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Programs

The first step in finding the right program for you is about setting your own academic and personal goals. It is most likely that multiple programs may be possible for you; there is no single perfect program. To discuss your academic and personal goals or specific programs you can contact an SCU Study Abroad advisor at studyabroad@scu.edu or 408-551-3019.

 
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Asia : Bhutan : Bhmthang and Zhemgang

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - In Bhutan, a Himalayan country characterized by towering mountains, lush forests, and a unique cultural heritage, progress and development is evaluated on the basis of cultural preservation and environmental conservation rather than purely economic achievements. Student research will focus on enhancing the condition of forest, river, and mountain ecosystems while balancing the processes of modernization and cultural preservation.

Term(s) Fall semester
Dates Early September to mid December
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.8 GPA; 2 quarters of college-level ecology or biology; coursework in international development, cultural anthropology, and/or Eastern religions is strongly encouraged
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE)- students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.fieldstudies.org/bhutan/semester
Africa : Botswana : Gabarone

Students direct enroll at the University of Botswana and take courses in social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and engineering and technology. Students acquire community engagement experience through a week-long rural homestay, internships, and volunteer options with non-governmental organizations. Instruction is in English.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late-July to Early December; Early -January to Mid-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls, some Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/botswana/gaborone/arts-sciences/
Africa : Botswana : Gabarone

Students both direct enroll at the University of Botswana and take a CIEE course in public health in Botswana and a course on the Setswana language. This program includes field placements in local health organizations. Instruction is in English. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Public Health

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late-July to Early December; Early -January to Mid-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls, some Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/botswana/gaborone/community-public-health/
Latin America : Brazil : Multiple

This Brazilian Ecosystems program engages students in field studies across a variety of biomes in Brazil. Following an orientation, students will compare the flora, fauna, and ecological characteristics of the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Coastal Rainforest, and coastal marine systems, and learn how environmental factors contribute to patterns of species and habitat diversity.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid July to mid August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Field Stations - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.antioch.edu/aea2/programs/brazil/
Latin America : Brazil : Rio de Janeiro

The program consists of intensive language study, direct enrollment, and field-based co-curricular activities. Students can direct enroll at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) where they can take classes on advertising and marketing, journalism, cinema (includes television and radio), visual communication, and digital media. Intensive Portuguese language course is required prior to and during the direct enrollment of two courses at the PUC-Rio. Instruction is in Portuguese.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates TBA
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, six quarters of college level Spanish coursework or 3 quarters of college level Portuguese
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/media-design-social-communications/
Latin America : Brazil : Salvador da Bahia

THIS PROGRAM IS UNDERGOING CHANGES AND MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR FALL 2015. PLEASE REVIEW SIT'S WEBSITE FOR THIS PROGRAM FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. This program allows students to observe through firsthand experience how health care policies in Brazil are put into practice. Students are deeply immersed in Nordeste, Brazil's northeast region and home to some of the poorest areas in the southern hemisphere. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Public Health

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Late February to mid June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; although a background in Portuguese, Spanish, or another Romance language is highly recommended.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays, hostels, or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/sn/programs/semester/spring-2016/brh/
Latin America : Brazil : Salvador da Bahia

Students enroll directly in business courses, taught in English or Portuguese, alongside Brazilian and other international students at two local business schools, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM). Students visit some of the country's largest institutions and companies. Portuguese language course is required during the semester. Courses are taught in English and Portuguese. Program recommended for the following major(s)/minor(s): Business majors

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid-July to Late-November; Early-February to Mid-June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 3.0 GPA, 5 quarters of micro-or macro-economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics coursework
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/brazil/sao-paulo/business-culture/
Asia : Cambodia : Siem Reap

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - In this two-country program, students learn about the complexity and fundamental importance of the Mekong River to the region?s ecosystems and socioeconomic systems. In Cambodia, through coursework, field excursions, and Directed Research, we focus on conservation and rural development. Students may engage in research on water resource management, conservation methods and practices, environmental ethics, and socioeconomic development. The greater Siem Reap region provides myriad riverine and terrestrial habitats to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor serves as a backdrop for understanding Buddhist cosmology and the deep historical and spiritual connectedness that humans feel with nature. In Vietnam, we introduce students to dynamic hydrology, biodiversity, communities, and politics, with a focus on the role of the river in the delta region.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; early February to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.8 GPA: 2 quarters of college-level ecology or biology
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Guesthouse and hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level E - View cost information »
Link http://www.fieldstudies.org/mekong/semester
Africa : Cameroon : Yaounde

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Against the backdrop of Cameroon's rich ethnic pluralism, the program explores: 1. Cameroonian history, including Cameroon before colonization; German, French, and British colonization; the fight for independence; the impact that colonization has had on Cameroonian society today 2. Development theories and approaches in the specific context of Cameroon 3. Gender, including the role and place of women and men in Cameroonian society; contemporary gender roles and existing gaps between modern and traditional roles 4. Minorities, including the "place" of the Anglophone in Cameroon and prejudices against Anglophones; culture and traditions of the Baka-Bagyeli (pygmies) 5. Art, tradition, and cultural expression, including history and traditional ceremonies of the Bamilékés and traditional structures like the chefferies (chiefdoms) 6. Islam and traditional power in the Grand North, including the interaction of traditional authorities, political power, and modernity

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/dates_cmr.cfm?cp=2014SFA
Latin America : Chile : Santiago

Study the Spanish language and gain real-world business experience in the beautiful and modern metropolis of Santiago! Students will take courses taught in English with professors from some of the top Chilean business universities. See the concepts learned in class come to life in the real world during site visits to local Chilean businesses.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Late June to late July; late July to late August; late June to late August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/chile/santiago/summer-business-culture/
Latin America : Chile : Arica

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Central to the program is an analysis of health reform intended primarily to improve health conditions of disadvantaged groups, particularly those in Chile, while also improving healthcare access for the population at large. Students carefully examine intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the context of Chile as well as southern Peru. Students consider different conceptions of wellness and healing, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous groups. The program gives students the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to early December; late February to early June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields; 6 quarters of college-level Spanish.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level E - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_cih.cfm
Latin America : Chile : Santiago

The Santa Clara exchange program in Santiago, Chile provides students the opportunity to directly enroll in courses at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. This program allows students to develop their Spanish language skills with living and studying with Chileans.

Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Biology, Spanish

Engagement opportunities: Language, Direct Enrollment

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates August to December; March to July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; six quarters of college level Spanish or equivalent
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Home stays - - housing is not included in program fee. Student is required to work with exchange university to find accommodations.
Cost Level A - The intensive pre-session Spanish language course is not included in this fee; students are billed directly by UAH for that course - View cost information »
Link http://www.scu.edu/studyabroad/options/chile.cfm
Latin America : Chile : Santiago

Students can study international business concepts through coursework, group projects, homestays, cultural activities, and applied learning opportunities with local and international companies and organizations. Students can take courses at the CIEE Study Center as well as direct enrollment at Universidad de Chile. Courses are available in English and Spanish. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Sociology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid-July to Mid-December; TBA
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, 2 quarters of Spanish although 3 quarters is recommended. 2 quarters business coursework, 2 quarters of economics
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/chile/santiago/business-culture/
Asia : China : Yunan Province

Based in Yunnan Province, home to a rich diversity of minority communities and traditions, this program examines the social, environmental, economic, and cultural factors shaping Yunnan?s and China's future. Students gain a deep understanding of China's rich multicultural history and broadened perspectives on the major issues and challenges confronting China today. In addition, students can rapidly advance their Chinese through the program's intensive language component, which yields six academic credits.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; late February to early June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/sn/programs/semester/fall-2015/chr/
Asia : China : Shanghai

Spend the summer applying and advancing your Mandarin language skills in one of the most dynamic, rapidly developing cities on earth. Whether you're a first- or fifth-year student of the language, you'll have access to intensive, daily Chinese coursework and one-on-one classes that address your individual needs. Coupling that classwork with structured peer tutorials and language clinics, homestays with local families, cultural activities and volunteering opportunities, CIEE study abroad in Shanghai provides you with an exciting and truly immersive international experience.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Late June to late August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Subjects 2.75 GPA
Accommodation Campus residence hall with Chinese roommate or homestay
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/shanghai/summer-accelerated-chinese-language/
 
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