The college works closely with the Smith Career Center and regional business, industrial and governmental partners to help students obtain summer or semester-long internships that extend their learning beyond the classroom. These internships enable students to apply their learning in real-world settings while exploring potential careers.
Study Abroad and Global Scholars
The college works with the Study Abroad office to constantly seek out new opportunities for students to extend their learning throughout the world. Over 50 percent of majors study abroad, and we work hard to help students articulate their study abroad experiences directly to their own major requirements and professional goals. For students desiring deeper international study experience, the LAS Global Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for students majoring in any program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to gain substantive exposure to a broad spectrum of global and cultural forces. The required coursework spans several academic disciplines, introducing students to relevant content framed in a global setting. As a broad, cross-disciplinary concentration, this program seeks to stimulate students’ intellectual involvement in global affairs and helps those students wishing to pursue future international opportunities. Students electing to enroll in this program will earn the designation of “Global Scholar” in recognition of their achievement.
Bradley University has a cooperative arrangement with American University for well-qualified students to study in one of these programs: the Washington Semester in American Politics, the Foreign Policy Semester, the Economic Policy Semester, the Justice Semester, and the Journalism Semester. A package of seminars with public and private officials, internships, research, and coursework provides students with a first-hand view of their area of interest. A full semester of credit is earned through the program.