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Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities

“An Exploration of Culture within Natural and Human-Built Environments”

May 7-19, 2018

SPAIN-FRANCE-ITALY

This 12-day Study Abroad program is open to all majors.  This course will introduce students to how individuals interact with their peers, family members and other community members within Italy, eastern Spain and southern France. In addition, students will learn about the specific human-built and natural environments within these countries by experiencing various aspects of the cities, villages, and historical sites we will visit.  On tour, a deeper examination of each country’s people, food, education, entertainment will be highlighted.  Student travelers will learn about the history and culture of each country by visiting well-known landmarks and sites that highlight art, music, religion, etc. Besides spending significant time exploring Barcelona, Nice, Florence and Rome, students will also experience the Vatican and Monaco’s Prince’s Palace.  This once-in-a-lifetime tour is packed with historical, cultural and modern exploration.

Dr. Alan Taylor (HDFS) and Dr. Nicholas Rupp (ECON) will be leading this exciting program, which will include earning up to six credits of HDFS 4100/6100 Study Abroad or six credits of ECON 3323. Most students will use this credits for their major, minor or general electives.

The program cost is $4925 (~$3375+Flights)

Cost includes All Airfare, All Land /Water Transportation, All Hotels with Private Bathrooms, All Breakfast and Most Dinners, A Full-Time Tour Director, All Fees related to 20+ Tour Excursions/Events/Activities, and Tuition/Fees for Six HDFS Credits,

For more information or to set up an appointment to discuss this tour in more depth, contact Dr. Alan Taylor at tayloral@ecu.edu


“European Sport Organizations in Dublin & London”

May 9 – 20, 2018

United Kingdom

From an academic perspective Ireland & the U.K offer fantastic opportunities for students to visit and study European Sport, Health, History & Culture. The origins of many of the world’s most popular sports today lay in the codification of traditional British games. Ireland provides a great contrast to the U.K in that they play traditional Gaelic Games such as Gaelic football & Hurling as well as non-traditional games exported from Britain such as soccer & rugby. This program will take students inside the European Model of Club Sports where they will receive firsthand experience at various facilities, clubs, universities and other sporting organizations and businesses.

Dr. Stacy Warner will be leading this exciting program, which will include earning up to six Undergraduate credits (KINE 4003/4301) or graduate credits (KINE 6500/6803).

The program cost is $3,995

Cost includes: Tuition for 6 c.h., international health insurance, in-program transfer transportation, lodging, excursions and some meals.

Cost does not include: Airfare, passport fees, visa fees, some meals or spending money. Please note: Students are responsible for the majority of their own meals.

For more information or to set up an appointment to discuss this tour in more depth, contact Dr. Stacy Warner at warners@ecu.edu


“Motivation and Performance from the Physically Inactive to Elite Athletes: The Australian Perspective”

May 10 – May 25, 2018

Australia

This exciting two week international program offers students a unique opportunity to be immersed in Australian culture and lifestyle, and to work closely with Australian students on shared projects. The program will focus on physical activity promotion efforts from overweight/obese youth, fitness testing, training strategies, and motivation and performance psychology techniques used in Australia and compare these methods used in the United States.

Students will have the chance to compare/contrast first-hand the education, health and sports system in Australia. You will be the given the opportunity to engage with students and athletes from elementary school through to Olympic level at the Australian Institute of Sport. You’ll also be introduced to the number 1 rugby team in Australia, the ACT Brumbies. Additionally, you will be spend time in the classroom learning about activity promotion across the lifespan from international experts.

The program will provide students with a deeper understanding of your course in a cross-cultural situation. This situational learning enables students to develop “cultural intelligence” by participating in the local community and personal & professional knowledge, confidence and competence can be enhanced.

Course Hours: KINE 4500, 4501, 4502—6 undergraduate, KINE 6503—3 graduate

Costs: $4,500

Inclusions: Shared accommodation, some meals, on the ground transport, activities, educational experiences

Exclusions: International flights, some meals, personal expenses, passport, visa

Eligibility: Sophomore level, with minimum 3.0 GPA

Contact: mccammonm@ecu.edu


“Interdisciplinary Service Learning Study Abroad Program to Peru”

May 12 – May 21, 2018

PERU

How is life for U.S. children and families different or similar from those living in Peru? Students will have an opportunity to examine closely various cultural institutions (schools, hospitals, segregated or inclusive facilities for children and adolescents) and people’s daily lives, particularly interactions between adults and children, peers, family members and other community members on an ongoing basis as a part of this study aboard trip. Additionally, teaching strategies such service-learning opportunities, site visits, guest speakers will help students make connections between their coursework and experiences. Use of personal reflections/narratives and group discussions will be an integral component of this study abroad experience. Students will have an opportunity to complete research project if interested as well. The total price for the program is $5, 500 (includes travel within the country, food, accommodation and ALSO FLIGHT TICKETS). An added $150 dollar discount will be applied towards the total price of the trip, only when students register for this program by OCTOBER 27th 2017.

(Students will earn 6 course credit hours in HDFS  along with Service Learning Credits)

To register for the program:

For more information about the program and application procedures, contact Dr. Hegde at hegdea@ecu.edu


“Study Abroad in International Sustainability”

May 14 – June 19

New Zealand and Australia

Our program is a 3.5-week field study that takes place in the north island of New Zealand and in Queensland, Australia. In New Zealand we will visit Tauranga, Rotorua, and Auckland. In Queensland, Australia we will visit Paluma, Mission Beach, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, and Cairns. We will explore ancient landscapes and cultures in two unique locations in the South Pacific. We focus tropical ecology, sustainable management of resources, conservation, history, culture, and tourism.

Drs. Alison Murray and Paige Viren (RCLS) will be leading this exciting program exploring the dynamic cultures and natural environments of the region, traveling extensively as a group with local field experts. Credit is available for up to 6 semester hours in RCLS. Also, credits may be applied as general electives, restricted electives, or cognates toward coursework in your major.

The programs are suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. There are no prerequisites for the Study Abroad Australia Program. Students need a 2.0 GPA, and also need to have a record clear of major disciplinary issues. Credit from our study abroad program may be applied to a Certificate in Global Understanding, a Certificate in Global Understanding with Distinction, or a Minor in International Studies as part of that degree’s specialized concentration.

The program cost is $5,275.00 + ~$2,500 for flights

Cost includes: tuition and fees, all accommodations, in-country transportation, all activities, and approximately 40-50% of meals.

For more information or to set up an appointment to discuss this tour in more depth, contact Dr. Alison Murray murrayali16@ecu.edu.


“Health, Justice and Social Policy in Iceland”

May 22 – June 2, 2018

ICELAND

This study abroad program offers learners unique insight and exposure to public health strategies and systems in Iceland. The course is designed to highlight key differences between methods of addressing health disparities, such as policy, between the Iceland and the United States. Key areas which will be identified and contrasted with respect to health disparity intervention strategies are LGBT health, social policy, quality of care, organization, migration health issues, healthcare systems, and health disparity theory. Dr. Joseph Lee will lead this exciting program which will have a special focus on disparities and social policy related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health.  Students will also learn and gain an understanding about the Icelandic people and culture through the 12-day trip while visiting historic and cultural sites in Reykjavik. Program cost (which includes lodging, tuition/fees and travel within Iceland) is $3100.

The required online pre-application for this program can be found here:

https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuvpXRzF6565UgZ

For more information about the program and application procedures, contact Dr. Lee at leejose14@ecu.edu.


 

“Health and Well-Being of Children and Families in the Alps”

June 2 – 16, 2018

AUSTRIA, GERMANY, AND SWITZERLAND

This 15-day study abroad in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland is open to all majors. The course will explore how the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the Alps are similar and differ when compared with those in the U.S.  Emphasis will be placed on examining educational opportunities and community services that support child and family life and well-being. There are many educational and cross-cultural events including visits to the innovation center at the Technical University in Munich, the Offices of the European Commission, Innsbruck Center for European Research (ICER) at the University of Innsbruck, Swiss Museum of Transport, visit to Olympic Site, Bergisel Ski Jump and more.

Dr. Bernice Dodor, Human Development and Family Science and  Drs. Bello, Karriker, College of Business will be leading this exciting program, which will include earning up to six credits of HDFS 4100/6100 Study Abroad. Most students will use this credits for their major, minor or general electives.

The program cost is $4,876 (airfare is not included) – Estimated airfare is $1,393.

The cost of $4,876 includes transportation for all program-sponsored activities and excursions. Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms. Most breakfasts and several group dinners are included.

Note: The Rivers Scholarship is open for students who are planning to study abroad spring 2018, summer 2018, or fall 2018.  Students are encouraged to apply! Scholarships will be awarded in November.

For more information or to set up an appointment to discuss this tour in more depth, contact Dr. Bernice Dodor at dodorb@ecu.edu.

To register for the program, please complete the College of Business registration form. Be sure to select HDFS 4100 for undergraduate credit and HDFS 6100 for graduate credit.


“An Exploration of Culture within Natural and Human-Built Environments”

June 7-19, 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

This 13-day South African Study Abroad program is open to all majors.  This course will introduce students to how individuals interact with their peers, family members and other community members within the Cape Town and Johannesburg regions. In addition, students will learn about the specific human-built and natural environments within South Africa by experiencing various aspects of the cities, villages, parks we will visit.  On tour, a deeper examination of South Africa’s people, food, education, entertainment will be highlighted. Students will also learn about the history and impact of apartheid, which includes an in-depth look into Nelson Mandela’s life and his international influence. We will learn of South African’s involvement in the slave trade and transportation routes that started in the 17th century. Finally, student travelers will experience some of South African’s eco-tourism parks/wildlife reserves and discuss how these impact South African families and their economy.

Dr. Alan Taylor and Ms. Kelly Taylor will be leading this exciting program, which will include earning up to six credits of HDFS 4100/6100 Study Abroad. Most students will use this credits for their major, minor or general electives.

The program cost is $6250 (~$3850+Flights)

Cost includes All Airfare, All Land /Water Transportation, All Hotels with Private Bathrooms, All Breakfast and Most Dinners, A Full-Time Tour Director, All Fees related to 20+ Tour Excursions/Events/Activities, and Tuition/Fees for Six HDFS Credits,

For more information or to set up an appointment to discuss this tour in more depth, contact Dr. Alan Taylor at tayloral@ecu.edu