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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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Arts and Literature of Australia and New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Rotorua, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia
Terms: Interim Description: This course examines how history and place have shaped artistic expression in unique subcultures of Australia and New Zealand, focusing on literature, drama, dance, and visual arts. Students meet with working artists, attend live performances, and co nnect[...]
Asian Conversations II: Encountering Asia Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan
Terms: Interim Description: Students pursue guided fieldwork experience in the country whose language they study, either Japan or China. Activities and readings in this course build on the topics from Asian Studies 210 and three semesters of language study.  Students conti nue[...]
Classical Studies in Italy Rome, Italy
Terms: Interim Description: This course introduces students to the history and art of ancient Italy, focusing on the city of Rome and the Bay of Naples area.  It covers more than 1000 years of civilization, beginning with the Etruscans and ending with the fall of the Weste rn[...]
Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park, Colorado, United States
Terms: Interim Description: This course investigates the human relationship with the natural world, examining ways in which the natural environment is important psychologically to human beings.  Integrating aspects of theoretical and empirical psychology, environmental stu dies,[...]
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Equatorial Biology Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
Terms: Interim Description: This course offers intensive field-biology experiences within three equatorial New World environments: the Amazon rainforest, the Andes cloud forests and the Galapagos Islands. Students compare the rich biodiversity, the adaptations and natural histo ry[...]
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 [...]
Health and Social Inequality: Rural and Urban Perspectives Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, United States; rural Northfield, United States
Terms: Interim Description: In this course, students examine how rural and urban service agencies interact with residents to create and support healthy communities.  The social determinants of health are environmental and social conditions where people live, work and play [...]
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Intercultural Communication in Context: From Rhodes to Mandela in South Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Terms: Interim Description: From Rhodes to Mandela and from Apartheid to AIDS. This overview course introduces students to key events, people and processes in South Africa’s social and political transformation. Topics covered include: industrialization and the British co lonial[...]
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Intercultural Communication in Context: Gender and Sexuality in Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Terms: Interim Description: Gender and Sexuality in Denmark This course will explore issues of gender and sexuality by reading, watching, and listening to contemporary gender- and queer-inspired artistic productions. As we attend a variety of exhibitions, artist talks, and fil m[...]
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Intercultural Communication in Context: Sustainable Development for the Tropics in Costa Rica Monteverde, Costa Rica
Terms: Interim Description: Sustainable Development for the Tropics Costa Rica: This course critically assesses the “triple bottom line”, that is, the balance of the environment, economy and society. We do this by exploring contemporary development issues for  Costa Rica,[...]
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Interdisciplinary French Studies in Paris Paris, France
Terms: Interim Description: Students delve into advanced language work and on-the-spot investigation of French culture, past and present, including theater, film, visual arts, the French court, and the medieval cathedral through background readings and visits to important monum ents.[...]
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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[...]
Multicultural Education in Hawaii: Seminar and Practicum Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Terms: Interim Description: Students examine the influence of race, class, and multiculturalism in American schools by participating as teachers’ assistants and tutors in two distinctly different K-12 schools. Kamehameha, in Honolulu, is an affluent, urban, private, Hawai ian[...]
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New Hampshire Primary and U.S. Presidential Politics Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Terms: Interim Description: Since its inception in 1916, the New Hampshire primary has attained a preeminent place in Amerian presidential politics.  This course will provide students with a broad overview of the presidential nominating process through a detailed examinati on[...]
New York Art Interim New York City, New York, United States
Terms: Interim Description: This course provides intensive exposure to career opportunities in: architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, illustration, video, digital media, and design of all kinds (from toys to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museu m[...]
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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 ,[...]
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[...]
Peruvian Medical Experience Arequipa, Peru; Cuzco, Peru
Terms: Interim Description: This course is a service/learning experience. Week one is spent on-campus learning basic clinical techniques, examining emerging disease, and studying existing health care issues. Students spend three weeks in Cuzco, Peru, assessing patient needs in [...]
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Public Health in Tanzania Arusha, Tanzania
Terms: Interim Description: ID 252: Public Health in Tanzania Location:     Arusha, Tanzania Instructor:    Dr. Paul Mmbando *All Global 2018 students are ineligible for this course. **Students who participate in ID 252 are ineligible for the [...]
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Religion and Empire in Greece Athens, Greece
Terms: Interim Description: This course presents an opportunity to study the writings of the New Testament in light of their cultural and religious contexts.  Visits to archaeological sites in Greece enable students to explore: 1) the relationship of geography, culture and [...]
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; [...]
The Arts and Democracy: An Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Interim in Washington D.C. Washington, D.C., United States
Terms: Interim Description: Experience the dynamic arts and governance environment of Washington D. C. Meet over 25 professionals in varied fields. Visit galleries, museums, theaters, music and dance presenters, arts and civic organizations. Compare/contrast expectations for a [...]
Theater in London London, United Kingdom; Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Terms: Interim Description: A full immersion in the art of theater, students attend approximately 22 performances at London and Stratford theaters. The course includes the reading of essays, dramatic criticism, group discussions, and backstage tours. England, a theatrical cente r[...]
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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,[...]
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