Short-term Study Abroad Programs

Our short-term programs are offered by individual faculty members as full-credit classes throughout the year. For more information about the classes, please contact the instructors.  To find out about the application process and begin the journey, contact Richard Johnson.

If you are ready to begin the application process for any of the programs below, please go to our Study Abroad application website to create an applicant profile: https://harpercollege-sa.terradotta.com. Instructions on how to create a new account can be found here. Please be sure to double-check (even triple-check) that the email address you use in your application account is correct and valid.

In order to participate in a Harper College Study Abroad program, you must create an account and complete in a timely manner the entire application process for the specific program in which you wish to particpate. Participation in any Harper College Study Abroad program is contigent upon successful completion and acceptance through this system.

Students that are interested in enrolling in a Study Abroad Program may be eligible to use financial aid to assist in paying for Study Abroad costs. In order to utilize financial aid students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have financial aid eligibility for the semester in which they plan to enroll. Students should be prepared to cover expenses that cannot be covered by financial aid due to a lack of funds or disbursement date. If you are interested in applying financial aid toward a study abroad porgram, please complete the Student Study Abroad Financial Aid form and meet with a counselor or the Director of International Education.

Bon Voyage!

 

Summer 2016

BIO 150: Field Research in Costa Rica COMPLETED

Contact: Craig Stettner for more information and permission to register.

Travel Dates: July 31 - August 10, 2016

This is a 4-credit, lab-science, general education course that transfers as a 100-level biology course or general elective and may be used to meet specific needs such as cultural graduation requirements.  In addition, it produces really unique material for letters of recommendation and resumes.  Grades are based upon the student’s full participation in course activities and completion of an independent field project, including a written summary and a short presentation of the project at our one-and-only post-trip meeting.  Other than the independent project, course activities include several guided tours (mostly on foot), rainforest restoration, volunteering at a wild animal rescue center, researching and presenting an animal at the wild animal rescue center, and attending several lectures.  After spending the first night near the airport, we spend three nights in tropical seasonal forest lodges, one night with host families connected to the wild animal rescue center, and five nights at a field station in tropical rainforest.

Spring 2017

BIO 150: Field Research in Costa Rica

Contact: Craig Stettner for more information and permission to register.

Travel Dates: January 2 - 12, 2017

This is a 4-credit, lab-science, general education course that transfers as a 100-level biology course or general elective and may be used to meet specific needs such as cultural graduation requirements.  In addition, it produces really unique material for letters of recommendation and resumes.  Grades are based upon the student’s full participation in course activities and completion of an independent field project, including a written summary and a short presentation of the project at our one-and-only post-trip meeting.  Other than the independent project, course activities include several guided tours (mostly on foot), rainforest restoration, volunteering at a wild animal rescue center, researching and presenting an animal at the wild animal rescue center, and attending several lectures.  After spending the first night near the airport, we spend three nights in tropical seasonal forest lodges, one night with host families connected to the wild animal rescue center, and five nights at a field station in tropical rainforest.

 

@Amsterdam Abroad

ART 280: Art and Culture in Holland

Contact Karen Patterson for more information and permission to register.

Travel Dates: Spring break, 2017 (roughly March 17 – 23, 2017)

This program is a 3-credit hour blended study abroad course focused specifically around the art of the Netherlands.  Thus, instead of running the course as an art appreciation course, as we have in the past, we are envisioning this as a special topics course in art history.  The course will function as an in-depth survey of Dutch art, beginning with Flemish and Early Netherlandish art to provide background context, but with a particular focus on Dutch Baroque art of the 1600’s (Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Clara Peeters, and Rachel Ruysch, to name but a few.)  Genres will include the important Dutch Baroque categories of religious narrative painting, genre scenes, portrait painting, landscapes, still lives, and flower painting.  We will culminate the course with an investigation of late 19th and mid-20th century modern art, focusing specifically on the Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh and the Dutch avant-garde movement De Stijl (Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, and Gerrit Reitveld).

For a printable flyer, click here.

HUM 107: Cultures of Africa

Contact Richard Johnson for more information and permission to register.

Travel Dates: Spring break, 2017 (March 16 - 26, 2017)

Study the diverse cultures of this vibrant continent and then travel to Uganda with your classmates. This course will explore a range of individual African cultures from ancient times through their contemporary histories, with particular attention to Uganda. This course will explore the religious, political, and social traditions, oral and written literatures, and visual and performance arts of a variety of African cultures. The overarching goal of this course is for you to be able to recognize the unique character of each of the civilizations studied, to understand something of the relationships between them, and to have gained appreciation for the variety and value of African peoples’ contributions to world culture.

 

Geography 103: Developing World: Africa Today

Contact Mukila Maitha for more information and permission to register.

Travel Dates: Spring break, 2017 (March 16 - 26, 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to study abroad in Uganda, a country on a continent that has led the world in economic grow over the last decade. This study abroad experience will enrich your understanding of this rapidly changing part of the world. You will gain a firsthand introduction to the diverse environments, social issues, economic changes, and cultural traditions of Uganda. New perspectives on this region of the African continent will be gained in a variety of settings: including cities, agricultural areas, world renowned national parks, universities, and museums. Interaction with local experts and scholars will occur throughout the program. The field program will be preceded by an interdisciplinary study and introduction to the history, geography, and culture of Uganda in particular and East Africa in general.

 

SOC 205: Social Problems in Chicago and London

Contact James Gramlich for more information and permission to register.

Travel Dates:

Social Problems is a transferable, 3-credit sociology course organized around the analysis of social conditions or patterns of behavior that people believe warrant public concern and collective action to change—what are commonly referred to as social problems.

You’ll come to understand and appreciate the impact of place by comparatively studying contemporary social problems in both Chicago and London. After a spring semester of field work in the Chicago area, you’ll spend two weeks studying the same broad set of issues in London. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of institutions, history, and other aspects of place as you consider the nature of social problems in these two urban settings.

In addition to the course topics. you’ll also get to immerse yourself in the culture and history of one of the truly great world cities.

 

Lost Kingdom of the Ancient Maya (Continuing Education)

Enjoy an exceptional travel adventure to some of the most important and dramatic Maya temples and palaces in north-central Yucatan. Here is an opportunity to visit spectacular archaeological sites, museums, colonial towns, sun-swept beaches, and more. Delight in the charm, the native traditions, and rich cultural history of the Maya region, and gain a new perspective from anecdotal lectures and guided tours by Dr. Helmut Publ, Professor of Anthropology at Harper College, on this exciting journey.

Learn more about this program at our upcoming info session:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Harper College, Room J-240
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the program website:

https://worldstrides.com/custom/lost-kingdoms-of-the-maya/

 

For more information on any of these programs, contact Richard Johnson.

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