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 spring or summer, 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!

lake near Stonehenge in UK

English Historical Landscape

HIST 322 

Prof. Kimberly Reiter, PhD
Dates: May 14 - 30, 2024

The course focuses on the interaction of pre-industrial human cultures and the natural landscape as reflected in surviving cultural and natural artifacts. Students, after time in the classroom, spend 16 days doing field studies, visiting sites in the United Kingdom to study the history, landscape, natural ecology, cultural heritage management and land use management from the Neolithic through the medieval periods. Students also have the opportunity to compare these past human-landscape relationships with the modern relationships that exist near the sites. The purpose of the course is to engage the student in seeing how landscape, environment, and resources are integral to understanding the events that shaped the course of British history through 1600. 

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Japan landscape with sakura tree

The Culture and Aesthetics of Animation in Japan

ENGL 300 Level 

Prof. Chris Jimenez, PhD
Dates: May 5 - 17, 2024

The course is a JSEM offered in the Spring 2024 semester. Although highly recommended that students take the course before end-of-the-semester travel, it is not required to take the course to participate in the program in Japan. The course will give participants an understanding of Japanese animation from its origins in the late 1950s to its relationship with other artistic forms such as film and literature. Students participating in the Japan portion of the course will get to experience animation and manga museums, tour multiple digital and animation studio companies, visit shrines and temples, and so much more.

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alndscape of buildings and mountains in Innsbruck, Austria

Stetson Innsbruck

Various Business Courses

Various Faculty
Dates: July 3, 2024 - August 3, 2024

The Stetson Summer Innsbruck program is a month-long program, offering various courses from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the College of Business Administration. Students get to pick from the classes being offered and can gain 2 classes during the program. Weekend excursions are also available.

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Japan landscape

Asian Religions in Japan

RELS 252B: Religions of China & Japan

Prof. Christopher Bell, PhD
Dates: Summer 2024

This five-week program is offered in collaboration with Stetson's partner university in Japan, Kwansei Gakuin University, located in Nishinomiya (near Osaka). Students who participate in this program will earn 7 credits and have the opportunity to participate in several cultural and academic trips and events. 

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buildings in London

Forensic Psychology in London

PSYC 353

Prof. Christopher Ferguson, PhD
Dates: June 9 - 24, 2024

London has been the backdrop for criminal investigations, both fiction and non-fiction alike. This program will investigate research on criminal  perpetrators while discussing the involvement of psychology in the criminal justice system

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Scotland alndscape

Summer in Scotland

MKTG 420

Prof. Carol Azab, PhD
Dates: Summer 2024

Students in this program will study in the beautiful Scottish highlands while taking a marketing class and working on a resume-building case study with a local Scottish business. They will also participate in several cultural excursions to locations such as the Isle of Skye, Cairngorm Mountains, and Loch Ness.

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Great Smoky Mountains landscape

Study Away - Great Smoky Mountains


Prof. Nathan Wolek, PhD
Dates: May 13 - 20, 2024

Students will stay in the research center in Purchase Knob, North Carolina. Participants will work closely with park rangers and fellow faculty members to record and study sounds unique to the wildlife and environment in the Great Smoky Mountains. The full calendar of events and program costs are currently under construction. Applicants will be sent new information as it becomes available.

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Landscape of Athens, Greece

International Business in Greece

In conjunction with INTL 201

Prof. Dale Peterson
Dates: March 2 - 10, 2024

The nine-day study abroad program needs to be taken in conjunction with INTL 201. Students will gain hands-on experience with the different aspects of multinational corporations operating in a global environment through a broad range of topics including management, financial, accounting and marketing strategies.

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Healthcare in South Africa

Healthcare in South Africa

Health Systems and Behavior - A South African Perspective

Prof. Ronette Lategan- Potgieter, PhD
Dates: July 28 - August 11, 2024

During this program students will delve deeply into the healthcare landscape of South Africa, examining the challenges, innovations, and contributions to the global healthcare community. Students will have the opportunity to not only work with healthcare providers in their field of interest but also get to visit various tourist attractions as well.

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Chillon castle in Geneva

Global Health Governance in Geneva

PUBH 310

Prof. Asal Johnson, PhD
Dates: June 13 - June 21, 2024

This program allows students to interact directly with global health professionals in Switzerland. Visits to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) will give students an international understanding of the governance needed to address diseases.

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Archeological Excavation site in Italy

Archeological Excavation in Italy

Art of the Living Spaces

Prof. Jennifer McAninch
Dates: Summer 2024

Prof. McAninch will lead students through archeological sites in cities such as Naples, Rome, Florence, and Populonia. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with researchers and historians at each location. The detailed schedule is still under construction as is the budget for the program. Applicants will be the first to receive all updated information.

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bridge in the Netherlands

European Origins of Modern Psychology

In The Netherlands and Belgium

PSYC 281

Profs. Sarah Garcia, PhD, and Michael Eskenazi, PhD
Dates: May 22 - June 3, 2024

Students participating in the program will experience the past, present, and future of ethics, and how the early history of psychology in Europe, specifically in The Netherlands and Belgium, influenced these ethical principles.

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AIR Guatemala Internship, picture of people enganging with gardening activities in Guatemala

AIR Guatemala Internship

Dates:  June 2024

The Summer 2024 AIR Guatemala Internship will allow 2 Stetson students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the indigenous population of Guatemala for 2-4 weeks in June 2024. The interns will live in secure, clean hotels, sharing with one or two other volunteers participate in various activities relating to sustainable agriculture and will gain an in-depth knowledge of the people and culture. Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. David Rinker, a member of Stetson University's Board of Trustees, all travel expenses for this internship will be fully funded.

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Colorful Buildings in Taiwan. Food, Markets, and Sustainability.

Food, Markets, and Sustainability in Taiwan

In Taiwan

With Rachel Core, PhD

Dates: June 7-20, 2024

This two-week journey takes participants to multiple cities in Taiwan - Taipei, Keelung, and Taichung. Participants will experience food markets, multiple cooking classes, farmers' markets, and the country's intricate recycling system. The course for this program takes place in Spring 2024 but students will not travel until June.

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A fair in Puebla, Mexico. Mentored Field Experience

Mentored Field Experience

In Puebla, Mexico

With Joshua Deckman, PhD

Dates: June 24 - July 5

This program is part of the Hollis Mentored Field Experience. Students will be selected for the program. This language-intensive learning opportunity takes place in Puebla, Mexico. Students will stay with host families, travel to outlying cities, and experience the unique culture of Mexico.

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