MSSU Study Abroad Fair November 14

November 8, 2012

Dr. Chad Stebbins

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - MSSU will stage its annual Study Abroad Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Connor Ballroom of the BSC.

The fair will feature nine short-term trips led by MSSU faculty as well as opportunities for students to spend an entire semester abroad. Andrew Wingfield from GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and April Wyatt from International Studies Abroad will also be on hand to promote their study abroad programs.

The nine short-term trips are:

International Media Seminar in Paris, March 16-24. A week-long seminar at the American University of Paris featuring sessions with international journalists, diplomats, Parisian writers, media executives and TV personalities. The group will be led by Olive Sullivan and Rhonda Clark.

Community Health in the British Virgin Islands, April 4-12. Students in nursing, dental hygiene, and respiratory therapy will conduct screenings, physical assessments, and home health visits while also administering immunizations and providing individualized education at clinics. The group will be led by Grace Ayton, Diane Moore, and Glenda Pippin.

China: Global Economic Leader, May 12-25. Five days will be spent in Beijing, two in Xian, and five in Shanghai. In Beijing, students will concentrate on historical, cultural, and political aspects; in Xian, historical and cultural; and in Shanghai, business. The group will be led by Chris Moos and Tom Schmidt.

Caribbean Animal Behavior: A Focus on Marine and Tropical Species, June 9-23. Focuses on the field of marine and topical animal behavior from a psychological perspective. In Belize, the group will have multiple opportunities to observe tropical and marine animals in their natural environment. The group will be led by Karen Kostan and Danny Overdeer.

A Tale of Two Cities: London and Paris, June 8-23. Students will spend 12 days in London exploring such topics as urban renewal, cultural/ethnic diversity, the impact of the 2012 Olympics, the BBC, religion, public space, and crime prevention and security. Three days in Paris will round out the experience and give participants the opportunity to compare and contrast two global cities. The group will be led by Chad Stebbins and Tim Wilson.

Summer Study Abroad in Quito, Ecuador, May 18 to June 15. An immersion program at La Universidad de las Americas that includes classes in the morning, activities in the afternoon, and weekend excursions to Otavalo, Baños, and volcanoes and hot springs. The group will be led by Susana Liso and Vanessa Rodriguez De La Vega.

Summer in Sweden, May 23 to June 27. Students will complete a Swedish Photography Seminar (3 hours) with Swedish photographer Örjan Henriksson and an Art of Scandinavia seminar (3 hours) during weekend field trips to world-class museums and galleries in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Berlin. The group will be led by Devon Estes.

Summer Study Abroad in Ansbach, Germany, May 14 to June 14. The first three weeks will be spent at the University of Ansbach and will include small language and culture missions to enable students to explore varied aspects of life in the local community as well as historical and cultural sites in the vicinity and short field trips to Nuremberg, Rothenburg, and Munich. During the last week the group will travel and visit historic sites in Austria (Innsbruck and Salzburg), the northern tip of Italy, Switzerland, the Neuschwanstein Castle and Lake Constance. The group will be led by Sabine Cramer.

ClarinetFest to Rome and Assisi, Italy, July 21 to August 3. The trip will center around the four-day International Clarinet Association conference in Assisi and includes an extensive stay in Rome. The group will be led by Cheryl Cifelli.

MSSU students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and full-time status are eligible to receive a $750 Student Study Abroad Grant from the Institute of International Studies. Students who study abroad for an entire semester are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant.