BEKES, HUNGARY - AUGUST 5: Julia Giblin (center, with scarf) participates in an excavation on August 5, 2015 near Bekes, Hungary. (Photo by Arpad Kurucz/Getty Images Assignment for Quinnipiac University)

A World-Sized Classroom

Through a variety of study abroad, service trips and global seminar courses, our students have numerous opportunities to work across America and around the world — like these Quinnipiac students studying in Barcelona.

Global perspective

Through a variety of study abroad, service trips and global seminar courses, our students have numerous opportunities to work across America and around the world — like these Quinnipiac students studying in Barcelona.

Global Network

Your passport to a global network

At Quinnipiac, you’ll join an extensive network of programs and partnerships that extend your reach across the United States and throughout the world. Connect with global finance leaders at Quinnipiac's Global Asset Management Education Forum, the largest annual, student-run financial conference in the world. Intern at NBC Entertainment, Nickelodeon or the "Conan" show in our semester-long Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles program. Study the Irish Famine at Maynooth University in Ireland and at our Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Famine-related visual art and artifacts. We'll connect you with unique environments where you'll apply your learning, acquire professional skills and learn about yourself in the process. 

Like on all of our purposefully designed trips, our students got down to business during a trip to Peru over spring break. There they met with senior leaders and discussed infrastructure-planning and the challenges and rewards of being an expat manager.

Gaining a broader perspective

Like on all of our purposefully designed trips, our students got down to business during a trip to Peru over spring break. There they met with senior leaders and discussed infrastructure-planning and the challenges and rewards of being an expat manager.

Study Abroad

Becoming students — and citizens — of the world

At Quinnipiac, studying abroad is about full cultural immersion. As you absorb the history and social customs of another country, you’ll also connect with its people and learn their personal, educational and workplace values.

We offer programs in 32 countries, from Barbados to Australia, and that list continues to grow. Your options are varied, and include traditional semester-long programs, short-term, faculty-led courses and global service learning programs that emphasize solidarity, collaboration and engagement. You also may be able to take advantage of a growing number of global internships.

Whichever path you choose, your experience is completely shaped to align with your specific academic and career goals. Because of this, students from all academic backgrounds — from business and engineering to the humanities and social sciences — benefit incredibly from their time abroad. This is vitally important, because employers in every industry place high value on international perspective and intercultural awareness. 

Rachel Marino '18 visits the Cappelle Medicee at San Lorenzo's Church in Florence, Italy.

Art and culture

Rachel Marino '18 visits the Cappelle Medicee at San Lorenzo's Church in Florence, Italy.

Quinnipiac offers opportunities for global learning in these places and many more around the globe.  The only question is, where will you go?

Where will you go?

Quinnipiac offers opportunities for global learning in these places and many more around the globe. The only question is, where will you go?

Global Solidarity Programs

Our partnerships in Nicaragua afford our students interdisciplinary opportunities for learning. Every year, our physical therapy and occupational therapy students travel to the country to work with families. Nursing students then meet with the same families the following week. By working in the same communities with the same partner organizations and host families, our Global Solidarity Programs emphasize continuity, sustainability and reciprocity.

Good health

Our partnerships in Nicaragua afford our students interdisciplinary opportunities for learning. Every year, our physical therapy and occupational therapy students travel to the country to work with families. Nursing students then meet with the same families the following week. By working in the same communities with the same partner organizations and host families, our Global Solidarity Programs emphasize continuity, sustainability and reciprocity.

Learn about yourself while making an impact

We're purposeful about our approach to service-based work abroad. Our unique approach combines intentional pre-departure education, an emphasis on interprofessionalism and incorporation of alumni. You won’t travel simply to volunteer your time and services — you’ll learn what it means to make a genuine impact in communities around the world.  While human development and progress is the end goal, our approach focuses on learning and working alongside citizens of the world in the spirit of solidarity, collaboration and reciprocity. 

Before departing, you’ll spend a semester with the other students who will be traveling with you. Together, you’ll learn about the concepts of individual identity and community engagement, followed by country-specific culture, history and social structures. This pre-departure education is rich and multifaceted, combining documentaries and guest lectures; visits to museums and restaurants; immersive field trips to locations such as Spanish Harlem; and virtual conversations with leaders from our partner organizations in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Barbados and Ghana.

Each of our trips epitomizes experiential learning and interprofessional collaboration, enabling students from multiple majors to work together toward the same greater goal. Business students may work with their peers from the School of Engineering to rebuild elementary school classrooms in Guatemala. Occupational therapy and physical therapy students may provide care to families in Nicaragua — who then receive follow-ups from our nursing students based on the assessment briefing they received from the OT and PT students. 

Your experience continues once you’ve returned home. We provide forums for you to continue to engage, connect and reflect on your experience for years to come. You might even continue your service once you’ve graduated. Alumni have the opportunity to join future trips, providing current students with a network of support and a model of mentorship.

The number of students who participate in this transformative program continues to grow each year. Our approach works, and the results are incredibly valuable to your future. In engaging with and strengthening communities around the world, you prove to future employers that you possess intercultural awareness, and the ability to effectively communicate and work across cultural lines.

Internships and Clinicals

Start building your career before you graduate

Internships and clinicals are about much more than earning a few mandatory credits while “getting your feet wet.” In a modern, globalized economy, employers across industries value hands-on experience and a proven track record from young job recruits. As such, we recognize the importance of professional exposure in a modern education, and we take your internship and clinical placement very seriously.

The Quinnipiac network spans countries and industries — and continues to grow. Each year, we help students from all schools and academic disciplines secure internships and clinicals at thousands of globally recognized companies, organizations and firms. They develop their leadership skills and technological expertise at innovative giants such as Google and Comcast; they work alongside doctors, nurses and other health care professionals at St. Vincent's Medical Center; they contribute to newscasts at major networks such CBS, NBC and ESPN; and they learn innovative public relations and marketing strategies used at HarperCollins Publishers and Disney.

In addition to traditional internship and clinical placements, special semester-long programs, such as our Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles program, allow students to intern — and live — in the vast media and entertainment mecca that is LA. QU in LA, as well as our international internships offer not only industry exposure, but complete cultural immersion.

Whatever your major, professional internships and clinicals are the key to bridging your current passion to your future profession. In many instances, our students are offered full-time positions at their internship and clinical locations after they graduate, proving readiness to tackle challenges in any professional environment confidently and competently.

Matt Kravitsky '18 meets with Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles Program Director Jameson Cherilus at the “Ghostbusters” offices. Kravitsky, a film, television and media arts major, completed an internship with Montecito Picture Company, which produced the film.

Making a scene

Matt Kravitsky '18 meets with Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles Program Director Jameson Cherilus at the “Ghostbusters” offices. Kravitsky, a film, television and media arts major, completed an internship with Montecito Picture Company, which produced the film.

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, far right, a leader in Liberia’s movement toward democracy and interfaith understanding, participates in a panel discussion with fellow Nobel Laureates Tawakkol Karman, a journalist who was a leader in Yemen’s movement toward democracy, and Shirin Ebadi, the first female judge in Iran during a visit to Quinnipiac. The Nobel Laureates met with students and participated in panel discussions.

Leaders of peace

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, far right, a leader in Liberia’s movement toward democracy and interfaith understanding, participates in a panel discussion with fellow Nobel Laureates Tawakkol Karman, a journalist who was a leader in Yemen’s movement toward democracy, and Shirin Ebadi, the first female judge in Iran during a visit to Quinnipiac. The Nobel Laureates met with students and participated in panel discussions.

Institutes and Centers

Whitney Wachtarz ’18, right, looks over bones with Erika Danella ’19 in preparation for a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The pair traveled with Professor Jaime Ullinger over winter break to help sort through the bones of a tomb from 5,000 years ago as part of an initiative with the Bioanthropology Research Institute.

History at your door

Whitney Wachtarz ’18, right, looks over bones with Erika Danella ’19 in preparation for a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The pair traveled with Professor Jaime Ullinger over winter break to help sort through the bones of a tomb from 5,000 years ago as part of an initiative with the Bioanthropology Research Institute.

Where the world comes to us

We have identified specific areas of excellence where our students interact with researchers and professionals at the leading edges of their disciplines. From humanitarian service to entrepreneurism and innovation, our 20 centers and institutes open doors to amazing opportunities for you to intern, study, work and conduct research — both on campus and in countries around the world. That means, you'll have the chance to learn from the best minds in their fields.

Institutes and Centers

Capstone Project

Your crowning achievement

Like every Quinnipiac student, your academic experience here will culminate in an integrative capstone project that illustrates the depth of your knowledge and skill not only to your professors and peers, but also to potential future employers.

We know that each academic program — and student — is unique, and therefore no two capstone projects are the same in scope or execution. Communications and media studies students may produce a documentary over four years that showcases their visual storytelling ability, while students in civil engineering may spend the bulk of their senior year working with a local environmental agency. Capstones also can be collaborative and interdisciplinary, allowing you to contribute your expertise to a greater project alongside peers from several other majors. Your adviser will work closely with you to map out exactly what your project will look like — and it will become your crowning achievement.

Your capstone is a true passion project that synthesizes every bit of knowledge you’ve acquired and allows you to do or create something impactful with it. Moreover, it stands as a testament of your capabilities and growth from curious student to an extraordinarily well-prepared professional.

Matt Powers ’16 and Andrew Peccerillo ’16 collaborate on their capstone project, a chemo-mechanical energy converter in the Center for Communications and Engineering. Their team of civil and mechanical engineers designed the machine to measure the displacement of a piston.

Designing success

Matt Powers ’16 and Andrew Peccerillo ’16 collaborate on their capstone project, a chemo-mechanical energy converter in the Center for Communications and Engineering. Their team of civil and mechanical engineers designed the machine to measure the displacement of a piston.

We opened the Theatre Arts Center just around the corner from the York Hill Campus in the fall of 2017. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art black box theater, scenic shop, design studios, classrooms, faculty offices, a student lounge and additional rehearsal space.

Space to explore

We opened the Theatre Arts Center just around the corner from the York Hill Campus in the fall of 2017. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art black box theater, scenic shop, design studios, classrooms, faculty offices, a student lounge and additional rehearsal space.

Student Groups

There’s a group for that

Student groups are about more than personal and professional enrichment. They are communities that empower students to collaborate, take the lead and make a tangible impact on both their future professions and their community as a whole.

We offer more than 150 student-run groups, where you’ll have the opportunity to join students with diverse backgrounds who have a common passion. Whether that’s Student Government Association, Psychology Club or joining a sorority or fraternity, you’ll find a way to connect with others who share your interest.

And it doesn’t stop there. If the group you want to join doesn’t exist, we’ll support you in creating it. It’s up to you what you’ll do.

Learn more
Each year, the members of the Student Programming Board organize our Fall Fest concert. The student group manages all facets of the event, from budget planning, to set up, marketing and hospitality. The 2017 headliner was the Plain White T’s, attracting nearly 1,000 students for the free outdoor music and food truck festival.

More than music

Each year, the members of the Student Programming Board organize our Fall Fest concert. The student group manages all facets of the event, from budget planning, to set up, marketing and hospitality. The 2017 headliner was the Plain White T’s, attracting nearly 1,000 students for the free outdoor music and food truck festival.

John Reap, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, left, works with Christopher Monferrato ’17 on a machine prototype that will assist workers in Guatemala who use bottles filled with shredded trash to make eco bricks used to build schools and houses.

Global impact

John Reap, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, left, works with Christopher Monferrato ’17 on a machine prototype that will assist workers in Guatemala who use bottles filled with shredded trash to make eco bricks used to build schools and houses.

Faculty

World-class talent

Your access here to global-minded faculty will literally expose you to new worlds. Study Italian paintings in the country where they were painted. Learn about the Chinese economy ­­— in China. Discover Celtic music from an Irish scholar. Our faculty will guide you, inside the classroom and way beyond it.

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