Centre launches new summer abroad programs
February 11, 2010 By Laura Pasley '10
week summer term as well, is a popular study abroad program.
Here, students taking part in the 2008 program enjoy a playful
moment while exploring the country's famous landmarks.
Students who study abroad with Centre-in-Strasbourg often
travel as a group to Paris, where they visit the Louvre (above)
and other well-known sites.
Though Centre offers numerous study abroad programs in every term, athletic seasons or class schedules may make it difficult for some students to go abroad during an average school year.
In hopes of providing all Centre students with a conflict-free opportunity to study abroad, Centre is expanding the Early Summer Abroad Program, which allows students to study internationally during three weeks in May or June.
Programs that already exist for Centre students wishing to study abroad in the summer include Centre-In-Strasbourg, which takes place in Strasbourg, France, and Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) programs, which allow students to study in a number of countries. The KIIS offerings for summer 2010 include Argentina, Austria, Berlin, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, Istanbul, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Munich, Paris, Poland and Ukraine (Krakow and Kiev), Prague, Salzburg and Spain.
The new additions for Summer 2010 include the Early Summer Merida Program in Merida, Mexico, and in Summer 2011, an archeological dig in Israel, where students will help excavate Cana of Galilee with Centre religion professor Dr. Tom McCollough.
Dr. Milton Reigelman, director of international programs, says that the new Early Summer Merida Program is "a perfect introduction to study abroad."
Angela Tronzo ’11 from Bardstown, Ky., took advantage of the Strasbourg Early Summer program, in part, because it allowed her to not miss any of part of her basketball season.
"It's also good for those who tend to get homesick," she added. "Three weeks can be just the right amount of time to see many of the sites that need to be seen."
Teammate Amanda Stovall ’11 agreed that not missing part of the basketball season was a primary reason she chose the Strasbourg Early Summer Abroad program. However, the biology major from Louisville also found it fit her better academically as well.
"The summer program worked well with my schedule of science classes and labs," Stovall said. "It allows those whose schedules would make it difficult to study abroad to miss a full term of labs or other classes that are only offered on Centre's campus."
Whether for athletic or for academic reasons, the expansion of the Early Summer programs will offer even more Centre students the opportunity to travel abroad, no matter their circumstances and goals for college.
For more information on summer study abroad opportunities, click here.