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!



International Business and Culture in Costa Rica

INTL 301

Dr. Bill Andrews
Dates: January 1 - 9, 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.

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Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba

BIOL 390

Dr. Haleigh Ray & Dr. Kirsten Work
Dates: February 27 - March 6, 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.

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Social Justice and Civil and Human Rights in America

SOBA 391

Dr. Stuart Michelson
Dates: Spring Break, 2021

Witness where many immigrants first entered the United States at Ellis Island and marvel at the Statue of Liberty that greeted them. Go on a walking tour of the city to learn about the history of the African Diaspora, and visit the United Nations headquarters. Hop a train south to Washington, D.C. to learn the city’s unique history and engage with local organizations and human rights activists. Travel to Atlanta, Georgia, a cultural center of the American South to learn about the city’s crucial role in civil rights and get our first taste of Southern life and culture.

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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.

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Wind(s) of Change in Russia, Poland, Germany and Ukraine

HIST 290

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?

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European Origins of Modern Psychology in Germany and Austria

PSYC 290

Dr. Sarah Garcia and Dr. Michael Eskanazi
Dates: TBD Summer 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. 

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Music in Vienna, Austria


Dr. Chadley Ballantyne
Dates: June 1 - 14, 2021

Explore the musical history and current professional scene of Vienna through excursions to opera houses, musical performances, and music and art museums. This historical and cultural immersion will inspire a deeper understanding of how components of our own culture inform and influence our worldview, values, and beliefs.

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Multicultural Health Behavior in Croatia

HLSC 303

Dr. Dejan Magoc
Dates: Early June - Summer 2021

This course explores the 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. 

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Religions of the East in Japan


Dr. Christopher Bell
Dates: Summer 2021

Explore the major ideas and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism, taking special note of their cultural, historical, political, and material contexts. Experience cultural activities like Wadaiko (Japanese traditional drums), Yuzen-zome (Yuzen dyeing), Wagashi workshop (Japanese traditional confectionery making), and a baseball match at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

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The Influence of J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel on Sacred Music in Germany and England

APGAR Program

Dr. Tim Peter and Jeanna Peterson
Dates: TBD

This program highlights the influence of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel on sacred music in Germany and England between 1700 and 1750.  Visits to museums, churches, important musical monuments and performances by the Stetson School of Music in Germany and England are a significant part of this program. 

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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!

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