Where Have CBU Students Been Studying?

Gina Bui and Patrick Ghant
Gina Bui
(Business Administration ’13) and Patrick Ghant (Business Administration ’14) at FH Joanneum University in the Austrian Alps. Their experieces so far are “beyond awesome.”

Left: Madeline Faber (English ’14) at St. Mary’s Belfast College  at Cave Hill, a high summit overlooking the city of Belfast. “This experience is unparallel to anything in my life…. My time has been so enriching, and school has barely begun.”
Center: Brittney Sails (Business Administration ’13) with the fabulous city of Barcelona in the background. “It’s the experience of a lifetime.”
Right: Peter Brennen Reynolds  (Business Administration ’14) sitting in one of Russia’s seats in a UN conference room. ”My summer in Fribourg, Switzerland was one that I will cherish forever. Sitting in the seats of diplomats from around the world at the United Nations Headquarters while listening to various specialists speak on everything from disarmament to intellectual property rights offers indescribable inspiration. Thanks to the many new friends and globally-influential people that I met in Switzerland, I am looking forward to leaving my mark on the world.”
Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)
Students in the MHIRT program have the opportunity to participate in research projects in different parts of the world and present their findings at CBU and at various conferences.

Left: Liz Booker (Psychology ’12) performing her first successful dissection of a beetle larva at the biochemistry lab the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil.
Right: Justin King (Biology ’12, right) and Stephen Juel (University of Memphis, left) in the lab at the Universidade de São Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

What Are CBU Students Saying About Study Abroad?

Emily Flechas is a sophomore Psychology major who is originally from Alabama. In order to get to know more about her studies abroad, we asked her a few questions about some of the highlights from her trip.

What was your favorite place to visit in Italy and why? (Assisi, Rome, etc.)
Assisi, it just took my breath away.
What was your favorite site to see?
The underground Roman house.
What food should every one traveling to Italy try?
What did you gain most out of this experience?
A better understanding of a culture different from my own.
What would you tell students who are thinking about studying abroad?
Do it. Somehow, someway, make it work.

Maxime Boisdron (left) and Piruntha Muthukumaru (right) are both senior foreign exchange students from France majoring in Engineering. In order to get to know more about them and their native country, we asked a few questions about their hometown and their stay in America.

What are your favorite things to do in Memphis? France?
While in Memphis, they both enjoy Tiger football games and going to Beale Street. In France, Maxime enjoys eating French food while Piruntha enjoys hanging out with friends.
What is the biggest difference between France and America?
They both agree that the biggest difference is the food. Another difference is the layout of the campus; in France, that have many schools on one campus while CBU is just one university.
What French food would you suggest to Americans traveling to France?
French baguette: bread with a nice cheese and wine to compliment it.
What American food would you suggest to French citizens traveling to America?
Taco Bell.

Where Can YOU Study Abroad?

Travel/ Study Trips Open to All CBU Students!

• Barcelona, Spain
with a day trip to the charming village of Figueras, Italy, home of Salvadore Dali and the ancient walled city of Carcassonne, France. Join us over Spring Break, March 2-9, as we begin our travels to Barcelona, Spain. We will submerge ourselves in the unique learning environment that will engage all of our senses. We will taste the Spanish foods that Old City Barcelona has to offer, see art in the Picasso Museum, hear the sounds of Flamenco dancers, smell the roses in Guell Park, and get a feel for everyday life at LaSalle University. Come see the influence Barcelona has on commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, science, and the arts and be a part of one of the world’s most global cities. Learn and experience economics and global studies throughout this study abroad experience via “walking classrooms.” Cost includes tuition and fees*, airline tickets, hotel, breakfast, some meals, all included sights, health insurance, and ground transportation. Students from all majors are invited to take advantage of this program.
Join us in Ormskirk, U.K. at Edgehill University June 8-29, 2013! This unique three-week program allows you to experience life abroad in an authentic 18th century market town near the bustling metropolis of Liverpool with its rich culture of arts, theater, music, and shopping. Then, mid-way through the trip, see the exciting international city of London for three nights! Courses offered include History of British Rock and Introduction to Travel Writing. Cost includes tuition and fees* , lodging at Edgehill, meal pass at Edgehill, ground transportation, airport pickup, 6 day excursions, 3-day trip to London (including train fare, lodging, breakfast daily, and Hop-On & Hop-Off Bus Tour).
Join our classroom in Mexico City in May 2013! Mexico City is one of the most important financial centers in North America. Learn a little Spanish, visit with business leaders and university faculty at LaSalle University, and see the colorful sights!  Cost includes tuition and fees, sightseeing and tours, lodging n the form of a “Home Stay,” shared accommodations with breakfast and dinner at the home of a Mexico City family, roundtrip airport transportation, four buffet lunches, gratuities for bus drivers and guides and medical insurance. An extra stipend may be charged according to age of the traveler.

Check out www.cbu.edu/studyabroad for further information. Also, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/studyabroad.cbu to keep updated with all of the latest information!

Travel for a Semester as an Exchange Student this Spring!

Exchange programs are a great way to study abroad for an extended period of time — students are able to soak in all the of the country’s language, food, and culture! One of the greatest things about exchange programs through CBU is that ALL GRANTS, CBU, STATE, AND FEDERAL AID APPLY! Your tuition will be the same as it is at CBU.

Barcelona, Spain Exchange Program – LaSalle University
The capital of Catalonia and one of the main ports on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a city by the sea and has a perfect climate and a cosmopolitan character. BES Lasalle is known for its practical and innovative education, focused on best business innovation, theory and practice and a delivered through a strong international perspective. Business courses are offered in English.

Bad Gleichingburg, Austria Exchange Program – FH Joanneum
Located in the eastern sector of the Styria Bundesland (state) in Austria, Bad Gleichenberg is in the heart of what is considered the country’s spa region. Bad Gleichenberg has a long tradition as a spa resort and training centre for the tourism and hotel industry, which makes it an ideal location for the FH Joanneum health service courses. 
Business, accounting, hospitality management and tourism courses are offered in English.

Belfast Ireland Exchange Program – St. Mary’s University College
St. Mary’s University College is located in Belfast, Ireland and is an academic community committed to the search for meaning and value in the intellectual life, to academic excellence and to individual attention for students. A wide variety of liberal arts courses are offered. Students must register as part of a normal full time class load.

Value of Study Abroad in the Market Place

Where Have Faculty and Administrators Been Traveling?

Mrs. Pat Papachristou and her husband, Dr. Gerald, traveled to England, Wales and Mexico.

“I enjoyed my family vacation in London in July. We were visiting my husband’s two sisters and brother. We rented a “converted barn” near Ross on Wye, in a charming out-of-the-way place. The scenery was made up of small farms with sheep in the meadows that looked like green patch work quilts in many shades. A few miles away and a world away from Ross, with its bustling high street and old market place that sold fresh vegetables. Most of the establishments were old Tudor buildings that were now hotels, antique stores, etc.

“During the month of June, I had worked in Mexico with Dr. Joan Landeros at the university and her assistant to develop a week study visit for CBU students to Mexico City. I visited most of the sights that will be included in our May trip and met the professors who will be giving lectures on the three cultures of Mexico and its history. I was particularly interested in checking out the safety in the neighborhoods around the university where we would be staying and around the sites we would be seeing. I got to experience the excitement of being downtown after the Mexicans won the Olympic soccer championship on Saturday afternoon. It was amazing!

“In August, I went to Mexico City to develop an exchange program with La Salle University there. I stayed with one of the families that La Salle uses for short stays for foreign students. It was conveniently located in the Condessa neighborhood, very close to the University and only a few miles from the historic district. While I was there I met with the Dean of Business School and talked about how we could develop a student exchange program that would include a future internship component, as well as an academic semester program.

“Please join me for my CBU trip in May 2013!”

Other Faculty Travels
• Professor Gary Tooley (Physician Assistant Studies) and his wife traveled to Jamaica on a medical/dental mission trip and will be leaving for Guatemala in May.
Dr. Frank Busher (VP for Academics) travelled to Rome and to the Philippines on Lasallian business.
Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli (President) were in Rome for a Lasallian workshop and visit.
Dr. Rick Potts (Education) and his wife, Annalise, traveled extensively to Italy, Monaco, France, Spain and Tunisia.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) was in Brazil directing MHIRT students in research.

Please join CBU on some of our travels.
For details go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad or email studyabroad@cbu.edu or just drop by our offices in Buckman Hall 346-347. Phone: (901) 321-3461