Short-term study abroad courses take place at Cabrini, but include an 8- to 10-day international component during the spring semester.
Upcoming opportunities include:
Studying the European Union in the Czech Republic
Studying Water Management in Peru
Studying Justice in Guatemala
Gender, Globalization, and Post-Socialism - Spring 2016
Short-term Study Abroad in Vienna, Austria, and Praque, Czech Republic
This spring-2016 course includes a trip to Europe during Spring Break 2016, which is Feb. 28 – March 6. The exact timeframe for the trip will be listed here.
The price is $3,849 and includes airfare, hotel accommodation, breakfast/dinner, and tours of each of the areas.
A non-refundable $300 deposit is due by Feb. 1, 2015.
This course is designed for students who wish to gain a broader understanding of the Czech Republic and its position within the European Union.
Students will not only enhance their knowledge of the Czech Republic and the social/political issues within, but also develop a deeper understanding of social justice issues that play an important role in Czech society as a means of improving global awareness and appreciation of their own and other cultures through a travel experience abroad.
In this course, students will examine the Czech Republic from a post-communism perspective. Students will focus on the government and economy after the 2004 entrance into the European Union.
As one of 28 European Union (EU) countries, competition for foreign direct investment (FDI) is intense. Similarly, the Czech Republic has significant social and political issues relating to education, birthrate, gender inequality, and corruption that affect inward FDI.
Students will look at the position of the Czech Republic within the EU and gain an understanding of the effect of corruption on Czech society. Students will also visit the United Nations International Trade Center in Vienna to get a better understanding of the laws of international trade within the European Union.
Students will tour the cities of Prague and Vienna, emphasizing business, government, and cultural sites within the cities.
Please contact Professor Womack at email@example.com or Dr. McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Study in Peru - Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices - Spring 2015
Students are invited to participate in a Study Abroad experience to Peru by taking Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices, a three-credit science course taught by David Dunbar, Ph.D., and Oscar Ortega (Prerequisite: ECG 200).
Through an interdisciplinary approach, this course provides knowledge of the theory and practice of this water resource management and sustainable practices and the investigation of urban and rural water issues from the environmental management perspective.
These topics will stimulate a critical examination of the historical and conceptual antecedents. With a focus on water resource management, these topics will also provide experience with the complex challenges of utilizing renewable energy in a sustainable manner.
The course will review the ecosystem approach to understanding water as a resource and how science, policy, decision-making, ethics, and corporate approaches each play an important role in the management of water in the urban setting. Peru will be examined through case studies.
Beyond providing a basic introduction to water resource management and sustainable development concepts, the objective of this course is to bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by taking students behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives.
Students travelling to Peru will step outside their comfort zones through adventure excursions and culture immersion.
Throughout the course, students will participate in a cohort of between two and five students, working on a capstone project focused on a social entrepreneurial endeavor. The course will culminate in student presentations of capstone projects.
The cost of the program in Peru is $4,200 per participant, plus the cost of round-trip airfare between the US and Lima, Peru, currently estimated at approximately $1,000.
ECG 200 - “Faces of Guatemala and Justice” - Spring 2015
This course 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 week-long 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” - Spring 2015
This course 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 about any of these courses, contact Study Abroad Coordinator Nick Uliano, Ed.D., at 610-902-8383 or email@example.com.
Please note that if you have already taken your ECG courses, you may choose to take either Guatemala course as an elective.