By Chloe Dawson (Whetstone Staff Writer)
Studying aboard isn’t just for traditional educational purposes. It’s also about experiencing the world.
Dr. Susan Cooper and Professor Kevin Cullen are a part of the ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) and Global Initiatives at Wesley.
Cooper has traveled all over the world, including London.
“Studying aboard makes students a world traveler; it broadens your horizons. You change your life only in a positive way if you travel,” Cooper said.
Cullen encourages students to take advantage of studying aboard because of his diverse family.
Senior Rebecca Marion traveled to Ireland in 2009 with Dr. Susanne Fox, a history professor. Then, Marion traveled to France and Spain with Dr. Linda DeRoche, an English professor, during the spring break of 2010.
“I feel that students should travel; it allows them to experience different cultures and new experiences, which is what I got out of traveling,” Marion said.
Wesley is partnered with over 140 colleges and universities and 40 nations with ISEP all around the world. Students can pick any school that they are interested in.
One of the most attractive features about going to a different college is that a student’s scholarship, grant and tuition will be transferred to the school they go to.
Harlaxton College, in London, is cheaper than attending Wesley for a semester.
When studying overseas, a student will still be on the track as if they were at their normal school.
“You will be able to continue your education but progress in a more dynamic way,” said Kevin Cullen manager of Global Initiatives. “You won’t skip a beat”.
Cooper and Cullen stress that when the students come back to Wesley, they will still be graduating on time.
“I’d like to see how they teach and their curriculum,” said freshman Edmund Baysah.
What people tend to discover when learning abroad is to accept differences.
“We are confronted by the fact people are more alike than different,” Cooper said.