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College of Arts and Sciences Awards Students International Travel Stipends

FEB. 19, 2007--To encourage global experiences for college students, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has awarded six students $1000 stipends for international travel programs through the university.

"The awards are designed for students who might otherwise be unable to engage in these life-altering opportunities," said Terry Brown, dean of the CAS. "Studying overseas provides students with a global perspective, essential for any major or background."

The college awarded six applicants with the stipends for travel occurring over J-term, spring semester, and summer:

•Brady Fosse, of Stillwater, Minn., for J-term travel to Egypt.
•Suzanna Lee, a junior history major from Red Wing, Minn., for travel to Italy over J-term 2007.
•Nicole Purtell, a senior communicative disorders major from Oshkosh, Wis., to participate in the Guadalajara exchange program during summer 2007.
•Rebecca Sullivan, senior psychology major from St. Paul, Minn., for the spring 2007 International Traveling Classroom.
•Peter Tufigno, a senior geography major from Wyoming, Minn., for in the 2007 International Traveling Classroom.
•Judith Wickham, Buffalo, Minn., to attend Massey University in New Zealand.

Eligibility requirements asked that each student have completed 45 credits, minimum GPA of 2.75, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and at least one full semester as declared major within the College of Arts and Sciences. Financial aid is not a deciding factor, says Brown. In addition, students are asked to write an essay explicating their decision to study abroad and why they deserve the award. The monies are applied to the students' accounts after they have paid the $275 study abroad fee to the International Programs Office.

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