Local student studying in Scotland through Monmouth College

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Britta Dixon, a Monmouth College student from Aledeo, is studying this year in Perth, Scotland, through the college’s new Heartland to the Highlands program.

A senior business and education major, she received one of 17 scholarships to participate in the selective program, where for five months she will be studying among 900 other international students from India, China, Eastern Europe and South America at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

During the year, she will travel extensively and visit many world heritage sites, as well as get to know a local family through a home-stay experience.

“Monmouth is unique in that every student who maintains a B grade-point average can study abroad in Scotland without paying any more than the average student pays during a regular term,” Dixon said. “The college pays my airfare and the difference in transportation costs and room and board,” she explained.

Dixon is the daughter of Julie Balmer of Aledo.

Founded in 1853, Monmouth is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in western Illinois.