Juniata students who are interested in studying abroad during the ’11-’12 academic year applied to site-specific programs in December. This month, the study abroad office let students know their acceptance decisions. A topic buzzing around campus, mainly for sophomores, involves the opportunity to study abroad. Students comment on where they will study, what they will study and what they are most looking forward to:
Jessica Toot ’13, New Oxford, Pa.:
I’m planning on going to Lille, France for the 2011-2012 school year. I will study Sexuality (biology, psychology, gender studies) and French. After going there over the summer, I am most excited to go back to Lille. The city is really beautiful. It will be nice to see old friends again and to experience a change of scenery.
Toni Harr ’13 Johnstown, Pa.:
I am going to Greece. I will be still working on some of my major requirements by taking macroeconomics and my FISHN credits with Classical Greek Art and Astronomy (where it was created!). I am mostly excited to see all of the historic ruins and to travel to all of the Greek Islands. I’m so excited that I would do back flips if I knew how!
Matthew Musser ’13 Liverpool ,Pa.:
I am going to Sapporo, Japan where I will study Eastern philosophy. I am most excited for amazing sushi and to see the ancient architecture.
Anne Alexander ’13, Pittsburgh, Pa.:
I’m going to Ghana, through a SIT program titled Social Transformation and Cultural Expression. I will be in Accra, Ghana but we will go on “excursions” where we stay with Ghanaian families in their homes. I will be taking 16 credits which will include Social Transformation and Cultural Expression Seminar, a language study of Twi, field study seminar, and an independent study project that I will conduct on my own on a topic of my choice.
I chose this trip because my sister went there a number of years ago, with the same program. She keeps in touch with her “family” there and has gone back to visit. Since I was young I have felt a strong connection to Ghana even though I have never been there. The idea that I can make my own study abroad program and experience a different culture is so exciting.
Darcy Stock ’13, Kreamer, Pa.:
I will be going to Guanajuato, Mexico to study the Spanish language and Mexican culture. I am most excited to go paragliding and sampling all of the magnificent spicy food.
-Erin Kreischer ’13, Online Journalist