Summer study abroad opportunity for WMU employees set

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Santander, Spain

KALAMAZOO—A summer study abroad program for Western Michigan University employees will be explained at information sessions Thursday, Nov. 29, at 12:10 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 5:10 p.m. Both sessions will be held in 2033 Brown Hall.

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 5-21, 2013, 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 summer I session 2013. Evening and lunch-hour sections of Spanish 1010 are offered during spring semester and first summer session.

Those who qualify may take advantage of 12 grants of $2,000 each that are available to offset expenses. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

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.

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.