Short-Term & Summer Programs
There are many opportunities for Winthrop University students to participate in short-term educational experiences abroad. These generally last between 1 week and 2 months in length and fall into two categories:
Faculty Led Programs
Winthrop short-term study abroad courses are led by Winthrop faculty or staff members. Course content, study locations and dates vary from year to year. Students earn Winthrop academic credit. All participants are required to pay the published program fee and tuition for the term enrolled. Program fees generally cover airfare, lodging, local transportation, entrance fees and some meals. Please contact the listed faculty leader for more information.
Post-Soviet Democratization: Central Europe
PLSC 390/390H &
Cross-listed as INAS 425- 3 credit hours
Study the fascinating 20th century
history of central European nations and their evolution into the modern era and travel to the beautiful and vibrant medieval cities of Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Olomouc, Czech Republic; and Krakow, Poland. Get five passport stamps in one amazing adventure! Your 12 day program (May 14-25, 2014) will include:
- A segway and walking tour of Budapest
- a tour of Krakow in an old Trabant car
- A visit to Schoenbrunn Palace and the parliament building in Vienna
- A boat ride on the Danube river
- Castle tours in Vienna, Bratislava, Krakow
- Price includes airfare, all entrance fees, all-inclusive travel insurance, all accommodation, all breakfasts and 10 dinners
- 9 cultural event credits and Global Perspectives Touchstone credit
For more information, please contact Michelle Wolf in the Academic Success Center in 106 Dinkins or email@example.com or Dr. Scott Huffmon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Program fee is $3650 and financial aid may be available to help.
English 320: Paris and the Jazz Age
(with travel to Paris and
Venice) 3 credit hours
English 320 will offer a
unique opportunity to read and study the writers of the Jazz Age during Spring
Semester. At the end of the semester, we
will travel to Paris, France, and Venice, Italy. There we will visit the
neighborhoods of our authors to see where they lived and wrote. We will also go to the top of the Eiffel
Tower, cruise the Seine, train to Versailles, visit Notre Dame, and tour the
Doges’ Palace among other activities. You will have enough free time to
personalize your trip as well. The dates of travel are planned for May 14-22,
Readings in class will
consist primarily of classic novels such as The
Great Gatsby, A Moveable Feast, and
The Sun Also Rises. We will also
cover some poetry and short stories by famous writers of the 1920’s.
Participants should be
aware that we will handle our own luggage, so everyone should be able to lift
that amount of weight with relative ease. Many very old hotels and
monuments do not have elevators, so getting luggage up several flights of
stairs may be required. All travelers
need to have excellent mobility as, in addition to moving luggage, numerous
miles of walking are required and large numbers of steps must be negotiated.
If interested in
participating in this class and trip, please contact Ann Jordan in Bancroft 264
(email@example.com) for a detailed fact sheet and an application
form. (You must be enrolled on the trip before you can register into the
class.) The cost for travel is $2,899. Financial aid may be able to
Tropical Conservation Biology in the Amazon– BIOL 552A 3 credit hours
Instructors: Dr. Bill Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Janice
course is being offered in Spring 2013. It will meet about 6 times on campus
during the spring semester (Fridays 11:00-11:50) then we will travel to the
Peruvian Amazon where for the field portion of the class from June 9th
to June 19th.
Who can take the Course:
The class is ideal for Biology or Environmental Studies or Environmental
Science majors who are interested in conservation, tropical ecology, or animal
behavior. It includes community health and traditional medicine components so
those headed into medical professions can benefit from the course as well. Want to go but aren’t sure you fit this
profile? Come talk with the instructors.
What we are going
to do: The spring course meetings will provide background information about
the field site and conservation fieldwork and practical stuff that will get
students ready for the trip. In Peru we
will travel by boat up a tributary of the Amazon to the Tamashiyacu-Tahuayo
Communal Reserve in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. We’ll stay
at an ecolodge and research station in the jungle. We’ll learn about conservation directly from
the local people who established the reserve to help protect endangered species
in the area and we’ll study the local animals (including jaguars, fresh water
dolphins, many species of monkeys and birds, dart poison frogs) and plants.
We’ll be out every day on the river in boats or walking in the forest. Students
will learn ecology field techniques from us and how successful conservation
efforts work from the experts – the local people and conservationists
Program Fee $2970. Three hours course credit which satisfies the Biology major
Area A lab/field requirement, counts as a 500-level course or as an elective.
SEMINAR ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND LEADERSHIP - INAS 425– Section 601
(WW II, the Normandy
D-Day Invasion, and Modern Europe)
An interdisciplinary study of the evolving meaning of
globalization, global citizenship and leadership for students who want to make
a difference in their world. Students will be introduced to the relational
leadership model and its components to recognize and appreciate the differences
between the culture and systems of the United States and the culture and
systems of the area visited. This will be achieved through readings,
pre-departure seminar lectures/discussions, field experience in the countries
visited (Britain and France), journaling, and two reflection or research
papers. Travel dates are May 14-22,
2014. We will visit museums and cultural
sites in London, Portsmouth (to cross the English Channel via boat), the
Normandy/Caen D-Day memorials/cemeteries, Bayeux Tapestry, Rouen, and Paris.
The destinations visited will give a requisite historic understanding of the
origins of globalization and the appreciation necessary for active citizenship
and leadership in today’s world characterized as the information age.
Ten 1.5 hour classes commencing mid-February explore the
events of WW II that introduced the modern era to new forces of globalization
and the continuing need for a still evolving definition of global citizenship,
cross-cultural awareness, and relational leadership as reflected in today’s
Europe and the USA. If interested,
please contact Dr. Frank Ardaiolo in Campus Center 238 (email@example.com) for details.
You must be enrolled on the trip to take this course for credit as part of your
spring 2014 semester courses. However, you can do just the travel portion
without registering for the course. The
travel costs c. $3213 includes all transportation, entrance fees, all accommodations,
all breakfasts and 5 dinners. Financial aid may be able to assist with tuition.
Nine cultural event credits (pending
Short Term Programs Through Study Abroad Providers
Each summer, Winthrop students are able to participate in other study abroad programs offered by US colleges and universities and reputable study abroad organizations. Note that each program has its own specific academic objective, length of study, program fee, and scholarship opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following programs. For more information, please visit the study abroad online portal at http://winthrop.abroadoffice.net/index.html to search for summer programs.
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