On Thursday morning, September 13, 2018, Mark Erle, a past President, shared with Emmaus Rotary an overview of Lehigh University's study abroad program and highlights of his five-week trip to Prague, Czech Republic, with three other professors and 64 students. Lehigh offers opportunities during the winter and summer breaks for students to visit/study in over 30 different countries from one to five weeks. Semester-long options are also available. A surprising number of Lehigh's students participate in at least one study abroad program: over 40%.
     In the program in which Mark participated this spring, students earned three credits working as interns four days/week for companies in Prague. (Students had off Friday through Sunday to enjoy Prague or travel.) Additionally, students earned three credits for taking one course taught either by Mark or another professor one night each week. Mark's family joined him for the last two weeks of his stay and, as together they explored Prague and visited Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna.