USD Students, Faculty, Staff are Spending January Intersession Abroad
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
January's Intersession at the University of San Diego is a prime time for several faculty and staff members and graduate and undergraduate students to travel and study abroad. Most are taking a class, teaching a class and all while learning more about another country’s culture and people.
Joining in this activity is USD President James T. Harris. He and his wife, Mary, along with College of Arts and Sciences Dean Noelle Norton, Student Affairs Vice President Carmen Vazquez, Director of University Design Mary Whalen, alumni and some of USD's trustees recently visited USD’s permanent study abroad facility in Madrid, Spain. Accompanied by History Professor Iris Engstrand and Associate Professor of Art History and Director of University Galleries Derrick Cartwright, the group visited with USD Madrid Center staff and attended a seminar with Dr. Gayle Allard, a local professor from a partner university in Madrid, to learn about the economic and political environment of Spain. They also toured Alcalá de Henares for a history lecture on San Diego and the connection to USD.
While President Harris and others visited Spain, Toreros are seemingly everywhere else in January. Sophomores are taking a class and learning more about Florence, Italy and Auckland, New Zealand through the annual Second-Year Experience Abroad program. Business, engineering and arts and sciences abroad classes are taking place in countries such as China, Australia, Argentina and East Africa’s Uganda. Graduate students are in such places as Guatemala, Hong Kong, Siem Reap, Cambodia and Seoul, South Korea.
In the United States, undergraduate political science and international relations students are currently in Washington D.C. and Communication Studies Professors Eric Pierson and Roger Pace oversee a class for students who attend the annual Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
To learn more about all of USD's study abroad opportunities, check out its International Center website or visit its new location on campus, Serra Hall 201.
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