Students explore at the Study Abroad Fair


Blake Roberts, Staff Writer

Presbyterian College students had a chance at the Study Abroad Fair this week to explore the various programs available to them. The event, hosted by the Office of International Programs, featured over a dozen study abroad opportunities in Springs Student Center.

Students of all years turned out for the event to learn more. “I am interested in the Scottish program particularly, because it’s from the history department and history is my major,” said freshman Jacob McGee. “I think its great that Presbyterian College offers so many options.”

Germany, France, Ecuador, South Korea and Australia are just a few possible locations for students to visit. While semesters studying abroad are the most common option, students can also participate in Maymesters and Spring Break trips.

Maymesters provide a unique opportunity for a small group of students to study in a foreign country. This year, Professors Booker Ingram and Justin Lance from the Political Science department will take students to Greece to learn more about the country’s history and its current economic crisis. In addition, students will perform volunteer service with Syrian refugees in Greece.

While Maymesters do cost anywhere upwards of $3,800, scholarships are available for eligible students. The costs include food, travel and all related expenses. For semesters abroad, any financial aid a student has will also apply.

However, students are not restricted to a program that matches their major. Senior Jonathan Freeman studied in Germany with a German minor.

“I studied at Pädagogische Hochschule last year. It was an amazing experience because I got to experience a bunch of different cultures that I otherwise would not have the chance to encounter. I got to see education through a different lens and see how people do it across the world,” Freeman said.

“I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is interested,” he added.

Students interested in studying abroad can visit Liz Dille at the Office of International Programs, next to Grotness Hall. For more information, they can visit their website at