Baylor Study Abroad Information

Aug. 10, 2006

Baylor contact: Dr. Bill Mitchell, Center for International Education, (254) 710-2657, Bill_Mitchell@baylor.edu

As of 9 a.m. CDT, Aug. 11, 2006

Baylor University students and faculty with two study abroad programs in Europe are back in Texas this morning.

Thirty-seven students and five faculty members with Baylor in Oxford and Baylor in Spain-Denia flew back to the United States around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Three Baylor students and three faculty members, who spent the past two weeks with Baylor's Armenia 2006 missions trip through University Ministries, were delayed yesterday at London's Heathrow Airport. However, they are scheduled to fly back to Texas today.

As of 12:30 p.m. CDT, Aug. 10, 2006

Some air travel back to the United States has been disrupted for Baylor University students and faculty with study abroad programs currently in Europe.

Police in the United Kingdom today announced that they had foiled an alleged terrorist plot to detonate bombs on airliners bound for the United States. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, canceled incoming flights and air traffic has been disrupted throughout the region.

Baylor's largest study-abroad group, Baylor in Great Britain, returned to the United States on Aug. 9. As of 12:30 p.m. CDT today, two other programs - Baylor in Oxford and Baylor in Spain-Denia - are en route back to the United States.

Three Baylor students and three faculty members, who spent the past two weeks with Baylor's Armenia 2006 missions trip through University Ministries, are delayed in London because of the cancelled flights. However, they are scheduled to return to the U.S. tomorrow.

Here is the latest information on Baylor study abroad programs:

Baylor in Great Britain
• Current status: Returned to the U.S. yesterday
• Number of participants: 89 students, 10 faculty
• Type of program: Group study-abroad
• Additional info: "The largest and oldest summer study abroad program at Baylor"
• Dates of 2006 program: July 6-Aug. 9

Baylor in Oxford, led by Dr. James SoRelle, professor of history
• Current status: They are in flight back to the U.S. right now.
• Number of participants: 14 students, 3 faculty
• Type of program: Group study-abroad
• Additional info: Home base of Baylor in Oxford is Christ Church
• Dates of 2006 program: July 5-Aug. 10

Baylor in Spain-Denia, led by Dr. Linda McManness, associate professor of Spanish
• Current status: They are in flight back to the U.S. right now.
• Number of participants: 23 students, 2 faculty
• Type of program: Group study-abroad
• Additional info: "The program mission is to combine Spanish learning with practical use of the language in a church setting. This program of studies is designed for students with interest in Spanish language church work."
• Dates of 2006 program: July 6-Aug. 10

Baylor in Germany, led by Dr. Andrew Wisely, professor and division director of German and Russian
• Current status: They return to the U.S. in the coming days.
• Number of participants: 9 students, 2 faculty
• Type of program: Group study-abroad
• Additional info: "allows students to earn six credit hours in language and culture while traveling and studying in Germany with Baylor professors"

Baylor in Austria, led by Dr. Jerry Gordon, professor of music
• Current status: They return to the U.S. in the coming days.
• Number of participants: 13 students and 4 faculty
• Type of program: Group study-abroad

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