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E-Term Travel

Student in Chile

How would you like to become a chef for a day at a cooking school in Italy?  Ride an elephant in Cambodia? Teach English at a rural school in Ghana? Climb the ancient Mayan pyramids in Guatemala? Come face-to-face with animals only found in the Galapagos Islands?

Birmingham-Southern students have done all of this and more while participating in E-Term study-travel projects.

Faculty-led study-travel projects during the January Exploration Term allow you to learn hands-on with BSC professors in a range of disciplines—often in some of the world's most beautiful and exotic places. The projects include two to three weeks traveling, followed by time on campus to complete the academic component of the experience, such as a research paper, a presentation, or a journal exercise. Some upcoming or recent examples are listed below.

Most BSC study-travel projects take students of all levels, from first-years through seniors.  Students must be in good academic and social standing in order to participate in January study-travel. Click on the menu to the left for more details on policies about E-Term travel, exchanges, forms, and funding.

E-Term 2016 study-travel projects:

Please contact a faculty leader for more information about any specific travel requirements and to sign up for a project.

  • Study business in the Czech Republic and Italy in MOVING UP THE FOOD CHAIN: VERTICAL INTEGRATION IN EUROPEAN AGRI-BUSINESS FIRMS.
    Dr. Bert Morrow and Dr. Sara Robicheaux
  • Travel to the Galapagos Islands to explore ecology, wildlife, and conservation of the islands in EXPLORING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION.
    Dr. Megan Gibbons and Dr. Barbara Domcekova
  • Experience global media, old and new, by traveling across Europe to London, Istanbul, Prague, Paris, and a fifth mystery city in EUROPEAN CULTURE AND GLOBAL MEDIA.
    Dr. Janie Spencer and Dr. Natalie Davis
  • Conduct research on ancient Greece through the lens of mathematics and theatre on the mainland of Greece and near-by islands in MATHEMATICS AND THEATRE IN ANCIENT GREECE.
    Dr. Alan Litsey and Dr. Anne Yust
  • Savor new experiences in Thailand and Vietnam in EXPLORING SOUTHEAST ASIAN CULTURE THROUGH ITS TRADITIONAL MUSICS AND CUISINE.
    Dr. Leon Couch
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Italy while visiting Rome, Florence, and Venice in CLASSICAL AND RENAISSANCE ITALY: THE MAJOR CITIES AND THE PLACES IN BETWEEN.
    Dr. Michael McInturff
  • Teach English at the Buiga Sunrise School in Makuno, Uganda and experience cultural immersion through service in SERVICE LEARNING IN UGANDA.
    Dr. Amelia Spencer and Kristin Harper
  • Tour the South, visiting historical sites, museums, and performances from Kentucky, to Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana in POPULAR MUSIC OF THE SOUTH.
    Contact Dr. Jeremy Grall
  • Capture natural wonders like Aurora Borealis through photography and journaling in Iceland in FOCUS ON ICELAND: A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND WRITING CHALLENGE ON THE CUSP OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE.
    Contact Prof. Pamela Venz
  • Volunteer with female students in Gueoul, Senegal in SERVICE-LEARNING: SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS IN RURAL SENEGAL.
    Contact Dr. Michelle Behr