Faculty-Led Programs

Study Abroad provides AUM students with opportunities to explore the world with AUM faculty and staff. Each faculty-led, short-term Study Abroad program aligns with an academic course taught at AUM. Students are able to take an educational tour abroad as part of an AUM course to study the language, culture, history, arts and sciences, and economical and political systems of other nations. If you are interested in learning more about the available faculty-led programs, contact Study Abroad and complete the application below.

2018 Programs/Application

2018 Study Abroad Faculty-Led Program Application

 

2017 Programs

England (Bath)

A literary tour in England with Dr. Seth Reno from the Department of English and Philosophy

Students studied the roles of travel and tourism in British literature, with special focus on the celebrity status of English authors.

2017 Study Abroad in England (Bath)

 

England (York)

A Gothic cathedral education trip in England with Dr. Laura Whatley of the Department of Fine Arts

Students observed and explored the major medieval cathedrals in Northern England.

2017 Study Abroad in England (York)

 

Madagascar

A biodiversity hotspot education tour in Madagascar with four professors from the Biology Department — Lecturer Michelle Taliaferro, Dr. Chelsea Ward, Dr. John Aho and Lecturer Nilmini Viswaprakash

Students visited a variety of island habitats to observe and learn about organisms’ endemic, ecological threats to wildlife, conservation measures, and areas of current and needed research as well as to explore issues of environmental sustainability.

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Mexico

A language and cultural exploration journey in Mexico with Dr. Pamela Long of the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures

Students took part in an intensive language study coupled with experiences in indigenous communities.

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Spain

An economic study tour in Spain with Dr. James Francisco from the Department of Economics

Students visited major cities in Spain to study economic issues, including global finance, international trade, the impact of the Great Recession and the resulting sovereign debt crisis on the economy of Spain, the European Union and the world.

 

2016 Programs

Mexico

A language and cultural exploration tour in Mexico with Dr. Pamela Long from the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures 

Students visited Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico, and Mexico City to study the Spanish language and to explore Mexican culture through the indigenous Maya cultures, the Museum of Anthropology and the Aztec pyramids.

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Belize

A child advocacy study tour in Belize with Dr. Denise Davis-Maye from the Department of Sociology

Students took part in a comprehensive learning experience in Belize on child advocacy study through social work, anthropological and historic theoretical frames of global, social, and economic issues of development.

Belize 2016 Trip

 

Japan

An innovation and cultural education trip in Japan with Dr. Donald Amoroso from the Department of Information Systems

Students took part in educational lectures on business, technology, and academic life at Japanese universities.

AUM students in Japan

 

Costa Rica

An ecology and Childhood Education study journey in Costa Rica with Dr. Nicholas Bourke from the Department of Curriculum Instruction and Technology

Students explored the rainforest ecology and developed elementary science curriculum related to tropical ecology.

2016 Costa Rica trip

 

Oxford

A literary journey in England with Dr. Matthew Jordan from Department of English and Philosophy 

Students studied the most important writings of Inklings members, visiting a number of historic sites and taking part in activities related to the Inklings.

AUM students in Oxford

 

Trinidad and Tobago

A sport development study tour in Trinidad and Tobago with Dr. Cornell Foo and Dr. George Schaefer of the Department of Kinesiology 

Students explored sport globalization as a tool for sport development and ethical issues in sports through the third world nation of Trinidad and Tobago, which has strong multicultural and sport traditions.

Trinidad and Topago 2016

 

China

A language and cultural exploration journey in China with Professor L.C. Kelley from the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures

Students visited a variety of historic sites, commercial centers and education institutions in the Chinese cities of Beijing and Wuhan to better understand Chinese culture, history, sociology, religions, economy and language.

AUM students in China

 

London-Paris-Frankfurt

An economic study trip in Europe with Professor Jeff Bates from the Department of Economics

Students visited London, Paris and Frankfurt to study the impact of exchange rates, international trade, foreign direct investment and other economic topics specifically between the U.S. and Western Europe by visiting a variety of financial centers and business locations.

2016 Paris trip

 

2015 Programs 

Japan

An innovation and cultural education trip in Japan with Dr. Donald Amoroso from the Department of Information Systems 

Students took part in educational lectures on Japanese business, technology and academic life at Japanese universities.

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South Asia — Sri Lanka

A cultural study journey in Sri Lanka with Dr. Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell 

Students studied the religions and culture of Sri Lanka through a field experience to historic sites and local communities.

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Puerto Rico and Ecuador

An international archaeological research tour in Puerto Rico and Ecuador with Dr. Terance Winemiller from the Department of Sociology

Students explored the diverse cultures of Ecuador and Puerto Rico.

2015 Puerto Rico and Ecuador

 

San Jose, Costa Rica

A rainforest ecology study trip in Costa Rica with two professors — Lecturer Michelle Taliaferro and Dr. John Aho from the Department of Biology

Students engaged in various field research activities within lowland rainforest habitats through exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the forested wilderness.

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