These are trips led by MSSU faculty for academic credit in 2013. MSSU students who have a 2.5 GPA and full-time status are eligible for $750 study abroad grants. Please contact the faculty group leader to apply.
International Media Seminar in Paris, March 22-31. A week-long seminar at the American University of Paris featuring sessions with international journalists, diplomats, Parisian writers, media executives and TV personalities. Program includes media tours and plenty of free time for visiting historic sites and experiencing Parisian culture. Estimated cost is $2,473 before $750 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in COMM 380 (2 hours) in Spring 2013. Contact Professors Rhonda Clark or Olive Sullivan for additional details.
Community Health in the British Virgin Islands, April 4-12. Students in nursing, dental hygiene, and respiratory therapy will conduct screenings, physical assessments, and home health visits while also administering immunizations and providing individualized education at clinics. Estimated cost is $2,275 before $750 study abroad grant. Students must be enrolled in one of the following four courses for Spring 2013: DH 301 (1 hour), NURS 450 (5 hours), RESP 125 (3 hours), or RESP 313 (3 hours). Contact Professors Grace Ayton, Diane Moore, or Janice Dunaway for additional information.
China: Global Economic Leader, May 12-25. Five days will be spent in Beijing, two in Xian, and five in Shanghai. In Beijing, students will concentrate on historical, cultural, and political aspects; in Xian, historical and cultural; and in Shanghai, business. The culturally rich traditions of China and international businesses will enable participants to have a greater appreciation for the globalization of business. Estimated cost is $3,500 before $750 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in IB 498 (3 hours) or ACCT 498 (3 hours) for Summer 2013. Contact Professor Chris Moos for additional details.
Caribbean Animal Behavior: A Focus on Marine and Tropical Species, June 9-23 (course begins on June 3). Focuses on the field of marine and topical animal behavior from a psychological perspective. In Belize, the group will have multiple opportunities to observe tropical and marine animals in their natural environment. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Caracol or ATM – important cities in Mayan history, Barton Creek, Monkey River, Silk Caye, Caulker Caye, and Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve. Estimated cost is $2,460 before $750 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in PSY 498 (3 hours) for Summer 2013. Contact Professor Karen Kostan for additional details.
A Tale of Two Cities: London and Paris, June 8-23 (course begins on June 3). Students will spend 12 days in London exploring such topics as urban renewal, cultural/ethnic diversity, the impact of the 2012 Olympics, the BBC, religion, public space, and crime prevention and security. Three days in Paris will round out the experience and give participants the opportunity to compare and contrast two global cities. Estimated cost is $3,000 before $750 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in INTS 498 (3 hours) for Summer 2013. Contact Professor Chad Stebbins for additional details.
Summer Study Abroad in Quito, Ecuador, May 18 to June 15. An immersion program at La Universidad de las Americas that includes classes in the morning, activities in the afternoon, and weekend excursions to Otavalo, Baños, and volcanoes and hot springs. Students will be able to participate in extracurricular activities around Quito, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its history and beauty. Estimated cost is $3,143 before $750 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in SPAN 399 (3 hours) for Summer 2013. Contact Professor Susana Liso for additional details.
Summer in Sweden, May 23 to June 27. Students will complete a Swedish Photography Seminar (3 hours) with Swedish photographer Örjan Henriksson and an Art of Scandinavia seminar (3 hours) during weekend field trips to world-class museums and galleries in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Berlin. Participants will stay at the Mullsjö Folkhögskola during the week and enjoy an intercultural experience in a setting of beautiful lakes and villages. Estimated cost is $6,654 before scholarships. Contact Professor Devon Estes for additional details.
Summer Study Abroad in Ansbach, Germany, May 14 to June 14. The first three weeks will be spent at the University of Ansbach and will include small language and culture missions to enable students to explore varied aspects of life in the local community as well as historical and cultural sites in the vicinity and short field trips to Nuremberg, Rothenburg, and Munich. During the last week the group will travel and visit historic sites in Austria (Innsbruck and Salzburg), the northern tip of Italy, Switzerland, the Neuschwanstein Castle and Lake Constance. Estimated cost is $3,681 before $750 study abroad grant. Students enroll in GER 204 or 419 (3 hours) for Summer 2013. Contact Professor Sabine Cramer for additional details.
ClarinetFest to Rome and Assisi, Italy, July 21 to August 3. The trip will center around the four-day International Clarinet Association conference in Assisi. It includes an extensive stay in Rome to take advantage of the culture through daily experiences and the visitation of historical sites. Estimated cost is $2,400 before $750 study abroad grant. Students enroll in MUS 498 (1 hour) for Summer 2013. Contact Professor Cheryl Cifelli for additional details.