|Centre students have opportunity to study in nation's capital
RELEASED: Dec. 18, 2003
DANVILLE, KYCentre students may now choose to spend a semester studying in Washington, D.C., as part of a new off-campus study program.
"Centre-in-Washington" will be affiliated with American University's Washington Semester Program. Second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible.
"Centre-in-Washington represents a new and exciting development in Centre's continuing process of connecting the liberal arts to the wider world of work and service," said Clarence Wyatt, Pottinger Associate Professor of History at Centre. "Centre alumni and students are famous for their involvement in public life, and the Centre-in-Washington program will enable our students to gain academic and hands-on experience. Also, this new program will enable them to live and work in one of the world's most dynamic cities."
Centre students will have the chance to explore one of 13 different concentrations while at American University, including American politics; economic policy; foreign policy; gender and politics; international business and trade; international environment and development; IT and telecommunications policy; journalism; justice, peace and conflict resolution; public law and transforming communities; and law enforcement: security versus liberty.
Washington internships are a particularly attractive opportunity for Centre students.
Stacey Hohl, a double-major in international studies and history, will be one of the first participants in the new program this spring.
"[The program] is perfect for what I want to do," said Hohl, a junior from Louisville, Ky., who is interested in working for the State Department or the Peace Corps when she graduates. "The fact that it includes an internship is really wonderful. I'll be working in classes and getting the internship experience."
Centre-in-Washington will be available each full term and students can earn 16 credit hours.
Students can take this study opportunity for the cost of Centre's normal tuition. Room and board are available on American's campus. For more information, please contact Wyatt, program liaison, at (859) 238-5243 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Centre's other off-campus study programs, please see http://web.centre.edu/studyabroad/.
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