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CLA Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

CLA Students

Summer 2019 programs

Here are some reasons to do a short-term program:

    • all U of MN students welcome
    • learn how to travel abroad from experts
    • instructors can assist with travel prep and tips/support along the way
    • tour guide included in trip which guarantees an intense and personal experience
    • tour tickets/passes included
    • English language woven into the program
    • room/board includes
    • safety in a group

Petersen-Perlman presentation on Poland

Jamaica - AAAS 3005 (winter 2019)
China - CHIN 1399 (summer 2019)
Costa Rica - HIST 3313 (winter 2019)
Ecuador - ANTH 3200 (summer 2019)
England - ENGL 4300 (summer 2019)
Germany - GER 3040 (planned for summer 2020)
India - COMM or GEOG 3800 (planned for summer 2020)
Poland - COMM or HIST 3575 (summer 2019)
Spain - SPAN 3894 (summer 2019)


most WINTER BREAK 2019 programs:
October 15, 2018
     NOTE: Winter Break programs apply to spring term.

for SUMMER 2019 programs:
February 1, 2019

Program Highlights - AAAS 3005, 3 cr

  • JAMAICA - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Spend part of your winter break studying abroad in this island country, situated in the Caribbean Sea!
  • Explore Jamaican culture first hand by visiting cultural heritage sites that attest to the Jamaican experiences of oppression, resistance, and rebellion.
  • Visit historic sites such as military forts, slave trading forts, Maroon villages, and historical and cultural museums.

Program Highlights - ANTH 3200, 6 cr

  • ECUADOR - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Learn about the diversity and complexity of Latin American cultures
  • Explore the practice of sustainability in an international context
  • Take part in a service learning experience in Ecuador, grounded in participatory research
  • Interpret social, political and economic issues now and in future Latin America

Program Highlights - CHIN 1399, 6 cr

  • CHINA - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Immerse in Chinese language and culture  
  • Experience and understand the Eastern wisdom and Chinese ideology
  • Study Mandarin Chinese from beginning level to advanced level depending on proficiency
  • Travel to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Qingdao, and Beijing to gain knowledge of Chinese civilization and its people
  • Stay on campus at Ocean University in Qingdao, a beach city on the Yellow Sea

Program Highlights - ENGL 4300, 4 cr

  • ENGLAND - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Applies as a Genre elective
  • Experiential exploration of theatre history in England such as the literary and cultural context of plays you’ll see abroad
  • A two-week online course in Duluth and then depart for England to view professional productions
  • Major examples of dramatic literature spanning the Roman era to the present, with an emphasis on English traditions
  • Understanding the relationship between theatre and society in England
  • Exploration of theatre’s historical and cultural settings through architecture, artifacts, and live performances

Program Highlights - GER 3040, 4 cr

  • GERMANY - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Study German history, culture, literature and politics while enhancing your language skills in the classroom and on field trips to museums, historic sites and other points of interest
  • See the Berlin Wall, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie, the Bundestag and the Turkish Market
  • Hike and bike through the heart of Berlin, through the green forests and near the blue rivers and lakes surrounding Potsdam

Program Highlights - GEOG/COMM 3800, 4 cr

  • INDIA - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Examine theories of social change at the Indian Social Institute, which is dedicated to empowering marginalized people in India
  • Interact and learn from local communities involved in activism and advocacy efforts at the grassroots level
  • Explore historical and cultural locations including the temples at Belur and Halebid and the Nrityagram Dance Village

Program Highlights - HIST 3313, 4 cr

  • COSTA RICA - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Applies to the United States geographical area in the history program
  • Analyze the history of surfing and past U.S. involvement in Latin America
  • Explore how past wars and how current surf tourism coincide
  • Learn how to surf!

Program Highlights - COMM/HIST 3575, 4 cr

  • POLAND - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Life of the Shtetl: Separation and Assimilation
  • Discrimination and Citizenship
  • Jewish contributions to culture, society, and economy
  • Jew, Ukrainians, and Poles: A Complicated Relationship
  • The Holocaust: Ghettos and Extermination
  • Jewish Life in Poland Today

Program Highlights - SPAN 3894, 6 cr

  • SPAIN - Study Abroad Brochure
  • Study Spanish language, literature and culture at Universidad de Salamanca (University of Salamanca)
  • Live with a Salamantine family to further cement language skills and be a part of Salamantine daily life
  • Stroll through the urban environment of the Old City
  • Practice language skills with Spaniards and international students alike in a diverse and multicultural city
  • Travel on three excursions within Spain and several field trips within Salamanca