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ACES in Costa Rica: VIDA Pre-Vet Study Tour

Faculty Contact

Sarah Albert, salbert2@illinois.edu

Credit

ANSC 398 - 2 credits, Fall Semester

Program Summary

This is a high quality educational program for those who wish to gain clinical and practical experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine. The VIDA program focuses mainly on the sterilization of felines and canines in field clinics; however, participants will also gain experience in working with large animals. Volunteers who participate in our program will have an interactive and unique experience that can only be obtained with VIDA.

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ACES in Sierra Leone

Faculty Contact

Paul McNamara, mcnamar1@illinois.edu

Credit

ACE 499 - 3 credits, Fall Semester

Program Highlights

Broaden your understanding of the roles of governance, management, and policy in international development. Each year the course focuses on a contemporary topic related to food security and health and will include cultural/historical tours as well as first hand exposure to the practice of development.

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ACES in South Africa: Children and Families Service Learning

Faculty Contact

Jan Brooks, dickson@illinois.edu

Credit

HDFS 379 - 3 credits, Fall & Alternating Spring Semesters

Program Highlights

The trip to Cape Town will feature cultural/historical tours and 2 weeks of volunteer work. Volunteer work will focus on childcare, child health, health care, children with special needs, and community projects including agricultural production and marketing, and possibly small animal clinics in Cape Town and surrounding townships.

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ACES in Morocco

Faculty Contact

Mosbah Kushad, kushad@illinois.edu

Credit

HORT 298 - 3 credits, Fall Semester

Program Highlights

This faculty-led study trip will provide experiential learning in Morocco to expose you to the similarities and differences of the international horticulture industry. Morocco is the most diverse of any African country, culturally, ethnically and agriculturally. You will be exposed to citrus, olives, and more. In addition, students will learn about the culture, both traditional and modern, of this diverse country.

ACES in Tanzania

Faculty Contact

TBA

Credit
  • NRES 285 or ANSC 398 - 2 credits
  • OR
  • NRES 293 - 2 credits Fall/Spring Semesters
Program Highlights

Students will attend courses at the world renowned College of African Wildlife Management-Mweka (Mweka) and participate in selected projects that reflect the multifaceted demands facing conservationists in Africa. The curriculum focuses on how changes in land use and resource availability in Tanzanian ecosystems can be managed to assist local communities while conserving biodiversity.

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ACES in Costa Rica: Soil Diversity and Land Use

Faculty Contact

Kevin McSweeney, mcsween@illinois.edu

Credit

NRES 285 - 2 credits, Fall Semester of every even year (Runs Next: Fall 2018)

Program Highlights

This course is designed to provide students with an intensive introduction to soil diversity and associated land use systems including their human dimensions across the humid, montane and drier regions of Costa Rica. You will be grouped in multicultural teams employing a peer-learning approach that combines local community knowledge and more formal professional expertise to better understand human dimensions of land management systems.

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ACES in New Zealand

Faculty Contact

TBA

Credit

NRES 285 or ANSC 398 - 2 credits

ACES in Botswana

Faculty Contact

Robert Schooley, mschooley@illinois.edu

Credit
  • NRES 285 or ANSC 398 - 2 credits
  • OR
  • NRES 293 - 4 credits
  • Spring Semester
Program Highlights

This two-month course will equip students with an ability to decipher and adapt research techniques to field studies. We have teamed up with Wildlife Africa Conservation Team (Wildlife ACT), the only wildlife monitoring organizations in Africa to provide students access to sustainable research and monitoring projects. The course includes both scientific and social aspects to data collection in an attempt to prepare students for their interactions with communities and different cultures.

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ACES/SAO: GLBL 298: Sustainability in the Bahamas

Faculty Contact

Soo-Yeun Lee, soolee@illinois.edu

Credit

ACES 298 - 1 credit & GLBL 298 - 3 credits, Fall Semester

Program Highlights

This special James Scholar Program, introduces you to the concept of sustainability in biological, historical and cultural contexts, and examines the factors that could imperil society as the human population grows. The island of Eleuthera will provide you with a window into the sustainability challenges to human development and quality of life faced throughout the developing world.

James Scholar applicants only

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International Business Immersion Program

Faculty Contact

Jessa Barnard, jbecker2@illinois.edu

Credit

ACE 436 - 4 credits, Spring Semester & ACE 199 - 1 credit, Fall Semester

Program Highlights

The primary goal of IBIP is to prepare the next generation of globally literate entrepreneurial leaders to identify and respond to challenges associated with business operations in the global marketplace. The program destination alternates every year between China, Europe, and South America. Prepare yourself for a career in the global marketplace!

The program destination changes every year.

This year's location is still to be determined.