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January Session at Manchester

takes students around the world


       This January Session, Manchester College students not only are learning in the typical four walls of a classroom but also in two other states and nine other countries.

       A total of 59 courses are offered during this special one-month session that enables students and faculty to focus intensely on single subjects. Most of the on-campus classes meet several hours daily. Two classes are meeting in other states: The Touring Children’s Theatre is performing for child audiences in northern Indiana and Arizona and another class is studying psychological theories and cultural systems in Hawaii.

       European countries are classrooms for six Manchester College courses. France is the destination of classes in cross-cultural exploration and French as well a course on theories and methods of interpersonal behavior. Another class is exploring peace issues in Ireland while chemistry students are developing scientific thought process in London. Students also are comparing the history of various civilizations by touring southern Europe.

       Three MC courses are making their classrooms south of the Untied States. Students in the annual Medical Practicum are experiencing the culture of Nicaragua as they learn the needs and problems of health care delivery systems. The students are assisting physicians and other health-care professionals in a remote clinic that will care for hundreds of patients. Costa Rica is a seminar site for discussing and exploring peace issues and sociology students are investigating international social welfare in Jamaica.

       Students not traveling this January remain on campus to study subjects ranging from accounting, ethnobotany, calculus and language to world literature, forensic analysis, business law, badminton and descriptive astronomy.

       Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college offering 45 areas of study to 1,075 students. January Session ends Jan. 25 and the more traditional on-campus spring semester begins Feb. 1. For more about course offerings at Manchester College, visit


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