A new house in Oxford, England, and new program tracks in Montevideo, Uruguay, are among the new changes coming to Study Abroad in the fall.
In Oxford, ACU is renovating a recently purchased house that can accommodate up to 25 students. Cassidy Miller, the study abroad coordinator, says the new house is just one block over from the houses ACU currently leases. She said she is excited because it is the first time ACU has owned property in Oxford.
“It’s a really cool old Victorian-style house,” Miller said. “You still get that convenience of being 15 minutes away from downtown.”
In Montevideo, ACU has expanded its program to include three program tracks that students can choose from.
“The first is the Spanish track,” Miller said. “All of their classes will be in Spanish. The second is the business track, and the third is the Latin American studies track.”
Students can also choose a hybrid of the three tracks.
Some students say their experience abroad was so fulfilling that they went multiple times. Kennedy Guerra, a junior global studies and Spanish double-major from Austin, has spent a semester in both Montevideo, and Leipzig, Germany, and plans to go back to Montevideo in the fall.
“I really am passionate about speaking Spanish, and when I left Montevideo I wanted to go back,” Guerra said. “When they started offering this COBA-history-Bible kind of thing, it worked for me and my degree plan.”
Guerra said ACU does a great job with these programs.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel Europe with people your age. ACU really facilitates that opportunity.”
Miller said that students can still sign up.
“We are still accepting applications and we have a $2,500 scholarship that you automatically get for signing up in all three locations,” Miller said.
Each location will be featuring ACU faculty that will be traveling there to teach.
Dr. Mel Hailey is traveling with students to Oxford, Dr. Suzanne Macaluso is going with students to Leipzig and Dr. Ron Morgan and Dr. Janine Morgan are going to Montevideo.
Sign up at acu.edu/studyabroad.