The Scoop

Southern Miss International Programs Newsletter

The Southern Miss Office of International Programs brings you The Scoop. This biweekly newsletter will give you details on Southern Miss's study abroad and exchange programs. In addition, we will report on fun international news and trends to keep you up-to-date on all things international.

The Scoop: February 10, 2016

New & Noteworthy
  • Program Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Program Highlights
  • BSP Course Highlights

Let's Go International
  • Chinese New Year
  • I Love You

Stay Connected

  • Ask Emie
  • Featured Photo

•••Best of Luck this Semester!•••

•New & Noteworthy•

Program Application & Deposit Deadlines

February 12:

  • Christianity and Law in Rome
  • International Business in Europe
  • Environmental Geography in Costa Rica

February 19:

  • British Studies Program
March 4:
  • Dolphin Studies in Honduras
  • Language and Culture in China
  • Religions of India
  • Spanish in Spain
  • Project Serve: Canada
March 11:
  • Music or German in Vienna
  • Forensic Science Field Study in Canada
  • Spanish in Costa Rica
March 18:
  • French in France
March 25:
  • Exchange Programs

Upcoming Events


Language & Culture in China Lunch & Learn

  • Feb. 18 at 12:15 p.m. in IC 410

Canada: Project Serve Lunch & Learn
  • Feb. 25 at 12:15 p.m. in IC 410

Program Highlights

Christianity and Law in Rome


May 13-29, 2016

Study the development of church and state theory, the evolution of Roman Catholic thought on liberal democracy in the 19th century, as well as contemporary issues facing the Vatican. Students will take excursions to ruins, especially Pompeii, the Vatican, museums, and churches. Earn four credit hours in political science or paralegal studies!

Cost: $4,000

Credit: PS 499CA or PLS 499CA

Deadline: February 12, 2016

*Photo credit to Google Images.

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Religions Of India

Visit local, national, and world heritage sites sacred to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians while you explore the religions of India and how they have contributed to the culture. Students will take trips to places like Hardwar, Leh, Agra's Taj Mahal, and Delhi. The cost includes tuition and fees, airfare, on-site program transportation, mandatory travel insurance, and accommodations.

Cost: $5,250 undergraduate / $5,450 graduate

Credit: REL 499CA / 599CA

Deadline: March 4, 2016

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British Studies Program Course Highlights

British Studies is a month-long program that takes place in the heart of London. Students will receive six hours for one of the fourteen courses being offered. Each course is hands-on and experiential learning that includes field excursions, guest speakers, and seminars. Students will also have plenty of time to explore London and the surrounding areas. Below are four of the fourteen courses offered! For more videos, check out our YouTube Channel or go to our website for more details! Don't forget the application and program deadline is February 19!

History of Food

British Studies Program: History of Food

Children's Literature

British Studies Program: Children's Literature

Sport Management

British Studies Program: Sport Management

Political Science

British Studies Program: Political Science

•Lets Go International•

Chinese New Year

This important Chinese festival designates the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar. It takes place on the night of a new moon falling between January 21 and February 20. This year, the festival will take place on February 8, and it starts several days of celebration! The festival is centuries old and has a storied past made more interesting with myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities, as well as ancestors. Today, a lot of countries and territories celebrate the Chinese New Year, mainly those with a significant Chinese population. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary widely. Often, the evening before Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colored paper and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity". Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

Plan to join us Thursday, February 18th for the Language and Culture in China Lunch and Learn! The festivities start at 12:15 p.m. in the International Center, 410.

*Photo credit to Google Images.

I love you

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, Valentine's Day, learn various ways to say, "I love you." It is sure to earn you some brownie points with your loved ones!

Photo credit: Google Images.

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•Stay Connected•

Ask Emie

Do you have burning questions about the REAL DEAL concerning studying abroad? Emie here, at your service, to supply you with answers on everything from finances to food to foreign friends. As a student who has formerly studied abroad, I'm ready to share my own experiences and give you details from a student's point of view. Send in your questions by clicking the button below, and I will answer them right here in The Scoop! Don't be shy, feel free to ask me anything about studying abroad!


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Remembering Diana

Photo from Swansea Exchange student Briana Klotz.


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