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      International Study Opportunities

      Students of All Majors Can Incorporate Global Learning Into Their Widener Education

      Carlie Sisco, English and creative writing, ’19

      New Study Abroad Opportunity in Italy March 2-10

      New Opportunity: Eight Days in Italy

      During the spring of 2017, Widener University's Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality will offer a trip to Rome and Florence, Italy. The three-credit elective is open to juniors and seniors of all majors.

      The eight-day excursion will take place March 2-10 and feature a tour of an Italian wedding venue, a daylong cooking experience, food and wine pairings, a walking tour of Rome, a tour of the Coliseum and the Vatican, and more. The trip will offer students a cultural comparison between tourism in the United States and Italy as well as expose them to event sites and hospitality industry practices.

      This experience is a part of the Hospitality Management elective titled International Tourism Management. Interested students can contact Dr. Jeff Lolli at for more information or to apply.

      Applicants will receive an application package, including an itinerary and cost expectation for the trip. Graduate students are welcome to apply, but the junior and senior undergraduates will be considered first to fill the 12 open slots for the trip.

      Applications are due by Nov. 15 via e-mail or in person to Dickerson or Lolli in Academic Center North. They will then meet with all applicants in person before selecting the 12 participants.

      Two Months in Germany

      Another opportunity for students is the Greifswald Exchange, a long-standing collaboration between Widener and the University of Greifswald in the northern part of Germany.

      Every year, two Widener students of any major are selected to spend May and June in Greifswald where they take one three-credit class at the University of Greifswald with a Widener professor. They earn three credits but are only charged for one credit. In addition, these students have the opportunity to attend three or four additional classes of their choice. All classes are conducted in English.

      Look for applications in January; the interview process will begin mid-February.

      For information on the Griefswald Exchange, contact Dr. Mara Parker at 610-499-4344, or e-mail

      Twenty-Five Days in China

      Applications are now available for another travel opportunity in May 2017: the China Academic and Culture Study Abroad. Students should look in their e-mail for the application. Apply by Friday, Dec. 2.

      Now in its 10th year, this 25-day study abroad program is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors from all majors. Students participate in a three-week cultural immersion program at Chongqing Technology and Business University in Chongqing, China, and then spend the remaining days traveling through China with Widener faculty.

      To learn more, attend an information session on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in University Center Room D or Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12 p.m. in University Center Room A.

      To learn about additional global engagement opportunities, including long-term and short-term study abroad programs and domestic study-away options, visit the Office of Global Engagement, call 610-499-4372 or e-mail


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