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Study Abroad

Interested in Study Abroad opportunities? If so, follow this process: 

  • Attend a Study Abroad 101 Session! Information about days and times offered can be found on the Study Abroad website.
  • After attending a Study Abroad 101 session, students are encouraged to meet with their assigned academic advisors to discuss academic requirements and to identify potential classes or subjects that they will be able to take while abroad.
  • Do not wait to plan your Study Abroad experience! Students are encouraged to know their options and limitations of where Study Abroad may fit as early as possible in their academic career.
  • You may also want to meet with a financial aid counselor concerning financial aid options and possible scholarships.

Check out these CBSHS faculty-directed Study Abroad programs

Summer in the Balkans

This is a unique opportunity to learn about European post-conflict societies— a troubled history, current developments, culture and people— by submerging yourself in a foreign, friendly environment. You will meet people from all strata of life and absorb new knowledge by socializing with your peers, making friends and experiencing one of the most vibrant and hospitable European capitals. You will learn and develop skills through interaction with Serbian, Montenegrin and Croatian students, faculty and high-ranking officials. You will broaden your horizons, better understand developments in Europe and form your own opinion about major issues. But the life experiences will be just as rewarding. You will enjoy the countryside, the magnificent Adriatic Sea beaches, the unparalleled beauty of the Mediterranean coast and three of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world. More Information: Flyer | Website

Dr. Vladimir Matic 
(864) 656-3233 

Dr. Jeffrey Peake 
(864) 656-4653 

Spring Semester in Belgrade, Serbia

The spring semester in Belgrade allows students to gain a truly international perspective on world politics and international relations while studying and living in a cosmopolitan European capital city. The program includes several excursions within Serbia and the Balkan region in which students interact with Serbian students, officials in the Serbian government and representatives of local non-governmental organizations. Satisfy most of your global politics or political science minor requirements or many of your political science major requirements while spending a semester abroad gaining a true international perspective. All courses are taught in English by top Belgrade University professors.  More Information: Flyer | Website

Dr. Vladimir Matic 
(864) 656-3233 

Dr. Jeffrey Peake 
(864) 656-4653 

Spring Break in the Dominican Republic

Nurse practitioner and nursing students will take part in an international medical trip to the Dominican Republic with a Volunteers in Medical Missions team. This adventure will provide students the rare opportunity to interact with people of the Dominican Republic. The team will arrive in Santo Domingo on Saturday where we will spend a night at a local hotel. On Sunday we will travel west (3-4 hrs.) to San Juan de la Maguana, where we will stay in a guesthouse with dormitory style lodging, which accommodates volunteer teams. Each day the medical team will travel to various villages in a poor area and hold medical clinics. We will return to Santo Domingo on Friday for sightseeing and then fly home on Saturday. This program is available to only to nursing students.   More information here  

Dr. Stephanie Davis 
(864) 656-2588  

Dr. Jennifer Rice 
(864) 250-6701 

Summer in Germany

Explore Europe from Germany, a central and dynamic location, while learning global perspectives on public relations, crisis communication, and public communication. An open four-day weekend is provided for your own journeys! Meanwhile, our structured experience includes two weeks in the international metropolis of Berlin and two weeks in the southern capital of Stuttgart, with day trips included. We’ll combine rich cultural and historic experiences with industry case studies and examples from sports, automotive, and health industries. Our adventure includes trips to Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Schwäbisch Hall, Berlin, Wolfsburg. More Information: Flyer | Website

Dr. Andrew Pyle 
(864) 656-1585 

Salud en Sevilla, Spain

Study abroad in southern Spain and immerse yourself in the life of Seville, a city that served as the cultural axis between the New World and Europe for centuries. Seville is a beautiful place whose history sits next to a vibrant present-day culture. Trip will include field trips to both health care and cultural sites in and around Seville and to the region’s famous cultural sites including visits to Cordoba and a three-day trip to Granada. Students will conduct a “disease outbreak investigation”, meet with health care leaders and learn how Europe has successfully dealt with past disease outbreaks. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of the cultural and historical sites of Seville. Students will live with Spanish families, giving them the opportunity to learn more about Spanish language and culture outside of the classroom. More Information: Flyer

Dr. Rachel Mayo 
(864) 656-7435 

Sustainable Cities of Sweden

Kalmar is a city situated in one of the most sustainable regions in the world, and the field trips and course work in this program are focused on a wide range of sustainability issues, such as water, energy, transportation, infrastructure, local foods, environmental impacts, business and economics, policy and ecology. This program allows you to place yourself at the intersection of biology, ecology, engineering, economics, environmental issues and policy so that you gain a deep understanding of how sustainability issues affect people around the world. The program is held at Linnaeus University, where students will participate in a summer academy that attracts over 250 students from around the world. In addition to coursework, Linnaeus University hosts internationally renowned speakers and holds optional cultural and extracurricular activities. The program is open to all majors; its broad focus using an interdisciplinary lens on the systems that impact sustainability can apply to almost any area study. More Information: Flyer

Dr. Lori Dickes 
(864) 656-7831 

Dr. Jeffrey Allen 

Tigers in Tanzania

The goal of this service learning mission trip is to help locals in a culturally sensitive and empowering way through education and recreation. You’ll join faculty members in interactions with children from a variety of different backgrounds and tribes. In this two-week Maymester course in Africa, you’ll work directly with an orphanage and a number of school programs on a cultural exchange with students at the University of Dar es Salaam. During the trip, you’ll interact with local farmers in the region and finish the trip by going on safari through Serengeti National Park to see elephants, lions, zebras and giraffes, along with the famous wildebeest migration. More Information: Flyer

Skye Arthur-Banning
(864) 656-2206