Short Term Faculty-Led Study Tours
Earn credits while traveling with Worcester State University faculty and students during semester breaks (Spring, Summer and Winter). Each year WSU faculty develop short term international opportunities to give students the chance to experience in the field the theories they are learning in the classroom. Field research on these programs is integrated into classroom work.
2012-2013 Spotlight on Faculty-Led programs:
A History of British Theatre. This program will run over Spring Break 2012 and will include visits to London and Stratford upon Avon as well as shows in some of England's most prestigious theatres and tours of museums in London. For more information contact Professor Adam Zahler or the International Programs Office.
Costa Rica:Photography & the Environment. This program was developed by Professor Suzanne Gainer, Communication. It is designed as an opportunity for budding photographers to test and improve their skills while exploring the environment in Costa Rica. For more information please contact Suzanne Gainer or the International Programs Office.
The Amazon: Oil Media and Indigenous Survival. First established in 2006 by Professor Carlos Fontes, Communication, students explore Quito, Ecuador and the Ecuadorian Amazon including a 6 day stay with the Saraycu tribe. For more information, please contact Carlos Fontes or the International Programs Office.
Belize. This program has been running since March of 2007 and normally runs two trips per year: March and May. It is primarily designed to give nursing students an experiential international opportunity. For more information contact Kate Baldor, Nursing or the International Programs Office.
Nicaragua. WSU offers two separate programs in conjunction with MANNA Project International, www.mannaproject.org. The first is the Alternative Spring Break Nicaragua Service Team Project, through the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, and the second is the OT Service Learning Project, Occupational Therapy. Both of these programs focus on manual service in the communities surrounding Managua. For more information contact the International Programs Office.
Morocco. The three main elements that have shaped the social and political landscape in Morocco and many parts of the Middle East and North Africa will be the focus of our trip. The methodology of learning is totally and fully interactive. We will be learning by probing and observing.The Morocco short term faculty led program fulfills the Arabic 211 requirement and can be credited toward a Humanities, History, or Political science minor or major. Students are encouraged to sign up for the class BUT are not required to take it if they wish not to. The course will be run through the DGCE department
PLEASE NOTE: These are just a sampling of the Faculty-Led programs at WSU. Other destinations have included: England, France, Spain, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Tanzania, the Galapagos and more! For more information, contact Katey Palumbo, Interim Director.