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Travel Study Opportunities 2013

Maymester 2013 Travel/Study:  Become familiar with these areas of the world and earn six credits!

Down Payments are due by December 7, 2012

Europe

May 6 - 16, 2013

European Experience 2012 is comprised of two business courses, BA 499.1, Special Topics in International Business and BA 499.2, Business Travel-Abroad. The trip will take place during the period May 7 – May 17, 2012, and travel will include Munich, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic. In order to earn up to 6 credit hours in business, students will study fundamentals of international business as well as experience international business travel. While both destination countries are members of the European Union, students will analyze differences in evolution of business and economy in euro-zone and non-euro zone countries.

Contact:
Dr. Steve Carlson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ray Kreiner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Germany and Prague

May 6 - 16, 2013

Business and government visits include European Central Bank, Deutche Bundesbank, Accenture, European Space Operations Center, Opel and Skoda (Auto Manufacturing Plants), Ruckl Crystal Factory, CzechInvest and the Czech National Bank. We will also visit the memorial at the Terezin (Teresienstadt) Concentration Camp north of Prague. Cultural studies will be supported with city tours of both destinations. Students will also have planned free time to explore each city.

Contact:
Dr. Steve Carlson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Kerry Waller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Italy

May 6 - 18, 2013

This travel/study opportunity is a rigorous academic experience, designed to expose students to a variety of environments in Italy. The impact of the built and natural environments on human behavior and interaction of human behavior and environments will be addressed as well as other concepts related to human interactions. Students will analyze their behavior in a variety of settings and also document the behavior of others as we travel in Milan, Florence and Rome.

Contact:
Dr. Vivian Daigle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1290)
Jennifer Betz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1490)

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Japan

May 17 - 30, 2013

This travel/study opportunity is planned to expose students to the two distinct worlds of Kanazawa and Echizen in Japan. Kanazawa, one of the epicenters for ceramic ware produced for the traditional tea ceremony, and Echizen, with over an 800 year history produces beautiful woodfired utilitarian ceramics. In this course, students will travel to participate in Echizen’s annual anagama firing.

Contact:
Professor Chris Kelly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1307)

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Lillian E. Smith Center For Creative Arts

May 6 - 16, 2013

In a residential setting, students will take part in a 10 day experience focusing on ecocriticism and environmental ethics. The courses will explore understanding literature and ethical issues through the lens of ecological and environmental understanding. Special emphasis will be placed on journal writing (which may include drawing and/or photography) as we engage the natural world. Each student will share in the tasks necessary to live in community such as meal preparation and housekeeping.

Contact:
Dr. Lisa Hodgens at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1224)
Dr. Timothy Lytle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1292)

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New York

May 11 - 21, 2013

New York City. Where change is the only constant; where artists and writers flourish on the NYC pulse, its beat, its rhythm. Join us on a 10 day walking tour of the greatest city in the world, one that continues to serve as an incubator for writers and playwrights of all flavors. From The Village to Harlem, from subway tunnels to the top of Rockefeller Plaza, you’ll write your own NYC song. See a play. Spit a poem. Eat a bagel. Listen to the street noise. You’ll find your unique inspiration through this Travel Study experience in The Big Apple.

Contact:
Dr. Stephanie Almagno at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1296)
Bill Gabelhausen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (x 1320)

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Spain

May 7 - 17, 2013

Are you eager to put your Spanish skills to use in a variety of real life situations? Do you have an interest in learning about health care around the world? Have you ever wanted to see a Flamenco dance? If so, join us as we explore Madrid, Toledo, and Barcelona in Spain! Learn how to apply your language skills in a variety of situations, such as ordering meals, asking for directions, and exchanging money. Delve deeper into learning about a different approach to medicine and learn some medical terminology in Spanish at the same time. Discover the culture of Spain through visits to various museums and so much more!

Contact:
Lores Hauk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dr. Julia Schmitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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