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Study Abroad progams that include courses in Third Year Writing:

Belmont in Africa: An Extraordinary Adventure

May 10, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture and social issues of Gaberone, Botswana and Cape Town, South Africa while participating in this service-learning study abroad program that engages NGO's seeking to address prevailing problems associated with AIDS in South Africa and Botswana.
FOCUS: Religion Jr. Cornerstone, English Writing, 3rd Year Writing, Service Learning
CONTACT: Dr. Charmion Gustke or Dr. Manuel Cruz

Belmont in the Biblical World: Israel, Turkey, Greece

May 10/11/12, 2015 - May 28/29/30, 2015
Participate in a pilgrimage to holy sites while thinking through the varied roles religions have played in the social, economic, political, and religious climate of the region.
FOCUS: Religion (Path A or B) Jr. Cornerstone, Sociology, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Mark McEntire or Dr. Erin Pryor

Belmont in Brazil: The Rhythm of Brazil: Music, Business, & the Olympics

May 13, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Learn about emerging businesses and industries, music and culture of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Includes a focus on the production and promotion of music events, as well as understanding the role of media and advertising with Brazilian consumers.
FOCUS: International Business, Economics, Music Business, Junior Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Marieta Velikova or Dan Keen or Clyde Rolston

Belmont in China: China and Its Splendor

June 11, 2014 - July 2, 2014
This trip combines classes and cultural and historical attractions in Beijing, Zhengzhou, Xi'an and the Silk Road.
FOCUS: Asian Studies, Asian Humanities, Third Year Writing, Humanties, Humanities Junior Cornerstone, Chinese Language, Psychology, Religion Junior Cornerstone, Learning Community, Global Studies, Experiential Learning
CONTACT:  Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn or   Dr. Qingjun (Joan) Li or  Dr. Pete Giordano

Belmont in France: French Summer Study Abroad in Angers

June 30, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Enjoy a month-long French language immersion program in the picturesque Loire Valley. Studies take place at the Centre International d'Etudes Francaises (CIDEF) on the campus of the Universite Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, with the final four days of the program spent in Paris.
FOCUS: French Language (all levels), Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Cheryl Brown or Dr. John Paine

Belmont in Haiti & the Dominican Republic: One Island, Two Cultures

May 13, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Compare the two cultures of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and explore issues of poverty and justice. Combine classroom experiences with volunteer work at the Live Beyond orphanage in Haiti and develop a better understanding of how to promote the health of the world's peoples. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Dominican Republic while comparing public health and private health institutions, participating in a community service project and working with the International Justice Mission.
FOCUS:  Religion Jr. Cornerstone, Social Science General Education, Liberal Studies, Religion, Third Year Writing
CONTACT:  Dr. Martha Minardi 

Belmont in Ireland & Northern Ireland: Culture & Commerce Across the Emerald Isle

May 10, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Explore two countries with common cultural roots that have finally found peace after centuries of conflict.  En route from Dublin to Cork, Cork to Galway, Galway to Belfast, and Belfast back to Dublin, students will experience breathtaking landscapes, places of cultural interest, and representations of business in Ireland and Northern Ireland.   Throughout the program we will explore interconnection of business and culture. 
FOCUS: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Jeff Cornwall

Belmont in Italy: Art & Italian

May 12, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Travel to Italy on a specially planned itinerary that combines two weeks in Florence with short residencies in Bologna, Venice and Rome.
FOCUS: Art, Humanities, Italian Language, Religion Junior Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. David Ribar or Dr. Francesca Muccini

Belmont in London: Lifestyles of the Rich & British

May 11, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Explore London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bath and experience the history, lifestyle, fashion, and culture of the British by visiting the homes of famous writers, participating in talkbacks and/or workshops with industry professionals, and exploring the fads of London. Choose your path of exploration by studying how to act, write, or dress like our neighbors across the Atlantic. 
FOCUS: Humanities, Junior Cornerstone, Theatre, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Jessica Mueller or Susan Finch or Brent Maddox

Belmont in Pine Ridge

May 2, 2014 - May 22, 2014
Study Justice and Reconciliation in the Lakota Sioux and Arapaho cultures at the Pine Ridge, SD and Wind River, WY Reservations.
FOCUS:  Religion Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Andy Watts

Belmont in Rome: Music & Rhetoric in the Eternal City (CLOSED)

May 10, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Learn about music history in Rome - one of the most important centers of musical activity in the Western tradition from ancient times to the present day. Students can also explore important Roman rhetoricians as Cicero and Quintillian in the geographic locations where their theories of writing and persuasion were honed.
FOCUS:  Music History, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Virginia Lamothe or Dr. Joel Overall

Belmont in Switzerland: Junior Cornerstone or Community Health Nursing in Geneva, Switzerland

May 11, 2015 - June 1, 2015
This three-week program, centered in Geneva, Switzerland, offers two options for study abroad: Option I offers nursing students the opportunity to pursue their Community Health Nursing Clinical in Geneva, with a focus on international public health issues. Option II offers all eligible students the opportunity to fulfill a Humanities-based Junior Cornerstone while studying the history and culture of Geneva, including literary works by some of Geneva's more famous English visitors. 
FOCUS: Humanities Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing, Community Health Nursing Clinical
CONTACT: Dr. John Paine or  Dr. Ruby Dunlap or  Dr. Andrea Stover

Belmont in Turkey: A Bridge Between East & West

May 24, 2015 - June 12, 2015
This three-week program in Istanbul and other areas of Turkey is an ideal place for interfaith dialogue and intercultural exchange.
FOCUS: History, History Jr. Cornerstone, Humanities, Religion Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Daniel Schafer or Dr. Cynthia Curtis



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