Northwestern students study abroad

Twenty-nine Northwestern College students will travel to Austria, Ecuador and Great Britain this summer on month-long study abroad programs offered by NWC faculty.

Music professor Dr. Juyeon Kang, who spent part of her 2010-11 sabbatical in Vienna, will join Dr. Luke Dahn, another member of Northwestern’s music faculty, in teaching a course on Austria’s musical history and culture. Students will stay with host families and attend concerts and visit museums in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. Day trips are planned for Eisenstadt, Melk and Halstatt.

Spanish professor Rick Clark is once again leading a trip to Ecuador, the country he grew up in as the son of missionaries. Students will learn about Ecuadorian society and culture, study Spanish, live with host families for three weeks in Quito, and worship with Christian members of the Otavalo Indians in the northern part of Ecuador and the Jívaro tribe in the Amazon jungle. They will also visit a volcano, rain forest and missionary radio station.

The summer study abroad program in Great Britain will examine British culture through art and theatre. Led by theatre professors Bob Hubbard and Jeff Taylor, students will attend theatre productions, visit museums, and explore England’s many cathedrals, markets, parks and squares. In addition to their time in London, they will also spend a week in Gloucester, where they will stay with host families.