Summer Study Abroad

In the summer of 2023, 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 January 6, and half of the remaining cost is due March 3. Final payment is due May 2.

2023 Summer Study Aboard

In this course we will investigate economic insights into tourism with Strasbourg as a remarkable case study. Students will dive into the economics of tourism in the contexts of art, history, food, sustainability, business, government, health, and ethics. Topics will include tourism carrying capacity, the indirect effects of tourism spending on employment, exchange rates, globalization, education tourism, and the true costs and benefits of tourism for participants, residents, businesses, communities, and the environment.

To apply, please provide the following information to both and

  • One paragraph explaining the reason for your interest in this course.
  • Year of graduation from Centre
  • Major
  • GPA
  • Years of French language study (NONE is necessary, but this will help us determine eligibility for a language-related scholarship)

Informational Course Video

Faculty: Dr. David Anderson

Cost: $3450

This course offers students the opportunity to study monkeys in their natural habitat. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the behavior of green monkeys; develop proficiency in the methods and data analysis techniques commonly used in field research; gain an appreciation for the rich culture, history and ecology of Barbados, especially as the relate to green monkeys. Students will work with local farmers to develop and test a strategy to mitigate crop raiding. Throughout the course, students will conduct field observations of the monkeys during the day and review book chapters and articles as the basis for discussion during class meetings. After students have collected appropriate behavioral data, they will conduct statistical analyses, and present their findings.

Travel Dates: May 30-June 20

Faculty: Dr. Melissa Burns-Cusato, Dr. Brian Cusato

Estimated Cost: $3000 (airfare not included).

APPLICATIONS DUE December 12, 2023.

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by January 6, 2023 and the next payment is due March 3, 2023 and the Final payment is due May 2, 2023. remaining is due by May 2.

Apply for the Barbados Course 

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.

Travel Dates: May 31- June 18

Faculty: Dr. Eva Cadavid

Apply to the above director by December 12,2022. Deposit of $500 due on January 6, 2023 and the final payment due on May 2, 2023.

Subsidized Language Immersion: cultural capstone (festival) up to 7 students equivalent of FRE 261, 271, or higher.

Travel Dates: June 29- July 16

Faculty: Dr. Christian WoodDr. Marc Demont

Cost: $1,568.75. Apply to the above directors by December 12,2022. Deposit of $500 due on January 6, 2023 and the final payment due on May 2, 2023.

Visits to Lake Tahoe, NV, Sequoia & King National Parks: CA: Yosemite National Park, CA: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA. Our course will introduce students to the history of conservation in America through California’s National Park System. The formation of the National Park System coincided with the formation of the modern conservation movement in the late 19th century. Throughout the course, students will explore three aspects of California’s National Parks. First, they will learn a about the history of each individual park we will visit, including why and when they were established, and conservation studies and practices taking place in the parks. Second, they will learn about the unique ecosystems found within California’s National Park, what ecosystem services they provide, why they are worth conserving, and current threats to those ecosystems with an emphasis on global climate change. Finally, students will also learn about the cultural significance of these lands to generations of Americans and indigenous peoples. Cost $3750 includes flights, transportation, housing, equipment rentals, and at least 2 meals a day.

Travel Dates: June 4-June 23

Faculty: Dr. Claire O'Quinn

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by January 6, 2023 and the next payment is due March 3, 2023 and the final payment is due by May 2, 2023.