates in a community service project in Costa Rica. Important themes in intercultural communication, service learning, Costa Rican history and contemporary culture are explored. The in-country component consists of a cultural orientation and Spanish language courses in Santa Ana followed by a service project and an evaluation retreat.

Dubai: Hotel & Hospitality Tour (HTM 388)
Students will explore various aspects of international hospitality in regard to hotel and resort management and their relationship to tourism. Emphasis will be placed on the trends toward internationalization in the hotel and resort industries, the nature of hospitality service in the global market, the impact of diverse cultural values, and norms in hospitality management.

Experience Asia: China (BUS 388)
This four-week seminar on campus plus twelve-day study tour in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong provides students with an opportunity to contemplate answers to the following questions: Is America really declining? If so, how does the decline of America have to do with the rise of Asian economies, particularly China? What are the most significant national challenges that China currently deals with as a result of slower pace of economic growth? How do we prepare ourselves for the emerging opportunities and challenges that Asian economies continue to create?

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. Information regarding study abroad opportunities, timelines and costs are found at studyabroad.endicott.edu.

Tuition and room and board fees for semester-long programs are paid by the student directly to Endicott College. 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 billed international room, board, and other fees, in addition to a study abroad fee. This fee includes 24-hour global medical assistance coverage. Information about the coverage is available on Endicott’s study abroad 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 immigrationregulations 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 include Diwali, Lunar New Year, and Japanese tea ceremony, a visit from Masai tribe members, cultural presentations, sushi night, and discussions of global 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, throughout the academic year 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.The club also organizes off-campus outings and service projects in the local 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.