More than 90 students venture abroad with ACU this summerPosted August 09, 2013
ACU’s study abroad summer programs continue to grow in size and location each year. This summer, more than 90 students are participating in seven programs offered by the Center for International Education. In addition to major-specific programs for ACU students, the art and design department is partnering with Summer Academy to offer high school students an opportunity to take classes in Oxford, England, while earning three hours of college credit.
Summer major-specific programs include:
- French in Lille, France:
Faculty: Yann Opsitch
May 31 – July 7
- COBA (College of Business Administration) in Oxford, England:
Faculty: Dr. Jonathan Stewart & Dr. Monty Lynn
June 3 – July 4
- JMC (Journalism and Mass Communication) in Europe:
Faculty: Dr. Susan Lewis & Joyce Haley
June 3 – July 5
Based in Leipzig, Germany
- Psychology in Leipzig, Germany:
Faculty: Dr. David McAnulty
June 3 – July 4
- Shakespeare in Oxford, England:
Faculty: Dr. Joe Stephenson
July 8 – July 30
- Biology in Oxford, England:
Faculty: Thomas E. Lee Jr.
June 15 – August 12
“We are thrilled that more than 90 students are abroad with ACU this summer,” says Stephen Shewmaker, director for the Center for International Education. “These study abroad experiences are highly transformative and give students the opportunity to stretch the bounds of their education academically, spiritually and personally while having the opportunity to walk beside ACU's outstanding faculty members as they guide them through the experience.”
In addition to making these summer programs run smoothly, Shewmaker and Dr. Stephen Johnson, dean of the Honors College, are developing a new study abroad program. Open only to Honors College students, the program will include six weeks in the United Kingdom, Spain and Ghana, starting in the summer of 2014. Another change is set to occur in 2015, when ACU Study Abroad will begin offering regular summer programs in Asia.
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