The study abroad programs offered at CU have enabled 18,000 CU students to earn credits in foreign countries, according to the programs’ Web site.
Josh Glassman, a 19-year-old sophomore film and English major, said he is planning on taking advantage of the programs available at CU after his junior year.
“I want to take a summer class in Italy or Paris,” Glassman said. “They offer programs through the film department there.”
Glassman said he wasn’t concerned about the language barrier when studying in Paris and Italy, even though he doesn’t speak the native languages.
“I’d be with a group of CU students the whole time, and the teachers would speak English,” Glassman said.
The top five destinations of study abroad students at CU are Semester at Sea, Spain, Italy, Australia and England.
Students can also choose to travel to less frequented locations such as Senegal, India, Costa Rica, Morocco and Thailand.
The study abroad office has created a list of the top ten most affordable study abroad programs offered by the university, which include Lancaster, England; Egypt; Nanjing, China; and Wollongong, Australia, according to the Web site. The full list can be accessed here.
Kaitlyn Curtin who studied abroad at the University of Wollongong in Australia, recounted some of the adventures she experienced in “The Peregrine”, a newsletter pertaining to the study abroad program.
“My experience down under was unreal!” Curtin said in the newsletter. “I never thought I would take a Sydney Harbor cruise right beside the famous opera house, camp in the Outback next to raging bush fires, see a spider the size of a plate, go on a crocodile cruise on Mary River, bushwalk through the rainforest, watch a mob of Kangaroos in Hunter Valley, snorkel the colorful Great Barrier Reef, sail the Whitsunday Islands, lay on the famous Whitehaven beach or attend a Xavier Rudd concert in Sydney. To my surprise I did all this and more!” according to ‘The Peregrine’, a newsletter for and about CU study abroad alum.
Cameron White, a 19-year-old sophomore aerospace engineering major said he would love to study abroad if the opportunity arose.
“I’d want to go somewhere they speak English so that I could get by. New Zealand or Australia would be cool,” White said.
Interested students need to first attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting in order to further their plans of studying abroad. A calendar of these meetings can be found here.
Students can also find out information about financial aid and scholarships for study abroad here.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Mary Rochelle at Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org.