Study Abroad Programs

Egypt
Every other summer Wake Forest University runs a study abroad program based in Cairo, Egypt. Students take 6 credit hours in Arabic (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) and a 3 credit hour course in English that draws upon topics relevant to some aspect of Egypt, but varies according to the WFU faculty member directing that particular summer. Students will be housed in a hotel and participate various excursions in and around Cairo. The summer 2014 program is currently scheduled to go to Morocco instead. For more information about the program, click here.

Morocco
Every other summer Wake Forest University runs a study abroad program based at the Arabic Language Institute in Fes, Morocco (ALIF). Students take 6 credit hours in Arabic (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) or French (intermediate only) and a 3 credit hour course in English that draws upon topics relevant to some aspect of Morocco, but varies according to the WFU faculty member directing that particular summer. Students also participate in a homestay with a Moroccan family, weekend excursions, and an end of program country tour. The next program will be held during the summer of 2014 program. Click here to apply online.

India
WFU offers a six week summer program that focuses on Culture & Communication and is based in Calcutta and Delhi, India. The program explores the ways in which Indian cultural practices have developed into a hybridized format with elements that sustain some of the traditional components of Indian culture that have been synthesized with global cultural trends. Includes excursions to Ladakh in the Himalayan region and the “Golden Triangle” that is made up of Agra the site of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and Delhi. See flyer for more information and click here to apply online.

Indonesia
Wake Forest University’s Summer Program in Indonesia (late May to late June) will offer students an opportunity to explore a complex and diverse multi-cultural country with a focus on the numerous religions that make-up and influence its culture. Students will spend time on the islands of Java and Bali and have the opportunity to explore the complex interaction between religion, culture, and globalization. Two courses will be offered, REL 104 Introduction to Asian Religions (Div. I, CD) and REL 390 Shamans, Sheikhs, and TV Preachers: Indonesian Religions in a Globalizing World taught by Department of Religion professor Dr. Nelly van Doorn-Harder. Click here for more information and to apply online.

Nepal
Most summers, WFU sponsors a five-week experience in West Nepal. The Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN) is designed to introduce students to Nepali culture through the eyes of the marginalized Dalits (formerly called untouchables). Students live in Dalit households while learning about daily life and the conditions of oppressed peoples. This experience is the subject matter of one 3-hour class, ANT 383. Likewise, students enroll in ANT 384, a field methods course in which they conduct a cultural project related to Dalit lives. Students also visit major cultural sites in Kathmandu and have the opportunity to take a short trek in the Annapurna Himalaya or visit the semi-tropical resorts in the Tarai. Click here for more information and to apply online.