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The study abroad committee will award $25,000 in grant funds to assist in developing faculty-led short-term study abroad programs. Eleven proposals were submitted to the committee for consideration and eight faculty members were selected to receive funding. The funds may be used for travel or other costs associated with developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Below are the selected faculty members, along with their proposed courses and locations.
- Bonnie Bachman and Dr. Joseph Smith, $5,000 for three courses, “Experiential Entrepreneurship,” “Introduction to Global Social- and Eco-preneuring,” and “Innovation and Energy Economics,” all in Muscat, Oman.
- Eric Bryan and Dr. Anne Cotterill, $5,000 for “Heroes of Fire and Ice: Nature and Imagination in Iceland,” in Iceland.
- Lorie Francis, $5,000 for “Music and Cultural History of Austria and Germany,” in Austria.
- Audra Merfeld-Langston and Dr. Joe Guggenberger, $5,000 for two courses, “Intercultural Communication: Nicaragua” and “Renewable Energy Systems,” both in Nicaragua.
- Daniel Reardon, $5,000 for English 2243 “Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature,” in London, Oxford, Wales and Edinburgh in the U.K.
Faculty-led short term study abroad programs are usually two or three weeks long and offer students the opportunity to earn Missouri S&T credit while experiencing new cultures. A workshop to discuss developing a faculty-led study abroad program will be scheduled in February. Please contact Stephane Menand in international and cultural affairs for additional information about faculty-led study abroad programs.
Congratulations to the selected proposals and the committee thanks Dr. Robert Marley, Dr. Stephen Roberts and Dr. Warren K. Wray, who funded the grants. These strategic investments are geared to extend the global opportunities for Missouri S&T students and provide a more competitive advantage to those students interested in global career opportunities and global experiences.