Kirkland student studies abroad in China
December 14, 2012 · 2:57 PM
Leanne McCallum of Kirkland is among 56 Linfield College students participating this fall in a Linfield study abroad program.
McCallum, a senior majoring in international relations, is studying at the China Studies Institute at Peking University in Beijing, China, and living in a student residence hall. In Beijing, students take excursions exploring themes of economic development, history and culture of Southern China and ethnic minorities. Classes are taught in English with other Chinese students, immersing students in different aspects of Chinese culture. She is the daughter of Jill and Craig McCallum of Kirkland and a member of Linfield’s SAVE Club and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority.
The Linfield College study abroad programs are designed for students who have completed one or two years of study in the appropriate foreign language (Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese or German) at Linfield and who will return to the college to share their international experiences with others in the campus community.
Linfield also offers study abroad opportunities in locations where students may choose courses taught in English, such as Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Korea, Norway, Australia, Austria and New Zealand.
The curriculum includes language instruction as well as studies in the culture, politics, economics, history and art of the country. The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, and selection is made on a selective basis.
Linfield covers the cost of the first round-trip airfare when students qualify. Students pay regular Linfield tuition and a program fee.