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Faculty Led Study Tours

A study tour is an academic course involving traditional classroom learning and experiential learning in an international setting. Tours provide students and faculty first-hand opportunities to investigate other cultures, enhancing academic development.

A Seton Hall faculty member will partner up with local guides to lead tours in small groups, allowing for maximum interaction and a meaningful travel experience. Numerous departments offer study tours for a duration of ten days, two weeks, or one month. For a quick glance at faculty led study tours that have been offered in the past, please see below. For a current listing of upcoming study tours, please contact the Office of International Programs.

To apply for the programs below, please contact the faculty member leading the trip. All students will need to complete a study abroad application for the Office of International Programs after being accepted into the program by the professor.

Summer Study Abroad

Nanjing, China
May 16 - June 16, 2017
ASIA 2233 / 6233: June-in-China
6 Undergraduate / Graduate Credits(with option for 9 credits):

3 credits from Seton Hall University and 3 credits from Nanjing University
Option: additional 3 Undergraduate / Graduate credits from Nanjing University for a history course.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Dongdong Chen, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Rome, Italy
May 26 - June 24, 2017
ITAL 2701: Summer Study Abroad Program in Rome
6 Undergraduate Credits: 3 credits from Seton Hall University and 3 credits from Italiaidea

The Seton Hall Summer program in Rome offers students a unique opportunity to experience the life of Rome and to learn about the culture of Italy. The program runs for four weeks. Students will take two three-credit courses, one of which will be taught by the director of the program, Dr. Gabriella Romani. Classes are held in the morning and early afternoon in the very heart of the city near Navona Square, from where students can easily walk to all main historical sites of the city. Courses are tailored for students to take advantage of the location and gain a true full-immersion experience in the language and culture of Italy. Students live with local Italian families.
There will be guided tours of the city and visits to the main sites, such as the Colosseum, the Vatican Church and Museum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Galleria Borghese. In addition, there will be a weekend excursion outside of Rome (Siena or the Amalfi coast). Students have one free weekend when they can travel on their own.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Gabriella Romani, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Rome, Siena, and Florence, Italy
May 23 - June 6, 2017
AENGL 4420 / 7420 / CORE 3379
3 Undergraduate Credits

Join Dr. Jeffrey Gray and Dr. Nathan Oates for a two-week, three-credit study abroad course in May and June 2017 that will combine first hand experiences of international travel with a study of the literary history of travel writing. We will fly to Rome and spend four days exploring the rich history and culture of the city, including a guided tour of ancient Roman ruins, and a visit to the Vatican. From Rome we will travel up to the medieval city of Siena, where we will visit local sites of interest, including the beautiful nearby Tuscan countryside. From Siena we will take a short bus ride to Florence, where we will spend several days taking in the famous art museums and historical sites throughout the city. Along the way we will allow plenty of leisure time to discuss literary travel essays and short stories, while working on our own travel writing, drawn from our immediate experiences. The approximate cost of the program is $3800 (subject to change), which includes all expenses: airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, local travel, tour guides, and course administration. Students are eligible for a 25% reduction in tuition (subject to approval). The course may also be taken for enrichment rather than for credit. This course fulfills the Core III, Engaging the World requirement. Interested students should contact Dr. Nathan Oates with any questions.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Nathan Oates and Dr. Jeffrey Gray, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Tokyo, Japan
July 18 - August 12, 2017
ASIA 3311 / ASIA 9192 SP: SHU - Japan Exchange II
3 Undergraduate Credits / 3 Graduate Credits from Seton Hall University and 6 Undergraduate Credits / 6 Graduate Credits from Sophia University

Seton Hall University and Sophia University in Tokyo have exchanged students for the past 30 years as part of our SHU agreement to broaden and deepen the understanding between the two countries. The summer session has been offered by Sophia University with an excellent academic program to lead to a greater understanding between Japanese and the people of other nations. The exchange program that Sophia University offers this summer introduces students to a broad range of issues in Japan and Asia. Students are given the chance to meet Japanese people and learn firsthand about their language, society, economy, business, culture, religion, and history, and literatures. The program includes numerous field trips.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Shigeru Osuka, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
May 30 - June 8, 2017
ARTH 3143 / ARCH 3143 / MOLG 3143 / CORE 3323: The Viking Era
3 Undergraduate Credits

This course is a study in the archaeology, art, history, and literature of the northern peoples known as the Vikings. The period from the earliest recorded raids in the 790's, notably the sack of the Linidsfarne monastery in 793, until the conversion of the Iceland to Christianity in the 11th century, is commonly known as the Viking age of Scandinavian history. These peoples had a profound impact on European society. Students will visit sites in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, including the famous Viking ship museum in Oslo; the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen; the Viking Museu in Arhus, the carved rune stones at Jelling; and the Norwegian Cultural Museum.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Martha Easton, Art History, College of Communication and the Arts
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Alicante, Spain
June 18 - July 20, 2017
SPAN 2701: Study Abroad in Alicante I / SPAN 3701: Study Abroad in Alicante III
3 Undergraduate Credits from Seton Hall University and 3 Undergraduate Credits from University of Alicante

There is not language prerequisite to participate in this program. Any level will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Business, or be applied toward Diplomacy's language requirements. Credits can also be applied toward a minor or major in Spanish. This is a 6 credit Spanish language and culture immersion program for Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced students. All students, in each of the three levels, will take two 3-credit courses, one taught by Dr.Dr. Daniel Zalacaín, Professor of Spanish at Seton Hall University, and the other one by a distinguished professor from the University of Alicante.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Daniel Zalacaín, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Rabat, Morocco and Granada, Spain
June 18 - July, 20, 2017
HIST3554 / REL3434 / DIPL4180
6 Undergraduate Credits
3 credits from Seton Hall University and 3 credits from University Mohammad V, Rabat

The Seton Hall summer program in Rabat, Morocco offers students a unique opportunity to explore the culture and history of North Africa, the Middle East and Granada, South Spain and their historic and cultural intersections. The students will take two 3-credit courses taught in English and will be placed with Moroccan families in order to help with their interest in language and culture. Classes are held at the IES facilities at the heart of Rabat city within easy walking distance of the Medina, and just steps away from the Mausoleum and Hassan II Tower. The two courses include several guided field trips to important historical sites, the desert, imperial cities of Morocco, and a special guided trip to Granada in South of Spain.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Youssef Yacoubi, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


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Spring Study Abroad

Basque Country, Spain
March 3 - 11, 2017
DIPL 2118 / 6258 SP Memory and Conflict - Dealing with the Past Constructively
3 Graduate Credits

Through a study abroad trip in the Basque Country, this course examines how different actors and institutions address processes of dealing with the contentious past and how the politics of collective remembering impacts the dynamics of relationships among people on the ground. We will also examine various social practices and initiatives of counteracting the negative effects of divisive past through education, justice, policymaking, art and commemoration. We will visit different cities in the Basque Country, Spain such as Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Vitoria and Guernica. This program will be an opportunity to apply various international relations theories and concepts, network with representatives of local and international organizations, engage with people on the ground and immerse in the rich culture of the region.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
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Santiago, Chile
January 2 - 7, 2017
BINT 4914/6914 /Core III - Doing Business in Latin America
3 Undergraduate Credits / 3 Graduate Credits

A course designed to combine a cultural, historical and contemporary economic perspective of Chile. Students will be exposed to Chilean business and the economy as well as questions related to human rights, catholic social teaching, and environmental rights. The course will be a combination of readings, lectures, site visits and interaction with business and industry as well as NGO's and government officials.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Laurence McCarthy, Stillman School of Business
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Havana, Cuba
March 4-11, 2017
DIPL 2119 / DIPL 6809: Cuba Seminar
3 Undergraduate Credits / 3 Graduate Credits

This course focuses on the domestic and international politics of Cuba, a country with a unique history that is undergoing important changes in the current century. For a country of its size, Cuba has played an unusually significant role in international and especially inter-American affairs. The course examines Cuba's past and present, with emphases on: its relations with the United States and especially the recent détente, ongoing changes in its economic and political models, and the international implications of its distinctive health and environmental policies.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Department of Diplomacy and International Relations
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Dublin, Ireland
March 3-12, 2016
ENGL 4421/7011/ CORE 3383 - Irish Literature Past and Present
3 Undergraduate Credits

"Irish Literature Past and Present" provides an overview of Irish fiction writers, dramatists, and poets from the 18th century to the present, taking students through the struggle for Catholic emancipation to the founding of the Irish Free State, to the present. Through visits to Irish historical and literary sites from Dublin to the southwest coast and Galway, the cultural and artistic capital of the west of Ireland, students will make connections between Ireland's past and present, and achieve an understanding of the central themes of the Irish literary tradition.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Martha Carpentier, English Department
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Mumbai, Colombo, New Delhi-Agra
March 1 - 10, 2017
BGMT 4924/7524/ BINT 4924/BINT 7524 / CORE III- Doing Business in India
3 Undergraduate Credits / 3 Graduate Credits

An introduction to India region as a business destination which includes 3 classes at SHU and 10 days of travel to India during the Spring break. The course can be taken to fulfill Global Business requirement of the Business School and for University Core 3 requirement.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Ad Amar, Stillman School of Business
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Rome and Sicily
March 2 - 11, 2017
CAST 3998/CORE 3762/ RELS 3998/ HONORS Seminar - Italy in the Footsteps of the Saints
3 Undergraduate Credits

Come and explore the Ancient and Awesome Sicily and Rome - This course will examine Italy's spiritual contributions primarily through key figures women and men and the influence they have had upon the spiritual, artistic and cultural growth of world Christianity. The topic is imminently connected with the mission of the Catholic Studies Department program. It enhances and extends the classroom curriculum by providing unique on-site, hands-on experience to our students.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Ines A. Murzaku, Department of Catholic Studies
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