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Upcoming study abroad locations

Brazillian city buildings

History and Culture of Cuba

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. 

Jamaican City

Jamaica: Colonization, Black Identity, Slavery, and Education

Winter 2018
Instructor: Associate Professors Na’im Madyun and Muhammad Khalifa.

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.

Street scene in Singaprore

Surprising Singapore: Cultural Intelligence, Innovation and Education

Fall 2017/Winter 2018
Instructor:TBD

The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class (11/27/2017 – 12/12/2017) on campus and winter break (12/27/2017-1/14/2018) spent in Cuba.

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.

London cityscape

Impact of the London Olympics: 1908, 1948, 2012

Winter 2018
Instructor: Don Dengel

The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class (10/23/2017 – 12/11/2017) on campus and winter break (12/27/2017-1/10/2018) spent in London.

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.

House in Thailand

Global change, community, and families in Thailand

Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Instructors: Cathy Solheim

The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class(3/19/2018 – 5/6/2018) on campus and winter break (5/15/2018 - 6/9/2018) spent in Thailand.

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.

South Korean lanterns

Taste of South Korea: Culture, Language, and Education, South Korea

Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Instructors: Marina Aleixo, program director, International Initiatives, CEHD

The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class(3/19/2018 – 5/6/2018) on campus and winter break (8/2/2018 - 8/23/2018) spent in Korea.

This course takes a systematic look at different aspects of the Korean culture, language, and educational system. The course will examine the historical background of Korea, its international status, and current social, political and educational policies.

Italian city buildings

Great Minds of the Renaissance; Italy

Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Instructors: Associate Professor Laura Coffin Koch

The two components of this course are a Fall B-term class(3/19/2018 – 5/6/2018) on campus and winter break (5/15/2018 - 6/19/2018) spent in Italy.

The Great Minds of the Renaissance course focuses on the development of scientific thought and the great minds behind those ideas; it delves into the intersection of scientific ideas with art, culture, religion, politics, etc. In doing so, it also covers a wide range of general or liberal education objectives.