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.
Fall 2017/Winter 2018
Instructors: Associate Professor Laura Coffin Koch; Adjunct faculty Melisa Riviere; and Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr, Lecturer
The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class (11/20/2017 – 12/14/2017) on campus and winter break (12/27/2017-1/14/2018) spent in Cuba.
This course will focus on the history and culture of Cuba from 1959 to present. How could a country, the size of California, which has been isolated and ignored by many developed countries have one of the highest literacy rates in the world? Seminars and site visits will emphasize the historical and contemporary roles of Cuba’s literacy campaigns.
Instructor: Associate Professors Na’im Madyun and Muhammad Khalifa.
The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class (11/20/2017 – 12/14/2017) on campus and winter break (12/27/2017-1/14/2018) spent in in Jamaica.
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.
Fall 2017/Winter 2018
The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class (11/27/2017 – 12/14/2017) on campus and winter break (12/27/2017-1/14/2018) spent in Singapore.
Singapore is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city-state where diverse cultures, ethnic groups and religions blend harmoniously, offering a rich spectrum of experiences. Students will literally and figuratively feast on the sights, sounds, cultures, food, festivals, and religions and be surprised by Singapore.
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