Studying abroad can be one of the highlights of a student’s career at WKU. For the last three years, Rita Meredith (part-time instructor in the department) has lead Study Abroad programs to Argentina. According to Ms. Meredith, “Traveling abroad changes you, expands horizons, makes you appreciate other cultures, and helps you adapt in an increasingly global world.” This year Ms. Meredith, along with the Department of Communication, is excited to expand the Study Abroad opportunities with two unique programs. During the summer of 2017, she will be leading Study Abroad programs in Argentina and Spain.
Students participating in the Argentina trip will have the opportunity to develop intercultural communication skills and learn about the culture of one of the most fascinating cities in South America, while earning credit for COMM 263, Fundamentals of Communication & Culture.
Those traveling to Spain will be able to develop public speaking and intercultural communication skills while experiencing study abroad with a Spanish focus, and learn about culture in Granada, one of the most ancient and diverse cities in Spain. They may earn credit for COMM 145, Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication, or COMM 263, Fundamentals of Communication & Culture.
Both courses will fulfill Colonnade (general education) credit and offer a variety of cultural activities and excursions. Courses for both programs will be taught in English and students will have the opportunity to stay with families from the region.
Ms. Meredith encourages all who are interested to contact her with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Jessica Powell, Student