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July 5, 2016 - Eight King's College students will study or intern abroad for academic credit during the summer or fall semesters.

Kallie Amatetti, Britney Benkoski, and Ashley Simpson are studying in Seville, Spain, through Spanish Studies Abroad. Amatetti is a junior majoring in political science and Spanish with a minor in history. Benkoski is a junior majoring in biology and Spanish. Simpson is a senior majoring in marketing and management. 

Sean Grassi is conducting a writing-focused internship in Dublin, Ireland. He is a junior majoring in mass communications. 

Zachary Hoffman is studying in Madrid, Spain. He is a junior majoring in accounting. 

Julia Keppel will study during the fall semester in Lancaster, England, through the King's College - Lancaster University partnership. She is a junior majoring in accounting.

Tyler McGuigan is studying in Alicante, Spain through Spanish Studies Abroad. He is a senior majoring in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish. 

Julia Stopper received a full tuition scholarship to study during the fall semester at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program. Queen’s University is one of the 20 top research-intensive institutions in the United Kingdom and member of the Russell Group, which is broadly comparable to the U.S. Ivy League. Stopper is a junior majoring in English and secondary education. 

To learn more about King’s students study abroad experiences, visit the Study Abroad Webpage at For more information on the Study Abroad Program, contact Margaret Kowalsky, director, at, or call (570) 208-5986.

King’s students studying this summer or during the fall semester under the King’s College Study Abroad program are, seated from left: Ashley Simpson, Kallie Amatetti, and Julia Keppel. Standing: Julia Stopper, Tyler McGuigan, Sean Grassi, and Margaret Kowalsky, director of study abroad at King’s College. Absent from photo: Zachary Hoffman and Britney Benkoski.