A broadening experience

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

By BETH CRACE

State Journal Staff Writer

Whether studying art and culture in China or creative writing in Denmark, educators at Kentucky State University say study abroad programs can make a world of difference in a student's education.

Funwi Ayuninjam, director of the Office of Global Education and Programs, and Edwin Conner, of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), strongly encourage students as well as community members to take part in the school's educational travel opportunities.

Two programs - offered through CCSA and the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) - currently are seeking participants for summer and semester courses overseas. The application deadlines are Feb. 15 for KIIS and Feb. 28 for CCSA.

Groups and individuals in the Frankfort area can join many of these trips as non-student participants. Moreover, educational tours and choir tours can be arranged for 2004 and after for local civic groups and choirs.

Three members of KSU's faculty will be teaching courses abroad in the coming year. Ayuninjam, an English professor, will be teaching a variety of courses in the West African nation of Cameroon May 30 to July 5. Dinker Patel, professor of sociology, will be teaching a course in Kenya on May 20 to June 8, entitled "Experience Africa: Safari Through Kenya."

Titilayo Ufomata, professor of speech, will be teaching a course in international communications in London from Dec. 26, 2003, to Jan. 7, 2004.

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