Global Classroom Programs


Each summer, faculty members from academic departments across campus organize faculty-led summer programs, which typically focus on a specific topic or foreign language.

CLICK HERE to apply

See below for more details on each specific program:

Winter Break 2014

Undergraduate Courses - Winter Break 2014

India (Mysore)
School of Public Health
Travel Dates: December 11-29, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate or graduate  
Taught by Dr. Sudha Xirasagar, Arnold School of Public Health 

Health and Development in India 
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and will focus on: a) Public health, health services, education, and socio-economic development and b) Culture and heritage in health behavior, lifestyle and development. The program is hosted at Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Vivekananda Institute of India Studies (VIIS), Msore, South India (http://www.viis.in/). (110 miles from Bangalore International Airport). 

For more information Click Here, and contact:
Mitchell Taylor
803-777-1627
taylormw@mailbox.sc.edu
*put “study abroad” in the subject line

Graduate Courses - Winter Break 2014

India (Mysore)
School of Public Health
Travel Dates: December 11-29, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate or graduate  
Taught by Dr. Sudha Xirasagar, Arnold School of Public Health

Health and Development in India
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and will focus on: a) Public health, health services, education, and socio-economic development and b) Culture and heritage in health behavior, lifestyle and development. The program is hosted at Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Vivekananda Institute of India Studies (VIIS), Msore, South India (http://www.viis.in/). (110 miles from Bangalore International Airport).

For more information Click Here, and contact:
Mitchell Taylor
803-777-1627
taylormw@mailbox.sc.edu
*put “study abroad” in the subject line


Spring Break 2015 

Undergraduate Courses - Spring Break 2015

Belize (Belize City)
Honors College, All students
Travel Dates: March 7-15, 2015
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Taught by Pearl Fernandes

Global Health in Belize

This program will provide students with global perspective of health care as they visit various health clinics and learn first-hand about the health care disparities among vulnerable populations.  Students will gain critical organization, communication, and teamwork skills as well as improve cultural competency which will prepare them for their work in the medical and health fields.

For more information and to apply, please contact:

Jim Clark
Harper 223
jclark@schc.sc.edu


Brazil (Salvador de Bahia)
Honors College
Travel Dates: March 5-14, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Kim Simmons

The Africa Diaspora: Afro-Brazilian Culture and Experience
This course will analyze the emergence of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-American identities, communities, and organizations in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.  Students will also discuss the cultural construction of identities as it relates to issues of race, gender, and class as well as the concepts of peoplehood, migration, and defining social moments.  Students will gain an in-depth understanding of Afro-Brazlian culture as they interact with guest speakers on music and dance, visit an Afro-Brazilian museum, tour the Condomble House and Candomble Market, and a take a day-long excursion to a Quilombo.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jim Clark
Harper 223
jclark@schc.sc.edu


Dominican Republic (Cruz Verde)
All
Travel Dates: March 7-15, 2015
Credits: Not for credit
Led by Dania Castro

Sister Island Project
The Carolina Service Council sponsors this service program to the Sister Islands of the Dominican Republic. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service-based activities, such as volunteering in local classrooms or assisting in clinics. Students will also live with the local Sister Islands community for the week in order to gain an immersive experience of the community’s day to day life.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dania Castro
daniacastro@sc.edu


England (London)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 8-15, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Gregory Niehaus

Management of Risk & Insurance
This course focuses on the economics of risk and the management of risk in the UK. In addition to experiencing the unique culture and history of the region, students will become familiar with English risk management practices as they participate in lectures, visit various firms and businesses, and learn about the risks specific to English businesses and international businesses based in the UK.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


E
urope (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany)

School of Music
Travel Dates: March 5-15, 2015
Credits: Not for credit
Taught by Larry Wyatt

Concert Choir Performance Tour
Students participating in the USC Concert Choir will have the unique opportunity to make a musical, historical, geographical, and cultural connection with cities that have contributed extensively to musical canon.  The Concert Choir will perform concerts in Vienna, Prague, and Berlin, with informal performances in Dresden, Leipzig, and Wittenberg.  Concerts will be a mixture of American music with one selection by a composer from each of the cities visited. 

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Larry Wyatt
lwyatt@mozart.sc.edu  


Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria)
Sport & Entertainment Management
Travel Dates: March 5-15, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Mark Nagel

Sport and Entertainment in Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria
Students enrolled in this course will get a unique first-hand experience in international sports management.  Students will attend lectures by leading European sport authorities, tour international sporting venues and attend international sport competitions in Berlin, Prague and Vienna.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Mark Nagel
Nagel@sc.edu



France (Paris)
FREN, Honors College
Travel Dates: March 5-16, 2015
Credits: Not for credit
Taught by Lara Lomicka

French Communication and Culture

* Students must be enrolled in Dr. Lomicka-Anderson's FREN 209 section in the fall semester to be eligible to participate on this spring break trip.

The two part sequence French 209 (fall) and French 210/SCHC 263H (spring) focus on the development of interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills through access to authentic materials and participation in collaborative work with native speakers of French. In order to maintain partnerships and collaborative projects, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the yearlong experience. These two courses integrate learning French with technology through regular communication with students at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, whom the class visits during Spring Break.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jim Clark
Harper 223
jclark@schc.sc.edu

Dr. Lara Lomicka
809 Humanities Office Building
lomicka@sc.edu


France (Paris)
All students
Travel Dates: March 6-15, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Quiana Whitted

Black Paris: African-American Writers & Artists in France
This program explores the vibrant cultural and intellectual sanctuary that Paris, France has provided for African-American writers and artists since the turn of the 20th century.  Students will think critically about the meaning of “expatriation” in light of the struggles over racial and gender inequality in the United States and will question why Paris, in particular, has served as a refuge and model of interracial cooperation.  Students will retrace the steps of notable figures and interact with key historical sites, scholarly lectures, and workshops about the city’s art and literary communities.

View this program's website for more information: http://blackparisglobalclassroom.weebly.com/

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Quiana Whitted
whittedq@mailbox.sc.edu


Germany (Munich)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 8-15, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Doug Woodward

Global Comparative Business Study
This course provides participants with a unique global and regional perspective on innovation, manufacturing, and supply chain management in southern Germany. Students will engage in an in-depth comparative study between business practices of the southeastern United States and southern Germany as they participate in lectures and visit various firms and businesses. In order to learn the region’s rich culture and history, students will also experience southern Germany through tours and historical excursions.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400



Iceland (Reykjavik)
Capstone, Green Quad
Travel Dates: March 7-14, 2015
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Taught by Jeannie Weingarth

Eco-Savvy Service Learning in Iceland
This program is designed to introduce Capstone and Green Quad students to international techniques for sustainability and eco-friendly living. Students will serve approximately 25 hours working on various hands-on environmentally-connected projects, and will discover how other countries are dealing with issues that have a global impact. Participants will learn new ways to bring ecology to the forefront of their own lives and to the lives of their living communities.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Erin Wilson
Capstone
wilsonen@mailbox.sc.edu

Dr. Jeannie Weingarth
jeanweingarth@gmail.com



Jamaica
PUBH; School of Medicine
Travel Dates: March 7-15, 2015
Credits: Not for credit
Taught by Eileen Korpita

Healthcare Service Learning in Jamaica
Students interested in the Health fields will have the opportunity to provide patient care and learn about health care in developing countries. Students will have hands-on opportunities to work with patients in local clinics and will be introduced to “real world” clinical scenarios.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Eileen Korpita
korpita@sc.edu



Nicaragua (Managua)
Capstone
Travel Dates: March 7-15, 2015
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Taught by Patrick Hickey

International Healthcare: Service Learning in Nicaragua
Capstone students interested in the Health fields will have the opportunity to provide patient care and learn about health care in developing countries. Students will have hands-on opportunities to work with patients at local clinics and provide health services to the rural communities of Nicaragua.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Erin Wilson
Capstone
wilsonen@mailbox.sc.edu
 
Dr. Patrick Hickey
patrick.hickey@sc.edu
  


Nicaragua (Managua)
Presbyterian Student Association
Travel Dates: March 7-14, 2015
Credits: Not for credit
Led by Rev. John R. Cook

Presbyterian Student Association Mission to Nicaragua 
Students will participate in a week-long mission to Nicaragua in order to learn more about cross-cultural ministry and social justice issues. Students will learn about the history, culture, economics, and politics of Nicaragua as they work with local communities and live with host families.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Rev. John R. Cook
jcook@shandonpres.org



Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 8-15, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Rob Rolfe

Social Enterprise in the Caribbean Basin
This program introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Trinidad & Tobago.  Students will explore how the country has been able to attract significant foreign investment in its petroleum and financial sectors, yet still sees nearly 20 percent of its population living below the poverty level.  Students will learn how social entrepreneurs provide basic goods and services to this population, discuss the role of tourism in economic development, and develop a basic business plan for a social entrepreneurship company.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400

Graduate Courses - Spring Break 2015

Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria)
Sport & Entertainment Management
Travel Dates: March 5-15, 2015
Credits: 3 graduate
Taught by Mark Nagel

Sport and Entertainment in Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria

Students enrolled in this course will get a unique first-hand experience in international sports management. Students will attend lectures by leading European sport authorities, tour international sporting venues and attend international sport competitions in Berlin, Prague and Vienna.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Mark Nagel
Nagel@sc.edu


Latin America (Argentina & Uruguay)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 7-14, 2015
Credits: 3 graduate
Taught by Frank Rydzewski

Exploring Global Business in Latin America
This program focuses on business practices in Latin America, the understanding of institutional and competitive environments, and the managerial challenges of firms operating in this area.  In addition to experiencing the unique culture and history of the region, students will become familiar with Argentinian and Uruguayan business practices as they participate in lectures,  visit various firms and businesses, and will learn about the potential and limitations for international trade and investment in the area.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Nicaragua (Chinandega)
School of Medicine
Travel Dates: February, 2015
Credits: 4 graduate
Taught by Jeff Hall

Global Health in Primary Care 
Medical students and residents will have the opportunity to provide patient care and learn about medical care in developing nations.  Students will have hands-on opportunities to work with patients at the Palmetto Initiative Clinic, various field clinics, and will also visit the local hospital in Chincandega.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Jeff Hall 
jeff.hall@uscmed.sc.edu

 

Maymester/Summer 2015

Graduate Courses - Maymester & Summer 2015

Italy (Reggio Emilia)
EDUC
Travel Dates: May 10-28, 2015
Credits:  3 graduate
Taught by Angie Baum

Global & Multicultural Perspectives on Education in Reggio Emilia, Italy
This program will immerse students in the culture of the education systems of Reggio Emilia, Italy in order to explore educational settings and practices in a foreign culture.  Students will compare and contrast education techniques used in both the U.S. and Italy, and will gain a better understanding of how national, regional, and global practices and policies have influenced those systems.  Students will engage in lectures, participate in on-site visits to schools in Reggio Emilia, and visit various historical and cultural sites in Italy.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Angie Baum
bauma@mailbox.sc.edu


Germany (Munich)
JOUR
Travel Dates: May 11-24, 2015
Credits:  3 graduate
Taught by Scott Farrand

Multimedia Maymester in Munich
This program offers hands-on multimedia experience for students  who are interested in learning more about communication and gaining expertise in various forms of multimedia.  Working in teams, students will learn how to find and tell a story using on-the-street learning and multimedia, which may include anything from video to photography to blogging.  Students will also discover the rich culture and history that Germany has to offer during side trips and excursions.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Scott Farrand
farrand@mailbox.sc.edu


the Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 2-9, 2015
Credits: 3 graduate
Taught by Doug Woodward

Exploring Global Business in the Netherlands
This program offers students the unique opportunity to learn directly about how the Dutch have created one of the world’s most advanced and competitive business environments. Students will learn about the Dutch trade industry by visiting various businesses and firms in the capital city of Amsterdam. Students will also gain cultural and historical knowledge as they participate in lectures and tours of sites that have influenced society in the Netherlands.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400



Norway (Multi-city)

EDUC
Travel Dates: May 10-24, 2015
Credits:  3 graduate
Taught by David Virtue

Global Perspectives on Education in Norway
This course will provide students with an overview of the education system in Norway while looking closely as government policies, school programs, and classroom practices through multiple levels of the system.  Students will use methods of inquiry in comparative education to analyze the differences between the education systems of the U.S. and Norway and their impact in a national context.  Students will also receive an in-depth cultural introduction to Norway as they are hosted by local families, visit school sites and cultural landmarks, and interact with Norwegian educators and students.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
David Virtue
virtue@mailbox.sc.edu


Peru (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 16-25, 2015
Credits: 3 graduate
Taught by Hildy Teegan

Institution & Development: Comparing Peru and South Carolina
This program allows students to compare and contrast the business practices and policies of key industrial sectors in Peru to similar sectors in South Carolina. Students will gain facility with understanding cross-border business development to advance trade, investment, and innovation. Students will also become familiar with life in Peru as they participate in lectures, visit companies and firms, and tour important cultural and historical sites in Peru.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400



Singapore & Malaysia (Multi-city)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 9-20, 2015
Credits:  3 graduate
Taught by Julian Dalzell

Exploring Global Business in Southeast Asia
This program offers students the opportunity to explore and compare the business practices of Singapore and Malaysia.  Students will focus on comparing the cultures and HR practices of these two Southeast Asian countries, and will learn about the interdependence of business and culture that create these unique business environments.  Students will participate in lectures, visit local and international companies, and tour diverse cultural sites in order to better understand the interconnection among history, culture, and business in Singapore and Malasia.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


South Africa (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: June 2-13, 2015
Credits:  3 graduate
Taught by Robert Rolfe

Business in Africa
The study tour course introduces students to the changing macroeconomic and institutional environments in southern Africa. Students will gain insights on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region. Students in this class will be able to; identify the major macroeconomic and institutional challenges for businesses in southern Africa, understand the interdependence of culture and business, and understand the how multinational corporations interact with informal markets in southern Africa.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400

Undergraduate Courses - Maymester & Summer 2015

Argentina & Chile (Multi-City)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 12-22, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Frank Rydzewski

Business in Latin America
This course is focused on business practices in Latin America and provides students with the context, tools, and factual knowledge useful for understanding the institutional and competitive environment and managerial challenges of firms operating in the region. Students will experience the culture of Argentina and Chile through city tours, food tasting, and other cultural excursions, and will have the opportunity to visit a diverse range of industries from natural gas and utilities to banking and agriculture. Students will also meet with business executives, government officials, and industry experts to gain a better understanding of how this unique region functions within the global economy.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400
 

Chile (Multi-City)
GEOG
Travel Dates: May 11-24, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Jerry Mitchell

Geography of Latin America
This course is open to any students who are interested in learning about the cultural, physical, and political geography of Chile.  Although the central valley and northern region are the main focuses of the course, students will have the chance to experience a broad range of geographical locations.  Students will experience historical and metropolitan Santiago, explore the Andes Mountains, visit Valparaiso, and travel to La Serena, where they will visit the Parque Nacional Bosque Fray Jorge and see the stars from the Mamalluca observatory.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jerry Mitchell
mitchell@sc.edu


China (Multi-City)
JOUR
Travel Dates: June 1-16, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Scott Farrand

Cross-Cultural Communication: Convergence in China
This program will explore the multiple communication techniques used by media and Fortune 500 companies to interface with their communities and consumers. Students will learn the new communication theories, methods, and skills used in this challenging and fast-paced environment. Additionally, USC students will gain cultural awareness and professional skills as they work with students from Tianjin Journalism University to produce multimedia stories on the streets of Tianjin.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Scott Farrand
farrand@mailbox.sc.edu


Costa Rica (San Jose)
SPAN
Travel Dates: June 27-August 1, 2015
Credits: 6 undergraduate
Taught by Ana Cueto

Spanish Language Study Abroad in Costa Rica
This program is designed to introduce students to the vibrant culture of San José, Costa Rica. Participants will spend four weeks immersed in Spanish language and Costa Rican culture, living with a Costa Rican host family and participating in social immersion activities. Included in the program are social and cultural outings, excursions to volcanoes and national parks in the area, as well as full room and board with local families. Students will earn three credits in Spanish language and three credits in Costa Rican culture.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Ana Cueto
cueto@mailbox.sc.edu


England (London)
RETL/HRTM
Travel Dates: May 11-24, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Karen Edwards

The Food and Fashion of London
This course will allow students to exploring the London retail world through the lenses of fashion merchandising and culinary culture. Students will learn about international and domestic fashion manufacturers and retailers while also experiencing and understanding the retail connection to the purveyance of food and beverages. London is both a culture and fashion capitol, and students will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, visit fashion retailers, and taste unique culinary offerings in order to understand the vibrant retail industry of London.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Karen Edwards
kedwards@hrsm.sc.edu


England (Multi-city)
ENGR
Travel Dates: August 1-15, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Ed Gatzke

Military Technology Through the Ages
This program examines various engineering developments as they relate to military applications. Site visits will touch on the topics of material strength, ballistics, transportation technology, cryptography, computing, and control systems. Students will travel to castles and museums in and around London and engage in academic lectures to further explore the modernization of military technology and its relationship to engineering ethics.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Ed Gatzke
gatzke@sc.edu


England & the Netherlands (Multi-city)
POLI
Travel Dates: May 11-22, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Kirk Randazzo

Foundations of Law & Government
This Political Science course in England and the Netherlands will compare theories of law, governance, and democracy across different political and cultural norms. Students will apply this knowledge to a set of global and national-level legal issues, contexts, and processes. Students will be encouraged to delve into the culture of England and the Netherlands to develop critical-thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and the capacity to cope effectively with ambiguous or unfamiliar situations. This is a great way for students to gain experience and insights related to careers in law and government.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Kirk Randazzo
randazzo@mailbox.sc.edu


Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, & Slovakia)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 16-26, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by David Ricks

Business in Europe
This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of the implications of the European environment for international business by visiting four European cities: Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Prague (Czech Republic). Students will learn about important political, economic, and social processes taking place in Europe and the diverse cultures in the region. Participants will get a first-hand look at the European business climate through lectures, meetings with government officials and business executives, and visits to companies and international organizations (e.g., OPEC, the U.S. Embassy, and the Czech-Invest Company, etc.). The program also includes sightseeing tours and unique cultural events in each of the cities.  

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


France (Tours)
FREN
Travel Dates: TBD Summer 2015
Credits: 6 undergraduate
Taught by Jeanne Garane

USC in Tours
This program offers students an intensive French language study experience at the internationally recognized French Language Institute in Tours, France. Students will gain full French-language immersion as they live with French families in home stays and participate in cultural and historical excursion to Paris and local places of interest.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jeanne Garane
garanej@mailbox.sc.edu


France & Belgium (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 16-26, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Marc Van Essen

Business Opportunities in the European Market: Crisis and EU Integration
This program will offer students the opportunity to learn how businesses function in the Eurozone, particularly in relation to ongoing economic troubles in the region. Students will visit France and Belgium to see first-hand the impact of the recent financial economic crisis and the current economic and political trends that impact businesses. In addition, students will have the opportunity to visit both businesses and cultural sites in order to better understand the relationship between culture and business in these countries.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Germany (Multi-city)
ENGR
Travel Dates: May 17-30, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Ed Gatzke

Energy & Sustainability in Europe
This program is designed to introduce students to the European approach to sustainable methods of energy production.   Students will be introduced to both cultural and professional attitudes towards sustainability. The group will tour cities and companies specializing in sustainable energy production techniques, and will also have the opportunity to experience the rich culture of Germany during the many planned excursions.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Ed Gatzke
gatzke@sc.edu


Germany (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 11-21, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Tim Doupnik

Business in Germany
This course focuses on the conduct of business in Germany and provides students with the context and factual knowledge to understand the institutional and competitive environment faced by German firms. The course provides students the opportunity to gain insights into the interdependence of business and culture and the resultant unique German business environment.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Germany (Munich)
JOUR
Travel Dates: May 11-24, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Scott Farrand

Multimedia Maymester in Munich
This program offers hands-on multimedia experience for students who are interested in learning more about communication and gaining expertise in various forms of multimedia. Working in teams, students will learn how to find and tell a story using on-the-street learning and multimedia, which may include anything from video to photography to blogging. Students will also discover the rich culture and history that Germany has to offer during side trips and excursions.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Scott Farrand
farrand@mailbox.sc.edu


Germany (Wittenberg)
GERM
Travel Dates: May 26-June 26, 2015
Credits: 6 undergraduate
Taught by Kurt Goblirsch

Summer Study in Wittenberg
Students will engage in an intensive language and culture course in the charming town of Wittenberg. Students will be hosted in homestays and will participate in excursions to historical and cultural sites in eastern Germany in order to gain an immersive German language and cultural experience. Students will also have a unique introduction to the comparisons and contrasts that still exist between West and East Germany.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Kurt Goblirsch
kurt@sc.edu


Ireland (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 10-17, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Stan Smith

Institute of Managing Accountants Study Abroad Program in Ireland
This course offers students the opportunity to investigate the accounting and business practices of various firms and companies in Ireland. Students will explore and discuss the cultural differences and perceptions among Irish firms, with a focus on sustainability reporting, transfer pricing, and tax inversion issues. Students will participate in lectures, visit various businesses and companies, and tour historical and cultural sites in order to fully explore all that Ireland has to offer.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Stan Smith
stan.smith@moore.sc.edu


Italy (Montecastello di Vibio)- NEW!
CLAS, ITAL, ARTS
Travel Dates: June 6-27, 2015
Credits: 3-9 undergraduate
Taught by Mark Beck, Pia Bertucci, Kunio Hara, and David Voros

USC in Monte Castello: Special Topics in Humanities
Experience Italy through this brand new program offering from USC! This program offers a multi-disciplinary curriculum for students interested in the Humanities and Italy. Choose up to 3 courses in Classics, Italian Language, Music, or Fine Art during this 3 week summer program. Students will live and study in the medieval city of Montecastello di Vibio, and will experience the vibrant culture through lectures, excursions, and total immersion in the city.  For more details, please read through the USC in Monte Castello Program Brief.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sarah Langston
langstos@mailbox.sc.edu


Italy (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 12-23, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Courtney Worsham

Marketing Communications in Italy
This course is intended to prepare students for the challenges of competing in the global marketplace with a particular focus on the interdependence of culture, regulation, and marketing communications in Italy. Students will become familiar with the factors entering into the development and management of a marketing communications strategy in Italy by preparing and participating in discussions about specific examples of Italian marketing communications such as cultural tourism, destination marketing, wine marketing, and the automotive and fashion industries.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Italy (Multi-city)
Capstone Scholars
Travel Dates: May 10-22, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Dan Friedman

Origins and Purpose of Higher Education
This program explores the origins of modern day higher education by looking at the philosophy of educational thought and the development of early colleges and universities. Students will trace the rise of the medieval university in Italy, the birthplace of higher education, while visiting relevant historical and cultural sites, attending lectures, and reflecting on their own purpose for achieving a college education.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Erin Wilson
Capstone
wilsonen@mailbox.sc.edu

Dan Friedman
friedman@sc.edu


Italy (Reggio Emilia)
EDUC
Travel Dates: May 10-28, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Angie Baum

Global & Multicultural Perspectives on Education in Reggio Emilia, Italy
This program will immerse students in the culture of the education systems of Reggio Emilia, Italy in order to explore educational settings and practices in a foreign culture. Students will compare and contrast education techniques used in both the U.S. and Italy, and will gain a better understanding of how national, regional, and global practices and policies have influenced those systems. Students will engage in lectures, participate in on-site visits to schools in Reggio Emilia, and visit various historical and cultural sites in Italy.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Angie Baum
bauma@mailbox.sc.edu


Japan (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 12-21, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Yoshi Sakakibara

Business in Japan
This program offers students the opportunity to gain insight into Japanese culture and business. Students will develop a deep understanding of the distinct cultural practices in Japan, and how those practices have influenced Japanese business and industry. Students will attend lectures, visit national and international businesses in three major cities, and tour historical and cultural sites in the country to further compare and contrast the differences in culture and business practices between the U.S. and Japan.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


the Netherlands (Multi-city)
Honors College
Travel Dates: May 15-28, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Pearl Fernandes

Food, Sustainability, and Health-Comparison Between the U.S. and the Netherlands
This course provides students with an introduction to sustainable food production in the Netherlands and its impact on the country’s health. Students will learn about slow food, the “farm to table” concept, and organic food production and how these ideas have made their way from the Netherlands to South Carolina. Students will also receive an in-depth cultural look at the Netherlands as they participate in lectures, visit organic farms, and tour historical sites and museums in both Amsterdam and Groningen.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jim Clark
Harper 223
jclark@schc.sc.edu


New Zealand (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 12-22, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Melayne McInnes

Business in New Zealand
This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights into the interdependence of economy and culture and the resultant unique business environment in New Zealand. Special emphasis will be given to economic issues such as economic growth, exchange rate determination, investment flows in and out of New Zealand, productivity, and government policy. As a small open economy, New Zealand provides a natural laboratory for understanding the effects of changing economic factors and government policy on business and economic outcomes.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Norway (Multi-city)
EDUC
Travel Dates: May 10-24, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by David Virtue

Global Perspectives In International Settings
This course will provide students with an overview of the education system in Norway while looking closely as government policies, school programs, and classroom practices through multiple levels of the system. Students will use methods of inquiry in comparative education to analyze the differences between the education systems of the U.S. and Norway and their impact in a national context. Students will also receive an in-depth cultural introduction to Norway as they are hosted by local families, visit school sites and cultural landmarks, and interact with Norwegian educators and students.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
David Virtue
virtue@mailbox.sc.edu


Oman (Multi-city)
EDUC
Travel Dates: May 12-25, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Christian Anderson

Global Perspectives on Education in Norway
Experience the Sultanate of Oman as a travel and learning destination in the Middle East! Opportunities for cultural exploration are in abundance as are academic themes ranging from Education Development, Comparative Education Systems, K-12 Education, Public vs Private Education and Educational Administration. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Studying in Oman is an opportunity to engage in an area of the world still unexplored by many Study Abroad programs in a safe, yet fascinating environment.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jody Pritt
pritt@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-7461
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StudyAbroadinOman


Scotland (Edinburgh)

Honors College
Travel Dates: May 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Anthony Jarrells

The Literature of Scotland
This course will give students the opportunity to immerse themselves into the rich literary heritage of Scotland. Students will explore the works of Robert Burns, Irvine Welsh, and J.K. Rowling as they trace the path of great literary tradition from the 18th century to the modern day. Students will participate in lectures and discussions, visit important historical sites, and immerse themselves into the unique culture of Scotland.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jim Clark
Harper 223
jclark@schc.sc.edu


Spain (Bilbao)
SPAN
Travel Dates: May 22-June 21, 2015
Credits: 6 undergraduate
Taught by Andrew Corley

Spanish Language Study Abroad
This program will provide students with an immersive Spanish language and Spanish cultural experience. Students will take part in language classes, stay with host families, and go on planned cultural excursions. Bilbao is a perfect city for this immersive study abroad experience as students can independently explore the area while also experiencing the comforts of home with their host families.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Andrew Corley
corleyam@mailbox.sc.edu


Spain (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 11-29, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Randall Rose

Marketing Communications in Spain
This course is intended to prepare students for the challenges of competing in the global marketplace with a particular focus on the interdependence of culture, regulation, and marketing communications in Spain. Students will become familiar with the factors entering into the development and management of a marketing communications strategy in Spain by preparing and participating in discussions about specific examples of Spanish marketing communications such as cultural tourism, destination marketing, wine marketing, and the cruise industry. Students will also be able to articulate Spain's obligations and status within the European Union, particularly as they relate to marketing communications (EU), and illustrate how these cultural, economic, and regulatory factors affect marketing communications strategy and practice within several important Spanish product markets.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Spain & Morocco (Multi-city)
Capstone Scholars
Travel Dates: May 9-23, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Stuart Hunter

Pilgrimage as Metaphor for Self-Discovery and Global Awareness
This program will allow students to explore the theme of “pilgrimage to self” as a metaphor for self-understanding and discovery in a global environment. Students will engage in discussions about pilgrimage as historical and cultural events from the Middle Ages to current day, and will visit locations that have meaningful connections to the theme of the “pilgrimage. “

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Erin Wilson
Capstone
wilsonen@mailbox.sc.edu

Stuart Hunter
stuarth@mailbox.sc.edu


South Africa (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: June 2-13, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Robert Rolfe

Business in Africa
The study tour course introduces students to the changing macroeconomic and institutional environments in southern Africa. Students will gain insights on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region. Students in this class will be able to; identify the major macroeconomic and institutional challenges for businesses in southern Africa, understand the interdependence of culture and business, and understand the how multinational corporations interact with informal markets in southern Africa.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Taiwan (Taipei)
CHIN
Travel Dates: May 30-June 22, 2015
Credits:  3 undergraduate
Taught at Ming Chuan University

Chinese Language and Culture in Taiwan
This program allows students to gain an immersive experience in Chinese language and culture in the island nation of Taiwan.  Students will attend Chinese language classes at Ming Chuan University, and will be able to participate in various cultural activities, such as Chinese calligraphy and Kong Fu.  As one of USC’s Most Affordable Programs, this is one experience you can’t afford to miss!

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sarah Langston
langstos@mailbox.sc.edu
 


Turkey (Istanbul)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 11-21, 2015
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Taught by Tom Hughes

Business in Turkey
This program introduces students to the changing economic and cultural environments in Turkey. Students will gain insights on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region. Special emphasis will be given to innovation in overcoming business challenges. See first-hand the challenges and advantages of doing business in a region that is quite literally the bridge between Europe and the Middle East.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400


Vietnam (Hanoi)
College of Social Work
Travel Dates: March 7-15, 2015
Credits: Not for Credit
Taught by Huong Nguyen

Exploring Social Problems and Social Work in Vietnam
This 2-week Maymester course aims at introducing participants to contemporary Vietnam: its social changes, social problems, social work, and welfare systems, all in the context of globalization and in comparison and contrast to the US and other developing countries. Weaving into the study of these foci, the course will also introduce participants to the cultural and ecological diversity of Vietnam. For two weeks, students will attend lectures at different universities in Hanoi, visit social service agencies, go on excursions, and participate in activities with local people.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Dr. Huong Nguyen
hnguyen@mailbox.sc.edu