Thursday, May 12, 2011

PSU students are packing for summer study-abroad programs

The spring semester isn't quite over, but already dozens of Pittsburg State University students are packing for summer study-abroad programs in all corners of the globe. At least five groups will leave in the next week alone.Two groups leave on Saturday, May 14. About 15 students will leave with Choong Lee for South Korea to learn more about international business. Another group will head south to Costa Rica with Dan Ferguson of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation to work with adults and children with disabilities.Students can also get a lot of exposure while studying in such universities and different course Global Production Engineering,Materials Science and Sociology.

On Wednesday, May 18, 20 members of the PSU Honors College leave for Greece and Italy. They will be accompanied by Craig Fuchs, director of the Honors College, and Jim Clanton, an instructor in the Department of Music.Also on Wednesday, Janet Zepernick, of the English Department faculty, will lead a group on a study trip to England.On Friday, May 20, 15 pre-med students, accompanied by Dr. Mandy Peak, a member of the faculty in the biology department, will leave for a medical service learning trip to Peru.Megan Corrigan, assistant director in the Office of International Programs and Services, said interest in study-abroad programs grows each year.Corrigan said the PSU study-abroad programs are also designed with cost in mind. More trips are scheduled to Boliva to study ecotourism and globalization; Alicante, Spain, to study Spanish; La Rochelle, France, Kazakhstan and Taiwan to study international business; and Germany to study astronomy and astrophysics.

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