In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.
Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.
The Office of International Programs welcomes 41 new students who are part of a record 54 nonimmigrant international students enrolled at North Central College this fall.
They come from 28 countries and include new first year and transfer students, returning students, eight graduate students, 16 new exchange students and five who are sponsored by the Global UGRAD program.
Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
For Erica, studying Latin as part of her classical civilization major has been useful both in and out of the classroom. She can decode some Spanish and French now, since both languages evolved from Latin roots, and during her Semester at Sea she was “everyone’s translator, because I was the only one who could read the tombstones at the Roman baths.” In fact, she believes that her studies have led to her life’s work–translating Latin into English, Japanese and French. “Language is intimately tied to culture,” she says. “It reflects the way people think.”
Michael de Brauw, assistant professor of classics, has seven articles—including entries on Greek oratory, Athenian funeral orations, speechwriting in ancient Greece, and figures of speech in classical rhetoric—published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (February 2010).