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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-551-3019.
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Asia : Thailand : Khon Kaen
Students take intensive Thai language in addition to development and environmental courses at the CIEE Study Center located at Khon Kaen University (KKU). Working in groups, students engage in field study and directed research on development and social justice issues. Instruction is in English and Thai. Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Studies,Sociology
Africa : Tunisia : Tunis
This immersive study abroad program gives students the chance to study Arabic while examining issues of identity, culture, and globalization in a multicultural context Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Arabic Studies, Sociology
Europe : Turkey : Istanbul
The Arcadia in Istanbul program was established in direct collaboration with Kadir Has University, a leader in research and innovative instruction with an international perspective. The university is located in one of the most historically rich areas of the city, along the harbor inlet called the Golden Horn. You will have the unique opportunity to interact directly with the university and general community. All courses are taught in classrooms of Kadir Has University, and many will have both Arcadia and university students taking them. Students will enroll in 5 to 6 courses, and earn 3 semester hours of credit per course.
Latin America : Turks and Caicos Islands : Turks & Caicos
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks & Caicos: Marine Resource Management Studies Semester program provides students with the opportunity to conduct field research that is helps to provide the local government, community, and tourism developers with recommendations that will help sustain the economic, social, and ecological stability of South Caicos. Snorkeling and SCUBA diving in waters surrounding South Caicos, students in this semester study abroad program in the Turks and Caicos learn field research techniques to identify a wide range of marine organisms and habitats, and learn about marine ecology and coastal ecosystems. Students grapple with the challenges of balancing the economic needs of the fishing community with fisheries management and analyze the costs and benefits of potential new fisheries. Assessing the pros and cons of resource management and habitat conservation options, and their associated social and economic implications, brings students face-to-face with the real-life dilemmas for governmental regulators and the residents of South Caicos.
Africa : Uganda : Gulu
This program examines the origins of the conflict in northern Uganda; issues of identity construction in the Ugandan context; and ongoing efforts by Ugandans to advance peace, community building, and reconciliation. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Sociology
Middle East : United Arab Emirates : Sharjah
Students enroll directly in the American University of Sharjah, do intensive language study and take courses in Middle Eastern and Gulf studies. Students can take courses in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business, engineering, and architecture. Students are required to take one Arabic language course. Courses are taught in English.
Asia : Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City
NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Vietnam has been wrestling with critical issues such as sustainable resource management, intense urbanization, changing family and marriage patterns, and integration with global networks and institutions. Students in the Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development program examine these trends firsthand. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and complementary educational excursions led by academic and community experts, students learn about Vietnam's history, social characteristics, and recent economic development trends. Intensive language study, learning activities with Vietnamese peers, and a meaningful homestay further facilitate deep cultural immersion and cross-cultural learning.
Europe : Wales : Multiple
The Fulbright Commission Wales Summer Institute is a six-week cultural and academic programme for US students held at three internationally renowned Welsh universities; Cardiff University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University focusing on the theme of: Contemporary Wales: Industry, Politics, Culture and Change. Participants will learn about Wales - its culture, history, its geographical differences and the role that industry has taken in shaping the historical, political and cultural landscape of Wales. Participants will also learn about the role of Wales within the United Kingdom and the wider world and Welsh influences internationally.