Summer School 2016

Programs: Special | Overseas

Contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies for info on our overseas opportunities!

Europe Programs

WFU/Barcelona—Creativity and Innovation (ESE 100)
Discover where and how creative ideas form and how to turn these ideas into innovations and actions. Generate a business model for a new for a new for-profit or non-profit business. Bill Conner, ICE and BIO: Sum I.

WFU/EuroTour (ART 103 (D), HMN 214 (D), or POL 244)
Visit 10 cities in 8 countries over 34 days and get WFU divisional credit. Explore some of Europe’s greatest cities while using famous galleries and museums as your classrooms. Bernadine Barnes, Art: or Helga Welsh, POL: Sum I.

WFU/Jena, Germany German Language Study (GER 212)
Complete the German language divisional while living in the picturesque German university town of Jena. Experience German life and culture in homestays with local families. Grant McAllister, German: Sum II.

WFU/London  – Biochemistry (BIO/CHM 370)
Learn the fundamentals of bio-molecular structure and function and study key metabolic pathways within the context of energy utilization by organisms all while experiencing beautiful London. Rebecca Alexander, Chemistry: Sum II.

WFU/RomeTravel Journalism (JOU 288)
Learn the art of travel writing in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Explore Rome with a journalist’s eye and conduct research and interviews throughout the city. Justin Catanoso, Journalism: Sum I.

WFU/Salamanca – Internships in Spain (SPA 199, SPA 391, SPA 303, SPA 315, SPA 319)
Spanish language internships offered in a number of professional areas, such as the business, COM, health professions, politics, & social services. SPA courses available upon demand. Housing with Spanish families. Candelas Gala, Rom. Langs: Sum I &II. June – Aug.

WFU/Sorrento Italian Language (ITA 111, ITA 112, ITA 153, ITA 213 & HMN 216) (D)
Take Italian in a beautiful town, overlooking the Bay of Naples.  All students will also take a Humanities course taught by a WFU professor that will fulfil the Literatures divisional (div. II). Housing with Italian families. Remi Lanzoni, Rom. Langs: Sum I.

WFU/Spain, France and Switzerland – Global Perspectives in Food, Activity and Health (HES 384)
Study the role of the science and social aspects of foods and physical activity for shaping community and global health. 2 weeks will take place on the WFU campus with the remaining 3 weeks in Spain, France and Switzerland. Gary Miller, HES: Sum II.

WFU/Tours – French Language Study (FRH 212, 216 + 6hrs of French transfer credit)
French language study in the beautiful city of Tours, situated along the banks of the Loire River, an hour from Paris. Students can earn up to 9 hrs of French credit over a 6 week program. Judy Kem, Romance Languages:  Sum I.

WFU/Venice (Casa Artom) – Exercise Physiology (HES 350)
Examine the concepts and applications of the physiological responses of the human body to exercise/physical activity all while living on the Grand Canal of the enchanting city of Venice. Peter Brubaker, HES: Sum I.

WFU/Vienna (Flow House, Sum 1) – Comparative Law/Politics (POL 114 or POL 242) (D)
Examine law and politics with a focus on issues of governmental structure (federalism, parliamentary v. presidential systems, judicial review) and of human rights in comparative perspective. Visit courts, Parliament and more. Katy Harriger, POL: Sum I.

WFU/Vienna (Flow House, Sum 2) – Anthropology of Space (ANT 335)
Examine the historical contours of social stratification through the study of the built environment in the great city of Vienna, taking into account the economic, political, cultural, and regional contexts that influence them. Sherri Lawson Clark, ANT: Sum II.

Asia/Pacific Programs

WFU/Australia and New Zealand – Ecology and Resource Management (BIO 356)
Travel through the ecosystems of Australia and New Zealand conducting field exercises that focus on ecosystem functions, resource management and conservation. Visit the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, and more. Bob Browne, BIO: Sum I.

WFU/India – Culture and Communication in India (COM 370)
Examine the ways in which Indian cultural practices have hybridized with traditional components of Indian culture and  global trends. This program travels to multiple regions of India and concludes with a service program.  Ananda Mitra, COM: Sum II.

WFU/New Zealand – Education Policy and Practice (EDU 201L, EDU 393)
Work In Auckland classrooms directly with students, teachers, and administrators in a one-to-one computing environment designed to foster student independence, creativity, and achievement. Explore both islands.  Ann Cunningham, EDU: Sum I.

Latin America Programs

WFU/Cuba – Cuban Culture and Society (SPA 329 and SPA 198)
Explore Cuban culture through lectures, workshops and artistic performances by local artists, writers, historians, and scholars. Travel to historical sites and engage in cultural and social entrepreneurship projects. Linda Howe, Rom. Langs: Sum I.

WFU/Peru – Tropical Biodiversity (BIO 349)
Explore the numerous ecosystems of Peru. Travel by train, plane, boat, bus and foot through the Amazon and Andes and examine the co-mingling of flora, fauna, and geology within temples and parks. Miles Silman, Biology:  Sum I.

Africa/Middle East Programs

WFU/Ghana – Studies in Africa (AFS 220 or POL 242)
Explore the culture, history, politics, economy, and society of Ghana. Students are based at the University of Ghana in Accra. A service project with a local elementary school is also part of the program. Yomi Durotoye, African Studies/POL Sum I.

WFU/Israel – Field Research in Biblical Archaeology (REL 315)
A hands-on introduction to the archaeological excavation methods and practices common in the exploration of ancient Near Eastern sites. Investigate the history of ancient Israel and its neighbors through lectures and field trips. Leann Pace, REL: Sum II.

WFU/Morocco – Arabic and French Language Studies (6hrs of language credit + REL 362)
Take intensive Arabic or French through the Arabic Language Institute in Fez. An additional class will be taught by a WFU professor for a total of 9 credit  hrs over 6 weeks. Cultural immersion through homestays. Darlene May, Romance Languages: Sum I.

WFU/Internships Abroad

WFU offers international internship programs in Dublin, London, Madrid, Paris  and Prague. Internships are customized to fit your academic and professional goals. Internships can accommodate almost every major and are for credit. Mike Tyson, GPS:


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