WSSU students and faculty pictured with artist Martha Jimenex at her studio in Camaguey during a 14-day study abroad in Cuba.

New programs take Rams abroad

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students are going global thanks to the launch of three unique faculty-led study abroad programs, and the extension of other programs.

“The number of students studying abroad each year is now the highest ever,” said Joti Sekhon, director of international programs and professor of sociology at WSSU. “This increase is due mainly to faculty engagement with internationalization and enhanced efforts to advise students and promote programs.”

Over the past four years, the number of WSSU students who’ve study abroad has increased 50 percent.

Since March, WSSU students have traveled to three new destinations: Cuba, South Africa, and India. Students also returned to Kenya for a spring break trip. Each program was developed through international partnerships. 

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Originally published July 26, 2018. Written by Ashlea Jones.

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