Summer

Programs offered in the summer.

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.

Australia: Comparative Development and Commercialization of Medical Devices

In this program, you will explore the process of developing durable medical equipment through on-site discussion and exploration of research lab, development, and manufacturing facilities located in Sydney, Australia. DMEs are medically necessary devices prescribed by a health care provider to aid in, contribute to, provide monitoring of, or treatment for a medical condition. As such, health care providers must possess knowledge of DMEs.

Spain: Global Education

This program will visit cities that are illustrative of the Spanish culture including Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Marbella.  The participants will visit at least two international schools and be immersed in the arts, religion, culture, language and education of Spain.  Excursions include the Royal Palace in Madrid, National Del Prado Art Museum, Toledo Cathedral, Alcazar of Toledo, Alhambra, Seville Cathedral, Marbella Old Quarter and many other amazing sites. 

Ecuador: Andes Field Camp - Volcanology and Mining Geology

Learn the fundamentals of field work and mapping while studying volcanic deposits in a classic continental volcanic arc.  The course will contain field study of several of Ecuador’s active volcanoes (including Cotopaxi and Tungurahua) as well as an introduction to the monitoring and hazard mitigation efforts of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador. The course will also contain study of more ancient volcanic terrains, the formation of associated metal deposits and the geology of active active exploration and mining in Ecuador.

Turkey: Geology Field Camp

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

The course includes preparation of stratigraphic columns, structural cross sections, and geologic maps, and completion of formal reports.  Successive projects involve greater geologic complexity, and some may emphasize geologic hazard or mineral resource assessment. Practical applications to environment-related problems, earthquake hazards, landslides, and hydrogeology may be included.

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