Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-12-21
Samford University students will study on campus and around the globe during the school's January Term.
Off-campus study sites include Samford's London Study Centre and other locales in Europe and Central America.
January will find 14 biology students in Belize, 30 classics students in Greece and 7 music students in Italy. Twenty-four Spanish students and four nutrition students will experience "home-stays" with families in Costa Rica.
A total of 68 students will be based at Daniel House in London during two two-week sessions. During the first term, which begins Dec. 28, subjects range from international accounting to a study of death and mourning from the time of Queen Victoria to the present. The second term will focus on art and drama appreciation.
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.