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Lafayette offers three-week, faculty-led courses to the Bahamas, Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand, and Russia

More than 100 students will be studying in the Bahamas, Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand, and Russia during the winter break.

This is the 32nd year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week courses during the interim session between regular semesters led by faculty well-suited to teach them because of their experience and expertise. In many courses, students 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 also head to Florence, Italy, to take a similar faculty-led, concentrated course.

The College also offers faculty-led semester abroad programs. Students take classes from Lafayette faculty as well as faculty of host institutions. They also take part in field trips, which are planned and led by Lafayette faculty with the help of local organizers.

In the spring semester, students will study with James Ferri, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, at Saint Louis University’s campus in Madrid, Spain, and Anne Raich, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. In fall 2010, Suzanne Westfall, professor and head of English, will lead a semester-long program at Goldsmiths College of University of London and Rexford Ahene, professor of economics and chair of Africana studies, will head a program at University of Ghana. Previous faculty-led semesters have been in Athens, Greece; Brussels, Belgium; and Dijon, France.

In addition to the faculty-led programs, 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.

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