Summer Programs 2013
Our staff will assist with pre-departure preparations and provide an orientation, including program itinerary, course content, cross-cultural communication skills and other important information. All Georgia College study abroad participants are required to attend the scheduled Study Abroad Orientation on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Georgia College Student Code of Conduct applies on all Georgia College study abroad programs.
1. Visit studyabroad.gcsu.edu
2. Use your CAS login credentials to access the site
3. Select the program of your choice and choose Apply
4. Complete Form
5. Choose Submit
6. Stop by the International Education Center in the Bone House to pay your deposit by cash, check, or credit/debit card and submit your waiver of liability
7. Stay tuned to your email for notice of acceptance, requests for further information and updates on payments, orientations, and course requirements.
Download the complete list of Summer Study Abroad Courses
Art in Salta, ARGENTINA: Experience the rich culture of Buenos Aires, visit museums, historic sites, and catch a tango show. Photograph, draw or paint the Andean Northwest with its spectacular geographical features. Stay in the city of Salta, where traditional hospitality blends ancient Inca vestiges with a Spanish colonial legacy. Spend six days on a family ranch, learning traditional Andean crafts and customs, trekking to visit secret lagoons and caves and learning about the indigenous Calchaqui people.
Dates: June 6 - 23
Contact: Valerie Aranda, (478) 445-2431
Intensive Portuguese, BRAZIL: Spend six weeks discovering a nation of contrast, diversity, and rich cultural heritage. Learn the Portuguese language in an intensive, immersed program based in the coastal city of Recife. Enjoy this energetic metropolitan setting, in which you will experience first-hand the local Brazilian culture. Activities include cultural excursions and community-engaged service, as well as five full day weekend field trips to surrounding sites. Accommodations in a bed and breakfast style hotel. 6 credits.
Dates: June 2 - July 14
Cost: $4,300 plus tuition, airfare, visa, and some meals.
Contact: Dr. Myron Avila, (478)445-8263, firstname.lastname@example.org or Anisio dos Santos, (478)445-8262, email@example.com
London, ENGLAND: Spend a summer studying and living in the historic Bloomsbury district of London in close proximity to some of the world’s finest museums and cultural sites. Participants will live in the district that has housed William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and other great writers, minutes away from the theatre district and Trafalgar Square, and within walking distance of the British Museum and its extraordinary collections. Explore London’s vast and beautiful parks and walk along the Thames toward Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the houses of Parliament. This year students will be in London as the city prepares for the Olympic Games! Students will have opportunities to see the Olympic sites and even stay for the Games themselves. Accommodations in university housing. 6 core or upper level credits. Based in London.
Dates: June 27 - July 31
Cost: $4,950 plus tuition and most meals
Contact: European Council, (229) 259-2591 or Dr. Sunita Manian, (478) 445-5221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford, ENGLAND:Participate in one or more 3-week summer sessions: Knights, Damsels, and Dragons: Courtly Society in the Middle Ages (June 17 - July 5), Evolution at Oxford University (July 5 - 23), and Global Issues: Development & Governance of the Modern City (July 23 - August 10). Three-day weekends are reserved for optional group excursions or independent travel. Accommodations in private house with double-occupancy rooms. 3 credits. Based in Oxford.
Normandy, FRANCE:Spend four weeks immersed in French language and culture. Put your French language skills to the test in a native environment while exploring Normandy and its great authors. The program will be housed at the University of Rouen for the first three weeks in affiliation with their Campus d'ete, or Summer Campus. Site visits to museums and other local points of interest will enhance classroom learning geared to specific language levels. Students will then experience Paris for one week at the conclusion of the program. Accommodations with local families while studying at the University of Rouen in Normandy and in hostels in Paris. 6 credits.
Dates: June 2 - 28
Cost: $5,000, plus tuition and some meals.
Contact: Dr. Peggy Schaller, (478) 445-5118, email@example.com
Paris, FRANCE: Spend a summer studying in the "City of Light," the "museum without walls," immersed in history and surrounded by some of the world's finest art, architecture and music. You won't have to imagine these things – you can live them. The "Capital of the World" is your classroom as you study history where it was made, attend theatre and music performances by world-renowned companies and ensembles, write in parks and cafes where Fitzgerald and Hemingway wrote. Accommodations in university housing. 6 core or upper level credits. Based in Paris.
Dates: June 30 - August 4.
Cost: $4,990 plus tuition and most meals.
Contact: European Council, (229) 259-2591 or Dr. Jim Winchester (478) 445-5513, firstname.lastname@example.org
Berlin, GERMANY: Live and study for five weeks in Germany's capital city where you can explore the rich culture and history of this splendid city. Prior to WWII, Berlin was once Germany's capital. After the war the city was divided into East and West, with the capital moving to Bonn until 2000, when Germany decided to move it back "home." Since the reunification Berlin has been one big construction site, and became once again a vibrant city with a new look, but still plenty of old as well. Berlin has many museums, theaters, concert halls, and offers anything from a variety of international cuisine to neighborhood restaurants with regional cuisine. Accommodations in a local hotel. 6 core or upper level credits. Based in Berlin.
Dates: June 27 - July 31
Contact: European Council, (229) 259-2591 or Dr. Ron Fietkau, (478) 445-5760, email@example.com.
Italian Language and Culture in Brescia, ITALY: Immerse yourself in Italian culture and receive a systematic grammar review that reinforces basic communication skills while practicing the language through oral and written activities. Read Italian cultural and literary texts and have discussions in Italian with professors, local people and participants of the course. Themes will include the educational system, popular traditions, mass media and cinema, the status of women, the new multiethnic society, family, social classes and geography as well as artistic and literary life. For students of Italian as a Foreign Language who have studied Italian for three or more semesters. Accommodations in hotels or home stays. 9 credits. Based in Brescia.
Dates: June 29-August 10
Cost: $4,795 plus tuition and meals on weekends.
Contact: Tony Alcarria, (478) 445-7382, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civilization in the Making: Understanding Italian Culture through Its Food in Florence, ITALY: Experience the best of history, culture, and people exploring the cuisine of Tuscany. The program examines how food reflects the identity of the Italian culture, people, and history. Field trips and hands-on experiences include visiting restaurants, markets, cooking schools, specialty shops, factories and companies involved in food production, vineyards, and other food-related sites. Program includes a service-learning project with a local “soup kitchen.” 6 credits. Based in Florence.
Dates: May 26 – June 16
Cost: $4,550 plus tuition and most meals
Contact: Dr. Craig Pascoe, (478)445-3516, email@example.com
Montepulciano, ITALY: Explore central Italy from Rome to Florence and Siena. Classes are held in a renovated fortress downtown on the central piazza and include art, history, literature, political science and criminal justice. Accommodations in apartments in the heart of Montepulciano. 6 core or upper level credits.
Session I: May 16 – June 23, Session II: June 27 – August 4.
Cost: $5,400 plus tuition and most meals.
Contact: Dr. Stephanie McClure (478) 445-1211, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sandra Trujillo, (478) 445-7024, email@example.com
General Studies in SOUTH KOREA: The Republic of Korea is a small country on the far eastern edge of Asia between China and Japan. Despite its small size, the country is know for its strong economic activity, unique culture and arts. Today, Korea is an industrial nation standing tall on the world stage. Accomodations in residence halls. 6 core or upper level credits.
Dates: June 10 - July 2
Contact: Scott Terry, firstname.lastname@example.org, (478)445-2368
New World Mathematics, PERU: Discover the mathematics of pre-Columbian Andean civilizations in Peru. Explore Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire and walk parts of the Inca trail in Aguas Calientes. Travel by train to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley to spend several days examining Andean architecture and geometry. Visit museums and archeological sites in Lima to study many mathematical artifacts including ceramics and textiles of the Inca, Nazcu, and Moche. Decipher the ancient code of the Inca quipus and watch the solstice sunrise at Machu Picchu, the City in the Clouds. Accommodations in bed & breakfast style hostels.
Dates: May 31 - June 25
Cost: $3,200 plus tuition and some meals.
Contact: Dr. Ryan Brown, (478)445-0974, email@example.com
Culture and Evidence Based Healthcare, PHILIPPINES: Understand the interrelationship of culture and evidence-based healthcare on the island of Bohol. Conduct research on the Filipino healthcare system by exploring healthcare sites and interacting with actual healthcare providers and their clients. Experience the unique cultural combination of east and west through excursions to archeological sites and other places of historical cultural and societal importance. This country comprised of thousands of islands provides a unique backdrop for all healthcare students to experience the integration of theory and practice. Accommodations in dormitory style hotel.
Dates: May 30 - June 14
Cost: $3,350, plus tuition and some meals
Contact: Dr. Flor Culpa-Bondal, (478)445-3916, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: Explore the city of the czars, created by Peter the Great as his "Window on Europe." St. Petersburg is a showcase of Russian heritage that reflects a distinctly European outlook. It is one of the world's architectural treasures, combining gold-domed cathedrals and Baroque palaces, museums, and public buildings with an exciting night life, art, music, literature, entertainment, and White Nights. Students can choose classes from a variety of disciplines, including Russian culture. Accommodations in university housing. 8 core or upper level credits. Based in St. Petersburg.
Dates: June 28 - July 26
Cost: $4,350, plus tuition and most meals
Contact: European Council, (229) 259-2591 or Scott Terry, (478) 445-2368,email@example.com
Madrid, SPAIN: Immerse yourself in this city of four million. Madrid is a modern European hub with state-of-the-art transportation and cyber cafes, but its Old World charm shines through in its long afternoon siestas, its warm and friendly people and its majestic monuments to Spain's glorious past. Visit flamenco clubs, the bullfight, tapas bars and world-class museums, and participate in the seemingly endless nightlife, as the streets overflow with people having a glass of sangria, talking to neighbors and enjoying life in this vibrant city. Accommodations in university housing. 6 core or upper level credits. Based in Madrid.
Dates: Early July - early August
Cost: $4,950, plus tuition and most meals.
Contact: European Council, (229) 259-2591 or Dr. Sandra Godwin, (478) 445-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carlos Herrera, (478) 445-7025
Microbial Diversity in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Explore the unique and diverse environments on these two Caribbean islands; observe the impact of microbiological processes on the ecosystems in mud volcanoes, coral reefs, the La Brea pitch lake and mangrove swamps that are also home to many species of birds and reptiles. Students will take samples from local beaches to study microbes collected in water samples and observe leather back turtles laying eggs and (possibly) hatchlings emerging from their nests. Team-taught with faculty from the University of the West Indies. Accommodations in hotels and university housing. 4 credits. Based in St. Augustine.
Dates: June 5-21
Cost: $2,360 plus tuition.
Contact: Dr. Dave Bachoon, (478) 445-0812, email@example.com