Study-abroad info session: It’s never too early to begin planning for your semester or year abroad. The first step is to attend an Info Session to learn about the variety of programs available, and how to select the one that’s right for you. Attend a session this week at noon Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the International Education Center (IEC) resource library at 44 N. Cleveland Ave. The application deadline for spring semester is Oct. 15; however, some programs have an earlier deadline and some programs fill early. Contact the IEC for more details at (96)2-6450.

Peer advisers in the International Education Center: The IEC introduces the peer advising team for 1999-2000. Study-abroad returnees Michelle Roman (Northern Ireland), Sarah Huesing (Spain), Joe Schafer (Austria) and Megan Conley (England) will assist students seeking preliminary information about studying abroad. They are on staff in the IEC throughout the week. They are available both on a walk-in and an appointment basis. Contact the IEC at (96)2-6450 to schedule a meeting time.

Center for Education Abroad: Leann Schmitz of the Center for Education Abroad at Beaver College will visit St. Thomas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Campus Square and hold a special Info Session on CEA’s programs at 1 p.m. in the International Education Center (IEC). CEA offers programs to British, Irish and Australian universities, as well as internship programs in London, Dublin and in the new Scottish Parliament.

London Business Semester 2000: Information and applications for the London Business Semester fall 2000 will be available in late September. The priority application deadline is Friday, Dec. 3, 1999. Sophomore business majors and minors should watch their campus mailboxes for more information.

Liberal Arts Semester: Applications for the Liberal Arts Semester, set to begin spring semester 2001 in Paris, will be available in November 1999 in the IEC. First-year students should watch their campus mailboxes in October for a mailing about this new program, in which students may fulfill general requirements in history, fine arts, Faith and the Catholic Tradition, and a second or third semester of French language study. The priority application deadline is April 10, 2000.

January Term Abroad 2000 still accepting applications!

Many courses are still open and accepting for January Term Abroad 2000, giving students an opportunity to travel to faraway places and earn credit at the same time.

New courses added for January Term Abroad 2000

  • UST: Social Work in Nicaragua: Challenges in Social Justice

Taught by Randy Herman, Social Work Department

Counts toward social work major

  • UST: Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Fulfills Spanish levels 211, 212 or 305 Conversation

  • Augsburg: Sailing in the Virgin Islands. Joyce Pfaff, Augsburg faculty member and director for this course, will be on campus at noon Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the International Education Center. She will discuss specifics of the course and will have photos to show interested students.

Great open courses taught by UST professors:

  • UMAIE: Beginning or Advanced German in Germany

Taught by Paul Schons, Modern and Classical Languages Department

Fulfills German 111 or an upper-level major course.

  • UMAIE: Converging Cultures in Mexico’s Yucatan

Taught by Lon Otto, English Department, and Susan Webster, Art History Department

Fulfills the fine arts and human diversity requirements. Counts toward art history major.

  • UMAIE: Literary, Musical, and Historical Representation in Present-Day Argentine Culture

Taught by Sonia Feigenbaum and Susana Sandmann, Modern and Classical Languages Department

Fulfills social analysis and human diversity requirements

Other courses still accepting applications

  • HECUA: Development and Community in Bangladesh
  • HECUA: Environment, Economy, and Community
  • UMAIE: Advanced Spanish and Language in Argentina
  • UMAIE: Americans in Paris
  • UMAIE: Egypt in Transition
  • UMAIE: From Jerusalem to Malta

Most courses have an application deadline of Oct. 21, but some courses will have a earlier deadline. Course descriptions, cost information and applications are available from International Education, 44 N. Cleveland Ave., (96)2-6450.

UMAIE Representative to visit St. Thomas: Kathy Willemssem from Seminars International will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in Campus Square. She will have course information and be available to answer questions regarding the UMAIE January Term Abroad courses.

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