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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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Gustavus J-Term 2022: 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 course fulfills the Natural Science (NTSCI) area requirement. 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! Highlig hts View[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2022: 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 2022: Discover Japan: Language, Life, and Culture in Tokyo and Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: January Interim
Description: **This course fulfills the Global Affairs and Cultures (GLAFC) requirement in the Challenge Curriculum. Gain or improve your Japanese language skills and delve into Japanese culture in vibrant and dynamic Tokyo! Highlights Participate in Ja panese[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2022: 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 Muse um,[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2022: Faith, Justice, and Music: Exploring Callings, Creativity, and Courage in Germany
Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Eisenach, Germany; Erfurt, Germany; Heidelberg, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Wittenberg, Germany

Terms: January Interim
Description: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Germany while exploring your own sense of calling Highlights Visit Berlin, a beautiful, dynamic capital city key to European history Explore Leipzig, Weimar, Dresden, and other hi storic[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2022: Make it New!: Exploring Transatlantic Modernism in London and Paris
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France

Terms: January Interim
Description: **This course fulfills the Humanities requirement (HUMN) in the Challenge Curriculum.  Photo by Eva Dang on Unsplash Experience two dynamic, global cities with rich literary and cultural histories while learning about the modernist period Highlights Stay[...]
Gustavus J-Term 2022: Olympic Quest: Examining the Ancient and Modern Olympics of Greece and Italy
Athens, Greece; Corinth, Greece; Cortina, Italy; Delphi, Greece; Epidaurus, Greece; Florence, Italy; Napflion, Greece; Olympia, Greece; Pompeii, Italy; Rome, Italy; 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 and Italian cultures by visiting [...]
Gustavus J-Term 2022: With One Voice in Madagascar: Exploring Wellbeing from a Malagasy Perspective
Antananarivo, Madagascar; Antsirabe, Madagascar; Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Terms: January Interim
Description: **This course fulfills the Global Affairs and Cultures (GLAFC) requirement in the Challenge Curriculum. Learn about healthcare and wellbeing in Madagascar from a holistic perspective, sing in Malagasy, and explore this beautiful country! Highli ghts 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[...]
Hosei University (Exchange)
Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Description: **Please note that applications for the Hosei University Exchange Program fall program are due earlier than other fall study away applications: February 1. Hosei University Exchange Program Students are encouraged to meet with Professor Toshiyu ki[...]
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: Spring 2021 Sweden Today was cancelled. The program will next be offered in Spring 2023. Overview. This program, offered every other spring semester, is intended to give students ex perience[...]
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: **Please note that applications for the Uppsala University Exchange Program are due earlier than other study away applications: February 1 for both Fall and Spring programs. Uppsala University Exchange Program Exchange Model. Note that this is [...]