International Study Expands Its Horizons

Moravian faculty members and students are enthusiastic about studying abroad this summer, and they're exploring new destinations for learning beyond the classroom.

Graduate education students will study educational philosophy, theater, and English history in "English Education in London, Oxford, and Stratford-on-Avon," similar to a course that Professor Joe Shosh led two summers ago. Above: Ali Stoyko '05, '10 (foreground) and Nicole Yeastedt '10 at London's Tower Bridge during the 2007 course.

Among the faculty-guided study trips for May and summer sessions are: an archaeological dig in Israel led by Jason Radine, visiting assistant professor of religion, and Deborah Appler, seminary associate professor of Old Testament; a business and environmental science trip to Hong Kong led by Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science and Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor of economics and business; an ecological research trip to the Amazon rain forest led by John Bevington, professor of biological sciences; a European study trip led by Jean-Pierre Lalande, professor of French and Latin; nursing trip to Honduras led by Dawn Goodolf, instructor of nursing; and a London-based study of theater, education, and history for graduate education majors, led by Joseph Shosh, associate professor of education and director of the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Program.

"We're encouraging faculty members in all academic departments to work with us to increase international study programs," said Kerry Sethi, who became director of the program last September. "The faculty members have been amazing, and the wide range of destinations continues to grow." For fall 2009, study destinations already include South Africa, Ecuador, Argentina, Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Semester at Sea. New initiatives also are being planned for Panama, India, Japan, and Korea, said Sethi.