Summer 2018 Study Away Programs

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Our study away programs are about cultural, academic, and personal discovery. You will meet people from around the world and gain experiences that provide insight into international cultures and values.

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April 28 – May 7

For culinary students only.

HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel – Audrey Heckwolf & Sasha Ahmed

Explore Italian culture and history through the universal language of food. Gain firsthand knowledge and understanding about Italy through the exploration of deep-rooted regional cuisines. Develop and appreciate for this ancient culinary culture by touring exclusive regional specialties and participate in cooking classes taught by local chefs. Locations this program will visit includes Florence, Tuscan region, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, and the Island of Capri.


June 29 – July 15

HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel – Carmela Zapata & Ann Clark

This 17-day international travel course will provide students with an in-depth study of the Spanish language and culture, civilization, art, and history. While in Salamanca students will enjoy Spanish daily life with host families and experience life in a city which has been a cultural and educational center in Spain. The program will encompass daily Spanish lessons with a broad range of cultural understanding together with field trips and the opportunity to participate in the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca. Along with Salamanca other locations we will explore include: Avila, Segovia, Aveiro, and Madrid.


May 1 – 13

HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel –  Hillery Haney & Sean Mackey

As part of the HU 219 Global Studies Through International Travel course, students will be provided an in-depth study of the Moroccan culture, history, and civilization. Students will travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert and to the Gorges. Students in this group can look forward to meeting people in the various villages and cities, visiting the markets and co-operatives, eat in restaurants, bartering to purchase local goods and services, and seeing firsthand how geography impacts values and lifestyles.


May 7 – 17

HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel – Jeff Winkle & Carmela Zapata

This 11-day trip features an in-depth encounter with the history, art, architecture, and archaeology of ancient and modern Greece through expert-led site visits and personal exploration. Destinations include Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, and Thermopylae.

Costa Rica

Associate degree nursing students only.

August 9-18

ADN 215/235 Population Health and Education Concepts 1 & 2 – Sherry Knoppers & Laura Moody

Students will examine the significance of how research influences the nursing role in community transcultural nursing as well as apply nursing concepts to care of clients in Costa Rican clinics.

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