An­thony Cianchetta trav­els, stud­ies abroad

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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.

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