Undergraduate

Programs offering undergraduate credit.

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!

Netherlands and Belgium: An Honors Exploration of Human Rights and Global Relations

In this Honors study abroad course and experience, students will learn about the history, landmarks, culture, and current events of the Netherlands and Belgium. The primary focus of the pre-travel course will be global relations and human rights, while also addressing topics such as education, religion, art, and agriculture. The course is also meant to build relationships and connections among students and faculty who will be traveling together to the Netherlands and Belgium. 

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.

Italy: Leadership in the Workplace

In Italy, both Rome and Florence, students will explore leadership styles and how they apply to the modern workforce. Students participating in the "Italy: Leadership in the Workplace" program will also study the Renaissance and how it impacts today's world. The portion of the course that takes place in Italy will examine how leaders throughout Roman and Italian history used different types of leadership to build the Roman Empire and spread the Renaissance ideals. Reflection on personal values and strengths will create a transformative experience for all who participate.

Belize: Service Learning 2019

This cross-generational program partners with faith-based educators in two Belize locations and a group from First Lutheran Church in Brookings to serve the educational needs of K-12 school children and communities. Past projects included assisting/teaching the students in the classroom and after-school programs, improving school buildings, working on the school farm. and other projects. In 2019 we will add a focus on exploring biodiversity with local guides in various settings.

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

Hong Kong: Global Immersion Program

Hong Kong is a dynamic and vibrant cosmopolis that is a fusion of many cultures. Under British rule for over 150 years, Hong Kong incorporates British culture and values with Chinese tradition. In 1997, it was established as a Special Administrative Region and has more autonomy than any place in China. With over 7 million people, Hong Kong boasts twice as many skyscrapers as New York City and is a major world port.

USA: Art and Art History in New York City

This course offers you the opportunity to learn about art and art history by touring New York City's most significant art museums and observing the workings of the contemporary art world. The course will also include a significant classroom component on campus to prepare you and to contextualize the art and institutions we will see and visit. This course counts toward the art history requirements for studio art majors.

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