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Belmont in Cambodia: Nursing Studies Abroad
May 2014
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 Guatemala: Fair Trade, Economic Development, Service Learning & Entrepreneurship (CLOSED)
February 28, 2014 - March 9, 2014
Travel to a coffee farming community in northern Guatemala that is involved in the Fair Trade coffee industry and engage in the daily activities there such as picking coffee beans, service projects and examining various economic development initiatives. 
 FOCUS: Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Business
CONTACT: Jose Gonzalez or Dr. Marieta Velikova


Belmont in Africa: An Extraordinary Adventure (CLOSED)
May 3, 2014 - May 20, 2014
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, 3rd Year Writing, Service Learning
CONTACT: Dr. Charmion Gustke or Dr. Manuel Cruz

Belmont in Argentina: International Business and Entrepreneurship
May 15, 2014 - May 31, 2014
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: Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
CONTACT: Jose Gonzalez

Belmont in the Biblical World: Israel, Turkey, Greece (CLOSED)
May 5, 2014 - May 23, 2014
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. Erin Pryor or Dr. Scott Allen

Belmont in Brazil: Music, Business, and Futbol: Host of the World Cup 2014 (CLOSED)
May 3, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Learn about business, 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, Marketing, Junior Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Marieta Velikova or Dr. Clyde Rolston

Belmont in Central Europe: The Hidden Treasures of Southern Bohemia & Central Europe (CLOSED)
May 8, 2014 - May 30, 2014
This three-week study abroad allows you to complete 6 hours of academic credit  in a variety of areas, including Business, Music 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 England: Royal Trendsetters: The London Theatre Experience
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
Adventure in and around London, with day trips to Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle, to explore first-hand architecture, costumes and practice at historical landmarks, theaters and museums; program culminates in a presentation of monologues written and developed on the program.
FOCUS: Theater, Liberal Studies, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Jessica Mueller

Belmont in Greece (CLOSED)
May 4, 2014 - May 26, 2014
With a combination of academic work across the disciplines of art and humanities, field trips, and travel opportunities, students enjoy a rich introduction to Greek life and culture.
FOCUS: Art, Classics, Humanities, Philosophy, Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Judy Bullington  or Dr. Mark Anderson

Belmont in Guatemala: Inter-Professional Health Care
May 2014
Immerse yourself in Guatemala's culture while serving patients, families and communities together in Guatemala. Explore the roles of nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers in Guatemala City and observe the model of inter-professional collaboration that exists there.
FOCUS: Global Studies
CONTACT: Jamie Adam or Tamara Garvey

Belmont in Haiti (CLOSED)
May 19, 2014 - May 30, 2014 
Combine classroom experiences with volunteer work at the Live Beyond orphanage and develop a better understanding of how to promote the health of the world's peoples.
FOCUS:  Jr. Cornerstone, Liberal Studies, Religion, Third Year Writing
CONTACT:  Dr. Martha Minardi  

Belmont in Hawaii (CLOSED)
May 7, 2014 - May 29, 2014 
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 Italy (CLOSED)
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
Travel on a specially planned itinerary that includes stays in Bologna, Venice, Florence and Rome while completing 6 hours of coursework and optional independent travel to nearby cities and towns.
FOCUS: Art, Humanities, Italian Language, 3rd Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. David Ribar or Dr. Francesca Muccini

Belmont in Italy & Switzerland: Historical Experiments
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
Journey through the history and concepts of classical physics in Rome, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland.  
FOCUS: Physics, Jr. Cornerstone
CONTACT: Dr. Davon Ferrara or Dr. Alison Moore

Belmont in Japan: The World of Geisha and Samurai: Using Cultural Icons to Explore Japan's Past and Present
May 6, 2014 - May 27, 2014
Spend three weeks exploring various cities and sites, including homestays with a Japanese famly,  while exploring the legacy of the samurai and traditions of the Geisha and completing 3 to 12 hours of coursework .
FOCUS: Asian Studies, History, Humanities, Japanese, Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Bisson or Dr. Kathryn Skinner

Belmont in Pine Ridge (CLOSED)
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 Switzerland: Junior Cornerstone or Community Health Nursing in Geneva, Switzerland (CLOSED)
May 5, 2014 - May 26, 2014
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 and West
May 7, 2014 - May 26, 2014
This three-week program in Istanbul and other areas of Turkey is an ideal place for interfaith dialogue and intercultural exchange.
FOCUS: History, Humanities, Jr. Cornerstone, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Daniel Schafer or  Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier

Belmont in Washington D.C.
May 15, 2014 - May 23, 2014
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.
FOCUS:  Public Relations Jr. Cornerstone
CONTACT: Dr. Kevin Trowbridge


Belmont in Argentina: Spanish Summer Study Abroad in Buenos Aires (CLOSED)
May 28, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Enjoy 4 weeks of Spanish study and cultural immersion in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
FOCUS: Spanish Language
CONTACT: Dr. David Julseth or Dr. Natalia Pelaz

Belmont in Canada: Canadian French Language Immersion in Quebec, Canada
May 11, 2014 - June 14, 2014 or July 6, 2014 - August 9, 2014
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: Candian French Language
CONTACT: Dr. Cheryl Brown

Belmont in China: China and Its Splendor (CLOSED)
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, 3rd Year Writing, Humanities, 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), 3rd Yr. Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Cheryl Brown or Dr. John Paine

Belmont in Germany
July 4, 2014 - August 2, 2014
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 Ghana: A call to freedom, self-awareness, and empowerment (CLOSED)
June 10, 2014 - July 1, 2014
Examine the social, political, economic, racial, and gendered experiences of African and American peoples through a variety of disciplines.
FOCUS: Education, Humanities, Psychology, Third Year Writing
CONTACT: Dr. Linda Jones, Dr. Myron Oglesby-Pitts

Ireland Late Summer CCSA: The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript
July 7, 2014 - July 22, 2014
Dublin, Ireland is home to the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript considered one of mankind’s greatest artworks. It has inspired generations of artists including literary giants like James Joyce. In this class, students will use visual and verbal journaling to collect imagery and inspiration from Dublin, Cork and Galway while making day trips to many of Ireland’s great sites. Irish mythology will be emphasized and participants will develop illuminated manuscripts based on their journals.
CONTACT: Prof. Daniel Johnson

Ireland Late Summer CCSA: Lyric Writing in Ireland
July 7, 2014 - July 22, 2014
Ireland has produced some of the world’s greatest musical talent from the Chieftains to Van Morrison, Enya to U2, The Cranberries to Damien Rice, The Script, Luka Bloom and Moya Brennan. Come and explore the Irish musical traditions that influenced their songwriting. Walk the streets of Dublin and drink from the deep well of inspiration that flows from the Emerald Isle. You’ll learn to write your own lyrics and engage your creative self. Field trips will include a visit to IMRO,The Irish Musical Rights Organization, to meet with some local singer/ songwriters.
FOCUS: Songwriting, Music Business
CONTACT: James Isaac Elliott

London Summer CCSA: Leadership London! Leadership Practices that can Change the World
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
Leadership matters, something the English have experienced many times right up to the present day. If you want to make your mark on the world or simply make a difference on your campus or in your organization, the British models of leadership we will focus on will teach you important lessons in leading well during times of crisis, change and opportunity.
FOCUS: Communications, Leadership Studies
CONTACT: Dr. Andrew J.Johnston

London Summer CCSA: British Media: It's Another World
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
An unforgettable study abroad experience, during which we explore important media sites from London to Liverpool, while we give careful consideration to the ways media in the US and UK impact us, both as citizens and consumers.
FOCUS: Communications, Media Studies
CONTACT: Dr. Richard Tiner

London Summer CCSA: Speaking of Britain
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
We will visit some of the most interesting places in Great Britain and at every stop members of our class will tell us about the place, the people who live(d) there and important things that happened there--places like Speaker’s Corner, Blenheim Palace, Churchill’s War Rooms and Longitude 0° 0’ 0”. In the process you will improve communication skills needed to advance your career and become a more fully engaged citizen.
FOCUS: Communications, Speech
CONTACT: Dr. Jimmy Davis

London Summer CCSA: Mystery, Magic & Mayhem--From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
Why are we attracted to mysteries and enamored with detectives like Sherlock Holmes who solve them? Why do we envy Harry’s magical powers? What do these figures tell us about our infatuation with the “rational/irrational,” about power and about the culture from which they come? We will read the first “detective novel” in English literature, Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, which influenced Charles Dickens’ novels as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation of Sherlock Holmes. We’ll also study Holmes’ stories, Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Miss Marple and end with some of Rowling’s Harry Potter books--with references to Dickens along the way.
FOCUS: English
CONTACT: Dr. Annette M.Sisson

London Summer CCSA: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien & the Inklings
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
The Inklings (including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien) was a Christian/fantasy writing group that met in Oxford, where we will visit the Eagle and Child pub, the colleges and the Inklings’ homes. From the pens of Lewis and Tolkien came not only The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Mere Christianity, but also some of the 20th Century’s most enduring scholarship, apologetics and imaginative mythologies.
FOCUS: English, Religious Studies
CONTACT: Dr. Jonathan Thorndike

London Summer CCSA: Celebs of the British Choral Tradition: A Survey from William Byrd to John Rutter
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
London provides a fitting backdrop to survey Britain’s rich choral music history, and its celebrated composers. Beginning with the early English Madrigal through contemporary composers such as John Rutter, students will explore British choral music through the lenses of lecture, listening, presentations, concert attendance and written critique, and excursions to relevant historical sites.
FOCUS: Music, Fine Arts
CONTACT: Dr. Jeffery Ames

London Summer CCSA: Magic & Science in Elizabethan England
July 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014
We will study real magic in Queen Elizabeth’s England. We will read the works of Sorcerers and Occult philosophers, visit Stonehenge and see actual instruments used in 16th century magical rituals in the British Museum. We will look at magic in Shakespeare’s plays and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, and see multiple live productions at the Globe Theatre and elsewhere. Finally, we will study the development of modern science out of magic and alchemy through a study of Sir Francis Bacon, a remarkable polymath. We will track his legacy from Gray’s Inn to the Royal Observatory.
FOCUS: Philosophy
CONTACT: Dr. Andy Davis

Belmont in Spain: International Business and Culture in Valencia, Spain
June 26, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Spend four weeks in the historical coastal city of Valencia, Spain and complete a concentrated study of International Business and Spanish culture.
FOCUS: Archaeology, Art, Humanities, Management, Marketing, Nursing
CONTACT: Dr. Jeff Overby