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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 studyabroad@scu.edu 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

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid-August to Mid-December; Mid-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 Apartment
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/thailand/khon-kaen/development-globalization/
Asia : Tibet : Dharamsala

Emory University and its partner, the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD), weave together rigorous academic study, field research, cultural immersion, and contemplative practice in order to provide a unique semester-long program for students interested in both India and Tibet. One class is taught by the Dalai Lama. During the semester, students study the Tibetan language and complete a research project on a topic of interest to them in Tibetan Studies. Students are emersed into the culture by living on campus with a Tibetan roommate and with host families.

Term(s) Spring semester
Dates Mid January to Mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; phone interview required
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation On campus with Tibetan roommates and with host families
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://tibet.emory.edu/academics/academics.html
Africa : Tunisia : Tunis

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE US STATE DEPT TRAVEL WARNING CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. 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

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Early February to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility GPA: 2.75
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_tnc.cfm?cp=2013SSP
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.

Term(s) Fall semester; Spring semester
Dates Early Sepetember to Late December; Mid-January to Late May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.8 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Shared apartments
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/study-abroad-in-turkey/
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.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester, Summer
Dates Early September to Mid December; Early February to Early May; Early July to Early August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; one semester of college-level ecology or biology.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Students live at the field station adjacent to Cockburn Harbour.
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://www.fieldstudies.org/tci/semester
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

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Early February to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility GPA: 2.75; Coursework in conflict theories recommended. Interview may be required.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_ugr.cfm?cp=2013SSP
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.

Term(s) Spring semester
Dates Late-January to Early-June. Please note that dates may vary year to year.
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Hall
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/united-arab-emirates/sharjah/business-engineering-arts-sciences/
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.

Term(s) Summer
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility Late June to Early August
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation University Hall of Residence
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates/wales-cardiff-bangor-aberystwyth-universities
 
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