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Global Engagement



Program at a glance:
Travel Dates March 2-11, 2018
ELIT1410 "Canadian Literature" (3 credits)
Prerequisites: COSK1220
Dr. Sylvia Pamboukian, SCIS
JRNL3075 "Communication Abroad" (3 credits)
Prerequisites: JRNL2015 or instructor permission
Dr. Anthony Moretti, SCIS
$500 Deposit due December 5, 2017 ($250 of deposit is non-refundable)
$1000 Second Payment due January 16, 2018
$1000 Final Payment due February 13, 2018


Course Information

The Program Fee includes participation in the following course.

ELIT1410 "Canadian Literature" (3 credits)
Prerequisites: COSK1220
This faculty-led study abroad course is an introduction to the literature and culture of Canada, focusing on the cross-cultural educational experience for American students. Through the process of close reading, analysis, and interpretation of literature, students are invited to make connections between themes and concepts associated with the Canadian experience (including aboriginal, immigrant, Francophone, and Anglophone perspectives) and their own experiences in Canada.


JRNL3075 "Communication Abroad" (3 credits)
Prerequisites: JRNL2015 or instructor permission
The course prepares students to write and report in a converged media world with an emphasis on constructing short- and long-form multimedia reports in an international environment. The course considers issues such as accuracy, credibility, ethics, research, and sourcing. Assignments will simulate professional media activities and build on information gathering techniques and news writing/reporting skills learned in other classes.


Program In Focus


The Program Fee for this Faculty-Led program will be $2500 per student, in addition to tuition. The tuition for this course is covered by your Spring 2018 tuition payment.
The fee includes: airfare, housing, most meals, mandatory excursions (for example, museum fees, company visits, historical sites), and supplementary travel insurance.
The fee does not include: personal spending money, some meals, elective (free time) excursions, passport fees, overweight baggage fees.

Payment Due Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017: $500 Deposit Due ($250 non-refundable)
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018: $1000 Second Payment Due
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018: $1000 Final Payment Due
You may make payment by credit card on our online payment page, or by check (payable to "Robert Morris University") or cash at the Center for Global Engagement office on campus. 


CGE offers competitive scholarships that give select students funding that will be applied toward the total Program Fee for a 2018 FLEAP. In order to be eligible, you must complete an application, original essay, and a letter of reference. These should be submitted along with the rest of your FLEAP registration materials by December 5, 2017. 

Travel Guidelines

The international travel component of this program includes travel from Pittsburgh International Airport to the country and back. No exceptions will be made concerning alternate travel arrangements.

To Register

Students can register for the course by logging into Sentry Secured Services and adding this course to their Spring 2018 schedule. Once you have registered, then complete the Faculty Led (FLEAP) Application and submit it to CGE along with a copy of your passport and current health insurance card.  You can pick up an application in the CGE or download the application forms here.  
The application, passport, and health insurance information are due with your $500 deposit on December 5, 2017.

Mandatory Orientation  

All participating students are required to attend one of the mandatory Orientations held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 

Want to learn more? 

If you have further questions, please contact Phil Hnatkovich at the Center for Global Engagement at 412-397-6825 or hnatkovichp@rmu.edu.

Please note: Program itineraries are tentative and are subject to change.