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Semester Abroad: Europe trip seeks new participants

October 25, 2012

The UW-River Falls Semester Abroad: Europe program is looking for adventurous, curious and motivated students to join the 50-year-old tradition of independent study and travel in Europe. An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Davee Library room 103.

SA: Europe participants spend a semester outside of the classroom immersing themselves in topics and in countries of their own choosing. They earn a total of 12 credits: six in a major and/or minor and six in International Studies. Credits earned through the program can also satisfy the Global Perspectives and Multidisciplinary Inquiry requirements. All participants are eligible for UWRF financial assistance and scholarships.

Students in the 2012 SA: Europe group, led by Dennis Cooper, are currently investigating a diverse array of topics, such as sustainable “green” roofs in Germany, volcanic activity in southern Italy, the landscape art of Salvador Dali in Spain, teaching French to non-native speakers in France, attitudes toward sex education in Denmark, art during the Nazi period in Germany and dairy herd management in England. The students will come back together in Italy in early November. At that point they will set out for a month of individual or small group travel throughout Europe before returning to the United States at the end of the semester.

For more information contact Brad Gee at brad.gee@uwrf.edu or visit www2.uwrf.edu/sae.