Study Abroad Opportunities Return in 2022

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After a temporary hiatus due to COVID-19, Athens State University will be offering students the opportunity to study abroad again in 2022. Students will have the ability to travel to London to study history and biology in May 2022 or Rabat, Morocco to study Psychology and Culture & Global Issues in Education in June 2022.


All members of the Athens State community (students, non-students, alumni, family, and friends) will have the opportunity to participate in a one-week summer program in London, England, the most visited city in Europe. Led by history professor, Dr. Ronald Fritze, and biology professor, Dr. Sara Cline, Athens State students will have the chance to discover and experience the culture of London while studying their choice of history or biology.

This trip was originally planned for May 2020, but was rescheduled due to the pandemic. Now scheduled for May 9-15, 2022, participants will have the opportunity to visit St. Paul Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and the Tower of London. Day trips to Cambridge and Oxford are also planned.

Anyone interested in registering for the trip may contact Dr. Ronald Fritze at or Dr. Sara Cline at Payment plans are available. Further program information, including pricing details, can be found at


Athens State students will also have the opportunity to visit Rabat, Morocco from June 6-27, 2022. Led by Dr. Vanessa Miller, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Tish Bergantz, Assistant Professor of Instructional Design, students will have the chance to study their choice of Psychology and Culture & Global Issues in Education while being submersed in Morocco’s rich culture.

While in Morocco, students will visit the Organization for the Protection of Women Against Violence, the Royal Library, take a tour of Central Market, and visit a local school. A day trip to Fez is also planned. While in Fez, participants will visit the Bou Inania Madrasa Medieval Islamic school to discover the old Islamic architecture and education system of the time, the Medina to experience Moroccan pottery shops, souks, bronze shops, tanneries, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Al-Attarine Madrasa theological school, and Al Qarawiyyin. Students will also participate in three Moroccan cultural events such as a calligraphy class, cooking class, Nasheed class, or Gnawa performance during their stay.

Deposits are due by January 1, 2022 to secure a spot. For more information, visit or contact Dr. Vanessa Miller at or Tish Bergantz at

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