Study-abroad program is accepting summer 2015 applications

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Informative sessions will be held this month to assist students in getting started.

Shawntell Johnson

Students interested in traveling the world to earn academic credits toward their degree are encouraged to attend Study Abroad 101 sessions this month. Students get the chance to receive important information on how to begin the process.

The next session is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Student Center at Palo Alto College.

The program is a unique experience allowing students to travel during the semester and explore international cultures. There are also summer and other short-term programs available.

The goal is to provide students the opportunity to succeed in an international academic environment where they learn new cultures, values, flavors, sights and languages.

Applications are being accepted for students interested in the program for summer 2015, where students can choose to explore China, Italy, Japan, England or Spain for two to five weeks. Travel, lodging and cultural activities are provided.

Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and have completed 12 credit hours. The application fee is $200, and the submission deadline is Dec. 5.

Other fees may include course enrollment, airfare, housing, mandatory medical insurance and some meals. Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from study abroad scholarships, grants and financial aid to help cover the costs.

To apply, contact program coordinator Maria Rivera at 210-485-0084, or visit an academic advisor for more information. 


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