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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 2015 study-travel projects:

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

  • Engage in a variety of service opportunities in Costa Rica in VOLUNTEERING IN COSTA RICA.
    Dr. Vince Gawronski

  • Savor the cultural treasures of Italy and examine the foundations of modern Europe in EXPLORING CLASSICAL AND RENAISSANCE ITALY.
    Dr. Michael McInturff

  • Conduct research on Yeats' creative process in Dublin in GREAT BOOKS IN THE MAKING: RESEARCH IN IRELAND
    Dr. Sandra Sprayberry

  • Experience the major museums, performances, and architectural monuments of two of the world's leading cultural centers in NEW YORK CITY AND PARIS: A VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS EXPERIENCE.
    Steve Cole and Kevin Shook

  • Work with the outreach programs of the Glide Foundation in SERVICE-LEARNING IN SAN FRANCISCO: POVERTY IN URBAN AMERICA.
    Kristin Harper and Dr. John Tatter

  • View films, attend workshops, and examine independent cinema at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in Park City, Utah.
    Dr. David Resha

  • Learn how cultural arts and business blend together in New York City in THE BUSINESS OF THE BIG APPLE.
    Dr. Rick Lester and Dr. Sara Robicheaux

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