By Tessa Everett and Dylan Cross
Many students dream of studying abroad. At William Peace University, study abroad opportunities are offered each academic year to provide students with effective, immersive learning opportunities to enhance their college experience.
The International Studies (Study Abroad) Program at WPU is led by Adair Roberston, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Kathy Corley, Adjunct Professor.
Together they have compiled a multitude of study abroad programs for Summer 2023. This is the first time in many years WPU has offered three programs in one summer. Students have the opportunity to travel to London and Paris, Japan, and Costa Rica.
This is a big milestone for the International Studies Program. Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, all study abroad programs were put on hold for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021.
Logan Moore, senior psychology and criminal justice major, traveled to Italy, Hungary and Slovenia in May 2022 for 11 days. Due to her high academic standing, she was offered a full scholarship for the trip.
“Traveling is a passion of mine but being able to travel and get an education is a dream come true. I would have loved to do a whole semester there if I could have, it was so enlightening,” said Moore.
Traveling outside of the United States was life changing, the customs and culture were mesmerizing.
The Italy study abroad was geared toward Business Administration majors, and students learned how business is a global market and the importance of flexibility, strong communication, and adaptation within another country’s domain.
Moore leaves students with a practical bit of advice.
“Pack nice clothes, I understand you want to be comfortable but most places around the world don’t wear athletic clothes in public. In Europe, everyone looked presentable at all times, so if you wear Nike shorts and a T-shirt on the streets, you might stick out like a sore thumb,” said Moore.