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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!
English Historical Landscape in the UK
Dr. Kimberly Reiter
Dates: May 13 - 30, 2021
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.
Wind(s) of Change in Russia, Poland, Germany and Ukraine
Dr. Martin Blackwell
Dates: May 16 - June 12, 2021
Analyze the experience of late-socialism in the Soviet Union in order to better understand why that country and its eastern European empire collapsed due to Gorbachev’s perestroika-era reforms. Then it asks if the new Russia’s experiment with economic “shock therapy” in the early 1990s made the emergence of an authoritarian strongman like Vladimir Putin more probable. How ultimately does the collapse of Communism and the reintegration of eastern Europe into the world community on its own terms help us understand the world’s possible trajectories in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba
Dr. Haleigh Ray & Dr. Kirsten Work
Dates: May 17 - 25, 2021
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.
Stetson in Cuenca, Ecuador
Spanish Language Class
(Optional LAS 201B)
Dr. Ana Servigna
Dates: May 17 - June 17, 2021
Explore immersion in culture, language, and environment! Participate in homestays, overnight visits in Native American communities, and direct one-on-one language exchanges with Ecuadoran students studying English. Excursions include the Incan ruins of Ingapirca, two nights in the indigenous community of Saraguro, local hot springs, El Cajas National Park and the history-rich community of Sigsig!
Intensive One-Week Business Courses
Dates (tentative): May 25 - June 19, 2021
The Management Center of Innsbruck offers a summer program for English-speaking students from countries all over the world. Students will take specialized business courses that utilize the international context to broaden your understanding of international business and culture. While students will have the option to take one course from a Stetson faculty member, this experience is geared for students interested in more independent exploration while taking courses with other international students.
European Origins of Modern Psychology in Germany and Austria
Dr. Sarah Garcia and Dr. Michael Eskanazi
Dates: May 25 - June 6, 2021
This course provides an overview of ethics in research and clinical psychology through an examination of historical events in Europe. As a study abroad course, we will strive to understand the connections between historical events and current practice through experiencing the historical sites firsthand as well as experiencing cultures that were affected by these events and which may be different from our own.
Multicultural Health Behavior in Croatia
Dr. Dejan Magoc
Dates: June 5 - 14, 2021
This course explores health-related societal and cultural issues. Being culturally competent is essential in the role of health professionals who oftentimes work in a diverse society that presents both challenges and opportunities.
Various Business Courses
Dates: June 30 - July 31, 2021
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.
International Business and Culture in Costa Rica
Dr. Bill Andrews
Dates: TBD (Postponed to Summer 2021)
Get an introduction to the basics of doing business in a particular country or region and cover topics such as basic facts and background of the country, governmental structure and regulations, the importance of national culture as well as other issues and challenges such as negotiating tactics, communication, dining and travel within the country.