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NECC Offers Study Abroad in Turkey and Belize

Submitted by on November 30, 2012 – 2:29 pm

NECC's 2012 trip to Turkey.

Anyone who would like to experience the benefits of studying abroad but doesn’t have time to commit to a full college semester should check out the short-term study abroad experiences available at Northern Essex Community College this spring.

Northern Essex is offering two international courses: “Introduction to Archaeology: a Site Exploration of Ancient Turkey” and “Field Studies in Natural Systems: the Bio-geology of Belize.” Classes will meet during four Saturday sessions on the college’s Haverhill Campus and also take an 11-day trip to Turkey or Belize.

“These trips will allow students to experience a new culture, explore new cities and ruins, and have an experience of a lifetime,” according to Marcy Yeager, NECC’s international studies coordinator.

Both courses are currently open and students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Those who qualify can have the cost of the trip covered by financial aid.

In addition to traditional semester and year-long study abroad programs, NECC offers short-term international course options, giving working students the opportunity to experience studying abroad. Students in the credit courses meet two to three times before the trip and then after they return.

For more information about “Introduction to Archeology: A Site Exploration of Ancient Turkey” contact Professor Kristi Arford at or 978-556-3353 or Professor Habib Maagoul at or 978-556-3344.

For more information about “Field Studies in Natural Systems: the Bio-geology of Belize” contact Ken Thomas at or 978-556-3516 or Professor Marcy Yeager at or 978-556-3326.