2013 Summer Study Abroad Programs
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.ecu.edu/hlth 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 email@example.com.
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.
Preview Tour: www.efcollegestudytours.com/1199044
Agricultural Biotechnology and Chinese Culture
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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 GrieveS@ecu.edu; http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/eastcarolinaconservationlab/blog/2012/01/14/study-abroad-israel-2013/
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, and or Cynthia S. Deale, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ecu.edu/comm
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://prezi.com/xgystjeyspmz/panama-marine-ecology/
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuba at a Crossroads: Sustainable Tourism Development in a Time of Political Change
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://piratesabroad.wordpress.com.
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 (email@example.com) and Dr. Hegde (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 http://csi.northcarolina.edu/content/summeratthecoast.htm or contact Dr. J.P. Walsh, email@example.com.