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Study abroad benefits highlighted

Study abroad benefits highlighted
Deborah Olson, associate professor of management and leadership, shares with faculty and students the benefits of studying abroad in her lecture “The La Verne Experience Goes Global: Expanding and Deepening Your Cultural Competence Through Short-Term Travel” Nov. 24 at the President’s Dining Room. She discussed the importance of learning about other cultures when working internationally. Olson... 

International, study abroad programs get new chiefs

International, study abroad programs get new chiefs
On Thursday Jeffrey Nonemaker assumed the new position of director of international student services. Nonemaker is taking the place of Philip Hofer. Nonemaker joined the University in 1983 as director of Nea Makri Residence Center in Athens, Greece. / photo by Zachary Horton Robert Penalber News Editor Following the recent retirement of Phil Hofer, Jeffrey Nonemaker will serve as director of International... 

Coles promotes studying abroad

Coles promotes studying abroad
Julius E. Coles, the former president of Africare, speaks to the University of La Verne honors students in the Campus Center Ballroom on Tuesday about the trials and efforts of his youth as an international traveler. Coles, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was given the Princeton-in-Africa Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and has spent more than 28 years in United States Foreign Service. / photo by Mitchell... 

Interterm offers international study, adventure

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Every year La Verne students are provided with the opportunity to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Regardless of their major, students could be spending up to two weeks in Italy, Japan and the Galapagos, among countless other locations. In January 2012, Jeffery Burkhart, professor of biology, is planning this January trip to Sabah, Malaysia. “It’s a nice blend of academic... 

Leos take life and education abroad

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer Those tired of the University of La Verne’s main campus offerings should consider getting away for awhile. The University of La Verne offers study abroad programs all over the world. Whether it is Australia, Japan, Greece or Spain the opportunities for travel and education are readily available to students. Last month ULV’s International and Study Abroad Services... 

Study abroad fair explores foreign experience

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer The college experience is something that will expose you to different people, lectures, professors and situations. Now imagine getting a chance to do this for a semester in another country or across seas. A study abroad fair was organized last Thursday in Sneaky Park to inform students of all the different countries they have an opportunity to study in. Veterans of the... 

Students travel over Atlantic for interterm trips

Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor While some students were taking strenuous classes on campus this January, others were walking through the streets of ancient cities. Rita Thakur, associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, and Al Clark, associate vice president for academic affairs, took undergraduate students of all different majors to tour parts of Italy and Greece for 10... 

Portuguese class excites students

Michael Shather Staff Writer Founders Hall echoes with the sounds of an exotic romance language on Tuesday nights. This buzz is fueled by a new class, Conversational Brazilian Portuguese, now open to students and staff here at the University of La Verne. Starting Tuesday night and continuing through spring semester, this lively class teaches fundamental Portuguese and lessons in Brazilian culture. Conversational... 

Italy trip planned for January

Angie Marcos LV Life Editor This January will mark the ninth year Kenneth Scambray, professor of English, travels to Italy with University of La Verne students for his Italy Experience class. Eighteen students will be joining Scambray on his annual trip to Italy for 15 days during January Interterm. “It is not just a travel class,” Scambray said. “It is an academic class.” Scambray described... 

Exotic destinations await La Verne students

A variety of overseas travel opportunities will be offered during the January interterm. Angie Marcos LV Life Editor Several departments at the University are offering students the opportunity to venture to foreign countries in January – allowing them to immerse themselves in different cultures, all the while, receiving credits for their experience. The five international study options include... 
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