Dec 21, 2010
Several students at Shawnee State University will be traveling to foreign countries for spring semester as students and teachers.
Andrew Diamond, of Dayton, along with his wife, Savannah, will be studying at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco spring semester.
He is an International Business major and she has a double major in International Relations and Business Administration.
"I'm really looking forward to the different cultures," Andrew Diamond said. "The university is Americanized but the culture is very traditional."
The couple plans to tour different countries as much as possible and they are planning to go to Germany after the semester to visit a friend who is an international student at SSU.
Brittany Pribble, of Belpre, Ohio, will be an exchange student at a university in Ludwigsburg, Germany. She is a biology major at SSU.
"I actually have family there and plan to see them as much as I can," Pribble said.
She will be traveling as much as she can and wants to see Paris. She has studied German, Spanish and Chinese languages.
Shannon Beckett, of Maysville, Ky., will be going to Morocco with the Diamonds. She is a social science major.
"I just want to do as much as I can while I am there," Beckett said. "I want to ride a camel and sleep in the sand. I think it will really be a good experience. Why not see the world if you can."
One of her goals is to go backpacking in Europe. She and her mother have been to Greece and she is excited to go to Morocco.
William Marshall, of Wheelersburg, will be student teaching in China. He will be a secondary English teacher. Although he has traveled throughout the United States, he has never been abroad.
"I don't think it has hit me yet because it seems like a fantasy," Marshall said. "Ever since I was little I have always loved the Chinese culture and I can't wait to see it."
He is interested in seeing how children are taught in China. Marshall will be there for Chinese New Year and plans to take a couple of cameras to get a lot of photos.