As a faculty member, planning a study abroad program is an intensive but highly rewarding process. Offering a study abroad program to students here at Athens State University has been a fairly smooth process. The Athens State community, faculty, staff, and administration have been whole heartedly supportive throughout this entire process. Of course, having a faculty partner as laid back and excited as Dr. Kevin Dupre has been a valuable asset. I am thrilled to be going to Milan, Italy for 3 weeks, this summer with 10 very ecstatic students. As a faculty member that has led study abroad programs before, I can say that taking students abroad has by far been one of the best teaching experiences of my life. I look forward to continuing that experience this summer, watching these students grow, explore, and take in a culture and way of life very different from their own.
Dr. Vanessa Miller