Dec. 7 is SGA Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline
Contact: Christina Chapple
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University students have until Dec. 7 to apply for Student Government Association scholarships for 2008 summer study abroad programs.
Southeastern SGA is providing $75,600 in funding for nearly 100 study abroad scholarships in 2008, said Charles A. Dranguet, interim director of the university’s International Initiatives Office.
A number of other scholarship opportunities are also available, including six new $400 scholarships being offered through Southeastern’s Institute for Global and Domestic Development.
Dranguet said students who wish to apply for the scholarships will find information and links to application forms online at www.selu.edu/studyabroad. Financial aid can also be applied to study abroad expenses.
The International Initiatives Office is now accepting applications for 15 study abroad opportunities throughout the globe. The application deadline is Feb. 29, 2008, but students should apply as early as possible, Dranguet stressed.
Dranguet said new 2008 programs include special honors studies in Costa Rica and a first-ever spring break (March 21-30) study abroad session to study history, art and architecture in Berlin. New summer programs will also provide opportunities to study Spanish language, culture and literature in Salamanca, Spain; history, political science, art and geography in Austria; business in Panama and in China, and biology in the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rain forests.
Southeastern students can also study Italian language and culture in Rome; tropical ecology in Costa Rica; nursing in Honduras; German language, culture and music in Cologne; business in Costa Rica; French and communication in France and Belgium; English literature and culture in Siena, Italy; and sociology, anthropology and criminal justice in Ecuador.
Application packages and additional information can be found online, while questions about the programs should be directed to the International Initiatives Office, located in East Stadium, room 102, 985-549-2385, or each program’s faculty coordinator.
Program costs include tuition, lodging and some meals, site visits, and lectures by top local experts. The International Initiatives Office and some of the university’s top faculty coordinate the programs, Dranguet said.