Faculty-Led Programs

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Stetson University's faculty-led study abroad programs are a wonderful opportunity for you to gain significant international experience while enrolled in Stetson University courses and benefit from Stetson University faculty's global expertise.

Our faculty-led programs usually range from one to four weeks, with most occurring in the summer or winter, making it even easier for you to study abroad. Faculty-led programs are especially beneficial to first-time travelers, as they tend to be the most structured of our options and offer a wide variety of Stetson University classes, allowing you to select from many offerings, fulfill graduation requirements and become a global citizen.

These programs usually offer credit for one or two courses, unless they are part of an existing semester course, in which case there is no additional credit offered for the study abroad component.

Explore our programs below!


Stetson Innsbruck

Various Business Courses

Various Faculty
Dates: Summer 2022

The Stetson Summer Innsbruck Program is the perfect solution for business students who want to spend a semester abroad but are not able to while taking the courses required for their degree. This all-inclusive program, now in its twenty-fifth year, allows students to take AACSB International-approved business courses taught abroad by full-time Stetson University faculty and distinguished visitors. This year, the program includes new group excursions, including a day trip to Munich, Germany.

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School of Business in Scotland

MKTG 307 and MGMT 306

Scott Jones, PhD
Dates: Postponed to Summer 2023

Students will take classes taught by professors from Stetson in the subjects of Marketing and Management. As part of the program, students will engage with the local culture, participate in a consulting project with local businesses, and earn Stetson credit. Students in the School of Business will also fulfill one of the Experiential Learning Requirements. Students may choose to take either one or two classes while in Scotland.

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English Historical Landscape in the UK


Kimberly Reiter, PhD
Postponed to May 13 - 30, 2022

Study the dialogue between British history and the natural environment. Learn how people have adapted and reacted to their environmental surroundings using the materials, technology and mindset of their day. Students are introduced to various approaches and methodologies for studying the landscape with a focus on multiple social and cultural decisions over time.

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Choral and Orchestral Music in Germany and England

No Course Credit

Timothy Peter, PhD and Anthony Hose
Dates: Summer 2022

The course will study and perform sacred choral and chamber orchestral sacred music focusing on the influential lives of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) in Germany and G.F. Handel (1685-1759) in Germany and England. This travel field study experience requires an application through the School of Music. The ensemble will consist of 12-14 singers and 12 chamber string players, together studying, rehearsing and performing selected sacred repertoire written by Bach and Handel in the very churches and schools the music was originally composed and performed in Germany and England.

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Wind(s) of Change in Russia

HIST 390

Martin Blackwell, PhD
Dates: Cancelled

Students will experience the story of several cities to understand their individual stories and how this contributed to the collapse of the Eastern European empire under Gorbachev's perestroika-era reforms. They will visit St. Petersburg (Russia), Moscow (Russia), Warsaw (Poland), Berlin (Germany) and Kyiv (Ukraine).

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Forensic Psychology in London

PSYC 353

Christopher Ferguson, PhD
Dates: Summer 2022

The intent of this course is to examine research on criminal perpetrators. The course will also cover the involvement of psychology in the criminal justice system ranging from psychological evaluations of offenders, insanity defenses and criminal profiling. The course will consider criminal offenses ranging from drug offenses through domestic violence, rape and serial murder. Students will have the opportunity to explore the history of the criminal justice system in the UK from the Tower of London through an opportunity to have lunch in an actual functioning UK prison.

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European Orgins of Modern Psychology in Germany and Austria

PSYC 290

Michael Eskenazi, PhD, and Camille King, PhD
Dates: May 21 - June 2, 2022

Through this course, students will understand the past, present, and future of ethics, and how the early history of psychology in Europe influenced these ethical principles. Both clinical and research based ethical practices will be covered. As a study abroad course, students will be able to understand the connections between psychological, medical, and political events, and how they affect both the practice and study of psychology today. Cultural engagement throughout the program will highlight differences in cultural psychology and its relationship to the ethical practice of psychology.

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Andean Culture and Society of Ecuador

LALS 200

William Nylen, PhD
Dates: Summer 2022

This program will provide an immersion experience in another culture, communicative language acquisition and numerous interactions with the physical and human environment in Ecuador. You will participate in homestays, overnight visits in Native American communities and direct one-on-one language exchanges with Ecuadoran students studying English.

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Health Systems and Behavior: A South African Perspective

HLSC 290

Ronette Lategan, PhD, Heather Evans-Anderson, PhD, and Kristine Dye, PhD
Dates: June 20 - July 8, 2022

This is a flexible study abroad opportunity that accommodates two study choices in a safe environment, over a period of three weeks. In the first study option, students will be based at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province and will have a choice between different courses presented as three electives or three specialist courses (including Public Health, Business and Service Learning). For the second study option, students will be offered a variety of internship opportunities in the Oudtshoorn and George area of the Western Cape. Internship students will be able to participate in the structuring and planning of their internship and choose to earn two or four credits, which will involve  70 hours or 140 hours of working as an intern in an approved facility or with a specialist in the area of choice.

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Exploring Environmental Identity in Costa Rica

EDUC 375V 

Melissa Parks, PhD
Dates: Postponed to Summer 2023

This JSEM explores the connections between people and the surrounding natural environment. Contemporary literature, films, and site visits, serve as the foundation for authentic, unplugged experiences in assorted bioregions of Costa Rica. The course emphasizes active engagement with the natural world as the foundation for personal reflection and group discussion. Independent and group activities such as hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling frame conversations about the natural world, our place in it, and our obligations as global citizens to develop a mindfulness of the natural environment and to increase our personal responsibilities to develop habits that lead to a sustainable future.

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Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba

BIOL 390

Haleigh Ray, PhD, and Kirsten Work, PhD
Dates: Postponed to Spring Break 2023 due to COVID-19

Explore Havana, Soroa, Vinales and Guanahacabibes National Park as you get an overview of the biodiversity and conservation of tropical ecosystems, with some focus on the flora and fauna of Cuba. We will discuss flora, invertebrate and vertebrate fauna, and the composition and function of tropical ecosystems. Within these ecosystems, conservation practices will be a focal point, including considerations for successful conservation, human impact in conservation, and existing conservation efforts.

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Mentored Field Experience in the Mayan World

LALS 103/4

Robert Sitler, PhD
Dates: May 2022

No longer accepting applications. 

This course will focus on the diverse cultural expressions of the Maya in the state of Chiapas in southeastern Mexico. It will include components on the ancient Maya, contemporary Mayan communities and the region's spectacular geography. Only four students can participate after being competitively selected through an application and interview process within the Latin American and Latino Studies program. Students enroll in a pre-trip course in the spring, a 16-day trip to Mexico in May, and a post course project in the fall. Enrollment in both the spring and fall semesters is a requirement for participation.

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Culture and Sustainable Business: Costa Rica in the Winter

INTL 301

William Andrews, PhD
Dates: Postponed to Winter Break 2022-23 due to COVID-19

This will introduce students to the basics of doing business in a particular country or region and will cover topics such as basic facts and background of the country, governmental structure and regulations, the importance of national culture and other issues and challenges such as negotiating tactics, communication, dining and travel within the country. This course may be taken for credit more than once if the country or region of focus is different for each.

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The Waters of Venice

Interdisciplinary Course

Kimberly Reiter, PhD and Jason Evans, PhD
Dates: Spring Break 2023 - Application Closed

This program is only open to new first-year students who are starting at Stetson in Fall 2021. A cohort of 16 students will be selected for this program during their first semester at Stetson University. During the spring semester of their sophomore year (spring 2023), the students will take a four-credit interdisciplinary course examining the impact of water in Venice. While the majority of the course will take place on campus, the students will travel to Venice over spring break for an immersive 9-day study abroad experience. Leading up to the study abroad experience, the cohort will meet 1-2 times each semester to prepare for their time in Venice. Students who are selected for this program will receive an automatic scholarship from Drs. David and Leighan Rinker, which will cover the majority of costs. 

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