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Carroll offers better options in study abroad Deadlines approaching for trips by Mike Nania Staff Writer Looking to study abroad? If so, Carroll has a new opportunity for students that can help both the ease and the price of studying overseas. Just this year Carroll has become affiliated with The American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS), an international study organization that offers pro grams in over 30 different coun tries. One can choose from exotic locations like Puerto Rico and Australia to the more architectural wonders such as Italy or Russia. “Experience is priceless,” says Shannon Ackeret, whom works at Carroll’s international program. She said that studying abroad can open a student’s mind and give them cultural perspectives that one can only receive when away from the culture they are used to. This is part of the reason she is excited about this program as well. According to a booklet offered by Ackeret, studying through AIFS works as a type of submer sion program, making sure the students get involved in the cul ture of their host countries. Although courses are offered in English, a definite plus for those who speak English and English alone, much of the course study will be done outside of the class room. Part of the program includes intense language study, so no previous study is required. Then, when the time comes for the regular course schedule, stu dents get to go out and speak it to actual natives of the host country. Before they know it, students may become language masters. Quotes from AIFS show that the prices vary from country to country, and some are certainly less expensive. Obviously eating Spaghetti in Venice and French fries in Canada are going to have their price differences. However, AIFS offers several scholarships one can apply for ranging from $500-$ 1,500. Location may be of little consequence. Ackeret urges students to “Study abroad anywhere!” AIFS facilitates the transfer of credits, can give you a printout of project ed costs, and has an excellent rep utation of student satisfaction. It offers several excursions included in the program price as well as on- sight staff to aid with initial con fusion. Students interested in this opportunity can stop by the inter national programs office in room 114 in St. Charles Hall and talk to either Shannon Ackeret or Shirley Baker. They are both very helpful in answering any further questions you may have in detail. 2005-2006 a Housing Sign-up # Campus Center Saturday, February 26 Information Days February 23-25 Campus Center 12-1:30 p.m. by Kelsey Moran Staff Writer Deadlines are fast approaching for summer study abroad pro grams. Trips will include Australia, Italy, China, Ireland, India and Madrid, Spain. Joy Holloway, professor of psy chology will travel to India with a number of students. The trip will take place the last two weeks of July. Tuition is $945 for 3 credits. The 3 credits can account for psy chology, theology or TESOL. The trip is $4,500. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 1. Professor Holloway said, “Students are eager to expand their appreciation of the people, places, and philosophies that abound in India. On this two-week trip to northern cities we will experience the colorful sights, smells, and sounds of exotic cul tures quite unlike our Montana home.” Holloway also said, “In this land of contrasts, we will partici pate in traditional events such as an ancient sunrise ceremony on the River Ganges, as well as inter view technologically savvy young Indians of Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist faiths. We will meet modem teachers of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, and discover first-hand why U.S. researchers are incorporating Eastern tech niques of psychological balance, and mind-body healing into Western therapies.” Murphy Fox, department chair and associate professor of sociolo gy will be taking a number of stu dents to Galway, Ireland for a five- week program. According to the Carroll College website the cost and deadline to sign up is still to be announced. Beth Wilson, associate profes sor of business will travel to Australia. Dates, cost and dead line are still being determined. Join the purple nursing people by Maria Fullerton Staff Writer If you’ve been to the 4th floor of Simperman Hall lately, you might have caught wind of the Carroll College Student Nurses Association. And, if you’ve seen people wan dering around cam pus in bright purple scrubs, you might have some idea who our members are. CCSNA is a volunteer organiza tion made of Carroll Nursing Students. We gather several times a month to plan events, socialize, and share those jokes that only we nursing majors “get.” This spring, our plans include sending a group of nursing students to the National Student Nurse Conference in Salt Lake City in April, doing various volunteer projects, and, of course, assembling our ever-loved “Snack- Sacks” just in time for finals week. We also have recently selected our officers for next year. Teri Ritter is the new President, Ju Anderson-Malingo is Vice President, Racheal Simons is Treasurer, Maria Fullerton is Secretary, Brittany Keller is Public Relations, Kendall Kovanda is Community Involvement, and Patrick Brockway is our Legislative Representative. Remember, CCSNA is open to ALL nursing majors. If you are even a little bit interested, we welcome you! Watch for our signs posted on the nursing floor. And F.Y.I. to all you nursing majors out there, it really helps to know people who have “survived” when it comes time to write those 20-page care plans. If you’re in a 300-level class, you know what I’m talking about. See you at the next meeting!! “CCSNA is open to ALL nursing majors.” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 VOLUME 88, NO. 4