Meredith College Sees 50% Increase in Summer Study Abroad Participation

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There are more than 100 students studying abroad through Meredith College faculty-led programs this summer, an increase of nearly 50% over the faculty-led study abroad participants in the summer of 2013.

The number of students who are participating in one of nine programs led by Meredith faculty represents the largest participation rate and number of programs since 2009.

Meredith summer 2014 faculty-led programs include four options housed at Meredith’s study abroad location in Sansepolcro, Italy. These include Meredith’s long-running Italy/Switzerland program, as well as Childhood Italian Style, in partnership with UNC-Charlotte, a graduate education opportunity designed for in-service teachers, and an Italy-focused opera experience, in partnership with University of Toledo and the North Carolina Young Artists Project.

Meredith faculty are also leading a Business in China program for undergraduate and Meredith MBA students, an environment and literature program in Iceland, a fashion and internship program in Paris, France, a language and culture program in Spain, and a program in the United Kingdom featuring literature and interior design options. Students can choose to combine the Italy/Switzerland and United Kingdom options into one program, during which they can earn 12 academic credits in one summer.

Several Meredith students are also participating on independent provider programs throughout the world this summer. Students are engaging in study at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, conducting research on sharks in South Africa, learning photography in the outback of Australia, becoming immersed in language and culture in Cuba, exploring dance and performing arts in Argentina, engaging in French language and cultural studies in Angers, France, studying psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark, and making degree progress in the heart of London.

“The Office of International Programs would like to thank the tremendously dedicated faculty who are leading students abroad throughout the world this summer, as well as our many colleagues across campus who offered support and encouragement to Meredith students as they prepared for summer study abroad programs,” said Brooke Shurer, director of international programs.  

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