King's College offers several short-term (3 week) programs abroad, developed and led by members of the King's faculty. Typically, these programs are open to groups of 10-15 students. By participating in a faculty-led program, students can earn 3-6 King's College credits toward their major, minor, or the core. Students are advised to check the schedule of short-term faculty-led programs at the opening of each academic year. Applications are accepted during fall semester for the following summer term.

Short-Term Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs for Summer 2017

1. The Dragons Awake: The Globalizing Business World of Vietnam and Singapore, 3-6 credits, CORE 193/IB 241/INST 300, May 22 – June 14, 2017

Under the leadership of Dr. Garold Lantz and Dr. Sandra Loeb (McGowan School of Business), participants will take a modified CORE 193/IB 241 course at the National Economics University in Hanoi along with Vietnamese students. The course, which includes site visits to multinational and local businesses, will be an excellent exposure to the realities of the international business environment. Outside of class, the group will visit the markets of Old Town Hanoi and take excursions to Vietnamese landmarks such as the beautiful Halong Bay and hill tribe town of Sapa. On the return flight, students will visit Singapore, one of world’s largest financial centers and a unique island nation. The guided tour of Singapore will include the iconic Marina Bay Sand Towers, Merlion statue, Art Science Museum, and the futuristic Gardens by the Bay.

2. Travel Writing in Spain, 3-6 credits, CORE 176/Engl 327/INST 300, May 29-June 17, 2017

Based in Seville, students will experience the art, architecture, history and people of southern Spain while practicing the art of travel writing. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Little (English) and Dr. Jennifer Darrell (Spanish), the group will visit places like the Alcazar, La Giralda, the Museo de Bellas Artes, and the Plaza de España.  Students will also have opportunities to explore neighborhoods, local markets, local restaurants, and experience Flamenco, cooking class, and bullfighting. Excursions include: Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, and Italica.

3. Celtic Cultures: Ireland and Scotland, 3-6 credits, CORE 140/Engl 392/Hist 492/INST 300, May 23- June 13, 2017

Under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer McClinton-Temple (English) and Dr. Nicole Mares (History), students will spend time in Dublin, Donegal, Belfast, Glasgow, and Edinburgh exploring Irish and Scottish through various disciplines. For example, students will visit medieval sites and discuss how Ireland’s Celtic past has contributed to its modern national identity. After reading literature inspired by the Irish struggle for independence, students will visit sites central to the Easter Uprising of 1916, and to the Irish language and the Irish Literary Revival. In Belfast, students will study the Troubles, aided by a tour of the city’s political murals. In Scotland, the group will explore Scottish identity as compared to English and Irish identity. Students will visit sites such as the Palace at Holyroodhouse, ancestral home of the Stewarts, as well as the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Museum of Scotland.

To prepare for applying to the programs above:

  • Apply for your US Passport if needed
  • Fill out the King’s College pre-application and get required signatures
  • Pick up a short-term program application packet beginning October 1 in the Office of Study Abroad
  • The completed application packet for short-term study abroad is due November 9 in the Office of Study Abroad


For more information contact: Renata Evan, Coordinator of Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs,