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Japan Trip

April 25, 2012

Students Explore Japanese Culture and History in Faculty-Led Course

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Jonathan Dever ’13 (Fairfield, Conn.) has been spending much of his time intently studying Japanese history and culture, so when presented with the opportunity to go to Japan, he jumped at the chance. “I’ve spent close to three years of my life studying the country, and being there was beyond description,” says the history major. [...]

Erin D'Amelio '13 working with the LIME students.

March 19, 2012

Changing Lives: Lafayette Peer Mentoring Program Helps Malagasy Students Prepare for College

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In most Malagasy villages, it’s a tradition to share a drink from a coconut with visitors. So when a group of 10 Lafayette students visited a village during their travels in Madagascar over the January break, a farmer welcomed them by climbing up a large coconut tree and knocking down enough for everyone in the [...]

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February 21, 2012

Peruvian Adventures: Students Explore the Country’s History and Culture in Faculty-Led Course

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After he graduates, Justin Barry ’12, a double major in English and international affairs, plans to teach English abroad. Over winter break, he reaffirmed this goal during a three-week course in Peru. “I want to engage in various research projects around the world, involve myself in volunteer work, and write about my experiences,” he says. [...]

Lafayette students study abroad in Russia

January 30, 2012

Students Explore the Culture and History of Russia

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“Taking this trip to Russia was enlightening and it was awesome to be engulfed in another culture,” says Casey Schmalacker ’12 (Great Neck, N.Y.), a double major in economics and government & law.  “It was so great having professors who could help you acclimate to the different culture, while also allowing you to go out [...]

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January 6, 2012

Students Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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More than 120 students are studying in England, Hawaii, Japan, Kenya, Peru, Russia, and Tanzania during the winter break. This is the 34th year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week, faculty-led courses during the January interim session between semesters. In many courses, students take part in hands-on field work and meet prominent business people, [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 looks out at the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.

August 31, 2011

Study Abroad Programs Provide Global Learning Opportunities Outside the Box

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Among the key objectives in Lafayette’s strategic plan is “to create a curriculum and learning environment for the new century that are innovative, progressive, challenging, and distinctive – a signature Lafayette experience.” One way the College is working to provide this signature experience is by increasing its commitment to global education. It is enhancing faculty-led [...]

Ana Drehwing '13 at Zion National Park

July 12, 2011

A Living Laboratory: Students Explore the Geology of the American Southwest

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This summer, Drew Williams ’14 (Collegeville, Pa.) had a birthday he’ll never forget. He and a group of 19 other students got up at 4:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and then hiked in 98-degree weather through slot canyons. They ended the day with a snowball fight on [...]

Kyongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea

March 9, 2011

Course Will Provide One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience in China, North Korea, and South Korea

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This summer, a group of Lafayette students will explore the diverse and interconnected cultures of Northeast Asia through a new, faculty-led course to China, North Korea, and South Korea. The course is a first for Lafayette and will also be the first time an American institution is offering a for-credit study abroad program bringing students [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

February 11, 2011

A Portal to the Past: Chris Kelly ’13 Explores the Geologic Evolution of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.), a double major in geology and international affairs, was one of 24 students who spent three weeks over the January interim studying the evolution of life and land in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The course, taught by geology professors Lawrence Malinconico and David Sunderlin and Provost Wendy Hill, was [...]

Cara Murphy ’11

January 19, 2011

Geologic Evolution: Cara Murphy ’11 Blogs about Her Experiences in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Cara Murphy ’11 (Providence, N.J.), a double major in English and psychology, is blogging about her experiences this month during a three-week course studying the evolution of life and land in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The course, taught by geology professors Lawrence Malinconico and David Sunderlin and Provost Wendy Hill, is one of eight [...]