Short-term study abroad programs set for winter, spring breaks
Photo courtesy of Marrissa Ballard ’17 (Oxford, summer 2015)
Salve Regina faculty will lead students to all corners of the globe this winter and spring through short-term study abroad opportunities offered by the Office of International Programs. These popular study abroad programs combine academics with hands-on learning, cultural engagement and exploration.
Short-term study abroad programs are open to students from all class years and majors who are eager to internationalize their education and expand their worldview.
The deadline to register for winter break programs is Oct. 15, while the deadline to register for the spring break program in Austria and the summer Camino de Santiago program is Nov. 15. For more information, or to apply, visit the short-term study abroad webpage.
Belize: Jan. 3-14, 2016
BIO275: Tropical Biology with Dr. Jameson Chace
Through intensive field exploration of ecosystems on land and sea, students will be introduced to a great diversity of tropical habitats. Participants will experience more than 200 species of birds and mammals, snorkel at the Tobacco Caye Marine Station, hike to headwater streams high in the Mayan mountains and study at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Five Blue Lakes National Park.
Morocco: Jan. 3-16, 2016
ENG/GLO399: The Cultures of Morocco with Dr. Sally Gomaa and Dr. Chad Raymond
Students will explore the multiple cultural definitions of Morocco in order to understand the significance of the Islamic expansion into the Maghreb, the Moorish conquests, colonization and the modernist era of independence. Participants will see UNESCO world heritage sites in Meknes, visit the walled city of Fes el Bali, experience the seaside capital of Rabat, explore the plazas and bazaars of Marrakech and tour the Hassan Il Mosque in Casablanca.
Please note: This program has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Austria: March 16-26, 2016
MSC399: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven: In the Footsteps of the Masters with Peter Davis
Students will immerse themselves in the cultural and historical context of these composers, touring the churches and public buildings they visited, the houses in which they lodged, and the palaces, concert halls and salons in which they performed. Participants will visit Mozart’s birth city of Salzburg, see the baroque monastery and Bruckner organ in St. Florian, learn about Mozart’s time in Vienna at the Figaro House and tour the gardens at Schonbrunn Palace.
In addition, during the summer of 2016, faculty will lead short-term programs in Charleston (S.C.), Ireland, Oxford, Rome and Spain (Seville and the Camino de Santiago).