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Public Health Update
Pacific is updating its travel recommendations to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Six students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a 20-day immersion course in Merida, Mexico during winter break. The focus of the course was to learn more about what social services and advocacy groups are available in the Yucatan area, and Merida in particular, and where there may be gaps in services.
All first year and new transfer students are invited to apply for the Global Scholars First Year Travel stipend. The stipend offers students a discount of up to $1500 to participate in spring 2020 travel courses to Namibia, Costa Rica, Spain, or Romania. Students with second language proficiency and diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply by Nov. 1. 
Capacity Building Program for Study Abroad Grantees Gather at ACTFL 2019
Pacific University has been selected to receive a small grant to support the Global Scholars Program as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. Pacific University is one of 21 colleges and universities from across the United States selected from over 120 applications to create, expand, and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of foreign policy goals. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Charli Elliot sitting on grass with a book
Creative writing major and basketball player Charli Elliott '19 will deliver a commencement address — then go on to Taiwan to teach English as a second language.
Boats in the sunset
BSW program director Don Schweitzer led twenty-one students from a variety of majors to Trinidad, one of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean.
Students stand in river wearing White Water Rafting Gear
A dozen Pacific University students got a taste of two very different types of tourism in January during a 19-day travel course to Southern Mexico where they visited the tourist haven of Cancun and Chiapas, a state known for its biodiversity, Mayan ruins and large indigenous population.
Education course takes students abroad to study innovations in teaching technology and digital education.
Please join us in congratulating Rebecca Gasca and Kayla Peters, second and first year PT students respectively, who were selected as recipients of the Sara Hopkins-Powell Scholarship Fund. 
Offered over Winter Term 2018, students enrolled in OL-255 will travel to Río Usumacinta in the Lancandon Rainforest to explore the rivers, ruins, and wildlife that the classical Mayan world has to offer.

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