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!



Culture and Sustainable Business: Costa Rica in the Winter

INTL 301

Dr. William Andrews
Dates: December 30, 2021 - January 8, 2022

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 Culture and Aesthetics of Japanese Animation


Dr. Christopher Jimenez & Charles Underriner
Dates: Summer 2022

In this JSEM, students will learn about the history, culture and aesthetics of Japanese animation ranging from its origins in the late 1950s to its relationship with other artistic forms such as film and literature. Those that study abroad in Japan will witness first-hand the various sites and settings depicted in our reading and viewing, comparing the real world to their representations in anime and literature. From the technotopia 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 artists and writers have transmuted the country into fiction and vice versa.

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English Historical Landscape in the UK


Dr. Kimberly Reiter
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

Dr. Timothy Peter & 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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Religions of China and Japan


Dr. Christopher Bell
Dates: Summer 2022

This course is an introduction to the significant religious traditions found within China and Japan. These traditions include Tibetan Buddhism and Bön, Chinese Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, as well as Japanese Buddhism and Shinto. We will explore the origins and evolution of these religions through a combination of lectures, readings, discussions, films and individual field research. We will also examine the intersections of these beliefs within each cultural milieu and learn about the lived experience of religious members in the modern world. This course will give particular attention to the philosophical, biographical, ritual and doctrinal texts of these religious traditions in order to engage with them more directly.

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Forensic Psychology in London

PSYC 353

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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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Multicultural Health Behavior in Croatia

HLSC 303

Dr. Dejan Magoc
Dates: Summer 2022

This course explores the health-related societal and cultural issues. Being culturally competent is essential in the role of health professionals who often times work in a diverse society that presents both challenges and opportunities.

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Andean Culture and Society of Ecuador

LALS 200

Dr. Ana Servigna
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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Wind(s) of Change in Russia

HIST 390

Dr. Martin Blackwell
Dates: May 16 - June 11, 2022

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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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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Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba

BIOL 390

Dr. Haleigh Ray & Dr. Kirsten Work
Dates: TBD

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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