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Summer program makes study abroad more accessible

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Photo by Dustin Cox
Photo by Dustin Cox
Photo by Dustin Cox
Photo by Dustin Cox

The Foreign Language Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be offering multiple study abroad opportunities during the 2015 summer semester.

Many students want to study abroad but do not want to push back graduation or be away from home for an entire semester.  The summer program is shorter and allows those students to participate.

The five week, nine credit sessions will take place in various European countries throughout the summer. Some of the countries mentioned as destinations are Germany, Italy, Spain and Greece.

Students will be able to study any six credits they are interested in while in the country of their choice. Presently, each student will also be required to take three credits of the language native to that country. The required three credits will be entry or 100 level courses.

“Although study abroad opportunities are usually seized by students studying a foreign language, this opportunity is appealing to students of all areas of study,” said Dora Luz Cobián, professor of Spanish at CSU-Pueblo.

In the past, each language department has been able to offer or locate scholarship opportunities for students to spend summers abroad

One foreign language student said that even without a scholarship, the cost seems worth it in the end.  It is like taking three courses at CSU-Pueblo in the summer.

Any students who are interested in studying abroad should contact a member of the foreign language department before the start of spring semester to be considered for the program.