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.
SPRING/SUMMER 2015: International Justice Study Tour (CJ 4000) Earn 3 hours of course credit from the Department of Criminal Justice that will count towards the International Justice Minor to tour Europe and visit important, historical sites in the world of International Justice. Visit Munich, Nuremberg, Krakow, Berlin, The Hague, and Amsterdam. For more information, contact Dr. Randa Matusiak at email@example.com, (660) 543-8859.
SUMMER 2015: Tasting Cozumel (D&N 4350) If you love food, come journey to Cozumel, Mexico and expand your appreciation of ethnic food, culinary customs and practices while earning 3 credits. On this adventrue you will: explore the anatomy and physiology of the sense of taste; taste and describe authentic Mexican dishes; learn about the influences of other countries on Mexican culture and cuisine; and learn to differentiate between European and Mexican chocolate cultivation, processing, and taste. Highlights of this trip include a chocolate tasting, an island tour, chef's tour of Cozumel restuarants, tequila tasting, Super Market tour, and a cooking lesson. The trip requirements will include four pre-travel meetings during the Spring 2015 semester. For additional information please contact Karen Breshears at 660-543-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER 2015: Archaeology Museums of London (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 11-12) on the UCM campus, leave Kansas City International on May 13, and then spend six nights (May 14-19) 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
SUMMER 2015: Paris Museum Tour (Art 4010) Spend 11 days during the second half of May (Summer session) in Paris studying art and design history, using the museums and the architecture of this great city as an educational resource. Study at the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Orangerie, the Pompidou Center and many others. One and a half free days are set aside for free time to see other sites or to take day trips to places such as Monet's gardens and studio in Giverny, Chartres Cathedral, or the Palace of Versailles. Approximate cost of the tour is $2999 (grants are available to reduce the cost), 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.
PAST STUDY TOURS
SPRING 2014: World Diversity and Educational Systems: How different can classrooms be? (ECEL 2110 CRN 23150) Experience a week in beautiful Sweden! Stay with a Swedish family and enjoy the culture and cuisine of Sweden. Visit primary and secondery schools to see how the eductional system is similar to and different from that in the United States. The course meets online for 8 weeks with arranged face to face meetings. You will fly out of Kansas City on March 14 and return on March 24. For more information or to obtain consent to enroll, please contact Brenda Fuhr 660-543-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER 2014: Ecology Field Course: Biodiversity and Monitoring in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (BIOL 4953/5953) Participate in guided hikes through old growth forests, heath balds, rich cove forests, and other natural communities of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Learn to identify the flora and fauna (trees, wildflowers, salamanders, snails, terrestrial invertebrates, and birds) and participate in on-going monitoring efforts related to climate change and acid rain deposition. For more information, contact Leslie Bilbrey, 660-543-8027 or email@example.com
SUMMER 2014: European Study Tour (FCSE 4000) Explore firsthand the European culture, architecture, cuisine, and fashion while earning three hours credit. Travel to London, Paris, Florence and Rome to experience traditional European culinary entrees and service, view Anglo-Saxon, Gothic and Baroque architectural sites, and observe visual merchandising techniques as well as urban street wear trends. Highlights include a Seine River dinner cruise and authentic tratoria Italian dinner, excursions to Windsor Castle, Piccadilly Circus, Versailles, Louvre, the Vatican, Colosseum, and a leather workshop. Particular focus will encompass comparing European and American sustainable practices and International etiquette. For additional information, please contact Billie Perrin at 660-543-4647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER 2014: Experience Berlin and Munich (GER 4390) Earn three credits from the Department of Modern Languages. Visit castles, cathedrals and museums. Learn about German history, architecture and cultrue. Eat a Currywurst. See the Alps. For more information, contact Dr. Julia Trumpol, email@example.com
SUMMER 2014: University of Deusto San Sebastian, Spain (SPAN 4690) Study Spanish and/or International Busness or Society, Politics and Economy in San Sebastian, Spain, Earn three to six language credits from the Department of Government, International Studies and Languages. Live with Spanish families and experience their food. Travel to Madrid, Segovia and Bilbao. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org San Sebastian information
SUMMER 2014: Barcelona City Experience Travel Photography Study Tour (PHOT 4214) Earn three credits from the School of Technology Department of Photography. Learn camera techniques for capturing the beauty of Spain and its culture as you visit cathedrals, museums, and markets in Barcelona. For more information contact Mr. Robert Breshears, 660-543-4489 or email@example.com
SUMMER 2014: Archaeology Museums of London (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 12-13) on the UCM campus, leave Kansas City International on May 14, and then spend six nights (May 15-20) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER 2014: Experience Japan (CJ 4000) Earn three hours graduate or undergraduate credit from the Department of Criminal Justice! You can register for the noncredit option (nonstudents are welcome). In addition to the many tours planned for criminal justice agencies (Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, District Court & Fuchu Prison), you will enjoy the local culture and history (national museum, traditional village, fish market, etc.), Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to make Japanese friends at the local Japanese university. The dates for the trip are May 19 - 28, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Yeok-il Cho, 660-543-4742 or email@example.com.
SUMMER 2014: EDFL 4000/5000: Diversity in Education: Service Teaching in Jamaica (3 hrs. substituting for ECEL 2110 and fulfilling the Cultural Interaction requirement for most majors) Earn three hours of credit for your academic and co-curricular transcripts while diversifying your teaching skills in Jamaica. This hybrid course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays of the first four and half weeks of the summer term (May 19-June 16, 2014) in Warrensburg & online as well as July 12-19, 2014 in Petersfield, Jamaica. This unique section of EDFL 4000/5000 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 sugar 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 faculty member on site as well as a local residential director.
Requirements: minimum 2.5 overall gpa, 18 years or older, valid passport book, fluent English, DESE background check, & enthusiasm.
Cost: $1,210 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 14, 2014. However, don’t delay; there is a limit of ten participants. Inquire about a limited number of scholarships awarded through the Honors College and the EDFL department.
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.