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Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a 30-minute study abroad information session Wednesday, April 24, at 3:15 p.m. in Memorial Field House Room 2420.

UT student Noah Hartman posed for a photo at a marketplace in Bremen, Germany, one of several places he was able to visit while studying in Lüneburg last fall.

UT student Noah Hartman posed for a photo at a marketplace in Bremen, Germany, one of several places he was able to visit while studying in Lüneburg last fall.

The information session will focus on the University Studies Abroad Consortium’s program in Lüneburg, Germany. A reception will follow the presentation.

Sören Köppen is the Lüneburg resident director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, hiring faculty, organizing field trips and optional tours, and overseeing students’ general well-being.

A native of Northern Germany, Köppen is a seven-year veteran of the University Studies Abroad Consortium. He earned his master’s degree in economics and social sciences.

The Lüneburg program offers field studies, internships and volunteer opportunities. Study abroad exchanges can be during the summer sessions, for a semester or a year.

Lüneburg in the German state of Niedersachsen offers an opportunity to live in the beauty and history of a city dating back more than a thousand years. For several centuries, Lüneburg was one of the wealthiest towns in Germany. Magnificent buildings, townhouses and fortifications with triple ramparts were built, as well as a moat, watchtowers and town gates.

“Sören also will be presenting in five German language and cultural classes throughout the day,” said Michele Ploeger, international education specialist in UT’s Center for International Studies and Programs. “He also will join UT’s Kaffeestunde, a German conversation group, for lunch.”

University Studies Abroad Consortium has 41 study abroad program locations in 26 countries.

The Center for International Studies and Programs supports internationalization efforts at UT by creating links among students, faculty and staff, visiting scholars, and the community that foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. The center encourages global citizenship through innovative educational, cultural and service-learning programming and through student and scholar exchanges.

To learn more on studying abroad, visit utoledo.edu/cisp or call 419.530.5268.

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