Studies Abroad: Summer Programs
The summer programs provide students with six credit hours in just five weeks. While some programs are specific to major requirements, others provide core credit in the areas of literature, art, history, theology, and philosophy, which apply to all UP students. Program fees include housing, tuition, insurance, and excursions.
The following programs will be offered this coming summer in 2014:
Chile Summer - Students will experience South American culture through the summer program in Santiago, while earning six credit hours. For 2014, the program will be directed by Dr. Anissa Rogers.
Costa Rica Summer - Students will have the opportunity to enhance Spanish skills in the classroom and with a home stay family. Students will also learn about the cultures of Costa Rica and other Central American countries through readings and discussions in class, and program excursions that will explore the country of Costa Rica. Excursions include a 3-day/2-night trip to Monteverde, as well as, day excursions to Isla Tortuga, Los Santos, Cartago, Limon and the Tirimbina Rainforest Center. All program activities will be done in Spanish.
Europe Summer - Students will spend 17 days in London, 9 days on a study tour across Belgium, France, and Germany, and then spend 13 days in Salzburg. The program includes visits to battlefields at Ypres (Ieper), Vimy Ridge, the Somme, and Verdun. Students also visit military museums including the Royal Air Force Museum, the Imperial War Museum, and the French Army Museum (Paris), as well as the palace at Versailles.
- The London Summer Business program provides the opportunity for Business majors and minors to take 6 credits of upper-division Business and Economics courses while living in downtown London. Students will also participate in excursions and day-trips within the city of London and to historic nearby sites.
London Nursing & Science Summer - Students can take two of the offered courses while in London. Excursions include visits to Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover, Hampton Court, and Greenwich. Students also visit the National Portrait Gallery, Westminster Abbey, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum. The program also includes two theatrical performances.Salzburg, Austria Summer I: Engineering - Students will spend five weeks in a setting which allows a first-hand look at Austrian culture and European engineering facilities while fulfilling required courses. The program typically includes excursions to various parts of Austria and Germany, including Munich, Vienna, Lake Fuschl, Hallstatt, and the Mauthausen concentration camp.
Salzburg, Austria Summer II: Arts - This program will allow students to have a first-hand look at the culture and language of Austria. This experience includes excursions to various parts of Austria and Germany, possibly including Munich, the Austrian Lake district, the salt mines at the Celtic village of Hallstatt, and the church and convent of Chiemsee.
Salzburg, Austria Summer II: Advanced German - Learning German in Salzburg, Austria allows students in this course a special opportunity to learn German while immersed in the local culture. Students will have the opportunity to participate in excursions, meet with local people, and get to know German-speaking culture up close. The six-week summer course will culminate in special projects, which will showcase each student’s research into a local group, institution, or tradition. The instructors will facilitate contacts with the local community, helping students to identify specific topics of special interest to them (for example, soccer, local elections or political parties, commemoration of World War I, coffeehouse culture).
Tokyo, Japan - Students receive six credit hours while studying at Sophia University in courses selected from economics, history, fine arts, literature, business, theology, sociology, and Japanese. Instruction is in English, except for Japanese language classes.
Toledo Summer - Toledo has a rich heritage from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures from the early Middle Ages to the present time. Madrid is easily accessible by rail or bus. Students will have the opportunity to develop Spanish skills in the classroom with faculty from Spain. Participants will reside in the residence at the Fundación Ortega y Gasset. Meals will be provided. Excursions may include trips to Madrid, Segovia, and the Route of Don Quixote. Upon their return to Portland, students will be prepared to enroll in 200-level Spanish courses.
The following programs will be offered next summer in 2015:
-London Summer Business
-London Summer Nursing and Science
-Salzburg Summer I Engineering
-Salzburg Summer II
-Segovia Advanced Spanish
-Toledo Intermediate Spanish