Global Study Tours

The best of all worlds!

Take Agnes Scott's incredible faculty, add a semester of in-depth study, and a 2- to 4-week travel experience, and what do you get? Global Study Tours, Agnes Scott's faculty-led programs! You will discover another culture in both an academic and first-hand context, building an appreciation for the world’s diversity and a better understanding of your own cultural values. 

Most of these multi-disciplinary international seminars consists of a two-credit-hour, on-campus course followed by an immersive travel experience during the summer. Destinations have included Benin, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Gambia, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.

Programs for Spring Semester 2018

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July 22 - August 11, 2018

Biology 215 takes an ecological approach to the study of marine organisms as exemplified in representatives in temperate, semitropical and tropical marine ecosystems. The course however is comprehensive in that it also covers the principles of physical oceanography, human impact on the marine environment and how we can learn to live with the sea through sustainable means.

 


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May 13-27, 2018

This faculty-led Global Study Tour offers students a two-week long immersion opportunity into contemporary German culture, politics, and society. Whether you are a student learning the German language and culture, or, a student who would like to start exploring things German, you will find a wide range of topics to engage with. 

During the semester leading up to the study tour we will engage with German history and culture through literary texts, movies and documentaries, as well as scholarly works. On the ground our focus during the first week will be on Berlin's multifaceted role as capital city of five different political regimes during the last 100 years. The second week will be dedicated to visiting Dresden, Leipzig, and Weimar.

The wide variety of activities and visits will enable students to explore future study-abroad and career options while also fulfilling one of their ASC Global Specialization requirements.

 


May 13-29, 2018

Students will engage in a cultural, historical, and geographical study of Ireland in preparation for the Global Connections trip to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in May 2018, attaining a basic understand of Ireland’s history and culture as well as knowledge relevant to the travel experience. We will study the history of Ireland through readings and film; explore the island’s landscape, edifices, and monuments; become familiar with the sites and experiences included in the itinerary, and learn a little Gaelic. A visit to an Irish pub and a traditional dinner are important parts of the course.

 


May 13-28, 2018

This course critically examines the history, culture, and language in China from ancient times to the present. It consists of three parts: (1) the major historical events of China, (2) the social, cultural and linguistic varieties in China, and (3) the diverse Chinese ethnic groups. The first part examines the ancient dynasties; the second part focuses on Chinese traditions and people’s way of living in the modern society; the third part explores the relationship between the various ethnic groups. Students will conduct historical, social, cultural and linguistic research; they will visit major national historical and cultural sites in China. Various cultural elements, such as music, art, fashion, architecture, and films, will be utilized to discover, experience and explore a complex China. By employing both explorative and analytical methods, this course aims to cultivate students’ capacity for critical thinking, deepen their understanding of global issues, and assist them in assessing their personal values and philosophies.

 

For more information, please contact:

Julie Champlin, M.A.
Faculty-led Programs Coordinator
jchamplin@agnesscott.edu