The new Winter Term at Western Kentucky University has been deemed a success!
Provost and Vice President Barbara Burch says exactly 1,586 students enrolled in the three week term.
The term was mainly offered to help students stay on track, but
international travel through the university is strongly promoted.
In fact, 10 study abroad courses with destinations of Costa Rica, Tanzania, Mexico, and Australia were offered. Doctor Luther Hughes has traveled out of the country with Western students several times, he says the Winter Term provided him with more time to make their trip more efficient.
"We went to a coffee bean plantation where they were producing coffee... had the chance to see things you don't see in the United States, horse and oxen pulling produce, pineapple in the area as well."
"I think now we have greater opportunities with three week Winter Term."
Burch says other schools that have tried a winter term haven't been as successful.
"First time out we would have been excited to have 500 students enrolled."
The number of students enrolled at WKU for the Winter Term makes it the largest in the state.