ASU fourth for study abroad
Appalachian State University was ranked fourth among master’s degree-granting institutions in the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange for the number of students participating in short-term study abroad programs.
A total of 672 students from ASU studied abroad in the 2011-12 academic year.
“We are working hard to send students abroad,” said Jesse Lutabingwa, ASU’s associate vice chancellor of international education and development.
The most popular destination for students is Europe, but efforts are being made to diversify study abroad destinations — more students are now going to places such as Latin America and Africa, Lutabingwa said.
“Every student should have global awareness and global competencies,” he said.
UNC-G plans Classics Day
UNC-Greensboro’s campus will be the scene of gladiatorial battles, Roman military exercises and Greek tragedies on Saturday.
The UNC-G Classical Society, an organization dedicated to promoting appreciation of the Greco-Roman world, will be hosting its second annual Classics Day festival. Visitors can participate in a traditional Olympic Games, watch chariot races and attend a showing of the Greek tragedy “Oedipus Rex.”