Faculty-Led Short Programs



Belmont in Cambodia: Nursing Studies Abroad

May 2015
Immerse yourself in Cambodia's culture while learning about healthcare in a developing country.
FOCUS: Nursing
CONTACT: Susan Taplin, MSN FNP BC or Emily Morse, MSN,RN

Spring Break

Belmont in Cuba: The Emergence of Private Enterprise Within the Boundaries of a Communist Country

March 6, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Experience firsthand the political and economic system of Cuba and compare it to the United States.
FOCUS: Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Social Science
CONTACT: Jose Gonzalez or Dr. Marieta Velikova

Belmont in Haiti: Social Entrepreneurship in Action

March 7, 2015 - March 14, 2015
In a unique parternship with Soles4Soles, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty, students will learn how donated shoes can transform the lives of families and lead to increased quality of life and sustainability through a micro-enterprise program in Haiti.
FOCUS: Social Entrepreneurship
CONTACT: Dr. Bernard Turner


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 Argentina: International Business & Entrepreneurship

May 18, 2015 - June 2, 2015
Visit business and cultural sites around the Mendoza region, scan opportunities and partner with business students from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo to develop formal written business proposals and make formal presentations to local investors, bankers, entrepreneurs and other business experts.
FOCUS: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing
CONTACT: Dr. Jeff Overby

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 Central Europe

May 10, 2015 - May 31, 2015
This three-week study abroad allows you to complete 6 hours of academic credit  in a variety of areas, including Business, Management, International Business, Music, Music History and 3rd year Writing, while travelling through the Balkans.
FOCUS: Business, Music, Other Disciplines upon request
CONTACT: Dr. Ted Wylie or Dr. Robert Lambert

Belmont in Costa Rica: Ethnobotany & Biodiversity

May 11, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Conducted at the University of Georgia's Costa Rica campus in San Luis de Monteverde in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica, this program exposes science and non-science majors to biology and environmental science concepts that cannot be accessed during a typical semester in one of the world's most diverse ecological settings.
FOCUS: Biology, Environmental Science,Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Darlene Panvini or Dr. John Niedzwiecki

Belmont in Germany: Old Germany, New Germany, East Germany, West Germany

May 11, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Travel through Germany, including Bonn, Trier, Aachen, and Köln,Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden, as you explore German political institutions and their evolution through interaction with historical events, using popular music to add context to those events and political issues.  You can also explore the special role of chemistry in the industrial development of Germany, through such products as aspirin, fertilizer, cologne, chocolate, gummy bears, and beer.
FOCUS: Chemistry, Learning Community, Political Science
CONTACT: Dr. Nathan Griffith or Dr. Alison Moore

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 Hawaii

May 10, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Examine the cultural and socioeconomic dimensions of the Asia Pacific Region while immersed in the cultures of Honolulu and the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.
FOCUS:  Economics, Experiential Learning, Global Studies, Humanities, Learning Community Cohort
CONTACT:   Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn  or  Dr. Howard Cochran

Belmont in Hong Kong: International Accounting & Management

May 10, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Experience the beauty of Hong Kong through a number of excursions of the city, Macau and the ruins of St. Paul, while researching and observing the business and cultural environment in Asia. Both courses will explore function topics within the context of a country’s transition from being governed by a constitutional monarchy and free markets to communist rule and a dramatically restricted access to the markets.
FOCUS: Accounting, International Business, Management
CONTACT: Dr. Cate Loes or Dr. Beverley Alleyne

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 Italy: Revolutions in Science

May 11, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Explore physics and the history and politics of science and religion from the heart of Tuscany,  the same place where Galileo began his work to become the father of experimental science.  The physics course is for non-physics majors, and will focus on the philosophical and historical roots of physics, astronomy, chemistry, medicine.
FOCUS: Physics, Jr. Cornerstone, Honors Analytics, Political Science
CONTACT: Dr. Davon Ferrara or Dr. Sandy Livingston

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 London & Paris: Gardens, Food, Film & Math

May 10, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Embark on an interdisciplinary program to discover the joys of London and Paris, two major cosmopolitan capitals of Europe, through the lenses of food, film and gardens—and even math!  Excursions will include walking tours of both cities, cooking lessons, museum visits and day trips to Oxford, Chatsworth (Jane Austen’s “Pemberley”) and Blenheim Palace in England and Versailles, and Chantilly and Giverny in France.
FOCUS: Art, Chemistry Jr. Cornerstone, Math, Motion Pictures, Third Year Writing
CONTACT:Dr. Mimi Barnard or Dr. Judy Bullington or Dr. Kim Daus or Will Akers or Dr. Michelle Guinn

Belmont in Pine Ridge

May 9, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Study Justice and Reconciliation in the Lakota Sioux, Crow and Arapaho cultures at the Pine Ridge, SD, Hardin, MT and Wind River, WY Reservations.
FOCUS:  Religion Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Andy Watts or Dr. Cynthia Cox

Belmont in Rome: Music & Rhetoric in the Eternal City

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 Spain: World Religion & Identities

May 10, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Visit cathedrals, mosques and synagogues of southern Spain in this three week study abroad program in May.  Religion Junior Cornerstone and Humanities/Spanish cross-listed courses anchor this program and offer students a unique opportunity to experience the diverse religious histories and peoples of Spain.

FOCUS:  Humanities/Spanish, Religion Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Sally Holt or Dr. Mitch McCoy

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

Belmont in Washington D.C.

May 11, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Observe and discover public relations in various contexts within the Capital Beltway while participating in exclusive tours and conversations with Public Relations practitioners in Washington D.C. From first-hand observations and visits to corporations and nonprofits as well as government, students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and societal implications of communication management on various contemporary issues.
FOCUS:  Public Relations Jr. Cornerstone
CONTACT: Dr. Kevin Trowbridge


Belmont in Canada: Canadian French Language Immersion in Quebec, Canada

May 2015 - June 2015 or July 2015 - August 2015
You will enjoy 4 weeks of Canadian French Language study at Ecole de langue française et de culture québecoise (ELFCQ) of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and cultural immersion in Quebec.
FOCUS: Canadian French Language
CONTACT: Dr. Cheryl Brown

Belmont in China: Minorities and Selves

June 7, 2015 - June 28, 2015
This program introduces you to the differences between Western and Chinese versions of the self, with special attention to the divergent minorities of China in the Yunnan Province. The program also features classes and cultural and historical attractions in Beijing, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Lijang and others.
FOCUS: Asian Studies, 3rd Year Writing, Humanities, Social Science Junior Cornerstone, Chinese Language, Psychology, 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 29, 2015 - July 29, 2015
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 Germany

July 3, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Enjoy four weeks of German language study and a course in German Culture and Civilization, as well as cultural immersion in Berlin, Germany.
FOCUS: German Language, Humanities, European Studies
CONTACT: Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier

Belmont in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Lyric Writing, Irish Writers & Celtic Spirituality

July 6, 2015 - July 27, 2015
Explore the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in this program that combines Lyric Writing, Writing and Celtic Spirituality with the beauty, tragedy, history and hope that defines this land still struggling to be united. 
FOCUS:  Religion Path A or B, Religion Jr. Cornerstone, Songwriting, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: James Elliott or Ann Coble or Kimberly Balding

Belmont Month in London

July 5, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Students have a unique opportunity to explore London - a center of business, culture, literature, scientific exploration, and the arts -  and pursue coursework in a wide array of disciplines to engage in experiential learning. The Belmont in London summer program offers course-specific excursions in and around London, as well as a day trip to Stonehenge and an optional weekend in Scotland.
FOCUS: Chemistry, English, English Literature, English Writing, Entertainment Industry Studies, Honors, Learning Community Cohort, Media Studies, Music Business,Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Maggie Monteverde or Dr. Rich Tiner or Dr. Don Cusic or Dr. Doug Murray or Dr. Devon Boan or Dr. Linda Holt or Dr. Alison Moore 

Belmont in Spain: Spanish Summer Study Abroad in Valladolid
May 23, 2015 - June 23, 2015
Enjoy 4 weeks of Spanish study and cultural immersion in Valladolid, Spain.
FOCUS: Spanish Language
CONTACT: Dr. David Julseth or Dr. Mitch McCoy
Belmont in Spain: International Business and Culture in Valencia, Spain

June 25, 2015 - July 30, 2015
Spend four weeks in the historical coastal city of Valencia, Spain and complete a concentrated study in a wide array of courses of your choosing including Art, Business, Humanities, and Spanish culture.
FOCUS: Art, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Management, Marketing
CONTACT: Jose Gonzalez