A study tour is an academic course involving traditional classroom learning and experiential learning in an international setting. Tours provide students and faculty first-hand opportunities to investigate other cultures, enhancing academic development. Numerous departments offer tours. Some work hand-in-hand with partnering institutions, while others test new waters, visiting countries that provide a rich history in their academic area.
SUMMER 2013: ECEL 2110: World Diversity and America (3 hrs) OR EDFL 4000: Service Teaching in Jamaica (1 hr) Earn three hours or one hour of credit and diversify your teaching skills in Jamaica. This hybrid course will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:30 May 13-June 13 in Warrensburg & online, and both groups will meet July 13-20, 2013 in Petersfield, Jamaica. These unique sections of ECEL 2110 and EDFL 4000 will immerse university students (especially pre-service teachers) in a geographical and cultural environment very different from their own. The area around Petersfield in rural Jamaica is a luscious tropical paradise with beaches, caves, and suger cane fields. As an added plus for education students, hands-on planning and teaching at-risk youth will add a service learning component enriching the pre and post-trip reading and writing assignments. Total immersion into the culture will occur with the home stays coordinated through Amizade: Global Service Learning since 2003 (www.amizade.org). There will be a UCM literacy faculty member on site as well as a local residential director.
EDFL 4000: Service Teaching in Jamaica (1 hr) will meet a couple of hours to plan the lessons, but there will be no textbook assignments or tests. Details about the trip to Jamaica are the same for both groups. Bring application below to the Literacy Center on the second floor of Lovinger or contact Dr. Foster email@example.com before March 15.
Requirements: minimum 2.5 overall gpa, 18 years or older, valid passport book, fluent English.
Cost: $1,400 plus airfare and tuition. This all encompassing fee includes home stays, three meals a day, travel insurance, local transit, excursions, activities, and administrative fees. A nonrefundable $250 deposit made out to UCM is due MARCH 15, 2013.
Contact: Dr. Karen Foster in 2132 Lovinger Hall (Literacy Center) firstname.lastname@example.org 660-543-8392 for questions, hard copy application, and interview.
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Ecology Field Course: Belize Field Trip - Summer 2013: (BIOL 4953/5953) A project oriented course on Ambergris Caye, Belize, focusing on exploration of coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests. Snorkel with sea turtles, nurse sharks, sting rays, and over 100 species of fish. Highlights include an inland trip to an ancient Mayan city where you will see monkeys and other local wildlife. For biology majors. For more information cantact Dr. Stephen Wilson, 660-543-8880 or email@example.com.
Tale of Two Cities - Spring 2013 : (ML 4040) Earn three credits from the Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages. Study the art, history, film and literature of Paris and Berlin before we jet to Europe. Visit castles, cathedrals and museums. See a concentration camp, the Eiffel Tower, the tomb of Oscar Wilde, the Berlin wall, and much much more. Eat a baguette. Eat a Currywurst. Study with us. For more information, contact Dr. Kristy Boney, 660-543-8386 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dr. Monty Laycox, 660-543-4826 or email@example.com.
Criminal Justice in Turkey - Spring 2013: (CJ 4000) Come and experience the beautiful Turkish cities of Istanbul and Bursa! You will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of these cities including the Grand Bazaar, Silk Road, the Hippodrome, and the Blue Mosque to name a few. We will then travel to the capital city of Ankara to view the criminal justice system up close, with visits to a Turkish prison, the Riot Police Unit, and the Turkish International Academy Against Drugs and Organized Crime among others. Our guide to the system will be a local Turkish police official, who will also provide lectures on the differences between the Turkish and American systems. Students can register for either 3 credits or sign up for the noncredit option (nonstudents are welcome). The program fee of $3,500 includes hotel, airfare, some meals (breakfast every day, two group lunches, and two groups dinners), two guided tours, a ferry ride between Istanbul and Bursa, and all private transportation between cities. For more information, contact Jennifer Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archaeology Museums of London - Spring 2013: (Anth 4815) Marvel at prehistoric cultural accomplishments. Debate about who has the right to own and interpret the past. We will meet for two days (May 13-14) on the UCM campus, leave Kansas City International on May 15, and then spend six nights (May 16-21) in London. The English experience will feature great museums and a tour of Stonehenge. For more information please contact Jeff Yelton, (660) 543-4427 or email@example.com.
Paris & London Museum Tour: (Art 4010) Spend two weeks during the second half of May (Summer session) in London and Paris studying art history, using the museums and the architecture of these great cities as an educational resource. In Paris, study art at the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou Center and many others. In London, study art and design at the National Gallery, the Tate British & Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Courtauld Gallery, and the Wallace Collection. Two free days are set aside, one in London and one in Paris for free time to see other sites or to take day trips to places such as Stonehenge, the Tower of London, Monet's gardens and studio in Giverny, Chartres Cathedral, or the Palace of Versailles. Approximate cost of the tour is $3500, plus tuition. This includes airfare, hotel, textbooks, museum entrance, and ground transportation. Contact Dr. Mick Luehrman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Rahila Weed, email@example.com, or make appointment through the Art & Design Office, 660-543-4481.
Practice Your Spanish Skills in Spain!: Earn three-six credits from the Department of Government, International Studies, & Languages. Learn Spanish at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain. Live (17 days – 24 days) in Salamanca, Spain and visit castles, cathedrals and museums. Live with Spanish families and experience their food. Visit Avila, Madrid, Segovia. For more information, contact Dolores Mercado, firstname.lastname@example.org. Salamanca information
Criminal Justice in London with Paris Extension Option: (CJ 4000) Study and learn about law and the criminal justice system in England and France while earning undergraduate or graduate academic credits. Hear lectures at a London university. Experience the culture of another country. Get to know the people and make new friends. See historical sites in London and Paris, such as Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Royal courts. Enjoy lunch in the Eiffel Tower. All this and more. Tentative dates for the study tour is May 16 to May 26, 2012. For more informaiton, contact Dr. Gene Bonham at 660-543-8836 or email.
Teaching Social Studies and Econ in Elem/MS: (ECEL 3420) Be inspired to teach history by experiencing history...visit Washington, DC. Get up close and personal with the history of this nation by experiencing as much of D.C. as you can packed into 4 days! See the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, war memorials, the Reflecting Pool, some of the Smithsonians, the Holocaust Museum, the White House, US Capitol, and more! Eat in historic Georgetown, walk the Mall, and come home with a wealth of resources to share in your future classroom. This course will meet online for 8 weeks with arranged face to face meetings. You will fly out of Kansas City on March 19 and return on March 23. For more information or to enroll in the course, contact Mr. Andy King at email or 660-543-8725.
World Diversity and Educational Systems: (ECEL 2110) How different can classrooms be? Experience a week in beautiful Sweden! Stay with a Swedish family and enjoy the culture and cuisine of Sweden. Visit primary and secondary schools to see how th educational system is similar to and dirrerent from that in the United States. The course meets online for 8 weeks with arrange face to face meetings. You will fly out of Kansas City on March 14 and return on March 25. For more infomration or to obtain consent to enroll, contact Dr. Georgia Jarman email or 660-543-4235.