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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. Please see below for a list of upcoming study tours.

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

May 22 - June 21, 2018
ASIA 2233 / 6233: June-in-China
9 Undergraduate Credits: 3 from Seton Hall University and 6 from Nanjing University or
9 Graduate Credits: 3 from Seton Hall University and 6 from Nanjing University

The goal of this program is to immerse students to the Chinese language and its culture. Throughout the travel course, students will develop a linguistic proficiency, and gain a better understanding of different cultural aspects, in particular, the historical and current developments of China, thereby opening up their intellectual horizon.

For More Information, Contact:
Dongdong Chen Ph.D., Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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June 30 – July 7, 2018
Philanthropy and Christianity
3 Undergraduate Credits: POLS 3696 SP / CORE 3641 SP

This course will examine the influence of Christianity on the practice of philanthropy from early Christianity through the twenty-first century.

For More Information, Contact:
Dr. Roseanne Mirabella, Political Science and Public Affairs
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July 1 - 31, 2018
6 Undergraduate Credits: FREN2702: Study Abroad in Paris + Course at Sorbonne or
6 Graduate Credits: FREN4701: The Parisian Lens + Course at Sorbonne

The Seton Hall Summer French Immersion in Paris is a total immersion program, which includes three credits of French language and culture at the Sorbonne, France's oldest and most prestigious university. The program provides a unique opportunity for a short-term intensive study of French language, culture and civilization, while offering students the opportunity to visit some of France's most famous cultural centers and historic monuments, including the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay (impressionist paintings), Notre Dame Cathedral and more!

For More Information, Contact:
Matthew Escobar, Ph.D. Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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June 18 - 29, 2018
Education Field Experience: Tokyo, Japan
Experiential learning course

EDST undergraduate and graduate students travel to Tokyo, Japan for a series of school visits. The purpose of the visits is to experience firsthand the Japanese educational system and to broaden their understanding of educational practices in a global sense. In addition to the school visits, students will participate in cultural and historical excursions around the Tokyo area.

For More Information, Contact:
Bryan Meadows, Ph.D. Educational Studies
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June 30 - July 28, 2018
ASIA 2211 SP/ASIA 9192 SP: SHU-Japan Exchange I
6-9 Undergraduate Credits: 3 from Seton Hall University and 3-6 from Sophia University or
6-9 Graduate Credits: 3 from Seton Hall University and 3-6 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 exchange program with Sophia University introduces students to a broad range of issues in Japan and Asia, leading to a greater understanding between Japanese society and people of other nations. Students are given the chance to meet Japanese people and learn firsthand about their language, society, economy, business, culture, religion, history, and literatures. The program includes numerous field trips at weekends and visits major historical sites in Japan.

For More Information, Contact:
Shigeru Osuka, Ph.D., Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Rabat, Morocco and Granada, Spain
June 17 – July, 20, 2018
MOLG3321: The Arab World Close Up: History, Religion, Politics and Culture
CU/AF 221: North African Cultural Identities, Arabic Language (all levels)
6 Undergraduate Credits:
3 from Seton Hall University and 3 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, Southern Spain and their historic and cultural intersections.

The program runs for 4 weeks. Classes are held at the IES facilities at the heart of Rabat city near the Medina. The study includes guided field trips to important historical sites, the desert, imperial cities of Morocco and Granada in. Students will also visit NGOs, the Moroccan parliament, Rabat Archaeological Museum, Royal Academy for Amazhighi (Berber) Studies and the Royal Library in Rabat. Students must take at least one of the two culture courses if they decide to take a language course for three credit.

All excursions in Morocco and Spain include roundtrip transportation and hotel. Hotel includes Wi-Fi, daily breakfast and lunches as well as entrance fees to the Alhambra, Generalife, Muslim and Mudéjar monuments in the Albayzín.

For more information, please contact:
Youssef Yacoubi, Ph.D. Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Managua and Granada
May 24 – 31, 2018
3 Undergraduate Credits: COMM 3130 – Communication and Religion in Nicaragua / CORE III

Engage the world by studying Communication and Religion in Nicaragua! Nicaragua is home to many beautiful Cathedrals from the colonial period, and in the modern period the Liberation Theology movement took an additional step and placed the intersection between religion and politics at the heart of Nicaraguan identity. This course uses Fr. Ernesto Cardenale’s dialogues to study how communicative choices embody cultural and ethical patterns. We will travel to Managua and Leon for a wide range of activities including a service project, working with an inter-cultural study buddy from the American University of Managua, Cathedral tours, and a visit to the Solentiname archipelago.

For More Information, Contact:
Jonathon Radwan, Ph.D., Professor, Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations
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June 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018
6 Undergraduate Credits: SPAN 2701/3701 + Course at University of Alicante

The 17th Summer Abroad Program in Alicante provides a unique opportunity for a short-term intensive study of Spanish language and culture. 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 Daniel Zalacaín, Ph.D. Professor of Spanish at Seton Hall University, and the other one by a distinguished professor from the University of Alicante. University of Alicante is located on the outskirts of this beautiful Mediterranean Spanish city. The program will run for four weeks. Students will take two three-credit courses, one of which will be taught by the director of the program, Daniel Zalacaín, Ph.D. and the other by a faculty member from the University of Alicante. Students will live with Spanish speaking families in groups of two per family. Nine days during week-ends will be dedicated to comprehensive guided excursions to the cities of Madrid, Toledo, Granada, and Barcelona. The objective of the program is to offer a true full-immersion experience in the language and culture of Spain.

For More Information, Contact:
Daniel Zalacaín, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka
July 20 - 28, 2018
DIPL6258SP Memory and Conflict: Dealing with the Past Constructively
3 Undergraduate / Graduate Credits
Borislava Manojlovic, School of Diplomacy,

Through a study abroad trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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 BIH such as Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka. 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.
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