When the words “Study Away” hit your ears, what are the first things you think of? Too much time? Too much money? Too much commitment? Slowing down your four-year graduation plan? Well good news! Opportunities abroad DO exist for people with more personal, time, academic, or financial restrictions. Have you heard about the short term, faculty led trip this upcoming summer to Argentina?
Dr. Jef Cornelius-White is leading a Study Away program in July 2014 to Buenos Aires. Centered on diversity and emotional intelligence, participants will have opportunity to find more of themselves, while understanding more of the world and others’ perspectives. An international diversity conference will give students a chance to interact, make friends, and present on diversity issues with a group from around the globe. When not at the conference, participants will have a chance to explore the city and its culture with Argentinian hosts.
Past student participants have rated their experiences with Dr. Jef’s past Study Away program last year in Brazil as exceptional. Utilizing his own contacts to help develop a course of study relevant to students of many different fields is what Dr. Jef does. No need to worry about pointless coursework on this trip. By crafting a purposeful trip, emotional intelligence and diversity issues are applied to any discipline and you help craft your own goals so the course is as relevant as possible to you. Students will receive 3 hours credit in IDS 397 or COU 700.
Want to learn more? Check out these resources:
Study Away – Argentina Informational Flyer
Beyond Frontiers: Experiencing Diversity (International Conference)
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Away
Study Away Application
News-Leader Story on Summer 2013 Brazil Trip
Wanting to actually get that Global Perspective people keep talking about by stepping off American soil this summer? To get more information, notification of upcoming info sessions, or just get those questions off your chest, email Dr. Jef Cornelius-White at email@example.com or Michelle Ciesielski, co-instructor at Michelle911@live.missouristate.edu.