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Study Abroad Viewbook
Through the Sklenar Center at Birmingham-Southern College you can study a wide range of
disciplines in more than 60 countries around the world. In fact, any BSC major can be
internationalized by taking courses at international universities and institutions with
comprehensive offerings in a multiplicity of programs.
And, if you need the emotional pitch, Rick Steves, host of
Rick Steves Europe
on Public
Television says it best:
Even in challenging economic times, making sure that study abroad is part of our college
students' education is a vital investment.
If we want a new generation of leaders and
innovators who can be effective in an ever more globalized world, sending our students
overseas is not a luxury. It's a necessity.
I believe that our national security rests upon the
foundation of a well-educated electorate with a broad and sophisticated worldview. Ninety-
six percent of humanity lives outside
our borders — and we risk being left in
the dust if we don't know how to
effectively engage the world. It's
critical to deal smartly with the
emerging economic and military
powers of China and India, and we
must better understand the intricacies
of Islam. While Germany is
increasingly going wind-powered, the
Dutch are building up their dikes and
Africa is fighting a growing desert, we
need policies more insightful than
drill, baby, drill." 1/18/201
Anne Ledvina
Study Abroad Advising Office
Sklenar Center for International Programs
(205) 226-7722
Location: Norton Suite 280/Office 268
Fax: 205-226-4805
Mailing Address:
Birmingham-Southern College
Arkadelphia Road, Box 549038
Birmingham, AL 35254