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MU senior heads to Belgium for classes, service internship

Tiffany ByersFrom Ligonier, to North Manchester, to Brussels, Belgium. Manchester University senior Tiffany Byers is exploring the world, doing service and posting on social media along the way.

As a student of both public relations and peace studies at MU, Brussels was a perfect fit for Byers.

She will live with a host family that speaks French, German and English, and Byers will study at Vesalius College. 

An important feature of Vesalius for Byers is its internship program. The program pairs students with an international organization. After being offered a chance to work with three organizations, Byers chose Serve the City. 

Serve the City is a global movement that collaborates with homeless shelters, refugee centers, orphanages and other organizations to serve those in need in practical ways, with kindness as a key component. More information about Serve the City is at

As an intern, Byers will create service projects and fundraising events while working alongside organization founder Carlton Deal. 

In addition to the internship, Byers will take classes in Arabic, rhetoric and political communication, and public diplomacy at Vesalius. 

She will also be a BCA Storyteller. This scholarship is awarded to five social media-savvy students a semester to share their BCA Study Abroad experiences. You can follow her adventure on Facebook at or on Instagram at bcastudyabroad. 

BCA Study Abroad is an international education organization founded in 1962 by a consortium of seven colleges in the Church of the Brethren tradition: Bethany Theological Seminary, Bridgewater College, Elizabethtown College, Juniata College, Manchester, McPherson College and University of La Verne.

Byers will be a Manchester University social media ambassador for the fall semester. She was an intern in the Office of Strategic Communications this summer, coordinating the July 4 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display.

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is a northeast Indiana leader in health science education. It offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at . 

August 2018