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HWS FACULTY-LED/PARTNER PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2021 & J-TERM 2021-22

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA: The Psychology of Consumerism and Sustainability in Latin America with Brien Ashdown (J-TERM: DECEMBER 2021-JANUARY 2022)

The Psychology of Consumerism and Sustainability in Latin America will provide students with a highly-interactive experience and meaningful cultural exchanges in the area around Monteverde, Costa Rica as they study how basic psychological principles – as applied to consumerism and sustainability – are currently being utilized there, as well as how they might be utilized even more effectively. Students will actively investigate how local people who work in agriculture, tourism, retail, government, and education are confronting the challenges of a globalized economy while maintaining and sustaining the quality of their natural environment. In the course, we will pay particular attention to the way that psychology, culture, economics, and climate all share a symbiotic relationship.

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HAVANA, CUBA: Inside the New Cuba: Reconciling Socialism and the Market Economy with Jack Harris (SUMMER 2021)

Inside the New Cuba will trace the evolution of Cuban society from the 1959 revolution to the present. Drawing upon historical documents, literature, print media, films and music, the course will examine the impact of the revolution on Cuban society, as well as on the contemporary history of Latin America and the US. In many ways Cuba has been an experimental society since the revolution. The theory and practice of socialist thought and its effect on the welfare of Cuban society will be examined through a variety of lenses, including class, race, gender, religion and sexuality.

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ATHENS, GREECE: Sanctuaries and Cities: Ancient Greece with Professor Jim Capreedy (SUMMER 2021)

Sanctuaries and Cities will examine how monuments and buildings define spaces and reflect values. How can political or social institutions affect the development of civic space? The group will explore places such as Delphi, Corinth, Sparta, and Athens and examine first-hand how the archaeology of these spaces characterized the polis culture of Ancient Greece. In addition to appreciating the wonder of the ancient world through its archaeology, we will investigate how cities, monuments and sanctuaries promoted and reflected the values of the people and characterized the polis culture of Ancient Greece. Students will visit some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and consider the relationship between culture, history and urban development.

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BALI, INDONESIA: The Performing Arts of Bali with Professor Chris Hatch (SUMMER 2021)

The Performing Arts of Bali includes an intensive exploration into the rich performing arts tradition of Bali, Indonesia. Students will be immersed in various aspects of Balinese performing arts including Dance, Masked Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance, Shadow Puppetry, and Mask Carving. Our “classroom” will be an actual professionally operating artistic conservatory where students will be working with, performing with, and surrounded by professional artists of Bali. Studio work will be supplemented with attendance at professional productions of different Balinese performing arts allowing students to see what they are studying at a professional level and allowing them to learn and experience how ingrained the performing arts are in other aspects of Balinese culture.

Program brochure page and online application

INVERNESS, SCOTLAND: Social Enterprise in the Highlands & Islands with Tom Drennen and Craig Talmage (SUMMER 2021)

Social Enterprise in the Highlands & Islands will teach students about social entrepreneurship and social enterprise theory and practice. The course will be augmented with a service-learning component. Social enterprises in Scotland will be used as case studies, and students will engage in community consulting approaches to offer insights to and co-create new opportunities for the social enterprises in Scotland working to address community needs. Finally, the students will engage in excursions around the highlands, Inverness and nearby Scottish islands to experience the life and culture of Scotland and see social enterprises at work.

Program brochure page and online application

CARMARTHEN, WALES: Outdoor Education: Theoretical Issues in Outdoor Pursuits with Dean Mapstone in partnership with University of Wales Trinity St. David (SUMMER 2021)

Outdoor Education will be a combination of academic theory and hands-on outdoor activities (including hiking, caving, kayaking, climbing, mine exploration, and coastering) that provide a means for examining a range of academic themes such as sustainability, conservation, changing landscapes, personal and social development, and the duality of risk versus adventure. Students will gain insight into Welsh culture and society through active participation in those activities that are thought to be quintessentially Welsh.

Program brochure page and online application

*Important note for students interested in upcoming short-term (Summer and J-term) programs: All students interested in HWS short-term or affiliate short-term programs will apply online. Beginning September 16, the Apply Now button will be active on the programs’ brochure pages. Check out the list of upcoming short-term program options and deadlines here.

AFFILIATE SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS

These programs require a dual application process. Students will first apply and be screened through the CGE. Upon acceptance, students will then need to apply directly to the affiliate provider. Each program below has its own deadlines and application procedures.

For more information on HWS summer affiliate programs and to apply for an affiliate program, please click on the above link(s). These links will direct you to the HWSabroad application portal for all short-term programs. Scroll down to the affiliate section at the bottom and click on the link of the program that you are interested in for more information and to begin the online application process.

Need further guidance about which short-term study abroad program is right for you? Setup an advising meeting with CGE Associate Program Manager, Colleen Kolb (kolb@hws.edu).

Student Profile: Elise Donovan ’22

Elise Donovan

Major: International Relations
Minor: Environmental Studies

“During the summer of 2019, I completed a short-term summer study abroad program with eight of my peers in India. The program was led by Associate Professor of Political Science Vikash Yadav who taught a course on the intersection of environmental, labor and identity politics contained within the state of Sikkim. Every day was different, as we traveled to different parts of the country. For a snapshot of our trip to the Yangsum Heritage Farm in Rinchenpong, West Sikkim, India, read my day-in-the-life account here.”