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2013 Summer Study Abroad Programs


Summer Study in Paris

Destination:  Paris, France
Dates:  June 28-July 28, 2013
Courses:  FREN2108:  Culture and Communication or FREN3700:  Special Topics Paris; and FREN3200:  French Language in France II (transfer credits from Institut Catholique)
Faculty:  Dori St. Amant
Cost:  $3500 + Airfare (Price includes lodging, breakfast daily, 14 lunches and/or dinners, tuition for 7 s. h., study abroad health insurance, student ID, metro pass, transportation from/to airport in Paris (RER), day trips and entrance to museums.)

Students will develop their language skills within the cultural context of Paris and the surrounding area.  In addition to walking tours, boat tours (Batobus), scavenger hunts, museums, French films and a French play in Paris, day trips, including Versailles, Mt. St. Michel, and/or Giverny, will be included.  Students will live in a French residence hall and experience life as a French student.  
For further information, contact  Dori St. Amant at and see the website at

 Summer Study Abroad in Argentina and Peru


Destination:  Cordoba, Argentina, after a 4-day visit to Lima, Peru

Program Dates:  May 14-July 1, 2013

Courses:  SPAN1003, SPAN1004, (Work experiences are possible)

Faculty:  Susana Castano-Schultz

Cost:  $5175 (Includes RT Airfare from Miami to Argentina, Lodging, Some Meals, Excursions, Tuition for 6 s.h., Medical Insurance)


Students and director will spend 7 weeks totally immersed in the language and the culture of Argentina, while living in the heart of the country--Cordoba.  Aside from regular classes, the program features a stay with host families with 2 daily meals included, loads of extracurricular activities (tango lessons, soccer games, horseback riding, theatre, etc. ) and a visit to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and the birthplace of the tango.  The first trip will take the students to Lima, Peru, before arriving in Cordoba.  A 4-day visit to Colonial Lima, Miraflores, the beach and Inca ruins is planned.  For further information, please contact the director, Susana Castano-Schultz at


Information meetings are scheduled for October 25 and November 9, 5 PM in Bate 2011.


Perspectives in International Community Health Nursing


Destination:  Antiqua, Guatemala

Program Dates:  May 19-June 8, 2013

Courses Offered:  NURS4220, MPH6050

Faculty:  Kim Larson and Deby Tyndall

Cost:  $2270 + Airfare (Included is Health Insurance, Tuition for 3 s.h., lodging and meals, 60 hrs one-on-one Spanish lessons, in-country transportation)


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. a 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 for information.larsonk@ecu.ecu


 Switzerland and the World Health Organization 


Destination:  Switzerland (Geneva, 5 nights; Montreux, 1 night; Zermatt, 2 nights; Lugano, 2 nights)

Program Dates:  August 5-August 15, 2013

Course Offered:  HLTH4800 "Field Studies in International Health"  (6 sh)

Faculty:  Karen Vail-Smith, Department of Health Education and Promotion

Cost:  $3000 + Airfare (Includes lodging, all breakfasts and some dinners, Geneva metro pass, ground transportation across Switzerland, excursions, entrance fees, tour guides, health insurance, tuition, fees and books)


This program begins in Geneva with site visits and workshops provided at the international headquarters of some of the world's most prestigious public health agencies, including the United Nations, the International Red Cross and most importantly, the World Health Organization.  We will also attend classes at the University of Geneva hospitals.  After a week of study in Geneva, we will visit other Swiss and Italian towns including:  Lausanne, Broc, Ouchy, Lavaux, Montreux, Zermatt, Stresa, Lugano and Milan.  We will explore Swiss history, culture and healthy lifestyles by visiting famous sites such as the International Olympic Museum, the Matterhorn, Isola Bella Island, the Callier Chocolate Factory, Chillon Castle and the Vaud Terrace Wineries.


While all undergraduate majors are welcome to apply, this study abroad opportunity is designed for pre-health profession students--those ultimately interested in pursuing graduate education in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, physician assistant or public health.  


For more information, please visit and click the "Study Abroad" link.


Study Abroad in Granada, Spain with ILYC and the University of Granada


Destination:  Granada, Spain

Faculty:  Rosa Maria Lopez-Canete

Courses:  SPAN1001-1004, SPAN2000's, 3000's, 4000's (Internships are Possible)

Option 1 (one month):  CILE (80 hours); Date:  June 2 -July 2, OR July 1-July 31; Cost:  $3250 + Airfare

Option 2 (one month):  CILE + extra subject (100 hours); Date:  June 2-July 2, OR July 1-July 31; Cost:  $3575 + Airfare

Option 3 (one month):  CILYC (80 hours); Date:  June 2-July 2, OR July 1-July 31; Cost:  $3500 + Airfare

Option 4 (two months):  CILE +CILYC (160 hours); Date:  June 2-July 31; Cost:  $5710 + Airfare

(Includes room and full board, Tuition for 6-12 s.h., Medical Insurance, Excursions, Admission Fees)


Students will spend 1 or 2 months totally immersed in the language and the culture of Spain while living in the Southern city of Granada.  The program features regular classes, in addition to a stay with host families, 3 daily meals, Excursions to Seville and Cordoba, tours of the many monuments in Granada including Alhambra, 2 extra field trips and 2 sports activities. For further information, please contact the director, Rosa Maria Lopez-Canete at   


Flourishing Families and Human Needs in the Mediterranean  


Destination:  Italy and Spain

Program Dates:  May 15-23, 2013

Courses Offered:  CDFR 4500, Sec 001 and 002:  Flourishing Individuals and Families in a Global Society; CDFR 4500, Sec 003 and 004: Children and Families in Western European Countries

Faculty:  Bryce Jorgensen and Alan Taylor

Cost:  $3895 (Includes round trip airfare, land and water transportation, hotels, breakfast, 4 dinners, a full-time tour director, guide tips, up to 6 credits, and entrance into:  Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basillica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Basilica of St. Francis, Duomo, leather-making demonstration, Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral, Parque Guell.  It also includes sightseeing tours for:  Vatican City, Rome, Florence and Barcelona. 


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Agricultural Biotechnology and Chinese Culture 


Destination:  China

Program Dates:  May 15 - May 26, 2013

Courses Offered:  Bio 3230/3231, Bio 4504, Bio 4514, Bio 4800, Bio 6504

Faculty:  Baohong Zhang and John Stiller

Cost:  $1000 (After Scholarship)  + Airfare, Chinese Visa fee and $75 Application fee


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.


Only limited students will be accepted into this program.  Please submit your application ASAP but no later than January 31 to Dr. Baohong Zhang in the Biology Department, Science and Technology Building, Room 562, phone 328-2021.  In addition to the required study abroad application package, the applicant will also need to submit the following materials:  1) a resume, and 2) a short essay explaining his/her interest in participating in this program. Applications will be reviewed in early February and decisions made by March 1.  All accepted students will be awarded a USDA-supported scholarship.  For more information, contact: or 


Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Israel 


Information Session:  January 18th, 3-5 pm, Flanagan 216 (Anthropology Library, Second Floor


Destination:  Israel (Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel-el Hesi, Ashkelon, Ashdod)

Dates:  July 7-July 27, 2013

Courses:  Graduate Courses Offered:  HIST6992:  Directed Studies in History, 3 s.h.; HIST5005:  Field Methods in Archaeological and Museum Artifact Conservation, 6 s.h.; Undergraduate Courses:  HIST4533:  Directed Studies in History, 3 s.h.; HIST5005: Field Methods in Archaeological and Museum Artifact Conservation, 6 s.h.

Faculty:  Susanne Grieve

Cost:  $3725 + Airfare (Price includes application fee, lodging, meals, tuition for 9 s.h., study abroad health insurance, in-country transportation, tour guide in Jerusalem, day trips and entrance to museums, readings.)


The preservation of cultural heritage is critical to societies internationally in order to retain personal identity, cultural history, and experiences of the past for the future.  This process includes the conservation of built heritage, archaeological sites, material culture, and artworks that are inherent in modern society.  This study abroad experience allows students to visit historic and archaeological sites that are critical to our understanding of culture within the human race.  Students will gain real world experience in archaeological site preservation techniques by visiting active sites and gain insight into the preservation challenges that archaeologists are facing with material culture from a maritime and terrestrial environment.  Israel offers a diverse range of cultural experiences that will enrich a student's exposure to Middle Eastern cultures and experience a variety of lifestyles and customs that are unique to the area.  Students will work closely with local conservators and gain hands on experience in field conservation techniques that benefit site interpretation.


An information meeting is scheduled for November 7, 2-4:30 pm, in Flanagan 216.  For further information, contact Susanne Grieve at;  

Study Abroad in International Sustainability 

Destination:  North Queensland, Australia
Program Dates:  May 12-June 6, 2013
Faculty:  Hans Vogelsong and David Kimmel
Courses Offered:  RCLS4123:  Study Abroad in International Sustainability , 6 s.h.
Cost:  $4900 + Airfare (Includes Some Meals, Health Insurance, Ground Transportation, Lodging, Excursions, Tuition for 6 s.h.)

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 enrvironment in industrialized nations) through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations, 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 North Queensland.  For more information vistit:
Italy Intensives:  Travel in Tuscany         (Filled.  20 on Wait List) 

Destination:  Italy
Dates:  May 11-June 6, 2013
Courses Offered:  ART (multiple); COMM (multiple); THEA (multiple); MUS (multiple)
Faculty Leader:  Linda Darty
Cost:  $4250 + Airfare (Includes Lodging, Meals on class days, Museums, Guided Tours, Performances, All In-Country Transportation, Health Insurance, Tuition for 6 credit s.h.)

Students live in beautiful apartments in the beautiful Medieval Tuscan village of Certaldo Allto.  They also spend 3 days in Rome, 3 days in Venice, an overnight in Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean, and take many days trips to Florence, Siena, Pisa, Orvieto, San Gimignano, and Castellina.  Classes may meet before, during and after the travel portion of the course and in some cases, projects are completed following travel, due before the beginning of Fall semester.  Course offerings include Art Appreciation, Studio Art, Design, Digital Photography, Theatre, Music Appreciation and Music History, International News and Feature Writing.  Students earn 3-6 credits taking one or 2 classes.  For more information go to:  http//; and
Criminal Justice in Paris and London

Destination:  Paris, France, London, UK
Program Dates:  May 15-27, 2013
Courses Offered:  Justice 4600, 4403, 6601, 6602
Faculty:  Mark Jones
Cost:  $2900 + Airfare (Includes Lodging, Eurostar from Paris to London, Tuition, Health Insurance) 

This program will facilitate learning about European justice systems of two of the most influential jurisdictions, through exposure to and interaction with law enforcement officers, members of the judiciary, and the correction agencies of England and France.  Included will be visits to and letures from several French and English criminal justice officials, including:  Palais de Justice, French National Police Museum, Le Sante Prison, Royal Courts of Justice, and more.  This program is a collaborative program with Dr. Peter Johnstone and students at the University of North Texas.  Contact Dr. Mark Jones:  252-328-4190;
Summer Study Abroad in India 2013 

Destination:  India
Dates:  May 20 - June 14, 2013
Courses Offered:  RELI 2500, 2692,2693, 3692, 3930, 4500, 5000,; PHIL 5533
Faculty:  Derek Maher
Cost:  $2835 + Airfare + $250 Pocket money (Includes Lodging, Some Meals, Excursions, Tuition for 6 s.h.)

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, the Golden Temple and various Hindu Temples in Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rajasthan, as well as a variety of Buddhist sites through 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 ( 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 community.  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.  For information, contact   
Kenya:  Exploring African Religious Systems 

Destination:  Kenya
Program Dates:  July 1-July 20, 2012
Courses Offered:  RELI 2500
Faculty:  Mary Nyangweso Wangila
Cost:  $2824 + Airfare (Includes Tuition for 6 s.h., Lodging, Ground Transportation, Excursions, Health Insurance, Some Meals)

Kenya is commonly referred to as the "cradle of mankind" because it is home to the most famous fossils of early humans.  It is also one of the countries renowned for its safari and wildlife national parks, not to mention the number of ethnic communities that still live more or less the same life as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.  In this course students will be exposed to the religions of Kenyans--indigenous religions, Africanized forms of Christianity and Islam and learn about the history of cultures in the great Rift valley region including those of the two most famous ethnic communities that have preserved their cultural heritage in the face of modernization, the Maasai and Samburu.  Students will visit religious sites such as Mount Kenya, a popular religious shrine of the Kikuyu people, and cities including Nairobi, Naivasha and Nakuru to experience diverse Kenyan animals such as Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, Leopards and Flamingos.  They will also visit cultural heritage museums such as Nairobi National Museum where the oldest remains of human ancestors are on display, Bomas of Kenya and national parks.They will also be exposed to service learning opportunities during visits with the homeless and an orphanage.  For information, contact  
College of Business 2013 Summer Study Abroad Programs 

Program One:  First Summer Session
Destination:  Italy (Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence)
Dates:  May 13-May 31 (US); June 1-16, 2013 (Italy)
Courses Offered:  MGMT 3352, 4242,4952, 6322, 6500 and 6802; MIS 3063, 4963, 6143, and 6923; MKTG 4972, 4992, 6652,6992, OMGT 4763, 4863, 6763, and 6943; ENGL 3880 AND 5780
Faculty:  Drs. Deena, Bello, Seeman, Chen, McMillan, and Dellana
Cost:  $4250 + Airfare (Includes tuition for up to 6 s.h., all overseas accommodations, excursions, and site visits)

The purpose of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about business, industry and culture in Italy. Students may sign up for one or two courses which will be taught both on campus and online prior to leaving the US.

ECU has partnered with CUOA, which is a consortium of business organizations and universities.  This partnership provides ample opportunity to learn about business in Italy.  Lodging will be provided at CUOA facilities in Vicenza with business, economic and culture lectures onsite.  Students will travel from there to business and plant tours throughout the area as well.  Visits to cultural destinations such as Venice, Florence, Bologna and Rome are also included in the itinerary.

Come explore with us as we learn about the similarities and differences between the economies, cultures, and history of Italy and the US.  You will also have free time to explore on your own.  A detailed itinerary for this program is available on the College of Business website.  This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  

Program Two:  Second Summer Session
Destination:  England (London)
Dates:  June 19-July 10 (US); July 11-July 22, 2013 (England)
Courses Offered:  MGMT 3353, 4242,4952, 6322, 6500, and 6802; MIS 3063, 4963, 6143, and 6923; MKTG 4972, 4992, 6652, 6992; OMGT 4763, 4863, 6763, and 6943; ENGL 3880 AND 5780
Faculty:  Drs. Deena, Bello, Seeman, Chen, McMillan, and Wells
Cost:  $4000 + Airfare (Includes tuition for up to 6 s.h., all overseas accommodations, excursions, and site visits)

The purpose of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about business, industry and culture in England. Students may sign up for one or two courses which will be taught both on campus and online prior to leaving the US.  

ECU has partnerships with several financial sector professionals who will facilitate visits to financial firms such as banks, insurers, and/or brokerage houses.  Students will also visit other local businesses and cultural sites.  Lodging will be arranged at reputable hotels adjacent to destinations.  Students will also have one free weekend to explore on their own.  

Summer Study in the Galapagos Islands and the Andes (Ecuador) 


Destination:  Quito, Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Dates:  May 12-May 27, 2013

Courses:  HMGT 4900, Independent Study (3): International Sustainable Hospitality; HMGT 4905, section 2, Hospitality Management International Experience (3).  Graduate sections are available.

Faculty:  Robert M. O'Halloran, Cynthia S. Deale

Cost:  $3500 + Airfare (Price includes tuition for up to 6 s.h., lodging, tours, admissions and most meals)


The theme of the course(s) will be global and sustainable hospitality.  The course will focus on planning and development decisions and operations of hospitality businesses in sustainable ways.  The locations for the course will be split between Quito, Ecuador, the nation's capital located in the Andes, and the Galapagos Islands, where our partner university, the Universidad del San Francisco do Quito (USFQ) has campuses.


We will fly into Quito and spend several days near the university (USFQ) campus and take several day trips to signifcant sites such as the Mitad del Mundo (the equator) and the Andes, and then spend time in the Galapagos Islands.  For information, contact Robert M. O'Halloran,, and or Cynthia S. Deale,   

Tropical Environment, Society and Sustainability 

Destination:  Costa Rica
Dates:  May 26-June  8, 2013
Courses:  GEOG 5283 Selected Topics in Physical Geography (3.s.h.); GEOG 5393 Seminar in Human Geography (3 s.h.)
Faculty:  Dr. Tom Allen; Dr. Holly Hapke
Cost: $$2800 (Includes airfare, lodging and meals for 12 days, ground transportation, tuition for 6 s.h., study abroad health insurance, most activity entrance fees, guest lectures)

Costa Rica is rich in diversity, history, and ecology and renown for its biodiversity, democracy, environmental protection, and ecotourism.  This program provides hand-on, in-the-field explorations of human-environment interactions and sustainability in the diverse ecological, economic, and cultural landscapes of Costa Rica.  Students will explore the Caribbean Sea coast and coral reefs, active volcanoes, the tropical rainforests and agricultural plantations of the Central Highlands, and the dry forest and savannas of Guanacaste.  The two-week field study trip will include pre-departure study, on-site guest speakers, and local guides to facilitate interpretation.  For information contact Dr. Tom Allen at or Dr. Holly Hapke at  

Communicating Across Borders:  Intercultural Communication and Health Communication in Poland and Slovakia


Destination:  Kroso and Krakow, Poland and Koscie, Slovakia

Program Dates:  May 13-17 (USA); May 19-June 3, 2013 (Poland)

Courses Offered:  COMM 3108 Intercultural Communication, COMM 2050 English for Global Communication, COMM 6221 Intercultural Communication in Health Contexts, COMM 3063  Special Topics in Communication

Faculty:  Drs. Linda Kean, Sachiyo Shearman, and Aysel Morin

Cost:  $2630 + Airfare (Includes tuition for up to 6 s.h., health insurance, lodging, meals, in-country ground transportation)


Experience intercultural communication in Eastern Europe!  Join faculty from the School of Communication as we study the ways in which various cultures create and share meaning!  Students spend one week in Krosno, Poland at Krosno State College, in the southern part of the country, and one week in Krakow, working with students and faculty at Jagellonian University.  The two areas have been chosen because while both institutions offer courses/degrees of study in English and Communication, the students, the universities, and the areas are quite different.  Not only will students then have the opportunity to compare their experiences in the US with those in another country, but will also get to see two different regions of Poland.  Additionally, we have arranged to spend two days at a university in Slovakia, meeting with faculty and students.  This will give participants another point of comparison for discussion about commonalities and differences in communication styles, patterns, etc.


Graduate study will focus on intercultural communication in the health context.  Students will meet with members of the medical/health care community, those that study health care systems, and individuals with direct experience with the stystem in Poland.  Students will be able to again make comparisons between very differnt types of health care systems, but will also be able to investigate how culture impacts communication in the health carre setting.  For information contact Dr. Kean at;

ECU Summer Study in London 

Destination:  London, England
Program Dates:  June 1-22, 2013
Courses Offered:  ENGL 4550/7350:  Seminar in Multicultural London; ENGL 4950/6515:  Children's Literature of England; ENGL 3895/6725:  Document and Visual Design
Faculty:  Drs. Richard Taylor, Brent Henze, Will Banks
Cost:  $2900 + Airfare (Includes Lodging and Tuition for 6 s.h.)

London itself is a text to be explored by students of all majors and levels of academic experience, from first year undergraduates through graduate school.  This six-credit program fuses the acts of reading the products of this unique and life-changing place with the experience of exploring its geography, its artifacts, its culture and different forms of entertainment.  We will see a broad spectrum of theatrical productions, from Shakespeare at the Globe to new and intimate productions in the pub theatres.  Faculty members are 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 programs.  For information, contact  
Child Development in a Global Context 

Destination:  Italy (Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Pompeii) and Greece (Patras, Delphi, Athens)
Dates:  May 15-24, 2013
Courses Offered:  CDFR 4500, section 001; CDFR 4500, section 002
Faculty:  Dr. Carmel White
Cost:  $4460 (Includes round-trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, local guide, some meals, health insurance, tuition for 6 s.h.)

Come learn about children while exploring the beauty and history of Italy and Greece.  We will learn important aspects of child development, including play and the impact of poverty on children.  In between the learning, we will visit Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, the famous Roman Colosseum and Roman Forum, art in Florence's museums, and guided tours of Vesuvius, Pompeii, Delphi and Athens while earning 6 undergraduate or graduate credit hours.  For specific details about the travel, visit  Contact Dr. White at 435-865-8383 or at  

A Study of Historic Fashion and English Social History of 1990 - 1930 


Destination:  London, Bath UK and the Queen Mary 2

Program Dates:  July 7- July 28, 2013

Courses Offered:  THEA 3603:  English Social History 1900-1935; THEA 3333:  Costume and Fashion History

Faculty:  Jeffery Phipps and Jill Carlson

Cost:  $4575 (Includes Queen Mary 2, Airfare, Ground Transportation, Lodging, Tuition for 6 s.h., and Health Insurance)


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 UK more than 17 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:

Service Learning in Bahia Ecuador

Destination:  Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Program Dates:  June 27 - July 29, 2013
Courses Offered:  EXSS 4500,4501, 4502 6500, 6501:  Independent Study
Faculty:  Dr. Robert Hickner
Cost:  $5300 (Includes Airfare, Most Ground Transportation, Lodging, Most Meals, Tuition for 6 s.h., Health Insurance)

The aim of this program is to provide a platform for service learning.  This course is for the adventurous student who seeks active, participatory learning.  Students will teach English as a second language to grade-school and high school students, will provide an after-school exercise/activity class for the students, and will participate in volunteer activities to refurbish the facilities at five schools (elementary through high school) in the Bahia area.  Students will also receive a minimum of 7 hours per week of Spanish instruction (Spanish language skills are not mandatory, but will likely enhance this study abroad experience).  Studies in the field on Ecuadorian culture, education and sport will take place through field trips to sites around Bahia and neighboring communities.  Home-stay with Ecuadorian hosts or apartment/hotel stay options.  The class should be ideal for students in areas of exercise physiology, physical activity and health promotion, education, psychology, nutrition and linguistics.  A 3-6 day trip to the Galapagos Islands may be added to the program if there is sufficient interest by participants (additional cost)  Contact Robert Hickner at  
Global and Multicultural Discourse Studies in Belize

Destination:  Belize, Central America
Program Dates:  June 1-20, 2013
Courses Offered:  ENGL 3260, 3640, 4360, 4530, 4540, 7350, 6370, 6360, 3380, 3040, 5780, 7705; ETHN 3501, 5500; RELI 2500; WOST 3500, 3510,
Faculty:  Drs. Seodial Deena and Kirk St Amant
Cost:  $2400 + Airfare (Includes Lodging, Transportation, Excursions, Health Insurance and Tuition for 6 s.h.)

Anyone interested in living and studying in a global, multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual society should explore the summer study abroad opportunity in Belize-- 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.  Belize's range of amazing natural attractions, lush tropical forests, splendid waters, majestic mountains, mysterious Maya temples, the world's second longest and most impressive living barrier reef, three of the Caribbean's exclusive four coral atolls and a fabulous blend of hospitable and multi-ethnic people are enough to enrich your lives and studies through the examination of issues, cultures, writers and their works, social and economic situations.  Through Belize's marine and terrestrial ecology, biodiversity, 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.

For information contact Dr. Deena at or Dr. St Amant at, 252-737-2530. 


Panama Marine Ecology Program 

Destination:  Punta Galeta and the Bocas del Toro, Panama, Central America

Program Dates:  June 20 - July 9, 2013

Courses Offered:  BIOL 4500, Marine Field Ecology; BIOL 4504, Research Problems in Biology; BIOL 6850/6860, Graduate Marien Field Ecology; BIOL 6504, Graduate Research in Biology

Faculty:  Dr. Joseph Luczkovich 

Cost:  $3725 (Includes Airfare, Lodging, Most MeaLs, Ground Transportation, Boat Use Fees, Health Insurance, Tuition for 6 s.h.)


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



Panama Terrestrial Tropical Ecology 

Destination:  Gamboa, Panama

Program Dates:  July 10 - July 26, 2013

Courses Offered:  BIOL 4400, 4504; 6850/6860, 6504

Faculty:  Drs. Kyle Summers, Susan McRae

Cost:  $3850 (Includes Airfare, Ground Transportation, Lodging, All Meals in Panama, Health Insurance, Tuition for 6 s.h.)


This program 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 or

Tavern of the Seas:  The Maritime and Urban Heritage of Pre-and Post-Apartheid Cape Town, South Africa 

Destination:  Cape Town, South Africa
Program Dates:  July 14 - 28, 2013
Courses Offered:  HIST 3110, 3810, 3820, 4531/4532/4533, 5005, 5230, 5660, 6992,
Faculty:  Drs. David Dennard, Lynn Harris, and Kenneth Wilburn
Cost:  $3530 + Airfare (Includes tuition for 6 s.h., lodging, some meals, health insurance, excursions)

This program is an intensive study of the maritime and urban heritage of pre-and post-apartheid Cape Town, South Africa.  Through a survey of core readings, on-site lecture presentations, coupled with visits to select places of historic import and field research on the beached shipwrecks of the "Thomas Tucker" and "Kakapoa", students will explore the geographical, maritime, socio-cultural and political history of Cape Town as well as the broad story of South Africa generally.  This international experience on the Mother Continent--in one of the world's most fascinating diverse and beautiful cities--will contribute significantly to the homocentric character and global education of our students.  Through their course of study and overall experience abroad, they will invariably discover some new dimensions of their own humanity and also its shared, inter-relatedness with the humanity of South Africans and other ethnic groups in the region.  In the main, of course, studying major themes of the maritime and urban heritage of Cape Town, and actually crisscrossing/crossing the Atlantic Ocean, will undoubtedly be both a defining educational event and a very special transformational moment in the lives of ECU students.  All ECU registered undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.  Non-ECU students may also participate, provided they register as visiting students at ECU. Contact

The Spell of Africa:  Ghana, the Slave Trade, and African American Identity

Destination:  Accra, Elimina, Cape Coast, Kumasi and villages in Ghana, West Africa
Program Dates:  May 19 - June 2, 2013
Courses Offered:  HIST 3110, 3810, 4531/4532/4533, 5230, 5660
Faculty:  Drs. David Dennard and Kenneth Wilburn
Cost:  $3495 + Airfare (Includes tuition for 6 s.h., lodging, some meals, health insurance, excursions)

The "Spell of Africa" provides undergraduate and graduate students with 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 broad examination of pertinent literature on Ghana, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and African Americans, coupled with a visit to the modern state of Ghana, students will explore the historical, cultural, and geographical terrain of Africans in West Africa and other diasporic countries.  Contact or


Cuba at a Crossroads:  Sustainable Tourism Development in a Time of Political Change 


Destination:  Cuba

Dates:  July 15-27, 2013

Courses:  SUTO 6600/RCLS 6803

Faculty:  Carol Kline, Daniel Kariko, Laura Johnson

Cost:  $2100 + Airfare (Price includes Lodging, Breakfast daily, several Lunches and Dinners, Tuition for a 3 -credit graduate level class, Entrance fees to all attractions, local expert Speakers, most Gratuities, Health Insurance for the duration of the program, electronic Course Pack)


Visit Havana, Las Terrazas, the Vinales Valley, and Play Giron on a 13-day Cuban adventure to study tourism in a beautiful country that is on the brink of major development in the coming years.  Interact with industry workers, visitors, and educators for an up close and personal look into Cuban tourism.  For information, contact Carol Kline at  


 2013 Kyoto Field Study   

Destination:  Kyoto, Japan

Program Dates:  May (TBA), 2013

Faculty:  Dr. John Tucker

Courses Offered:  HIST 3625, HIST 3626

Cost:  $4500 (Includes Airfare, Ground Transportation, Lodging, Health Insurance, Tuition for 6 s.h.)


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 for information at 252-328-1028,


Study Abroad in Global Management of Projects and Innovative Techniques in Construction


Destination:  Beijing, Tianjin, Xi'an, Nanjing and Shanghai, China

Program Dates:  May 13-31, 2013

Faculty:  George Wang and (TBD)

Courses Offered:  CMGT 4503:  Global Management of Project and Innovative Techniques in Construction, 6 s.h.

Cost:  $3150 + Airfare (Includes Some Meals, Health Insurance, Ground Transportation, Lodging, Excursions, Tuition for 6 s.h.)


This study abroad program will examine the differences in global projects and the factors that affect international projects. Chinese construction projects and American companies' projects in China will be used as the case studies.  In the meantime, students will have opportunities to gain firsthand experiences from visiting the construction industry and higher education institutions in China. Students will also examine the construction practices in China and the development of construction technology in the past 20 years.  Activities include visiting ongoing construction sites across sectors and labor projects completed in the recent years; panel discussions with industry professionals, students and faculty members from major academic programs; and visiting the US companies in China and historical sites.  Students will study construction management as a profession in a global context and maintain a competitive edge in the globalization of the construction market.  In particular, students will learn international construction projects; impact of social, cultural, legal, and financial aspects of international contracting; logistics of labor, materials and equipment in a foreign environment.  For more information visit:


 Summer Study in Trinidad and Tobago


Destination:  Trinidad and Tobago

Dates:  May 10 - May 22, 2013

Courses:  Open to both Graduates and Undergraduates in Nutrition Science and Child Development and Family Relations (NUTR 4400, NUTR 6100, CDFR 4500 and CDFR 6500)

Faculty:  Dr. Elizabeth Wall-Bassett and Dr. Archana "Anu" Hegde

Cost:  $3030 + Airfare (Price includes lodging, some meals, ground transportation, travel insurance, and tuition for 3 credit hours)


This course will incorporate ways for students to make comparisons between domestic and international healthcare and education programs and policies through site visits, presentations, and field trips to places such as schools, clinics, foodservice operations, etc.  Students will have the opportunity to observe and interact with Trinidadians  and Tobagoians to better understand the local systems and customs.  The program ends with time spent on the beautiful and scenic beaches of Tobago.


For further information contact:  Dr. Wall-Bassett ( and Dr. Hegde (


Summester at the Coast

Destination:  Outer Banks, NC

Dates:  May 15 - June 11, 2013

Courses:  GEOL 2500, GEOL 2600, ECON 2600, GEOL 2501, (TBA Maritime Heritage of the Outer Banks)

Faculty:  Dr. J.P. Walsh

Cost:  $2500 (Price includes lodging, tuition for 7 s.h., health insurance, excursions)

This is a new month-long undergraduate education program to study this area, hosted at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island.  The program enables students to live and learn on the Outer Banks, taking coastal-focused classes for university credit.

For further information, visit or contact Dr. J.P. Walsh,