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Summer study abroad open house

Harley Darwin a freshman modern language major from Grand Island listens to all the different countries a UNK student can study abroad in and earn college credit. Darwin wants to study abroad to learn as much as she can about the world while she has the opportunity to do so.


The International Department at UNK has provided various opportunities to UNK students to experience the global world. To give more information, Ann Marie Park in the International Department at UNK held a Summer Study Abroad Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and will Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

         Ann Marie Park spoke on many opportunities in her department; one of them being the summer study abroad program. 

         Could you introduce to us your role in study abroad?: “I’m in charge of an assistant director, international education. I worked with Study Abroad and exchange programs. My job is to create programs that are attractive to UNK students to market the program to recruit students to assist students through student piece of process to orient students about what they are going to experience and then send them on the way and to make sure they are okay while they are gone everyone’s in a while and then when they return I pull information from them so I can market the program. It is like a cycle.”

         What is different from the International Student Office and Study Abroad Program?: “All of the other countries and other institutions around the world, they send their students to UNK. They send their students to study abroad at UNK. That is my job. Once they arrived, the International Student Office takes care of the students. My job is to send UNK students to study abroad in other countries. And then when they go to another country, there will be another International Student Services to help them.”

         Why do you recommend these programs to UNK students?: “There is nothing bad about it. It has only benefit. It will benefit students personally and everything they do. It will help students get a job and add their confidence. Also, it helps to increase volume about students themselves and their willingness to change and grow and what their attitude toward nowness. It is all benefit.”

         What country is your recommendation to the student?: “I don’t have a favorite. Every program is good for different reasons. Summer is good because of the weather, others are good because of the architecture, others are good because of cultural tradition. I have never been anywhere in the world where I thought ‘I don’t like this place.’ Everything has a positive aspect.”

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Photo by Alana Kellen

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