Summer took Western students around the world
Study trips, internships and research excursions took Western Washington University students all over the world this summer.
For more information about summer study tours, contact WWU’s Extended Education and Summer Programs at (360) 650-3308 or visit www.acadweb.wwu.edu/eesp/.
A group of Western students traveled with Political Science Professor Vernon Johnson to study social and political issues in South Africa. Here, they’re pictured with a host family in Mphopomeni Township, in KwaZulu Natal Province.
Kayleigh King traveled to Costa Rica for an internship with EcoTeach, a tourism company that includes conservation service projects in its tours. Here, King carefully prepares a newly hatched leatherback turtle for measuring and weighing at a hatchery at Estacion Las Tortugas on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Graduate student Logan Berner extracts an increment core from a larch tree in northeastern Siberia as part of the Polaris Project. Data from these trees are being used to understand climate change in the Arctic. Berner went to Siberia with Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Andy Bunn.
Several Western students who traveled to Japan to study art and art history prepare for a traditional celebration on the eve of the Gion Festival in Kyoto. The trip was led by assistant Art professors Julia Sapin and Seiko Atsuta Purdue.