lpacker on October 12th, 2009

Everyone studying abroad in Arezzo is very excited to hear that the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs won the University of Rochester’s prestigious Goergen Award for Curricular Achievement in Undergraduate Education!

Here’s what an article in the faculty and staff newsletter, Currents, had to say about director Jacqueline Levine and her staff:

“Jackie and her staff’s enthusiasm and confidence in what study abroad can do for students encouraged me to go places that few students go and to take advantage of unique Rochester programs,” writes a former student. In nomination letter after nomination letter, Rochester alumni share similar experiences about a staff that fostered their curiosity about the world around them. Under the guidance of director Jacqueline Levine, the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs provides opportunities for students to internationalize their education through a summer, a semester, or a year abroad and to create their own majors, minors, and clusters. Catering to the many interests of Rochester’s students, the Center has continued to expand its offerings and services. Since it was established in 1991, more than 4,000 students have studied in 63 countries including Ghana, India, Chile, Poland, Sweden and China. For many, it was a catalyst that sparked lifelong passions. One alumna describes Levine as “personally and professionally dedicated to the concept of ‘Meliora,’ always looking for new and innovative ways to encourage students to make the most of their time at Rochester.”

Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs Staff

lpacker on September 24th, 2009

Ever wonder what its like to stand in the ruins of the Colleseum? Ride in a gondola through Venice? See the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Students enrolled in the University of Rochester’s Study Abroad program in Arezzo, Italy do just that and more. Follow them through a semester of experiences, as they travel through Southern Italy, learning about  Italian language and culture through academic courses, full immersion in community life, cultural activities, and study related travel.