Gustavus Adolphus College Students Study Abroad and Throughout the United States

Posted on January 26th, 2005 by

Sarah Schueffner ‘06 in front of Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland

Sarah Schueffner ‘06 in front of Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland

Becky Arbin ‘06 in India

Becky Arbin ‘06 in India

This January, 242 Gustavus Adolphus College students are studying abroad in international study programs. In addition, 74 students are traveling domestically for January Term, including tours by the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra.

The college-led study abroad classes meet in 15 countries around the world. In one course, 16 students began examining the culture of tourism in Thailand, which has now changed with the recent devastation of a tsunami. Students are also traveling to Spain, Morocco, El Salvador, Honduras, Scotland, Ireland, India, and Fiji, among others.

In addition to the trips led by Gustavus, ten students are traveling on independent studies, and are taking part in international career explorations.

Gustavus students also are traveling to Bangladesh with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), a group founded in 1971, of colleges and universities committed to create experiential learning opportunities in off-campus settings.

Additionally, 41 of the students studying abroad are enrolled in courses sponsored by the Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education, (UMAIE). This January, UMAIE is offering 16 courses in 17 countries and 77 cities, on 4 continents.

Two Gustavus students currently studying abroad are also blogging for Gustavus. Sarah Schueffner ’06, a communication studies major from Stillwater, Minn., is taking classes in Celtic studies and religion in Edinburgh, Scotland through the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA). Becky Arbin ’06, a political science major from Deerwood, Minn., is spending the year in Varanasi, India on the University of Wisconsin’s College Year in India program. Arbin has been studying Hindi, the north Indian classical dance of Kathak, and the Indian student diaspora.

Previous study-abroad blogs have been posted by Lindsey Reimnitz ’06, a political science and women’s studies major from Corsica, S.D.; Jared Lee ’05, a physics major from Cumberland, Wisc.; and Sarah Hawkins ’06, a theatre major from North Manchester, Ind.


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