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Friday, October 9, 2009


Junior Chronicles Year Abroad

Tulane student Miles Babin is writing an engaging blog during his junior year abroad in the Republic of Mauritius.

At the University of Mauritius, Babin is studying the small island nation’s demographics, language (Mauritian Creole), culture and history through the Center for Global Education’s Independent Scholar Option in Newcomb-Tulane College. His blog carries the heading, “Big boy; tiny island. I’m rather big. Mauritius is rather little. It’s all so wonderfully topsy-turvy."

Mark Beirn, director of the study abroad program, said through the Independent Scholar Option, Tulane students may propose to study abroad for a year or semester through a university or program that has not been preapproved by the Study Abroad Committee.

This option is available to students whose academic needs are not met by the existing portfolio of approved Tulane programs, Beirn said.

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