C of I Study Away Programs Led by Faculty

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Upcoming C of I Off-Campus Programs


 WINTER 2016

  •  Paris and Venice -This course (3 credits) IND 300 is open to all current, full-time College of Idaho students. The course is an on-site interdisciplinary study of the history and material representations of European civilizations. Students will gain an understanding of the relationships between mainstream and micro cultures within the French and Italian contexts through the study of literature, art, architecture, costume, gastronomy, and urbanization. The course includes three days of instruction on campus, one week in Paris and one in Venice. (Faculty: Francesconi, Maughan) 

 Summer 2016

  • Scotland and Lake District - This May/June trip to Scotland and the Lake District (northwest England) is an interdisciplinary study of northern Britian's mountains through the lenses of natural history, geology, literature, and creative nonfiction writing. It is a 4 credit trip with a 1 credit prep course. Most of the trip will be spent in remote villages and involve rigorous hiking in the mountains. The course is open to all majors, though Environmental Studies majors/minors are encouraged to apply. Permission to enroll in the course is determined by formal applications as well as personal interviews. (Faculty: Knickerboker, Goode) 



  • 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)
  • 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)