Summer 2013 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
Application Deadlines: Rwanda Program- Wednesday, January 16 (Last Day to Drop or Add Classes)
CSPA Program- Thursday, February 28
Other Programs- Friday, January 18
Language Immersion Programs- View Program Page
Program Fee Payment Schedule:
Deadlines Above - Application Packet and $500 Deposit
Friday, February 15 - Installment #1
Friday, March 15 - Installment #2 (Final Installment)
Late April - Tuition and Fee Charges
How much will my installments be?
Total Program Fee - $500 Deposit = Remaining Balance
½ of Remaining Balance paid Installment #1, remaining ½ of balance paid Installment #2
How much will my tuition and fee payment be? View the fee chart published by the Office of Student Accounts to check the cost of your 3 or 6 hour course(s).
Download the Study Abroad Refund Policy and Withdrawal Form: Refund Policy and Withdrawal Form
Please be sure to review the cancellation and refund policy carefully prior to submitting a program application.
Download and Print the 2013 Study Abroad Faculty-Led & Language Immersion Application Packet: 2013 Application Packet
Program prices and dates will be confirmed in the near future.
Spring 2013 Course - CSPA 6360: Cultural Differentiation and Outreach
This program is only open to CSPA graduate students, for more details regarding this course, please contact the Faculty Program Director.
This course and 14 day study tour surveys literature on multiculturalism, diversity and racism in higher education settings in the United States and explores higher education in other countries. The course is designed to enable the student to develop an understanding of multicultural issues affecting post-secondary education, develop strategies related to multicultural goals within post-secondary education institutions and to explore the internationalization of student affairs as a profession.
Environment & Culture in Belize • May 7 - 18, 2013
Coxcomb National Park, Xunantunich, Tobacco Caye & other locations in Belize
COURSES OFFERED: ANTH 3360 - Travel Seminar, ANTH 4390 - Selected Problems in Anthropology, GEOG 3320 - Field Studies, SOC 3398 - Travel Seminar, SOC 4390 - Selected Problems in Sociology
This 2 week study tour is designed to provide students with first-hand experience in a developing nation through experiential learning. Students will learn through continuous discussion and instruction by the primary instructor, lectures given by professionals throughout Belize, and by visiting museums, historical, anthropological and archaeological sites, local seed banks, universities, government offices, non-governmental organization headquarters and other research sites.
Students will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about he ecology of the region with local experts, engaging in exploratory hikes, canoe trips, sailboat and snorkeling expeditions and other forms of learning. The lodging arrangements will be diverse; ranging from small hotels and hostels to dormitories and bunkhouses on university campuses and in Mayan and Garifuna villages. This is a rugged program; it could easily push students who have high expectations for luxury and comfort beyond their limits, but those with a real sense of adventure will be in heaven.
Cities throughout England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Course: ENGL 5385- Travel Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance British Literature
Course: ENGL 4685 - Travel Seminar in British Literature, 18th Century to Present
During this 3 week study tour, students will have the opportunity to read from an extensive reading list covering Medieval and Renaissance literature as well as that from the 18th century to the present literature of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales while traveling to sites that represent the settings or the historical context of the literary works. The course emphasizes the experiential approach to literary study, allowing students' encounters with place and local culture to inform their conception of literary meaning.
Kigali, Musanze, Gisenyi, Butare & Akagera, Rwanda
This Study Abroad Program is a study abroad component of the following courses offered during the Spring 2013 term: BIO 4390 - Special Topics and FYFS 1310 & First-Year Seminar: Studies in World Cultural Traditions.
Students MUST be enrolled in one of the Spring courses to participate in the Study Abroad Program to Rwanda. The travel component is a required part of the course content, students enrolled in the courses must participate in the study abroad portion to complete the course.
Faculty Program Directors:
Science and Society in Rwanda 2013 is Year 1 of the Gusangira Project---a 5-year service-learning initiative offering students the opportunity to work directly with the Rwandan people to implement real solutions to identified issues in education and community development. In order to accomplish this objective, interdisciplinary coursework will focus on the history of Rwandan society and science, the role of geography and the environment in cultural development, colonial and post-colonial influences on society (including the 1994 Genocide), science education pedagogy and the development of practical technology that benefits communities living in poverty. This year's program is a 4 week study tour.
Economics, Interior Design & Psychology in Florence, Italy
Faculty Program Directors:
COURSES : ECON 2310 - Global Environment of Business, ECON 4395 - Special Problems in Economics, ECON 4390 or FINA 4190 - Independent Readings
COURSES: IDSN 3340 - History of Interiors, Architecture/Furniture I, IDSN 3341 - History of Interiors, Architecture/Furniture II, IDSN 3355 - Intro to Historic Preservation, IDSN 4330 - Interior Design Workshop
COURSE: PYSC 4383 - Special Topics in Psychology: Medieval & Modern Perspectives, PSYC 4380 - Independent Readings
Throughout this 3 week study tour, students will have the opportunity to explore the avenues of Florence through coursework in Economics, Interior Design and Psychology.
The Economics classes will study the interaction between 1)art and culture and 2)the market economy. In this interaction, there are two opposing dynamics at work. First, during the Renaissance, the economic market organization influenced what city would produce art, why great art was produced at a particular historical time, as well as what type of art would be produced. As Florence developed as one of the great centers of early European capitalism, wealth from trade and banking financed great artistic masterpieces that are housed in the city's museums. As part of the itinerary, Dr. McGarrity will take advantage of the world class museums in Florence and schedule visits. The second dynamic involves a causal relationship that runs in the opposite direction. Art and culture have an influence on how people do business, and how they cooperate in order to produce and exchange society's output. The Economics in Italy program will study both how the economy affects art and how art and culture influence the economy.
In the Interior Design courses, architectural motifs, interior decorative motives and furnishings, and historical preservation of the Italian Renaissance will be studied through historical perspectives in the birthplace of the Renaissance. Comparative analysis of styles and historical architectural, decorative, and art periods and their appropriate vocabulary will be conducted, identifying notable contributions of the Italian Renaissance to the arts and sciences. Students will acquire an extensive knowledge and vocabulary of architectural, interior and decorative styles from antiquity to present day through readings, excursions, research and tours.
Throughout the Psychology courses, students will look at how the artistic technique of linear perspective is a method for creating a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional canvas. Invented in Florence, Italy at the end of the middle ages, linear perspective implies that the way the world looks depends on where the viewer stands. As a result, linear perspective instigated a revolution whereby the medieval God-centered world view was replaced by the humanism of the Renaissance. As the birthplace of linear perspective and the Italian Renaissance, a trip to Florence affords the opportunity to see tons of world-class art that clearly shows the emergence of the modern mind.
HONC 3310-Junior Seminar is a course option for each program pending approval from Patricia Smith in the Honors College and the Faculty Program Director. Students who wish to earn Honors College credit must select one of the courses listed above to complete assignments which will count for HONC 3310 credit.