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Programs : Featured

This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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Argentina and World Agricultural Trade Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mendoza, Argentina; Santa Fe, Argentina
Terms: Interim Description: Argentina is a global leader in production and exports of several major agricultural products: corn, soy, beef, and wine.  We will explore the economic and political factors that affect these goods' internal markets and how domestic producti on[...]
Environmental Research in Asia at the Asian Rural Institute - Japan (Directed Undergraduate Research) Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
Terms: Interim Description: How does environmental stewardship manifest itself in Asia? How do landscapes and their dependent activities recover after a major disturbance?  Students interested in such questions collaboratively design, conduct, and communicate environment a nd[...]
Environmental Sustainability in Japan Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
Terms: Interim Description: This course will introduce ideas and practices of community leadership around environmental sustainability in Asia. Learn how Japanese communities provide answers to global environmental challenges, countering the popular image in the US that Asia 9;s[...]
Gateway to the World: Global Connections/Local Identities of Hamburg Flensburg, Germany; Hamburg, Germany
Terms: Interim Description: Students immerse themselves in Hamburg, Germany, one of Europe's major historical port cities  recognized for its international character. Students examine social, cultural, political, and economic transformations of Europe and dee pen[...]
HECUA Social & Political Transformation in Ecuador Quito, Ecuador
Terms: Interim Description: Description Students enrolled in this English-language based program will spend a month in Quito, Ecuador, exploring the perils and promise of development. They'll hike to the crest of the foothills that surround the city, and see the sprawl of [...]
Immigration: The U.S. and the Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands; Miami, United States
Terms: Interim Description: Students examine migration into the United.States and the Netherlands. This includes an historical overview, but also a focus on migration in recent decades. Using readings, lectures, and site visits in Miami and Amsterdam, students learn a nd[...]
Intermediate Spanish II in Ecuador Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
Terms: Interim Description: This course provides students with an intensive linguistic and cultural immersion experience in Ecuador. In-class activities focus on development of language skills and cross-cultural awareness. Outside of class, students improve their language profi ciency[...]
Living Faith: Theology and Practice at Holden Village Chelan, Washington, United States
Terms: Interim Description: This course examines how the gospel transforms the practice of personal and social life.  Students explore the nature of Christian community and the connections between Christian theological beliefs and practices.  Students participate in t he[...]
Number Theory - Budapest Budapest, Hungary
Terms: Interim Description: This course introduces the study of patterns and relationships satisfied by natural numbers. Topics include divisibility, modular arithmetic, prime numbers, congruences, primitive roots, and quadratic residues.  The course is offered in Budapest ,[...]
O'Keeffe's Art and New Mexico Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States; Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States; Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Terms: Interim Description: Students study Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexican art, natural and cultural contexts.  Three weeks at Ghost Ranch, follows a week in Santa Fe at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and other resources.  Discussions, readings, activities, an d[...]
Oslo, Norway Internship Reflection Seminar Oslo, Norway
Terms: Interim Description: This seminar integrates the experience of work and the search for career in the context of Norway. Course content includes both an internship in Oslo and a reflection seminar. The reflection seminar connects academic theories/analyses of wo rk[...]
Religions of India Chennai, India; Hyderabad, India; Tiruvannamalai, India
Terms: Interim Description: The course introduces students to the religious traditions of India through lectures, readings,  discussions, and excursions, including interaction with leaders of religious communities. Indian  religious scholars and practitioner s[...]
Slavery in West Africa: Ghana Accra, Ghana; Tamale, Ghana
Terms: Interim Description: Students explore the history and culture of Ghana and examine how people recall slavery and the implications of a constructed concept of slavery.  Through primary sources and visits to historic sites, students examine how Africans view slavery; [...]
Spain's Cultural and Linguistic Legacy Barcelona, Spain; Cordoba, Spain; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Toledo, Spain
Terms: Interim Description: This topics course explores a Spanish peninsular culture, literary, and/or linguistic theme from a base in Spain through analysis and discussion of texts, guest lectures, excursions to appropriate cultural sites, field research, and related experient ial[...]
Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica
Terms: Interim Description: This course offers students the opportunity to study first-hand the most diverse ecosystems on earth. This intensive field-oriented course explores lowland rain forest, montane forest, dry forest, and coastal and agricultural ecosystems through proje cts[...]
Urban Schools and Communities Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Terms: Interim Description: ED 170 Course Overview St. Olaf students have an opportunity to examine how schools and communities in the Twin Cities interact to provide support and develop-mental opportunities for school-age children.Through lectures, readings, discussions, rese arch,[...]