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 2014 

Undergraduate Courses - Spring Break 2014

Europe (England and Ireland)
Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
Dates Abroad: Spring Break, March 7-16, 2014
Credits: 3 Graduate or Undergraduate (SPTE 570)

Spring Break Study Tour: Sport and Entertainment in England and Ireland
An intensive study abroad course blended with US-based lectures prior to departure sponsored by the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. Students enrolled in this course will be given a unique first-hand experience in international sports through lectures by leading European sport authorities, tours of international sporting venues and attendance at international sport competitions. The course will begin in Dublin and end in London with stops also in Liverpool and other locations in England. Tours of Olympic sites, Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Beatles Museum, Dublin sport facilities including at least one Gaelic Games event, and top London tourist attractions are included. Students will also attend at least one English Premier League soccer match and additional sporting events.

 

For more information or to apply, contact:
Dr. Mark Nagel
Associate Professor
Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
Carolina Coliseum, Room 2012
Email: nagel@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3751


France (Paris, Marne-la Vallee)
Travel dates: March 6-17, 2014
Credits: 3 credits (SCHC 263H)

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 in Paris, France. Some of the special features of this course include:

• Regular correspondence with French students via e-mail, twitter and Facebook
• Regular videoconferencing (with webcams and microphones) and live chat sessions with French students
• A trip to France to visit the French students during spring break, 2014

For more information contact:
Jim Clark
Harper 223
jclark@schc.sc.edu

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


Nicaragua (Masaya)
College of Nursing
Dates Abroad: March 8 – March 16, 2014
Credits: 1 undergraduate (UNIV 290C)

Join Dr. Patrick Hickey as he leads students on a service-learning medical mission trip to Masaya, Nicaragua over Spring Break 2014! Gain a better awareness of the medical needs of those less fortunate and the challenges that exist specific to language barriers in accessing healthcare as you learn a variety of healthcare skills and observing “real world” clinical scenarios.

For more information and to apply, please visithttp://www.sc.edu/capstonescholars/maymester.html This trip is open to all students, preference is given to Capstone students.

If you have questions, please email: Erin Wilson, erin.wilson@sc.edu, 803-777-4094 

 

Graduate Courses - Spring Break 2014

Europe (England and Ireland)
Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
Dates Abroad: Spring Break, March 7-16, 2014
Credits: 3 Graduate or Undergraduate (SPTE 570)

Spring Break Study Tour: Sport and Entertainment in England and Ireland
An intensive study abroad course blended with US-based lectures prior to departure sponsored by the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. Students enrolled in this course will be given a unique first-hand experience in international sports through lectures by leading European sport authorities, tours of international sporting venues and attendance at international sport competitions. The course will begin in Dublin and end in London with stops also in Liverpool and other locations in England. Tours of Olympic sites, Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Beatles Museum, Dublin sport facilities including at least one Gaelic Games event, and top London tourist attractions are included. Students will also attend at least one English Premier League soccer match and additional sporting events.

 

For more information or to apply, contact:
Dr. Mark Nagel
Associate Professor
Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
Carolina Coliseum, Room 2012
Email: nagel@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3751

 

 

Maymester/Summer 2014

Graduate Courses - Maymester & Summer 2014

The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May Break (May 3rd-10th, 2014)
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 750)

Maymester: Exploring Global Business

This study tour offers students a unique opportunity to learn directly about how the Dutch have created one of the worlds most advanced and competitive business environments. The course will focus on the strong export-oriented companies and industry clusters that drive the Netherlands' economy. The course will stress the role of firm-level innovation within clusters as a key to success in the global economy. Through site visits and lectures, we will examine the long-standing, highly sophisticated Dutch model of international business. The Dutch established the world's first stock market and formed the first multinational corporations during the Golden Age of the 1600s. In the 21st century, the economy is one of the most highly developed and most highly dependent on international trade.

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

Doug Woodward
Woodward@moore.sc.edu

United Kingdom (London, Aberdeen)

Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 11th-23rd, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 750)

Maymester: Exploring Global Business (UK)

This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights and compare the cultures and HR practices in the United Kingdom compared to the United States. The intent is to educate the students on the interdependence of business and culture and the resultant unique business environments in which Human Resources is practiced.

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

Julian Dalzell
Julian.dalzell@moore.sc.edu

Vietnam (Hanoi)

College of Social Work (open to all USC undergraduate, graduate, and faculty)
Dates: May 17 – 31, 2014
Non - Credit Program
Cost: US$ 1,500

Maymester: Social problems and social work in contemporary 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 the departmental application form, click here.

For more information, click here,

Or contact:
Dr. Huong Nguyen, College of Social Work
hnguyen@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-2215803-777-2215

Undergraduate Courses - Maymester & Summer 2014

Africa (Tanzania, Zanzibar)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: June 4th-15th, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 444)

Business in Africa

The study tour course introduces students to the changing macroeconomic and institutional environments in East 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 East Africa, understand the interdependence of culture and business, and understand the how multinational corporations interact with informal markets in East Africa.

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

Robert Rolfe
rolfer@moore.sc.edu


Amsterdam, Netherlands
South Carolina Honors College
Travel Dates: May 15-28, 2014
Credits: 3 credits (SCHC 402)

Medical Care, History and Culture in the Netherlands

In this travel course, students will compare and contrast the public health system in the United States with the system in the Netherlands. The course will touch upon culturally sensitive issues such as euthanasia and home birth, as well as global issues such as elderly care and children's health.

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

Dr. Pearl Fernandes
pefernan@mailbox.sc.edu
Harper 312


Armenia
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
Dates Abroad: Maymester 2014, May 13 – June 2, 2014
Credits: 6 Undergraduate (HSPM 491-1 and 491-2). Graduate credits are possible.

Global Health Systems and Issues

Global Health Systems and Issues is a study abroad and cultural immersion program, providing an opportunity to examine the issues and challenges of public health and healthcare systems in Armenia and around the globe, while experiencing the rich cultural and historical heritage of Armenia – a former Soviet Republic that began a major transition of its healthcare system over two decades ago.

Program incorporates first-hand knowledge gained from visits to hospitals, private clinics, health departments, and international organizations supporting Armenia's health sector development as well as guest lectures from local and foreign experts and health practitioners.

The program enables to conduct comparative analysis and assess performance of diverse global health systems through hands-on and experiential learning as well as extensive travel throughout the country.

For more information or to apply, contact:
Dr. Vahé Heboyan or Dr. Mahmud M. Khan
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
Email: VHeboyan@sc.edu 
Phone: 706-461-0258
Website: http://armenia.sc.edu 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalHealthArmenia  


Austria (Vienna)
South Carolina Honors College
Travel Dates: May 12-24, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (SCHC 359)

Fin de siècle: 20th Century Vienna

In the three decades around 1900, Vienna became the melting pot for a large number of artistic, cultural, and scientific traditions that chiefly influenced similar developments in the United States. The aim of this Maymester class is to study this cultural and scientific turn by visiting the sites in Vienna where these major developments took place.

Scholars have traditionally focused on luminaries like Freud and Mahler among others, but in recent scholarship it has been established that Vienna developed it's own unique brand of Fin de siècle culture in comparison to simultaneous developments in Germany and France. In this course, we will have seminar style discussions, museum visits, city walks, excursions around Vienna and the city of Brno (Czech Republic)

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

Dr. Michael Stoeltzner,
stoeltzn@mailbox.sc.edu
Byrnes 427 


Brazil (Salvador da Bahia)
Departments of Anthropology and African-American Studies
Dates Abroad: May 17 – 27, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate (ANTH/AFAM 580; SCHC 322)

Maymester: The African Diaspora: Afro-Brazilian Culture and Experience

Learn about the African influence in Salvador da Bahia during this ten-day Maymester course.  The course will analyze the cultural construction of identities, issues of race, gender, and class, peoplehood, migration, defining social moments, and the emergence of Afro-Brazialian and Afro-American identities, communities, and organizations.  Guest speakers on music and dance, a visit to an Afro-Brazilian museum, a tour of the Condomble House and Candomble Market, and a day-long excursion to a Quilombo will help students gain knowledge of Afro-Brazilian culture.

For more information, Click Here
 
Or contact:
Dr. Kimberly Simmons
Associate Professor
Gambrell Hall, Room 427
Email: ksimmons@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-8102

Central America (San José, Costa Rica)
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dates Abroad: Summer Session II, June 28th-August 2nd, 2014
Credits: 6 Undergraduate

Spanish Language and Latin American Culture in Costa Rica

This program, designed to bring you closer to Costa Rica's culture, will take place in the vibrant city 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 excursions to Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna, Irazu Volcano and Cartago/Orosi Valley, and Puerto Viejo and Cahuita National Park and Manuel Antonio National Park, full room and board with local families, and social and cultural activities. Students will earn three credits in Spanish language and three credits in Costa Rican culture.

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Full description — http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/dllc/SPAN/costarica 

For more information or to apply please contact:
Prof. Alanna Breen
Humanities Office 803
breenam@mailbox.sc.edu 

Chile (Santiago, Valparaiso, La Serena)

Department of Geography
Dates Abroad: May 12 – 25, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate (GEOG 223)

Maymester: Geography of Latin America

This course is open for any student to learn about the many different types of geography, including 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 spend two weeks in May traveling through Chile, including these activities: experiencing historical and metropolitan Santiago; exploring the Andes Mountains during their time in Cajon del Maipo, an area surrounded with mountains, valleys, rivers, and waterfalls; visiting Valparaiso, a coastal city; and traveling to La Serena, where they will visit the Parque Nacional Bosque Fray Jorge, and see the stars from the Mamalluca observatory.

For more information, Click Here

Or contact:

Dr. Jerry Mitchell
Research Associate Professor
Calcott, Room 113
Email: Mitchell@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2986

China (Shanghai, Hangzhou)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: June 3rd-13th, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (ECON 589G)

Summer I: Antitrust: theory, law, and practices in global markets (China)

This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights into the economic issues and policies of China. We will examine issues intended to shed some light on practical and policy questions such as the following: What are the economic theories underlying various antitrust policies? What are the practical considerations in enforcing the antitrust law in China? In what aspects do China’s antitrust law differ from similar laws in the US or Europe? What has been the impact of the newly created antitrust law in China? How might the law affect the way of U.S. companies doing business in China?

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

Dr. Chun-Hui Miao
miao@moore.sc.edu

Costa Rica (San Jose, Arenal, Tamarindo)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: June 15th-25th, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 490C)

Summer I: Sustainable Enterprise in Costa Rica

This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights into the business, culture, and sustainability efforts in Costa Rica. Students will experience first-hand the area and the resultant unique business environments. Students will better understand the impact of sustainability trends on issues of national economic development, recognize the impact of sustainability trends on issues of organizational strategy and performance, identify the impact of national culture and institutional organization on sustainable practice and beliefs, and gain appreciation both potential and limitations for international trade and investment in the region.

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

Andrew Spicer
aspicer@moore.sc.edu

Curacao (Willemstad)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: June 18th-28th, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 490W)

Business in Curacao

This is an intensive study abroad course blended with US-based lectures prior to departure sponsored by the Darla Moore School of Business. Students enrolled in this course will be given a unique first-hand experience in international trade through lectures by leading export authorities in business and government, tours of international business venues and attendance at cultural events. This Summer I course is designed to help students gain an understanding of how to import and market a new product. Students will create a market plan for a company based in the island nation of Curacao that wants to sell its unique line of cosmetic products in the U.S. market.

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

Bruce Cole
bruce.cole@moore.sc.edu

Europe (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic)

Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 17th-27th, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 443)

Maymester: Business in Europe

This course will be a 10-day trip to 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. They will develop an understanding of the implications of the European environment for international business. During the trip, participants will experience first-hand the business climate in the region 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 all cities (e.g., a tour of the Melk monastery, and a visit to the Treasury Museum in Austria).  

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

David Ricks
rickswild@aol.com

Europe (Paris and Brussels)
Maymester in Paris and Brussels 
Dates: May 12 – 24, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (Poli 391M)

This Political Science course in Paris and Brussels will compare theories of law, governance, and democracy across different political and cultural norms and help students 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 France and Belgium 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 additional information and to apply, please contact:
Sydney Botelho
Assistant Director, Office of Pre-Professional Advising
208 Sumwalt
Email: botelhos@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803.777.5579

Europe (Poland and Germany)
May 24-June 7, 2014

Tracing the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

This course takes us to a part of the world where Nazi Germany planned and carried out the "final solution to the Jewish question" under cover of World War II. Poland was home to three-and-a-half million Jews, 90 per cent of whom died in the genocide we call the Holocaust. Millions more Jews from every corner of Europe were transported to extermination centers such as Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Chelmno—three stops on our itinerary. In Krakow, Warsaw, and Bialystok, we will tour former Jewish neighborhoods and visit museums, synagogues, and churches in the "old town" of each city. In Berlin, we will visit the new Jewish Museum, the Museum to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and other sites that convey the history of a once-thriving people who, from their acquisition of civil rights the 1860s until their oppression in the 1930s, had enjoyed a cultural renaissance that affected every area of national life. The remnants of their achievements, the marks they left on the built environment, in the memories of individuals yet living, and in the cultural treasures of the people who had once been their neighbors, are also objects of our study.

For more information or to apply, contact:
Dr. Theodore Rosengarten
Associate Scholar in Jewish Studies, University of South Carolina

Zucker-Goldberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, College of Charleston
Email: tedrsc@gmail.com 
Phone: 843-887-3352

Germany (Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 12th-22nd, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 490G)

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

Tim Doupnik
doupnik@moore.sc.edu

Germany (Munich & Berlin)
Multimedia Maymester in Munich conducted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Dates: Maymester, May 10-30, 2013
Credits: three undergraduate (JOUR 463M) or graduate credit hours (JOUR 563M)

Multimedia Maymester in Munich

FOR WHO: For undergraduate and graduate students in advertising, broadcast journalism, print journalism, public relations, visual communications, media arts and all other majors at USC who would like to study abroad and learn more about communication while getting hands-on multimedia experience.

WHY IS THIS GREAT? Teams of four will be experimenting and learning to work with various multimedia that could include: video, audio, writing, photography, podcasts, blogging, informational graphics, print design and anything else you can imagine...all while discovering a new culture. Most of the class is on-the-street-learning – you will learn how to find a story and how best to tell the story (we assume you know none or only a little). Through side trips and excursions you'll also get to experience what Germany has to offer. The result could easily be the experience of a lifetime!

SPECIFICS: Cost: $2,900 plus USC tuition

ACT SOON: We usually take about 20 and last year the class was full by January, so act quickly if this looks like it might be for you! Ask for an application and a booklet for more details.

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

Dr. Andrea Tanner
atanner@sc.edu 

GERMANY (Freiburg, Stuttgart, Munich)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Dates: Maymester, May 11-25, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate (ECHE 573) - General elective requirements

Next Energy: Sustainable Energy in Germany

Energy is a key issue for our future. It allows us to travel, produce goods, and enjoy modern conveniences. However, society must work to move from fossil fuels to sustainable methods of energy production. European approaches to these problems will be examined, focusing on efforts underway in Germany.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?
Undergraduate students in any major that would like to know more about energy production, storage, and use. The format should be approachable by all majors. Topics considered include:
-Transportation Energy Issues
-Sustainable Energy Generation
-Questions about the Hydrogen Economy
-Solar and Wind, A Grand Plan
-Is Ethanol for the Long Haul?
-The Rise of Renewable Energy

WHY IS THIS GREAT?
The program consists of two weeks in Germany. The planned itinerary stars in Freiburg, deep in the Black Forest. This quaint little town is home of the Fraunhoffer Solar Energy Institute, a world leader in Photovoltaic and Hydrogen technologies. The group will travel by train to Stuttgart, home of Mercedes Benz and Porsche museums. The group will then travel again by train to Munich, stopping quickly in Ulm to visit the tallest church in the world, the Ulm Münster. While in Munich, students will take a BMW plant tour, visit the Munich Technical Museum, and visit the University of Munich to visit a working fusion reactor.

SPECIFICS
Cost: $3,200 plus 3 credits USC in-state tuition

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Ed Gatzke
gatzke@sc.edu
(803) 777-1159

Ghana (Accra and Cape Coast)

Department of Art
Dates Abroad: May 11 – May 26, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate (ARTE 201)

Have you dreamed about visiting Africa? Do you have plans for the 2014 Maymester? Join Dr. Minuette Floyd, Associate Professor in the Department of Art, for her class entitled Understanding Perceptions Through Art and Artmaking. This introduction to art course will help students understand and experience methods of teaching art to children, achieve a basic understanding of the arts of Africa, and critically reflect on their experiences in country. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Children’s Art Village, attend print making workshops and explore castles, museums and national forests!

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.sc.edu/capstonescholars/maymester.html This trip is open to all students, preference is given to Capstone students.

If you have questions, please email:
Erin Wilson, erin.wilson@sc.edu, 803-777-4094

Italy (Milan, Rome, Sorrento)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 12th-25th, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (MKTG 451)


Maymester: 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. Students will be responsible for keeping a diary of what they observe, hear, and learn. Students will complete a presentation and report based on a group service learning consulting project with an Italian village.

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

Courtney Worsham
courtney.worsham@moore.sc.edu

Latin America (Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 13th-23rd, 2014
Credit: 3 Undergraduate (IBUS 441)

Maymester: Business in Latin America

This course is focused on the conduct of business in Latin America and provides you with context, tools, and factual knowledge useful for understanding the institutional and competitive environment and managerial challenges of firms operating in the region. Explore cities such as Buenos Aires and Santiago in this 10-day program. Experience the culture of Latin America thought cultural and city tours, food tasting, horseback riding, etc. Meet with business executives, government officials, and industry experts to gain a better understanding of how this unique region functions within the global economy. Visit with a diverse range of industries from natural gas and utilities to banking and agriculture.

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

Frank Rydzewski
frank.rydzewski@moore.sc.edu

New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Taupo)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 12th-22nd, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 490N)

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

Dr. Melayne McInnes
mcinnes@moore.sc.edu

Peru (Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu)
College of Liberal Arts

Dates Abroad: May 9 – May 23, 2014
Credits: 3 undergraduate (COLA 298.002)

Designed as an intensive, in-country Latin American study abroad course, students will immerse themselves in the culture and history of Latin America while introducing them to today's influences of economics and politics in Peru. Students will travel back through time as they walk around metropolitan Lima, Cusco (the City that Pisaro Built), Machu Picchu (the Lost City of the Incas) and Caral (Pre-Incan civilization). Students will also explore markets, visit museums, learn to cook Peruvian food, and volunteer on a class-decided service project

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.sc.edu/capstonescholars/maymester.html This trip is open to all students, preference is given to Capstone students.

If you have questions, please email: 
Erin Wilson, erin.wilson@sc.edu, 803-777-4094

Russia (Ufa) 
Department of Languages. Literatures and Cultures
Dates Abroad: May 14 – June 11, 2014
Credits: 6 Undergraduate

Ufa: Where Europe and Asia Meet on the Steppes!

An enriching experience awaits you amidst the dramatic backdrop of the rolling foothills of Russia's Ural Mountains. Take your Russian to the next level while immersing yourself in the culture of this amazing region of the Russian great plains and Ural forests. You will learn all about Russian, Bashkir and Tatar culture and the history of Russia's expansion eastward toward Siberia (right next door). The program is designed to provide students with an intimate understanding of the cultural and linguistic characteristics of provincial life in Russia while also affording the student an excellent opportunity to broaden abilities in spoken Russian. Students will depart in mid-May, 2014, for the four-week program, traveling with a program director who led last year's Ufa trip and has extensive teaching and travel experience. Local arrangements are being provided by Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU), which also partners with the U.S. State Department and other U.S. institutions.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Dr. Judith Kalb, jkalb@sc.edu 
Russian Program Director

Evgeny Anikin, anikin@email.sc.edu 
Ufa 2014 Program Director
Doctoral Candidate in Political Science

Spain (Madrid, Barcelona)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 12th-22nd, 2014
Credit: 3 Credit Hours (MKTG 451)

Maymester: 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

Randy Rose
roser@moore.sc.edu

Spain (Cadiz)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Dates Abroad: May 31st-June 29th
Credits: 3 hours (Span 350) and 3 (transfer hours from University of Cadiz)

Spanish Language Study Abroad, Summer I, 2014

This Summer I, 2014 Spanish Language Study Abroad Program will be in Cadiz, Spain and it is
designed to expose USC students to Spanish Language, life, and culture. Students enrolled in this course will be given the unique opportunity to live for 4 weeks with a host Spanish family, gaining insight into the true Spanish way of life, and the opportunity to speak the language consistently. Students will be awarded 6 hours of credit: 3 hours for Span 350,a cultural course, and 3 hours for a language course (can be applied to Spanish major /minor, elective, or general university credit. The classes are 2 hours each. In addition to the classwork, cultural and academic excursions are included weekly to enhance and complement the material, including visits to Seville and Granada. Cadiz Spain is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is a short distance to Portugal, the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco. It is host to a wealth of stunning vistas, beautiful beaches, winding alleys, large plazas, ancient city walls, castles, cathedrals and historical landmarks.

For more information, contact:
Ms. Beatriz Kellogg
Instructor; Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Humanities Building, Office 821
Phone: 803-622-3477
Email: kellogbr@mailbox.sc.edu 

Turkey (Istanbul, Cappadocia)
Moore School of Business (open to other students if space allows)
Dates: May 12th-22nd, 2014

Credit: 3 Credit Hours (IBUS 490T)

Business in Turkey

This study tour course 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 is given to innovation in overcoming business challenges. Experience in this 10-day program Istanbul and Cappadocia. 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

Steve Mann and Tom Hughes
svmann@moore.sc.edu; thughes@moore.sc.edu 

Vietnam (Hanoi)
College of Social Work (open to all USC undergraduate, graduate, and faculty)
Dates: May 17 – 31, 2014
Non - Credit Program
Cost: US$ 1,500

Maymester: Social problems and social work in contemporary 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 the departmental application form, click here.

For more information, click here,

Or contact:
Dr. Huong Nguyen, College of Social Work
hnguyen@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-2215 803-777-2215