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UPIKE joins nonprofit study abroad program

Looks to increase number of students studying abroad

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2016) — The University of Pikeville is one of the newest members of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), a nonprofit consortium that develops, plans and coordinates study abroad programs in predominantly English-speaking countries.

upikeUPIKE joins Lincoln Memorial University, Texas A&M University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana and the University of the Virgin Islands as the newest members of CCSA. In all, 26 schools are members.

“We look forward to increasing the number of students traveling abroad and CCSA is an important partner in accomplishing this goal,” said Timothy Whittier, director of study abroad and study away programs at UPIKE.

Whittier and Sumer Bingham, assistant professor of religion, will serve as campus representatives.

Jerry Barnaby, CCSA executive director, said students and faculty from affiliate members apply for and propose courses, respectively, just as all member institutions. “CCSA looks forward to new course proposals from more faculty and the addition of more students in our courses so that CCSA may continue to provide excellent academic experiences in more locations,” he said.

New members join the current members as CCSA gears up for the summer 2016 programs in Australia, Belize, Ireland, London and South Africa.