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Summer Study Abroad Increases by 50 Percent

Meredith students study abroad in Italy

More than 100 students studied abroad through Meredith College faculty-led programs in the summer of 2014, an increase of nearly 50% over the faculty-led study abroad participants the previous summer.

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

Summer 2014 faculty-led programs included options housed at Meredith’s study abroad location in Sansepolcro, Italy. These were the College’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 also led 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, a language and culture program in Spain, and a program in the United Kingdom featuring literature and interior design options.

Several other Meredith students studied abroad throughout the world, completing coursework at the London School of Economics, 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, and studying psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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