Short-term winter break and summer session study abroad programs are available for community members either for credit or as non-credit auditors.
Check out the intriguing itineraries at: http://www.uwc.edu/academics/abroad/ and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime experience today! Here are a few upcoming trips:
Explore the World with the University of Wisconsin Colleges
2012-13 Academic Study Abroad Programs
Belize · Nicaragua · Ghana · Japan · Peru · China · Oxford
Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome community members like you to join our educational adventures to Belize, Nicaragua, Ghana, Japan, Peru, China, and England for the 2012-13 academic year. Our short-term programs are led by experienced professors and facilitators with expertise and passion for the subject. Make your next trip the learning experience of a lifetime with UW Colleges. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, several breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
For details, registration forms and the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.uwc.edu/academics/abroad/
Rainforest & Reef: Tropical Ecology of Belize
Tentative Travel Dates: January 2 – 10, 2013 Estimated Fee: $3,449
Within a day of leaving the snow and cold of Wisconsin in January behind, you will be exploring the pristine rivers, spectacular caves, lush rainforests and ancient Mayan ruins of Belize. You will look at patterns that will help you better understand the ecology and importance of tropical rainforests. You will have ample opportunity to snorkel and study the ecology and biodiversity of a pristine Caribbean coral reef.
Nicaragua: Spanish Language Immersion
Tentative Travel Dates: January 3 – 21, 2013 Estimated Fee: $3,390
What a better way to learn Spanish than to escape the dreary January Wisconsin weather for three exciting weeks basking in the warmth of beautiful Nicaragua. Immerse yourself in the culture and language in this three-week program open to Spanish learners of all levels, including beginners. You will have the option of living with a host family. Weekends and afternoons will offer excursions to local markets, artisans, churches, museums and other areas of interest.
A Study of Cultural Tourism in Ghana
Tentative Travel Dates: May 28 – June 13, 2013 Estimated Fee: $3,179
Get first-hand experience with fast evolving tourism of Ghana and explore the various ways the country is marketing its cultural, historical, environmental and human resources to the outside world to attract tourists. You will be visiting some of the major attractions and examine the ways the country has developed the potential of these sites.
Japanese Culture: Past and Present
Tentative Travel Dates: June 6 – 16, 2013 Estimated Fee: $4,188
Learn about the traditions of an ancient culture that has carried out many practices and perspectives into the contemporary landscape. Simplicity, respect of elders, patience, modesty, dependence, and other Japanese guiding philosophies will be dealt with both as historical concerns and as significant influences on today’s Japan. You will explore these aspects of traditional and ancient Japanese life through visits to temples, castles, and gardens. Further contemporary culture of Japan will be approached through an examination of food, art, anime, sport, and religion.
Peru: Language and Culture Immersion through Perú Universitario
Tentative Travel Dates: June 7 – 19, 2013 Estimated Fee: $4,900
Fully immerse in all aspects of Peruvian society—experiencing both the reality and royalty of this South American treasure. This program offers you learning about literature, conversation, Peruvian history and politics and Spanish language practice. You will live with host families and engage in service learning at an area school or orphanage in need. In addition, participants will partake in historical tours of Lima, Cuzco, The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Tentative Travel Dates: July 1 – 29, 2013 Estimated Fee: $4,310
Based in the ancient city of Taiyuan, you will immerse in the culture and language of China in this four-week program open to Mandarin language learners of all levels, including beginners. You will live with a Chinese family and enjoy weekend excursions to areas of interest including a remote mountain village and some of China’s most ancient historical sites. The program begins with touring to Beijing and Xian.
Politics of Development: Study Abroad to Oxford
Tentative Travel Dates: August 3 – 23, 2013 Estimated Fee: $4,200
Gain hands-on experiential learning through the Skoll Centre, the Said Global Entrepreneur Network, the Centre for Mutual and Employee-Owned Business, and the Center on Business and Poverty in Oxford. You will also have access to lectures from world experts on development and social entrepreneurship. Course topics include understanding the relationship between democracy and economic well-being; addressing social, economic and environmental problems; and learning practical approaches to eliminating the causes of poverty and to addressing real world problems.
For more information or to apply please contact:
Tetyana Schneider, Study Abroad Coordinator,
UW Colleges - 432 N Lake Street, Room 237 - Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-890-4611 - E-mail: tetyana.schneider@uwc.