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Study Abroad Fine Arts and Humanities

College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Faculty-led programs for 2017-2018

Fall programs:

Buffs in Nicaragua

Spring programs:

Steinway's German Heritage
Global Media for Social Change

May and summer programs:

Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica
Buffs in Nicaragua: Spanish for Ag students

Nations and Borderlands: Germans, Poles and Jews in Contemporary Europe
WTAMU Symphony Korean Performance Tour

WTAMU Horn Choir Concert Tour

Buffs in Nicaragua

The Buffs in Nicaragua program gives you the opportunity to gain real-world practice in everyday situations and improve your Spanish skills while working on community projects. You will also participate in cultural activities and visit important Nicaraguan landmarks such us the boiling volcanic Mudpits of San Jacinto, Leon Viejo, and Granada city. This program is part of a Fall semester course.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Managua, Leon, and Granada, Nicaragua
  • Course(s) offered: SPAN 2311
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,561
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: November 19-26, 2017

For more information, please contact Susan Amos.

Beach in NicaraguaTres nicaraguan girls

 

Steinway's German Heritage

Explore the German origins of Steinway and Sons pianos and the musical influence of the 19th and 20th century German and Austrian composers who influences the development of the modern piano and who composed for it. Focus on works composed for solo piano and how the new piano inspired the growth of the German Lied.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Bonn, Hamburg, Leipzig, and Vienna, Germany
  • Course(s) offered: MUSI 4252/4253, MUSI 4212/5212, MUSI 4095/6092
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,375
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: March 9-18, 2018

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Hansen.

Neuschwantsein CastleDome in Germany

 

Global Media for Social Change

Cape Town is a city still recovering from the impact of apartheid and showcases a juxtaposition of beautiful nature, history and challenging social issues that provide the ideal service learning opportunity for students. Students will be able to apply what they learn in the classroom by working on specific projects with different local organizations, while exploring unique sites and engaging in cultural activities. This program is part of a Spring semester course.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Course(s) offered:  MCOM/COMM 4300, COMM 5300
  • Estimated cost of program: TBA
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, daily breakfast, required field trips, local transportation, insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, lunch and dinner, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: March 7-18, 2018

For more information, please contact Dr. Enyonam Osei-Hwere.

Port in Cape Town Table Mountain

 

Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica

Improve your Spanish language skills, immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture and history, and enjoy "Pura Vida". Heredia, a city known as the "City of Flowers", provides an ideal atmosphere for a Spanish language immersion. Adding to the charm of Heredia, the surrounding countryside is home to many coffee plantations and small farms. Heredia is also home to several universties, making it one of the educational centers of the country.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Course(s) offered: SPAN 3306 (6 credit hours)
  • Estimated cost of program: $4,861
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: June 2-30, 2018

For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Reynolds or Dr. Tim Foster

Downtown Costa RicaGroup of students in Costa Rica

 

Buffs in Nicaragua: Spanish for Ag students

Nicaragua provides the largest diversity of agriculture in Central America within the smallest area. Students will have the opportunity to visit one of the local universities and interact with local students and professors, practice their Spanish skills, and experience a wide range of agricultural diversity within the country, by visiting local farms, including corn and coffee farms, sugar plantations and cattle farms, to then compare and contrast their operations with their large counterparts in the US.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Managua, Matagalpa, Estelí, Leon, Las Peñitas, and Granada, Nicaragua
  • Course(s) offered: SPAN 2371
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,046
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 14-23, 2018

For more information, please contact Susan Amos.

Building in NicaraguaSunset in Nicaragua

 

Nations and Borderlands: Germans, Poles and Jews in Contemporary Europe

This program will offer students an opportunity to explore the history and culture of German, Polish and Jewish cultures in Central Europe, addressing such topics as comparative civic and ethnic nationalism, anti-Semitism, the emergence of modern Germany, the Polish Partitions, the Second World War and the Holocaust. The sites have been chosen to reinforce the cultural differences as well as the similarities of Germany and Poland.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Kraków, Wroclaw, and Gdańsk, Poland; Berlin, Germany
    Option 1:
  • Course(s) offered: HIST 4337/5337, HIST 3334
  • Estimated cost of program: $4,564
  • Program dates: June 2-12, 2018
    Option 2:
  • Course(s) offered: HIST 3336, HIST 6096, IDS 3392
  • Estimated cost of program: $5,800
  • Program dates: June 2-28, 2018
     
  • Program fees include: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, insurance.
  • Program fees do not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.

For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Clark

Krakow buildings and peopleNeptune sculpture in GdanskBerlin train station

 

WTAMU Symphony Korean Performance Tour

Fulfill your music major requirements while you are traveling and performing in South Korea. This tour facilitates a cultural exchange in and around the capital city of Seoul. This large metropolitan area has a deep appreciation for orchestral music, interest in American culture, and boasts many suitable venues for classical performance.  This program is only for WTAMU Symphony students.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location:  Seoul, South Korea
  • Course(s) offered: MUEN 1029/3029
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,719
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 13-21, 2018

For more information, please contact Dr. Mark Bartley.

Temple South Korea at night

 

WTAMU Horn Choir Concert Tour

The WTAMU Horn Choir will have a unique opportunity to perform at three historically significant venues in Scotland: St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburg, St. Andrews Church in Inverness, and the Central Church of Edinburg. During their time abroad, students will be exposed to a multitude of culturally enriching experiences, attend concerts and visit sites of great significance. All of these experiences will deepen the students' global perspective and provide a much broader cultural appreciation.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Course(s) offered: MUEN 2140
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,777
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: July 26- August 3, 2018

For more information, please contact Dr. Guglielmo Manfredi.

ScotlandTower in Edinburgh

*Information on this page is subject to change

 

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