November 29, 2011: Student News
Info Session on Study Abroad to Taiwan Today
The cost of the study trip is approximately $2,999, which includes the round trip airfare to Taiwan, round-trip airport transportation, 25-days accommodation, some meals, 6 field trips/cultural excursions (including a visit to tea plantation, participation in a tea ceremony, and an overnight stay at a Zen Buddhist monastery), museum entrance fees, Internet access, four cultural lessons (Chinese medicine, calligraphy/painting, seal cutting, & Chinese cuisine), lectures, one-on-one student buddy system (you will be paired with a Fu Jen Catholic University student) for cultural experience enhancement, etc.
The first deposit of $999 is due on Feb. 22, 2012. The remaining balance is due on March 26, 2012. Application packages can be picked up at the information session or from Dr. Ann Pang-White at LSC, room 271, or from Professor Mary Rafter at LSC, room 235. If you have any further questions about the trip or the courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1-credit discount summer tuition rate of $753 (for the philosophy course) and/or $300 (for the language course) plus approximately $40 mandatory health/travel insurance will be charged by the Bursar's Office separately. This travel course is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Department of World Languages and Cultures, in partnership with Fu Jen Catholic University (one of our sister universities in Taiwan).
Shop Scranton, Shop Local this Holiday Season
Enjoy discounts at downtown shops, get in the spirit at special events and bring Scranton home with “Scranton-opoly” – available in the University bookstore in early December. Check-in to downtown locations using Foursquare and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to The Mall at Steamtown.
For more information and updates, visit www.scranton.edu/shoplocal.
Photos of 2011 Fall Concert
On-Campus Housing December Break Information
All University of Scranton housing will be closed over the winter break from 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, through noon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Access to all buildings will be denied to any student who did not receive official written approval from the director of Residence Life. Students will not be permitted to return to campus prior to the regularly scheduled opening of the residence halls at noon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, unless they have registered for intersession classes or received permission to return to campus for intersession housing due to extenuating circumstances (athletics, employment, internship, etc.). Intersession housing for those students opens at noon on Jan. 2, 2012.
As students prepare to check out of housing in December, they should consider the following information:
- 24 Quiet Hours begin Monday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m.
- All students must check out within 24 hours of their last final.
- Take home keys and Royal card and follow all closing instructions listed on "Outta Here" form posted by RA/CA.
- The residential areas close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, except for graduate apartments in Dorothy Day and Herold House.
- Contact a Residence Life staff member or email email@example.com if you have questions.
January 2012 Travel Course Offered
We will stay in two eco-tourism centers founded and managed by such indigenous women's co-ops, and we will work side-by-side the women on some projects. The course requires some fall pre-trip class meetings, some online course work, and two weeks of travel to Mexico in January 2012. This course counts as a Latin American Studies and a Women’s Studies elective, and it fulfills cultural diversity (D) credits as well as Social Science (S) credits. The cost will be approximately $1,600 per student, covering airfare, accommodations, workshops and performances plus 1 credit tuition ($846) for the three-credit course (University discounted rate).
The course is open to students in all majors; students must apply by completing an application. Applications can be picked up from Mary Rafter, LA/W/S secretary, in LSC, room 235, or emailing Dr. Meagher, chair of LA/W/S at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Meagher can also provide additional information and answer any questions that you may have.
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