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This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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HECUA: Art for Social Change: Intersections of Art, Identity, and Advocacy (Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, United States

Terms: Spring
Description: Learn how the arts can create choice, change and connection in a nationally recognized center for creativity and community.  Description What is art for? Who is allowed to be an artist? Where do you find art, and what happens when it [...]
HECUA: Community Internships in Latin America (Ecuador)
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: ?Description Ecuador is a country of dramatic contrast in nearly every sector: social, political, economic, and geographic. Based in Quito, the Community Internships in Latin America (CILA) program weaves together a semester-long, project-base d[...]
HECUA: Democracy and Social Change in Northern Ireland
Londonderry, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Description What are the root causes of the Northern Ireland conflict, commonly called "the Troubles"? What progress has been made towards building a sustainable peace? In a country where imposing peace walls still separate historica lly[...]
HECUA: Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy and Community Action (Twin Cities)
Minneapolis, United States

Terms: Fall
Description: Description These four linked semester courses reveal the dynamic interplay between ecological and social change. Coursework is interdisciplinary and discussion wide-ranging, pulling from field observations, conversations with community partne rs,[...]
HECUA: Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment (Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Examine the growing gap between rich and poor in the United States.  Gain concrete change-making skills through internships and discussion with effective activists.  Description In America today, the wealthiest 160,000 families own [...]
HECUA: Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling, and Activism (St. Paul)
St. Paul, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Description What happens when six corporations control the production of the films, television, and news the majority of Americans consume? What is lost when the last Black-owned television station is sold? What stock stories are told and retold [...]
HECUA: New Zealand Culture and Environment: A Shared Future
Wellington, New Zealand

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Description New Zealand has long been at the forefront of innovative social, cultural, and environmental practices. In this program students get to know the people, places, and ideas that have driven developments such as truth and reconciliation [...]
HECUA: Social and Political Transformation in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: January Interim
Description: Description Students enrolled in this English-language based program will spend a month in Quito, Ecuador, exploring the perils and promise of development. They'll hike to the crest of the foothills that surround the city, and see the sprawl [...]
HECUA: Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice in Italy
Florence, Italy

Terms: Fall
Description: Live and study at the intersection of food politics, sustainability, and culture on a working farm in Tuscany. Italy is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement. Unpack the movement’s motto of “good, clean, and fair food” on [...]
HECUA: The New Norway: Globalization, National Identity, and the Politics of Belonging
Oslo, Norway

Terms: Fall
Description: See Scandinavia in a new way–as vibrant, diverse and complex.  Explore how globalization and immigration are reshaping Norwegian identity.  Description Prosperous and egalitarian, Norway is known for its highly developed we lfare[...]
Horton Global Scholars Program
Terms: Scholarships
Description: The Horton Global Scholars Program is a new scholarship program for the 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 academic years. In each academic year, one Gustavus student will receive a scholarship of $3000 to participate in a semester-length international st udy[...]
Hosei University (Exchange)
Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Hosei University Exchange Program Students are encouraged to meet with Professor Toshiyuki Sakuragi or Professor Lianying Shan of Gustavus' Japanese Studies program prior to applying for this program.  Additionally, contact the Cente r[...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Arts & Performance in London
London, United Kingdom

Terms: January Interim
Description: Spend J-Term experiencing cutting edge visual, musical, literary, and performing arts, where your classroom is the city London!  Overview. This course is a critical exploration of London through live performance, art exhibits, literary even ts,[...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Asian Olympic Quest
Beijing, China; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: January Interim
Description: Overview.  Using a global, issues-oriented approach, Asia Olympic Quest considers how sport, leisure, and the modern Olympic Games may inform the participant of societal and cultural themes and differences in Asia (China, South Korea, and J apan).[...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Astronomy of the Southern Skies
Christchurch, New Zealand; Wollongong, Australia

Terms: January Interim
Description: Visit the Great Barrier Reef, Queenstown, and glaciers of the South Island of New Zealand. Study astronomy where the skies are dark and people are passionate about it! Overview. This course is intended to lead students to an understanding and ap preciation[...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Community Building and Cultural Dialogue in Peru
Chimbote, Peru; Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru

Terms: January Interim
Description: Learn about the impact of poverty on Peru and how community education can alleviate some of these conditions! Overview. Community Building and Cultural Dialog in Peru is a community-based learning experience based in Chimbote, Peru. Student s[...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Gustavus Wind Orchestra Tour/Exploring the Nordic Model
Bergen, Norway; Borlange, Sweden; Falun, Sweden; Karlstad, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Uppsala, Sweden; Voss, Norway

Terms: January Interim
Description: Karlstad, Sweden Overview. This program encompasses an international tour of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and an accompanying IEX/J-Term course about the cultures of Norway and Sweden, "Exploring the Nordic Model." Participants will beg in[...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Island Schooling: Supporting Pupil Learning in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies
Philipsburg, Saint Martin

Terms: January Interim
Description: Spend J-Term living, working, and learning in a multicultural island nation!  Overview. Sint Maarten (SXM) is a "melting pot of nationalities and cultures," with more than 100 different nations and peoples represented there, so it [...]
IEX J-Term 2018 Japanese Language & Culture in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Terms: January Interim
Description: Photos courtesy of Matthew Vierzba. Used with permission  Overview.  This course is designed for students interested in the Japanese culture. By participating in Hosei University Japanese Language and Culture Program and interacti ng[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: French Sport and Culture
Bordeaux, France; Cannes, France; Carcassonne, France; Marseille, France; Monaco, Monaco; Nice, France; Paris, France; Saint-Tropez, France; Toulouse, France

Terms: January Interim
Description: Seine River and Eiffel Tower, Paris (photo by Zinneke / CC-BY-SA-3.0) Overview.  The course is an overview of the history and culture of France from a sporting perspective, with particular relevance to how sport in general, and soccer in p articular,[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: Germany: More than the Alps, Beer, and Castles
Berlin, Germany; Bremen, Germany; Grossefehn, Germany; Munich, Germany

Terms: January Interim
Description: Overview.  Germany is a culturally diverse country, but this diversity is often overlooked in favor of a more stereotypical view of Germans and German culture. German cultural identity has been shaped by the interplay of war, modernization, [...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4932 ARAB AND JEWISH INFLUENCE IN SPAIN AND MOROCCO
Casablanca, Morocco; Cordoba, Spain; Fez, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain; Toledo, Spain; Valencia, Spain

Terms: January Interim
Description:   THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/04/2018-01/28/2018 Summary Spain has been a melting pot of people and cultures throughout its history, but no two groups have influenced Spain more than the Arabs and the [...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4934 JOHN PAUL II IN HIS POLISH CONTEXT
Krakow, Poland; Warsaw, Poland

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/01/2018-01/27/2018 Summary: This course examines the life, thought, and ongoing significance of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II against the background of the history, culture, and p olitics[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4935 THE RELIGIONS AND PEOPLE OF INDIA
Agra, India; Aurangabad, India; Chennai, India; Delhi, India; Madurai, India; Mahabalipuram, India; Pondicherry, India; Varanasi, India

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/01/2018-01/26/2018 Summary: The Religions and Peoples of India is a stunning introduction to the religions, beauty, diversity, history, and challenges of the world’s largest dem ocracy.   Academic[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4936 INEQUALITY AND RESISTANCE: CULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN SALVADOR, BAHIA, BRAZIL
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/05/2017-01/28/2017 Summary:  This course introduces students to inequality in Brazil and the creative ways that individuals and organizations use the power of culture and cultu ral[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4937 IMMIGRATION AND BELONGING IN EUROPE: REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS IN GERMANY, FRANCE, AND THE UK
Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS   Dates: 01/02/2018-01/25/2018 This course will begin with four days of online classroom teaching prior to departure. 1/2/2018 - 1/5/2018 will be online class and discussion. 1/6/2018 - 1 /25/2018[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4938 A WIZARD OF THEIR AGE: HARRY POTTER IN CONTEXT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS   Dates: 01/02/2018-01/23/2018 Summary: This course invites students to engage with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels beyond first encounters and early affection to deeper engage ment[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4939 "THE GRAVE-ROBBER, THE DOCTOR AND THE ARTIST: ANATOMY, MEDICINE AND ART IN HISTORICAL EUROPE"
Bath, United Kingdom; Florence, Italy; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; Rome, Italy

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS   Dates: 01/01/2018-01/26/2018 Summary: This course visits England and Italy, where we will learn about the development of both the anatomical sciences and the representation of the hum an[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4940 THE MODERNIST MOMENT: LITERATURE BETWEEN THE WARS
London, United Kingdom; Nice, France; Paris, France

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/01/2018-01/23/2018 Summary: This intermediate-level literature course explores the major ideas of modernism in the cafes, museums, bars, and bookstores where Ernest Hemingway, Langs ton[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4941 PACIFIC POWERS: THE CULTURAL HISTORY AND DIVERSITY OF JAPAN AND HAWAII
Kauai, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/04/2018-01/25/2018 Summary: Travel to Japan and Hawaii to explore the complicated story of cultural exchange and conflict, economic ties and competition, as well as war and peace betw een[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4942 THE BRITISH ROOTS OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM
London, United Kingdom

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/01/2018-01/26/2018 Summary: The course will examine the British historical antecedents of American journalism from London, including ancient texts, communication technology, the ide a[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4944 LITERARY PASSPORTS: TRAVEL AND TRANSFORMATION
Florence, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Venice, Italy

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/02/2018-01/23/2018 Summary: Join us on a literary adventure of travel and self-discovery as we journey through France, Italy, and Spain reading the writings of bygone travelers insp ired[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4945 HAWAII MULTI CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS
Kauai, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 12/31/2017-01/25/2018 Summary: In “Hawai‘i: Multi-Cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations,” we examine the concepts, theories, and realities of the way individuals [...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4947 PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABILITY IN GERMANY AND DENMARK
Berlin, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 12/29/2017-01/21/2018 Summary This course examines the interplay between human behavior and the natural environment in Germany and Denmark.   Academic Overview The Psychology of S ustainability[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4948 GLOBAL HEALTH IN UGANDA AND RWANDA: TOWARDS ANALYSIS, EQUITY, AND ACTION IN SOCIAL MEDICINE
Kampala, Uganda

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/03/2018-01/24/2018 Summary: Study social determinants of health and explore global health partnerships while studying alongside university students from Uganda and Rwanda   Academic O verview:  This[...]
IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4949 SPANISH ORAL EXPRESSION AND CULTURE, BUSINESS SPANISH
Granada, Spain; Seville, Spain

Terms: January Interim
Description: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS Dates: 01/02/2018-01/26/2018 Summary Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Seville, Spain, as you build your language skills and increase your cultural understanding in a way that ca nnot[...]
Kansai Gaidai University (Exchange)
Hirakata, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Click here for a brief overview of the Kansai Gaidai University Asian Studies Program! The application deadlines listed are the last day to apply; you are encouraged to apply early. Kansai Gaidai's open application periods are as follows: &nb sp; For[...]
Linnaeus University (Exchange)
Kalmar, Sweden; Vaxjo, Sweden

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Special Note: No prior Swedish language study is required, but students with sufficient language skills may take University courses taught in Swedish. The Gustavus Adolphus Exchange program has traditionally been with Växjö University . [...]
Living Diversity in Malaysia: The Gustavus Semester in Malaysia
Georgetown, Malaysia

Terms: Spring
Description: Living Diversity in Malaysia: The Gustavus Semester in Malaysia The Living Diversity in Malaysia program is next scheduled to be offered in Spring 2020. Overview. This program, offered every other spring semester, is intended to give students [...]
Mora Folkhögskola (Mora People's College) (Exchange)
Mora, Sweden

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Mora folkhögskola Mora People's College is situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Siljan, where the deeply rooted culture and traditions of Dalarna create a stimulating atmosphere for learning. The surrounding wooded, hilly landsc ape[...]
Sustainable Development Practice in India
Bangalore, India

Terms: Fall
Description: Sustainable Development Practice in India (Fall Semester only) Stone bench discussion circle on the Visthar campus Overview. This fall semester program is designed to allow students to benefit from a deeply immersive, interactive, commun ity-learning[...]
Sweden Today: The Gustavus Semester in Sweden Program
Göteborg, Sweden; Jokkmokk, Sweden; Mora, Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden; Umeå, Sweden; Uppsala, Sweden; Visby, Sweden; Växjö, Sweden; Östersund, Sweden

Terms: Spring
Description: SWEDEN TODAY: The Gustavus Semester in Sweden Overview. This program, offered every other spring semester, is intended to give students experience living and learning in Sweden, a modern, multicultural, and diverse nation that is both a unique [...]
United International College/UIC (Exchange)
Zhuhai, China

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Gustavus Exchange with United International College (UIC), Zhuhai, China     The University and City Located in the southern seacoast of Guandong Province, Zhuhai (meaning pearl of the sea), shares its southern border with Macau .[...]
Universiti Sains Malaysia/USM (Exchange)
Georgetown, Malaysia

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Find more information about USM here at their website. Many of the science courses are taught in English, as well as some of the humanities courses. See the course listing here: http://www.imcc.usm.my/images/download/List_Course_Offer_.p df.[...]
Uppsala University (Exchange)
Uppsala, Sweden

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Uppsala University Exchange Program Overview. The Uppsala exchange program provides an opportunity for Gsutavus students to spend one semester in one of Europe's leading universities, the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia. [...]