2011 Summer Study Abroad Programs
Tavern of the Seas: The Maritime and Urban Heritage of Pre- and Post-Apartheid Cape Town, South Africa
Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
Experience the defining educational event of your life. Discover new dimensions of your own humanity. Study the maritime and urban heritage of pre- and post-apartheid Cape Town, South Africa. Explore the geographical, maritime, socio-cultural, and political history of Cape Town as well as the broad story of South Africa. Visit the Mother Continent and one of the world's most fascinating, diverse, and beautiful cities. Earn as many as 6 undergraduate or graduate credit hours. Explore the details of our program at: http://core.ecu.edu/hist/wilburnk/StudyAbroad/SA/ or contact Drs. David Dennard: 252-328-4364, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kenneth Wilburn: 252-328-1029, email@example.com.
ECU Summer Study in London
London itself is a text to be explored through the various lenses provided by specialists in different facets of English Studies. We fuse the acts of reading the products of this multicultural Mecca with the experience of exploring its geography, its artifacts, its culture and different forms of entertainment. Text and context are intertwined. Every member of the group is experienced in teaching, conducting research, and leading study abroad programs in London (combined, the faculty have more than 25 years of experience in leading this program). Taylorr@ecu.edu
This program will use the city of London—its heritage, its arts communities, its intellectual traditions—as a means of enriching the perspectives of those teaching English in secondary schools. The London stage (Shakespeare’s Globe, The National Theatre, Fringe Theatre, and other West-End and off West-End theatre) will serve as the cultural center of the experience. Taylorr@ecu.edu
Criminal Justice in Paris and London
Summer Study Abroad in India 2011
This course will explore some of the relationships between religion and culture in a living context. Students will visit a variety of key cultural and religious sites in India, including the Jama Masjid, the Bahai Temple, the Taj Mahal, the Ganges River and various Hindu Temples in Varanasi, Haridwar, and Rishikesh, as well as a variety of Buddhist sites throughout the Dharamsala region. These sites are sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Bahais. Through readings, on-site lectures, and their own experience, students will learn the significance of these locations. They will also discover how adherents to these different faiths encounter their own sacred territory and how their cultural forms intersect with these spaces. In Rishikesh, students will receive traditional training in yoga from a Hindu master. In the Dharamsala region in northern India, students will learn Buddhist meditation from a Tibetan teacher. The group will learn about a non-governmental organization called Tong-Len (www.tong-len.org). This organization is a Buddhist service organization with the primary mission of serving internally displaced Hindu members of the community. There will be volunteer opportunities to work with the poor children in the commmunity. Students will also visit various Tibetan cultural institutions including the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Norbu Lingka, and various monasteries. firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Abroad in International Sustainability
This study abroad program will examine the natural (and related social) history and environmental conservation of North Queensland, Australia. Our program will focus on topics related to sustainable management (sustaining human societies and the natural environment in industrialized nations) through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations and seminars, and coursework exercises. Students will take part in lectures and research projects occurring on the Great Barrier Reef, in the Outback of Northwest Queensland, and in the Daintree Rainforest. Sustainable management is critical to the ecosystems found in each. The course integrates Australian land and marine management policies with cultural and historical practices of the Aboriginal clans which occupy each of these areas. The course also explores the role of tourism in the Australian economy, and how tourism and its impacts can be sustained to minimize impacts on the cultural and natural resources of N. Queensland.
Study Abroad in Sustainable Tourism
Art And Culture Of The Andes
Would you like to walk in the footsteps of the Inca through their capital city Cusco? Would you love to climb to the Inca royal estate of Machu Picchu and feel quite literally as if you were walking between heaven and earth? You can, if you join our study abroad program Art and Culture in the Andes!
In the travel portion of the program, we will fly from Raleigh to Lima and be presented with a chronological overview of Andean cultures in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. From Lima, it is a one hour flight to Cusco where we will learn how to uncover the Inca past underneath and in the midst of the contemporary tourist town overflowing with traditional Andean textiles, ceramics, music, and modern paintings depicting Quechua people and Inca ruins as their subjects. During the day, we will search for the traces of royal palaces, the Sun Temple, and mysteriously carved rocks while at night, you may try a decorated guinea pig for dinner. We may consult with a Quechua shaman to offer a special pago to Pachamama for our safe journey. From Cusco, our travels continue through the Urubamba Valley where all agricultural products for the capital were grown to the royal estates of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was a leisure palace of the ruler Pachakuti and his court retreated there to relax and to consult with the mountain deities through ceremonies performed at carved rocks. We return to Cusco and offer a day trip to Chinchero known for Thupa Inka's royal estate and as a community of Quechua weavers who continue to work in traditional techniques and styles. From Cusco, we will fly to Puerto Maldonado situated in the rainforest. Here you can explore Peru's amazing biodiversity and you will return home with the hands-on experience of Peru's three grandiose geographic and climatic zones: the arid desert around Lima, the Andes mountain, and the rainforest jungle! Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Study Abroad in Córdoba Argentina
The cost of the program covers the application fee, tuition, international health insurance, international travel (Miami-Mendoza/ Córdoba-Miami), homestay with breakfast and dinner every day, extracurricular activities and trips. No lunches or dinners during out-of state trips. For further information, please contact the director: Susana Castaño-Schultz at email@example.com.
2011 Kyoto Study Tour
The Japan Study Tour is based in Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan (794-1868), where traditional culture prevails. In addition to visiting the old imperial palace and attending the Aoi matsuri, a festival tradition for the last thousand years, students will visit and study samurai castles in Kyoto and the region, as well as historic Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Cultural activities such as kabuki, Noh drama, the tea ceremony, and geisha dances will be featured. Students will have the opportunity to visit Japanese universities in the area and to meet students there. These cultural experiences are complemented by readings, such as The Tale of Genji, which emerged from the ancient imperial city over the centuries. Contact Dr. Tucker at 252-328-1028, firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Business Study Abroad Program to China
Destination: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing
Three weeks of instruction on campus (or online). Two and a half weeks in China. Two or more days in each city. Site visits to major multinational corporations are included in the program. Lectures related to the coursework are also included on multiple campuses while in China. The most popular sites like the Great Wall are also included in the program. For more information visit: http://www.ecu.edu/business/studyabroad/trips.cfm
Summer Study Abroad to Kenya
In this course students will be exposed to the religions of Africa in a living experience. Students will be exposed to religious beliefs and experience the religious practices of Kenyans – indigenous religions, Africanized forms of Christianity and Islam. Students will visit religious sites such as Mount Kenya,- a popular religious shrine of the Kikuyu people, learn about African religions of the Great Rift Valley religions, including - the Maasai and Samburu initiation rites . They will learn about the Luo religion, and make a trip to Kogelo villages (President Obama’s family home). Tourist experience will include a visit to Lake Bogoria, and a tour the Maasai Mara ecological sites. They will also be exposed to service learning opportunities in circumcision communities as well as HIV/AIDS orphanage. Contact: email@example.com.
A Study of Historic Fashion and English Social History of 1900-1930
Destination: Queen Mary 2, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Great Britain (London, Bath)
The museums and historic homes of England are a treasure trove of information for the study of costume history and English social history of the 19th century. Having access to primary sources for the study of costuming and being able to experience the physical spaces in which social life was conducted is an incredible opportunity for any study of theatre, art and history. Jeffery Phipps, the Faculty Director, has been to the United Kingdom more than 15 times and has studied and toured extensively in London at the Victoria and Albert Costume Court, the National Portrait Gallery, Kensington Palace Costume Collection and the rebuilt Globe Theatre and in Bath at the world class Museum of Costume. He will be assisted in the social history aspects of the course by Jill Carlson, a movement specialist, who will discuss and demonstrate movement and physical behavior of various classes of people during the 19th century. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health in Switzerland 2011
During this 10-day public health study abroad program in Switzerland, students will travel in and around Geneva, Switzerland and earn 6 credit hours for the BS degree or 3 credit hours toward an MA by completing works required for one course, 4800 Field Study in International Health or 6503, Independent Study. Dr. Sloane Burke and Ms. Karen Vail-Smith will lead the program. Students will study global public health through curriculum designed and delivered by the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Site visits will also include Red Cross International Headquarters and a community hospital. It would not be Switzerland without a trip to the Alps! Here we will hike, bike, and explore healthy lifestyles. Students will process their experiences with daily journals while in Switzerland, reflective "fireside" chat discussions, and by engaging in analytic analyses with a final project paper (comparing Switzerland and U.S. public health issues) due one week after the return trip. Students will learn more about the World Health Organization and the United Nations history, structure, governance, functions, services, program grants, funding, and their 6-point agenda. Students will also gain understanding about Swiss culture through the 10-day trip. We welcome other students from other majors to join us to explore Switzerland and become a better prepared global citizen in the 21st century. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dublin and Wicklow Study Abroad Program in Irish Literature and Culture
Destination: Ballinderry, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland
The goals of the program are to immerse students in Irish literature, history and culture while living in the County Wicklow countryside not far from Dublin, a major European capital. Ireland has an ancient and rich culture, which is also a vital part of English and European culture, arts and literature. Ireland’s cultural wealth is in ample evidence both in its literature as well as monuments of archaeological value that dot the landscape (more per square mile than in any other European country). The program will focus on the historical development of Irish culture and letters (including a historical survey of Irish literature), ranging from the prehistoric through the medieval and renaissance and into modernity. Outside the classroom, we will visit many sites and monuments in the neighborhood of Wicklow and farther afield, especially in Dublin. Contact: email@example.com.
Global and Multicultural Discourse in Belize
Anyone interested in living and studying in a global, multicultural, multiethnic, and multi-lingual society should explore the summer study abroad opportunity in Belize.
Belize is a small, English Speaking country on the Caribbean Coast of Central America. It is culturally diverse and historically rich—from the ancient Mayan sites and contemporary Mayan and Latin American and Caribbean cultures to the rich lifestyles of the African-based Garifuna.
Through the examination of issues, cultures, writers and their works, social and economic situations, and landscapes and environments, students will gain a unique experience in global, postcolonial, and multicultural perspective of Belize, Latin America, and the Caribbean, producing a rich and universal experience of global, intertextual, interdisciplinary, and multicultural discourse in language, history, culture, religion, literature, and travel. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greece: Intro to Ancient Greek Theatre Arts
Destination: Greece: Athens, Naxos, Santorini
Courses Offered: THEA 3603; THEA 3503; DNCE 3503
The Program is a mix of text and play readings, on site field research, writing, online classroom participation, and journaling. If you love the arts; architecture, dance, theatre or have a fascination with the history of ancient civilizations, Greece is a must. Join us on a spectacular journey back to the cradle of civilization and theatre. Contact program director: email@example.com.
Sport in Europe: Exploring European Sport Organizations and Culture
Destination: Amsterdam, Netherlands (3 nights); Cologne & Munich, Germany (7 nights); Salzburg, Austria (day trip from Munich); Zurich, Lausanne and the Swiss Alps, Switzerland (4 nights); Milan, Italy (5 nights)
This course aims to provide an overview of sport in Europe. Students will visit and meet with European sport organizations including professional teams, amateur sport organizations, international sport federations, and corporate sport entities in an effort to better understand organizational and institutional structure, cultural patterns, and the dynamics of European society. Specifically, the purpose of this course is to examine the organization of sport within European society; the social organization from amateur to professional sport; sport operations in the global economy; and the cultural implications of sports. Earn as many as 6 undergraduate or graduate credit hours. Explore the details of our program at http://sportstravelacademy.com/destinations/europe or contact: Stacy Warner, Ph.D. 252-328-0095, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medieval and Renaissance France
Agricultural Biotechnology and Chinese Culture
This course offers students the chance to experience advances in agricultural biotechnology in China, as well as Chinese culture. One goal is to enhance the international experience of ECU faculty and students and to strengthen global competence of US higher education. The course will be operated through the facilities of the Henan Institute of Sciences and Technology. Students will be introduced to current field research on agricultural biotechnology with a focus on agriculturally important crops, including cotton, wheat and corn. The focus will be on understanding the importance of plant biotechnology research to progress on issues of central interest in agriculture, environment and human health. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perspectives in International Community Health Nursing
Destination: Antigua, Guatemala
This course introduces students to health care issues and the provision of nursing care with indigent communities in Guatemala, Central America. Students live with Guatemalan families, study Spanish, and conduct health promotion and service learning projects with Mayan children. Students participate in cultural rituals, e.g. Mayan wedding ceremony, cooking techniques, and traditional healing practices. The two nursing faculty have over thirty years of experience working with Latino populations including the US Peace Corps, Honduras, and numerous international study abroad programs in Peru, Honduras, and Guatemala. Contact: email@example.com.
Panama Terrestrial Tropical Ecology
This course offers students the chance to experience the biological diversity of the tropical forest in Panama, Central America. The course will be operated through the facilities of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to observe and participate in tropical field research while living at a world-class tropical research facility used by tropical biologists from around the world.
Students will be introduced to current field research on tropical animals, with a focus on terrestrial vertebrates. Students will observe ongoing research on a number of classic systems firsthand (e.g. Heliconius butterflies, Tungara frogs, leaf-cutter ants), and will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on field research into issues of central interest in ecology and evolutionary biology, such as sexual selection, aposematism, mimicry, and biodiversity. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Panama Marine Ecology Program
The Marine Field Ecology Summer Program will introduce undergraduate students to the major marine ecosystems and communities of the tropics and will provide practical experience with marine ecology field research. The course will be intensive and field oriented, covering the coral reef, mangrove, and seagrass ecosystems of the world. Swimming and snorkeling will be required. Graduate student teams with varying backgrounds will examine applications of scientific data to specific coastal issues of concern to coastal management agencies and private sector organizations. Contact: Luczkovichj@ecu.edu.
College of Business Study Abroad Program to the Netherlands
The three-week stateside instructional component can be completed either during the first or second summer session periods at ECU. Two weeks in the Netherlands. There’s also an optional five-day trip to Belgium for an additional fee. A day-trip to Amsterdam is included in the program. Students may choose to spend an additional day in Amsterdam at their own cost. Site visits to major multinational corporations are included in the program. Lectures related to the coursework are also included at Han University campus. For more information visit: http://www.ecu.edu/business/studyabroad/trips.cfm.
The Spell of Africa
Destination: Ghana, Africa's First Independent Country
Program Dates: May 29 - June 12, 2011
Courses Offered: HIST 3110, HIST 3810, HIST 3820, HIST 4531/4532/4533, HIST 5230, HIST 5660
Faculty: Kenneth Wilburn and David Dennard
Cost: $3750 + Airfare (Includes Tuition for 6 s.h., Ground Transportation, Lodging, Some Meals, Health Insurance)
"The Spell of Africa" is an intensive study of Africans in the Diaspora with special emphasis on the transatlantic voyage from West Africa to the Americas. It devotes primary attention to the nation of Ghana, both as a principal center of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and as a place that has figured prominently in the African American search for identity and post-colonial African independence. Through a survey of core readings, coupled with visits to important sites, students will explore the historical, cultural, and geographical terrain of Africans in West Africa, as well as the heritage of untold millions who were captured, sold, and enslaved in the Americas. Some of the key places students will visit include the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles (major slave trading sites), Accra, University of Cape Coast, the Nkrumah Memorial, the W.E. B. DuBois Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Manhyla Palace in Kumasi (seat and capitol of the Ashanti Kingdom), Bonwire and Ntonso for Kente and Adinkra cloth, Ahwiaa for wood carvings, Sankana, Assin Manso (an old slave factory), stunning Anomabo Beach, a drum ensemble, and a home stay with African families in Winneba. All ECU registered undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. Explore the details of our program at http://core.ecu.edu/hist/wilburnk/StudyAbroad or contact Drs. David Dennard at 252-328-4364, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenneth Wilburn at 252-328-1029, email@example.com.
Study Abroad Malaga Spain
Destination: Malaga, Spain