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June 2012

International Education
Tanzania, East Africa; Photo taken by junior Kate Indeck, marine science and environmental studies major
Taj-ul Masajid in Bhopal, India
Photo taken by Wesley Lucas '12, psychology graduate
View more photos from the 2012 Winter Term Photo Contest here

As your student prepares for the 2012-2013 academic year, consider his or her opportunities to study abroad through a Winter Term, Spring Semester or Spring-into-Summer Program. You may find the next few months, before the academic year begins, a good time to help your student prepare for international travel. Below is a sneak peek at the destination and course offerings and important dates for your calendar. As noted, more information will be available in August.   



2013 Study Abroad Opportunities for Winter Term, Spring Semester and Spring-into-Summer*


Winter Term 2013 Programs



Service and Challenges of East Africa,  

Professor Brian MacHarg


Austria (Vienna)

Music and Art, Professor Marion Smith



Bahamas: Field Anthropology, Professor Allan Meyers


Costa Rica                    

Service, Reforestation and Culture,  

Professor Doug McMahon



Contemporary Society and Culture,  

Professor Yanira Angulo-Cano



Galapagos Islands, Professor Joel Thompson



Language Immersion, Professor Nancy DiBella



France in Antiquity: Anthropology, Professor Scott Burnett



Language Immersion, Professor Ashley Scheu



Tropical Marine Environments, Professor David Duncan


Italy (Sicily)

Language Immersion, Professor Thomas DiSalvo



History of Science, Professor Steve Denison


New Mexico

Ghost Ranch (professor TBA)


New York

United Nations, Professor Anthony Brunello



Service-Learning, Professor Olivier Debure



The Magic of Art, Professor Brian Ransom


Sacred Byzantium

Ancient Religions and Civilizations, Professor Bruce Foltz


South Africa

Cultural and Natural Environments of the World,  

Professor Gregg Brooks


Southeast Asia

Management, Professor Ed Grasso


Spain (Madrid)

Language Immersion, Professor Yolanda Molina



Contemporary Buddhist Activism,  

Professor Michael Jerryson



Spring Semester 2013 Programs


Arequipa and Cusco, Peru       

Latin America Study Center (professor TBA)


London, U.K.

London Study Centre, Professor Jared Stark


Xiamen, China

China Study Center, Professor Ed Grasso



Spring-into-Summer 2013 Programs


This new model of study abroad allows students to register for a program as part of their Spring Semester courses and prepare for travel that commences at the end of the semester (May-June 2013).


Cultural and Natural Environments of the World: The British Isles, Professor Joel Thompson


Service-Learning in Russia, Professor Bruce Foltz


*Please note: Additional program details, including costs, will be available by August 15. A full list of all Study Abroad programs will be posted on the International Education Web site.  


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Transfer Student Orientation

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Family Weekend 2013

February 22-24    



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U.S. Passport Renewal: Now is a good time to check student passports and expiration dates. A passport should be renewed approximately nine months prior to expiration. Some countries require that a passport be valid at least six months beyond the end date of a trip. If you are planning for Winter Term, passports cannot expire prior to August 1, 2013. Renew now! If your student does not have a passport, apply now to ensure documents are in order for program applications.


Registration Deadline for Winter Term 2013: Late September (More information will be announced.)


Winter Term 2013: Wednesday, January 2-Friday, January 25



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Diane Ferris

Director of International Education

Toll-Free: 800-456-9009

Office: 727-864-8381