Study Abroad 2018-19

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France and Ireland

ML 313/HUM 361 Special Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture : Celtic Folklore of France and Ireland

Program Dates: 6/30/19 - 7/14/19
Program Cost: $3015 (plus airfare)

Explore the rich Celtic cultures of Ireland and Brittany, France through regional folk tales. The first part of this course is designed to examine the how culture, place/environment, and history are intertwined in surviving written records of folklore. This provides the structure for the second half of this course: travel to France and Ireland. Traveling to the areas represented in the literature will give students context to the stories that they would not receive otherwise, increase their cultural competency, and gain a greater understanding of Celtic cultures as a whole.Students will have a chance to experience the history and sites in a different light than on the page: from ring forts, to standing stones, to King Arthur’s forest. Application deadline is March 18, 2019.

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Dixon .


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Northern Ireland

Psychology 408 : International Service Learning and Research 

Program Dates: TBD
Program Cost: $4,000

The Northern Ireland International Service Learning & Research Program (PSYC408 - 6 credit hours) is a spring term and off-campus cultural immersion experience (10-14 days) intended to expose students to applicable theories of intergroup contact, direct approaches to conflict transformation, and empirical research specific to "The Troubles" of the Northern Ireland conflict and its impact on behavioral and mental health. Emphasis is based on cognitive, social, and peace psychology perspectives. Students will gain practical experience working directly on a faculty member's on-going research and service learning project. Prior to international departure, students will complete the Human Subject's Protection Training and work as a team to develop a community engagement project. Once abroad, students will travel throughout Northern Ireland's spectacular countryside to conduct their workshop with groups of adolescents (ages 14-16). They will also meet with and learn from multiple community leaders. Applications are due October 11, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Melinda Leonard.

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COMM 350/690 : Intercultural Communication, SPAN 321 Communication and Conversation in Spanish, LALS 313/ML 551 Panamanian Culture

Program Dates: May 6 - May 26, 2019
Program Cost: $3500 (w/flight) or $2700 (w/out flight)

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Department of Communication offer an Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, during the month of May. The total program cost includes: 6 to 7 credit hours of tuition, round-trip airfare to Panama, all ground transportation expenses for excursions and transportation to and from the airport in Panama, lodging at a hotel in Panama City, and organized excursions. Some of the special features include: visits to the Panama Canal, El Casco Viejo and the Presidential Palace in the colonial part of the city, the Causeway in the Canal Zone, the Emberá Indigenous Community in the Gamboa Rainforest, Aldeas Infantiles SOS Orphanage, and a trip to Bocas del Toro and Boquete, near the Costa Rican border. All students will receive a Panama Scholar Award. Other scholarships are available.

For additional information and to apply, please contact Karen Battoe at (502) 852-6976.

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BIOL 571 : Tropical Biology

Program Dates: April 30 - May 11, 2019
Program Cost: $4572

This 12-day field course will take place the Amazon rainforest near Iquitos, Peru.  The course will provide students with first-hand research and educational experience on a broad range of topics including biodiversity, chemical ecology, behavior, community ecology, ecosystem processes, and conservation biology.  The course will emphasize practical training through structured field activities and independent research.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Chris Frost or Dr. Steve Yanoviak .

river in Vienna

Sustainable Cities of Europe: Vienna and Prague

Program Dates: July 6-July 17, 2019
Program Cost: $5364

Experience and assess sustainability in Vienna and Prague! These cities have been ranked as top ten sustainable cities by Arcadis in 2017. Students will visit with businesses that practice sustainable methods and evaluate three aspects of Sustainability: People, Profit, and Planet, in place, by assessing walkability, public transportation, access to nutritious food and outdoor recreation, quality of life, and many other factors that are central to achieving urban sustainability. The course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit and will be listed as SUST 480-01, UPA 680-01, or PLAN 680-01.

The program costs include tuition, all air travel, ground transportation, city tours, lodging, all breakfasts, three dinners, and some admission costs at $5364.

Please contact Dr. Tamara Sluss for the full itinerary and details at or call her at 502-852-4040.