Studying abroad makes rebound after COVID-19

WANTING A WORLD VIEW: Christian F. Wilwohl, dean of global education at Providence College, says the school’s study abroad program was suspended from spring 2020 until fall 2021, but student participation has been on the increase in recent ­semesters. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
WANTING A WORLD VIEW: Christian F. Wilwohl, dean of global education at Providence College, says the school’s study abroad program was suspended from spring 2020 until fall 2021, but student participation has been on the increase in recent ­semesters. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

While her classmates were at the wintry University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus awaiting spring’s arrival, Amy Nickerson, a third-year biology major, was earning college credits in the mountainous countryside of Costa Rica, 5,900 feet above sea level. Nickerson is spending the spring semester in Monteverde, focusing on tropical ecology and conservation. And compared with the

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