International Study Tours
Short-Term International Study Tours Offering Academic Credit
Check this website regularly for updated information on programs taking place during 2014-2105.
For information about other short-term international study tours offering academic credit, call 559.278.0333.
Click here for a list of all 2015 International Study Tours
Kathmandu and Annapurna Mountain Range (Himalaya), Nepal International Travel Study
December 27, 2014 – January 11, 2015
GEOG 177T – 3 units
The study abroad course will take students to the interior of the third pole, the Nepalese Himalayas, to learn about cultural landscape and environmental change. Enrollees in the course will spend a few days in Kathmandu Valley known for its historic sites, ancient temples, religious shrines, and captivating villages. Course activities include tour of the primeval city of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit to the prehistoric city of Patan. Students will travel to the picturesque town of Pokhara and trek through Nepal’s largest protected range, Annapurna Conservation Area, where they will have rare opportunity to interact with ethnic Gurung community in a world famous Ghandruk village nestled at the foot of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. The study will conclude with a field tour of deep gorges, magnificent lakes, and stunning view of the Himalayas from Pokhara and presentations by students in Kathmandu.
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Summer Archaeological Field School in Rome and Ostia Antica, Italy
June 9 – July 20, 2014
HUM 101T – 3 units
The American Institute for Roman Culture’s Summer Archaeological Field School is an intensive, accredited six-week educational program in Roman archaeology led by AIRC faculty and affiliated expert archaeologists. The program offers students a unique combination of (1) one week of specialized academic instruction on the topography and development of Rome, including visits to major museums and open-air sites to provide participants with a broader context of what life was like in the ancient city, and (2) five weeks of hands-on fieldwork at an important archaeological site in the city and environs. In 2014 the program will be held from June 9 through July 20 and will take place at Ostia Antica, the harbor city of ancient Rome.
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Shanghai, China: International Exchange via Music and Dance
September 9 – 17, 2015
CLAS 180T – 1 unit
This one (1) credit unit course will provide an intensive course of study in the area of Mexican folk music and dance, focusing on technique, style, and performance that will prepare students for the culminating experience – performing in Shanghai, China as part of the Shanghai Tourism Festival, September 12-16, 2014. This course is also designed to enhance the awareness of Mexican culture by studying and performing some of its regional dances and juxtaposing with the music and dance traditions of various countries participating in the festival.
Seoul and Kyungjeu, South Korea: Food and Trade Systems
March 27 – April 7, 2015
AGBS 185T – 3 units
Participants will visit Korean agricultural businesses to learn about the different agricultural production systems used with an English-speaking guide through the trip. Students will observe during site visits how products are tested, processed, packed, cooled, stored, transported, branded, inspected, traded, and so forth. Participants will tour facilities to learn how food products are prepared after they are imported into the country. Visits will include a briefing with the U.S. Embassy Staff Agricultural Attache, South Korean government agricultural research facility, as well as a tour of the port. Korean university faculty/students will provide expertise in different aspects of agricultural businesses and Korean culture. This will bring about an exploration of ideas and cross-cultural exchange. During the program some days will highlight the main tourist sites of South Korea.
Fiji 2015: Intergenerational Service Learning Adventure
December 29, 2014 – January 11, 2015
COM S 101 – 3 units
Fee: $1,200 (travel grants of approximately $1,000 available for matriculated Fresno State students)
Participants will embark on a rewarding service learning project in the beautiful beach front village of Naboutini, Fiji. Fresno State Students and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute community members will be partnering with Madventurer, an international service organization, to work on rural community development in Fiji. Through a meaningful and lasting service learning project, students will be able to aid development by working on building a community center and engaging in the community through village events, sports, games, and educational opportunities. This is a cultural immersion trip as participants will get to experience local food, local accommodation, and daily life in Fiji. There will be opportunities for excursions throughout Fiji, waterfall trips, horseback riding, learning traditional dances, and many more cultural immersion experiences.
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Chile: Farm to Port
January 2 – 14, 2015
AGBS 185T – 3 units
Participants will visit Chilean agricultural fields to learn about the different agricultural production practices used with an English-speaking guide throughout the trip. Students will observe during site visits how products are tested, harvested, packed, cooled, stored, transported, branded, inspected, traded and so forth. Participants will tour facilities to learn how food products are prepared for the final domestic and export markets. Visits will include a briefing with the U.S. Embassy Staff Agricultural Attache, Chilean government agricultural research facility, as well as a tour of the port, farms and wineries. Chilean university faculty will provide expertise in different aspects of agricultural production, wine-making or food processing. This will bring about an exploration of ideas and cross-cultural exchange. During the program some days will highlight the main tourist sites of Chile.
For more information contact Dr. Patrick Berends, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.3075 or Dr. Lynn Williams, email@example.com or 559.278.2949.
May 17 – June 5, 2015
Spanish 3 (3 units) or Spanish 125 (3 units)
For more information contact Dr. Isolina Sands, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.2426.
Administration of Justice and Culture in Hong Kong
May 22 – 29, 2015
CRIM 136T – 1 unit
For more information contact Dr. Bernadette Muscat, email@example.com or 559.278.1012.
Global Wine, Food and Ag Tourism in Puglia, Italy
June 23 – August 1, 2015
Puglia’s Mediterranean climate and warm people create an enticing location to learn about Italian culture, local grape growing, winemaking, and global business. This fertile agricultural region located between the Adriatic and Ionion seas is the largest of Italy’s wine producing re-gions. Known internationally for growing grapes, Puglia produces more than two dozen DOC wines. Their most important grape varieties—Primitivo and Negroamaro—are gaining international recognition for the excellent wines they produce.
For more information contact Dr. Annette Levi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.2949.
International Social Work: Study Travel Program to
December 30, 2014 – January 11, 2015
SWRK 271T – 3 units
Participants will spend 11 days in Hong Kong, a former British colony, and learn about social welfare system and services for the treatment and prevention of HIV-AIDS, substance abuse, mental health, and services for asylum seekers and torture claimants, through organized visits and service learning engagement. The course will discuss the historical development of international social work practice, global social issues, and effects of globalization. Students will reflect on the experience in a journal, an oral presentation, and an academic paper. You will gain personal and cultural insights, and incredible adventures through this study travel program.
For more information contact Dr. Martha Vungkhanching, email@example.com or 559.278.8741.
The Nordic Welfare Society – Tampere, Finland
May 19 – 30, 2015
SWRK 122T – 3 units
Join us to explore Finland, a country of 5.3 million that straddles the Artic Circle in the northeast corner of Europe to learn how well-being is constructed in institutions and practice. This three-unit course is targeted at those interested in learning more about the history, theory and practice of the Nordic welfare society. Consistently ranked among the happiest of nations and ranked at the top in the world in education, Finland has an extensive social welfare system.
For more information contact Dr. Kris Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.2985.
Society and Culture of Renaissance Italy: Florence, Venice, Rome
June 8 – 21, 2015
HIST 129T – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Tere Lopez, email@example.com or 559.278.2601.
Healthcare in Nursing: London
May 16 – 23, 2015
NURS 180T – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Suzanne Kotkin-Jaszi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.5387.
Becoming Culturally Aware in San Juan, Puerto Rico
June 6 – 13, 2015
COUN 180T – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Cheri Cruz, email@example.com or 559.278.0340 or Dr. Albert Valencia, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.0283.
WWII and the Holocaust: Berlin, Munich, Warsaw
HIST 149T – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Michelle DenBeste, email@example.com or 559.278.5154.
Exploring Global Health: Dominican Republic
June 20 – 30, 2015
PH 152T – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Miguel Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.2897.
Service Learning: Ghana
August 1 – 15, 2015
COMS 101T – 3 units
For more information contact Gretchen Higginbottom, email@example.com or 559.278.7172.
Language and Culture in France: Paris and Rennes
June 1 – 14, 2015
HUM 101TZ – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Natalie Munoz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.7039.
Trinidad and Tobago
May 23 – June 3, 2015
PLANT 170 – 3 units
For more information contact Dr. Dave Goorahoo, email@example.com or 559.278.8448.