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Trips Around the World

 

Study Abroad Trips

Bimini

Bimini - Biology

Fall Trip - JJ

Tropical Ecology: Bimini and Sharks
October 10 to October 16
Dr. Langford


Permission from Instructor: This field course will introduce you to the ecology of a tropical region. While ecology can be taught in the classroom, it is primarily a field science. One can describe the effects of fire, drought, predation, or competition in a lecture, but this is no substitute for seeing and experiencing the interactions between species and their environment in a natural setting. This course provides an opportunity for you to be immersed in a field setting and experience the science of ecology first-hand. We will spend the first part of the semester at Florida Southern College learning about the history, geology, and ecology of the tropical area we will visit for the field portion of the course as well as learning techniques for collecting field data. The field study portion of the course will be spent looking at the different environmental and biological factors which structure the plant and animal communities of our field site. Specifically, for this course, we will learn about the sharks (and many other organism we see) of the Bimini field site as we encounter them and we will learn about the role these organisms play in the tropical ecosystem
Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Education

Fall Trip - JJ

Costa Rica – A Close Look at Diverse Education
October 10 to October 17
Dr. Bernardo Blanco


Students on this trip will explore the organization of communities and school systems in rural Costa Rica. We will immerse ourselves within the local classroom observing and preparing them to teach English to Costa Rican students and visit rural schools in the province of Guanacaste Nandayure and/or Tilaran. We will also visit two working plantations to ascertain what education might be needed to assist them produce a better margin in their trading of products. There will still be plenty of time to go horseback riding, visit the Arenal Volcano and hot water springs, and spend the day exploring the city of San Jose.
Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

A Journey through Eastern Europe
October 9 to October 18
Dr. Allen


Travel through Eastern Europe where you’ll be exposed to the rich and diverse history of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest. Beginning in Prague, you’ll walk through Old Town and across the Charles Bridge, and spend time in the Castle District exploring the Old Royal Palace and St. Vitus Cathedral. On the way to Vienna you’ll stop in Salzburg to visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle; once in Vienna you’ll tour the Imperial Palace, St. Stephens Cathedral, Mozart’s house and more. The final stops on the tour will take you to Bratislava and Budapest where you’ll have the chance to discover Heroes Square, Bratislava Castle, and the Blue Church.
Ecuador

Ecuador - Multi-disciplined

Winter Trip - JJ

Andes and Amazon Adventure
December 10 to December 17
Dr. Herbertz


This junior journey is geared toward adventurers. The trip includes hiking through the Papallacta volcanic hot springs as well as the amazon jungle, crossing the Andes, visiting El Pailon Del Diablo waterfall and the Rio Pastaza Canyon, and white water rafting along the Napo River. Along with these activities, students will be exposed to Ecuadorian culture by exploring Quito and the Mitrad del Mundo, as well as Independence Plaza and the Government Palace. In Baños students will visit the indigenous Kichwa community as well as the Amazon Animal Rescue Center in Tena.
Ecuador

Ecuador - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

A South American Adventure: Exploring the Inca history and Ecuadorian culture and society
October 10 to October 18
Dr. Garcia


This course will try to explore various aspects of the history, people and culture of Ecuador. It will focus on the rich Inca civilization that flourished in the Andes before the Spanish conquest. In addition, students will stay with Ecuadorian host families and experience firsthand the rich culture, foods and daily life of people in this South American country
France

France - Multi-disciplined

Winter Trip - JJ

Paris-The City of Lights
December 10 to December 17
J. Hornick


This course will explore the history and culture of the French people and the city of Paris. Participants will learn about the culture, art, and architecture of Paris and will experience the holiday magic of the city from both land and water.
Greece

Greece - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

Cruising the Greek Isles
October 10 to October 18
Dr. Back


Cruise through the Greek Isles stopping at ports of call including Piraeus, Mykonos, Heraklion, and Athens. Each day will include tours of major attractions including the Parthenon, Acropolis, Crete Palace, and Cave of the Apocalypse. Learn about the history and modern day culture of Greece.
Hawaii

Hawaii - Multi-disciplined

Winter Trip - JJ

Adventure and Culture on the Big Island of Hawaii
December 10 to December 21
Dr. Gasper


This person will engage students with an in-person introduction to the beautiful diversity of landscapes and culture present on the Big Island of Hawaii. Students will participate in excursions to a variety of different ecosystems, including Volcanoes National Park, a tropical rainforest, and a coffee plantation. Students will also gain exposure to traditional Hawaiian culture through a Luau dinner, a Honey Bee Farm, and a coffee plantation tour. Other activities will include a snorkeling cruise, whale watching, and a zipline tour through a tropical rainforest, and short hikes to different ecological areas of the island.
Italy

Italy - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

Italian Cultural Engagement
October 10 to October 18
Dr. LaFrance


The trip offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Italy and become culturally immersed through a variety of activities. The experience consists of travel through four major cities, guided city and historical site tours, mountainside excursions, as well as daily interaction with local populace.
Italy

Italy - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

Italy (Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast)
October 9 to October 18
Dr. Cazalas


Travel through Italy, visiting sites of historic importance (e.g., Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum) in Rome and the Southeast region of Italy, including Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, and Positano. Observe (in discussion and through journaling) the history, geography, geology, and ecology, and socio-economic makeup of Italy.
Japan

Japan - Sociology

Winter Trip - JJ

Japan: Business, Cultural, and Historical Aspects
December 10 to December 18
Dr. Quilliam


An exploration of business, cultural, and historical aspects in Japan.
New York

New York - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

Art in New York
October 10 to October 16
Dr. Alexander Rich


New York City has been the epicenter of the art world since the middle of the 20th Century and remains the go-to destination to study art to this day. Throughout the five boroughs and beyond, the opportunity to immerse oneself in art history and the inner-workings of the art world in New York City is incomparable. Whether it be timeless works of art at MoMA or the Met, transient installations along the High Line, or a Broadway show in Times Square, this is the city where art past and present meet and where art history truly comes to life. It will be a thrilling whirlwind of a trip — and one in which you will get to experience the culture of New York City at its fullest.
Peru

Peru - Chemistry-Permission from Instructor

Fall Trip - JJ

Food and Chemistry in Peru
October 10 to October 17
Dr. Carmen Gauthier


Permission from Instructor - This course will give students exposure to the chemistry, history and environmental impacts of food in Peru. The fusion of multiple cultures in Peru has produced a cuisine that has become one of the jewels of world gastronomy. Students will attend courses at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, tour local food industries, and meet with chefs to understand the unique aspects of Peruvian cuisine.
Romania

Romania - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

Dracula in Transylvania, Romania: Medieval Fortresses and Castles
October 10 to October 18
Instructor: Marina Morgan


This course will explore various locations in Transylvania, Romania, with an emphasis on its medieval and contemporary history, society, architecture, and culture. It will also explore the origins of the myth and legend of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula. The course will start in Bucharest, spending time visiting historical sites while being immersed in the Romanian culture. The trip will continue to Transylvania, located in central Romania, home of countless myths and legends.
Switzerland & Italy

Switzerland & Italy - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

Global Health Organizations
October 10 to October 18
Dr. Krause


This travel course introduces students to international organizations focused on humanitarianism and global health, an interdisciplinary field exploring major health problems, interventions, and policies impacting the health status and well-being of all persons. The primary focus is on the role of international health organizations in disease prevention and health promotion, as well as the impact of health interventions on developing regions and areas of conflict throughout the world. Students learn first-hand about the challenges in running these global health organizations, while also exploring various cultural and historical sites in Geneva, Switzerland and Florence and Rome, Italy.