Local student studies in Bolivia
October 2, 2008 · Updated 2:56 PM
McMINNEVILLE, ORE. _ Betsy Borroff of Snoqualmie spent
January studying in Bolivia through a special study program at Linfield College.
Borroff, a sophomore majoring in mathematics, is the daughter of
Sue and Ed Borroff. She took a course called "The Past in the
Bolivian Present." The course covered present-day culture, society and politics
of Bolivia and presented a first-hand look at the problems poor nations
struggle with as they cope with modernity and the shifting currents of the
Borroff is a 1998 graduate of Mount Si High, a member of
Alpha Lamba Delta Honor Society and is active in theater, the French Club,
Fusion and Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
Borroff was among 178 students participating in on-site study
programs through Linfield College's January Term, a four-week period of
concentrated study in which students enroll in one course. There is no
additional tuition charge if the students are
fully enrolled in the fall and spring semesters.
January Term offers students and faculty the opportunity to focus
their time and attention on a single course, either on campus or at off-campus
locations in this country or abroad. The program is designed to help
develop global awareness and insights into major issues of the time as well
as broaden understanding of American society and western culture.
Thirteen courses were offered this year and included international
travel in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Within the United
States, students also studied in Oregon.