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2019 Maymester Opportunities

UNDERGRADUATE TRIPS:
IRELAND [HEALTH SCIENCES TRIP]GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC
GALAPAGOS ISLAND & ECUADOR | VIETNAM | ENGLAND & SCOTLAND | JAPAN


IRELAND (Pre-Health Occupations & Sciences Trip) 

WHEN: May 12-23, 2019
CREDIT HOURS: 6 (HSCS 1105,  HSCS 2210 & NURS 4490)
CONTACT: Prof. Laura Starrett or Dr. Vincent Pair

Are you interested in the health professions? Join your R.H. Daniel School of Nursing & Health Sciences faculty on a trip to Ireland to engage and learn about nutrition, medical terminology, and a special health science’s topic course. You will have the opportunity to visit some of Ireland’s historic sites, as well as engage in dialogue with health care professionals from the Royal College of Surgeons. Listed below are some of the highlights of the trip:

  • Round trip airfare from Atlanta to Dublin
  • Round trip airport transfers via luxury motor coach
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation at conveniently located properties
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel
  • 8 dinners including welcome dinner, cooking class,food tour, and farewell dinner
  • Visits to distilleries and breweries (Guinness, Jameson) 
  • 2 technical visits to local hospitals
  • 2 Q & A with health care professionals
  • 2 Day pass Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus in Dublin
  • Admission to the Guinness Storehouse
  • Admission to the Book of Kells
  • Admission to Kilmainham Gaol
  • Admission to the Titanic Museum
  • Walking tour of Belfast
  • Round-trip ferry to Aran Islands
  • Admission to the Cliffs of Moher

 

GERMANY  & CZECH REPUBLIC  

WHEN: May 12-23, 2019
CREDIT HOURS: 6 (BUSA 4990 [x2])
CONTACT: Dr. Kerry Waller or Prof. Sandra Maughon

European Experience 2019 is comprised of two business courses, BUSA 4990.1- Special Topics in International Business and BUSA 4990.2 - Business Travel-Abroad. The trip will take place during the period May 12 – May 23, 2019, and travel will include Frankfurt, 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. 

Business and government agency visits include European Central Bank, Deloitte, Accenture, Daimler Mercedes-Benz and Skoda (Auto Manufacturing Plants), Ruckl Crystal Factory, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and CzechInvest. 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. 

For additional details and course requirements, contact:
Dr. Waller (jkwaller@piedmont.edu / (706) 778-8500 ext. 1063) -or-
Professor Maughon (smaughon@piedmont.edu /(706) 778-8500 ext. 1904)  

Spring Meeting Dates
Attendance is required for 4 course meeting Saturday dates prior to the trip on January 26, February 16, March 16, & April 20, 2019

 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS & ECUADOR 

WHEN: May 12-27, 2019
CREDIT HOURS: 6 (HIST 3340 & ENVS 2070)
CONTACT: Dr. Bill Brown or Dr. Rick Austin

More info coming soon!
 

VIETNAM (CENTRAL COAST HUE to NHA TRANG) 

WHEN: May 12-27, 2019
CREDIT HOURS: 6 (RELG 1101 & HIST 4490)
CONTACT: Rev. Tim Garvin-Leighton or Prof. Ryan Franklin

See Vietnam from the perspective of a local: on two wheels. Under the direction and guidance of Rev. Tim, Professor Franklin, and Spice Road Cycling Tours, your journey begins in the city of Hue, which was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors from 1802 to 1945, and capital of the protectorate of Annam. You will continue south along the Vietnamese Coast arriving in the city of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After nine days of cycling along the Coast of Vietnam, you will arrive via ferry to the lush resort on Whale Island. Your journey will conclude with a day and half in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. It is a vibrant metropolis where the beauty of French Colonial architecture meets the vibrancy of the Vietnamese People. Along the way, you will study the impact Western Imperialism has had on the people of Vietnam and how the world’s major religions are lived out in Vietnam.
 
Watch this brief video that provides a “taste” of what to expect on our Maymester {Direct Link}

Below is the proposed schedule for the trip:
Sunday, May 12 Depart Demorest for Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport headed for Vietnam
Monday, May 13 Arrive in Vietnam
Tuesday, May 14 Sightseeing and internal travel day
Wednesday, May 15 Meet in Hue, Vietnam
Thursday, May 16 Cycle from Hue to Phuoc Tuong Hill and then transfer to Lang Co Beach via private bus (Lodging Lang Co Beach Resort)
Friday, May 17 Cycle from Lang Co to Hoi An, a brief visit to the famous China Beach
Saturday, May 18 Local Ride Hoi An-My Son-Hoi An Cycling along country roads past rice paddy fields, picturesque villages arriving in My Son where we’ll explore the Cham civilization
Sunday, May 19 Private Bus Hoi An to Quang Ngai and then cycle to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American War, as the Vietnamese call the war.
Monday, May 20 Cycle from Quang Ngai to Qui Nhon, the capital of Binh Dinh province and an important port city during the war
Tuesday, May 21 Cycle from Dieu Tri to Tuy Hoa we will cycle through rural villages where potbellied pigs roam the roads. Tuy Hoa is one of the most rural regions in Vietnam
Wednesday, May 22 Our last day of cycling  Cycle from Tuy Hoa to the South China Sea where we catch a ferry to Whale Island 
Thursday, May 23 Rest Day on Whale Island at the Whale Island Resort
Friday, May 24 Ferry and the Private Bus to Nha Trang We will spend a bit of time exploring Nha Trang before flying to Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon
Saturday, May 25 Exploring Ho Chi Minh City, Cao Dai Temple, and Cu Chi Tunnels
Sunday, May 26 Exploring Ho Chi Minh City in the morning and early afternoon before heading to the airport to fly home to Atlanta
Monday, May 27 Arrive in Atlanta
 
Spring Meeting Dates
TBA
 
 

LONDON, ENGLAND & EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND 

HEN: May 14-28, 2019
CREDIT HOURS: 6 (ENG 2203 & THTR 2420)
CONTACT: Dr. Windy Charles & Prof. Henry Johnson

Travel with Mr. Henry Johnson of the Theatre department and Dr. Windy Charles of the English department to ancient and auspicious London, where we’ll discover the Viking and Anglo-Saxon roots of English Literature and come to know the Bard in his own Globe Theatre! From there we’ll travel to York to visit York Minster, the largest cathedral in Northern Europe. We’ll also visit the monastic ruins that housed some of the greatest works of early English literature. We’ll finish our sojourn in Edinburgh, Scotland, exploring its theatre district and its connection to Shakespeare and “the Scottish Play.”

The courses offered are ENGL 2203—English Literature to 1790 and THTR 2420-DEM01. Special Topics Shakespeare’s Globe Past and Present

Below is a proposed schedule for the trip
Monday, May 13—Leave Atlanta for London
Tuesday, May 14—Arrive in London

May 14-20 in London
Trips will include visits to London’s Viking ruins; its Anglo-Saxon Ruins; the British Library, the British Museum, and Westminster Abbey; workshops and performances at the Globe Theatre
May 20—Leave London for York
May 20-22 in York
Trips will include visits to the York Cathedral; monastic ruins and museums in the coastal towns of Jarrow and Whitby
Wednesday, May 22—Leave York for Edinburg
May 22—Arrive in Edinburg
May 22-26 in Edinburg
Trips will include visits to the Writer’s Museum, the National Theatre and the Old Playhouse Close, and the Lyceum, the Festival Theatre and the King’s Theatre 
May 27—Depart Edinburgh for Atlanta

Spring Meeting Dates
TBA

 
 

JAPAN  

WHEN: May 17-30, 2019
CREDIT HOURS: 6 (ART 1100 & ART 3314)
CONTACT: Prof. Chris Kelly

More info coming soon!