Apr 30, 2012

USD students receive Global Learning Scholarships to study abroad

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Five University of South Dakota students have been awarded Global Learning Scholarships to study abroad.

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Morgan E. Nelson, a biology and mathematics major from Sioux Falls, S.D., will study in Ghana; Katie Kammert of Rapid City, S.D., majoring in both biology and Spanish, will study in Peru; Abby Wolf, a biology major from Jordan, Minn., will study in Ireland; Sean Patrick McCann, a biology and Spanish major from Newell, S.D., is to study in Argentina; and Alison Petrick of Gayville, S.D., majoring in biology and secondary education, will study in Costa Rica.

The $60,000 grant for “Capacity Building for Undergraduate Study Abroad Program” was awarded in 2010 to be used for scholarships for students traveling abroad, program development for students in targeted areas, and faculty and staff training opportunities.

USD Global Learning, part of the Center for Academic Engagement at USD, facilitates study abroad opportunities in all majors enabling students to complement their USD courses by focusing on language, culture, history, international business or other areas of specific interest. A complete list of programs can be found at: http://admissions.usd.edu/academics/study-abroad.cfm. For more information about study abroad at USD, please contact the Center for Academic Engagement at engage@usd.edu or visit www.usd.edu/engage.

About The Center for Academic Engagement

USD’s Center for Academic Engagement was created as a central point of contact for students to find experiential learning information, including information about service-learning, undergraduate research, study abroad and off-campus academic experiences. The office is also a place where faculty can receive support for integrating service-learning and other experiential activities into their courses.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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