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February 28 is application deadline for 2007 Study Abroad programs

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – It is not too late for Southeastern Louisiana University students to sign up for a dozen summer study abroad programs that will be offered in Europe and Latin America.

     Applications are still being accepted for 2007 study abroad programs in Costa Rica, France, Honduras, Austria, Ecuador, Italy, Germany, and Spain.

     The application deadline is Feb. 28. Some limited scholarships are still available and financial aid can be applied to study abroad expenses, said Charles Dranguet, interim director of Southeastern’s International Initiatives Office.

     “Study abroad really is a passport to success,” said Dranguet. “It adds an invaluable dimension to a student’s academic, cultural, and professional development, and provides advantages in an increasingly competitive job market. Experiencing another country and its culture firsthand also helps students to better understand our own society and culture, our place in the global community, and our common human heritage.”

     Through the summer programs, which are led by some of Southeastern’s best faculty, students can earn up to six hours of academic credit.

     They can study business, sociology, criminal justice and tropical ecology in Costa Rica; nursing in Honduras; Italian language and English literature in Italy; music and German language and culture in Cologne; Spanish language in Valencia, Spain; French language and culture, and biology in France; Spanish, sociology, anthropology and biology in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands; and political science and history in Salzburg, Austria.

     Application packages and complete information on program dates, courses and fees are available online at and through the International Initiatives Office, East Stadium, room 102, 985-549-2385.

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