Faculty-Led Study AbroadThere are several faculty-led, short-term programs abroad, including Global Awareness, ASC in Germany and ASC in Spain. In all of these programs, there is a semester-long, on-campus course followed by the international experience. Students discover another culture in both an academic and first-hand context, building an appreciation for the world’s diversity and a better understanding of our own cultural values. In order to be accepted to one of these programs, students must meet all basic requirements: be full-time, degree-seeking students in good standing at Agnes Scott and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the end of the semester before submitting the application.
The Global Awareness (GA) Program
Participants of the Global Awareness program study the history, culture, arts, geography, economics and politics of the target country in GA 203 during the semester preceding the international experience. Past Global Awareness destinations have included Benin, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Gambia, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Poland and Switzerland. All students choose a research project and develop survival language skills when possible. The semester-long course is followed by a two- to three-week study seminar in the country, in which students conduct research on their selected topics, keep journals and stay with host families when possible. Upon return, students reflect on the international experience, complete research projects and often share their experience with the campus and local community.
Global Awareness is open to all enrolled students who meet the basic participation requirements. Students must satisfactorily complete the assignments given in the on-campus course that serves as the basis for the international experience, and attendance at pre-departure sessions is mandatory. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at 102B Buttrick Hall or 404.471.5380.
ASC in Germany
This seminar enables students to study many aspects of German life on campus and then experience German culture, politics and society firsthand. Lectures and guided tours on history, architecture, and arts in Berlin are complemented by visits to neighboring German cities, such as Dresden, Leipzig and Potsdam. For more information, contact Gundolf Graml, assistant professor and director of the German Studies program, or the Office of International Education.
ASC in Spain
This five-week program offered at least every other summer focuses on language learning and culture. Participating students live with host families in Oviedo, Spain and receive six academic credits in Spanish. For more information, contact Michael Schlig, associate professor of Spanish, or the Office of International Education.
Intermediate course work will satisfy Agnes Scott's foreign language requirement. Credits from more advanced coursework may be applied towards completion of minor in Spanish.