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Medical Practicum 2018

January session gives Manchester students a world of experiences 

January session offers a variety of immersive opportunities.NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – January is a special time at Manchester University in which students have the choice to take a three-week course inside or outside of the classroom. And around the world.

From Jan. 3-23, students can concentrate on challenging materials in specifically designed courses on campus, such as Torchworking, Forensic Science or Cultures and Civilizations of Spain taught entirely in Spanish. For other students, January is a chance to do research or an internship.

Those who go off-campus can study abroad in Egypt, the United Kingdom and France, or Greece and Italy. They can join the Medical Practicum and work side-by-side with health-care professionals at a clinic in rural Guatemala. MU students will travel to Austin, Texas, and Walt Disney World in Florida for courses, too.   

Dr. Justin Lasser Assistant professor of religious studiesDr. Justin Lasser, associate professor of religious studies, has led seven January session trips, traveling to Israel, Palestine, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Italy.  

Lasser urges students to embrace this opportunity. 

“I think they are the most important experiences,” Lasser said. “One actually lives their education in a 24-hour/7-day-a-week investment. I know of no student that doesn’t return with serious and life-changing insights.”

Students will be posting pictures from their adventures at home and abroad at our social media hub. and Our View of MU (@ourviewofmu) on Instagram, starting in early January.

About Manchester

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 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 www.manchester.edu . 

Press release prepared by intern Carly Kwiecien in the Office of Strategic Communications.
Photo of the 2018 Medical Practicum courtesy Jorge Andres.

December 2018