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: For more information about study abroad at USD, please contact the Center for Academic Engagement at or visit

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