Employees invited to apply for summer study abroad program

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Photo of participants in WMU's 2013 Spanish language study abroad program for employees.

Participants in WMU's 2013
Spanish language study abroad program for employees

KALAMAZOO—A summer study abroad program for Western Michigan University employees will be explained at an information session at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in 2033 Brown Hall.

Those attending the information sessions will be able to meet with program alumni; Dr. Jane Blyth, director of study abroad and global program development; and Dr. Mercedes Tasende, professor of Spanish.

About the program

The two-week intensive language and cultural study abroad program is open to all WMU faculty and benefits-eligible employees. It will take place July 11-27, 2014, at the Universidad de Cantabria in Santander, Spain.

To be eligible, applicants must complete Spanish 1010 or the equivalent language skills test by the end of the 2014 summer I session. Evening and lunch-hour sections of Spanish 1010 are offered during spring semester and first summer session.

The Haenicke Institute will pay the $1,000 program fee for all eligible WMU faculty and staff; Benefits-eligible staff will also receive $1,000 toward airfare or expenses. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

The Santander study abroad program is organized by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, the International Education Council of the Faculty Senate and the Department of Spanish.

For more information, contact Jane Blyth at jane.blyth@wmich.edu or visit the program website.