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Programs : Featured
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.
Featured Programs
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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 finds [...]
HECUA: Community Internships in Latin America (Ecuador)
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Description Ten years ago, Ecuadorians voted in a referendum to adopt a new constitution. Progressives were thrilled by the document, and the accompanying promises of then-president Correa. This enthusiasm has waned, and HECUA's Community [...]
HECUA: Democracy and Social Change in Northern Ireland
Londonderry, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Description Does the signing of a peace settlement bring about peace? If so, Northern Ireland has been a "post-conflict" society since 1998. The causes and natures of the Troubles, the violent conflict that raged in Northern Ireland [...]
HECUA: Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy and Community Action (Twin Cities)
Minneapolis, United States

Terms: Fall
Description: Description Students learn why and how environmental burdens are inequitably distributed, and explore the work of communities organizing for radical, lasting change. At the heart of the program lies a fundamental question: "How can we restore [...]
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 as mu ch[...]
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 wh en[...]
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 pr ocesses[...]
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 of [...]
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 the [...]
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, Calendar 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 2019 Gustavus Adolphus College Choir: Music Capitals of Europe
Berlin, Germany; Bratislava, Slovakia; Dresden, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria

Terms: January Interim
Description: Overview. This program encompasses an international tour of the Gustavus Adolphus College Choir and an accompanying IEX/J-Term course about major cities important to Europe's musical history, "Musical Capitals of Europe." Partici pants[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Anxious Harvest: Farmers Facing Economic and Climate Change in Indonesia
Adonara Island, Indonesia; Denpasar, Indonesia; Larantuka, Indonesia; Manokwari, Indonesia; Surabaya, Indonesia; Surakarta, Indonesia; yogyakarta, Indonesia

Terms: January Interim
Description: Learn about how climate change is already affecting farmers in Indonesia, a tropical country that consists of thousands of islands. Overview Indonesia, land of thousands of islands and many volcanoes, is also the home to more than 200 million p eople,[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Arts and 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, literar y[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Culture and Social Justice in Brazil
Salvador, Brazil

Terms: January Interim
Description: Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, learn basic Portuguese, and explore how Salvadorans approach social justice. Overview Salvador, Bahia has everything for the student who wants to experience the rich diversity of Latin America while also e mbracing[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Discover Japan: Language, Life, and Culture in Tokyo and Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan; Osaka-shi, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: January Interim
Description: Gain or improve your Japanese language skills and delve into Japanese culture in vibrant and dynamic Tokyo! Overview This course is designed for students interested in Japanese culture. By participating in Hosei University Japanese Language and [...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Eat Italy! Food, Culture, and Lifestyle
Bari, Italy; Bologna, Italy; Milan, Italy; Naples, Italy; Parma, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy

Terms: January Interim
Description: Explore Italy's rich culinary diversity and learn how food and agriculture connect with Italian culture and lifestyle! Overview This course is designed to provide experiences and understanding of the rich food culture and lifestyle practice s[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Hawaii, Beyond Tourism
Hilo, United States; Kona, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: Go beyond the tourist experience to explore social, cultural, and political issues on the Big Island of Hawaii! Overview The fiftieth state is a favorite vacation destination, well known for its sandy beaches, tropical sunsets, and festive luau s. [...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Olympic Quest: Examining the Pre- and Post-War Olympiads of Germany, France, and England
Berlin, Germany; Garmisch, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Wittenberg, Germany

Terms: January Interim
Description: Overview Join us in 2019 as Olympic Quest investigates the cultural, philosophical, societal, and athletic history of the modern Olympic Games set in the context of pre- and post-World War I and II. Beginning in the homeland of the 1936 Olympic s,[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Placing Valencia: Language, Community, and the Eastern Spanish Coast
Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Toledo, Spain; Valencia, Spain

Terms: January Interim
Description: Improve your Spanish and engage with Spaniards through service learning, while exploring the Spanish coastal city of Valencia, as well as excursions to Barcelona, Madrid, and Toledo. Overview In this course you will improve your communication s kills[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: Reformations, Revolutions, and Vocations: Germany, Prague, and Your Own Sense of Calling
Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Eisenach, Germany; Erfurt, Germany; Halle, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Weimar, Germany; Wittenberg, Germany

Terms: January Interim
Description: Prague Highlights Visit Berlin and Prague, two beautiful, dynamic capital cities key to European history Explore the German towns and cities at the heart of the Protestant Reformation Enjoy German and Czech food and concerts by worl d-class[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: What Happens in Vegas: Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare
Las Vegas, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: Build your professional network and learn about innovations in the business and organization of health care in Las Vegas! Overview This Gusties Connect J-Term course will combine innovative examples in the health care industry with student&md ash;alumni[...]
IEX J-Term 2019: With One Voice in Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania; Bagamoyo, Tanzania; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Iringa, Tanzania; Moshi, Tanzania; Mwagusi, Tanzania; Tungamalenga, Tanzania

Terms: January Interim
Description: Learn about healthcare and wellbeing in Tanzania from a holistic perspective, sing with Tanzanians in Swahili, and explore this beautiful country! Overview Tanzania is a beautiful country, rich in natural resources and culture. It is also one o f[...]
IEX Summer 2019: Melting Mountains: Glaciers, Climate Change and Society in the European Alps
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland; Bolzano, Italy; Chamonix, France; Fiesch, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland; Hintereisferner, Austria; Innsbruck, Austria; Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland; Pontresina, Switzerland; Zermatt, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland

Terms: Summer
Description: Hike through highly dynamic glacial landscapes, sleep in high mountain huts, and experience some of the most dramatic rail and gondola journeys in the world! We'll spend two days hiking on the Aletsch Glacier, the longest in the European Alps, e xploring[...]
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! Exchange Model: Note that this is an exchange program. In the exchange model, participating Gustavus students enroll directly in courses offered by a partner c ollege[...]
Linnaeus University (Exchange)
Kalmar, Sweden; Vaxjo, Sweden

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Gustavus Exchange with Linnaeus University     Exchange Model: Note that this is an exchange program. In the exchange model, participating Gustavus students enroll directly in courses offered by a partner college or university loc ated[...]
Living Diversity in Malaysia: The Gustavus Semester in Malaysia
Georgetown, Malaysia

Terms: Spring
Description: Living Diversity in Malaysia: The Gustavus Semester in Malaysia Explore cultural, religious, and natural diversity in an ideal setting -- a tropical island just off the coast of Malaysia at the crossroads of Southeast Asia! Overview. Thi s[...]
Mora Folkhögskola (Mora People's College) (Exchange)
Mora, Sweden

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Exchange Model: Note that this is an exchange program. In the exchange model, participating Gustavus students enroll directly in courses offered by a partner college or university located abroad or elsewhere in the US. In these programs, there is le ss[...]
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
Falun, Sweden; 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 on the southern seacoast in 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. Exchange[...]
Uppsala University (Exchange)
Uppsala, Sweden

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Uppsala University Exchange Program Exchange Model. Note that this is an exchange program. In the exchange model, participating Gustavus students enroll directly in courses offered by a partner college or university located abroad or elsewhere in [...]