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 for spring courses; April 15 for fall courses. Click on your chosen course below to access the application.

Travel Grants of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 are available for qualified applicants. Please indicate in your course application that you want to be considered for the grant.

  • Argentina - CORE 240: Argentinian Culture & Community

    Travel to Argentina with us this summer! Visit the land of tango, gauchos, passionate soccer fans, groundbreaking social movements, and world-renowned writers and artists. This friendly South American country offers a rich cultural landscape! This course will allow students to explore the cities of Buenos Aires, and Mar del Plata, the astonishing Iguazú Falls, and much more! In addition, we will take tango lessons and visit sites such as Eva Perón Museum and an authentic rancho to eat real asado, Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary in order to take this class.

    Knowledge of Spanish is not required to take this class.

    Next Offering: TBA. Cost: $3200.

    Estimated travel dates: May (after graduation)

    Professors: Dr. Gonzalo Baptista gbaptista@ehc.edu and Bradley Hartsell bhartsell@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: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course:

    ETLA 240: Argentinian Cultural & Community (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: TBA

     

  • Belize - ENVS 350 + CORE 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.

    Next Offering: Spring 2023. 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: Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

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

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   November 1, 2022

     

  • China - CORE 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: TBA. 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: Global Citizenship

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

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: TBA

     

  • Costa Rica - CORE 240: Cross-Cultural Christian Mission

    Cross Cultural Christian Mission is a one credit course offered in the spring semester and is geared toward students who want to gain experience in the field of international Christian Mission. This course will look at the challenges and promises of mission, and it will explore how to serve in mission while being culturally aware. The course will include an 8-day study abroad experience in the area of Alajuela near the Poas Volcano in Costa Rica during Spring Break. The course will be divided into two sections. Before going abroad, the goal will be for students to gain an understanding of Christian mission its challenges. Following the study abroad component, students will discuss what they experienced abroad and how to incorporate that into their understanding of mission work as a part of Christian life.

     

    The 2020 class will work with Rice and Beans Ministries (www.riceandbeansministries.com).  Service activities will include light construction projects, Vacation Bible School activities for children, and door to door food deliveries. This class meets once a week to explore the culture in Costa Rica and the role of Christian Mission the world today.

     

    Next Offering: TBA

    Study Abroad Dates:  TBA

    Estimated cost: Estimated $2200

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

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money, Meals in Airports, Immunizations

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.

    Professor: TBA

    Application Deadline:  TBA

     

  • Costa Rica - CORE 240: Teach ESL at the Copey Learning Center

    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 2022 - 4 weeks (tentatively)

    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: Global Citizenship

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.

    Enroll in this course:

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

    Contact: Dr. Celeste Gaia

    cgaia@ehc.edu

    Deadline December 1, 2021

     

  • Cuba - CORE 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.

     Next Offering: Spring 2023. 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: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course:

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

     Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

     

  • Czech Republic & Poland — PSYC 340 + CORE 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.

    Next Offering: Course offered Fall 2021 - Travel in Spring 2022. Cost: $3500 (Estimated).

    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: 

    Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

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

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   May 1, 2021

    Apply here.

  • Ecuador - CORE 240: Ecotourism & Recreation

    This course will explore the positive and negative effects of ecotourism, and roll we play as Eco tourists on local peoples and culture. The course will culminate in a 9 day whitewater and outdoor recreation trip to Ecuador. Students will be able to kayak, raft, or ducky (inflatable kayak) through beautiful rivers in Ecuador.

    This trip will immerse students in some of the most fascinating culture found in the Americas. Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking country with a rich history dating back to the post-Inca nation. Often winding through miles of lush, high-elevation rainforest, you will discover a feeling of remoteness that has been lost in other countries. We will go out of our way to introduce you to the history and culture of Ecuador, as well as spending time in the communities of the areas we spend time in. Hiking into waterfalls, visiting cacao plantations, coffee farms and community events are part of our week. Spanish is spoken in Ecuador and very little English, so all trip participants will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish.

    It will be a great opportunity to experience firsthand how ecotourism and outdoor recreation can come together to allow people from across the world to experience rural areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.

    We will split our time between either two or three areas: the Quijos Valley, the Tena region and Baños. The scenery switches between high elevation cloud forest changes to thick, humid rain forest filled with monkeys and birds, lush tropical flowers and a slower pace of life and then back to higher elevation Baños.

    Ecuador

    Next Offering: Spring 2022 - Travel during spring break - March 4 -12 , 2022

    Estimated cost: $3000 Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, and all outdoor equipment Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Prerequisites: None Professor Alex Versen, LCSW aversen@ehc.edu

    Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

    Click here for application.

  • England - CORE 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.

    Next Offering: TBA (study abroad during winter term). Cost: $3200 (estimated). 

    Professors: Dr. Kelly Bremner kbremner@ehc.edu 

    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 CORE 240: Study Abroad England (1 credit hour)

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Application Deadline: TBA

     

  • England and France - CORE 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.

    england

    Next Offering: Spring 2023. Cost: $4500

    Estimated travel dates: May (after graduation)

    Professors: Dr. Denise Stanley adstanley@ehc.edu

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

    Not included: Passport, Most Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 240: Business & Culture in London & Paris - Optional course MGMT 320: International Business

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Contact: adstanley@ehc.edu

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

     

  • Germany & the Netherlands — HHP 325 + CORE 240: Education & Sport in a Global Society

    This course meets in the spring semester and examines educational systems and sport throughout the world. The study abroad experience emphasizes different educational systems in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as sports that may be more popular outside the United States, such as soccer, rugby, and cycling. Students also study sport organizations and structure. The class learns more about the global education and sport as they travel to Germany and the Netherlands to visit local schools, attend lectures and sporting events, meet with professionals in education and sport management, and visit famous sporting venues.

    england

    Next Offering: Spring 2023. Cost: $4500 (Estimated).

    Professor: Dr. Rebecca Buchanan rbuchanan@ehc.edu

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

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:

    Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    HHP 325 : Education & Sport in a Global Society + CORE 240: Study Abroad Germany/Netherlands(1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

  • Greece - CORE 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. 

    Next Offering: Spring 2023. 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: 

    Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this courses: 

    CORE 240: Study Abroad Greece (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:  November 1, 2022

  • Italy - ART 322 + CORE 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.

    Next Offering: Fall 2021/Travel Winter Term 2021. 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: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course: 

    ART 322: Italian Art (3 credits) AND CORE 240: Study Abroad Italy (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

     

  • Nepal - CORE 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.

    Next Offering: TBA.

    Cost: $2800. 

    Professors: TBA

    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:  CORE 240: Study Abroad Nepal (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: None

    Application Deadline: TBA

  • Panama - BIOL 340 + CORE 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.

    Next Offering: Spring 2022. 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:  Global Citizenship

    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, 2021

    Click here for application.

  • Sweden & Netherlands - CORE 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.

    Next Offering: TBA

    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: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 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: TBA