Honors Education Abroad Opportunities

Overview

Please note: In order to receive Honors credits, students must do the Honors section

WHAT: This summer CSU faculty-led program takes students to Livingstone, Zambia to assist Zambians in educational settings (schools, after school programs, adult literacy programs, physical education programs), community health areas (clinics, home-based care, health education programs), gender equality programs, and sustainable building. Coursework focuses on ethics, motivations, and sustainability of development work. 

WHEN: Monday, May 18 - Saturday, June 6, 2020

WHERE: Described by many as "the Real Africa", Zambia is a country of wide open spaces rich in wildlife, with magnificent forests, wild rivers and wetlands - studded with lakes and impressive waterfalls. Livingstone is historically an English speaking community.  Livingstone is also the gateway to Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe to the South. Zambia's National Parks, such as the Kafue, have a staggering amount of wildlife and unparalleled game viewing opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to work on community driven projects and enjoy the natural beauty of all that Zambia has to offer.

PROGRAM LEADER: Ashley Davies, Senior Instructor, Department of English at Colorado State University. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor approval. Good disciplinary standing. Open to all undergraduate (sophomore and above) and graduate students.

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WHAT: This summer faculty-led program allows University Honors Program students and high achieving English majors/minors to experience Shakespeare off of the written page.  Additionally, students will take an individualized course with Oxford professors for one-on-one tutorials in their field of interest. Check out the Summer 2018 blog to hear from students like you!

WHEN: May 19-June 24, 2020

WHERE: ​This program will take place in Oxford, England, about an hour and a half outside of London. Possible field trips during this summer session include Windsor Castle, the reconstructed Globe Theater, Bath, and various sites around Oxford. Students will also have the chance to see Stratford-upon-Avon to see Shakespeare’s birth and burial place.

PROGRAM LEADER: Roze Hentschell, Professor of English at Colorado State University and affiliate of the University Honors Program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be either be a student in the University Honors Program or English majors/minors with a minimum 3.2 GPA.  Instructor Approval. Good disciplinary standing. Pre-requisites per course are required.

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Program At-a-Glance

WHEN: May 22 to June 26, 2018 (depart the U.S. May 21 to arrive in London on May 22)

CREDITS: All committed students will be registered for 3 credits (HONR 392, HONR 492, E 342 or E343): Shakespeare in Oxford (3 credits) through CSU's Division of Continuing Education. Students will also take a tutorial (3 credits) with Oxford-affiliated faculty members as transfer credit. Students will receive 6 credits total. All tuition and program charges will be billed at the start of the summer term.

COST: See Budget Sheet for details.  The program fee includes tuition, lodging, international medical and evacuation insurance, excursions, some on-site transportation, and faculty support.  Program fees do not include international airfare, meals, passport, books, and personal spending money.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Applicants for this program are eligible for scholarships through the Office of International Program and the Honors Enrichment Award (February 20 deadline). 

PROGRAM LEADER: Dr. Aparna Gollapudi, Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University and affiliate of the University Honors Program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be either be a student in the University Honors Program or English majors/minors with a minimum 3.2 GPA.  Instructor Approval. Good disciplinary standing. Pre-requisites per course are required.

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Overview

 WHAT:  This summer faculty-led program is comprised of two CSU courses that will build intercultural and global communication skills through exposure to, and analysis of, cinematic representations of Rome, Italian identity, and effective strategies for dialogue with a global mindset. Check out the blog from last year here.

WHEN: Summer 2020

WHERE:  Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the most populous and historic cities in the European Union. During the program students will be based at the American University of Rome. Visits include many important cultural sites including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican.  The program also includes weekend excursions to Tuscany, Sienna, Florence, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, and Pompeii. 

PROGRAM LEADERSDr. Carl Burgchardt, Professor, Communication Studies, Colorado State University and Dr. Julia Khrebtan-Hoerhager, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Colorado State University.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor approval. Good disciplinary standing. Open to all majors.

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WHAT:  This CSU faculty-led summer program takes students to Seoul, South Korea to live and learn among international students from around the world at the Ewha International Co-ed summer school at Ewha Women's University.  Students will study a survey of post-1945 South Korean cinema from Golden Age classics of the 1950s and 1960s to the rise of new blockbuster hits and art-house films throughout the contemporary period. Week-to-week students will examine cinematic texts within various historical, sociopolitical, and cultural contexts of postcolonial South Korea, paying particular attention to the issues of Japanese colonialism, national division, civil war, U.S. neocolonialism, military dictatorships, the democratic minjung movement, and globalization. 

See the student blog from 2019 to learn more! The host university will match each CSU participant with a local “peace buddy” (Ewha student) who can provide tips on campus life and tourist attractions in Seoul.

WHEN: June 25 - July 21, 2020

WHERE:  Seoul, with a population of approx.10.5 million, is located in the northwest corner of South Korea. Modern high-rises and freeways stand along side of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas, and gardens.  Ewha Woman's University is located in the Shincheon District of Seoul, a short subway ride away from many tourist attractions in downtown. As one of the most prestigious Korean universities, Ewha started the International Co-Ed Summer College in 1971, the oldest summer program for international students in Korea.

PROGRAM LEADER: Dr. Hye Seung Chung, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  2.5 GPA. Instructor Approval. Good disciplinary standing. 

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WHAT:  This summer CSU faculty-led program takes you into the savannah of South Africa to work with and learn from rural community members. The 6 credit Ecosystem Science and Sustainability course will offer insights into the innovative forms of community-based natural resource management emerging in South Africa.  Honors option available.

WHEN: June 8 - July 1, 2020

WHERE: Located in northern South Africa, the program will take place in relatively remote rural areas in and bordering Kruger National Park.  Districts and villages to be visited include the Wits Rural Facility in Acornhoek, Shingwedzi Research Camp in Krugar National Park, HaMakuya, and Makalali.  HaMakuya ("the place of Makuya") is notable both because of the strength of its community organisation, and for the substantial contradictions it experiences relating to poverty, refugees from neighboring Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and the proximity of the vast Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest wilderness area.
 

PROGRAM LEADERS: Dr. Melissa McHale, Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, and Dr. David Bunn, Senior Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor approval. Good disciplinary standing.

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WHAT:  This CSU faculty-led summer program takes students on a comparative journey to explore Spain and Morocco.  Students will learn about the Mediterranean environment, history, food, culture, politics, and women's roles in food systems through lectures and discussion led by CSU faculty and local experts.  Academics are enhanced by visits to cultural and archeological sites, farmers markets, vineyards, olive groves, natural parks, and through a variety of activities that foster intercultural understanding.    Check out these slides for a snapshot of the experience. 

WHEN: June 1- June 27, 2020

WHERE: Granada, Spain, situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is considered the “Moorish jewel” exhibiting some of the greatest and most captivating artistic and architectural wealth of Islamic and Moorish presence. Rabat, Morocco, the westernmost tip of North Africa is at the intersect of global, Islamic, Pan-Arab, and Western influences. Morocco’s geographic diversity is evident with its four mountain ranges, long coastlines, rich farmlands, and deserts. 

PROGRAM LEADER: Dr. Gamze Cavdar, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University and Dr. Andrea Duffy, Special Assistant Professor,  Director of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor approval. Good academic standing.

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WHAT: This semester program in residence at CSU’s Todos Santos Center in Mexico will focus on coursework for students in the College of Liberal Arts. Students can earn 15 CSU credits taught by CSU faculty while having the opportunity to work with and learn from the local community, faculty, and students from Baja California Sur.

WHEN: 

  • ​Fall 2020: August 24-December 18, 2020.  Online coursework takes place August 24-October 16, 2020.  The program starts in Todos Santos, Mexico on October 18 and completes on December 18, 2020.  
     
  • Fall 2019: August 26-December 20, 2019.  Online Coursework takes place August 26-October 18, 2019.  The program starts in Todos Santos, Mexico on October 20 and completes on December 20, 2019.

WHERE: Todos Santos is located in beautiful Baja California Sur, just an hour north of Cabo San Lucas.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy this quiet town, just a mile from beaches on the Pacific Ocean.  This fall semester program will be rich with excursions and experiential learning opportunities in Todos Santos, Pescadaro, La Paz, the Sierra de Laguna and along the beaches and deserts of the region.  For more information on the Todos Santos Center, click here.

FALL 2020 INSTRUCTORS AND PROGRAM ASSISTANT:

  • Dr. Andrea Purdy, Special Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Dr. Andrea Duffy, Special Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies
  • Dr. Ruth Alexander, Professor, Department of History
  • Dr. Tobi Jacobi, Professor, Department of English
  • Daniela Castillo, Instructor, Department of Journalism and Media Communication
  • Erick Donlucas, Program Assistant for the Liberal Arts and Community Engagement in Mexico Fall 2020 program. 

FALL 2019 INSTRUCTORS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Pre-requisites: three credits of college level history, CO 150 or the equivalent.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor approval. Good disciplinary standing. Undergraduate students are invited to apply.

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WHAT: This two-week summer program is geared towards engineering students with an interest in transportation, manufacturing, and infrastructure, as well as Chinese language and culture. Students will examine the differences between engineering of large projects in China versus the U.S. as well as experience first hand the social and environmental impacts of large scale engineering projects. Honor's option available.

WHEN: May 18 - June 2, 2020 (depart the U.S. May 17)

WHERE:  Beijing and Changsha, China. With recent accomplishments in constructing the longest high-speed train network in the world, the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant, 40 modern state-of-the-art airports, an inter-province highway system, and two deep-sea seaports, China has become the world leader in large-scale infrastructure projects. 

PROGRAM LEADER: Dr. Tom Siller, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor Approval. Good disciplinary standing. Open to undergraduate students. This course is intended for students interested in the field of engineering and Chinese culture, but does not require an engineering background or foundational coursework.

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