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January session at Manchester takes students abroad

For decades, Manchester University students have engaged in rigorous three-week study sessions each January – on campus and around the world.

Some will spend this January session abroad in countries such as Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Others will be studying in locations from Hawaii to Pennsylvania.
One of the most enduring January session traditions is the service-centered Medical Practicum to Nicaragua, where students assist MU medical alumni and friends in remote clinics.

Travel and study off campus take students out of their comfort zones and offer a hands-on, immersive experience in a different culture. 

Some Manchester University students study abroad for a semester or full year during their time as undergraduates. The shorter January session is a more accessible option for many.

Other undergraduate students will spend the short session at the North Manchester campus, pursuing a single course of study. Courses offered cover a wide range, including art, biology, accounting, history and music.  

Students will be posting pictures from their adventurers at home and abroad at https://www.manchester.edu/hub/social-media and Our View of MU (@ourviewofmu) on Instagram, starting in early January.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

December 2017

Press release prepared with assistance by Tiffany Byers, Strategic Communications student assistant.