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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 : China : Shanghai

Commercial giant; financial and cultural hub; home to the largest container port on Earth?there may be no better city to examine the rapidly changing nature of global business than Shanghai. This program is designed to enhance students' knowledge of fundamental business and economic principles within a Chinese and international context. The program will help prepare students for a career in international business through balanced exposure to core concepts, important theories, and case studies, as well as through site visits to Chinese companies and discussions with leading practitioners.

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 Campus residence hall
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/shanghai/summer-business-culture/
Asia : China : Shanghai

Shanghai is a commercial giant, financial and cultural hub, and home to the largest container port on Earth. Doing business here is, more often than not, doing business with the world. This internship program in Shanghai will build students' business knowledge from a global perspective. During this program, students will learn firsthand about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies and regulatory impact, workplace issues, and the importance of skills such as integrity and collaboration. Students will also develop contacts in China that can potentially help with future career opportunities.

Term(s) Summer
Dates 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 Campus residence hall or homestay
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/shanghai/summer-internship/
Asia : China : Shanghai

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) is an equal-partner institution cooperatively sponsored by the University of Michigan (UM) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The Chinese Government and both partner universities have made a strong commitment to develop JI as a world class research oriented high-learning institute. Through the merging and utilization of the best practices of both universities, JI has demonstrated rapid development in its management model, organizational structure and educational system. The unique and strategic characteristic of the JI is its global approach to structural and operational development. Over the past five years, the JI has developed an effective model for training globally astute, creative talents. In addition to its unique program curricula modeled after UM and an all-English learning environment, the JI students are exposed to an educational approach focused on holistic and rounded development of students? abilities and character. Faculty come from world leading universities, including tenured faculty from Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Stony Brook University and Duke University. This program is recommended for the following majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Term(s) Fall semester
Dates Mid September to late December
Academic Program Engineering
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; engineering student; language proficiency required for programs not taught in English
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Joint Institute Dormitory on Minhang Campus - housing is not included in program fee. Student is required to work with exchange university to find accommodations.
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://globale3.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10336
Asia : China : Beijing

The Beijing Center (TBC) is a study abroad program established in 1998 to provide Jesuit university students with premier comprehensive education about China. The program does this by combining intense language and course work, unparalleled immersion opportunities, and academic excursions throughout the country. Courses offered cover a wide variety of disciplines allows students to both take courses to understand the complexities of China, as well as to advance their degrees.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Chinese

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates August to December; January to May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.8 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Students live on 3rd floor of International Student Center. Students taking intensive intermediate or advanced Chinese may request a Chinese roommate. Yearlong program participants may request a home stay option for second semester. Students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.thebeijingcenter.org/
Asia : China : Nanjing

Students take classes at the CIEE Study Center and take Intensive Chinese Language and area study courses. Also available are group excursions and weekly sessions with peer tutors. Advanced language level students can take courses at Nanjing University. Instruction is in Mandarin and English.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Chinese

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August- Mid-December; Mid-February to Mid-June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, 3 quarters of Mandarin Chinese or equiavalent.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Hall or Homestay
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/nanjing/intensive-chinese-language-culture/
Asia : China : Shanghai

Students take classes at the CIEE Study Center located near East China Normal University (ECNU). Students learn about China's rapid economic development and the country's emerging role on the world stage through coursework, excursions, company visits and internships. An intensive Mandarin language course is available. Instruction is in Mandarin and English. There is no language prerequisite. Program recommended for the following major(s)/minor(s): Business majors

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early-September to Mid-December; Mid-February to Late-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, 5 or more quarters of college-level economics, accounting, finance, management, or marketing
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Hall - 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/china/shanghai/business-language-culture/
Latin America : Costa Rica : Costa Rica

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies Semester program provides the opportunity for students to examine the effects of globalization on classic development issues such as agriculture, biodiversity protection, economic development, urban sprawl, population growth, waste management, and water resources. Students in this semester study abroad program focus on evaluating the success of Costa Rica's world-renowned land and biodiversity management systems and developing alternative strategies for economic development and biodiversity conservation, such as land-use planning, organic agriculture, and conservation outside of protected areas.Visits to cloud forests, dry forests, volcanoes, lowland rainforests, and plantations in Costa Rica offer opportunities to examine management schemes, identify the benefits of protected areas, and determine which systems offer the best option for economic development, the maintenance of cultural norms, and the preservation of biodiversity.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology, Environmental Sciences

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 2.8 GPA; one college level ecology, biology or environmental studies course and one college level Spanish course
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Students live in a dormintory at the Atenas field station. 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/costarica/semester
Latin America : Costa Rica : Costa Rica

The Costa Rica summer program offers a small cohort of students the opportunity to experience the biodiversity of a Costa Rica tropical rainforest. Students enroll in two courses taught by Santa Clara University instructor Michelle Bezanson (Anthropology). Upon successful completion of the course requirements they will receive a total of 10 units of credit. Students have one week of pre-field instruction at Santa Clara then spend three weeks at a La Suerte Biological Field Station gaining hands-on experience in community ecology and animal behavior.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Term(s) Summer
Dates Late July to Late August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; Spanish recommended
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Field stations and home stays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.michellebezanson.com/field-course.html
Latin America : Costa Rica : Palo Verde

The Duke/OTS Global Health Semester in Costa Rica provides students considering careers in public health, medicine, and other health-related areas an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge and direct experience. The 15-week program emphasizes both the scientific and social issues of tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, and research topics in these subjects. Students will reside at two of the biological field stations owned by OTS, Las Cruces and La Selva, located in diverse parts of the country. In both urban and rural settings, students will also be exposed to clinical settings and primary care facilities within Costa Rica's social security system, including indigenous reservations.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester,
Dates Mid August to Early December; Mid January to Early May.
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; three quarters of college level Biology; two quarters of college level Spanish
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Biological field stations - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=339&Itemid=467
Latin America : Cuba : Havana

Spend four weeks immersed in Cuban culture, studying and getting to know the capital city of Havana?from the UNESCO World Heritage site to its many diverse suburbs. The program offers one intensive course, complemented by a variety of field trips and outings, adding depth to your adventure in this island nation.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Late June to late July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
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 Homestay
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/cuba/havana/summer-cuban-studies/
Latin America : Cuba : Havana

As the political, economic, and cultural hub of Cuba, Havana is the perfect spot to practice Spanish and gain insight into this country?s fascinating past. On CIEE?s Cuban Studies program, students will learn about the Cuban Revolution, Cuba?s relationship with the U.S., and Cuban art, language, and literature. Step into history in Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site that shows what life was like after the Spanish arrived, and become a part of Cuba?s rich culture.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; eight quarters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence halls, small hotels, or private Cuban homes licensed to rent to foreigners
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/cuba/havana/cuban-studies/
Europe : Czech Republic : Prague

In Prague, students will use compelling coursework and engaging cultural activities to explore the development of modern psychology, its relationship to politics and art; and its and its role in Central Europe?s turbulent past.

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 Apartments
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/czech-republic/prague/summer-psychology/
Europe : Czech Republic : Prague

This program engages students of the humanities, studio arts, and social sciences with the history, and visual, performing, and literary arts of the Czech Republic. Students are immersed in the country's contemporary arts scene while uncovering its rich artistic heritage. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Sociology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Mid February to early June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; For visual arts, photography, and dance studio work, background in the area of study is required. For creative writing, students must be majors or minors in writing. Courses in European history or arts history 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://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_czr.cfm
Europe : Czech Republic : Prague

Students take a Czech language class from the CIEE Study Center and can choose from a wide selection of courses and subjects on Czech culture and society including history, media, art, religion, literature, and politics. Students also have the option to enroll directly in classes at Charles University or FAMU, a known film school. There are volunteer and internship opportunities available. All CIEE area studies courses are taught in English.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late-August to Mid-December; Late-January to Mid-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA, 2 quarters of European studies related coursework recommended
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Residence Hall, Apartment - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - Students who opt for and are placed in single-occupancy dorm or apartment rooms will be billed a supplemental fee directly by CIEE. - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/czech-republic/prague/central-european-studies/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Enrich and develop your critical thinking skills through investigating and reflecting on current issues in child development and education. Delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ?the good childhood?. Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions. Develop interpersonal competencies in your practicum by engaging actively with a Danish childcare institution, public school, or a high school. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA;
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/child-development-and-diversity/
 
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