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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.
Featured Programs
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Gustavus J-Term 2021: Astronomy of the Southern Skies
Cairns, Australia; Christchurch, New Zealand; Nelson, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Wollongong, Australia

Terms: January Interim
Description: This program has been postponed to January 2022. We are not taking applications at this time. 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 pa ssionate[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Climate Change and Conservation in Bolivia
Cochabamba, Bolivia; La Paz, Bolivia; Oruro, Bolivia; Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Terms: January Interim
Description: Far off the tourist trail, Bolivia is on the front lines of modern conservation challenges Highlights Learn about modern conservation challenges in a land of tradition. Explore the impacts of climate change from the steamy Amazon rainfor est[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Discover Japan: Language, Life, and Culture in Tokyo and Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: January Interim
Description: Gain or improve your Japanese language skills and delve into Japanese culture in vibrant and dynamic Tokyo! Highlights Participate in Japanese Language and Culture Program at Hosei University, one of the oldest private universities in Japan, [...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Eat Italy!
Bari, Italy; MONTAIONE, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Saint Peter, United States; Sorrento, Italy

Terms: January Interim
Description: Explore Italy's rich culinary diversity and learn how food and agriculture connect with Italian culture and lifestyle! Highlights Gain an understanding of how food plays a role in culture and lifestyle through historic and agricultural s ite[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: En Vogue: Exploring Modern Costuming through an Historical Lens in London
London, United Kingdom; Saint Peter, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: Photo by Charles Postiaux on Unsplash Learn about costume and fashion in a cosmopolitan city steeped in history Highlights Visit London through historical fashion at museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashion and Textile Museum ,[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Faith, Justice, and Music: Exploring Callings, Creativity, and Courage in Germany and Prague
Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Erfurt, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Wittenberg, Germany

Terms: January Interim
Description: This program has been postponed to January 2022. We are not accepting applications at this time. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of eastern Germany and Prague while exploring your own sense of calling Highlights Visit Berli n[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Hawai'i, Beyond Tourism
Hilo, United States; Kona, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: This program has been postponed to January 2022. We are not taking applications at this time. Go beyond the tourist experience to explore social, cultural, and political issues on the Big Island of Hawaii! Overview The fiftieth state is a [...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Make it New!: Exploring Transatlantic Modernism in London and Paris
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France

Terms: January Interim
Description: This program has been postponed to January 2022. We are not taking applications at this time. Photo by Eva Dang on Unsplash Experience two dynamic, global cities with rich literary and cultural histories while learning about the modernist per iod Highlights Stay[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Many Voices, Many Songs: Music, Culture, and Community in the American Northwest
Chelan, United States; Seattle, United States

Terms: January Interim
Description: Explore the connections among music, faith, and community in beautiful Washington state Highlights Try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, winter hiking, and igloo-making in the incredible beauty of the Cascade mountains Attend a [...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: Olympic Quest: Examining the Ancient and Modern Olympics of Greece, Bosnia, and Italy
Athens, Greece; Corinth, Greece; Cortina, Italy; Delphi, Greece; Epidaurus, Greece; Florence, Italy; Napflion, Greece; Olympia, Greece; Pompeii, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Venice, Italy

Terms: January Interim
Description: Olympic Quest considers how sport, leisure, and the modern Olympic Games reveal societal and cultural themes and differences. Highlights Gain an appreciation of the differences that exist between Greek, Bosnian, and Italian cultures by [...]
Gustavus J-Term 2021: With One Voice in Madagascar: Exploring Wellbeing from a Malagasy Perspective
Antananarivo, Madagascar; Antsirabe, Madagascar; Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Terms: January Interim
Description: This program has been postponed to January 2022. We are not taking applications at this time. Learn about healthcare and wellbeing in Madagascar from a holistic perspective, sing in Malagasy, and explore this beautiful country! Highlights Explore[...]
HECUA Art for Social Change: Creativity, Belonging, and Transformation
Minneapolis, United States

Terms: Spring
Description: Explore how neighborhoods make artists and how artists shape neighborhoods. Investigate and create art that shapes and inspires critical connections across identities. Description What is art for? How do our identities influence the art we m ake?[...]
HECUA Community Internships in Latin America (CILA)
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Explore competing and collaborating visions for social change. Experience the rich political, cultural, and geographical diversity of Ecuador. Description In 2008, Ecuadorians voted in a referendum to adopt a new constitution. Progressives were t hrilled[...]
HECUA Environmental Sustainability: Ecology, Policy, and Social Transformation
Minneapolis, United States

Terms: Fall
Description:   Apply systems thinking and sustainability theory to real world cases. Partner with organizers transforming communities and restoring ecosystems. Description Students learn why and how environmental burdens are inequitably distributed, and [...]
HECUA Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment
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 top 1% earn nearly 25% of the nation& rsquo;s[...]
HECUA Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling, and Technology
St. Paul, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Add your voice to the growing media justice movement. Seek out and amplify hidden stories. No production experience necessary. Description Narrative is the lens through which we see the world and a tool we can use to shape it. Students spend the s emester[...]
HECUA New Zealand: A Shared Future, Culture, and Environment
Wellington, New Zealand

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Trace the traditions, innovations, and challenges behind the beautiful landscapes. Hear from those at the forefront of solutions to the environmental and cultural issues of today. Description New Zealand has long been at the forefront of innovati ve[...]
HECUA Peace, Conflict, and Transition in Northern Ireland
Londonderry, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Study the legacy of violent conflict and engage efforts to build a sustainable peace. Examine the role of citizens as agents of transformation in this International Conflict Research Institute-affiliated program. Description Northern Ireland has [...]
HECUA Social & Political Transformation in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: January Interim
Description: Travel from Ecuador’s Andean highlands to the Amazon, and back again. Study political participation and voice in an evolving cultural landscape. Description Students study the cultural, social, economic, and political landscape in Ecuador. [...]
HECUA Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice in Italy
Florence, Italy

Terms: Fall
Description: Unpack the Slow Food movement’s motto of “good, clean, and fair” in its Italian birthplace. Explore how the business of food affects the health and wealth of farmers, workers, families, and communities.   Description In muc h[...]
HECUA The New Norway: Globalization, National Identity, and The Politics of Belonging
Oslo, Norway

Terms: Fall
Description: See Scandinavia in a new way by studying culture, society, and politics in Norway's capital, Oslo. Explore how globalization and immigration are reshaping Norwegian identity.  Description Note: This program is on hiatus Fall 2020.& nbsp; Prosperous[...]
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 Summer 2019: Melting Mountains: Glaciers, Climate Change and Society in the European Alps
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland; Bolzano, Italy; Chamonix, France; Fiesch, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland; Grindelwald, Switzerland; Hintereisferner, Austria; Innsbruck, Austria; 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[...]
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[...]
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 PLEASE NOTE: Sweden Today runs only in the spring semester of odd years. The next Sweden Today program will be spring 2021. Overview. This program, offered every other spring semester, is intend ed[...]
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 [...]