Spring Break

Programs offered during spring break.

Vietnam & Cambodia: Food Production, Culture and History

We will explore the food production, culture, and history of Vietnam and Cambodia during this 10 day program to Southeast Asia. In Hanoi, we will visit Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has been inhabited since pre-historic times.  We will then fly to Siem Reap to explore the Angkor Wat Temples in Cambodia.  This temple complex, which was built in the capital of the historic Khmer Empire, has been a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists and is the largest religious complex in the world.  After visiting Angkor Wat, we will travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Spring Break in Mexico

Explore Mexican life and culture, gain an important perspective on US/Mexican relations, and better understand our neighbor to the south. During this spring break program, you will get a first-hand look at Mexican society, politics, economy, and culture. You will visit three important cities in central Mexico—San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro, and Guanajuato—in order to truly experience life and culture that extend beyond tourist resorts.

United States: Organizational Culture and Customer Service in Orlando

This course provides a broad conceptual background of fundamental knowledge in organizational culture and customer service. Participants will learn about customer service skills required in major international oriented firms, government firms, and tourism firms and studies the influences that affect customer service strategies in diverse cultural, economic, political, legal, and technological international environments.

Bahamas: Marine and Island Ecology

This course focuses on learning about tropical marine and island biology on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas. Learning will include a combination of traditional lecture, field, and laboratory explorations of marine and island biology. Prior to travel, class sessions (2 per week, 1hr 15min) will be held to familiarize students with course goals and expectations, develop familiarity with concepts and environments unique to the marine and island setting, and explore relevant literature and research. Time spent on the island will be largely hands-on and experiential.

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