With Winthrop's Faculty-Led programs, Winthrop students can participate in a semester or summer program sponsored by Winthrop University and directed by our faculty members. Students pay tuition to Winthrop and receive Winthrop University grades and credits upon successful completion of the course. Faculty members at Winthrop offer short-term programs that range in duration from seven days over spring break, to four weeks in the summer. These programs are an ideal way for students to gain invaluable international experience while still maintaining work and family commitments at home. Upcoming programs are noted below.
***In order to receive course credit, please note that students must: (1) register for these courses in the semester in which it is offered, (2) attend class sessions during the semester per the course attendance policy, and (3) successfully complete all assignments and the travel component in order to receive the appropriate number of credit hours associated with these travel courses.***
*BADM 400 & BADM 600 (3) – CBA International Field Experience: France & Spain
March 13-22, 2015
Peggy Hager - email@example.com
*BADM 408x & BADM 608x (3 credit hours) – Microfinance International Field Experience: Panama & Bolivia
May 12-26, 2015
Dr. Laura Ullrich - firstname.lastname@example.org
BIOL323 – Tropical Watersheds and Coastal Ecology: Costa Rica (4 credit hours)
A full-semester Spring 2015 course. The Costa Rica trip will run from March 14-21, 2015.
Tropical Watershed and Coastal Ecology will expose students to topics in tropical aquatic ecology by tracing the route of a watershed from its montane source to its coastal discharge on the Pacific coast slope of Costa Rica, sampling water at intervals and taking into account the impact of watershed land use on water quality. The Catawba River watershed will be used to illustrate the topic in preparation for the Costa Rican field trip.
The course intends to provide Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Chemistry students with a science course option that includes a brief study abroad opportunity. This course falls within the area of Conservation Biology. With permission of the instructor, non-science major students may be able to enroll.
In this course students meet during a regularly-programmed semester class period, along with completing a specified number of lab sessions and local field trips designed to prepare them for the 8-day field trip to Costa Rica. After Spring Break, students analyze their samples from Costa Rica, then analyze their data and present their results orally and as a written report.
Must be able to walk a good distance over rough terrain and be in general good health.
Program fee: $1550 (includes all RT airfare, all Costa Rica ground transportation, lodging, food, lab/field supplies, park entrance fees, insurance).
Pre-requisites: Junior status, HMXP102 or equivalent, BIOL205 or 206 (or permission of the instructor).
For more information, contact Dr. Peter Phillips, Department of Biology, 112 Dalton Hall (email@example.com).
RELG 450 / RELG 312X/ RELG 315X
Peter Judge firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Sacred Spaces: Turkey 5/12-5/21
In this short-term study abroad course students will investigate the conceptual, artistic, and architectural constructs of sacred space in religious thought and practice. We examine how humans make space sacred and by so doing sacralize their world and their life within it. This phenomenon indeed influences areas of life that might not be specifically religious but become nonetheless sacred. While the contemporary world makes a clearer separation in many ways between the sacred and the secular than did the Ancient and Medieval world, moderns continue to hold times and spaces as sacred.
Travel to western Turkey will illuminate their study of religion and religious phenomena, particularly as it applies to space, worship, and spirituality connected to a sense of place. After some theoretical work and preparation for specific places, the trip will give particular attention to sites that have had sacred significance since ancient, even pre-historic, times and those (sometimes the same) that embodied the philosophy, theology, and spirituality of Late Antiquity, the Muslim and Medieval period, and modern times, as well. Through much of this, students will also come to an appreciation of how and why places become sacred spaces. Students will also research one of the sites to be visited, make a presentation on-site, and write up their research and experience in a paper.
*CHEM 123x (3 credit hours) – Nutritional Biochemistry of the Mediterranean Diet: Italy & France
May 14-26, 2015
Nicholas Grossoehme & Michelle Wolf - email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine food. Fantastic culture. Iconic sights. This combination makes perfect chemistry for a short-term study abroad adventure to Italy and France! You can soak up the Mediterranean sun and eat the Mediterranean diet, while getting 3-credits towards your general education coursework.
Travel for 10 days to Rome, Florence, Parma area, and Nice with the Winthrop University Spring 2015 course, Nutritional Biochemistry of the Mediterranean Diet (CHEM 123X). There is a multitude of science behind wine, cheese and olive oil, which you will experience first-hand overseas.
Some of the sights you will see in Rome and Florence: Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. Finish in France, where you will walk down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, visiting local markets and tasting the finest fresh foods from the Cote d’Azur.
A winery, Tuscan lunch, Olive press, cheese making, and Barilla pasta factory tour are some highlights from the culinary aspect of the class.
CHEM 123X will meet once per week during the Spring 2015 semester, with travel to Italy and France,. There are no prerequisites required for this course and ALL majors are welcome. Students will also receive Cultural Event Credit for attending the abroad portion of the trip.
Buon viaggio, bon voyage!
EDUC 200: Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty: Dominican Republic
EDUC 200, a required course for all Education Majors, is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic!
The trip includes:
Two days of exploration around Santiago and Santo Domingo
*No Spanish language skills required
Contact Dr. Rademaker (Dr. Rad) about information on the costs and details of the trip. You can reach him by email (email@example.com) or by phone (323-2595) OR stop by his office in WTS 210 for an application!
English 310: Greek Mythology - Rome, Athens, and In-Between! (3 credit hours)
Stand in the shadow of the Roman Coliseum, climb the famous Spanish steps, see Mt. Vesuvius from Pompeii, the city it destroyed in 79 AD. Afterward, sleep on an overnight ferry to mystical Delphi, then move on to Athens to experience an ancient culture and magnificent ruins that have stood for centuries. Seeing all of these sites and more is possible if you chose English 310 this spring. You will receive 3.0 credit hours and a number of cultural events credits for participation. The only prerequisite is Writing 101.
Enrollment on the tour starts at the beginning of fall semester, and space will be limited. It is quite possible that when class registration starts, no more places will remain. So, sign up early and guarantee your seat in class.
The cost for the trip will be $3,250, and Financial Aid may be able to help with funding. Each person's situation is different, so please contact Student Financial Services for information about options.
Please note that because many contact hours are delivered during the trip, the class will not last through the entire semester. For this reason, students who take the class must also participate in the travel experience. Students who would like to travel and are unable to take the course may do so on a space available basis. However, you may request financial aid for travel unless you are enrolled in the class for credit.
Participants must be reasonably physically fit--able to walk several miles per day, to climb hilly terrain, to manage luggage in hotels that may not have elevators, and to get that luggage on and off a train quickly! Porterage will not be available.
A brief itinerary is included below. For more detailed information, please contact Ann Jordan.
May 19 - Overnight flight to Rome
May 20 - Independent look at the Eternal City
May 21 – Roman Forum, Coliseum, Vatican Museum, and St. Peter’s
Free time for Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, Pantheon, etc.
May 22 – Sorrento and Mt. Vesuvius
May 23 – Pompeii and overnight ferry to Greece
May 24 – Greek countryside sights en route to Delphi.
May 25 – Delphi, Delphi Museum, Temple of Poseidon
May 26 – Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
May 27 – Free day for exploring in Athens
May 28 – Return to United States
*HIST 550 & SPAN 390x (3 credit hours) – The History & Literature of Revolutionary Cuba: 1895-2014
May 18-June 1, 2015
Dr. Adam Glover & Dr. Ginger Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
*NUTR 610 (3 credit hours) - Service Learning in Global Nutrition: Nicaragua
March 13-21, 2015
Simone Camel & Dr. Ginger Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
*SCWK 550C & NUTR 610 (3 credit hours) – International Social Work & Nutrition in St. Vincent & the Grenadines
July 11-19, 2015
Dr. Monique Constance-Huggins - firstname.lastname@example.org
This “International Social Work” study abroad to St. Vincent and the Grenadines will provide students with the educational stimulation and cultural awareness of practicing in a developing country. Students will be able to compare empowerment practice in St. Vincent with that in the U.S. They will have the opportunity to interact with individuals in their rural communities; visit poor houses and mental asylum; conduct group sessions at a youth behavioral center; and visit historical and eco-tourism sites.
The trip is from July 11th to 19th, 2015.
The estimated program fee: $1,975* - includes RT air (CLT-SVG), all SVG transportation, departure tax, lodging, and food (*estimate - subject to revision due to airfare changes).
Contact: Dr. Monique Constance-Huggins at email@example.com; 134 Bancroft Hall; Tel: 803-323-2476 for more information
The “Global Service Learning in Nutrition” trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines will provide students with the opportunity to compare approaches to food security, food system sustainability, and health care delivery issues with that of the U.S. Interaction with Vincentians will provide students the opportunity to develop cultural competence related to food and food systems, as well as gain an understanding of diet patterns from a historical perspective. Students will visit poor houses and a mental asylum; they will conduct group educational sessions and visit historical and eco-tourism sites.
The trip is from July 11th to 19th, 2015.
The estimated program fee: $1,875* - includes Round trip airfare (CLT-SVG), all SVG transportation, departure tax, lodging, and food (*estimate - subject to revision due to airfare changes).Contact: Professor Simone Camel at firstname.lastname@example.org; Dalton 318; Phone: 803-323-4552
SPMA425/ INAS425: Global and Behavioral Perspectives in Sport - May 10-23, 2015
Travel to Ireland – 3 credit hours
This program will educate students on the history & culture of Ireland whilst simultaneously taking them inside the European model of club sports where they will receive firsthand experience at various facilities, clubs, universities and other sporting organizations, businesses, and events.
Students will be accompanied by Sports Travel Academy director Craig Douglass, an Australian who has hosted numerous adventures for international students interested in sport. This program will include a visit to Dublin’s Croke Park and Gaelic Sports Museum, a tour of Aviva Stadium, and a hop on/off bus tour of Dublin. Also included are participation in Hurling and Gaelic football and handball practice sessions, a day’s tour of the Boyne Valley, Trim Castle and its town, another day’s tour of Galway city and the Cliffs of Moher, and one or two sporting events added when schedules are available- possibly Gaelic football, hurling, or Leinster rugby.
The program fee is $2995, which includes airfare, ground transportation, accommodation for twelve nights, travel health insurance, breakfast daily, and access to all academic and tourism sites visited.
For more information, please contact Christi DeWaele at email@example.com
THRT 597, Shakespeare: London/Stratford Experience
3 Credit Hours
Ten Day Study tour to London and Stratford-upon-Avon (6 nights London, 3 nights Stratford)
London is easily one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world. Its historic and cultural riches are incomparable and the theatre productions are among the best in the world. You’ll have time to explore the Theatre Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, and many more of the sights and attractions of this incredible city. We’ll be staying in the Bloomsbury section of town; one of the most beautiful and convenient areas of the city. Two London theatre productions are included: one at the spectacular Royal National Theatre and the other at the New Globe Theatre. Other optional performances and day trips are available.
After the hustle and bustle of London, we’ll spend three full days in idyllic Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. We’ll be staying in lovely guest cottages in Stratford and will see one play performed by the RSC.
Price includes airfare, breakfasts, hotel, all transportation expenses (including London transport pass), theatre performances, and health insurance. Sign up for the class in the Spring of 2015; Trip is from May 14-May 24, 2015
Program Fee: $2,999
For more information and an application and syllabus, contact Dr. David Wohl, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org
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