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Going global expands student's vision

October 22, 2012

Going global expands vision
Whymark Austen studied for one year in Nice, France.

Studying abroad can provide exceptional learning opportunities for your son or daughter.

Just ask Whymark Austen, a third-year French Language and Literature student who studied overseas in Nice, France. There, he developed cross-cultural skills and gained a global perspective.

“Studying overseas was truly eye-opening as my classmates and I learned as much outside of the classroom as inside,” says Whymark. “Experiences, such as mine, encourage students to expand our vision.”

Whymark’s experience is one of many international learning opportunities that Western offers to equip students to become global citizens. Others include:

  • Discovering archeological traces of the Roman Empire in northern England
  • Travelling to Germany to learn the language and culture
  • Volunteering with a service project in Costa Rica
  • Participating in a summer opera program in Italy
  • Interning at a multinational company in China
  • Studying for a semester in Singapore

To discover the ways your son or daughter can participate in global learning and what awards and scholarships are available for overseas study, email or go to

This article appeared in the 2012 edition of Western's Parent Connection
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