Sept. 30 — British Isles, Australia and New Zealand: Mickey Slind, a representative from Butler ISA, will visit St. Thomas on Thursday, Sept. 30. Butler ISA offers students the opportunity to enroll directly in universities in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It also offers study-abroad programs in Latin America and will begin a new program to Cuba in fall 2000.

The Butler representative will join the Study Abroad Info Session at the International Education Center at 10 a.m. and then will staff a table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Campus Square.

Oct. 1 — Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain: Come and learn about study abroad at IES. Interested students are invited to a pizza lunch with IES representative Cheryl Bragonier from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Fireside Room, second floor, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

IES offers students the opportunity to study in Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain. IES programs in Austria, Germany, and Italy offer courses in English.

UST returnees from IES programs will be available to share their experiences.

January course in New York to study the United Nations: Hamline University will offer a January Term 2000 course in New York City. It will be taught by James Olson, vice president of the United Nations Association.

The course will begin Jan. 3 with an introduction to the UN, the United States’ relationship to the UN and current items on the agenda. The first week will be taught on the Hamline University campus. Students will then spend three weeks living in New York across from the UN. Mornings will be filled with speakers from various missions and UN offices and the afternoons will be reserved for student research with a specific office or mission at the UN. This is a competitive program and students will be assigned an office or mission based upon the position paper they submit with their application.

Course objectives include:

  • To familiarize students with the role of the UN system in international relations
  • To provide first-hand contact by spending time in UN headquarters and meeting international civil servants and diplomats
  • To enable students to assess the strengths and limitations of the UN system and US participation in that system;
  • To introduce the students to multilateral diplomacy.

The program fee is $2,000 and includes: round-trip airfare from Minneapolis to New York, accommodations at the Bedford Suites, two banquets, use of Hamline and UN facilities (including unrestricted access to UN library and archives), course materials, all guest lectures and tours. Individual recreation and personal expenses are not included. A $75 off-campus study fee will be charged at time of registration.

The class size is limited to 20 and space is filling quickly. Application deadline is Oct. 21.

Interested students should contact Sarah Spencer, International Education Center, at (651) 962-6450.

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