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Program Information

The Center for Global Studies is constantly working with foreign institutions and UNA faculty to create new opportunities for UNA students to engage and explore the larger world. Some of our recent and upcoming opportunities are listed below:

The May intersession trip to Tianjin, China has been cancelled for this year.

Study Abroad for a semester or year

Magellan Exchange

The Magellan Exchange offers opportunities to study abroad for a semester or an academic year, as well as offers some summer and short-term programs. Bachelor and master level students are welcome to participate. Program options and academic calendars vary by location.

CHINA Study Abroad Full Scholarship

The China Scholarship Council of the People's Republic of China are sponsoring scholarship opportunities to encourage American students to study abroad or conduct a research project in China for one academic year. The full scholarship will cover registration, tuition fees, accommodation and textbooks. Some stipend will also be provided. Two scholarships are available to qualified UNA students. All UNA full-time students who are US citizens are eligible to apply. Interested applicants should prepare an essay that details:

  • Why you are interested in studying in China and why you are committed to learning Chinese;
  • How this opportunity to study in China for a full year relates to your personal and career goals;
  • What makes you a good selection for this prestigious scholarship during which you are, in effect, an ambassador for your country and for UNA.

The deadline for essays is Monday, February 24. Essays should be mailed to Dr. Craig Christy at tcchristy@una.edu and Dr. Chunsheng Zhang at czhang@una.edu. Successful applicants will be contacted for an individual interview by February 26.

Summer Programs

TAIWAN China Medical University Summer Program

Learn together with Taiwanese students, experience cross-cultural interaction, and share different perspectives. A great chance to gain basic knowledge of Chinese Medicine and understand Taiwanese culture first-hand!

Information

  • Dates for 2015: June 29 - July 10, 2015
  • Cost:
  • Application Deadline: February 23, 2015
  • Scholarships available: 2-4
  • Scholarship deadline: March 6, 2015
  • Foreign language ability requirement: none
  • Accommodations: Dormitory
  • Contacts: Hua "Echo" Yang at hyang@una.edu

TAIWAN Chung Cheng University International Summer School

The theme of Chung Cheng University 2015 ISS will be "Global Society and Multi-Culture." Courses are developed according to the theme and will be suitable for students from a variety of academic backgrounds. The contents of courses include philosophy of life, human rights and law, professional ethics, humanities, health and sports activities, etc. each class incorporates field trip, cultural activities and focuses on team work, interaction and learning by doing.

Information

  • Dates for 2015: Session A: July 27 - August 9, 2015 or Session B: August 10 - August 23, 2015
  • Cost: $955 (application, dormitory and tuition fees), $100 optional cultural venture
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Scholarships available: 2
  • Scholarship deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Foreign language ability requirement: none
  • Accommodations: Dormitory
  • Contacts: Hua "Echo" Yang at hyang@una.edu
  • Brochure

UNA Faculty-Led, Short-Term Programs

DENMARK Study Abroad

Information

  • Dates for 2015: September 19-October 3, 2015
  • Cost: To Be Determined
  • Application Deadline: To Be Determined
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship deadline: To Be Determined
  • Course Credit/area of study:
  • Foreign language ability requirement:
  • Contacts: Dr. Jeremy Stafford at jostafford@una.edu

FRANCE Study Abroad (Paris)

Cruise the Seine River during Spring Break. Plus, explore the Louvre Museum, Montparnasse Tower, and the Royal Palace of Versailles. The program is a nine-day intensive visit to Paris. A particular effort has been made to balance cultural and education experiences with typical tourist activities such as shopping and dining. The program includes daily European breakfast. Students will visit Paris attractions Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and more.

Information

  • Dates for 2015: TBD
  • Cost: $2750.00 (excluding tuition) based on current exchange rate
  • Application Deadline: To Be Determined
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship deadline: November 1
  • Course Credit/area of study: 1) IE499 - Intercultural Experience - 3 hours; 2) FL490 - Special Topics in International Studies *Tuition fee is separate from trip cost.
  • Foreign language ability requirement: French
  • Accommodations: Hotels
  • Contacts: Dr. Keith Lindley at kwlindley@una.edu

GUATEMALA Study Abroad

As a part of NU 499 - HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND NURSING IN OTHER COUNTRIES

This course is designed to give nursing students an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of health, health care delivery, nursing education and cultural aspects in a country outside the United States. Students must, at a minimum, have successfully completed first semester nursing courses: NU 301, NU 302, and NU 305.  Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed second semester nursing courses: NU 304, NU 306, and NU 308.   

Information

  • Dates for 2015: July 31-August, 2015
  • Cost: approximately $2,000 (Much/most of the cost will be paid for through the grant and other scholarship support)
  • Application Deadline: has passed
  • Scholarships available: Yes (Study Abroad Travel Scholarship)
  • Scholarships deadline: February 15, 2015
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None, although Spanish is helpful
  • Faculty Trip Leaders: Mrs. Charlotte Cramer at cwcramer@una.edu

ITALY Study Abroad

Travel with the UNA Chamber Choir as a non-singing participant to Montecatini, Florence, Pisa, and Rome. Enjoy the Florence Duomo, Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Coliseum and Forum, the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, enjoy stunning concerts by one of UNA’s elite choral ensembles in magnificent settings—including St. Peter’s! This program balances cultural and historical attractions nicely with typical tourist activities such as sightseeing and dining. We travel with Kingsway International for our fourth time—a company with a thirty-five year history of providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. (As we have found on previous tours, they hire the best guides in the business!) This tour includes a morning and evening meal most days, all accommodations and land transport, and passes for all cultural sites mentioned.

Information

  • Dates: 10-17 May 2015
  • Cost: approximately $3050.00 (excluding air taxes and surcharges capped at $450) based on current exchange rate
  • Application Deadline: 1 November
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship deadline: 1 November
  • Course Credit/area of study: 1) IE499 - Intercultural Experience – 1 hour (Tuition fee is separate from trip cost.)
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Hotels
  • Contact: Dr. Ian Loeppky at irloeppky@una.edu
  • Download the detailed brochure

NEW ZEALAND Study Abroad

Experience Middle Earth! Travel to Auckland, Matamata, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau, Milford Sound and Queenstown. Earn credits in COM 480/580 Special Topics, ENT 490 Special Topics, EI 499 Intercultural Experience. College of Business credit is available in your major and for MBA students. See Dr. Gordon for details.

Information

  • Dates: 11-16 May 2015
  • Cost: approximately $4,000.00
  • Application Deadline:
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship deadline:
  • Course Credit/area of study: Earn credits in COM 480/580 Special Topics, ENT 490 Special Topics, EI 499 Intercultural Experience (Tuition fee is separate from trip cost.)
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Contact: Dr. Bruce Gordon at blgordon@una.edu or Dr. beth Garfrerick at bagarfrerick@una.edu

PERU Study Abroad

Exercise and Nutritional Science: Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition - This program is made possible through the generous support of the PARTNERS of the AMERICAS 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and the University of North Alabama Foundation, with additional support from Sodexo and other UNA divisions, in partnership with Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Lima/Cusco, Peru). Students focusing, or considering studying, in Exercise Science, Nutrition, Health Promotion, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Behavioral Psychology should take advantage of this opportunity to study at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Lima/Cusco, Peru).

Information

  • Dates for 2015: June 6-20, 2015
  • Cost: approximately $3,300 (Much/most of the cost will be paid for through the grant and other scholarship support)
  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2015
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarships deadline: February 15, 2015
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Faculty Trip Leaders: Dr. Matt Green (Exercise Science) - jmgreen@una.edu; Professor Prema Monteiro (Culinary Arts) - pmonteiro@una.edu; Professor Jill Englett (Nutrition) - jlgoode@una.edu; Dr. Ryan Zayac (Behavioral Psychology) - rzayac@una.edu
  • Application: Click here.

What if I don't have a passport?

Are scholarships available?

When is the mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting?

Watch this helpful slideshow for a quick introduction to what needs to do be done before travelling. You'll need Microsoft PowerPoint to watch this file.