Emory & Henry Abroad Courses

Join E&H faculty members and your classmates to explore the world in short-term study abroad.

Application Deadlines: Nov. 1 for spring courses; April 15 for fall courses. Click on your chosen course below to access the application.

Travel Grants ranging from $500 to $2000 are available for qualified applicants based on financial need. When you apply for the course, you are automatically considered for the grant.

See here for tentative schedule of course offerings.

  • Costa Rica - SOCI 260 + CORE 240 Studies in Culture - NEXT OFFERING - FALL 2024 - APPLICATION CLOSED

    Costa Rica is a model for environmental sustainability, not only for Central America but for the world. According to the United Nations Environment Program, more than 98% of the energy generated in the country is from renewables, 53% of the country is now forested in efforts to reverse decades of deforestation, and more than a quarter of the land has been converted to national parks and reserves (United Nations Environment Program 2019). The country also has an interesting history in that it was spared some of the worst effects of colonization and ended up developing small- and medium-sized businesses which are the backbone of the agricultural industry (coffee, bananas). The country is also renowned for its commitment to peace—abolishing the military in 1949—and to the democratic process, with consistently high turnouts in national elections. Socially the country is committed to education and has made some strides in gender equality. This educational experience is designed to introduce students to Costa Rica’s cultural and historical background, to explore the effects of ecotourism as an economic development strategy on urban and rural communities, and to investigate how gender and sexuality operate in a country positioned between the Global North and South. This study abroad experience will also allow students to explore the meaning of global citizenship and reflect on their own personal growth as a result of this experience.

    In this short-term study abroad experience, we will visit the capital city of San Jose, coffee and chocolate production sites, the Copay Learning Center for a service learning project, and enjoy the amazing natural attractions such as the rainforest, wildlife, and waterfalls!

    Next Offering: Fall 2024

    Study Abroad Dates:  Winter Term 2024

    Estimated cost: Estimated $3500

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Some Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance.

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money, Some meals, Immunizations

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.

    Professor: Dr. Shelley Koch & Dr. Ed Davis

    Enroll in these courses:

    SOCI 260: Studies in Culture (3 credit hours)

    CORE 240: Study Abroad Costa Rica (1 credit hour)

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

    Application here.

     

  • Cuba - CORE 240: Cuban Culture and Identity Experience - NEXT OFFERING - FALL 2024 - APPLICATION CLOSED

    This course explores the music, society, food, politics, and landscape of Cuba. We will meet for one hour every other week during the fall semester and spend 10 nights on the Carribean island. Students will study the history, geography, arts culture, and people of Cuba, all while learning to produce a media program and experiencing musical immersion. Participants will additionally engage in Cuba’s traditions, including the unique experience of burning rag dolls on New Year’s Eve!

    We will spend time in La Habana and several other locations, which will include excursions like a driving tour of Havana in beautifully restored 1950s American automobiles. We will also tour an eco-community of artists, take salsa lessons, see live concerts, and visit sites such as a coffee farm, a rum factory, a cigar plantation, and the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Knowledge of Spanish, music, or media production are not necessary in order to take this class.Cuba

    Next Offering: Fall/Winter 2024. Cost: $3000

    Professors: Dr. Mark Finney mfinney@emoryhenry.edu & Dr. Jessica Spafford jspafford@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, All but 3 meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Three Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 240: Cuban Culture and Identity Experience (1 credit hour)

     Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

    Apply here.

  • Ecuador - CORE 240: Ecotourism & Outdoor Recreation - NEXT OFFERING - FALL 2024 - APPLICATION CLOSED

    This course will explore the complexity of ecotourism and the role eco tourists play on local culture and economy. The course will culminate in a nine-day whitewater and outdoor recreation trip to Ecuador. In addition to waterfall hikes, bird watching, and hot springs, students will be able to kayak, raft, or ducky (inflatable kayak) on the beautiful rivers of Ecuador.

    This program will immerse students in some of the most fascinating culture found in the Americas. Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking country with a rich history dating back to the post-Inca nation. The trip will highlight the history and culture of Ecuador, and students will spend time in the local communities visiting cacao plantations, coffee farms, and engaging community events.

    *Spanish is spoken in Ecuador and very little English, so all trip participants will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish.

    The program will explore three areas: The Quijos Valley, the Tena region, and Baños, and these areas offer a real cross-section of the Ecuadorian landscape, taking students into high elevation cloud forests full of tropical flowers and birds to the thick, humid rainforests of the lower elevations that are alive with monkeys and exotic plants.

    This adventurous program will be a great opportunity to experience firsthand how ecotourism and outdoor recreation can come together to allow people from across the world to experience rural and remote areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.

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    Next Offering: Fall 2024 - Travel during winter term

    Estimated cost: $3000

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, and all outdoor equipment

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Prerequisites: None

    Professor Jim Harrison, Director of the Center for Outdoor Studies harrisj@emoryhenry.edu

    Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

    Application: Here

  • England - CORE 240: Theatre and Culture in London - Renaissance to Modernity - NEXT OFFERING - FALL 2024 - APPLICATION CLOSED

    This course explores two unique and related cultural and historical moments in England—the 16th and 20th centuries—through a close investigation of theatre produced during both periods. We will examine how theatrical works from both periods explore the cultural, political, and artistic preoccupations of their day and how current theatrical trends continue to experience and explore these works.

    This program will complement what students have learned in their on-campus coursework through an intensive and immersive nine-day study abroad program in London including excursions to York and Stratford-upon-Avon. It aims to provide a hands-on connection to England’s varied theatrical traditions and link them to its literary, architectural, historical, and artistic legacy.

    In addition to expanding their knowledge of English theatre, students will further develop their understanding of English art, culture, and history by exploring the political, artistic, and iconographic media present in London’s National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, British Museum, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and numerous other sites in London and surrounding areas.

    Next Offering: Fall 2024

    Study Abroad Dates: December 2024 - January 2025

    Cost: $3800 

    Professors: Dr. Kelly Bremner kbremner@emoryhenry.edu & Prof. Patrice Foster

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport and Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

    Application HERE

     

  • Argentina, Chile & Uruguay - CORE 240: Spanish Language & Culture - NEXT OFFERING: Spring 2025

    In this course we will visit Argentina, a country known for its great artistic movements and progressive human rights legislation. During the trip we will be based in Córdoba, the second most populous city and one of the most important economic and industrial centers of this southern cone country. In Córdoba we will tour various communities known for their passion for soccer and gastronomy, famous for their labor movements, immigrant settlements, and popular culture. We will meet with activists and community groups who contribute in different ways in their communities. We will visit a typical hacienda (ranch) and we will observe why this land is recognized in the world for its great agricultural production, its livestock, and its famous horses. We will experience a traditional Argentine asado and will also learn to expertly cook traditional empanadas and taste the country’s famous alfajores. During our two-week study and exploration of Argentina, we will also visit the iconic city of Buenos Aires, one of Latin America’s great metropolises. We will discover the city through walking tours of locations with cultural and touristic significance, such as the Plaza de Mayo where protestors gather to be heard in front of the Presidential Palace and Café Tortoni, a famous meeting place for artists and intellectuals that has been operating since 1858. Argentinians are well known for their love of books and Buenos Aires is famous for its book shops. We will browse the Ateneo bookstore, which is considered one of the grandest and most beautiful in the world. Our time in Buenos Aires will also include visiting the vibrant Recoleta neighborhood, the city’s great Obelisk, Puerto Madero and the colorful Barrio de la Boca, which is considered by many to be the birthplace of tango.

    More information to come soon!

    Knowledge of Spanish is not required to take this class.

    Next Offering: Spring 2025.

    Cost: $3500 (Estimated).

    Estimated travel dates: May (after graduation)

    Professors: Dr. Oleski Navarro onavarro@emoryhenry.edu & Prof. Mary Boltwood mboltwood@emoryhenry.edu 

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, All Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money ($200)

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    ETLA 240: Spanish Language & Culture in Argentina (2 credit hours)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2024

    Application COMING SOON

     

  • Costa Rica - CORE 240: Teach ESL at the Copey Learning Center - NEXT OFFERING: Summer 2025

    Copey is a small town (~500) located in the mountains of Costa Rica, approximately 65 miles southeast San José. Copey Learning Center is a non-profit educational center dedicated to promoting social development through the learning of English as a Second Language.  This organization offers programs to community members of all ages in the areas of environmental education and cultural development in order to foster social sustainability.

    Emory & Henry College’s partnership with the Copey Learning Center provides students the opportunity to spend a summer teaching English as a second language to a variety of ages.  E&H Students prepare for their teaching experience by working with the Director of the Copey Learning Center during the spring semester. They design lesson plans and activities to engage the Costa Rican students in learning English.  Living with host families, E&H students are immersed in Costa Rican culture and develop skills that will enhance their personal and professional development. Students also have the opportunity to visit cultural and historical sites on weekends.

    Next Offering: Summer 2025 - 4 weeks (tentatively)

    Estimated cost: Spending money - this program is fully funded

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Meals, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money, Immunizations

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship Study Abroad 

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 240: Teach ESL in Costa Rica (1 credit hour)

    Contact: Dr. Celeste Gaia

    cgaia@emoryhenry.edu

    Deadline November 1, 2022

    Apply here.

  • Greece - CORE 240: Emory Odyssey in Greece - NEXT OFFERING: Spring 2025

    Study the history, politics, and literature of ancient Greece on campus in the spring semester and then spend spring break in Athens, Mycenae, Corinth, Epidaurus, and Delphi exploring the ancient remains. Athens is one of the oldest and greatest cities of Western Civilization, with a recorded history that extends back 3,400 years. During the Classical period Athens was a centre for the arts, learning, and philosophy. It was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. 

    Next Offering: Spring 2023.

    Cost: $3500. 

    Professor: Dr. Jack Wells jwells@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Breakfasts/Dinner, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Lunches, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: 

    Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course: 

    CORE 240: Study Abroad Greece (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:  November 1, 2022

    Apply here.

  • Belize - ENVS 350 + CORE 240: Environment & Sustainability- NEXT OFFERING: Fall 2025

    Belize is a stable, English speaking democracy on the Caribbean coast of Central America. It has extensive areas of tropical forest, many Mayan cultural and archeological sites, and the second longest barrier reef system in the world.

    This course focuses on environmental challenges and the sustainable utilization of natural resources in a developing country. Offered in the spring semester, students study the geology, climate, landscape, and rich biodiversity of Belize both on campus and abroad. The program includes visits to wildlife reserves, where students identify monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles and manatees on hikes led by local Mayan guides. Students also collect and analyze river water samples to examine the impact of a conventional banana farm and participate in a service learning project. We spend three days snorkeling on one of the world’s great barrier reefs, to study the impact of fisheries, tourism, and climate change. The trip concludes at a Mayan site, where students climb the ancient temple at Xunantunich.

    Next Offering: Fall 2023. Cost: $3800.

    Professors: Dr. Laura Hainsworth lhainsworth@emoryhenry.edu or Dr. Ed Davis edavis@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    ENVS 350: Environment & Sustainability in Belize   AND add CORE 240 Study Abroad Belize (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   June 1, 2023

    Application Here.

     

  • Italy - ART 322 + CORE 240: Italian Art - NEXT OFFERING: Fall 2025

    From ancient times through the 20th Century, the cultures of the Italian Peninsula expressed themselves through the visual arts. Trace the development of the civilization from the Roman Forum through the Baroque by visiting Rome, Pompeii, Florence, and Siena. Learn how the Italians work to live rather than live to work. Learn what it is like to be immersed in a culture that is international yet distinctive. Students study the art of Italy — 60% of the world’s masterpieces in architecture, painting, and sculpture are preserved in the small peninsula surrounded by the Mediterranean sea. Initially influenced by the Greeks and Etruscans, the Italians ultimately evolved artistic systems that served their Republic and later, Christian agendas. Italian art made a difference in the lives of most Italian citizens. This art has influenced Western thinking ever since its inception.

    Next Offering: Fall 2021/Travel Winter Term 2021. Cost: $3500 (estimated). 

    Professors: Dr. Charles Goolsby cgoolsby@emoryhenry.edu & Dr. Jack Wells jack.wells@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Breakfasts/Dinner, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Lunches, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course: 

    ART 322: Italian Art (3 credits) AND CORE 240: Study Abroad Italy (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

    Apply Now!

     

  • Czech Republic & Poland — PSYC 340 + CORE 240: Cross Cultural Psychology - Social Psychology of the Holocaust - NEXT OFFERING: Spring 2026

    Students in this course examine social psychological and other factors related to genocide with a specific focus on the Holocaust. The course meets on campus in the spring semester and then travels to the Czech Republic and Poland in May. Upon arriving in Central Europe, students first spend time in Prague, Czech Republic, visiting cultural and historical sites including Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, Charles University, and the Terezin concentration camp. After taking a train to Kraków, Poland, students tour the Old Town, the Wieliczka Saltmines, and the nearby concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Another train leads to Warsaw, Poland, where students learn more about the effects of WWII and the Holocaust by touring Warsaw and nearby Treblinka, a Nazi death camp.

    Next Offering: Spring 2024. Estimated Cost: $3800.

    Professor: Dr. Celeste Gaia cgaia@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: 

    Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    PSYC 340: Cross-Cultural Psychology + CORE 240: Study Abroad Czech/Poland (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:   November 1, 2023

    Apply here.

  • England and France - CORE 240: Business & Culture in London & Paris - Optional course MGMT 320: International Business - NEXT OFFERING: Spring 2026

    Are you interested in exploring London and Paris? Would you like to visit European businesses and learn about local business practices? If you want to learn about the culture and history as well as business and financial opportunities of these two major European cities, then join us for this exciting adventure! In this course, you will spend a semester on campus learning about the role of culture in business practices and preparing to visit local companies in England and France. At the end of the semester, you travel to London to visit to popular historical sites such as Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the House of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace, as well as taking the Eurostar Train to Paris where you will visit important sites including the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and a day trip to Versailles.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2023. Cost: $4500

    Estimated travel dates: May (after graduation)

    Professors: Dr. Denise Stanley adstanley@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Most Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 240: Business & Culture in London & Paris - Optional course MGMT 320: International Business

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Contact: adstanley@emoryhenry.edu

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

     

  • Ghana - CORE 240: Gateway to Africa - NEXT OFFERING: Spring 2026

    Ghana is an ideal place for American students to visit if they want to experience Africa. In 1957 it became the first African country to gain its independence from English colonial rule, and in the last 65 years it has established itself as one of Africa’s most stable, safest, and welcoming English-speaking countries.

    This class will survey Ghana’s development from the 1960s through the present, from its early association with Pan-Africanism and the last home of W.E.B. Du Bois to its central place in the 21st century as the first stop in African American heritage tourism. Over the course of the semester, this class will study Ghanaian social history and will explore the country’s complex balance between Western and African traditions, social norms, and political values.

    Our understanding of Ghana will be enriched by a tour of the country’s outstanding sites, from the Kakum National Rain Forest with its spectacular Canopy Walk to Makola Market, one of Africa’s largest open-air trading markets. The trip will include visits to the National Museum of Culture and the W.E.B.Du Bois Centre, and Cape Coast, home to one of Africa’s oldest trading posts and one of its most infamous slave castles as well. A highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Ashanti Region of Central Ghana, home to the renowned Kingdom of Gold and still the epicenter of Ghanaian culture.

    Next Offering: Spring 2024. Cost: $3500.

    Professors: Dr. Scott Boltwood sboltwood@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Most Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    E CORE 240 Study Abroad Ghana (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

    Application Here.

     

  • Panama - BIOL 340 + CORE 240: Tropical Biology - NEXT OFFERING: Spring 2026

    This course focuses on the biological and cultural diversity of the Mesoamerican neotropical realm. The course culminates with a two week field experience in Panama in May. Students will be exposed to both the cultural components of Mesoamerica and the unique aspects of neotropical lowland, dry, and cloud forest ecosystems. The Bocas del Toro archipelago of islands (located on the eastern side of northwestern Panama) presents a unique opportunity for students to experience the “Galapagos of Central America.” Students will be afforded the chance to learn from subject matter experts about native plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds and their significance in these fragile, endangered ecosystems. They will also observe how conservation, management, and ecotourism are balanced with maintaining culture and diversity in this area of the world.

    Next Offering: Spring 2024. Estimated Cost: $3500. 

    Professors: Dr. George Argyros gargyros@emoryhenry.edu 

    I ncluded: Airfare, Accommodations, All Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:  Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course: BIOL 201 AND CORE 240: Study Abroad Panama (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 201 Organismal Biology; Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline:  November 1, 2023

    Click here for application.

  • Germany, Netherlands & France — CORE 300 + CORE 240: Education & Sport in a Global Society - NEXT OFFERING: TBA

    This course meets in the spring semester and examines educational systems and sport throughout the world. The study abroad experience emphasizes different educational systems in Germany, the Netherlands & France, as well as sports that may be more popular outside the United States, such as soccer, rugby, and cycling. Students also study sport organizations and structure. The class learns more about the global education and sport as they travel to Germany, the Netherlands & France to visit local schools, attend lectures and sporting events, meet with professionals in education and sport management, and visit famous sporting venues.

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    Next Offering: Spring 2023. Cost: $3300

    Professor: Dr. Rebecca Buchanan rbuchanan@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Breakfasts, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money, Approximately $520 ($40/day for lunches & dinners)

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements:

    Global Citizenship Study Abroad

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 300 : Education & Sport in a Global Society + CORE 240: Study Abroad Germany/Netherlands/France/Switzerland (1 credit hour)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

    Apply here.

  • China - CORE 240: Chinese Language, Culture, & Politics - NEXT OFFERING: TBA

    Is it your dream to climb onto The Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, and have a close look at the Terracotta Soldiers? This course will take you to these (and more) historical and cultural sites in China. First, students enroll in a course on campus to learn more about Chinese language, culture, and politics. Then, at the end of the semester, students embark on a two-week trip to explore the cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai to apply their learning and see the sites in person.

    Knowledge of Chinese is NOT required for the registration of the course.

    Next Offering: TBA. Cost: $3500 (estimated).

    Contact: Dr. Xiangyun Zhang xzhang@emoryhenry.edu & Dr. Sarah Fisher sfisher@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Two Meal a Day, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course: CORE 240: Chinese Language, Culture, & Politics (2 credit hours)

    Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: TBA

     

  • Sweden & Netherlands - CORE 240: Sociology of Culture - NEXT OFFERING: TBA

    After studying the Sociology of Culture, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a hands-on study abroad experience in Europe. In this 10-day study abroad experience, students examine the three pillars of sustainability: social equality, environment, and economic practices in Sweden and the Netherlands.  These countries are committed to gender and economic equality while also placing emphasis on the environment in business practices.  By focusing on these societies, students will be able to compare and contrast these cultures and the ramifications of the differences to their own.

    Next Offering: TBA

    Estimated cost: $4100

    Professor: Dr. Shelley Koch skoch@emoryhenry.edu

    Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Some Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

    Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

    Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

    Enroll in this course:

    CORE 240: Study Abroad in Sweden & Netherlands (1 credit hour)
    Also recommended (but not required): SOCI 260: Sociology of Culture (3 credit hours)

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

    Application Deadline: TBA