Student wins chance to study 'down under'
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Erin Bastyr, senior environmental studies major, received a $5,000 student mobility scholarship through International Development Project-Australia to study at Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia.
Bastyr, of Lonsdale, was chosen from applicants at three Midwest universities for the scholarship. She planned to study digital photography and environmental studies while at the Australian university.
Southern Cross University, which has a student population of 6,000, offers courses in art and humanities, business and computing, education, criminal justice and travel and tourism. St. Cloud State students studying there are also offered an outdoor education class, which includes intensive field experiences.
In addition to Australia, St. Cloud State has semester-long study abroad programs in Chile, China, England, Germany, Japan, South Africa and South Korea.