Short Term Programs

The Center for Global Education offers students different program options for faculty-led study abroad programs. Students should research all options and in conjunction with the Program Coordinator and select a primary program to which to apply.




Program fee
: $1990.00

Program dates: December 11-19, 2016

Course: Global Perspectives: Caribbean Culture in Guyana

Credit hours: 3

Deadline: September 30, 2016


This tour, led by Dr. Giddings, explores the unique cultural history of Guyana, South America, a former British colony and now a developing nation.  Guyana is a small country, but from which so much can be learned about the intersections of culture, history, environment, and politics.  Guyana comprises a mosaic of peoples, including Amerindians, and descendants of India, Africa, China, Britain and Portugal.  With only an 800,000 population within an area of 83,000 square miles, Guyana has diverse urban, rural and rain forest territories, and boasts unique and diverse flora, fauna, topographies, and industries.  Guyana is South America’s only Anglophone country, the colonial legacies of which are seen across the country’s unique cultures, traditions, institutions, and foods.

This experiential study abroad course explores select fundamental features of Caribbean cultural History as manifested in Guyana, South America and from an interdisciplinary perspective. Inquiries and methods from History, Africana Studies, Political Science, Fine & Performing Arts, Geography, and Linguistics will aid and guide our exploration and interrogation of Guyanese institutions, cultures, and physical structures through tours, observation-participation, interviews, literature, lectures, archival data, documentaries, online discussion forums will culminate in a case study report paper wherein students will evince the course’s learning outcomes.

The interdisciplinary course intends to broaden and deepen the student’s understanding of various subject areas, and from multiple, interlocking perspectives. Through field experiences and lecture on location in history, culture, politics, science, social science, education, economics, and technology, the course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to participate substantively in global conversations. Prerequisite: 30 college credits


Contact: Dr. Giddings, for more information regarding course & program activities or Danielle Edmonson, for more information regarding the application process and use of financial aid.


Egypt: The Gift of the Nile


Program fee
: $2650.00

Program dates: December 11-20, 2016

Course: CHM 3797 Selected Topics National & International Water Quality Analysis

Credit hours:

Payment Deadline: September 30, 2016


This experimental hands on study abroad course was created to address a world wide rising issue of drinking water safety as well as exploring the unique cultural history and society of Egypt, a past and present cultural center in Africa.

Availability and safety of fresh water for human beings and other living creatures are threatened by the rise and disposal of toxic industrial and nuclear waste across the universe. In developed and underdeveloped countries, this problem is on the rise affecting mostly children and those on the low socio-economic levels.

The history of Egypt has always been long, rich, and colorful for the last seven thousand years due to the flow of the Nile River, with its fertile banks and delta, the country native inhabitants and the outside influence of conquerors, settlers and foreign travelers. Much of Egypt's ancient history is still a mystery to the world.

Students will travel across Egypt visiting and collecting fresh water samples from the same source, the Nile, but from different sites. The group will visit Alexandria, Egypt’s capital under the Ptolemic Greek rule, Cairo, Egypt capital for many centuries, as well as Luxor, Egypt capital under the pharaohs and other red sea world famous resorts.

This trip, led by Dr. Seleem, a native of Egypt, will enable students to interact with locals and students, visit universities, address and analyze the rising problem of the Nile River pollution, the only source of fresh water for the whole country as well as enjoying the unique historical sites, sea resorts and an unparalleled civilization. This course takes place during Spring 2017 and is worth 3 credit hours.

Contact: Dr. Seleem, for more information regarding course & program activities or Danielle Edmonson, for more information regarding the application process and use of financial aid.



India: Tropical Wildlife




Program fee: $2123.00

Program dates: December 10-24, 2016

Course: BIO 4500 Undergraduate Research in Biology

Credit hours: 2

Payment Deadline: September 30, 2016


This tour, led by Dr. Krishna, is intended to study the diverse birds, animals and plants of tropical India. India is also known to be the capital of Spirituality and Religious tolerance of the world. Two of the world’s 12 Biodiversity hotspots are located in India. With diverse habitats, from the mighty Himalayas to the Deserts of Rajasthan, from the holy Ganga & Brahmaputra in the North to the Tropical rainforests of the South, this area supports a wide variety of wildlife. Some of them are the Asiatic Lions, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Wild Ass, Tigers, Leopards the Himalayan bears, wild dogs to the Hyenas. The tropical forests harbor huge Ficus trees like the Banyans, the Sal, Teak and Rose Wood, the bamboo and the cane, while the coral reefs in the southern seas are sanctuaries of marine wildlife.

After arriving in India, you will start the program in Delhi with a heartfelt and truth filled salute to Mahatma Gandhi an apostle of truth and freedom, whose philosophy influenced MLK, at the place where he was turned into a martyr, the ‘Gandhi Smriti.’ After two days of traveling around the Taj Mahal, we will reach the South Indian city of Mysore.  You will spend the next week looking at the Wildlife and learning about the migratory birds of Ranganathittu, the Wildlife of Kabini and the trees near Mysore. In conjunction with the study abroad program, the course is designed to study the tropical wildlife of the area and to feel the cultural immersion.

Contact: Dr. Krishna, for more information regarding course & program activities or Danielle Edmonson, for more information regarding application process and use of financial aid.







Program fee: $2000.00

Program dates: May 11-27, 2017

Course: FLA 4490: Study Abroad-Ghana

Credit hours: 3

Payment deadline: March 1, 2017


The study abroad venue is Ghana, the first country to gain independence from Great Britain on March 6, 1957. The approach is to see Ghana as a microcosm of the African continent in terms of historical development, the diversities and contrasts in human and  natural resources. The objective is to provide first-hand opportunity for students to experience Africa beyond the scope of tourist fantasies and wild imaginations, and thus replace myths with realities. The course FLA 4490: Study Abroad-Ghana (3 credit hours) is being offered in Spring B and will be led by Dr. Tekpetey.

The  actual venue of the study abroad is the University of Ghana, Legon (Alma Mater of leading faculty member) in Accra, the capital of Ghana which is located in the southern part of Ghana on the Atlantic coast. The University of Ghana, Legon is a University Village for the university community and faculty with amenities such as hospitals, post offices, shops, markets etc.

Accommodation arrangements for the study period will be at the University of  Ghana, Institute of African studies, Yiri Lodge. The weekend will be devoted to a field trip to Cape Coast and Elmina as experimental learning. The experimental learning is designed to enhance cultural competency.

Contact Ms. Danielle, or 937-550-3707 for more information regarding the application process and use of financial aid or Dr. Tekpetey, for more information regarding course & program activities.