Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-12-22

Samford University will enroll about 1,200 students during Jan Term, the school's short term between fall and spring semesters.

Many students will participate in study abroad programs. About 70 will study in England while based at Samford's Daniel House in London. They will study such topics as pharmacy and health care in Great Britain, international accounting, mass media, art appreciation, international foods and nursing.

About 25 students will study intermediate and advanced Spanish in Costa Rica., while 20 others will study classics and art history in Rome, Italy.

Other globe-trotting Samford students will study physics at an international seminar in Mexico, the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, economics in Peru, and the narratives and culture of the East while in Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar.

Jan term classes begin on the Samford campus January 3.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.