Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

 Lasting as little as a week to as long as three months, these programs led by a WIU professor offer flexibility and international experiences to students who find it difficult to be abroad for an entire semester. Program offerings vary from year to year. Many departments have multiple programs that rotate according to a given cycle.

Course Listing

Spring 2017

WISE Spain - SPAN (16 hrs)

The Western Illinois Spanish Experience-Spain (WISE Spain) program provides a semester-long immersion in Spanish language and culture along with on-site guidance and mentoring by a Department of Foreign Languages faculty member. 

Location: Salamanca, Spain. Travel Dates: January 28 - April 28, 2017. Leader: Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons

 

2017 WORLD OF HARRY POTTER: MAGIC, THE UNITED KINGDOM & SOCIAL JUSTICE-ENG 379/679 (3 hrs)

Why study Harry Potter?  Why enter a world of wizardry and magic?  To explore Harry Potter in its social, cultural and educational context and understand some of the reasons for its popularity, of course. 

Location: London, United Kingdom. Travel Dates: May 15-28, 2017. Leader:  Dr. Rebekah Buchanan

 

DISNEY WORLD & UNIVERSAL STUDIOS COMMUNICATION CULTURE - COMM 379/679 (3 hrs)
  • Great example of effective communication by a multinational corporation 
  • Intricately planned communication happens unnoticed by guests
  • “Everything speaks”—learn how to discern, interpret, and speak this language

Location: Orlando, Florida.  Travel Dates: May 17-26, 2017 Leader: David Zanolla

 

BIKES, BIER, & BEETHOVEN: ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL IN GERMANY- ANTH 379/679 (3 hrs)

This Study Abroad Course will focus on environmental and cultural sustainability. you’ll then travel to Berlin, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and explore how the cultural, environmental, political, and economic factors influence how Germans live today.

Location: Berlin & Celle, Germany.  Travel Dates: May 15-28, 2017. Leader: Dr. Heather McIlvaine-Newsad

 

ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: NEPAL - ECON 379 (3 hrs)

This program provides a country case study of the economic issues faced by developing countries

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal.  Travel Dates: May 15 - 31, 2017. Leader: Dr. Shankar Ghimire

 

GERMAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: MUNICH AND THE BAVARIAN ALPS - HIST 379/679 (3 hrs)

The German state of Bavaria is historically significant for many reasons: Bavaria was the birthplace of the Nazi movement; sites such as the Nuremberg Nazi Rally Grounds and the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site and other sites will be visited. 

Location: Germany Travel Dates: May 16 - 31, 2017. Leader: Dr. Ute Chamberlin

Summer 2017

2017 WISE COSTA RICA- SPAN 361 and SPAN 279/379 (6 hrs)

Western Illinois Spanish Experience-Costa Rica (WISE Costa Rica) gives you a four-week immersion in Spanish language and culture while also providing on-site guidance and mentoring by a Department of Foreign Languages faculty member. 

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica.   Travel Dates: June 4 - July 1, 2017.  Leader: Dr. Munia Cabal-Jimenez

 

CONTEMPORARY ART 2017: Europe's Leading Exhibitions - ARTH 379 or MST 679 (3 hrs)

This course offers you an in-depth study of both the state and nature of the global art exhibition today, as well as opportunities to consider, first-hand, the contemporary art displayed there. You'll learn about the organization and economics of these major art exhibitions.

Location: Kassel, Munster, Venice Travel Dates: June 17 - July 1, 2017 Leader: Dr. Keith Holz

SPRING 2018

London: The City Experience - HIST 379/679 (3 hrs) 

This Study Abroad Course explores the politics, society, law, and culture of London by visiting the great city itself. You’ll experience the city and its many famous landmarks such as Westminster, the Tower of London and the Globe Theatre made famous by William Shakespeare.  

Location: London, England Travel Dates: March 10-17, 2018 (flexible)  Leader: Dr. Jennifer McNabb

 

 

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