Laura Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANSC 398 - 2 credits, Fall Semester
If you are a student seeking a hands-on, mind-enriching, service learning experience with animals, VIDA is the right program for you!
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.Apply for this program
Crystal Allen, email@example.com
Wildtrax Explorations presents students with a hands-on experience in the conservation of natural and cultural resources across wilderness, rural, and urban regions of Tanzania. The diverse courses provide the foundation concerning the interface of ecology and wildlife management. Scientific principles and human dimensions are used to explain current strategies and techniques for managing natural and cultural resources.
Our curriculum focuses on how changes in land use and resource availability in Tanzanian ecosystems can be managed to assist local communities while conserving biodiversity. Experiencing the socio-political and ecological variables in Tanzania will yield an understanding of culture and life that is vital to successful conservation efforts.Apply for this program
Kevin McSweeney, firstname.lastname@example.org
NRES 285 - 2 credits, Fall Semester of every even year (Runs Next: Fall 2018)
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.
Paul McNamara, email@example.com
ACE 499 - 3 credits
Broaden your understanding of the roles of governance, management, and policy through participation in a two week study abroad course in Sierra Leone. We will observe agricultural and forestry businesses and projects, speak with policy makers and development leaders, and learn from our local colleagues. Prior to the short-course at Njala University, students will spend approximately one week traveling by bus in Sierra Leone to gain a first-hand experience in the challenges of policy and management at the agriculture and environment interface. We will conduct a service project in conjunction with a local development project and we will work with our colleagues from Njala University (several students and one professor) on this project.
Jan Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org
HDFS 379 - 3 credits
• Introduction to South African history, politics, and legacy of apartheid.
• Role of youth in liberation struggle.
• Post-apartheid society.
• Families and Children; educational policy, family dynamics
• Post-apartheid challenges: HIV/AIDS, poverty, crime
The trip to Cape Town will feature cultural/historical tours and 2 weeks of volunteer work. Volunteer work will focus on HIV/AIDS education, childcare, health care, and community projects in Cape Town and surrounding townships.
Robert Schooley, email@example.com
This three-week course, gives students the opportunity to gain valuable field experience while meeting and learning from many different researchers, NGOs, and wildlife managers. Students will be equiped with the ability to apply appropriate research techniques to field studies. Overviews of wildlife ecology, behavior, conservation and research theory are included in the course to provide preparation for interactions with wildlife, communities, and different cultures.Apply for this program
ACES 298 - 1 credit & GLBL 298 - 3 credits, Fall Semester
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 onlyApply for this program
Jessa Barnard, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACE 436 - 4 credits, Spring Semester & ACE 199 - 1 credit, Fall Semester
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!
This year's location is still to be determined.
Alfred Roca, email@example.com
ANSC 398 - 2 credits
Study wildlife in South Africa, from the scientific setting to the natural environment! This trip is a small group led by a professional field guide, for a more personal and focused study tour. Highlights on previous tours have included: identification of leopards including mating pairs in the African bush, observing hierarchical system of feeding at a lion kill, discussion and field observation of elephant overpopulation effects on natural environments, and exclusive behind the scenes visits to Southern Africa's most successful wildlife rehabilitation center.
Xinlei Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABE 397- 3 credits
Students will spend approximately 20 hours per week working in research labs and participating in an introductory Chinese Language and Culture Course. This course will introduce you to Chinese language and culture and will allow you the opportunity to conduct independent research at Zhejiang University. Students will also travel to industries in China related to the specific area of study, and visit cultural sites including West Lake in Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing.
David Rosch, email@example.com
This short, immersion trip to central Italy will emphasize "Leaders in Roman History", which focuses on how leadership decisions influence society and vice versa. We particularly focus on the Roman Empire, the Vatican, the times of Machiavelli in Florence, the Venetian Doges of the 15th and 16th Century, and the modern Euro state. Students will also get to experience tours of the Vatican, St. Peter's Square, Roman Coliseum, Ancient City, Tuscan winery, Florence, Venice, and many more!
Christy Lleras, firstname.lastname@example.org
HDFS 379- 3 hours
The goal of this program is to immerse students in an intensive research experience. This component consists of guided fieldwork, direct community engagement, historical sites related to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and African Slave Trade, and a symposium. We will spend time in northern and southern Ghana in the cities of Paga, Bolgatanga, Tamale, Kumasi, Elmina, Cape Coast, and Accra. We will explore established and emerging theories related to identity development within extended families, and examine why and how learning about identity, family, and community in historical and contemporary Ghana can provide insight into identity development for African Americans in the U.S.