AUBURN UNIVERSITY – While summer is a time for college students to start a new internship, relax by a pool or visit home, for many Auburn University students the summer semester brings with it the opportunity to travel the world – all while earning class credit.
Auburn Abroad, the university’s study abroad program, allows more than 1,000 students to study around the world each year from every area of study.
This summer, 585 Auburn students are participating in study abroad programs. Another 45 students are involved in non-credit international programs for volunteer work or an independent program.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy program, Auburn’s only permanent overseas campus.
The College of Human Sciences established the program in the summer of 2002 to offer its students an integrated course of study that examines quality of life issues affecting individuals and families from a global perspective.
Students, who earn 16 semester credit hours and an international minor, become deeply immersed in Italian history and culture, as well as subjects more closely related to human sciences majors. Studies include a balance of lectures, field trips and other hands-on experiences designed to enrich the students’ knowledge base, ultimately producing better employees and world citizens.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Many Auburn students travel abroad as part of their educational experience, but 16 pre-freshmen ventured overseas for college credit before stepping onto campus this fall.
The students, now freshmen, in July traveled to the Central American country of Belize as part of Auburn’s new international studies course for high school honor students who have applied for admission to the university.
“We want them to think internationally early on,” said Andy Gillespie, assistant provost for international programs. “Then, throughout their undergraduate careers, they will relate their international experiences to their coursework.”
AUBURN – An architect from Auburn University’s McWhorter School of Building Science has been named executive director of the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy program in Auburn’s College of Human Sciences.
June Henton, dean of the College of Human Sciences, has announced the appointment of Linda Ruth, an associate professor in Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, to the position, effective Aug. 16. Ruth will also carry the title of Joseph S. Bruno Chair.
“Linda Ruth brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity in study abroad programming and, no doubt, will continue in the tradition of her predecessor Marilyn Bradbard by offering students a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Henton.