A faculty-led study abroad program is based on a course designed by a UCM Faculty member which includes travel to specific locations. Durations usually vary from 10 to 20 days. For such a short period of time, these programs are high impact experiences, allowing students to go abroad with a group of other UCM students, and see the world and their academic fields through the eyes of their faculty leader.
Most of them are 3 credit hour courses. Students pay their tuition through MyCentral and receive additional charges on their MyCentral account for the program charges, which usually include accommodations and travel costs. Program details vary widely based on the needs of each trip, so be sure to look at the program brochure (see below) and set up an appointment with the Faculty Leader.
Dr. Makara will lead his 6th study tour to Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank this May. This trip focuses on the complex political situation in the Middle East, particularly the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Be ready to see the Middle East from a perspective that few Americans are able to as you tour Amman, Petra, and Wadi Rum in Jordan and Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the West Bank in Israel.
Dr. Boney will lead a study tour for the Department of Modern Languages. Visit castles, cathedrals, and museums. Learn about German history from German speaking countries, architecture, and culture in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.
Led by Dr.’s Kreisel and Chenault, this exciting tour will focus on the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems in Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa. Meet police officers, correctional staff, judges and court personnel, as well as tour various criminal justice related facilities. And what is a trip to Africa without going on a drive through Safari?
UCM students, friends, and alumni will make a trip and take in learning experiences and fun like never before. Enroll in one of four courses associated with this trip, and travel to Germany and France with Dr. Hansen-Horn. There you will take the Eurorail to Germany to visit BMW headquarters. Head over to Stuttgart to visit Porsche and Mercedes Benz headquarters and the Porsche museum. * A more detailed itinerary to be announced soon.
Students will travel to four areas in Italy to experience, compare, and contrast the culture, as well as the educational systems provided there. Take a tour of Venice where you’ll see the Grand Canal, museums, and visit a primary school. Next, go to Bologna where you will attend a lecture on local educational practices. Then, on to Florence where you will visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Basilica of Santa Croce, and Gates of Paradise. Last but not least, head over to Rome, where you will see the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.