WVU Study Abroad Options:
For more information, visit http://studyabroad.wvu.edu.
This program is designed as a seminar in Latin American Studies, focusing most directly on Peruvian culture and history. Based in the historic city of Lima, the program includes visits to Cuzco, the world famous Macchu Picchu ruins, Lake Titicaca, and other cultural sites. The course examines contemporary Peru from historical, geographical, political, economic, social and cultural perspectives; these issues are studied from the perspective of themes such as women, the family, education, religion, indigenous peoples, human rights, political structure and economic models.
Study abroad this summer at Al Akhawayn University! Al Akhawayn is a private, not-for-profit American-style university located in Ifrane, Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains. Al Akhawayn has approximately 1,700 students, of which approximately 10 percent are foreign students. The university offers a wide range of courses which will be suitable for most majors, and all courses are taught in English. No foreign language ability is required.
Join us for two weeks full of travel and literature at 500-year-old Oxford University during July 22 to August 5! Students will stay on the Oxford campus for two weeks, getting to know the City of Dreaming Spires and studying poetry in the place where so many of the best works were written. The group will travel to London to see a Shakespeare comedy at the Globe Theatre and will also visit iconic places like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Covent Garden. The trip will be led by Dr. David Stewart, who earned his doctorate at Oxford and has taught English literature and worked with international students at WVU for over 20 years. Participants will earn 3 credits for ENGL-232, Poetry. This course satisfies area F6 of the General Education Foundations, Arts and Creativity.
This program, to be held May 20-31, will change the way you see the world, and above all, the way you see yourself! We will fly to Managua, visiting cultural and historical sites, then travel to Ocotal to meet with our partner group. We will spend time visiting and working with an indigenous community in Zacataloza, where we will stay with our host families. We’ll relax, swim, and boat in the beautiful Spanish colonial town of Grenada and then have some free time and reflection at the beach on the Pacific before departing. All undergraduate and graduate majors will be considered for this 3-credit, two-week summer program.
“Central European Culture and Community” is a 4 credit, 16-day summer program, to be held July 13-29, that gives students experiences in both the cosmopolitan capitol city of Prague and an immersion experience in the culturally and historically rich borderlands between the Czech Republic and Austria. Activities include a private walking tours and visits to artist’s and designer’s studios, museums, castles, cathedrals, concerts, and more in Prague, Austria, Vienna and Berlin. There will be a variety of discussions and workshops. All undergraduate and graduate majors will be considered for this course.
Do you love sports? Are you interested in studying abroad this summer? The WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is hosting a trip to the Dominican Republic from May 16-26, 2017. This study abroad opportunity will provide students with a cross-cultural perspective of sport in the Dominican Republic and the United States with an emphasis on the organizational, managerial, business and cultural aspects of baseball.