C of I Study Abroad Programs Led by Faculty

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Upcoming C of I Off-Campus Programs

2014

Winter

  • France - The International Business in France course focuses on the business practices of France, emphasizing the influence of French economic history and cultural foundations, as well as France's membership in the European Monetary Union. The course also examines cultural, social, economic and political factors related to transnational operations. Very suitable students studying business, international political economy and French. Learn more on the France course website. (Faculty: Angresano, Melchiorre)

Summer

  • Scotland & England: This off-campus course is an interdisciplinary study of place and culture through the lenses of music, literature and art. Very suitable for students studying music, art, art history, Literature in English or British Studies. (Faculty: Moulton, McElwain)

2015

Winter

  • Ecuador - This study abroad in Ecuador during January is designed for students interested in pursuing healthcare professions. As a collaborative trip between the Biology and Modern Foreign Languages departments, students will take the following courses: Spanish for Healthcare Practitioners, Readings in Health Science and a Health Science Internship in which students observe medical practices in an Ecuadorian facility. The first week of winter term will prepare students on campus for travel to Ecuador. Students then will spend two weeks in Ecuador participating in guided excursions, clinical observations, and language, culture, and healthcare studies. The final week will allow time for reflection and debriefing. (Faculty: Daniels, Daniels)
  • England - Art, History and Literature is an on-campus (Fall 2014) and an on-site (Winter 2015), interdisciplinary study of the history, art, architecture and literature of 18th,19th and 20th century London. The course will consider the place of London as one of the great world cities: as a center of commerce and art, an imperial and post-colonial metropole, and as a site continuing to exist as a city operating at the center of modern world economics and culture. The three-week London daily itinerary will feature visits to museums, galleries, the theater, musical events and other cultural activities. Learn more on the London course website. (Faculty: Claassen, Maughan, Schaper)
  • Florida - Students enrolled in "Coastal Marine Ecology" will spend the first two weeks of the Winter Term on campus, followed by a 10-12 day trip to south Florida (Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, Everglades National Park and The Florida Keys). (Faculty: Walser)
  • Hawaii - The 9-day field study course "Hawaii: History, Business & Sustainability" is intended to provide a deeper understanding of Hawaiian history and archaeology, unique geographical elements, business and industry, cultural diversity, and environmental issues that challenge sustainability. Students interested in other areas such as archaeology, geology, coral reef ecology, anthropology and environmental studies are encouraged to participate.In Hawaii we will schedule meetings with local businesses, tour historical and archaeological sites and visit national parks. The trip will also include hiking, snorkeling and a Hawaiian Laua. (Faculty: Smith, Melchiorre)
  • Southeast Asia - Students will travel to Thailand and Burma to examine the religious and political legacies of the three most influential classical civilizations in Southeast Asia - Sukhothai, Bagan and Angkor. The long shadow cast by these civilizations illuminates the difficult relationship between monarchy and democracy in Thailand, military rule and human rights in Burma, and Cambodia’s genocide and troubled democracy. The first part of the program consists of a two credit preparation course intended to provide students with a deeper understanding of the history, society, and political economy of Southeast Asia, focusing on Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.  The second portion of the course consists of a study tour to the region, during which time students and professors will experience firsthand many of the sites and topics covered in class.  (Faculty: Dayley, Snyder)
  • Winter Wilderness Experience - A perfect fit for students who are curious and possess a sense of adventure. The 4-week program based in Stanley and Idaho's spectacular Sawtooth Mountains features an interdisciplinary and experiential program in the study of place; environmental literature, creative writing and wilderness studies; backcountry telemark skiing; and an overnight ski tour to yurts in the Sawtooth Mountains with professional guides. Learn more on the Winter Wilderness Experience website. (Faculty: Knickerbocker, Dixon)

Summer (Or Winter 2016)

  • Mexico - For three weeks during the course "The City as Place and History," students will travel to select pre-Columbian and Colonial cities in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chiapas and Oaxaca. During their travels, students will be asked to think deeply and critically about the city as place and as history. What is a city? How does the city reinforce cultural and social memory? In addition, students will explore the question of tourism and the production and consumption of “culture” by locals and visitors. (Faculty: Kim)