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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS WITH IUSB

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2017 TRIPS

Florence, Italy
Photography

Florence

Travel Dates: May 21-June 17, 2017

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

FINA-S 497: Independent Study in Photography (3 cr.)
and
FINA-A 399: Art, Aesthetics and Creativity (3 cr.)

Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers a unique opportunity to spend four weeks in Florence, Italy, studying photography. Shooting sessions in this historical city and around it along with the access to darkrooms and individual attention by the professor will give an invaluable experience to the students at all levels.

This class is open to students of all levels in photography from beginning to advanced.  Course work includes daily photographic field trips in this historical city and the surrounding countryside of Tuscany.  Individual attention by the professor will give an invaluable experience to students at all levels.

This program will be conducted in cooperation with the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA).

Learn more about the Florence trip.


Athens, Greece

Travel Dates: July 10th - August 7th, 2017

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Trip Pricing: $3,100 (Includes airfare, room & board, meal plan, etc.)

BUS-B 399: Business & Society (Tuition not included in trip pricing)

The Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers this unique opportunity to spend four weeks studying the intersection of business and society, through the lens of Business Ethics, Sustainability, and Stakeholder Management. The course offered, BUS-B399 is a Gen Ed course and has been modified to include a unique European perspective, as well as an experiential learning component.

The program will be hosted at The American College of Greece, in suburban Athens. In addition to the course lectures and experiential learning, this program will offer excursions which are an integral part of this trip. These excursions will include a trip to a Greek island, as well as the ruins of Agamemnon’s kingdom, Mycenae, along with the world-famous ancient amphitheater of Epidaurus.

Learn more about the Athens, Greece trip.


Japan and Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

EALC-E 350: Studies in East Asian Society
and
ENG-W 250: Writing in Context: Travel Writing


This overseas program begins with a ten-day cultural journey within Japan, with stays in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as a visit to Osaka. We then fly to Hong Kong, a former British colony and a gateway to China. From Hong Kong, we’ll make a brief visit to the former Portuguese colony of Macau, with special attention to its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Throughout the trip, we’ll focus on culture and history through visits to museums, temples, and famous historic sites. There will also be time for you to explore experiences and aspects of the culture that are of particular interest to you, whether that would involve interactions with the people, pursuit of a hobby or other longstanding personal interest, or an exploration of food culture. We will observe and reflect on East-West connections, as well as ways in which the present interacts with the past in these countries. The East Asian content of the program will provide a good general background for understanding the places we will visit. For the writing component of the program, you will each focus on one theme, issue, idea, or practice that can be observed or experienced throughout the trip. Before departing for Tokyo, you will do some initial research on your chosen topic; then, during the travel portion, you’ll take down written observations, photograph details, and collect materials. After our return to the U.S., you will meet in classroom workshops to write and revise your personal travel narratives. In the end, you will produce a small illustrated book in which you thoughtfully share your memories regarding that one selected aspect of your travel experience.


Dublin and Derry, Ireland

Costa Rica

Travel Dates: June 9- June 24, 2017

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

ENG-T 190: Literary & Intellectual Traditions
and
POLS-B 399: Human Behavior & Social Institutions

Students traveling on the Ireland trip will visit Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and Derry, a city in Northern Ireland deeply affected by the more recent “Troubles” with England. Each city offers a differing perspective of “Irishness” and shows varying levels of comfort with their modern hybrid identity.

While in Ireland and Northern Ireland, students will explore (and report on) sites related to their coursework, including national museums, historic houses and cathedrals, a castle, the Irish Parliament, and more contemporary developments—such as Google’s headquarters in Europe—in both cities. 

Learn more about the Dublin and Derry, Ireland trip


Nicoya, Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Travel Dates: July 6 - August 6, 2017

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

3 Spanish Lauguage credits
and
3 in Spanish for Medical (must enroll in S203 or higher) OR T190/T390

In this new study abroad program, students have a chance to see and experience first-hand one of only five world-wide “Blue Zones” – places where people live measurably longer and healthier lives than in other parts of the world. Course activities include studying healthy lifeways through cooking classes, lectures, readings, and course activities.  As part of the program, students will live with a family and learn Spanish with our partner school Academia de Español Nicoya.  Trip cost of $3650 includes roundtrip airfare from South Bend, accommodation, meals, and excursions to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Baldi Hot Springs, Fortuna Waterfalls, Palo Verde Park, Guaitil Pottery Village, and an overnight at Samara beach. Students will also have a chance to experience the celebrations of Annexation Day and the Chorotega Tribe Festival.

The program is based at our partner institution, the Academia de Español Nicoya, in the small city of Nicoya with programs at Samara Beach and service projects in the rural highlands of Nosarita. Excursions are an integral part of the program and will include visits to coastal environments, dry, tropical rain and cloud forests, and volcanoes.

Learn more about the Costa Rica trip.


London, England

Big Ben in London

Travel Dates: March 10-19, 2017

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

ENG-T 390: Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)

Take a boat ride down the Thames river; enjoy high tea in Queen Anne’s 18th century greenhouse; walk amongst the tombs of kings and poets in Westminster Abbey; see the Crown Jewels sparkle at the Tower of London. These are just some of the experiences that students will have on our trip to London during spring break 2017—all while earning 3 academic credits for ENG-T390. The class will meet until spring break and then students will spend 8 days in London exploring sites that are related to the course theme, including Kensington Palace, the Bank of England, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Royal Observatory. This program is open to all students.

Learn more about the London, England trip.


Belize

Travel Dates: March 9-16, 2017

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

HSC-N390: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 cr.)

The Dwyer College of Health Sciences, in cooperation with International Programs, and Heart to Heart in Belize offers an amazing opportunity to study history, culture, health beliefs, and the provision of health care in the country of Belize.  In this program, with travel dates over spring break, students will work with the children of San Ignacio, Belize providing health-related education; take a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan river; walk among the Maya ruins of Xunantunich, the ceremonial center where 200,0000 Maya lived at the peak of their civilization (2500 BC); learn the secrets of the medicinal plants of the Maya medicine trail; and experience the Garifuna drummers while learning different drumbeats and dances that have influenced music throughout Belize and Central America. On the last day of the trip students will take the water taxi to the Belizean Island of Cay Cauker and immerse themselves in the crystal clear water of Pacific Ocean.  These are some of the experiences our students will have on our trip to Belize during spring break 2017—all while earning 3 academic credits for HSC-N390 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Belize. The class will meet once a week until spring break and then students will spend 8 days in Belize participating in health related service-learning projects, experiencing the wonderful culture while exploring the sites of Belize. The program is open to all students. Final approval from IU is still pending for this program.

For more information, see our brochure.


PAST TRIPS

Florence, Italy
Drawing and Sculpture

Florence

FINA-S 497: Independent Study in Studio Art-Sculpture
and
FINA-A 399: Art, Aesthetics and Creativity


Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers a unique opportunity for students to spend four weeks in Florence, Italy. While studying in Florence, students will also have access to studio space, along with individual attention from their professor.

This is a mixed-level program that is open to all students and alumni with a degree in Visual Arts. Due to the diversity of the experience, this program encompasses students from the beginning to advanced levels. 

This program will be conducted in cooperation with the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA).

Learn more about the Florence trip.


Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico

SPAN-S 102, S 203, S 204, S 317, or S 497
and
ENG-T 190 or ENG-T 390: Literary and Intellectual Traditions

This is a unique opportunity to spend four weeks studying language, history, culture, and society in Mexico. Students enroll in six credits of IUSB courses. The Spanish courses are taught on the campus of  the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca. The institute is located in a lovely 19th century estate surrounded by private gardens in the colonial center of the city.

Learn more about the Mexico trip.


Berlin and Prague

Prague Castle

Hist-T 190: World Literary and Intellectual Traditions
and
ENG-A 399: Art, Aesthetics and Creativity

 

This study abroad course explores two fascinating European cities: Berlin and Prague. Three weeks of coursework at IU South Bend will focus on the history, literature, culture, and art of Berlin in Prague. Then in 15 days in Europe, students have a chance to visit these cites and experience the history first hand, for example to explore the Prague castle where Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II conducted scientific experiments or walk with the lines on the ground that marked the former Berlin wall.

Learn more about the Berlin and Prague trip.


REQUIREMENTS

All study abroad programs require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or special permission.


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