Current Programs

SPRING 2019 Learning Abroad Courses:

The Andean Culture of Peru: Legacies and Mysteries of the Incan Empire

This course and trip to Peru explores the history and culture of the Andean region of Peru from pre-Hispanic time to the present. Students will embark on an exciting one-week journey into the heart of the lands of the Inca as they tour Peru’s major archeological monuments and sites.

Doing Business in South Africa

The program highlight of this business course is a 12-day travel component to South Africa over Spring Break to learn about management and marketing practices in this region. Trip highlights iunclude visits with top executives at businesses and government entities such as Pick N Pay, Port of Cape Town, Johnson & Johnson, and Vodafone; visits to historical and cultural sites such as Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, and the Apartheid Museum; and a visit to Kruger National Park.

Community Service, Social Change, and Knowledge of Place in South Africa

Students will visit NGO's, schools, and key cultural sites, and meet with teachers, students, and community leaders in South Africa to participate in community service and engage in dialogue and shared experience on topics of racism and poverty, urban revitalization, global and regional development, and environmental degradation while focusing on the role that woman have played.  

Constitutional Law in South Africa

This course introduces students to South African Constitutional Law. The course begins with an introduction to the history of South Africa (as it relates to the development of the country’s Constitution) and to the jurisprudence of the country’s Constitutional Court. The course narrows in on the theme of health and human rights.

International and European Criminal Justice at the Hague

International and European Criminal Justice Systems is a course that is designed to teach students about multilateral mechanisms established for the prosecution of transnational and international crimes, such as terrorism, human trafficking, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. This course, with the study abroad component, will serve as a way for students to see, first hand, many of the contributing factors that helped design the European and international criminal justice systems.

Comparative Criminal Justice in England, Scotland, and Ireland

Comparative Criminal Justice is a course that is designed to teach students about the similarities and differences between the United States and other countries regarding the entire criminal justice system; courts, police (law enforcement), and corrections.

International Perspectives of Forensic Science in England

This course aims to introduce the history and evolution of forensic science, significant cases, and the framework of international standards within forensic science.

Health and Healing in Guatemala

This seminar and international service-learning course introduces students to health and healing in Guatemala, one of many developing countries in the Americas with significant poverty and health disparities. Classroom and field experiences focus on demographic, socio-cultural, spiritual, economic, legal, and political factors influencing population health and healthcare delivery within Guatemala.

The Politics of Inequality in Brazil

What are the roots of inequality? What is the impact of inequality in cities today? Through the case of Brazil, in this course we will examine the vast challenges of poverty, marginalization, and political conflict within the urban context.

Population Health in Cuba

This Learning Abroad course introduces undergraduate and graduate students to an overview of population health through the lens of community development within the Republic of Cuba. The emphasis of this course is to provide an introduction to key concepts of the Cuban health care system and sustainable community development: why they are important, and how connections among social, cultural, educational and environmental systems are core to successful community development and health.

A Taste for culture in Spain

The tastes and flavors of a country’s table are a powerful manifestation of its collective memory. This course will explore the deep link between geography, politics, cultural exchange, and culinary history. Attention will be devoted to the development of a specific normative taste and food practices created or endorsed through the ‘invisible’ threads of political and religious orthodoxy.

Urban Navigation and Global Citizenship: Gentrification, Social Movements, and the Arts in Germany

What does it mean to be a urban navigator and global citizen? This learning abroad course will answer those questions with a hands-on exploration of urban change in Germany. We will take a 10-day journey together, traversing one of the most fascinating countries by plane, train, bus, subway, and on foot.

Writing Revolutions: Literatures of Revolution in Philadelphia and Cuba

Writing Revolutions is a course for students with all majors and interests. It pairs two historic cities that are sites of revolution--Philadelphia and Havana—and explores how people, movements, governments, and cultures move toward freedom.