Summer Study Abroad

In the summer of 2022, Centre is offering several options for study around the world. Some of the programs that are offered most years include Strasbourg and Barbados and others will be new courses. Please note that graduating seniors are eligible for these courses.

Programs are announced in November. Deposits of $500 are due on March 11 and the payment in full is due on May 2.

Summer Study Aboard

This Course has been postponed until summer 2023

This course will introduce students to three central concepts in Latin American thought and philosophy: Identity formation, environmental sustainability, and social empowerment with a focus on gender issues. Students will be expected to engage with the community through a practical project and make connections to identity formation in El Salvador. The students will create a website at the end of the term that will synthesize the theory with the practical projects. REL course: Students will study liberation theology with an emphasis on the integrative analysis upon which the theological method depends. The course will examine the socio-economic and historical situation in Latin America (and El Salvador, in particular), out of which liberation theology arose; the social analysis employed; and the reconstruction of Christian theology that results. We will hear directly from members of Christian base communities how liberation theology functioned in El Salvador’s revolutionary context and beyond.

Faculty: Dr. Rick Axtell and Eva Cadavid

Dates: TBA

Apply to the above directors by 11 February.

Deposit of $500 due on 11 March, 2022 and the final payment due on May 2nd.

Ancient Rome in Modern Italy (CLA, ARH)  
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Travel with an art historian and a Latin professor to Naples, Rome, and Florence to explore how ancient Romans lived and how modern Italy has embraced their legacy. Our classroom will be the piazzas, churches, cafes, train stations, museums, and streets of Italy, and with monuments and ancient sites such as Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Florence’s Duomo, we will investigate how the political and cultural needs of each historical period have continually reshaped the legacy of ancient Rome.

No prerequisites or prior knowledge required!

Faculty: Dr. Danielle LaLonde ( Danielle.lalonde@centre.edu)and Amy Frederick (amy.frederick@centre.edu ) 

Dates: (tentative): May 25ish-June 12ish

Cost: $4000 (includes airfare, all activities, accommodations and 2 meals a day)

Applications Due: February 11 (more details on application will be circulated soon).

 A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11h and the remaining  is due by May 2.

Application below.

https://centre.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0J0vNRe6caPFf0O

AL-ÁNDALUS: The Legacy of Islamic Spain SPA 261 (Prerequisite required SPA 220 or equivalent)  

The course introduces the history and culture of Al-Andalus and The Iberian Peninsula, which was under Muslim control during the historical period of 722 to 1492. We will visit Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla, and Malaga, recognized as the major sites with an intricate and unique heritage. The course focuses on exploring and getting insights on the architecture and art created during the Umayyad, Almoravid, Almohad, and Nasrid Dynasties. We also plan to visit significant monuments such as Mezquita-Catedral and in Cordoba, Alhambra, and the Generalife in Granada, among other monuments. The course will cover the social and cultural exchange between diverse communities that coexisted peacefully in the Peninsula— Christians, Jews, and Muslims—and further, explain the role of Arabic influence on the Spanish language. The integral topic of discussion during the course will be to analyze questions regarding "otherness" representation and the lasting impact of Islam in Spanish canonical works such as El Poema Del Mio Cid, and El Conde Lucanor.

Faculty: Dr. Alicia Juncos (alicia.juncos@centre.edu) Dr. Juncos is a native of Spain. 

Cost: TBA  Apply by February 11, 2022.

To apply to for this course please contact the director at alicia.juncos@centre.edu 

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11 and the remaining  is due by May 2.

The J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Course - Summer 2022.

During this 21-day course, students will study both on the Caribbean coast as well as in the coffee regions of Colombia. Students will stay in homes and hostels as they interact with Colombian university students in Barranquilla, famous for Carnival, this is a modern coastal city with high-rises.  And Manizales, a city in the mountainous coffee-growing region of western Colombia. We will also go to Cartagena de Indias, a historic city of preserved beauty lying within an impressive centuries-old colonial stone wall. Students will spend time in Tayrona National Park, which is a magical slice of Colombia's Caribbean coast, with stunning stretches of golden sandy beach backed by coconut palms and thick rainforest. Behind it all rise the steep hillsides of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world's highest coastal mountain range During this 21-day course, students will study both on the Caribbean coast as well as in the coffee regions of Colombia. Students will stay in homes and hostels as they interact with Colombian university students in Barranquilla, famous for Carnival, this is a modern coastal city with high-rises. And Manizales, a city in the mountainous coffee-growing region of western Colombia. It’s known for its cultural events, steep streets and views.

Application

Dates: June 5-25

Cost: $1500 (this course is subsidized by the J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Award).

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11 and the remaining  is due by May 2.