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January 2, 2013

Three Students Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Three Lafayette students are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will help fund their study-abroad experiences this spring.  Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) will travel to the Czech Republic, Nam Nguyen ’14 (Washington, D.C.) to China, and Edwin Liriano ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) to Spain. Sponsored by the Bureau [...]

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December 27, 2012

Students Will Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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More than 130 students will be studying in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey during the winter break. This is the 35th 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 [...]

Zhe (Jason) Sheng '15 does some chores at Helen Hutchens' ranch in Colorado.

November 30, 2012

Trading Places: Project Boma Allows Students to Experience Different Cultures

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Friends and roommates Sam Stuart ’13 (Wichita, Kan.) and Chao Wang ’13 (Changchun, China) grew up in different hemispheres and met on campus. As first-year students, Stuart helped Wang through a college writing course, and Wang tutored Stuart in his introductory Chinese course. They have learned a lot about each other’s cultures through their friendship, [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 meets with residents of a village outside of Kampala.

November 30, 2012

Kelsey Lantz ’13 Takes on Water Management in Uganda

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 As a sophomore EXCEL Scholar, Kelsey Lantz ’13 (Washington, Pa) wanted to find empirical raw data to plug into the computer model she’d been developing with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to calculate the costs of maintaining rural water systems. Her research led her to a [...]

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October 23, 2012

Students Explore Italian Art History and Culture in Interdisciplinary Course

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To gain a genuine appreciation for the works of Italian masters—Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Dante, Boccaccio—what could be better than literally walking in their footsteps? A group of 21 Lafayette students had that experience this summer while spending three weeks studying art history, the culture of Italy, and the Italian Renaissance as they toured Venice, [...]

China

August 10, 2012

Students Study Ancient and Modern China in Faculty-Led Course

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You can read about the Great Wall of China in a textbook or trace its path on a map, but if you really want to get a feel for the Great Wall, nothing compares to setting foot on it. “After learning about the wall through our readings and research, it was surreal being able to [...]

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July 13, 2012

Students Study Engineering and Spanish Culture in Faculty-led Semester in Madrid

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Twenty-five students, mostly sophomore engineering majors, spent the spring semester in Madrid, Spain, as part of Lafayette’s faculty-led semester-abroad program.  Joshua Smith, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, captained the trip, which was based at Saint Louis University’s Madrid campus. View and share more images of the Madrid semester abroad on Flickr “It’s a special program,” [...]

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

June 27, 2012

Lafayette Will Enhance Study Abroad Opportunities with Support from Mellon Foundation

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Lafayette will enhance its global education offerings with a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. During the next three years, the College will develop international initiatives and enhance study programs in strategic areas of the globe, provide more students with opportunities to study abroad, and increase the number of faculty members taking part [...]

Paige Triola ’14 holds a tree frog.

June 22, 2012

Paige Triola ’14 Explores Environmental Conservation in the Costa Rican Rainforest

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Paige Triola ’14 (Chalfont, Pa.) remembers the moment she stepped into a rainforest for the first time. “It’s really humid, it’s extremely green, and it just looks like every square inch is taken up by some sort of living thing,” she says.  “It was also very noisy.  The birds were squawking [...]

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May 7, 2012

Students Have Life-Changing Experiences in Africa

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To learn about another culture, you can watch the documentaries, read the books, study the maps and artifacts, listen to the experts—but nothing can come close to the experience of actually being there. Nothing can match taking an early morning jog near your hotel and crossing paths with two giraffes or visiting Oldupai gorge, the [...]