Time abroad is more than just travel. Experiencing a new culture first-hand will expand and deepen how you think about the world, and yourself.
In addition to fostering in-demand "soft skills" like empathy and cross-cultural communication, study abroad has been shown to contribute to better grades and on-time graduation.
Instructors: Dr. Catherin Solheim and Linda Buturian
This interdisciplinary course uses a human ecological lens and a sustainability studies framework to examine global change that is occurring at the intersection of the natural environment in Thailand; particularly rivers and water, community, families, and culture. Students will contribute through service learning to the social change work that is being enacted through key non-governmental organizations in Thailand.
Instructor: Don Dengel
The city of London, England has hosted the Summer Olympic Games on three separate occasions (e.g., 1908, 1948 & 2012). This is more than any other city in the history of the modern Olympics. More importantly in hosting the three Olympic Games is the timing of these Olympic Games in relationship to the history of the United Kingdom.
Instructor: Na'im Madyun
This course explores issues related to African Heritage and Slavery in the context of Jamaica. It aims to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the history of slavery and its impact on today's social, political, and economic context. Additionally, the course hopes to create a space for students to reflect on their global identity in the historical context of African Heritage and slavery.
Our departments maintain partnerships with organizations and institutions abroad, and many of our faculty are active in international research.
Before leaving for Puerto Rico, our instructor encouraged building community among each other in the group and I am glad we did because that is the way of the island. Despite the socioeconomic reality for many of the communities we visited, there were always people outside, sharing a meal, enjoying the beach, and just having a strong gratitude for living life surrounded by loved ones.
- Chloe Villegas, study abroad student