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Southeastern study abroad program accepting applications

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Applications are now being accepted for Southeastern Louisiana University’s study abroad program, which has been expanded to 19 programs covering a wide range of academic subjects in a variety of countries.
     The short-term programs, all of which offer academic credit, are open not only to Southeastern students but to students from other universities, as well as the general public, said Charles A. Dranguet, professor of history and interim director of the university’s International Initiatives Office.
     The programs include:
 -- Language programs in Italy, Spain, Germany and France;
 -- Biology programs in France, Australia, and Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands;
 -- Business programs in China, Panama and Costa Rica;
 -- Humanities programs – including history, political science, philosophy, theater, communication, anthropology and geography – in Austria, England, Scotland, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Greece and Italy; and
 -- Nursing medical mission in Honduras.
     Deadline to apply for the programs is Feb. 26, 2010; spots can be reserved with a study abroad application and a $100 non-refundable deposit.
     Dranguet said a number of scholarships are available through Southeastern, as well as various other organizations. The International Initiatives Office can provide interested students with information on applying for these scholarships, he said.
     “The earlier they sign up the better, since limited numbers can be accepted into each program,” he added.

     “Study abroad has become very affordable, since students can apply regular financial aid to the expenses,” Dranguet said. “And students who participate in the program frequently cite the trips as ‘life-changing experiences.’”
     New programs this year include Greece, Australia, and the university’s first winter program to Prague, Vienna, Berlin and Dresden in December 2010. Southeastern is also offering a spring break program in April 2010 to Nuremberg, Germany. 
     For more information, contact the study abroad office in McGehee Hall 210, by phone at 985-549-2385, via e-mail at, or go online to

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