It’s been five weeks and change since my last post, and I decided to start off this semester with some exciting news: I’ve been accepted to a study abroad program for Fall 2013!
From mid-August to mid-December of this year, I will be studying at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The program is called Global Economics and focuses on intermediate/advanced macroeconomics combined with field experience in greater Denmark, Paris, and Brussels.
You’re probably wondering how a Spanish and Economics double major ended up in Denmark. To be honest, I had wanted a program that combined both majors. Unfortunately, my course planning didn’t have room for a Spanish-language business/economics program (i.e., I would graduate late), so I settled on DIS Global Economics as a way to enhance just one of my majors.
For general reference, I’m putting my four-year course plan below so that you can get an idea of how academic planning works at PC. Please note that the Core Curriculum requirements on this chart apply only to the Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015. (The current Core can be found here. For course descriptions, simply type in the course codes here.)
Having heard good things about the DIS program from older friends, I’m confident that this will be a great opportunity for both my major and my overall college experience. Studying abroad is something I’ve always wanted to do, and the Center for International Studies (CIS) really encourages it. They provide many info sessions throughout the year that explain the study abroad process thoroughly. The best part about studying abroad at PC is that all of one’s financial aid is applied to the program he or she chooses. Read more about this “Home School Tuition Policy” here.
Thanks for reading!