Ramapo College of New Jersey launched a Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization beginning in Fall 2015. In addition to specific targets within the plan, each academic year will also have a specific region of focus. Through these regional foci, our goal is to increase global awareness and the multitude of opportunities and initiatives the College is involved. Below, you will find specific details about some of these initiatives, plus an extensive calendar of events.
Opportunities for Students
Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America
Featured Study Abroad Program in Latin America: Peru – International Business Experience
led by Ramapo Professor Gladys Torres-Baumgarten / 4 credits / Summer 2016 / Deadline: March 1, 2016
Study Abroad Scholarship for Latin America (other scholarships can be found here: https://www.ramapo.edu/study-abroad/scholarships/)
Spring 2016 Course options with a focus on Latin America: Crossing Borders (ANTH314), Art of Reading (SPAN303), Early Transatlantic Encounters (SPAN404), Music in Latin America (MUSI203), Colonial Latin America (HIST282), Nueva York Latino (SPAN330), & Survey of Latin American Literature (LITR275). You may also view the 2015-2016 course catalog for Latin American Studies.
HAPPY HOURS: Learn or practice PORTUGUESE (Tuesdays, 3-4pm, ASB-123) or SPANISH (Wednesdays, 3-4pm, A-101) through casual conversations with other students.
The following is a list of student clubs of potential interest: catalog
Association of Latinos Moving Ahead (ALMA)
Diversity Action Committee Student Club
International Student Organization (ISO)
Organization of Latino Unity
Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA)
Opportunities for Faculty
Grants were made available to support Faculty initiatives during AY15-16 to support the Year of Latin America. 15 grants of up to $2,000 were available to full-time faculty for travel to or related to Latin America. The following criteria and procedures were applied in distributing these funds:
- Proposals will be vetted by the dean, recommended by Deans’ Council, and funded by the Provost;
- Proposals will be reviewed by Deans’ Council on a rolling basis;
- Proposals may involve scholarship, teaching and learning, or service/civic engagement in and/or involving Latin America;
- Proposals should be submitted to the dean on the Travel Request form with an agenda or a narrative attached;
- An end of the year reception will be held for grant awardees at which time awardees will report out on their funded work related to Latin America.
organized visits in either groups or as an individual, to partner institutions with subsidized expenses. The following links below provide you with details on available group visits and how to apply.
International Studies Abroad
SIT Study Abroad
*If Faculty are interested in visiting any of our overseas partners, please contact the Roukema Center for International Education and the Director can help coordinate this for you.
Faculty Development Seminars
faculty-only seminars on specific topics held overseas
CIEE – http://www.ciee.org/international-faculty-development-seminars/seminars/
Options available in Latin America: Brazil, Peru, & Cuba
The George T. Potter Library will be hosting a book club with a focus on Latin@s and Latin America.
Fall Semester Book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Books will be provided to the first 15 individuals who sign up. This group is open to faculty, staff and students. First priority of books will go to students. Please contact Katie Maricic Cohen(email@example.com) or Sam Wittenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to sign up. This program has been supported by the Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education. Discussion group will meet monthly from 12:05-12:50pm in A220 on the following dates: 10/6, 11/3 & 12/8.
Spring Semester Book: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz
Books will be provided to the first 15 individuals who sign up. This group is open to faculty, staff and students. First priority of books will go to students. Please contact Katie Maricic Cohen(email@example.com) or Sam Wittenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to sign up. This program has been supported by the Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education. Discussion group will once a month starting in February. Discussion group will meet monthly from 1:00-1:50pm in Potter Library Reading Lounge on the following dates: 2/08, 3/7 & 4/11.
Calendar of Events