Study Abroad/Away at JSU

Traveling as a student is such a wonderful opportunity and some of you may not be aware that JSU actually offers several such opportunities. In fact, we have several coming up this year that really will be trips of a lifetime. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk with Dr. Staci Stone, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, who has led several study abroad courses, including one this past winter break that sounds absolutely fascinating. We’re also going to speak with Mica Mecham, who led a study away course in Yellowstone National Park this past spring and will be leading a study abroad course in England this summer that will focus on . . . get ready for the squees . . . Harry Potter.

In this episode, we discuss:
  • The benefits of travel and study abroad and away for students and faculty.
  • Some of the past and upcoming travel abroad and away courses that JSU has and will offer.
  • A special preview the Summer 2020 Magical World of Harry Potter course.

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What are your study abroad and/or away experiences? How have they impacted you and what advice would you offer those considering taking the leap? Please share your feedback/ideas with us via our social media accounts. 

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A very special thank you to Dr. Andy Nevala of the JSU David L. Walters Department of Music for contributing our theme music, “Stars Fell of Alabama” by Frank Perkins and Mitchell Parish. 

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