2017 Faculty-Led Program Announcement!

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

We have finalized the line-up for the 2017 faculty-led programs!

If you are unfamiliar with our faculty-led programs, they are essentially study abroad opportunities during the winter, spring, and summer breaks led by Towson faculty, ranging from 2-6 weeks.

Without further ado…

05eac745-6cc6-4ced-bb86-0b36a4e6e79cMINIMESTER:

SPRING BREAK:

SUMMER:

Not sure if a program is right for you? Contact an advisor at studyabroad@towson.edu!

Countdown to OCTOBER 15!

Don’t forget, if you’re interest in attending a Minimester 2015 faculty-led program the deadline for application is October 15. Remember the programs are first-come, first-served and several of our programs are nearly full.

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions. We can be reached by phone at 410-704-2451 or by email at studyabroad@towson.edu.

Here’s a look at our January destinations!

Minimester 2015

  1. United Kingdom/CRMJ Crime and Punishment Cross-Nationally, UK
  2. United Kingdom/MCOM – Corporate Communication in the UK
  3. France/MKTG Marketing in the Shadow of Bordeaux Vineyards, France
  4. Puerto Rico/ECED Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Settings, Puerto Rico
  5. Dominican Republic/NURSHealth Professions in the Dominican Republic
  6. Italy/ITAL – History of Venice from the Maritime Republic to the Modern Days
  7. Guatemala/SPAN – Spanish Language and Indigenous Cultures in Antigua
  8. Puerto Rico & DR/KNESSugarball 2015: Sport in the Global Marketplace, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

October 15 is also the deadline for students interested in traveling abroad for the Spring 2015 semester. If you have not yet been to an information session, please join us for one as soon as you can! They are offered every day from Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. in Psychology 408 and they are the first step to studying abroad on a long-term program.

Towson Abroad: How Big is Your World?

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Dual Language Learners in Puerto Rico

Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Settings, Puerto Rico

San Juan Puerto Rico Study abroad

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Photo Courtesy of Treehugger.com

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Courses: ECED 460 Teaching Dual Language Learners, ECED 670 Special Topics, ECED 494 Travel Study, ECED 794 (Grad) Travel Study

Fearless Leader: Dr. Judith Cruzado-Guerrero 

Excursions: Visits to Old San Juan, El Yunque Rainforest, Tres Cabezas, and Piñones

Did you know Puerto Rico’s mascot is a tree frog found only in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rican Coqui mascot

Puerto Rican Coqui, Photo Courtesy of greenantilles.com

To see the program click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Sport in the Global Marketplace in Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic

Sugarball 2015: Sport in the Global Marketplace, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

San Juan, Puerto Rico Study Abroad

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Photo Courtesy of bartstevens.com

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Courses (Choose one of the following): KNES 285 Sport: A Cross Cultural Perspective, KNES 494 Sport and Human Performance in Global Perspective, CLST 370 Special Topics in Cultural Studies

Fearless Leaders: Dr. Ryan King-WhiteProfessor Jake Bustad 

Excursions: Visits to multinational sporting and entertainment venues, attendance at local baseball games, and a visit to El Yunque National Forest

Did you know Puerto Rico has over 270 miles of beaches? What better way to spend a frosty winter break?

Need some tips before you make up your mind? Check out this site!

To see the program click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Marketing in France

Marketing in the Shadow of Bordeaux Vineyards, France

Bordeaux and Paris, France

Courses: MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing OR MKTG 495 Independent Research

Fearless Leader: Prof. Philippe Duverger

Excursions: Paris to see the Louvre and Versailles

Did you know the historical part of Bordeaux is a UNESCO world heritage site? Brush up on your world heritage!

Need tips on how to pack and what to expect to see and experience? Check out this site!

To see the Horizons program page click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Health Professions in the Dominican Republic

Health Professions in the Dominican Republic: Culture, Food, Environment, and Health

Courses: Nursing 416 Multicultural Healthcare OR Nursing 494/594 Travel Study OR Health 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society OR HLTH 494/594 Travel Study

Fearless Leaders: Professor Bonnie Fuller and Professor Andrea Brace

Site visits: health care institutions and organizations such as local hospitals, clinics or non-profit organizations, schools and farms in the local area

Did you know the Dominican Republic is known for its national drink: coffee, its top export: cocoa beans, and its love of baseball?  Coffee, chocolate, and baseball–what more could you want?

Want to know more about the pristine beaches, tasty food, and more? Check out this site!

To see the Horizons program page click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: History of Venice in Italy

History of Venice from the Maritime Republic to the Modern Days

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Venice, Italy

Courses: ITAL 101-301 OR ITAL 370 and ITAL 494

Fearless Leader: Dr. Margherita Pampinella-Cropper

Excursions: Isle of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, the city of Verona, and a weekend trip to Florence

Did you know Venice is held up by wood pilings on the 118 submerged islands in the Northern end of the Adriatic Sea? No wonder it looks like a magical floating city!

Are you a little nervous about traveling to a city that floats?  Check out this site for tips!

To see the Horizons program page, click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Spanish Language and Indigenous Cultures in Guatemala

Spanish Language and Indigenous Cultures in Antigua

Antigua Guatemala, Study Abroad

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

Courses (Students may take 3 or 6 credits): SPAN101-302SPAN 370 Pronunciation and Oral Expression, SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar, SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation 

Fearless Leader: Leticia Romo

Excursions: Visit to a coffee plantation, a weekend excursion to Lake Atitlan, and a weekend visit of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal with a canopy zipline tour

Did you know Guatemala is home to 33 volcanoes? If that’s not hot enough for you, Guatemala is the birth place of the first chocolate bar.  But remember, the Mayans mixed the chocolate with chili peppers, hence ‘hot’ chocolate.  

Want to get familiar with Antigua before you go? Check out this site for more information!

To see the program click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Communication in the UK

Corporate Communication in the UK

 

Courses: MCOM 479 Special Topics in Mass Communication OR COMM 470 Special Topics in Communication

Fearless Leader: Professor Lisa Turowski

Excursions: Guided sightseeing tour of London, theatre performance in London, tour of Westminster Abbey, and a day long excursion to Bath and Stonehenge

Did you know it took 1,600 years to build Stonehenge and it would take 600 men to move one stone? Well, you get to see it all! Want a preview? Check it out here!

To see the program click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Criminal Justice in the UK

Crime and Punishment Cross-Nationally, UK

Big Ben, London, England, UK, Study abroad

Students explore London in the Minimester 2014, Photo by TU student, Brent Thorwood

London, United Kingdom

Course: CRMJ 311 Crime and Punishment Cross-Nationally

Fearless Leader: Dr. Elyshia Aseltine

ExcursionsTower of London, visit to the British Supreme Court, watching trials in the Inns of Court, local prison tour, Home Office, and a guided Jack the Ripper walking tour

Did you know: the Tower of London was founded in 1066 with the Norman Conquest of England?  The Tower is actually a castle – and you’ll get to see it! Check out a preview at this site!

To see the Horizons program page click here!