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Study Abroad 2019 – What? Where? Why?

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Experience the World While Learning – UC Blue Ash Study Abroad

The study abroad programs at UC Blue Ash offer a safe, convenient and affordable way for students to study their way around the world. This is a life-changing opportunity that you do not want to pass up!

Though the summer of 2019 seems far away, now is the time to start thinking about joining your fellow Bearcats and professors abroad on one of our 2019 programs to Great Britain or Perú!

Join Professors Libby Anthony and Lisa Timman to explore England and Wales while studying writing and photography from May 9, 2019 to June 7, 2019 (tentative dates):

ENGL 2095 | Writing about Place: Observing Objects and Discussing Difference

Taught by Professor Libby Anthony

Students will examine the concepts of sameness and different across cultures by observing and writing about how everyday objects (street signs, computer keyboards, etc.) are designed and used in Great Britain and comparing their experiences with these same objects in the US.

CMDS 2095 | The Art of Visual Storytelling: Documenting Character and Place through Photography

Taught by Professor Lisa Timman

Students will use photography to explore storytelling and develop visual narrative to document culture, character, and a sense of place by building on the overarching theme of sameness and difference. (No photography experience or expensive equipment required.)

Join Dr. Angel Añorga to study Spanish language and culture in the Inca capital of Cusco from June 6, 2019 to June 24, 2019 (tentative dates):

SPAN 2065 | Latin American Culture and Civilization: Perú- Land of Many Cultures

Taught by Dr. Angel Añorga

Through readings, class discussions, and visits to important historical sites, students will examine the union of the Inca, Quechua, and Spanish cultures in present day Perú. Students will improve their Spanish and experience daily Peruvian culture by interacting with their homestay families and taking language classes with native instructors.

 


This summer, UCBA students and professors will be taking part in study abroad programs that travel to Costa Rica, Great Britain and Spain, and Québec City and Montréal.

I am thrilled to be joining the British Summer Study Abroad program to Great Britain and Spain to study English Literature and Spanish Culture with professors Angie Woods and Sue Sipple. Both courses are going to discuss the effect that the Spanish Civil War had on cultures around the world – either through the literature produced by American and British writers that served or reported on the war, or by the interactions when thousands of Spanish children were sent to stay in England during the war. The amazing part is that we will be studying these things in the cities where they took place.

Our program is still a month from now, but through monthly meetings and communication in our Facebook group, we can already tell this is going to be an amazing experience. It might sound a little scary to sign up for an extended time away from home, in a new place, surrounded by complete strangers, but the program directors have made the whole process leading up to our time abroad so simple – the forms, passport acquisition, culture shock prep, group bonding, etc.  I have complete faith that with the leadership of our professors the program will run just as smoothly.

As a semi-seasoned traveler, I just want to encourage everyone with any interest in seeing the world to consider applying for an upcoming study abroad experience. First of all, study abroad programs are SUCH A BARGAIN! These programs are the most affordable way to travel – food, lodging, airfare, excursions, insurance etc. are included in the price of the trip, and there are tons of scholarships and grants available (half of the cost of my trip is covered!). On top of that, your personal financial aid can be applied towards the cost of tuition. Secondly, study abroad programs are for EVERYONE. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been overseas, never been on a plane, even if you’ve never left the Tristate area! This is an incredible, safe, well-organized opportunity to expand your horizons to the max. On top of the chance to explore the world, you receive college credits, make life-long friends and share unforgettable experiences. In my time spent abroad throughout my life, I have learned and experienced more than I ever thought possible, and I cannot wait to continue to do so this summer with UCBA.

-Olive Wright

UCBA Communications Intern

About Olive Wright

Olive Wright is the Communications Intern with the Communications Department at UC Blue Ash College for the 2017-18 academic year. Look forward to seeing Olive's contributions to UCBANOW and www.ucblueash.edu all year long.