Zika Virus Precautions
In light of the ongoing Zika virus transmission in various countries throughout the Americas, we urge all study abroad participants to follow the guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and practice enhanced precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

While there is no immediate threat to the health and safety of our students, the Study Abroad Office is closely monitoring the situation and will post any relevant updates. Please visit the CDC's website for more information.

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 2015-2016

Undergraduate Courses - Winter Break 2015

1. India (Gujarat) logo
College of Social Work
Travel Dates: January 3-17, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2600
Credits: Not for Credit
Taught by Dr. Sudie Nallo
 
International Social Work in Gujarat, India
This program offers students the opportunity for international exposure to social work practice in the areas of poverty alleviation, disability assistance, and gerontology support services.  In partnership with Maharaja Sayajirao University, students will learn about core social policies, diverse intervention models, and practice methods for social issues that are most prevalent in India.
 
For more information, Click Here and contact:
Sudie Nallo
nallo@mailbox.sc.edu

Melissa Reitmeier
mcreitme@mailbox.sc.edu


2.  Peru (Lima) logo
Office of Pre-Professional Advising
Travel Dates: December 27, 2015-January 6, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1795
Credits: Not for Credit
Led by Alexis Almeida

Healthcare Service Learning in Peru
Students will hold free medical clinics in Peruvian communities of need. They will learn to take blood pressures, patient histories, and general vitals. Students will learn about local diseases and receive hands-on practice with clinical tasks such as suturing a sponge in education class.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Alexis Almeida
almeidaa@mailbox.sc.edu


Graduate Courses - Winter Break 2015

No Graduate-level Winter Break courses available in 2015-2016.


Spring Break 2016 

Undergraduate Courses - Spring Break 2016

1. Belize (Corazole) logo
Honors College, All students
Travel Dates: March 5-13, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1995
Credits: SCHC 398
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

Pearl Fernandes
pefernan@mailbox.sc.edu 


2. Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) logo
Capstone Scholars, All students
Travel Dates: March 4-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3715
Credits: UNIV 290
Taught by Rhonda Dinovo

Examining Social Justice in Brazil
There has been an increased focus on addressing prejudice and discrimination and on improving the living conditions in Brazil over the past several decades. This spring break study abroad trip will focus on a variety of efforts and issues related to advancing social justice in Brazil. The purpose of this program is to educate students about social justice and ethical practices for solving social inequities. Economic, environmental, social, religious and political factors will be examined.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Theresa harrison
harri642@mailbox.sc.edu


3. Costa Rica logo

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2200
Credits: IBUS 490C
Taught by Rob Rolfe

Business in Costa Rica
This course introduces students to challenges and opportunities of doing business in Costa Rica. This country has been able to leverage its investments in health and education to achieve one of the highest standards of living in Central America. Environmental sustainability and the protection of its natural assets have been essential elements in its development strategies. Nonetheless, almost 20.5% of the population lives below the poverty level. Many microfinance institutions have been established in Costa Rica to provide financial services to lower income Costa Ricans in order to help them to improve their standard of living.

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


4. Cuba (Havana)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2500
Credits: IBUS 490H
Taught by Steven Mann

Cuba in Economic Transition
This course introduces students to the changing economic, political and cultural environments in Cuba.  Students will gain insights on the challenges and opportunities facing business in Cuba.

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


5.  England (Multi-City)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 6-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2300
Credits: FINA 341
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


6. Europe (France, the Netherlands, Germany)
Sport & Entertainment Management
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3995
Credits: SPTE 570
Taught by Armen Shaomian

Sport & Entertainment in Europe
This course will investigate sport and entertainment in Europe and how it has developed and is currently marketed. In addition to meeting each week during the spring semester at USC, we will also travel over Spring Break to Europe. In addition to daily lectures from event managers, sports and entertainment personnel, and sport and entertainment faculty members, students will tour a number of relevant facilities and venues.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Armen Shaomian
armen@sc.edu


7. Germany (Munich)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 6-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2400
Credits: ECON 589
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


8. Nicaragua (Managua) logo
Capstone
Travel Dates: March 5-13, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1890
Credits: U290C- 1 credit
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
wilsonen@mailbox.sc.edu

Dr. Patrick Hickey
patrick.hickey@sc.edu  


9. Panama (Panama City) logo
PUBH; School of Medicine
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1795
Credits: Not for credit
Taught by Eileen Korpita

Healthcare Service Learning in Panama 
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


10. Thailand (Chiang Mai) logo
Carolina Service Council
Travel Dates: March 3-13, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1500
Credits: Not for credit
Led by Hope Wooten

Alternative Break in Thailand 
Volunteer at Elephant Nature Park and help to improve the plight of the Asian elephant.  This will be a life-enhancing opportunity for hands-on conservation work to help protect a highly endangered species. 

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Hope Wooten
hwooten@mailbox.sc.edu

Molly Burdsall
burdsall@email.sc.edu 

Graduate Courses - Spring Break 2016

1. Ireland (Multi-City)
Higher Education Administration
Travel Dates: March 3-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3000
Credits: EDHE 851
Taught by Christian Anderson

Higher Education in Ireland
The purpose of this course is to gain an understanding of higher education around the world with particular emphasis on learning about a particular country by spending Spring Break in Ireland. This course will allow students to gain deeper understanding of higher education in several countries generally and how these countries deal with certain issues from a comparative perspective. The first half of this course will be taught on campus and the second half on location in Ireland. Students will work on a research project that focuses on a specific aspect of higher education in Ireland: its history, student mobility, government policy, faculty issues, finance, student life, etc. Students will have the opportunity to meet with groups and individually with faculty members, administrators, government officials, students, or others with whom they can discuss their project. The course will include instruction about the history and culture of Ireland. The program will also include group excursions to historical and cultural sites.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Christian Anderson
christian@sc.edu


2. Latin America (Argentina & Uruguay)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2650
Credits: IBUS 750
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


3. Japan & Hong Kong (Multi-City)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2700
Credits: IBUS 750
Taught by Tatiana Kostova

Exploring Global Business in Japan
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and explore the business environment in two of the most important economies in Asia- Japan and Hong Kong.  The objectives of the course are to provide in-depth knowledge about the political, economic, institutional, and cultural environments in these two countries and to develop an understanding of the impact of these conditions on business.

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


4. Nicaragua (Chinandega) logo
School of Medicine
Travel Dates: February 17-28, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2800
Credits: FPMD D632- 4 credits
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 Chinandega.

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


5. Singapore (Singapore)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: March 6-12, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2500
Credits: IBUS 750
Taught by Julian Dalzell

Exploring Global Business in Singapore
This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights and compare the cultures, business environment, and HR practices in Singapore with the US. The intent is to educate students on the interdependence of business and culture and the resultant unique business environments in which HR is practiced.

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

 

Maymester/Summer 2016

Graduate Courses - Maymester & Summer 2016


1. Africa (Botswana, Zambia)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 25-June 3, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2700
Credits:  IBUS 444/IBUS 750
Taught by Robert Rolfe

Business in Africa 
Africa is rapidly becoming the new investment frontier with some of the fastest growing economies in the world located in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many African countries have changed significantly in the past several years by holding elections and making regulations more business-friendly. While most Western investors still are not aware of the continent's potential, many Asian investors, particularly from China and India, realize that much of Africa is "Open for Business" and have made significant investments in the region. This course introduces participants to the new investment opportunities in Africa. At the same time, as many countries face significant challenges, potential pitfalls facing investors will also be discussed.

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


2. Italy (Reggio Emilia)

EDUC
Travel Dates: May 7-28, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3430
Credits:  EDUC 360/EDUC 634/5
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


3.  the Netherlands (Amsterdam)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: April 30-May 7, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2650
Credits:  IBUS 750
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


4. Taiwan (Taichung)
HSPM
Travel Dates: May 14-26, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1200
Credits:  HSPM 491/HSPM 791
Taught by Mahmud Khan

Taiwan Summer Program in Taichung
Taiwan's health care system went through reform in 1995 when it became a national health insurance program. Taiwan's National Health Insurance program is often mentioned as a success story with high quality and relatively low cost. Even though the system is a universal insurance program with 100% coverage rate, the health care providers are mainly private. Taiwan provides an excellent case study of how to reform health system in a private market-oriented like the USA. Students will learn about the history and development of Taiwan's health care system, the current system in place, payment mechanism and quality of services provided. Students will also visit a number of health care providers as well as health insurance program office to better understand the functioning of Taiwan's health care system.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Mahmud Khan
mkhan@mailbox.sc.edu

Undergraduate Courses - Maymester & Summer 2016

1. Africa (Botswana, Zambia) logo
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 25-June 3, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2700
Credits:  IBUS 444/IBUS 750
Taught by Robert Rolfe

Business in Africa 
Africa is rapidly becoming the new investment frontier with some of the fastest growing economies in the world located in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many African countries have changed significantly in the past several years by holding elections and making regulations more business-friendly. While most Western investors still are not aware of the continent's potential, many Asian investors, particularly from China and India, realize that much of Africa is "Open for Business" and have made significant investments in the region. This course introduces participants to the new investment opportunities in Africa. At the same time, as many countries face significant challenges, potential pitfalls facing investors will also be discussed.

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


2. Australia (Multi-City)

EXSC
Travel Dates: May 14-June 1, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $5300
Credits:  ATEP 555
Taught by Jim Mensch

A History of Sport Culture
Modern society is fascinated with sports, and nowhere is that more evident than in Australia where some say that sports is their "National Religion". The purpose of this program is to learn about sports medicine, history, and culture as it pertains to the people and athletes of Australia. Educational activities include lecture series with top medical professionals in the field of Neurology, sports medicine, orthopedics, health care and physiotherapy. We have multiple lectures set up on a variety of topics related to sports medicine. We also have planned interactions with Aussie students from the same discipline from James Cook University. We also will attend professional Rugby and Football events with the Penrith Panthers NRL Football Club, Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Football Club and the Sydney Swans of the AFL.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jim Mensch
jmensch@mailbox.sc.edu


3. Australia (Multi-City) logo

NURS
Travel Dates: August 1-14, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $5065
Credits:  NURS 506
Taught by Deb McQuilken

Special Topics in International Nursing: Australia
The clinical experiences will include 5-6 days in clinical agencies in Melbourne in collaboration with Australian Catholic University, and diverse art and history museums, markets and CBD experiences. Cultural experiences in Sydney CBD (Opera House, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, etc...) Cairns will include ecology and global health environmental maintenance and the Great Barrier Reef snorkeling.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Deb McQuilken
deborahm@mailbox.sc.edu


4. China (Multi-City)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: June 11-21, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3000
Credits:  ECON 589G
Taught by Chun-Hui Miao

Antitrust: Theory, Law, and Practice in Global Markets
This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights into the economic issues and policies of China.

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


5. China (Multi-City)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 14-24, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2800
Credits:  IBUS 442
Taught by Sali Li

Business in Asia
The purpose of this study program is to provide USC students with an opportunity to explore the culture and business practices of China.  By participating in the program, students will engage in lectures, discussions and site visits to businesses and historical landmarks.

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


6. Costa Rica (San Jose) logo
SPAN
Travel Dates: June 25-July 30, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3900
Credits:  SPAN 350
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


7. Costa Rica (San Jose) logo
Capstone Scholars
Travel Dates: May 9-22, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3000
Credits:  ENVR 101
Taught by Joe Jones

Introduction to the Environment
The goal of Introduction to the Environment is to investigate the interrelationships between human life and the environment from a scientific perspective, illustrating current and emerging problems and potential solutions while increasing students’ awareness of their individual impacts on environmental systems.

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


8. England (London)
RETL/HRTM
Travel Dates: May 11-20, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4,200
Credits:  RETL 592M
Taught by Katherine Burnsed

London Fashion: From Runway to Hallway 
This course will allow students to exploring the London retail world through the lenses of fashion merchandising and home fashion/interior design.  Students will learn about international and domestic fashion manufacturers and retailers while also experiencing and understanding the retail connection to the purveyance of individual home fashion/furniture pieces.  London is both a culture and fashion capitol, and students will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, visit fashion retailers, and understand the historic connection between the fashion runway and interior design.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Katherine Burnsed
kburnsed@mailbox.sc.edu


9.  Europe (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)

POLI
Travel Dates: May 14-25, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3750
Credits:  POLI 391
Taught by Kirk Randazzo

Foundations of Law & Government
The purpose of this class is to provide students with an opportunity to explore the evolution and development of law and government in a cross-cultural context. Specifically, we will examine particular legal and governmental institutions that regulate policy and resolve disputes both domestically and internationally.

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


10.  Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, & Slovakia)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 19-29, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2500
Credits:  IBUS 443
Taught by David Ricks

Business in Europe
This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights into the interdependence of business and culture and the resultant unique business environments. This will be accomplished by studying reports made available in advance and on-site experiences in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. Special emphasis will be given to integration, innovation, transition, and transformation issues.

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


11. Europe (France & Belgium)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 15-25, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2950
Credits:  IBUS 490E
Taught by Bill Hauk

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


12.  Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Germany)
Honors College
Travel Dates: May 9-25, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4800
Credits:  SCHC 326
Taught by Ted Rosengarten

Tracing the Holocaust in Eastern Europe
This program takes us to a part of the world where Nazi Germany carried out the “final solution to the Jewish question” under the cover of World War II. Poland was home to some three-and-a-half million Jews, 90 percent of which died in the genocide we call the Holocaust. Another two million Jews from every corner of Europe were transported to extermination centers such as Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Chelmno —three places the program will visit in Poland. And at least 1.5 million Jewish people were murdered in the “Borderlands” stretching from eastern Poland, north and east across the Baltic Countries, Belorussia, and Ukraine. In Lviv, Krakow, and Warsaw the class will tour former Jewish neighborhoods and visit museums, synagogues, and churches in the “old town” of each city.  In Munich the class will tour the “hot spots” of National Socialism, where Hitler’s movement and the ideology of the master race took shape. In Berlin, students will visit the Jewish Museum, the Museum to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and other sites that convey the history of a once-thriving people decimated under a banner of hatred in the heart of civilized Europe. At every stop, the program will investigate how the Holocaust is remembered and forgotten, and how young Ukrainians, Poles, and Germans come to grips with an unspeakable past. 

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

Ted Rosengarten
tedrsc@gmail.com


13. Europe (Germany, Czech Republic)
HIST
Travel Dates: July 1-31, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3445
Credits:  HIST 492
Taught by David Snyder

The Global Cold War 
Both Prague and Berlin were central sites in the development of the Cold War. Much of the early Cold War centered on disputes over Berlin, and of course the "Berlin Wall" came to iconocize the Cold War for both east and west. Prague was the site of the seminal 1948 "Czech coup" which sparked the period of greatest concern over Soviet intentions for the west. Prague also helps to define and represent the period of dissidence in the 1970s and 1980s that eventually led to the implosion of the Soviet bloc. 

For more information and to apply, please contact:
David Snyder
Djsnyder1@sc.edu


14. France (Bordeaux) logo

HRTM
Travel Dates: May 10-19, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3000
Credits:  HRTM 590
Taught by Brian Hay

Exploring Bordeaux Wines
This study program is intended to allow students to gain a better understanding of what makes Bordeaux one of the premier wine making regions in the world.  Students will examine the science and culture of wine-making from experts in the Bordeaux region of France.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Brian Hay
bhay@mailbox.sc.edu


15. France (Tours)

FREN
Travel Dates: June 25-July 23, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4700
Credits:  FREN 350
Taught by Daniela Di Cecco

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:
Daniela Di Cecco
dpdicecc@mailbox.sc.edu


16. France (Paris) logo
FREN
Travel Dates: May 9-27, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2860
Credits:  FREN 398/FREN 595
Taught by Amanda Dalola

Delicious France: The Art of French Cuisine
This is a course on French cuisine which familiarizes students with the historical and social roles of food in French society, then delivers them to several living marketplaces, food festivals, restaurants, cooking classes, etc., to let them try their hand at using their French to experience these practices firsthand. For more information click HERE.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Amanda Dalola
dalola@mailbox.sc.edu


17. Germany (Multi-city)  logo
ENGR
Travel Dates: May 8-21, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3200
Credits:  ECHE 573M
Taught by Ed Gatzke

Next Energy: Energy & Sustainability in Germany
The objective of this course is for students to better appreciate the political, social, technical, and economic issues that society is facing with regard to our energy future. This course will provide an introduction to the technical challenges of sustainable energy and how everyone will be engaged through political, economic, and lifestyle decisions. 

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


18. Germany (Multi-city)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 15-25, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2800
Credits:  IBUS 490G
Taught by Mark Ferguson

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


19. Germany (Multi-City)
JOUR
Travel Dates: May 8-23, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2845
Credits:  JOUR 463M
Taught by Scott Farrand

Multimedia Maymester in Munich
Students will travel to Berlin and Munich to immerse themselves into a variety of multimedia communications for two weeks. The class will be split into 5 teams of diverse students who will pool their knowledge and skills to produce stories told in a variety of media. Prior to leaving the students will learn about each other, pick a story topic, and research potential sources and people to interview for their stories.

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


20. Germany (Wittenberg)

GERM
Travel Dates: May 29-July 2, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2500
Credits:  GERM 333
Taught by Lara Ducate

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:
Lara Ducate
ducate@sc.edu  


21. Germany (Saxony-Anhalt)
GERM
Travel Dates: May 21-June 17, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2000
Credits:  Not for Credit
Taught by Lara Ducate

Teaching English in Saxony-Anhalt
Students spend a month in the state of Saxon-Anhalt, Germany where they assist in English classes in elementary and secondary schools. They are hosted by the classroom English teachers who provide their room and board for the entire month. During the month, they meet up with each other and the trip leader in various nearby cities once per week to debrief about their experiences and learn about the surrounding area. One weekend during the month, all of the students and hosts meet in Wittenberg and attend workshops on German/American culture and one day during the month, they meet in Magdeberg, the capital of the state, for a cultural day that is sponsored by the Saxon-Anhalt Department of Education.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Lara Ducate
ducate@sc.edu  


22. Greece (Multi-City)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 9-19, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2850
Credits:  IBUS 490A
Taught by Tom Hughes

Business in Greece
The study course introduces students to the changing economic and cultural environments in Greece. Students will gain insights on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region. Special emphasis is given in overcoming business challenges.

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


23. Iceland (Reykjavik)
Travel Dates: May 5-16, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2675
Credits:  COLA 298
Taught by Jean Weingarth

Iceland: International Inquiry
This course is designed for students who desire to challenge and engage themselves in the international community by traveling to a unique destination. This course will explore one of the largest islands in the world: Iceland. This isolated island provides a unique opportunity for student to fully examine and learn about a culture—historically, culturally and spiritually—in its entirety. The course will be taught in Reykjavik, Iceland with four preparatory classes at USC prior to departure. This program will give students the opportunity to visit different sites that explore the cultural, political, educational, artistic, and physical aspects of Iceland. Students will conduct a research project related to course work that will be completed in Iceland.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Jean Weingarth
jeanweingarth@aol.com


24. India (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Agra)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 11-24, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2900
Credits:  IBUS 490I
Taught by Alice Leri

Business in India
Mark Twain once wrote that to describe India it would "be simplest to throw away the tags and generalize her with one all-comprehensive name, as the Land of Wonders" and to some extent this is still true after more than 100 years.  Maybe we need to change our narratives: our orientalist phantasies urge to be replaced by international call centers, mopeds, I-Tech firms, and monkeys.  Still nowhere like in India will you be able to experience the clash between local and global realities, particular identities and national unity, traditionalism and transnationalism, poverty and luxury.
 
For more information and to apply, please contact:
Sara Easler
sara.easler@moore.sc.edu
(803)777-4400

25. Ireland (Multi-city)

EXSC
Travel Dates: May 23-June 10, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4950
Credits:  EXSC 555
Taught by Barbara Cuevas

Comparing Health Professions in Ireland
This study abroad experience is designed to give students experience in a variety of health care settings with a different cultural lens. With the time that the instructors will be giving students opportunities to shadow in the same health care settings in the US, students will be able to confidently compare and contrast the health professions in two different countries. The goal of this course would be to expand the minds of the enrolled students to think about the careers they have chosen in a different light, making them more prepared to handle the the cultural challenges they will face as health professionals, more creative in solutions to the issues they will encounter working in the health care industry, and more aware of the options they have after graduating with a degree in a health-related field.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Barbara Cuevas
cuevas@mailbox.sc.edu
 


26. Italy (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 16-28, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2900
Credits:  MKTG 451I
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


27. Italy (Reggio Emilia)
EDUC
Travel Dates: May 7-28, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3430
Credits:  EDUC 360/EDUC 634/5
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


28. Italy (Vipiteno)

MUSC
Travel Dates: July 3-17, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4400
Credits:  MUSC 577/MUSC 130A
Taught by Janet Hopkins

Italian Music in Italy: Orfeo Music Festival
The program includes the following: 2 private lessons a week, daily masterclasses with internationally known professors and performers, psychology of performance classes, body mapping and vocal pedagogy classes, conversational German and Italian, daily student chamber music performances, daily professional concerts, the opportunity to work with students from other Universities and Counties in performances and classrooms, the learning and performing of opera scenes, and the optional (additional fee) opportunity to travel to nearby cities like Venice, Verona, and Salzburg for cultural and artistic experiences and performances. Students will be able to network with other performers and teachers, and many have found graduate programs by working with the teachers through this program. 

Program Details PDF

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Janet Hopkins
jhopkins@mozart.sc.edu
 

29. Japan (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 10-19, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2750
Credits:  IBUS 490J
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


30. Japan (Multi-City)
Honors College
Travel Dates: May 11-22, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4,450
Credits:  SCHC 466
Taught by Amanda Wangwright

Art & Culture of Japan
The course offers students the opportunity to study Japanese art and architecture on site. Students will learn about and walk through world heritage sites such as Byodo-in Buddhist temple, the Kamo Shinto shrine, and the Nijo castle. Students will study and see in person masterpieces of Japanese sculpture and painting. The course additionally involves firsthand training in the basic practices of woodblock printing. Throughout, students can experience Japanese culture through authentic meals and a Buddhist temple stay. This course consists of lectures and readings on Japanese art and culture in advance of the trip, as well as site visits in the ancient capital of Kyoto and the modern city of Osaka. Click HERE for more information.

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

Amanda Wangwright
aswright@mailbox.sc.edu

Mary Robinson
maryrobinson@sc.edu 


31. Latin America (Argentina & Uruguay)

Honors College
Travel Dates: May 14-28, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $TBD
Credits:  SCHC 337
Taught by Jim Byrum

Cultural History & Geography in Latin America
This course will introduce students to the social, economic, and cultural history of Latin America through the lens of Argentina.  Students will focus on the social and economic power of ethnic communities as they have influenced the evolution of the modern-day countries that make up Latin America.  Students will participate in lectures, historical and cultural site visits, and will gain insight into the socio-cultural forces that have shaped Latin American society. For more information click HERE.

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

Dr. Jim Byrum
jim.byrumm@att.net


32. Latin America (Chile & Argentina)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 10-19, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2650
Credits:  IBUS 441
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


33. the Netherlands (Amsterdam)

SPTE
Travel Dates: June 28-July 13, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $4500
Credits:  SPTE 570
Taught by Steven Taylor

European Sport Events
The SPTE 570 Topics/European Sport Events class is an introduction to large scale international events in general and the 2016 European Athletics Championships in the Netherlands in particular and is meant to give students a hands on experience with a European run sporting event

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Steven Taylor
staylor@sc.edu


34. New Zealand (Multi-city)
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 18-28, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $2950
Credits:  IBUS 490N
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
 

35. Norway (Multi-city) logo
Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 11-21, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3000
Credits:  IBUS 490B
Taught by Christian Jensen

Business in Norway
The objective of this study tour is to provide students with an insight into Norwegian culture and business environment.  In particular, it will focus on the challenges faced by Norwegian businesses due to the petroleum sector's dominance of its economy (Dutch disease), and the governmental policies enacted to alleviate these.  In addition, we will be interested in learning how businesses deal with the generous social welfare benefits, high taxes, and strict environmental policies.

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

36. Oman (Muscat)
JOUR
Travel Dates: May 10-23, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: 3200
Credits:  JOUR 499
Taught by Van Kornegay

Media & Culture of the Middle East
Oman is an opportunity for the Carolina student to be engaged in an area of the world still unexplored by many Study Abroad programs in a safe yet engaging and fascinating environment. Current USC Alumni in Oman have eagerly invited such a program and will be instrumental in the cultural immersion component of the program. The focus of this trip will be to expose students to the culture and media practices of the Mideast through the lens of one country. Students will visit media outlets as well as governmental, educational and corporate public relations operations to witness first-hand how organizations in Oman shape and deliver media messages to their audiences.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Van Kornegay
kornegay@mailbox.sc.edu 


37. Spain (Bilbao)
SPAN
Travel Dates: May 20-June 19, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3900
Credits:  SPAN 350
Taught by Leah Miller

Spanish Language Study Abroad
This program will provide students with an immersive Spanish language and Spanish cultural experience in Bilbao, Spain.  Students will take part in language classes, stay with host families, and go on planned cultural excursions throughout the region.

For more information and to apply, please click here and contact:
Leah Miller            
lmiller@mailbox.sc.edu 


38. Spain (Multi-city)

Moore School of Business
Travel Dates: May 12-31, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3300
Credits:  MKTG 451S
Taught by Randall Rose

Global Marketing Strategy 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


39. Taiwan (Taichung)
HSPM
Travel Dates: May 14-26, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1200
Credits:  HSPM 491/HSPM 791
Taught by Mahmud Khan

Taiwan Summer Program in Taichung
Taiwan's health care system went through reform in 1995 when it became a national health insurance program. Taiwan's National Health Insurance program is often mentioned as a success story with high quality and relatively low cost. Even though the system is a universal insurance program with 100% coverage rate, the health care providers are mainly private. Taiwan provides an excellent case study of how to reform health system in a private market-oriented like the USA. Students will learn about the history and development of Taiwan's health care system, the current system in place, payment mechanism and quality of services provided. Students will also visit a number of health care providers as well as health insurance program office to better understand the functioning of Taiwan's health care system.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Mahmud Khan
mkhan@mailbox.sc.edu 


40. Vietnam (Hanoi)

College of Social Work
Travel Dates: May 14-27, 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $1500
Credits: Not for Credit
Taught by Huong Nguyen

Exploring Social Problems and Social Work in Vietnam
For two weeks, students will visit universities and service agencies in Hanoi, Vietnam to learn about social work. Weaving into these activities, students will also make short trips to Halong Bay, Mai Chau, Bat Trang Ceramic Village, and other locations to lean about the culture and history of Vietnam.

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