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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) --The Office of International Studies recently completed the annual study abroad survey for the Institute of International Education for the 1999-2000 year. During the course of the year, forty-four Moravian students participated in a study abroad program, earning academic credit toward their degrees.
A total of 34 students took part in summer abroad academic program. "We are very pleased to see increasing numbers of Moravian College studies taking advantage of international study opportunities," said Cas Sowa, director of international study at Moravian College. "This figure is attributed to Moravian faculty who led study programs abroad, and Moravian students taking part in LVAIC summer abroad language programs," he said.
During the summer of 2000, twelve students John Bevington, professor of biology, in Peru; Anne Dutlinger, assistant professor of art and chair of the Department of Art, and Joyce Hinnefield, assistant professor of English, had seven students in the Czech Republic; Jean-Pierre LaLande, professor of French and Latin and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, had eight students in France and Germany; and Flor Maria Buitrago, visiting instructor of Spanish, had four Moravian students in the LVAIC language program in Mexico. Additionally, Deborah Appler, assistant professor of the Old Testament, assisted two College and two Seminary students on an archeological dig in Israel. Several other students participated in non-Moravian sponsored programs during the summer.
A total of 10 students participated in fall or spring semester-abroad programs in a variety of locations. Of the 44 who studied abroad, 19 were juniors and 25 were seniors. Eight male students and 36 female students studied abroad. Major fields of study represented in this group are economics and business, education, fine or applied arts, foreign languages, humanities, social sciences, and physical and life sciences.
The following is the list of countries in which Moravian students studied for the 1999-2000 year:
Czech Republic 8
United Kingdom 1