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Apply by Feb. 29 for 2008 study abroad programs

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMONDSoutheastern Louisiana University students have until Feb. 29 to sign up for the university’s 2008 worldwide summer study abroad programs.

     Through the 15 summer programs, led by some of Southeastern’s best faculty, students can earn up to six hours of academic credit.

     New 2008 programs include special honors studies in Costa Rica and a spring break (March 21-30) study abroad session to study history, art and architecture in Berlin. For the first time this summer, students can also 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 also have the opportunity to study tropical ecology in Costa Rica; Italian language and culture in Rome; 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.

     Charles Dranguet, interim director of Southeastern’s International Initiatives Office, said the tropical ecology program in Costa Rica, previously restricted to biology majors, is now open to any Southeastern student who has taken General Biology 106. The pre-requisite courses for biology majors are General Biology 151 and 153.

     Students can earn four credit hours for the May 19-29 program, led by Southeastern biology professors Roldan Valverde and Brian Crother. The program includes lectures, visits to several biological stations and time to enjoy the local culture.

     Dranguet said some limited scholarships are still available and financial aid can be applied to study abroad expenses.

     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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