Emory & Henry Abroad Courses

Join E&H faculty members and your classmates to explore the world in short-term study abroad.

Application Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 courses; Sept. 1, 2018 for Fall 2018 courses.

Travel Grants of $500, $1000, and $1500 are available for qualified applicants. Email international@ehc.edu to obtain the application.

  • Argentina - POLS 255 or SPAN 350 + ETLA 240: Language and Culture in the Southern Cone

    Travel to Argentina with us this winter! Visit the land of tango, gauchos, passionate soccer fans, groundbreaking social movements, and world-renowned writers and artists. This South American country offers a rich cultural and political landscape to explore questions related to colonialism, independence, literature, political ideologies, arts, social justice, and democracy. And don’t forget, it is summer in Argentina in December!

    This course is designed to familiarize you with the history, society, politics, and culture of Argentina. We will explore different cultural contexts in action through literature, film, and hands-on interaction with contemporary political issues. You have the option to enroll in either POLS 255:Politics of Latin America or SPAN 350: Identity and Exile in Southern Cone Literature & Film. Students from both classes will meet several times over the course of the fall semester in order to become familiar with the specifics of culture and language in Argentina. The trip will include a language component, as well as oral presentations, on-site interviews, and scavenger hunts meant to encourage self-directed study of topics of interest relevant to each particular locale.

    Knowledge of Spanish is not required to take this class.

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    Next Offering: Fall 2018. Cost: $3200.

    Estimated travel dates: December - January 2018-19

    Professors: Dr. Gonzalo Baptista gbaptista@ehc.edu & Dr. Krystin Krause kkrause@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:   Emory & Henry Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    POLS 255 or SPAN 350 + ETLA 240: Language and Culture in the Southern Cone (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   September 5, 2018

    Get the application here.

  • Belize - ENVS 350 + ETLA 240: Environment & Sustainability

    Belize is a stable, English speaking democracy on the Caribbean coast of Central America. It has extensive areas of tropical forest, many Mayan cultural and archeological sites, and the second longest barrier reef system in the world.

    This course focuses on environmental challenges and the sustainable utilization of natural resources in a developing country. Offered in the spring semester, students study the geology, climate, landscape, and rich biodiversity of Belize both on campus and abroad. The program includes visits to wildlife reserves, where students identify monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles and manatees on hikes led by local Mayan guides. Students also collect and analyze river water samples to examine the impact of a conventional banana farm and participate in a service learning project. We spend three days snorkeling on one of the world’s great barrier reefs, to study the impact of fisheries, tourism, and climate change. The trip concludes at a Mayan site, where students climb the ancient temple at Xunantunich.

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     Next Offering: Spring 2020. Cost: $3500.

    Professors: Dr. Laura Hainsworth lhainsworth@ehc.edu or Dr. Ed Davis edavis@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Emory & Henry Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    ENVS 350: Environment & Sustainability in Belize   AND add ETLA 240 Study Abroad Belize (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   November 1, 2019

    Get application here.

  • China - ETLA 240: Chinese Language, Culture, & Politics

    Is it your dream to climb onto The Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, and have a close look at the Terracotta Soldiers? This course will take you to these (and more) historical and cultural sites in China. First, students enroll in a course on campus to learn more about Chinese language, culture, and politics. Then, at the end of the semester, students embark on a two-week trip to explore the cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai to apply their learning and see the sites in person.

    Knowledge of Chinese is NOT required for the registration of the course.

    Next Offering: Spring 2019. Cost: $3500 (estimated).

    Contact: Dr. Xiangyun Zhang xzhang@ehc.edu & Dr. Sarah Fisher sfisher@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Two Meal a Day, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: 

    Emory Abroad

    Enroll in this course: ETLA 240: Chinese Language, Culture, & Politics (2 credit hours)

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

    Get application here. 

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  • Costa Rica - ETLA 240: Teach ESL

    Copey is a small town (~500) located in the mountains of Costa Rica, approximately 65 miles southeast San José. Copey Learning Center is a non-profit educational center dedicated to promoting social development through the learning of English as a Second Language.  This organization offers programs to community members of all ages in the areas of environmental education and cultural development in order to foster social sustainability.

    Emory & Henry College’s partnership with the Copey Learning Center provides students the opportunity to spend a summer teaching English as a second language to a variety of ages.  E&H Students prepare for their teaching experience by working with the Director of the Copey Learning Center during the spring semester. They design lesson plans and activities to engage the Costa Rican students in learning English.  Living with host families, E&H students are immersed in Costa Rican culture and develop skills that will enhance their personal and professional development. Students also have the opportunity to visit cultural and historical sites on weekends.

    Next Offering: Summer 2019 - 4 weeks

    Estimated cost: Spending money - this program is fully funded

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Meals, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money, Immunizations

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:

    Emory Abroad

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.

    Enroll in this course:

    ETLA 240: Teach ESL in Costa Rica (1 credit hour)

    Contact: Dr. Celeste Gaia

    cgaia@ehc.edu

  • Cuba - ETLA 240: Cuban Culture and Identity Documentary Film Experience

    This course combines language, video production, culture and travel in Cuba. We will meet for one hour per week during the semester and spend 15 nights on the island. This course will allow students to explore the landscape, culture and people of Cuba while learning Spanish and producing a documentary film. Students will live with Cuban families and learn about their history, culture and traditions. We will spend time in La Habana, Cienfuegos, Viñales, Trinidad and Santa Clara taking Spanish classes and going on excursions such as a tour of Havana in beautifully restored American automobiles from the 1950s. In addition, we will take salsa lessons and visit sites such as a rum factory, cigar caves, farms and the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary in order to take this class.

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     Next Offering: Spring 2019. Cost: $3500 (estimated). 

    Professors: Dr. Mark Finney mfinney@ehc.edu & Prof. Mary Boltwood mboltwood@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Some Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:

    Emory Abroad

     Enroll in this course:

    ETLA 240: Cuban Culture and Identity Documentary Film Experience (2 credit hours)

     Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

    Get application here.

  • Czech Republic & Poland — PSYC 340 + ETLA 240: Cross Cultural Psychology - Social Psychology of the Holocaust

    Students in this course examine social psychological and other factors related to genocide with a specific focus on the Holocaust. The course meets on campus in the spring semester and then travels to the Czech Republic and Poland in May. Upon arriving in Central Europe, students first spend time in Prague, Czech Republic, visiting cultural and historical sites including Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, Charles University, and the Terezin concentration camp. After taking a train to Kraków, Poland, students tour the Old Town, the Wieliczka Saltmines, and the nearby concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Another train leads to Warsaw, Poland, where students learn more about the effects of WWII and the Holocaust by touring Warsaw and nearby Treblinka, a Nazi death camp.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2020. Cost: $3800.

    Professor: Dr. Celeste Gaia cgaia@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: 

    Emory Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    PSYC 340: Cross-Cultural Psychology + ETLA 240: Study Abroad Czech/Poland (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   November 1, 2019

    Get application here.

  • England - ETLA 240: Theatre and Culture in London - Renaissance to Modernity

    This course explores two unique and related cultural and historical moments in England—the 16th and 20th centuries—through a close investigation of theatre produced during both periods. We will examine how theatrical works from both periods explore the cultural, political, and artistic preoccupations of their day and how current theatrical trends continue to experience and explore these works.

    This program will complement what students have learned in their on-campus coursework through an intensive and immersive nine-day study abroad program in London including excursions to York and Stratford-upon-Avon. It aims to provide a hands-on connection to England’s varied theatrical traditions and link them to its literary, architectural, historical, and artistic legacy.

    In addition to expanding their knowledge of English theatre, students will further develop their understanding of English art, culture, and history by exploring the political, artistic, and iconographic media present in London’s National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, British Museum, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and numerous other sites in London and surrounding areas.

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    Next Offering: Fall 2018 (study abroad during Winter Break - Dec. 29,2018 - Jan. 6, 2019). Cost: $3200 (estimated). 

    Professors: Dr. Kelly Bremner kbremner@ehc.edu and Dr. Chris Clary

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport and Spending Money

    Students must have taken or currently be enrolled in ONE of the following courses: ENG 233 THRE 205 ENG 360 THRE 320 ENGL 250 HIST 340 AND ETLA 240: Study Abroad England (1 credit hour)

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Emory Abroad 

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

    Application CLOSED

  • England and France - ETLA 240: Business & Culture in London & Paris - Optional course MGMT 320: International Business

    Are you interested in exploring London and Paris? Would you like to visit European businesses and learn about local business practices? If you want to learn about the culture and history as well as business and financial opportunities of these two major European cities, then join us for this exciting adventure! In this course, you will spend a semester on campus learning about the role of culture in business practices and preparing to visit local companies in England and France. At the end of the semester, you travel to London to visit to popular historical sites such as Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the House of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace, as well as taking the Eurostar Train to Paris where you will visit important sites including the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and a day trip to Versailles.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2019.

    Cost: $4310 -  if students complete the application at Education First by 9/30/18; Go to EFCST.COM/2105332BF

    If you do not complete the application at EF by 9/30/18, the cost is $4460.

    Students must also apply through E&H by November 1, 2018. See below.

    Professors Prof. Tom Fowlkes tfowlkes@ehc.edu or Dr. Denise Stanley dstanley@ehc.edu 

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, All Breakfasts, Some Dinners, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Course(s): Required: ETLA 240: Study Abroad Business in England & France (1 credit hour) Optional: MGMT 320: International Business (3 credit hours)

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

    Get E&H application here.

  • Greece - ETLA 240: Emory Odyssey in Greece

    Study the history, politics, and literature of ancient Greece on campus in the spring semester and then spend spring break in Athens, Mycenae, Corinth, Epidaurus, and Delphi exploring the ancient remains. Athens is one of the oldest and greatest cities of Western Civilization, with a recorded history that extends back 3,400 years. During the Classical period Athens was a centre for the arts, learning, and philosophy. It was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. 

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    Next Offering: Spring 2019. Cost: $3900. 

    Professor: Dr. Jack Wells jwells@ehc.edu

    Estimated cost:  Estimated $3900

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Breakfasts/Dinner, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Lunches, Spending Money

     

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: 

    ETLA 240: Emory Abroad

    ETLA 305: GWIC

    POLS 240 & HIST 232: MOI Interpreting Texts

    Enroll in one of these courses: 

    HIST 232: Myth, Magic, & Ritual

    POLS 240: History of Political Thought

    ETLA 305 : Homer’s Iliad and Cities Under Siege

    AND add ETLA 240: Study Abroad Greece (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:  November 1, 2018

    Get application here.

  • Italy - ART 322 + ETLA 240: Italian Art

    From ancient times through the 20th Century, the cultures of the Italian Peninsula expressed themselves through the visual arts. Trace the development of the civilization from the Roman Forum through the Baroque by visiting Rome, Pompeii, Florence, and Siena. Learn how the Italians work to live rather than live to work. Learn what it is like to be immersed in a culture that is international yet distinctive. Students study the art of Italy — 60% of the world’s masterpieces in architecture, painting, and sculpture are preserved in the small peninsula surrounded by the Mediterranean sea. Initially influenced by the Greeks and Etruscans, the Italians ultimately evolved artistic systems that served their Republic and later, Christian agendas. Italian art made a difference in the lives of most Italian citizens. This art has influenced Western thinking ever since its inception.

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    Next Offering: Fall 2019. Cost: $3500 (estimated). 

    Professors: Dr. Charles Goolsby cgoolsby@ehc.edu & Dr. Jack Wells jwells@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Breakfasts/Dinner, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Lunches, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:   Emory Abroad

    Enroll in this course: 

    ART 322: Italian Art AND ETLA 240: Study Abroad Italy (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

    Get application here.

  • Nepal - ETLA 240: Cultural Competencies for Leadership

    Cultural Competencies for Leadership is a one credit course designed with classroom and study abroad components. It is designed to create experiential learning as students study leadership from the perspective of one serving others outside of their culture. The course meets on campus in the spring semester and then travels Nepal in May. While in Nepal, students will be able to connect with local families in need and have the opportunity to embark on cultural excursions, visiting mountains, jungles and temples sacred to the Nepali people.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2018.

    Cost: $2800. 

    Professors: Prof. Mary K. Briggs mkbriggs@ehc.edu & Prof. Josh VonCastle jvoncastle@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money, and Immunizations

    Meets Core Curriculum Requirements: Emory Abroad

    Enroll in this course:  ETLA 240: Study Abroad Nepal (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: None

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

    Get application here.

  • Panama - BIOL 340 + ETLA 240: Tropical Biology

    This course focuses on the biological and cultural diversity of the Mesoamerican neotropical realm. The course culminates with a two week field experience in Panama in May. Students will be exposed to both the cultural components of Mesoamerica and the unique aspects of neotropical lowland, dry, and cloud forest ecosystems. The Bocas del Toro archipelago of islands (located on the eastern side of northwestern Panama) presents a unique opportunity for students to experience the “Galapagos of Central America.” Students will be afforded the chance to learn from subject matter experts about native plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds and their significance in these fragile, endangered ecosystems. They will also observe how conservation, management, and ecotourism are balanced with maintaining culture and diversity in this area of the world.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2020. Estimated Cost: $3300. 

    Professors: Dr. George Argyros gargyros@ehc.edu & Dr. Gerald Bresowar gbresowar@ehc.edu

    I ncluded: Airfare, Accommodations, All Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:   Emory Abroad

    Enroll in this course: BIOL 201 AND ETLA 240: Study Abroad Panama (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 201 Organismal Biology; Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:  November 1, 2019

    Get application here.

  • Sweden & Netherlands - ETLA 240: Sociology of Culture

    After studying the Sociology of Culture, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a hands-on study abroad experience in Europe. In this 10-day study abroad experience, students examine the three pillars of sustainability: social equality, environment, and economic practices in Sweden and the Netherlands.  These countries are committed to gender and economic equality while also placing emphasis on the environment in business practices.  By focusing on these societies, students will be able to compare and contrast these cultures and the ramifications of the differences to their own.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2019. 

    Estimated cost: $4100

    Professor: Dr. Shelley Koch skoch@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Some Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Emory Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    ETLA 240: Study Abroad in Sweden & Netherlands (1 credit hour)
    Also recommended (but not required): SOCI 260: Sociology of Culture (3 credit hours)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

    Get application here.

  • Western Europe — HHP 310 + ETLA 240: The Wide World of Sports

    This course meets in the spring semester and examines sport throughout the world with an emphasis on sports that may be more popular outside the U.S., such as soccer, rugby, and cycling. Students also study sport organizations and structure. In May, the class learns more about the world of sport as they travel to Western Europe to attend lectures and sporting events, meet with professionals in sport management, and visit famous sporting venues such as the Munich Olympic sites and the Stade de France. Destinations vary by year. In the past years, the course has studied in Germany, Spain, England, France, The Netherlands, and Ireland.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2019.

    Estimated Cost: $4500. 

    Professor: Prof. Joy Scruggs jscruggs@ehc.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Some Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Emory Abroad 

    Enroll in this course:

    HHP 310 AND ETLA 240: Study Abroad Western Europe (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

     

    Application Deadline:  November 1, 2018

    Get application here.