- SOCI 4302, Criminology, 3 hours undergraduate credit
- EDPD 4378/5378, Bilingual Language Development, 3 hours undergraduate/graduate credit
- EDAD 6308, Service Learning in Multicultural Education, 3 hours graduate credit
- CRIJ 4096, Independent Study, 3 hours undergraduate credit
- CRIJ 1307, Crime in America, 3 hours undergraduate credit
- CRIJ 6392, Problems, 3 hours graduate credit
Dates: June 12–23 (Note: these dates may change slightly depending on airline schedules)
Viva San Miguel de Allende . . . a picture perfect colonial city with cobble-stone streets and pastel colored colonial buildings. Collaboratively, faculty and students will experience the beauty of Mexican culture through one-on-one and group cultural experiences with Mexican citizens.Each cultural experience is precisely crafted to build cultural understanding and support course content.Political and cultural lessons include Mexican cooking, bullfighting, salsa dancing, and societal protocols.Cultural tours include exploration of Mexican markets, museums, art exhibits, and churches.Students will also benefit from visits to Dolores Hidalgo, the birthplace of Mexican Independence movement; Guanajuato, which became a prominent mining center and trading post due to the vast silver ore found in La Valenciana mine; and, the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, identified as one of the world’s most endangered monuments (American Express Preservation Program).
Students will spend mornings engaged in the content of their selected course.The afternoons will provide exciting opportunities to apply course content to the realities of Mexican society. For education classes, this includes schools, classroom, orphanages and visits to Mexican villages. For criminal justice and sociology classes, this includes orphanages, prisons, and visits with Mexican law enforcement officials. The new knowledge and cultural understanding discovered in these environments will bring important insights that COESS students can utilize in their own professions. Go-Global in Mexico!
For more information, contact the following individuals:
- Cindy Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-651-2664, undergraduate educaiton travel opportunities
- George "Buddy" Fox, email@example.com, 806-651-2627, graduate education travel opportunities
- Dr. Harry Hueston, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-651-2421, sociology or criminal justice travel opportunities
- Dr. Keith Price, email@example.com, 806-651-2418, sociology or criminal justice travel opportunities
- EDPD 6304, Multicultural Education, 3 hours graduate credit
- EDAD 6311, Leadership & Group Dynamics, 3 hours graduate credit
- EDPD 6303, Education Research, 3 hours graduate credit
- EDAD 6395, Independent Research Study, 3 hours graduate credit
Dates: July 18-31 (Note: these dates may change slightly depending on airline schedules)
Together, faculty and students will analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces as they experience Egypt, Turkey, and Greece.These opportunities prepare students for leadership roles as citizens of the world.Furthermore, students who participate have the opportunity to develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, an understanding of cultural diversity, and an appreciation for arts and humanities
Participants will develop skills based on specific course learning outcomes.In addition, they will acquire information related to international travel, including understanding passport/visa requirements, developing and following a travel itinerary, participating in currency exchange, budgeting and managing personal funds during travel, demonstrating personal safety including food and health safety, working collaboratively and collegially with fellow travelers, demonstrating leadership, and demonstrating the ability to solve problems in a foreign context.
Exciting travel experiences include:
Istanbul, Turkey - Visits to some of the most important sites including the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace.Students will learn from an Islamic scholar as they ask questions and seek answers to expand their religious and political understandings.
Izmir, Turkey - Visit to the famous Ancient City of Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the World.Here, students will see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, Grand Theatre and Marble Street.
Samos, Greece - Students will enjoy a day to rest, catch up on coursework and explore the beautiful Island of Samos.
Athens, Greece - Visit the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Students will spend the afternoon and evening exploring ancient ruins, shopping and discovering local Greek life.An optional cooking lesson will be offered as well as an excursion to a local monastery to see how icons are painted.
Cairo, Egypt - Visit the mysterious Sphinx and the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops.For the adventurous, camel rides will be an option.Enjoy views of the Nile and an in-depth educational session in the world famous Cairo Museum.
Luxor, Egypt - We will move to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, a vast ‘City of the Dead’ where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs.See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History.Experience the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.
For more information, contact Dr. Angela Spaulding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, all dates are subject to change.