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New study abroad programs available for summer sessions

Florida Atlantic University’s Office of International Programs has unveiled new study abroad programs for the 2010 summer sessions for students in every discipline.

“We have programs that will interest all students, and we hope that we will get lots of participants because summer sessions are when students tend to take part in these programs,” said Catherine Meschievitz, director of International Programs.

Naomi Sitahal, a junior, doesn't have to be convinced of the value of the program.

“I was considering study abroad sessions during summer and specifically the economics program in Costa Rica caught my attention," Sitahal said. "This is a chance to visit an exciting new place and interact with the people there while gaining credits during the summer and not have to worry about a heavy workload compared to regular semesters.”

FAU has created numerous programs to suit different students from all majors. Summer programs are available for Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. New programs are being created and more will be available during the Spring 2010 semester, FAU officials said.

A number of options are available to finance the journey. Also, FAU summer programs might be less expensive than enrolling elsewhere because students pay the FAU rate for the tuition portion.

The Office of International Programs also offers 10 scholarships of $500 each for summer programs. Students can also apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

FAU also offers summer programs private program providers.

"These providers have unique locations with some of the best schools around the world. I invite students who are interested in taking part in any study abroad program to stop by our office" in the Student Services building, Room 106, Meschievitz said.




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