Study Abroad Program www.lander.edu/goto/studyabroad
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Middle East Expert and Government Consultant, ’97
Lander students have recently studied in Chile, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain.
Dr. William McCants
With Lander University as his stepping stone, Lander alum Dr. William McCants has been able to travel the globe. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in history, he went on to obtain advanced degrees in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and Princeton University. He studied Arabic languages at the American University in Egypt and gained national attention when he co-authored Stealing Al-Qa’ida’s Playbook, a paper advocating new tactics for fighting the War on Terror. He has worked as a consultant for the New York Police Department, FBI, CIA, Special Operations Command and other branches of the military. McCants said, “My history professor and adviser at Lander has been one of my major influences. I give him much of the credit for where I am today. As a teacher, he gave me the selfconfidence and academic skills that got me to this point in my career.”
Study abroad programs are open to students in all majors and to students who have not yet chosen a major.
Lander’s Global Scholars Program provides a semester of study abroad at no additional cost to 20 qualifying freshmen upon successful completion of their first year at Lander. Visit www.lander.edu/goto/globalscholars for more information. n
A World of Opportunities Lander is committed to developing leaders for a global environment. By traveling, living and studying in countries such as England, Italy, Korea and Spain, students are able to learn about other cultures firsthand while earning credit for a degree and gaining valuable international experience. Walk the halls of England’s oldest universities, study photography in the lush fields of the Irish countryside, stand in the shadows of Rome’s ancient ruins, slide down to the depths of Austria’s salt mines – a world of opportunities awaits you.
Where can I study? Most Lander students study abroad at universities in Europe. Students who major in Spanish must study for a summer or a semester in a Spanish-speaking culture.
What if I don’t want to spend a whole semester or year studying abroad? Lander offers brief tours focusing on topics ranging from arts and music to history and economics. Many of the tours are taken in the summer months or during university breaks, and among the countries on the tour list are: Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Scotland and Spain.
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