Below is a list of anticipated programs set to run during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please note that this list is subject to change depending on student interest. Click on the course title to read a brief description about the course.
|Trinidad & Tobago||Companion Animal Science||Utah|
|Hawai'i||Travel in Italy||Italy|
|India||Tropical Environmental Biology||Belize|
This course is comprised of several goals with the foremost being providing an international experience for students interested in anthropology, social work, politics, the arts, environmental issues, or other similar topic of research. Trinidad is a small, easily negotiated island where access to key people, organizations, and governmental institutions is much more open than many other places in the world. Students of this course will have a rare opportunity to engage with people and thus social/cultural processes not so easily accessed in our more bureaucratically complex system. During the Fall term, students will develop specified learning goals they wish to research. Then, during Winter II, students will travel to Trinidad for two weeks to accomplish those goals.
- Destination: Trinidad & Tobago
- Travel Dates: Winter Term
- Course #: ANTH/SOCWK 355 - FULL
- Faculty: Don Schweitzer and Aaron Greer
- Contact: Don Schweitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Aaron Greer (email@example.com)
- Website: https://sites.google.com/a/pacificu.edu/trinidad-tobago/
Explore the island of O’ahu with Professor Anderson for two weeks this winter. Students will visually interpret a variety of beautiful sites using various techniques in pencil, pen and watercolor.
- Destination: O’ahu, Hawai’i
- Travel Dates: Jan. 7 – Jan. 21
- Course #: ARTST 204
- Faculty: Doug Anderson
- Contact: Doug Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s not too late to sign up! This class is divided into two parts: a fall preparation section and a winter travel section. You must register by fall to attend the winter course. Students will volunteer by mentoring local school children and by chopping wood for families/individuals that need assistance in the community. It also includes cultural experiences and excursions, such as ceremonies, hikes, and visits with Navajo families.
- Destination: Lukachukai, AZ
- Travel Dates: Takes place in January and lasts roughly 20 days from departure to return
- Course Number: PSJ 255: Introduction to Navajo Service Learning, PSJ 230: Navajo Service Learning
- Faculty: Elizabeth Wilson
- Contact: Wilsone@pacificu.edu (503) 708-3686
- Approximately $800-$1000
This is a multidisciplinary, two-week seminar is lead by the faculty of Egerton University, in Njoro Kenya. The Rift Valley region of Kenya offers an ideal place for Study Abroad in Africa. Sites of interest include nearby Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Parks, the virtual geological and archeological wonderland that is the Rift Valley, large tea, coffee and flower plantations. More important perhaps are the social institutions the region offers, including schools, social service agencies, environmental organizations and NGOs.
- Destination: Egerton University, Kenya
- Travel Dates: January 7-22, 2014
- Course #: EDUC 220 / EDUC 392
- Faculty: Richard Paxton
- Contact: Richard Paxton (email@example.com)
- Website: http://www.pacificu.edu/coe/intlprograms/kenya.cfm
Come explore all this wonderful city has to offer, rich history, wonderful museums, fabulous theatre, and all the charms of a major European capitol city. We will see 4 exciting theatre plays in London's Famous West-End, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon the home of Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoy backstage tours, and still have time for your own explorations of these cities.
- Destination: London and Stratford, UK
- Travel Dates: January 12-19, 2014
- Course #: THEA 270 / 370 (2 credits)
- Faculty: Tal Sanders
- Contact: Tal Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Website: https://sites.google.com/site/pacificuedulondonandstratford/home
Other Winter Courses Planned:
Information on these coming soon!
Dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, pigs and parrots! Spend Spring Break at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary as part of a class that will use scientific principles to study issues such as puppy mills, feral cat colonies, expanded use of service animals, animal hoarding and breed-specific laws.
- Destination: Kanab, Utah
- Travel Dates: March 22-30, 2014
- Course #: BIOL 160
- Faculty: Lisa Sardinia
- Contact: Lisa Sardinia (email@example.com)
Explore the relationship between human beings and the semi-tropical environment of Belize. Students will gain a hands-on appreciation for reef ecology along the barrier reef of Belize, confront the problems of reef conservation, as well as explore the historical relationship of the Maya peoples and the natural world. Students take a preparatory class in the spring term and then the class spends ten days in Belize, during which time we will visit a number of ancient Maya sites, most notably the well-excavated Guatemalan site of Tikal, which possesses some of the best examples of highly developed Maya ceremonial architecture in all of Mesoamerica, and then spend six days snorkeling along the barrier reef of Belize, one of the most extensive reef systems in the world.
- Destinations: San Ignacio and San Pedro, Belize
- Travel Dates: May 19-29, 2014
- Course #: ENV 210 or 320
- Faculty: Deke Gunderson and Larry Lipin
- Contact: Deke Gunderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Larry Lipin (email@example.com)
Other Spring Courses Planned:
Information on this coming soon!