Study Abroad: Not Just for Undergrads Anymore!

After years of missed opportunities to travel abroad during high school and undergrad, I am so excited to finally say that this summer I will be going to Rome with GSLIS!! For several years Simmons has provided library students the opportunity to study abroad with courses offered in Yonsei, Korea, and this summer the program is expanding by adding an additional trip to Rome, Italy.

Simmons GSLIS is collaborating with St. John's University Division of Library & Information Science in New York and each school will be offering two courses from which students can choose. The program runs from May 23 through June 10 and I will be taking Intellectual Freedom and Censorship (LIS 493) with Professor Laura Saunders. The course will begin with readings and online forums several weeks prior to our departure and conclude with a research paper due after our return to Boston. This way our time in Rome can be spent focusing on discussions in class, and of course, exploring all of the wonderful culture, history, and food the city has to offer.

As the trip gets closer, I will be sure to update with more details. I cannot wait to share my experience of taking library school to Europe! In the meantime, for more information about traveling abroad with GSLIS check out:

Later in the summer, I will also be attending the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago with several of my classmates.  Its only March 1st and already I cannot wait for summer to start so I can get traveling... Stay tuned!!


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