The Roukema Center for International Education houses the Study Abroad Office, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the New Jersey Governor’s School for International Studies, and the National Student Exchange program. The center’s mission is to assure coherence in the international agenda of Ramapo College in keeping with the four “pillars” of a Ramapo education, namely pursuit of international, intercultural, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning.
The Roukema Center for International Education is committed to providing students with the resources necessary to pursue educational opportunities abroad. They provide individual and group advising services to students covering issues such as academics, financial aid and scholarships, social, and cross-cultural matters. The Center serves as a resource to the campus community, parents, and overseas partners.
Roukema Center for International Education
About Study Abroad
Ramapo College of New Jersey, a state college emphasizing international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential education, has sponsored study abroad programs since 1983. Ramapo College Study Abroad programs throughout the world provide students with life changing experiences and the opportunity to live, travel and learn abroad.
Through participation in study abroad and off-campus programs, Ramapo students will become globally engaged citizens and bring their experiences to the shared learning environment of their fellow students & faculty on the Ramapo campus and in their home communities. Upon their graduation at Ramapo College, they with have the necessary skills of intercultural communication, cultural awareness and global competence, necessary to compete in today’s highly competitive job market.
Mission – Vision
Ramapo College Study Abroad is committed to providing students access to global educational opportunities to develop their intercultural competence, strengthen language skills and support the mission of Ramapo’s four educational pillars: international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential. Through Ramapo faculty-led programs and external partners, students have a wide breadth of diverse opportunities in over 35 countries.
Financing the Experience
There are numerous scholarships available to further support your study abroad experience. Please refer to the Study Abroad website at: https://www.ramapo.edu/study-abroad/ for more information.
Currently Ramapo College of New Jersey offers the following semester and summer programs:
South India (Spring semester only; 16 credits)
Students will take 4 courses: Indian Life & Culture; Development in India; Peace, Justice & Social Movements; and Field Study Project
Bilbao, Spain (Fall, Spring & Summer options)
Based at the Universidad de Duesto
Business, International Relations, & Spanish (8 credits, summer)
Spanish Language & Culture (8 credits, summer)
Venice, Italy (Summer semester, 4 credits)
“The Myth of Venice: Images in Art, History, Literature, and Film”
American West (Summer semester, 4 credits)
“Environmental Geography of the American West”
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Summer semester, 4 credits)
“Art & Culture of Latin America”
Costa Rica (Summer semester, 4 credits)
Berlin, Germany (Summer semester, 4 credits)
“Comparing Totalitarianism in Berlin”
Shanghai & Beijing, China (Spring break, 1 credit)
Through partnerships with organizations and institutions, students may also participate in programs located in the following countries:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Study Abroad Team:
Ben Levy, Director of Study Abroad & Off-Campus Programs
Kate Godfrey, Study Abroad Coordinator
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