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!

Monteverde's Cloud Forests in Costa Rica

Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Costa Rica

BIOL 390 and BIOL 390-L1 

Dr. Haleigh Ray and Dr. Kirsten Work
Dates: Spring Break 2023 February 25 - March 4, 2023

Experience terrestrial and freshwater habitats as you get an overview of the biodiversity and conservation of tropical ecosystems. The trip begins at the San Gerardo Biological Stateion within the Children's Eternal Rainforest, in the Monteverde cloud forest region of Costa Rica. In the last days of the trip, the team migrates to the Hacienda Baru Lounge of the Pacific Coast. 

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Summer in Scotland

Summer in Scotland

MGMT 306, MKTG 420, INTL 201 and ENTP XXX(TBD) 

Dr. Carol Azab
Dates: June 4 - June 26, 2023

In collaboration with Utah Valley University (UVU), Stetson will be sending students on a faculty-led program to Perth, Scotland. Students will take classes taught by professors from Stetson and UVU in the subjects of Marketing, International Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship. Classes will take place at the University of Highlands and Islands-PerthCollege, located in Perth, Scotland.  

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Stetson Innsbruck

Various Business Courses

Various Faculty
Dates: Summer 2023

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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Asian Religions in Japan

RELS 103B

Dr. Christopher Bell
Dates: June 9 - July 14, 2023

This course serves as a general introduction to Asian Religions. Students will participate in field trips to Kyoto and the Toyota company. This program also includes a variety of cultural activities such as Wadaiko (Japanese traditional drums), Yuzen-zome (Yuzen dyeing), Wagashi workshop (Japanese traditional confectionery making), and watching a baseball match at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium. In addition, students will participate in academic trips and events.

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Psychology of War in Prague, Krakow, and Berlin

Dates: Summer 2023

This 14-day program based in Prague and Berlin, and including one night in Krakow, is shaped around its corresponding class content. The many educational visits will explain the interaction between psychology and the military, from examining psychological phenomenon behind the motives for war to the recruitment and training of soldiers to psychologists’ involvement in interrogation procedures, war crimes and wartime violence. 

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The Culture and Aesthetics of Animation in Japan

The Culture and Aesthetics of Animation in Japan

ENGL and DIGA 300 Levels 

Dr. Chris Jimenez and Dr. Chaz Underriner
Dates: May 7 - May 19, 2023.

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a semester-long JSEM course that will take place on campus during spring 2023. There will be a study abroad component that will take place immediately following the end of the semester in May 2023.

Our class will also study abroad in Japan to witness first-hand the various sites and settings depicted in our readings, comparing the real world to their representations in literature. From the techno-topia of Tokyo to the controversial Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, students will have the opportunity to become immersed in Japanese culture and ponder the processes by which writers have transmuted the country into fiction and vice versa. 

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The Bible in Art & Artifact in London & Paris

The Bible in Art & Artifact in London & Paris

RELS 168A-95

Mitchell Reddish, PhD
Dates: February 24, 2023 - March 5, 2023. 

NOTE: Airfare is included in this program and students will leave on February 24, 2023 on the group flight.

This travel experience is part of a full-semester course with classes on campus during the spring 2023 semester, with travel to museums in London and Paris during spring break. However, students may also participate in the travel during spring break even if they are not taking the spring semester course. During the travel, we will be visiting the British Museum, the British Library, the Tate Modern Museum, the National Gallery, the Louvre, and the Musée d’Orsay. This course will focus on the studies of archeological artifacts and artwork associated with the Bible. During the trip, you will also have ample free time to explore many of the sights of Paris and London on your own.

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The Waters of Venice

The Waters of Venice

Interdisciplinary Course

Kimberly Reiter, PhD and Jason Evans, PhD
Dates: Spring Break 2023 February 24 - March 3, 2023

This program is only open to current sophomores. 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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Performance Tour of Italy

A Performance Tour of Italy

Various Tours and Performances

Dates: Summer 2023

*PLEASE NOTE: While this is a study away experience, it is NOT a credited class offering. This program aligns with the School of Music's interest in promoting the study abroad, performance and experiential learning.

This is a program designed for students in the School of Music to perform in Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy. There are a limited number of "companion" spots available to non-School of Music students. Tour companions will join for the program and its excursions but will not perform. 

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