Study Abroad Global Experience (Faculty-led) Programs

Global Experience Study Programs

The Global Experience study program provides students and faculty with opportunities to be immersed in cultures unlike their own. Faculty members are able to engage new or existing courses with relevant, cultural travel components that enhance students’ learning through on-site exploration. Students can connect what they learn in the classroom with the current events and cultural legacies that they encounter while away from the HPU campus. Whether the program takes students to the other side of town, the other side of the country, or the other side of the world, it is a life-changing experience! So come join us as we travel to exciting destinations!

 

American Celebration of Music in Italy – New!

Course Title:  University Singers

Course Number:  MUS 1310

Credit Hours:  1 (optional)

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  Spring 2013 registration in an HPU choral ensemble

Dates:  May 6-15

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Marc Foster & Mrs. Marcia Dills

Have you ever visited St. Peter’s Basilica or traveled to the Duomo in Florence?  Can you imagine singing in some of the world’s most renowned cathedrals and basilicas?  See Italy’s most famed cities, sing in astounding buildings, and prepare yourself for a life-changing musical experience. What better way to celebrate music than to perform it in the places that inspired its composition?

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Chinese Culture & Language

Course Title:  Chinese Culture Exposure & Language Immersion

Course Number:  CHI 2880

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  CHI 1020

Dates:  Early May departure, approximately 15 days

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Judy Danley

Perhaps you’ve visited or seen pictures of the Great Wall, or Beijing’s Forbidden City, or Shanghai’s famed skyline. But have you visited with a local family, eaten in a restaurant in traditional local style, or haggled at a flea market? Immerse yourself in the Chinese language as you learn about China’s long history and experience first-hand the region’s rich art, architecture, and culture. A hike to the top of the Great Wall is optional– but we dare you to do it!

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Contemporary Ireland: Traditions, Talents, Treasures & Troubles

Course Title:  Contemporary Ireland: Traditions, Talents, Treasures, and Troubles

Course Number:  HRE/GBS 3317

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  Spring 2013

Prerequisite:  None

Dates:  Early May departure, approximately 14 days

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Christine Cugliari & Dr. Pamela Palmer

Get behind-the-scenes access to some of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s most successful and well-known non-profit organizations. Experience traditional Irish food, music, and dance. Watch Protestants and Catholics work collaboratively at Habitat for Humanity in Belfast, an unfathomable sight during the Troubles. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to explore the treasures of Ireland!

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European Design: London & Paris - New!

Course Title:  The Principles & Elements of European Design

Course Number:  TBD

Credit Hours:  1

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  Introductory class in interior design, home furnishings, or art history

Dates:  Early May departure, 12 days

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Cathy Nowicki & Dr. Elizabeth Dull

Visit the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the Louvre and Versailles! This course will investigate locations associated with two legendary cities of Europe which best exemplify the basic principles and elements of design fundamentals: London and Paris. Experience buildings and sites that exhibit classical design elements, and spend time sketching, photographing and taking part in a Harry Potter themed scavenger hunt! This course complements both the interior design and home furnishings curricula. This course complements both the interior design and home furnishings curricula.

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Exercise Physiology in Indianapolis….. & Chicago!

Course Title:  Cutting Edge Exercise Physiology

Course Number:  EXS 2200

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  BIO 2060

Dates:  May 28-June 3 (on-campus May 6-27)

Faculty Leader:  Dr. Kimberly Reich

Explore Indianapolis as you attend the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Spend a weekend in Chicago on the way home!  The conference will be preceded by three weeks of on-campus lecture and discussion. Ideal for students interested in exploring careers in Exercise Physiology, this course will allow you to network with experts in the field.  You never know what may lead to an internship or job opportunity.

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Human Behavior in Europe: Cross-Cultural Psychology in Italy, Germany & France

Course Title:  Cross-Cultural Psychology

Course Number:  PSY 3470; GBS approval pending

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  Spring 2013

Prerequisite:  PSY 2000

Dates:  Early May departure, approximately 16 days

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Jana Spain & Dr. Judy Isaksen

Travel extensively through Italy, Germany and Spain as you observe and analyze human behavior as it relates to cultural context. What makes an American? An Italian? A German? While you’re there, you’ll take a Gondola tour in Venice, enjoy Tuscany, and Dachau, tour Versailles and the Louvre, and so much more. Sign up for this ultimate people-watching and sight-seeing experience now! Dr. Spain will lead this trip for the third consecutive year!

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International Marketing in China – New!

Course Title:  International Marketing in China

Course Number:  MKT 3750

Credit Hours:  3

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  MKT 2110

Dates:  Early Mary departure, approximately 14 days

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Jim Wehrley & Dr. Peng Deng

Study the realities of conducting business in Beijing and Shanghai. International Marketing in China will provide you with the opportunity to interact with representatives from Chinese companies and businesses in retail, real estate, marketing, product development, exports, and more. Experience the rich culture and history of China while exploring the financial, legal, and political influences on marketing on a scale of international proportions! Get to know a large global player like China firsthand.

This class will meet concentration requirements for students majoring in International Business and Business Administration.

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Israel: Past & Present – New!

Course Title:  Israel: Past and Present

Course Number:   TBD; GBS approval pending

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  June 2013

Prerequisite:  None

Dates:  One week at Wake Forest in early June; four weeks in Israel to follow

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. George L. Simpson (HPU) & Dr. Charles Richman (WFU)

Experience the diversity and dynamism of Israeli culture and learn about Israel’s place in the Middle East and the world. A collaborative venture with Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, this course will include a week on campus at WFU followed by four weeks of study and touring at the prestigious Hebrew University. While away, you’ll visit Old Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Negev Desert, and more. You’ll be fascinated by the geography, history, politics, religion, society, and culture of Israel during this in-depth and highly informative Middle Eastern tour.

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Mediterranean, Math & More – New!

Course Title:  A Survey of Greek Mathematics

Course Number:  GBS 2003

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  Spring 2013

Prerequisite:  None

Dates:  February 28 – March 11 (Our only Spring Break trip!)

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Rob Harger & Dr. Laurie Zack

Visit the Parthenon!  Enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea! Take a ferry to Turkey!  During your 10-day Spring Break excursion through Greece and Sicily, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Pythagoras, Archimedes, and other ancient Greek mathematicians.  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience all the rich history and culture that the Mediterranean – and math – has to offer.

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Religion & Revolution in Italy – New!

Course Title:  Religion and Revolution

Course Number:  TBD; GBS approval pending

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  Spring 2013

Prerequisite:  None

Dates:  Early May departure, approximately 15 days

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. David Hammond & Dr. Frederick Schneid

Religion and revolution collide to tell the dramatic story of Italy’s development from its feudal origins to its current democratic state. Explore the French Revolution, the age of the Risorgimento, the Fascist Revolution and more while visiting Rome, Florence, Brescia, and Venice. Watch history come to life as you take to the streets of Italy and observe for yourself the development of this fascinating country.

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Safari in Southern Africa – New!

Course Title: Animal Behavior in South Africa

Course Number: PSY 3880; GBS approval pending

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  PSY 2000

Dates:  May 6-8, 2013 on campus; May 9-25, 2013 travel

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Joanne Altman & Dr. Donna Scheidt

Spend a few nights in Swaziland, then journey to Hoedspruit, South Africa, for nine nights at the Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge (http://www.mohlabetsi.co.za/) situated in the vast 77,000 acre Balule Game Reserve.  Enjoy afternoon game drives in an open Land Rover accompanied by an experienced ranger and nighttime searches for nocturnal creatures with the aid of a powerful spotlight. See some of the earth’s most exotic wildlife – elephants, leopards, giraffes, bush babies – on this adventure through southern Africa.

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Spanish Culture & the Art of Flamenco – New!

Course Title:  In Search of Duende: Spanish Culture and the Art of Flamenco

Course Number:  TBD; GBS approval pending

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  Spring 2013

Prerequisite:  None

Dates:  May 7-28, 2013

Faculty Leaders:  Mr. Adam Winkel & Ms. Cara Hagan

Observe and partake in the art of Flamenco while immersing yourself in Spanish culture! You’ll take Flamenco lessons from an expert local instructor at the Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville and experience Flamenco performances and other related activities in Seville, Granada, Madrid, and Cordóba. Visit museums, cathedrals, a sherry winery, and walk along Spanish beaches in this 18-day excursion to Spain. (Knowledge of Spanish and prior dance experience are welcome, but not required.)

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Spanish in Guatemala – New!

Course Title:  Intermediate Spanish I or Intermediate Spanish II

Course Number:  SPN 2010 OR SPN 2020

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  June 2013

Prerequisite:  SPN 1020 (for SPN 2010) and SPN 2010 (for SPN 2020)

Dates:  Early June departure, approximately 3 weeks

Faculty Leaders:  Mrs. Teresa Parker & Dr. Hayden Carrón

Don’t learn Spanish in a classroom! Instead, deepen your Spanish language skills while living with a family in Antigua. Along the way, you’ll visit a coffee plantation, an indigenous women’s coffee cooperative, small indigenous towns, and Guatemalan cities. You’ll return to High Point with another semester of Spanish under your belt. You’ll also gain a greater understanding of the environmental, ecological, urban, and cultural framework of Guatemala and a cultural experience that you won’t soon forget!

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The Grand Tour in Italy

Course Title:  The Grand Tour in Italy: Drawing and Art, Learning from the Masters

Course Number:  ART 2988

Credit Hours:  4

Term Offered:  May 2013

Prerequisite:  None

Dates:  May 5-25

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Scott Raynor & Dr. Anna Piperato

Follow in the footsteps of young artists who have historically honed their craft by visiting relevant sites in Italy and the rest of Europe. Work on-site on a series of studio projects in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, Venice, Milan, and other cities across Italy. Research specific works of art and architecture, then confront them face-to-face on this highly experiential and hands-on tour of Italy.

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