Student Experiences


Learning Spanish in Spain

Seton Hill students regularly have the opportunity to live and study in Spain. Read about one recent trip here.

Business and Culture in the Dominican Republic

In January 2014, students traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to study Spanish, culture and international business in the largest city in the Caribbean. Read about the trip on the blog students maintained during their stay.

Renaissance Art in Italy

Maureen Vissat, assistant professor of art, has a tradition of leading a group of students to Italy to study Renaissance art. To learn more, and read journal entries made by the students during one such trip, please view the flipbook version of the Fall/Winter 2011 Forward alumni magazine.

Studying - and Then Visiting - Paris

"Strolling thru the gardens, and actually seeing the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles was all that I imagined it to be and more. Not only was this the most memorable part of my trip it was the most influential experience of my college career. To read, write, and discuss the Palace of Versailles in a classroom and then to actually go there and live the full experience is what I feel getting a college degree is all about.

        - JoAnn Santavy

 Internship in Argentina

“I did my internship in Argentina with a non-governmental organization, the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA). With my boss, I worked on legal investigations in the theme of "Human Rights to Water." Using weekends, I also traveled to Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile by bus. I enjoyed the nature of Latin America. I learned to speak with an Argentinean accent in Spanish. Through my internship in Argentina, I gained a clearer picture of how I want to live my life."

        - Satoko Ogawa

Preparing Students for the World

Read more about Study Away, Study Abroad, the Intercultural Services Office and international service trips in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Forward Magazine.

Coursework in Australia (With Time Out to Dive on the Great Barrier Reef)

"You know I was scared out of my wits before I went off on my semester abroad. Every horrid thing that you could think of happening I thought about ten times over. But when I touched down in Australia all those fears and doubts disappeared. 

The environment and wildlife was one of the best features. New creatures were all around me and even the trees looked nothing like anything I had ever seen in America.

Education was no problem since most of the classes weren't as grueling as my classes back home so I was able to spend more time exploring the area… how many of you can say that you dived for your very first time in the Great Barrier Reef? Or for that matter how many of you can say that you have dived with sharks before? Well I have and all the work that brought me there and back was well worth it. .. without a doubt I would do it again."

        - Brandon Meany