Summer

Programs offered in the summer.

Great Alpine Adventure: Germany

Experience German history and culture in the most beautiful part of Germany, Bavaria. Explore Munich, with its historic WWII sites, the Olympic Stadium- home of the 1972 Summer Olympics – and learn about the ongoing “Refugee Crisis.” Relax for a day in a monastery and then experience the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze. Visit the Olympic Stadium in the quaint little town of Garmisch, where the 1936 Winter Olympics were held. A number of famous castles are just a short distance away.

Senegal

This faculty-led study abroad program will examine contemporary Senegalese culture and society. Students will gain knowledge about Senegal’s history, politics, education, religions,healthcare, environment, gender issues, music, literature and cinema through a variety of guest lectures, readings, films, site visits, interactive workshops, and cultural excursions. A particular emphasis will be given to life in Senegal’s urban centers and how inhabitants of these cities engage with issues facing their country and community.  

Portugal: Counseling and Human Development

This study abroad program will focus on the decriminalization of illicit substances and the social-cultural implications. The coursework will be complimented by guest talks, museum and palace visits, a relaxing trip to Portuguese wine country, boat and bike excursions, and exploration of Portugal's history, landmarks, culture and current events. Come enjoy Europe's sunniest capital and beautiful coastline with us!

London and Paris: School of Design

The LONDON+PARIS travel study provides a formal educational experience grounded design education and conversation. Through the study of both modern and historical sites, students will gain understanding of the social, political and physical influences affecting changes in the built environment. In addition to raising cultural and global awareness, this experience will sharpen students’ design skills, foster critical thinking, and demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.

Cambodia and Thailand: History & Geography

Visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Pehn

Tour Angkor Wat, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, at sunrise

Relax on the white, sun-drenched beaches in Phuket, Thailand

Swim, snorkel, and sunbathe on a speedboat tour of the Phi Phi Islands

Visit the oldest temple in Chiang Mai

Hike into a Hmong village with a local guide

Take in the cuisine and markets of Bangkok, Thailand

Nepal: Himalayas Geology Field Camp

The metamorphic rocks north of Khudi and the major fault will be the topics of the first mapping project which is based on field observations, topographic maps, use of Brunton and other field skills. The terrain is challenging and the access is via trails.

The Second large project involves mapping of Geomorphological landforms and measuring active processes in the high altitude field area near Sundar Mountain.

USA: How the Sausage Gets Made: Politics and Policy in Washington, DC

You will travel to Washington, DC to build understanding in both the political process and policymaking. You will meet with recent, mid-, and late-career USD alumni, among others, to understand how a degree from the Department of Political Science at USD can launch your career in Washington, DC. You will learn what USD alumni wish they would have known, experience some of the diversity of careers available to you, and see how the sausage is made.

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