Welcome to Beyond Borders!
If you are interested in applying to the Beyond Borders program for the 2013-2014 cohort please contact Elissa Cressman, Office 1006 Sweeney Hall, St. Jerome's University or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Borders is a three-credit academically centered international service-learning experience designed to help students develop leadership skills for a changing global society, become aware of and concerned about social justice, and gain valuable experience volunteering with development organizations at home and abroad. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and a 90-day placement abroad.
“Before going on Beyond Borders, my heart was set on law school. It was my definite direction, but after Kenya, my whole perspective changed. I started looking into development work because that’s what makes me happy and what I enjoy doing. My last co-op was in New York City working for the Clinton Global Initiative, which is large-scale development work bringing together heads of state, CEOs and local NGOs to form partnerships. Beyond Borders and the work I had done through it is definitely the reason I got that very competitive co-op placement.”
Samantha Roblin, SJU Student, Beyond Borders 2010-2011
For more information about the Beyond Borders program please email Elissa Cressman, Student Program Manager, or call 519-884-8111 ext. 28282.