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Study-abroad students partake of overseas educational resources

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Carly Martin paints in Florence, Italy, where she studied at the Studio Art Centers International. Martin is a junior studio art major. PHOTO BY: Laura Haessler

The University’s Cherrington Global Scholars program offers DU students a way to spend time abroad while meeting their degree requirements and paying the same amount of tuition as they would on campus. DU students take advantage of the university’s study abroad program, many choosing enrich their interests while they’re overseas.

During the 2006–07 academic year, DU sent 74.4 percent of its undergraduates abroad, more than any other institution in the nation according to the Institute of International Education (IIE).

“The figure says a lot about the importance of international study in our curriculum, the quality of our Study Abroad and Special Programs Offices, the inventiveness of faculty who teach interterms and full-quarter programs and the success of the Cherrington Program in enabling students to study abroad who might not otherwise have the resources to do so,” says Eric Gould, vice provost for Internationalization.

DU offers more than 150 programs in 56 countries. One program is in Florence, Italy, at the Studio Art Centers International (SACI).

It is perfect for art lovers like Carly Martin, a junior studio art major at DU, who spent fall 2008 at SACI.

“It is a really amazing place to learn,” Martin says. “You are walking the same streets as Michelangelo, so you feel more a part of it.”

To see Martin at work and meet her instructors at SACI, watch this video from Florence.

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