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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. The program draws on the philosophy that students who gain broad experience and understanding of various creative processes will become more sensitive, expressive, and effective members of...

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 next door to each other in London, 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

A sponsored GEO program, Wildlands Studies field project programs offers the rare opportunity to study critical environmental and wildlife concerns on six continents and sixteen different countries. Nomadic by design, the field based courses evolve annually to match the latest ecological research of the region. Academically rigorous, each outdoor study program earns 15 UO credits, features direct contact and instruction with PhD. credentialed faculty who are subject matter experts, contributes directly to your cumulative GPA, and UO financial aid will apply. Students come from all over North...

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...

Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain

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. The program will be based at the GEO Center in Oviedo, Spain. Oviedo is just 23 miles from Spain’s northern “green coast” and is an important stopover point on the Camino de Santiago. The...

Global Impact of Sport in London

Core to understanding the sports business industry is a deep understanding of the global impact of sports across a range of critical topics – issues on community development, sustainability, cultural impact, economic impact, geopolitical factors, social issues, and peace. This program provides experiential opportunities that focus on the management and cross-cultural context of sport and the issues / challenges that surface when sport is examined through an international lens. This two week program will engage you with industry leaders and world class sites that embody sport in London and how...

NonProfits and Social Change in Rosario

The guiding questions of this course are: What is the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs, the international term for nonprofit organizations) in helping to empower people and shape policy abroad? What is the shape and scope of nonprofit and social justice organizations in South America compared to the United States? ​ How do these organizations emerge and evolve over time? What is the relationship between “western” funders, local activists and organizers and NGOs active in South America? The basic goal is to help students have a general understanding of the ongoing issues and...

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