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Students “Net” exotic and enriching experiences through ASU’s Winter Study Abroad programs.

October 16, 2007
With the click of a computer mouse, Arizona State University students can travel with faculty to exciting destinations this winter, including India, Brazil, Mexico and England.

By simply going online at, students can apply for a wide variety of faculty-led Winter Session Study Abroad programs offered through ASU’s Center for Global Education Services. Winter Session Programs offered include:

• India: December 27, 2007 – January 12, 2008
Experience both urban and rural India, examining the living traditions of an ancient civilization through its evolving traditional and commercial community. Participate in expeditions to Indian archaeological and historical cities including Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad, as well as museums and cultural exhibitions. Faculty leader: Mookesh Patel, College of Design.

• Brazil: December 26, 2007 – January 11, 2008
Discover the rich traditions and fascinating history of Brazil’s first capital, Salvador – blending European, African and Amerindian cultures. Experience the city’s Baroque architecture, historical sites, museums, music, dance and arts, including a week on the island of Tinhare, an ecological sanctuary known for its natural beauty. Faculty leader: Clarice Deal, School of International Letters and Cultures.

• Mexico: December 27, 2007 – January 11, 2008
Enjoy the international culture and sites of Oaxaca, one of the most diverse states in the heart of Mexico. Here, amid ancient ruins, stunning peaks, deep caverns, virgin beaches, hidden jungles and verdant valleys, study a diverse population of Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Spaniards and 13 other ethnic groups present in the city’s culture and customs. Faculty leader: Julie Murphy Erfani, Social and Behavioral Sciences (West campus).

• England/Scotland: December 27, 2007 to January 12, 2008
An adventure in photography awaits you! Visit London, the vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, including the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern and the vibrant arts center of east London; Oxford, home to one of the world’s oldest academic institutions, Oxford University; and Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, with world-class architecture and arts. Faculty leader: Betsy Schneider, School of Art.

“Traveling abroad is a multidimensional experience, allowing students to interact with local experts, scholars and students in foreign countries to gain a broad knowledge of languages, cultures, and social and economic environments,” says Mookesh Patel, College of Design.

“Study abroad opportunities encourage students to be active participants in the global economy, and equally importantly, responsible global citizens,” says Anthony (Bud) Rock, ASU’s vice president for global engagement. “And cultural opportunities provide them a broader perspective about the world in general.”

Students who have study abroad programs on their resumes usually get better jobs because it shows their willingness to work in a global society and expand their awareness of other cultures.

Winter Session programs are available to ASU students in good standing at the university. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Students eligible for financial aid are welcome to pay their program fees and tuition with those funds. After completing the online application, students must pay a non-refundable deposit (varies by program).

The Center for Global Education Services (CGES) office is located in ASU’s Tempe Center, on the southeast corner of University and Mill. CGES currently offers 280 national and international programs in more than 50 countries around the world. It is co-located with a U.S. Passport and Immigration Services Office that serves both the local and ASU communities.

For detailed information about programs, including descriptions, cost and specific requirements, visit, call (480) 965-5965 or come visit the Center for Global Education Services office at Tempe Center, 951 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 198, Tempe, AZ 85287.