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2023 Programs

AUSTRALIA: Teach and Learn Down Under 

3 Credits: EDUC 230/240, EDU 600, or SA 300, and Global Connections Requirement
Travel: August 3 - Aug 17, 2023
Estimated Cost:  $4,400

Learn about the cultural, linguistic, and instructional richness of Australia! This short-term, faculty-led study abroad program will explore Australian culture and systems of schooling through in-country examinations and explorations. An undergraduate study of multicultural, linguistic, and instructional methods and graduate inquiry into ESL instructional theory and practice will be reinforced through collaboration with practicing host teachers in local classrooms. Further, the structured assignments present significant potential for forging lifelong collaborative international learning relationships. Under the leadership of Dr. Dara Soljaga (Education) and Renata Evan (Study Abroad), students will spend time in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia cuddling live koalas and exploring renowned landmarks.

BULGARIA - NORTH MACEDONIA - GREECE: The Western Imagination

3 Credits: HIST 101 or SA 300, and Intercultural Competency and Global Connections Requirements
Travel: May 23 – June 10, 2023
Estimated Cost:  $4,300

As part of King’s College’s “Geographies of Europe” series of short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs, this three-week course investigates the relationship between space and identity within socially and historically constructed landscapes. Under the leadership of Drs. Nicole Mares and Cristofer Scarboro (King’s College Department of History) this course uses three neighboring countries, each with radically different experiences of European belonging in the modern era, to think deeply about questions of identity inscribed in place. With its shifting boundaries and contested memories, southeastern Europe is riven by boundaries: between the “Christian” and “Muslim worlds”; between visions of “civilization” and “barbarism;” between “Europe” and “not”. Hovering over all of this is the tragic knowledge that these boundaries, for a while, did not exist (at least officially). Traveling across the Balkans will empower students to think deeply about the potentials and consequences of real and imagined boundaries, and how landscapes shift and shape identity.

ENGLAND and IRELAND: Multinational Marketing and Communications in England and Ireland

3 Credits: MKT 390, COMM 345, or SA 300
Travel: May 22 – June 3, 2023
Estimated Cost:  $4,000

This program, led by Dr. Karen Mercincavage (Mass Communications) and Dr. JC Blewitt (Business and Management), will be centered on a short-term study abroad program to London and Dublin.  The goal of the program is for students to better understand the international market environments in which businesses operate with an emphasis on the role of environmental and cultural differences.  This course will expose students to the global nature of business, to the creative and design elements of marketing communications, and to a bucket-list destination of culture and history. Prior to and during travel abroad, students will work on a project of creating and developing an implementation plan for a selected marketing strategy catered for a business featured on the trip. Student will work in teams to prepare a marketing plan with creative samples, a budget, marketing research, a communication plan, and a strategic summary chart. This report will be shared with the firm for which it was prepared and feedback from the instructor and the business will be solicited. Students will leave this course empowered with the experience of creating a plan for a multinational enterprise and expanding their professional network.

PERU: Tropical Ecosystems: Forests of the Peruvian Amazon

3 Credits: BIOL/ENST 401, NSCI 190, or SA 300 
Travel: May 23 – June 9, 2023
Estimated Cost:  $4,200

This program, led by Drs. Garrett Barr and Tammy Tintjer from the Biology department, will be centered on a short-term study abroad program to Peru, and is designed to enhance students understanding of:

  • the importance of biological diversity in tropical forests and the Amazon River Basin,
  • environmental issues related to the extraction of natural resources, 
  • the process of scientific research,
  • cultural differences within and among nations.

Much of our time in Peru will be spent at a remote research station or ecotourism lodge in a lowland Amazon forest. We will also briefly experience the very different cultures of Lima on the coast, Machu Picchu and Cusco in the mountains, and Puerto Maldonado in the lowland jungle. Note that part of the course credit will be earned during a seminar course that meets once per week during the spring semester before travel.