Written By Kallie Moore
The University of Pikeville and it’s faculty has dedicated it’s time and effort into providing students with the best opportunities possible. Tim Wittier, professor of biology, is also director of study abroad programs. If you are interested in study abroad, stop by his office on the first floor of Armington, or pick up a pamphlet outside his office or in student services. You may also check out the web site for the Kentucky Institute of International Studies at www.kiis.org. “Studying abroad was probably one of the best experiences of my life. It allowed me to work towards my degree but also have fun and see a different part of the world at the same time,” former student, Kaitlyn Abdon, said. Studying in another country adds character and builds your resume for future employers. UPIKE works with a number of study abroad organizations including KEI, KIIS, and CAPA International. Each one if these organizations can provide you with numerous opportunities and countries to go to in order to study. Each year, UPIKE faculty also lead trips. This year, Rob Musick is leading another mission trip to Haiti. Jennifer Steigerwalt is leading a trip to London for spring break. John Howie and Chandra Massner will be taking students to Costa Rica in May. If interested, there are many options. Contact Whittier for more information about study abroad opportunities @ firstname.lastname@example.org.