Studying abroad can be one of your greatest experiences during your time at college. But many students worry that they won’t be able to take the classes they need and won’t be able to graduate on time. Some programs are major specific, but many programs allow students to take their general education classes abroad, too. Here are a few programs that offer GenEd credits:
Summer Semester in Scotland
This two-month program is offered only during the summer. Students spend time in Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Course offerings will vary each summer, but will always cover Clusters 2, 3, 4 and 5. Four GenEds completed in one semester is hard to beat.
Semester in London
This program is offered during the spring, fall and summer semesters. This program offers two courses that can count for GenEd credit. One class is an art history class, which satisfies Cluster 2,and then a London theatre class, which satisfies Cluster 2, as well. Students are also able to do an internship in the city for two to four credits.
Semester in Florence
This program is also offered during the spring, fall and summer semesters. There are two courses available that can count for GenEd credit. One is an art history class, which satisfies Cluster 2, and there is an English class that satisfies Cluster 2 as well. As a bonus, students stay with homestays, who cook authentic Italian meals for them three to four times a week.
For more information, go to www.jmu.edu/international. You can also check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/studyabroadJMU.