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USD FLPs 2013-2014

***EXTENDED DEADLINES***

SUMMER:  Tropical Field Ecology in Costa Rica (BIOL 417/517; 3 CR)
Costa Rica
Leb by: Jake Kerby

Travel Dates: May 18 - May 28, 2014
Application Deadline Extended until: February 1, 2014

Tropical Field Ecology in Costa Rica emphasizes the development of hypotheses and implementation of ecological studies in a variety of aquatic and terrestrial systems.  Practical experience with sampling methodology will be obtained during a major field trip.  Data analysis, presentation and discussion skills will also be important components of the course. For more information, contact Jake Kerby by emailing jacob.kerby@usd.edu.
 
Pre-requisites: BIOL 151/153 or equivalent
Program Fee (est.): $1850 + self-support tuition

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.


 
SUMMER:  Discover Teaching - Teach, Travel and Tour England (EDFN & ELED/SEED/ED; 3 CR)
Ormskirk (Liverpool), England
Led by: Kristine Reed

Travel Dates: May 18 - June 1, 2014
Application Deadline Extended until: February 1, 2014

These courses will survey the history, organization, and philosophy of American education with an emphasis on learning about American education by studying the history, organization and philosophy of education in England, specifically focused on the schools located in the vicinity of Edge Hill University, near Liverpool, England. Students will participate in a practicum experience which will provide first-hand experiences with members of a diverse culture and face-to-face interaction with students and teachers working in a different education system than the United States. For more information, contact Kristine Reed by emailing Kristine.Reed@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites:  Please consult Kristine Reed for further information.
Program fee (est.): $3,050 + self-support tuition

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.

 
SUMMER: Renewable Energy and Sustainability in Europe (CHEM or SUST 492; 3 CR)
Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Hamburg and Berlin, Germany
Led by: Ranjit Koodali

Travel Dates: May 17 - May 31, 2014
Application Deadline Extended until: February 1, 2014

This course will provide students knowledge of and exposure to energy and sustainability research, practices, and policies in Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium.Students will enjoy rare opportunities to visit several different governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as university research centers and local attractions related to sustainable and renewable energy, while also learning about and experiencing local culture. For more information, contact Ranjit Koodali by emailing Ranjit.Koodali@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: None.
Program fee (est.): $3850 + self-support tuition


To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.

 
SUMMER:  Ireland - Sport, History and Culture (KSS 492; 3 CR)
Dublin, Ireland
Led by: Colleen Evans

Travel Dates: May 14 - May 27, 2014
Application Deadline Extended until: February 1, 2014

Intertwined with the sports experience, Irish culture and history will be explored including a stops in Newgrange, Mellifont Abbey and both the north and south coast tours of Dublin. Churches and work places have been the origin of many small sports clubs; the birthplace of traditional Gaelic Games, the most popular being Gaelic football and Hurling. Students will have the opportunity to learn and experience both of these traditional games from their origin to the present day game. They will see firsthand how the European model of sports differs from the U.S.. Tours of sports facilities, talking with sports officials and attendance at sporting events will give them firsthand knowledge and experience of the Gaelic  Athletic Association (GAA) and how it operates. For more information, contact Colleen Evans by emailing Colleen.Evans@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites:  None.
Program fee (est.): $3031.90 + self-support tuition.


To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.

 
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SUMMER:  Greece Then and Now: Exploring the Origins of Humanistic Psychotherapy
(COUN 493/593; 3 CR)
Athens, Greece

Led by: Gerta Bardhoshi

Travel Dates:  May 17 - May 28, 2014
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014 (subject to change)

 
Greece Then and Now: Exploring the Origins of Humanistic Psychotherpay will explore the evolution of Greek culture from antiquity to modern times and its influence on Western Civilization. From connecting the works of Socrates and Plato to a way of life, physically experiencing an array of architecture and art throughout the city of Athens, and unraveling the thread of Greek Tragedy amidst a global financial crisis, students will experience Greek civilization and the complexities of pathos and the human achievement and potential. For more information, please contact Gerta Bardhoshi by emailing Gerta.Bardhoshi@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites:  None.
Program Fee (est.): $3350 + self-support tuition

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.


SUMMER:  International Business and Economics in Europe
(BADM 488/588 or ECON 488; 3 CR)
Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy
Led by: Wade Druin

Travel Dates: May 11 - 27, 2014
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2014 (subject to change)

 
This course will offer students the opportunity to interact with people and students in the business communities and will expose them to the differences in how business is conducted around the world. During this program, students will attend daily tours and briefings at businesses, host universities, government agencies and international institutions to learn about the importance of international business and economics to South Dakota and to their careers. For more information, contact Wade Druin by emailing Wade.Druin@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: None.
Program fee (est.):
$2115 + self-support tuition

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.

 

SPRING BREAK: Culture Care Theory for Leaders in Health Care - Costa Rica! (HSC 275; 3 CR)
San Jose, Costa Rica (and other locations)
Led by: Carole South-Winter

Travel Dates: March 8 - March 16, 2014
Application Deadline: November 15, 2013 (subject to change)

 
This course will highlight the importance of cultural competency in health care today, in which practitioners are expected to provide culturally congruent care that meets the patient’s cultural values and lifestyles.In doing so, students will gain in their understanding of Madeline Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality and apply Leininger’s Sunrise Model as a framework to gain cultural knowledge of life in Costa Rica. Students will also discover the mandala concept and the influence in Aboriginal culture. For more information, contact Carole South-Winter by emailing Carole.South-Winter@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: None.
Program fee (est.):
$2618.90 + self-support tuition

*Please Note: to cover the $2618.90 program fee, participants will pay approximately $2507 (subject to increase after March 1, 2013) directly to the organization providing the program, with the balance due to USD prior to departure in the spring semester.

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.
 

SUMMER: Renaissance Art - Grand Tour of Italy (ARTH 490/590; 3 CR)
Several locations in Italy
Led by: Carol Geu

Travel Dates: May 20 - May 31, 2014
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2014 (subject to change)


This course will survey the styles, aesthetics, and techniques of European art from the late 13th century through the 18th century with focus on the art of Italy. The Renaissance was a time of great change and advancement in the visual arts and architecture. During the tour portion of the course, students will see many of the key artistic monuments created during the Renaissance. For more information, contact Carol Geu by emailing Carol.Geu@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: Good academic standing
Program fee (est.): $5200 + self-support tuition

*Please note: To cover the program fee of $4580, participants will pay approximately $3876 directly to the organization providing the program, approximately $126 directly to USD, and the remainder amount out-of-pocket while on-site in Italy.

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.


 
SUMMER: Health Care in Ghana (HSC 275 or HSC 375; 3-6 CR)
Several locations in Ghana, including Accra and Cape Coast
Led by: Carole South-Winter
Travel Dates:  May 12 - May 25, 2014
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013 (subject to change)

 
This course provides students an opportunity to understand how global issues, developments, and ideas affect their lives and those of others by addressing current issues with increased population (baby boomers in all WWII countries) and decreased funding for health care. It also addresses the global world and prepares students to research, compare and communicate global health care and the social, personal, professional, and civic issues accompanying this topic. Most importantly, this course familiarizes the student with health care delivery in a global market, thus increasing an understanding of the global impact in today’s world. For more information, contact Carole South-Winter by emailing Carole.South-Winter@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: None.
Program fee (est.):  $3950 + self-support tuition 

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.
 
 
SUMMER: Isles of Greece 2014! - The Southern Cyclades (Interdisciplinary; 3-6 CR)
Athens & Southern Cyclades Islands, Greece
Led by: Brennan Jordan, Clayton Lehmann and Nelson Stone

Travel Dates: May 19 - June 8, 2014
Application Deadline: October 31, 2013 (subject to change)

 
This course will introduce students to a variety of aspects of life in Greece over the five millennia from the Bronze Age to our own time. Topics include history, literature, geology, religion, philosophy, ethnography, marine biology, archaeology, and cultural resources management. Sailing and hiking, lectures and readings, snorkeling and diving, visits to sites and museums, conversations with faculty and fellow students, student reports, encounters with our Greek hosts, and travel diaries will provide opportunities for students to acquire information and reflect on their experiences. In particular, the nautical life will give students a sense of the Greek islands as the Greeks saw them in an age before mechanized travel: from the sea in sailing vessels. For more information, contact Brennan Jordan by emailing Brennan.Jordan@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: None.
Program Fee (est.): $2750 + self-support tuition

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.


 
SUMMER: The Politics, History and Culture of Turkey (INTS or POLS 492; 3 CR)
Istanbul and several other locations, Turkey
Led by: Tim Schorn

Travels Dates: May 20 - June 2, 2014
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 (subject to change)

 
Students will learn about the recent history of Turkey to better understand the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the modern Turkish state. Students will also be ntroduced to ancient Turkey by visiting Ephesus, Troy, and more. We will visit the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, the historic city of Troy, and the caves and hills of Cappadocia to see the diversity in Turkish society and politics, where east and west meet. Additionally, we will enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Bosporus and experience the sights and sounds of the traditional market area. For more information, contact Tim Schorn by emailing Timothy.Schorn@usd.edu.

Pre-requisites: 2.9 GPA, and meeting with the faculty leader
Program fee (est.): $2936.90 + self-support tuition

To review what is included in the program fee, the course syllabus and the program itinerary, and to apply to the program click here.

 
***Check back for further information on these pending and upcoming programs, or email theworld@usd.edu for more information.***