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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 1/6/04
 
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STUDY IN SALZBURG – Southeastern Louisiana University political science professor Kurt Corbello is coordinating the university’s new study abroad program in Austria, Southeastern-Salzburg International Summer School, scheduled July 5-29. Participants can earn up to six hours credit in political science, history and music courses while having “the experience of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the heart of Europe,” Corbello said.
NEW SOUTHEASTERN STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM BASED IN AUSTRIA

      HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University students can earn up to six hours credit in Salzburg, Austria, this summer through a new university study abroad program.
      The Southeastern-Salzburg International Summer School is scheduled July 5-29 and offers courses in political science, history and music, said faculty coordinator Kurt Corbello, associate professor of political science.
      “For centuries an important center of European politics, music, and art, Salzburg offers an exceptional intellectual and cultural feast,” Corbello said. He said the summer study program will offer “the experience of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the heart of Europe.”
      Corbello said students have until March 1 to sign-up and pay fees for the program. The cost of $2,725 includes tuition, round trip transportation between the Munich airport and Salzburg, some meals, guest lectures and presentations, city tours, and visits to museums, historical sites, concerts. It also includes lodging at Kolpinghaus, a private student residence facility in Salzburg. Not included are airfare, evening meals, and personal travel-related expenses. Financial aid and scholarships are available. 
      Corbello said the field trips will include a Mozart Dinner Concert at Stiftskeller St. Peter, founded by Benedictine monks in the 9th century, and a visit to Adolf Hitler’s “Eagles Nest” near Berchdesgarten.
 Corbello will be joined on the faculty by Southeastern colleagues Judith Fai-Podlipnik, associate professor of history, and Joy Ratliff, assistant professor of music. First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James E. Kuhn, an adjunct professor at Southeastern, is program co-coordinator and will also present guest lectures.
      “You can study music in the birthplace of Mozart and the city of ‘The Sound of Music,’ and European history, politics and American foreign policy in a country at the crossroads of Europe,” Corbello said.
      Since a maximum of 30 students will be accepted in the program early application with payment of a $100 non-refundable deposit is advised to reserve a place. Students must be 18 years of age or older, in good academic standing, and enrolled at Southeastern for the summer 2004 term to be eligible to apply. Applicants must also have two letters of recommendation from Southeastern faculty members. 
      Corbello said community members are welcome to enroll in the program through options such as the university’s Special Program for Adults. 
      Southeastern also offers study abroad programs in Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, France, England and Honduras, said Danilo Levi, interim director of the university’s International Initiatives Office. 
      Information on deadlines, costs, and application procedures for all Southeastern study abroad programs is available online at www.selu.edu/Academics/studyabroad . Those interested may also contact the International Initiatives Office in East Stadium, 985-549-2385 or studyabroad@selu.edu. Corbello can be reached at 985-549-2112 or mcorbello@selu.edu.

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