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Study Abroad Europe participants wanted

October 10, 2014

The UW-River Falls Semester Abroad Europe program is looking for adventurous, curious, and motivated students to join the 51-year-old tradition of independent study and travel in Europe.

The program is holding an informational meeting in 103 Davee Library on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m., with a repeat session on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Study Abroad Europe participants spend a semester 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 university and general education requirements.

All participants are eligible for UWRF financial assistance and scholarships. Students in the current group, led by geography Professor Charles Rader, are investigating topics such as attitudes toward closed-circuit television in Great Britain, zoonotic diseases in Germany, functional ceramics in Portugal, animal and grassland research in Ireland, otter conservation in France and Italy, Neolithic cairns in Scotland, and the human impact on caves in Slovenia.

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 U.S. at the end of the semester. For more information, contact Ian Williams, 2015 group leader (ian.williams@uwrf.edu). Program website: www.uwrf.edu/semesterabroadeurope.