Faculty and students outside St. Andrea, Italy
In 2009 and again in 2010, RCLS faculty led programs to the South Pacific; in 2009 one group went to Italy to learn about the connections between recreation, health, and culture. Dr. Carmen Russoniello led the program to Italy, which explored the complete spectrum of health including stress reduction, nutrition, exercise, and recreation. The students visited Rome, Bologna, Padova, Stressa, Milan, Pisa, St. Andrea, Florence, and Venice, and attended the Annual CyberTherapy and CyberPsychology Conference held in Verbania-Intra.
Faculty and Students outside Yungaburra in N.Queenland, Australia
Students in the South Pacific program were led by Ms. Paige Schneider and Dr. Clifton Watts. This program featured separate courses in Australia and Fiji, and focused on sustainable management and development practices. Through four weeks in Australia, students observed sustainable tourism practices and participated in science projects along the Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland Outback, and Daintree Rainforest. The one week Fiji program featured a village homestay and science projects with critical analyses of sustainable tourism industries operating in this country.