It’s that time of year again: students are in a frenzy as they figure out what classes to take during the upcoming semester. While piecing together the puzzle that is your schedule, consider enrolling in one of the following four classes and going on the accompanying faculty-led study abroad trip.
“100 Years Romance: French and American Cinema” (ENG 370)
Visit the Eiffel Tower and the famous cinema houses of Paris, and go on a Parisian film tour featuring the legendary Cinematheque Francaise, the world-class art museum the Louvre and a visit to Cannes during its film festival, with the chance to delight in the French Riviera in the south of France. This backdrop will enrich the course’s theme, which focuses on the history of relations between French and American film and culture, emphasizing France’s influence on Hollywood and vice versa.
SJC Brooklyn students can take this course at SJC Long Island.
Tavel dates: May 17 – 27, 2019
“Actors, Mystics, Heretics, Pilgrims: Religious Culture in Late Medieval England” (ENG/RS 280)
Explore Oxford with St. Joseph’s College faculty, and see the renown Salisbury Cathedral, the Abbey of St. Augustine of Canterbury, theatrical London and the mysterious World Heritage site of Stonehenge. Through a variety of primary and secondary source texts and on-site study, this course examines big questions and problems, including lay-led biblical drama, feminist Christian mysticism, anti-feminism, anti-semitism, corruption and the development/role of monasteries. Students have the option of extending their stay (at their own expense) and accompanying one of the professors on an optional “intellectual pilgrimage” with local writer activists on a one-two day walk through England.
SJC Brooklyn students can take this course remotely.
Travel dates: June 24 – July 3, 2019
“Environment and Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica” (SOC 252/HTM 317)
With the Costa Rican Monteverde Research Institute as your guide, students will explore the Arenal Volcano and Cloud Forest Reserve. Participate in a sustainable family farm tour, rainforest day and night hike, and a day on the coast. Students will examine the practices and challenges of striving toward ecological sustainability in one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth.
SJC Brooklyn students can take BIO 280 to go on this faculty-led study abroad trip.
Travel dates: March 15 – 22, 2019
“Mandela’s Legacy: Criminal Justice and Education in South Africa” (CJ 246/CS 570)
During this study abroad trip, students will walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela. Enjoy the seaside city of Cape Town while learning about the history of South Africa’s civil rights movement, apartheid. Participate in a unique opportunity of dialoguing with Nelson Mandela’s friend and prison warden. Experience the culture of South Africa through a cooking class. Appreciate the natural beauty, including penguins, on the tip of Africa through a Cape tour and a safari. Visit the capitol city of Johannesburg while learning about their opportunities of country-wide reconciliation. Students will also engage in service-learning in the local schools.
SJC Brooklyn students can take CJ 244 online to go on this faculty-led study abroad trip.
Travel dates: July 25 – Aug. 8, 2019
Full-time freshmen interested in attending any of these global studies trips can apply for the Freshman Global Experience Grant, which awards up to ten students with a $1,000 grant. The Faculty-led Program Stipend is open to all students, and it awards approximately 30 students with $500 each to put toward their study abroad expenses. Applications for each are due Wednesday, November 14.