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Exploring abroad

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the world, but needed to focus on your studies instead? Quinnipiac University, that believes immersing yourself in other cultures is an important part of experiential learning. There are many unique opportunities for students to go abroad for just a week and earn credit, so keep these classes in mind for the future.

[media-credit name=”Photo courtesy of Dennis Matheson/Flickr” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]BIO 207 Coral Reef Diversity

Cost Estimated: $3,500

Location Bonaire, Netherlands

Faculty Member Dr. Lisa Kaplan

Students can spend their summer studying underwater life in the most interactive way possible: by scuba diving in Bonaire, Netherlands. Students learn about coral reef, marine ecology and underwater conservation. By participating in multiple dives each day during their trip, students observe animal behavior, reef structure and ecotourism.

[media-credit name=”Photo courtesy of Regani” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]HSC 206 Service Learning International 

Cost $2,200

Location Bridgetown, Barbados

Faculty Member Professor Tracy Van Oss

Travel to Barbados for a repeatable 1 credit course that will let students experience a community-based service setting. They will learn and apply concepts of wellness and safety education and program implementation under supervision from experts. This course provides students with practical knowledge on how to help a community abroad and a chance to earn college credit while actively learning.

[media-credit id=2162 align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]JRN 325 Telling Global Stories

Cost $2,200 – $2,600

Location León and Chinandega, Nicaragua, Central America

Faculty Member Margarita Diaz

During the semester, students meet once a week to learn about Nicaragua’s culture, economy and politics in order to prepare for this trip. Over spring break, students venture to Central America and spend eight days reporting and photographing scenes in Nicaragua. While conducting interviews and shooting video, students can immerse themselves in the country and practice journalism. When students return, their work can be published online at

[media-credit name=”Photo courtesy of MarinaSonne” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]JP 200 Introduction to Japanese Culture

Cost $3,615

Location Japan

Faculty Member Mizuho Aussicker

Take in the beauty of Japan by visiting some of its most remarkable locations, like the former capital Kyoto, or the beautiful Miyajima Island. Live unforgettable experiences while also learning about the history and culture of one of the oldest nations on Earth. The course provides students with an overview of Japanese culture and customs that will prepare them for the trip. Completing the course will give you 3 credits, and memories that will last a lifetime.

[media-credit name=”Photo courtesy of Rigostar” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]SB 360 International Business Immersion

Cost $2,000

Location Guatemala

Faculty Member Kiku Jones

Immerse yourself in international business and culture on a trip to Guatemala. This short term trip lead by the School of Business faculty seeks to help develop students understanding of the culture, business customs, and regulatory environment of Guatemala, as well as giving an opportunity to earn three credits.

[media-credit name=”Photo courtesy of Myoolphotos” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]SO 319 Culture/Faces of the Caribbean

Cost $2,100-$2,300

Location Puerto Rico

Faculty Member Diane Ariza

Visit Puerto Rico and experience the Caribbean’s rich culture! In this three credit course you will explore health disparities, environmental issues and inequality while learning about European and American colonialism’s impact on the island. In the process of understanding these problems students will see how the past has sculpted the Caribbean people’s thoughts a traditions.

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Alexis Guerra, Managing Editor