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Music, Drumming and Dance in Ghana

The performing arts in most sub-Saharan Africa cultures are not merely forms of entertainment that exist in isolation from the societies that produces them; rather, they are interwoven into the historical, socio-economic, cultural, and the political lives of the people. This program offers students the opportunity to engage in a variety of musical expressions and traditions across several regions of Ghana. Centered on the concept of a total performance experience, the program utilizes dance, music, singing and storytelling to educate students about diverse Ghanaian cultures. While music and...

Music, Arts, and Culture in London

London’s vibrant cultural life and history provide the setting for an immersive three-week musical exploration throughout this world capital. From the serenity of Evensong to the raucousness of a West End musical, students will engage with a wide variety of musical genres spanning from Handel to Hendrix, famed artists who lived in the same London house, two hundred years apart. Students will learn to listen critically and analytically to music originating from a wide variety of historical eras and born from diverse circumstances.

Human Osteology and Archaeology Field Studies in Kyrgyzstan

Field Studies in Human Osteology and Archaeology emphasizes mastery of field techniques for recovering human remains in an archaeological context. Sites may cover a wide age range and include work at prehistoric cemeteries, Bronze or Iron Age features, or medieval villages. You will become acquainted with site discovery procedures (Phase 1), field mapping, and techniques for osteological and archaeological recovery excavations (Phases 2 and 3). You will learn how to conduct pedestrian surveys, establish a site grid, place excavation units, and conduct systematic excavations. You will also...

Wildlands Studies

These programs will be available soon. Ask a GEO advisor for more information. Wildlands Studies field project programs offer students hands-on experience with current environmental and cultural issues. Small project teams led by field study specialists, work together to seek solutions for critical issues facing these environments today. Students not only have the opportunity to gain extensive familiarity with the specific location studied, but to gain broadly applicable skills and knowledge of ecological, geological and social sciences that can be applied in their own or other communities...

IE3:Heidelberg Accelerated Program (HAP)

Come with only two semester of German, leave with two years completed. This program is part of the longstanding Oregon and Baden- Württemberg state-to-state program. It is designed for students who have completed two terms or one semester of first year German. Students earn the equivalent of the third term of first year German and all of second year German in one semester of intensive language study in beautiful Heidelberg. Universität Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. It is ranked as one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions. Despite being a large, bustling...

Communication Studies in Oviedo

Experience beautiful Oviedo, Spain, located in Northern Spain in the Asturias region. Led by Southern Oregon University Professor of Communication, Alena Ruggerio, this program will engage students in a detailed exploration of environmental persuasion as it relates to the local people and culture as well as an examination of how Spain is depicted in public messages and how that compares and contrasts with our own experiences of Spain. The program will include several day trips and excursions to local sites of interest. We will go on a weekend excursion to Covadonga, located in the beautiful...

GlobalWorks Internship: Marketing and Advertising in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most exciting, energetic and fastest growing city. Through our internship program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, history and business. E-commerce in Vietnam is on the rise, as most advertisements are viewed on Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook. Interns will help to increase the brand value of the company, managing a Facebook and Twitter page and increasing traffic to the company web pages. Internship duties may include: • Manage social and other media campaigns • Create programs to increase brand value of companies • Plan...

GlobalWorks Internship: NGO and Non Profit in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most exciting, energetic and fastest growing city. Vietnam has several successful charities centered around saving the children who are victims to hunger. Through our internship program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, history and NGOs and Non Profit organizations. Internship duties may include: • Writing the English language monthly newsletter and weekly blogs including a summary of new initiatives, news on corporate developments and fundraising activities. • Devising and organizing activities and presentations for a...

Fantastic Beasts and Fashion in London

In this semester program you will study how humans use both animals and fashion as representations both historically and contemporarily. London will come to life in your classes as you discover the animals (real and fictional) that call it home as well as the fashionistas who have launched trends around the world. You’ll research how industries and artists have used animals and clothes as symbols through excursions and meetings with leading experts.

Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in France and Germany

The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. Ideally headquartered for intercultural studies in Alsace on the Rhine River in the bilingual city Strasbourg on the France-Germany border, students learn how to cross national, cultural...

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