There are many benefits to studying abroad, and Director of International Education JoAnn Bennett was quick to name the reasons, including standing out among grad school and future job applicants. There are still a very small percentage of students who do study abroad, so it automatically sticks out on your resume.
“There is no better way to understand difference,” adds Bennett, who believes that experiences such as these summer programs offered at Witt help to educate the whole person. “And it’s an immense amount of fun.”
The following programs are being offered this summer where students will travel with a group of fellow Wittenbergers and Wittenberg faculty.
Even if these summer programs aren’t in the cards for you this summer, there are still a lot of opportunities to make studying abroad a reality.
“Whatever way you can make it work,” said Bennett, “do it.”
Paris: May 22-June 17, 2011
Contact: Dr. Leanne Wierenga firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Amy Livingstone email@example.com
Deadline: Feb. 4th (email right away if you’re interested)
No language requirement.
Cost: $5,000 which includes two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), a metro pass, guided tours, and day trips
Not Included: airfare or books
Courses Offered: History 201H “Castles and Cathedrals” and French 140A “French Fairy Tales”
Total credits: six
Highlights: Students will visit the Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre, and the Château de Vincennes.
Germany: May 23-June 26, 2011
Contact: Dr. Timothy Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Feb. 21
Requirements: German 112
Accommodations: Students stay with host families
Cost: around $3700 not including airfare
Courses: The five week course is language based with a cultural emphasis.
Total Credits: six
Highlights: The program includes trips to other cities outside Wittenberg, Germany including Dresden, Halle, and Berlin.
Hong Kong: May 15-June 12, 2011
Contact: Dr. Howard Choy email@example.com
Deadline: Feb 11th
Cost: $3,800 which includes transportation and five group meals
Not included: majority of meals (inexpensive) and airfare
No Language requirement
Courses Offered: Business 290C “Global Business in China” and Chinese 230C “Introduction to Business Chinese and Hong Kong Culture”
Total Credits: six
Highlights: Day trip to Hong Kong Disneyland
(Catie Stipe / firstname.lastname@example.org)