Birmingham-Southern offers to students the opportunity to travel and study abroad. Each year during the January Exploration Term, several study-travel projects are available. Students who choose to travel spend two to three weeks in their chosen country. Upon return, students complete the academic component of the experience which might include keeping a journal of one's experiences, analyzing some aspect of the foreign culture in a research paper, or presenting one's observations or findings to a group of faculty and peers.
During Exploration Term 2013, BSC faculty will travel with students to many destinations, described in the Exploration Term 2013 Travel Bulletin. Our students are encouraged to speak to faculty early to learn more about these opportunities. Previous study travel projects included destinations such as Mozambique, San Francisco, Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand), Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, the Pacific Northwest, New York, Boston, Buenos Aires, Prague, Italy, and others.
Applying for Study-Travel:
Students interested in Exploration Term study-travel for January 2013 are required to complete the Statement of Interest in Exploration Term Travel-Study and several forms they will receive after submitting the latter. Both faculty-led study travel and independent, contracted study-travel require submission of these forms. These forms make clear the student's responsibilities and collect pertinent information to ensure that students are well protected in case of emergency. Students provide all information on a voluntary basis.
These forms are also available from the faculty leader of the study-travel project and from the Office of Exploration Term and Contract Learning. Any student who is interested in a study-travel experience should contact the faculty sponsor directly; those who will travel independently should obtain the form when submitting the contract.