Anthony Cianchetta travels, studies abroad
NASHVILLE, TN — Anthony Cianchetta of Chester traveled to Hawaii this summer as part of Belmont University’s largest group of student travelers in university histor y.
With more than 500 students participating, 22 programs were held in May and 9 programs are currently underway as students embark on adventures in nearly 30 countries, including South Africa, Ireland, China, Austria, Greece and Argentina, among others.
“Belmont seeks to graduate students who received a well-rounded education and are competitive in the job market. The university recognizes that we live in an increasingly interconnected world and in order to be successful, students should have awareness not only of our nation, but of other cultures around the world,” Office of Study Abroad Director Shelley Jewell said. “Studying abroad provides a window into other cultures and gives students a competitive edge when job seeking or applying to graduate school.”
Jewell said she and her team set a lofty goal of sending more than 600 students abroad throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters. Including the 506 who will be traveling this summer, a total of 612 students have participated this year.