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BHSU students study abroad this summer

Several Black Hills State University students are making plans to participate in international study opportunities this summer. Amanda Goetz, junior mass communication major from Spearfish, will spend several weeks this summer in Greece as part of an internship through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.

Several Black Hills State University students are making plans to participate in international study opportunities this summer.

Amanda Goetz, junior mass communication major from Spearfish, will spend several weeks this summer in Greece as part of an internship through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.

Goetz will complete her internship in Thessaloniki, Greece, taking digital photography from the American College of Thessaloniki. Her classes begin June 22 and will run for five weeks. In addition to her coursework, Goetz will also have the chance to explore the country and learn from the overseas experience.

Goetz says she is excited for the opportunity to study in Greece and says the experience will allow her to concentrate on digital photography techniques and refresh her creativity. Goetz says that after reading about other students’ experiences in the program, she felt it was something she would really enjoy and would enhance her educational experience.

Another student, Nolan Schneider, senior Spanish major from Sturgis, will be in Spain this summer earning language and art credits through Cegri, an international center of higher learning.

Schneider flies to Madrid in May and then will travel by bus to Granada where he will stay with a host family. In addition to his course work and immersing himself in the Spanish language, he is hoping to travel to the Mediterranean a few times, see Sevilla, and attend cultural activities, as well as a bull fight.
Brian More, program coordinator for the Office of International Studies at BHSU, says the experience is much more than a trip to another country.

“Study abroad is an opportunity for students to live their educational experience,” More says. “It challenges students’ minds in the global environment and it challenges their independence. Most importantly, the experience challenges students to think critically and act responsibly while gaining a global perspective.”

To learn more about study abroad programs contact the Office of International Studies at 605.642.6942 or International@BHSU.edu.

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