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January 6, 2012

Students Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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, cultural figures, government officials, and academics, learning directly from these experts about the subject matter they are studying.

In May and June, students will explore China and Florence, Italy, in similar faculty-led, concentrated courses.

The College also offers faculty-led semester abroad programs in Bremen, Germany; London, England; Madrid, Spain; and starting next fall, Costa Rica. Students take classes from Lafayette faculty as well as those of host institutions. They also take part in field trips, which are planned and led by Lafayette professors with the help of local organizers. Previous faculty-led semesters have been in Athens, Greece; Brussels, Belgium; and Dijon, France.

Lafayette has affiliations with many colleges and other organizations through which students study in many countries. Students can participate in affiliated programs in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bali, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tibet, Uganda, and Trinidad.

Learn more about short-term study abroad
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