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MSU offers faculty-led foreign study summer classes

January 31, 2011

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Montana State University's Office of International Programs will sponsor faculty-led foreign study classes in five countries this summer.

The courses are open to all MSU students. Community members interested in the foreign study may enroll in the university as a non-credit student to participate, said Sally O'Neill of MSU's International Programs.

Classes will be held May 15-June 24 in Costa Rica. Students will study Spanish and a choice of ecotourism, Costa Rican history and culture or Costa Rican social healthcare system. Cost is $3,300, excluding airfare and some food. Students completing the course may earn up to seven hours credit. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.montana.edu/international/studyabroad/summer_programs/costa_rica.htm

An intensive Japanese language and culture class will be taught May 31-July 1 in Kyoto's Ritsumeikan University. Prerequisites include a semester of Japanese. Costs are $4,693 excluding airfare and food. The faculty coordinator is Peter Tillack, Tillack@montana.edu, (406) 994-6441. Students completing the course may earn up to seven hours credit. More information can be found at the following website:
http://www.montana.edu/international/studyabroad/summer_programs/Japan-Kyoto-JapaneseLanguageStudy2011.htm

Arts and Literature in Context will be taught May 17-June 8 in England and France. Led by faculty members Joyce Herbeck and Kim Boehler, the course will focus on children's and young adult literature set in the British Isles. Students completing the course may earn up to nine hours credit. Cost of the course is $4,680, which does not include airfare but does include most meals and all in-country travel. Herbeck may be contacted at jherbeck@montana.edu, (406) 994-5762, and Boehler at kim.boehler@gmail.com, (406) 579-7151. More information can be found at the following website:
http://www.montana.edu/international/EnglandandFranceArtsandLiteratureinContext.htm

MSU will offer an intensive Chinese language and culture course July 11-Aug. 8 in Shanghai. The course will be coordinated by Hua Li. Cost of the course is $3,214, which does not include airfare and meals. Those completing the course may earn up to nine hours credit. More information is available at: http://www.montana.edu/international/studyabroad/summer_programs/ChineseLanguageStudyTour.htm.
Or, it is available by calling or e-mailing O'Neill, sallyo@montana.edu,( 406) 994-7688, or Li, huali@montana.edu,( 406) 994-6449.

A course on sustainable community development in rural Morocco will be offered May 12-June 16 in Zawiya Ahansal, a community in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. The course is led by Bill Rea, an adjunct in MSU's School of Architecture, and Cloe Erickson, an MSU graduate who has led the efforts to develop the rural community by renovating an old granary in Zawiya Ahansal into a library and community center. Cost of the course is $4,900, which does not include airfare. Students completing the course may earn up to seven hours credit. More information is available at the program's Web site: http://www.montana.edu/international/studyabroad/summer_programs/Morocco_Casbah.htm and www.igherm.wordpress.com or by e-mailing or calling Rea at brea@montana.edu (406) 994-7570, or Erickson at medina@ericksoncreativegroup.com, (406)222-2071.

For more information about enrollment requirements, or for more information about the classes, contact O'Neill by e-mail at sallyo@montana.edu, or call (406) 994-7688.

Sally O'Neill (406) 994-7688, sallyo@montana.edu