Study Abroad Night Announces International Opportunities

Feb. 11, 2003

Baylor University's department of student union and office of international programs will host Study Abroad Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center. The free event is open to all Baylor students. Refreshments will be served.

Study Abroad Night promotes awareness of opportunities in international studies and ministries. The event also allows students to interact with professors and former student travelers and to receive information on scholarships and programs available in more than 17 countries. Italy, Jamaica, Thailand and Argentina are a few of the destinations that offer programs.

"Students who study abroad can meet new people who have different ideas about how the world works," said Dr. Joan Supplee, director of the Latin American studies program. "In Argentina, you can learn about our neighbors to the south who we are about join in a major free trade agreement. Also, you can ski in the summer."

Students who study abroad often say it was the best time of their Baylor career.

"It can be challenging socially, personally and academically," said Jessica King, international student and exchange program adviser.

Garrett Logsdon, a senior from Alvin, said his study abroad experience was one he will never forget. From Nepal to Holland and from America to France, each person he met broadened his view of the world.

"I realized how every country and culture is unique and special," Logsdon said. "I learned about the world's view of America and I saw America from a third-person perspective."

Steve Graves, director of student ministries and missions, will be available to discuss ministries abroad, and students will be able to visit with Dr. David Uber and Jenny Cook about scholarship opportunities.

For more information, contact the student union department at 710-3211.

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