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2022 Programs

SPAIN: Travel Writing in Spain

3 Credits: ENGL 327, ARTS 122, or SA 300, Fulfills Intercultural Competence Core Requirement
Travel: 3 weeks, May-June 2022

Estimated Cost:  $3,800

Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Little (English) and Dr. Beth Admiraal (Political Science) this short-term faculty-led study abroad program based in Seville, will allow students to experience the art, architecture, history, and people of southern Spain while practicing the art of travel writing.  In pairs, students will room with homestay families, which will allow them to settle a bit, to live in Seville more than just visit. The goal for this course is to use those experiences to understand how that place is different from other places, how it’s different from what the students already know, and ultimately to help students develop writing skills, cultural awareness, and, ultimately, afford them an opportunity to think meaningfully about who they are.

IRELAND: Celtic Culture

3 Credits: ENGL 149, HIST 492, or SA 300, Fulfills Intercultural Competence Core Requirement
Travel: 3 weeks, May-June 2022

Estimated Cost:  $4,200

This short-term faculty-led study abroad program will explore Irish culture through in-country examinations and explorations of the history, art, literature, and politics. Under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer McClinton-Temple (English) and Dr. Nicole Mares (History), students will spend time in Dublin, Donegal, and Belfast. The topics of discovery will range across times and disciplines. For example, students will visit medieval archeological, religious, and historical sites and discuss how Ireland’s Celtic past has contributed to its national identity in the modern era. After reading literature inspired by the Irish struggle for independence, students will visit sites that are 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 many political murals that still adorn the streets of the city.

CANADA: Globalization in Québec

3 Credits: IB 241, ECON 161, or SA 300, Fulfills Intercultural Competence Core Requirement (in addition, ECON 161 satisfies Global Connections Core Requirement)
Travel: June 6-18, 2022

Estimated Cost:  $2,800

This program, led by Dr. Margarita Rose and Ms. Renata Evan, will prepare students for today’s diverse, global marketplace by visiting French-speaking Montréal, Canada and Québec City, further north along the St. Lawrence River. In class and in real-life encounters with businesspeople and scholars in Canada, students will develop a broad overview of the environment in which international business takes place.  The topics to be covered include analysis of the economic, political, legal, and cultural environments in which international businesses operate.  Throughout, students will have the chance to develop intercultural competence via learning about Québécois culture and interacting with French-speaking Canadians.  The dynamics of experiencing the Québécois culture can be applied to living and working within the framework of other cultures that students may experience in their future business encounters. In addition, the program will explore the economics of local and global justice and peace issues, via meeting people, visiting sites, and engaging in service, in part through connections with the global Holy Cross community living in Montréal.