Tis the study abroad season. This year we kickoff the second New Zealand and Australia program for VSU and my six program. I believe that each year the program that we offer keeps getting better. If you choose to go on the trip you will return a changed person. For example, several of the students who participated in the past have become world travelers. Others have returned to New Zealand or Australia for internships. Still others have become world travelers. Others have gone on to work for international organizations.
You will learn more than just about another culture. You will learn about yourself. For many, the program is the first time being on your own. Many folks learn how to cook as we use group meals as a way to share experiences and to keep food prices down.
You will also have fun. We do many serious things, but we still take time to have time and explore things that are unique to Australia and New Zealand.
For many, this is the first time that a student has personally worked to accomplish something. It makes the experience even more memorable and valuable.
Many people look at the cost of the program and walk away because of the price tag. If you are one of these people, there are ways to find funds. For example, several students in study abroad programs have gone to their church to ask for support. In student received $100 dollar contribution from 52 church members. More than enough to make the program affordable. In return, the student wrote postcards from each of the major stops in the trip. It actually added to the value of the experience.
Information sessions on the New Zealand and Australia programs
Tuesday September 6th – 5:00 pm - CAC 1022
Monday September 12th – 5:00 pm - CAC 1022
Thursday September 15th – 11:00 am CAC 1022
Monday October 3rd – 5:00 pm – CAC 1022
Tuesday October 4th - 5:00 pm – CAC 1022
Tuesday November 15th – 5:00 pm CAC 1022
Monday November 21st – 11:00 am CAC 1022
Monday November 21st – 5:00 pm – CAC 1022