Faculty-Led Programs Abroad (FLPA)*
Program Definition: Faculty-Led Programs Abroad, or otherwise known as "FLPA Programs" are group-based summer travel courses (2-4 weeks) led by Creighton faculty members. Students will travel together while taking a course (3 or 6 credits) taught by the Creighton faculty member. Spaces in these courses fill early; if you are interested, contact the faculty member or department (below) as soon as possible.
Elgibility: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also meet all other eligiblity requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies & Procedures.
Deadlines: Students wishing to participate on FLPA summer travel course, must complete the FLPA Application for Participation. Complete applications are due by December 1st; applications will continue to be accepted until January 15th, space permitting and with approval from the faculty leader.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES:
(not all FLPA programs travel every year; the list below represents all FLPA programs that have recently traveled. Check with the Office of International Programs or the College of Arts & Sciences for a specific list of trips offered for your intended travel dates.)
China-PHL 353: Introduction to Buddhism
This FLPA program is sponsored by the CU Philosphy Department, College of Arts & Sciences, and the Ching-Ling Foundation. Visits may include: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, the Chinese National Museum, Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Yonghe Temple, the Terracotta Army Excavation, Pinyao Ancient City, Buddhist Caves, and the Yellow Mountains. Contact Dr. Jinmei Yuan (Philosophy) or Dr. Todd Salzman for more information.
ChinaCOBA-BUS 479/MBA 789: Hunting with Tigers & Dragons
Can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit
Experience China over a 2-week period and learn about China in the context of business. Travel to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. The course focus is on China and doing business in China, with the intention of expanding your ability to think globally. Contact Dr. John Wingender or Dr. Leida Chen (College of Business) for more information.
England-BIO 425: Development of Biological Thought
For those interested in the development of science from medieval theology and philosophy. This course will examine the development of the intellectural tools used in the natural sciences, particularly Biology, while visiting many of the institutions and locations in which the advances were made. Visits may include: Oxford University, The Royal Society of London, Kew Gardens, Natual History Museum, The Linnaean Socity, and others. Contact Dr. Charles Brockhouse (Biology) for more information.
France-FRN 525: Paris, Ville du Monde
Travel to Paris and learn about the history of the city, from its origins as a small fishing village to its contemporary status as one of the world's greatest cities. Visits may include: the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, The Pantheon, Canal Saint-Martin, Villette quarter, Chateau de Versailles and Deauville (Normandy). The course offers the novice a comprehensive introduction to the history of Paris, and more advanced students, the opportunity to concentrate on a particular topic. There is an English track and a French track. Contact Dr. David Vanderboegh (Modern Languages and Literatures) for more information.
Germany-GER 525: The New Berlin
Students will use their German language skills to explore the culture, history, and politics of Berlin, a city undergoing radical transformation since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and German unification in 1990. Through walking tours, visits to sites, and discussions with residents, students learn how the history and culture of the past continue to shape the future of Berlin. Contact Dr. Sybille Bartels (Modern Languages and Literatures) for more information.
Ireland-ENG 495: Dublin: Writing the City and HIS 395: The Irish Experience
Participants will spend 3 weeks at Trinity College-Dublin studying Ireland's history and literary culture, both past and present. Group trips and independent weekend travel will afford students the opportunity to explore not only Dublin and its environs, but also the island's charming coastal towns and breathtaking landscapes. Contact Dr. Eileen Dugan (History) for more information.
Italy-ITA 525: Roma
This course is for students who have always wanted to go to Rome to immerse themselves in Italian culture and history. Students will learn about Roman society, and art & architecture from ancient Rome to the early 20th century. They will admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Bernini, and Caravaggio and observe how old history blends with the multicultural society of contemporary Rome. Students will also visit areas nearby Rome to discover more about its history and learn about other contemporary topics such as the Slow Food movement and Italian food culture. Contact Dr. Maria Maenza-Vanderboegh (Modern Languages and Literatures) for more information.
Peru-THL 343: Ecclesiology in Global Context-The Church in Peru,
SOC 411: Social Inequality & Stratification and Spanish
Students will earn 9 credits for participation in this 6-week FLPA. The courses are designed to give students an in-depth and first-hand introduction to the dramatic ways that Church and society interact in Peru. Contact Dr. Tom Kelly for more information. Click here to view the Summer 2013 program flyer.
South Africa-BUS 479/MBA 779: Discover South Africa: Business, Culture & Sights
Students will spend 11 days visiting the cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, and the capital city of Pretoria. The travel course will be a mix of company visits and other cultural experiences. Students will have the opportunity to visit companies and interact with executives and workers and learn about the leading role South Africa is playing in Africa and in the global economy. Cultural visits may include a safari/game drive, Robben Island, Soweto, and Table Mountain. In addition to the travel component, students will be expected to attend a number of class meetings prior to traveling to study the economical, cultural, and political issues of South Africa. Contact Dr. Ravi Nath for more information (RaviNath@creighton.edu ).
Spain-SPN 316: Spanish Immersion and SPN 424: Encuentro Espanol
CLOSED for Summer 2013
Students will earn 6 credits for two courses that count toward the major or minor in Spanish. Students will spend 3 weeks in Madrid and one week in another region of Spain. There will be cultural excursions to several museums, artistic venues, the Royal Palace in Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, and other cities in Spain. Contact Dr. Ivelisse Santiago-Stommes or Dr. Jose McClanahan (Modern Languages and Literatures) for more information.
Tanzania-PSY 428: Multicultural Issues in Psychology & THL 343: The Church in Tanzania (6 credits)--CLOSED FOR Summer 2013
Students will spend 3 weeks in Tanzania. The course will help students understand Tanzania's cultural and religious response to HIV, family life & child development, and refugee populations. Participants will visit Catholic health clinics, traditional healers, local schools, orphanages, and grassroots Jesuit ministries. Contact Dr. Jill Brown or Dr. Jay Carney for more information.
Uganda-THL 343: Ecclesiology in Global Context and JMC 322: Feature Writing (not traveling Summer 2013)
The goal of this course is for students to produce short documentary films that reflect the values and concerns of the Catholic and Jesuit mission of Creighton. Students receive 6 credits that satisfy the Christian Theology component of the core curriculum and complete a certified writing requirement. Contact Dr. John O'Keefe (Theology) or Dr. Carol Zuegner (Journalism) for more information.