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January 20, 2017– Nine King's College students are studying in foreign countries for academic credit during the spring semester. 

Mark Alberto and Ciara Leynes will be studying at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Alberto is a junior majoring in marketing. Leynes is a junior majoring in neuroscience.

Jennifer Ercolani will be working with an environmental non-profit organization via Academic Programs International in San Jose, Costa Rica. She is a senior majoring in environmental studies. 

Deanna Giannelli will be studying in Athens, Greece. She is a senior majoring in neuroscience. She is the recipient of the James LeBaron Boyle Scholarship.

Merissa Konnick is a junior majoring in Spanish and Theology. She will be studying with Spanish Studies Abroad in Seville, Spain. She is the recipient of the Marjorie Neusch Massey Study Abroad Scholarship.

Elizabeth Novak will be studying with the American Institute for Foreign Study at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is a junior majoring in international business. She is the recipient of the Marjorie Neusch Massey Study Abroad Scholarship.

Alexis Swagler will be studying at the University of Limerick in Ireland. She is a junior majoring in neuroscience. She is the recipient of the King’s College Study Abroad Access Grant to apply toward her semester abroad. She also received the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship from the University of Limerick. 

Tara Westington will be studying at the University College Dublin in Ireland. She is a junior majoring in environmental studies. 

Keegan Williamson will be studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a junior majoring in accounting. 

In total, King’s awarded nearly $6,000 in scholarships since summer 2016 to help students cover expenses associated with study abroad. To learn more about King’s students study abroad experiences, visit the Study Abroad Webpage at http://www.kings.edu/studyabroad. For more information on the Study Abroad Program, contact Margaret Kowalsky, director, at margaretkowalsky@kings.edu, or call (570) 208-5986. 

King’s students studying under the College’s Study Abroad program are, seated from left: Tara Westington, Ciara Leynes, and Merissa Konnick. Standing: Margaret Kowalsky, director of study abroad at King’s College; Keegan Williamson, Mark Alberto, and Alexis Swagler. Absent from photo: Jennifer Ercolani, Deanna Giannelli, and Elizabeth Novak.