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Study USA offers learning adventures

Biomedical Research in Baltimore [Maryland] and Washington, D.C. (CHEM 251/351), led by Randy Wadkins, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry
Last year’s Special Topics in Political Science class titled The Politics of Gay Rights in Washington, D.C. (POL 398) was led by Marvin King, associate professor of political science and African-American studies.
Geological Investigations on the Gulf Coast (GE 430/GEOL 530), led by Cathy Grace, lecturer in geology and geological engineering

Combine domestic travel with class credit, and you’ve got the unique experience of Study USA.

By Laura Antonow

The program takes students outside the classroom and puts them in exciting locations across the United States. Each course is led by a University of Mississippi professor and gives students a way to earn credits toward graduation during an intersession term. Most classes typically have a week of lectures on the UM campus followed by a week in their particular destination.

This summer we are offering courses such as Journalism 580, Magazine Making in New York City. Students will travel to NYC to visit major publishers, including Hearst Corp., Meredith Corp. and Time Inc. Students will also have the opportunity to network with some of the best editors in the business.

For our biology majors, we’ve got Ecology and Evolution of Sky Island Biodiversity in Portal, Arizona, as an option. Students will gain hands-on field-study experience with local researchers while examining bats, plants, reptiles and insects.

We even have classes being offered closer to campus such as our College and Professional Sports Dietitian Association Annual Meeting in Point Clear, Alabama. Nutrition and hospitality management students will be able to attend the conference and network with some of the best sports dietitians in the country.

Other classes include Biomedical Research in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.; Freedom Summer – 50 Years Later in Ohio; The Politics of Money in Washington, D.C.; and Geological Investigations on the Gulf Coast. For a complete list of class offerings and to apply to the program, visit our website at The application deadline for all of our summer courses is April 6!

For more information about Study USA classes or the application process, contact Kristina Phillips, coordinator for Study USA, at or 662-915-2746.

Laura Antonow is director of college programs in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education at the University of Mississippi.

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