Short-term study abroad courses include an 8- to 10-day international component that takes place during the spring semester.
Courses offered include:
On Stage: Live in London
Guatemala and the Faces of Justice / Working for Justice in Guatemala
Understanding Fair Trade in Costa Rica
Offered during the spring semester, On Stage: Live in London is a survey course of the history of theater, with an emphasis on the experiential study of the contemporary English-speaking theatre.
In a series of weekly on-campus seminars, led by Thomas Stretton Jr., Ed.D., students will explore the traditions and nature of British and American theatre.
The course will culminate with a week of seminars and theater performances in London, England during which students will experience and analyze a variety of dramatic and musical-dramatic works.
The three-credit course has no prerequisites and fulfills the Aesthetic Appreciation core requirement in The Explorations or can be counted towards fulfilling English major/minor degree requirements or general-elective credits.
In addition to regular tuition/fees, there is a charge of approximately $3,200. This fee is dependent on enrollment and covers airfare, hotel, ground transportation in the UK, all theater tickets, planned excursions and cultural activities, and all breakfasts and dinners.
ECG 200 “Faces of Guatemala and Justice” offers the chance to spend spring break in a Guatemalan town on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan. In preparation for the trip, students study aspects of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the Guatemalan people. The weeklong immersion experience will take place at the internationally recognized San Lucas Toliman Mission.
As part of global engagement in this Mayan community, students will observe first-hand the successful application of Catholic Relief Services’ Integral Human Development model, learn from discussions with community leaders about a wide variety of projects, work alongside community members in coffee production, home construction, and sustainable farming, and participate in many other rich cultural, religious, and educational opportunities.
Following the trip and informed with the knowledge and experience acquired in San Lucas, students will understand the deep connections the United States has to other global communities.
ECG 300 “Working for Justice in Guatemala” combines the study of the United States connections with this Central American country and an immersion experience in San Lucas Toliman Mission, an internationally recognized model of Integral Human Development.
After a thorough preparation concerning the history and culture of Guatemala, students spend spring break in a Guatemalan town on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan.
During the weeklong global community experience, students have the opportunity to learn from community leaders about a wide variety of projects (fair-trade coffee production, home construction, sustainable farming, road improvements, etc.), work alongside community members, and participate in many other rich cultural, religious, and educational opportunities.
Upon return, students consult with Catholic Relief Services and learn how to promote and advocate for Integral Human Development in Guatemala. This aspect of the course might involve advocacy in Congress regarding long-term development aid or by organizing and leading fair-trade projects.
Professors Raquel Green and Jerry Zurek will accompany you on all aspects of the trip.
For further information, contact Study Abroad Coordinator Nick Uliano, Ed.D., at 610-902-8383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if you have already taken your ECG courses, you may choose to take either Guatemala course as an elective.
Currently enrolling students, Understanding Fair Trade in Costa Rica is a three-credit ECG 300 or general-elective course that will be offered during the spring semester, 2014.
Students taking the course for ECG credit must have completed ECG 100 and ECG 200; there are no prerequisites for students taking the course for elective credit.
The course consists of weekly classes focusing on fair-trade issues in Costa Rica, as well as a study tour portion during spring break 2014.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about and visit fair- and free-trade cooperatives and plantations, travel to the Arenal volcano area, and be guided through the rainforest canopy via a sky trek.
There is an additional fee of $2,599 for this course, which covers airfare, hotel accommodation, breakfast and dinner, and tours of each of the areas highlighted during the in-class discussions.