WPU Students Can Register Now for Summer ‘24 Study Abroad
Ready to embark on a thrilling adventure and dive into the world of international experiences, cultural immersion, and unforgettable memories? William Peace University (WPU) students can inquire now about enrolling in a study abroad for next summer, 2024.
Adair Robertson, a retired mathematics professor, and Kathy Corley, an adjunct professor at WPU lead the International Studies program.
Immersive learning is one of the core tenets of education at WPU. Study abroad fits right in that, Robertson said. She has been leading students abroad for the past 20 years. She will continue working with international studies because she believes students should have that travel experience.
“I think it’s the ultimate immersive learning to go to another culture,” she said.
The group visits cultural and political sites as well as museums and schools. The goal is to immerse students in the native culture of the land.
In May 2023, the program offered three travel destinations: Japan, led by Professor Roger Christman. London and Paris, led by Professors Matt Hodge and Dr. Elizabeth Kusko, and Costa Rica, led by Professors Dr. Lisa Bonner and Dr. Patrick Myer.
This summer students will have the opportunity to choose between three distinct and incredible locations – something for just about everyone; a travel destination/inspiration for almost everyone.
- Dr. Eliza Laskowski will be leading a Study Abroad Program to The British Isles with a focus on The Past, Present, and Future of that area of the world. Dr. Dorrell Briscoe, WPU’s chaplain will be one of Dr. Laskowski’s support faculty on the tour.
- Dr. Carolyn Nye will be leading a Study Abroad Program to Scandinavia with a focus on sustainability, a very contemporary subject area for the times.
- Dr. Laura Vick, Professor Emerita and long-time Anthropology Professor at WPU, will be leading a Study Abroad Program to the Yucatan Peninsula with a focus on the culture of that region, both ancient and contemporary.
The cost of study abroad trips varies by location, usually falling between $2,500 to $5,500 Scholarships are available for students who have a GPA of 2.6 or higher. The Ragland Scholarship offers roughly 20% of the program’s cost.