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    Gymnast Brittany Hardiman
    Gymnast Brittany Hardiman

    June 16, 2011

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Although many NC State student-athletes will earn credit for various internships and courses this summer, a couple are traveling to the other side of the world to earn degree credits.

    Brittany Hardiman, an All-EAGL academic performer for the Wolfpack gymnastics team, is studying spending her summer in Australia. A double major in sport managment and business management, Hardiman is earning credit for two different classes during her trip.

    Here's Brittany's itinerary for the summer: A visit to Magnetic Island, a visit to the Daintree Rainforest, where the group will hike through using the Maardja Boardwalk which loops around the entire forest, a trip to Port Douglas to see the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary; snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Outback, the opportunity to pan for gold in the Tyrconnell mine. She will also go to Yungaburra, which is 750 meters above sea level. there she will learn about the Curtain Fig Tree, visit the Gallo Dairyland which is a Cheese and Chocolate Factory, see the Granite Gorge and the Nerada Tea Plantationand finally end up in the city of Cairns to explore city life in Australia.

    Caroline Ellington, a redshirt sophomore on the women's golf team, will spend three weeks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as part of the College of Textiles study abroad program. A group of seven people will be making the journey in early June, as this is the first time the program has been offered to NC State students.

    Ellington will be getting six credit hours in two classes, intro to Vietnamese culture and supply chain prospective. The group will do service projects with children, as well as take factory and silk farm tours.

    A Park Scholar, Ellington is majoring in textile engineering.

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