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Faculty-Led Study Tours

 


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The Office of International Education offers several one-to-three week faculty-led study tours during the months of January, March, and May & June.  In each program, a group of 15 students meets with the two faculty leaders during the semester and  then travels together overseas.

Short-term study tours offer a great opportunity to gain exposure to another culture.  For those students who prefer to travel with a group, or if academic requirements prevent semester long study abroad, they are an excellent option. Participants gain experience and self-confidence on these tours, and many choose to study or intern abroad for a full semester after they return.

How to Apply:

Students must submit an application via our online application.  Please go to the "Programs" page, and select the study tour you wish to apply for and click "Apply Now." Please note that if a deadline has passed or if a tour is full, the "Apply Now" button will not appear. 

Eligibility

  • 2.5 GPA or Higher
  • Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing at the College
  • Must fulfill all application and pre-departure requirements


2017-2018 Academic Year Study Tours
 

HMS 387: Costa Rica Culture and Community Service Project
Application now open

Location:                    Costa Rica
Dates:                        January 2-19, 2018
Class Status:              Undergraduate
Semester:                  Fall 2017 (for registration)
Credits:                      3
Price:                          $3,700
Application deadline:  September 14, 2017

Course Description: A semester-long course that culminates in a community service project in Costa Rica.  Important themes in intercultural communication, service learning, Costa Rican history and contemporary culture are explored.  The in-country component consists of a cultural orientation and Spanish language courses in Santa Ana followed by a service project and an evaluation retreat.


ED288: Topics in Education - Comparative Education Study Tour
Application now open

Location:                    Finland/Sweden
Dates:                        March 10-18, 2018
Class Status:             Undergraduate
Semester:                  Spring 2018 (for registration)
Credits:                      2
Price:                          $3,950
Application deadline:  January 30, 2018

Course Description: While public education reform in the U.S. has been controversial, with outcomes differing widely across geographical, socioeconomic, and racial lines, countries such as Finland have been recognized for successful school reform and consistently high scores on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The Comparative Education Study Tour will allow students to learn more about the Finnish education system, including the country’s approach to training teachers, through an 8-day trip that includes visits to two Finnish schools, meetings with practicing teachers and the Finnish National Board of Education.  Situating Finland’s school system within the context of Scandinavia more generally, two days in Stockholm, Sweden, will include a meeting with local teachers who will share their experience of teaching in their home country.



BUS388-01: Experience Asia!
Application now open


Location:                    Beijing, Shanghai, & Hangzhou - China
Dates:                        May 20-June 1, 2018
Class Status:             Undergraduate
Semester:                  Spring 2018 (for registration)
Credits:                      3
Price:                          $3,995
Application deadline:  January 30, 2018

Course Description: During this study tour to China, students participate in-study for a total of no less than 45 contact hours. Students are immersed in this study through pre-departure and in-country experiences. The classroom activities prior to departure include overviews of the geography, food, and language, and other important aspects of the proposed country. In-country experiences may include classroom instruction and will include on-site lectures, presentations, and activities of a discipline-specific and experiential nature. This course provides unique opportunities for students to understand and ‘experience’ similarities and differences among Asian markets and businesses and to identify their key success factors by visiting Chinese corporations and multi-national companies operating in China, by participating in real market activities, and by visiting some historical attractions and museums.



CJ 288: Criminal Justice and Politics in Europe
Application now open

Locations:                  London, England; The Hague & Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium
Dates:                        May 25 - June 3, 2018
Class Status:              Undergraduate
Semester:                  Spring 2018 (for registration)
Credits:                      3
Price:                          $3,800
Application deadline:  October 31, 2017

Course Description: Students explore various aspects of the legal and political systems in Europe. Through attendance at lectures, political and criminal justice institutions, students observe the way the European Union (E.U.) handles crimes and politics at the domestic level. Students examine the international impact of the United Nations and The Hague. From popular unsolved cases of the Criminal Justice system, Jack the Ripper, to the current topics in the international courts, students immerse themselves in an interactive and international learning environment.



HTM 388: Dubai Hotel & Hospitality Tour
Application is now available

Locations:                  Dubai, UAE
Dates:                        January 3-12, 2018
Class Status:              Undergraduate
Semester:                  Spring 2018 (for registration)
Credits:                      3
Price:                          $3,750
Application deadline:  October 6, 2017

Course Description: Students will explore various aspects of international hospitality in regard to hotel and resort management and their relationship to tourism. Emphasis will be placed on the trends toward internationalization in the hotel and resort industries, the nature of hospitality service in the global market, the impact of diverse cultural values, and norms in hospitality management.
 


SP 205: Spain: Art, History and Culture 
Application is now available

Locations:                  Madrid, Spain
Dates:                        January 2-19, 2018
Class Status:              Undergraduate
Semester:                  Spring 2018 (for registration)
Credits:                      3
Price:                          $3,800
Application deadline:  October 6, 2017

Description: In this immersion experience, students study art, as well as the cultural history of Spain from its origins to the present by visiting art museums and cultural sites. Additionally, students are instructed in the Spanish language with emphasis on building communication skills. The course has 42 lecture hours in addition to four days of excursions. The course is structured with twelve sessions of three and a half hours each. Each of the sessions will have two hours of Spanish culture and civilization, and one and a half hours of Spanish language and grammar.