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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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Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

A study of the organization and provision of public health in northern Europe, and of the historical, social, economic, and political background of the present health care systems. This course provides an understanding of what determines health, priority-setting for public health policy, and the relationship between the many players involved in policy-making and provision of health services. Social and political dilemmas in the field of health care will be examined. Visits in Denmark and the Netherlands include general practitioners, policy-making institutions, and interest groups that will address the challenges Europe faces in relation to health care due to rising costs, aging populations, and immigration.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/programs/courses/health-delivery-prioritization-northern-europe/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Introduction to the most significant human diseases posing a threat to our society, their diagnoses and treatments, and to the clinical working methods of physicians as practiced at large, Danish and European university hospitals. This course is taught by doctors from University of Copenhagen Hospitals. Please be aware that the course does not provide regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of biology and 3 quarters of chemistry at the university level.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/programs/courses/human-health-and-disease-a-clinical-approach/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This course aims to give students an understanding of the biotechnology field by examining the academic and industrial drug development process, biotechnological tools and the opportunities and challenges biotechnology has for medicine including personalized medicine, immune response reactions, stem cells, gene therapy, etc. through a focus on the European pharmaceutical and biotech research community.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of biology and 3 quarters of chemistry at the university level.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/programs/courses/medical-biotechnology-and-drug-development/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

A study of recent research in the rapidly expanding field of positive psychology. Students will critique the possible pitfalls of a psychology of happiness, explore constructs of subjective well-being, and consider the ways that positive emotions influence cognition, health, wealth, and social relationships.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; university level psychology course.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/programs/courses/positive-psychology-su2/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Trafficking in human beings and prostitution are related and very widespread phenomena in today?s globalized world. This course is an introduction to definitions and manifestations of human trafficking, and an overview of legal, law-enforcement and societal responses to it at the global, European and national levels. Students will also gain an understanding of prostitution from sociological and psychological angles. The study tour to Amersterdam will allow students to gain insight into the implications of legalized prostitution in the Dutch capital. They will be exposed to key actors and learn firsthand how prostitution impacts the women involved, how NGOs operate, and how law enforcement officials learn to cope with legalized prostitution in their city.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/programs/courses/prostitution-and-sex-trade/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Climate change calls for radical re-thinking of a sustainable environment - ultimately, a change towards a 100% renewable energy society. But is this possible? This course examines the technical, economic, political and social aspects of renewable energy and its link with culture. Different renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.) are explored, and the strengths and weaknesses of different policy options (feed-in tariffs, quotas, etc.) are discussed.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Studies

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Engineering
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/programs/courses/renewable-energy-systems/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

The Biomedicine program is designed to give students insight into biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment and an understanding of the dynamics of drug discovery and development. Students will get an interdisciplinary perspective on how biotech research and business work together. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of college level Biology and 3 quarters of college level Chemistry
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/biotechnology-biomedicine/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

The Medical Practice and Policy program offers students unique and valuable hands-on medical experiences, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and healthcare in Europe. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of college level Biology and 3 quarters of college level Chemistry
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/medical-policy/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

The Neuroscience program explores the role of the nervous system in regulating physiological processes at the cellular and molecular levels, the structure and function of the nervous system, and the biology behind different types of clinically relevant neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of college level Biology and 3 quarters of college level Chemistry
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/neuroscience/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This program focuses on psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on its application in a Danish and European context. You will critically analyze theory in relation to cultural and social differences in psychological practice, and learn to apply recent advances in psychological science to your own practical experiences. 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 Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; university level psychology course.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/psychology/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Through this program, you will gain a northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health such as prevention, health promotion, and quality improvement with examination of the challenges of health delivery, prioritization, and health economics. 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 Mid 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
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/public-health/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

The core focus of the program is on the social, political, and economic issues associated with sustainable development. Using a predominantly social science approach, you will be introduced to a range of Danish and European stakeholders shaping the sustainability agenda. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid 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
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/sustainability/
Latin America : Dominican Republic : Santiago

This program consists of coursework, field work, internships, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions to study urban and rural community development. Students can take coursework in social theory and research methodology to support an Independent Capstone Project. Internship placements are available in a community-based organization or NGO. Students take courses at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). Instruction is in Spanish. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Sociology, Spanish

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid-August to Mid-December; Early-January to Late-April
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, six quarters of Spanish with 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/dominican-republic/santiago/service-learning/
Latin America : Ecuador : Galapagos

The IES Abroad Galapagos Direct Enrollment Program offers you the opportunity to experience the culturally rich and infinitely diverse environments of Ecuador. Although you will begin one of three specialized environmental tracks in historic Quito, the heart of the program takes place in the Galapagos Islands. You enroll in courses through the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), and its subsidiary the Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS).
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Sciences

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; early January to mid May.
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA, one general Biology course and one Ecology (or Natural Science equivalent) course before enrolling.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays
Cost Level D - The SCU fee will cover the "IES Semester Program Fee." It does not include "IES Additional Fees for Special Options Associated with Tuition and Housing." - View cost information »
Link https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Programs/Ecuador/Galapagos/galapagosOverview.html
Latin America : Ecuador : Quito and other locations

The University of Minnesota's Ecuador: Quito-International Development and Internship program allows students the opportunity to study one of the following tracks: art and cultural studies; health; ecology; education and literacy; or micro finances and social services. The program puts students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. Through classes, field trips, internships and research, the program strives to establish a continual dialogue linking experience with theory and critical analysis. The MSID curriculum explores the theoretical and practical implications of international development and intercultural issues. Field experience is an integral part of all courses. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Sociology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early August to Mid December (with pre-session) or Early September to Mid December; Mid January to Mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; six quarters of university level Spanish
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Home stay
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/americas/msid-ecuador.php
 
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