Students from The U spend summer studying, traveling abroad

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Twenty students from The University of South Dakota are participating in independent study abroad programs throughout the world this summer through Global Learning in the Center for Academic Engagement.

Students studying in Europe, Central America and South America come from a diverse collection of academic majors including elementary education, communication sciences and disorders, political science, psychology, music education, biology, and contemporary media and journalism.

Participating in the study abroad program are USD students Aaron Fox of Chamberlain, S.D. (The Netherlands); Lucas Turner of Bowdle, S.D. (The Netherlands); Isaac Gerdes of Renner, S.D. (The Netherlands); Katherine Dolney of Vermillion, S.D. (The Netherlands); April Frick of Pickstown, S.D. (The Netherlands); Joseph Tielke of Yankton, S.D. (The Netherlands); Emily Rieck of Glenham, S.D. (France); Amber Lutt of Wakefield, Neb. (Spain); Megan Meyer of Bismarck, N.D. (Spain); Brittni Badger of Pierre, S.D. (Spain); Jillienne Baltzer of Sioux Falls, S.D. (Ireland); Jodie Banner of Roseville, Minn. (Ireland); Alexandra Brummer of Council Bluffs, Iowa (Peru); Katharine Morin of Sioux City, Iowa (Spain); Nicole Pribbenow of Sioux Falls, S.D. (Spain); Ella Ricker of Lincoln, Neb. (Italy); Jessa Waters of Vermillion, S.D. (Spain); Jessica Tennant of Aberdeen, S.D. (Guatemala); Laura Abbott of Sioux City, Iowa (England); and Nicole Harming of Sioux Falls, S.D. (Germany).

As part of its strategic plan, USD is promoting study abroad opportunities for students to immerse themselves in another culture, explore their academic major from a different perspective and experience different customs, traditions and foods. To learn more about USD Global Learning through The U’s Center for Academic Engagement, visit the web site