1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3707
Laramie, WY 82071
Please note: All students participating in study abroad programs will be charged a Study Abroad Fee of $100, in addition to the program costs. Students will also be required to purchase Student Travel Insurance at a cost of approximately $47 per month (for students age 26 and below). Program costs listed below do not include UW tuition.
CHIN 2041: UW-NENU Summer Intensive Chinese Study Program in Changchun
(3 UW credits + 9 credits transferred from Northeast Normal University)
In the summer of 2013, students will go to Northeast Normal University, ranked 2nd among the normal universities in China, to participate in 8-week intensive Chinese program. Four classes will be offered every morning, a one-on-one class, and cultural classes will be taught each afternoon. To help students broaden perspectives and appreciate cultural differences, a number of cultural activities will be organized. These activities include homestays, excursions to Beijing, Harbin, Changbai Mountain, Dandong, and Dalu Island. Some local field trips consist of visiting the First Automobile Factory, interacting with high school students, visiting Jingyue Forestry National Park etc. This program is especially suited for students who have completed two years of Chinese at the college level and plan to pursue a Chinese minor. Students who have not completed this prerequisite must have a proficiency equivalent to two years of college level Chinese as evaluated by the instructor to participate. After students finish their classes, and pass the tests, 12 credits will be awarded. Excellent faculty, great Chinese roommates, helpful language exchange tutors, and twenty eight hours of classroom instruction per week, plus abundant culture classes will give the students academic challenges and enriching cultural experiences which will be beneficial for their future.
Tentative Dates: Mid-May to Mid-July
Contact: Yan Zhang (email@example.com)
ANTH 4140: Archaeology Field School
The University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology, in collaboration with the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Ministry of Culture, and the Croatian Institute for Anthropological Research, is pleased to announce an archaeological field school to take place during the summer of 2013. This 4 credit-hour course is intended for undergraduates and is open to students from any college or university. An introduction to archaeology course (e.g., ANTH 1300 at U.W.) is a required prerequisite. No previous field experience is required or expected.
For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/uwcroatiafieldschool/home
Tentative Dates: June 22-July 15
Estimated Cost: $2359 (does not include travel to/from Croatia or $40 admission fee for non-U.W. students)
Contact: James Ahern (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HP 4152: Cloud Forest Ecology
The class will start on the UW campus, where we will discuss travel requirements, and the students will be introduced to general concepts of tropical forest ecology. Lectures at the research station and practical examples in the forest will include: tropic webs, insects and plant community structure, plant defense mechanisms against herbivory, canopy structure and epiphytes, and the evolution of crypsis, aposematism, and mimicry systems. We will fly from Denver to Quito, Ecuador, where the students will have an opportunity to experience Ecuadoran culture including restaurants, native marketplaces, historical architecture and cathedrals, as well as visiting the monument to the equator (where students can stand on the line of the equator with one foot in each hemisphere). From Quito we travel by bus to the small village of Cosanga and onwards by foot to the Yana Yacu Research Station, where most of the course will be conducted. On the first few days we will have orientation hikes and practical teaching and student research projects in the forest. While at Yana Yacu, during the day students will have many opportunities to hike in the cloud forest, will assist with sampling of plants and insects, will assist in the insectary (caterpillar zoo) with feeding and maintaining caterpillar cages, photographing and identifying plants and caterpillars, recording data, and preserving specimens for future research. During the evenings after dinner, we will meet in the library for lectures, discussion groups, and planning meetings.
ZOO 4900 – Problems: Behavioral ecology and biodiversity in Ecuador
The Andes and Amazonian lowlands of South America have the most diverse assemblage of birds in the world. Ecuador straddles the equator and has land on both slopes of the Andes. Although Wyoming covers approximately 2.5 times the area of Ecuador, Ecuador has four times as many species of birds (> 1,800 species). This 15-day course will introduce students to one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world, instill an appreciation for the flora and fauna, especially the birds, and allow them to get hands-on experience in exploring the fascinating repertoire of behaviors exhibited by the animals (mostly birds, but also embracing mammals, amphibians and invertebrates) that live in these diverse habitats. The main field site, the Milpe Reserve of the Mindo Cloud Forest Foundation (http://www.mindocloudforest.org/milpe-bird-sanctuary/), is at 1,100 meters on the west slope, with excursions to higher elevation cloud forest (2,000 meters) and low-elevation forest (350 meters), at each of which most of the plants and animals will be different. Field projects will emphasize inquiry-based learning about why tropical animals behave in the ways they do. Days will be long, typically with early rising and extensive hiking. Evening lectures and presentations by students, faculty and other researchers will supplement the field experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior majors in Biology, Botany, ENR, WFBM, or Zoology.
An information session will be held on Tuesday Oct. 23rd at 5:30 pm in the Berry Center Auditorium (Rm 138).
Tentative dates: May 14-30
Estimated cost: $2,000 (includes airfare from Denver or Houston)
Contact: David McDonald (email@example.com)
HP 4154: Shakespeare in England and Italy
Students attend Shakespeare's Italian plays staged in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, then travel to Milan, Verona (home of Romeo and Juliet), Vicenza, and Venice. The course offers a chance to gain insight into historical and contemporary aspects of these societies and an introduction to cultural translation, in other words, how one society understands and uses another.
Gender, Global Change, and Development in Fiji
This two week, three credit Fiji-based course has three primary goals:  to familiarize students with the lives of a diverse array of women in Fiji through formal meetings and informal encounters with a wide range of individuals and organizations;  to provide students with an opportunity for complete immersion in a country which, although very safe (and frequented by many vacationers), has experienced remarkable political and socioeconomic upheaval in recent decades;  to facilitate critical interrogation of the integration of gender into the practices of “development”, broadly defined as institutional, activist, and community efforts toward improving health, quality of life, and access to resources for greater numbers of women and their families. Topics covered in this immersion course will include economic survival strategies (including migration), women’s unequal access to resources, agricultural production and sustainability, and women’s health. Students will have the opportunity to live with host families, attend lectures at the University of the South Pacific, observe village life, and meet with development professionals at UN Women, activists and community members involved in working for gender equality. Select interested students may have the opportunity to additionally pursue an independent study with Dr. Dewey as part of her ongoing research with Fiji’s women market traders. Prerequisites: UW degree-seeking student of sophomore standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Estimated Cost: $2,204 (includes roundtrip airfare from Denver to Fiji, all meals, accommodation, and activities)
Tentative Dates: July 18-31
Contact: Susan Dewey (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than February 15, 2013.
AGEC 4280: International Food and Farm Culture
Offered jointly by the Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture (ESA), University of Wyoming, and select other American universities.
Students spend four weeks learning about the sustainable food culture and agriculture of France from a mixture of lectures and field trips. Most classes and visits are held in or round the cultural-rich city of Angers though the program starts and ends in Paris. The course covers horticulture, agriculture, viticulture, wine-making, bread-making, agribusiness, food quality, and gastronomy as components of a sustainable system. The longer excursions from Angers take students to the Louvre, Versailles, Amboise, St. Malo, CaenWar Museum, Mont Saint Michel, Omaha Beach WW II Landing Sites and American Cemetery, and Bayeux. During their studies, students stay mainly with host families in Angers. Instruction is in English, with the exception of French language classes. Scholarship support is available, and additional credits can be earned from added an optional month-long farm internship or research project.
Estimated Cost: $3,650 + UW tuition. Optional Farm Internship Cost: $510
Estimated Dates: May 9-June 9
Contact: Professor Ed Bradley (email@example.com)
FREN 3990 and 4990: Intensive French Study in Caen
Students will live and share meals with French families in Caen for three and a half weeks and spend the last five days of the trip sightseeing in Paris. In the mornings, students will take courses at the University of Caen and in the afternoons, they will do field trips around the city of Caen. In addition, students will take longer excursions to the American Cemetery, the Memorial of Caen, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint Michel, Versailles, etc. The Caen study abroad program boasts four major advantages: study within academically accredited university, immersion in the language and culture of France, homestays with French families, and visits to places of interest in Caen, Paris and its surrounding region. Prerequisite: two semesters of French language.
For more information, see the informational brochure.
Estimated Cost: $3000 (includes room and board in Caen and Paris, trips and excursions; does not include airfare)
Dates: May 17-June 17
Contact: Bendicte Sohier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Language and Culture
Explores major cultural sites through one week stays in Berlin, Mainz, Dresden, and Tübingen with additional Saturday trips to places like Freiburg, Trier, and Potsdam. The program will encompass two courses: a German language course and a German culture course. The language course(s) offered will be based on the level of the participating students and will heavily incorporate the advantage of being in Germany. The culture course and its afternoon cultural outings will be in English. Course registration will be possible only after acceptance into the program. More information can be found on our Facebook page: UWGermanSummer.
Estimated cost: From $2,650 (if 20 students participate) to $3,300 (if 10 students participate)
Travel Dates: May 26-June 25
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Steele (email@example.com)
HIST 4315/5315: Central Europe and the Holocaust
The death of nearly six million European Jews, carried out by the regime of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, is one of the most unique and ultimately incomprehensible events in human history. Traveling to Germany and Poland with Dr. David Messenger of UW's History Department, students will visit numerous sites in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow related to the history of Nazism, European Judaism and the Holocaust. The students will also visit the sites of three death camps in Poland, Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Dates: May 19-June 3
Cost: $2400, includes accommodations, train travel, museum admissions. Airfare and food are not included.
Contact: David Messenger (firstname.lastname@example.org); phone: 766-6276
ART 4620: Studio Art Explorations in North India
(3 credits) [CH, G]
Drawing will be the main focus as students will draw daily both in interior and plein air locations to document visually and express aesthetically to the local culture. Travel destinations include tentatively the Andaman Islands or the Sundarbunds-wilderness areas in east India followed by about a week in Shantiniketan, West Bengal and the Kala Bhavan Art College to study traditional mural approaches and a long week in Delhi to study traditional wood block printed fabric techniques. Side trips to museums, galleries, artists' studios, archeological sites will be included. This course is for students to gain a fundamental understanding of Indian art and culture, to create a strong portfolio of drawings completed while traveling, to explore art approaches employing traditional Indian art form, such as woodblock printing on cloth or mural painting. They will also learn how to complete a body of work post-travel that exhibits aesthetic, conceptual and/or technical influences from India to be included in two exhibitions in Fall 2013 at UW.
Dates: To be announced
Contact: Leah Hardy (email@example.com)
RELI 4500: Religious Diversity in Indonesia
Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population, as well as substantial and officially recognized minority religious populations. Visit Java and Bali, two of the most important of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. Meet and interact with Muslim and Christian university students. Stay in a traditional Buddhist village and with a Javanese Christian family.
Optional one-week Hong Kong Extension – One of Asia’s and the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, very Chinese but accessible to Westerners. Visit traditional Chinese temples, the Anglican Cathedral, the largest Buddhist women’s monastery in Southeast Asia, and the Big Buddha. Lectures by local experts. Shop in the famous street markets and in huge shopping malls with Europe’s most famous fashion designer and electronics stores. Approximate additional cost of $500.
Application deadline and initial non-refundable deposit of $500 is due March 1, 2013.
Estimated Cost: $3000 (includes accommodations, most meals, in-country transportation, tours; does not include roundtrip airfare [approximately $2900])
Estimated Dates: July 7-23
Contact: Kristine T. Utterback (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Archaeological Excavations at Huqoq, Galilee
RELI 4500-03 Excavation Field Experience in Galilee
RELI 4500-04 Archaeology and History of Galilee
(6 credits total)
This four-week trip brings students to the ancient village of Huqoq for a season of archaeological excavation. Huqoq is uphill from the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee, a few miles from Capernaum and Magdala. UW students will join with participants from five other sponsoring universities under the leadership of Professor Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. They help unearth a monumental synagogue of the fourth or fifth century CE with a mosaic floor as well as key locations in the village surrounding it. Daily excavation work will still leave time for lectures by faculty experts and trips to nearby archaeological sites. Weekends will feature trips to sites of all historical periods further away in Israel. Scholarships to cover a portion of the cost are available to qualifying students (degree-seeking UW students with a minimum of sophomore standing and a 3.0 gpa). For more information on the Huqoq site, see http://www.uwyo.edu/relstds/travel/huqoq.html.
Cost: $4015, includes accommodations, meals, and excursions. Does not include airfare.
Dates: May 19-June 20
Contact: Paul V.M. Flesher at 766-2616 (email@example.com)
Archaeology Field School in Italy: Excavations at La Villa Romana del Vergigno
CLAS 4990: Archaeology Field School
The University of Wyoming Classics Division of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages announces an archaeological field school in Tuscany, Italy in Summer 2013. The project includes excavations of an extensive Roman villa (1st century B.C.E. – 4th century C.E.) and field surveys of an adjacent early-Medieval church built around 1000 C.E. The project takes place in Montelupo Fiorentino, a small Tuscan town just ten miles west of Florence. No previous excavation experience is required.
Participants will receive hands-on training in excavation techniques, survey methods, and site mapping using Geographic Information Systems, as well as process and conserve artifacts discovered during excavation. Included in the course are excursions to nearby historical sites, such as Etruscan tombs, the leaning tower of Pisa, and major museums at Florence, Fiesole, and Arezzo. These trips will enrich participants’ knowledge of the history and culture of ancient and modern Tuscany and allow students to immerse themselves into Italian culture. Accommodations are in a large historic villa located near the center of Montelupo, less than five minutes walking distance from Internet cafes, grocery stores, shopping, and train service directly to Florence and beyond.
Program cost includes accommodations during the field school, all meals on work days (Monday-Friday), group excursions as mentioned above, on-site instruction, field equipment, and tools. Does not include airfare.
Cost: $3500 with 10 participants; $3300 with 15 participants; $3000 with 20 or more participants.
Dates: June 24-July 26
Contact: McKenzie Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration for this class is closed.
FCSC 4960: Textiles Field Study
Study architecture, interiors, art, apparel, and textiles in the great cities of Italy! This course focuses on all things design in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Venice.
Estimated Cost: $4000 (includes accommodations, tours, museum entries, and airfare)
Dates: May 20 - June 1
Contact: Treva Ahrenholtz (email@example.com)
ART 4790: Japanese Art and Culture
Japanese Art and Culture explores the unique cultural and artistic situation of contemporary Japan. For two weeks we will travel in and between Tokyo, Kyoto, Naoshima and Hiroshima in order to explore how ultra-modern life in Japan is tied to and culturally embedded within a larger historical and ancient context. The class will also discover the deep ties to western culture in the post-contact and post-war era. Finally, we will investigate the uniquely Japanese conflation of popular culture (anime, manga, Otaku culture, Harajuku) to the high art and culture represented in the national museums of modern and contemporary art. Within this framework we will discuss and experience the continuum of visual culture in Japan, as well as the intricate web of contemporary cross- and multi-culturalisms.
HP 2152: Modern Japanese Society and Culture
This course introduces students to modern Japanese culture and society. After a day at the Laramie campus; students travel to the campus of Kobe College, in Nishinomiya, Japan. Through observing Japanese culture and people, readings of literary and scholarly texts, and their own research, students will come to understand how the Japanese view themselves.
Field trips take students to nearby Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe, and Hiroshima.
While at Kobe College, students live at Kenwood House, a Kobe College facility. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Kobe College students: They will have a chance to practice their English and provide first-hand information about modern Japan. Students will have a three-day home stay with a Japanese family.
Manor House Bio-Intensive Agriculture Certification
Manor House Bio-Intensive Agriculture Certification - a summer (3 month) student exchange program in Kitale, Kenya for 3 Wyoming students. All expenses (tuition, room/board and airfare) are paid. This program is funded at a rate of $3,800/per student. There should be no additional costs to the students. Sophomore standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. With additional funding, up to 12 students could be included in this program each summer. Read the Biographies of the Wyoming students involved in the pilot program.
Tentative Dates: May 15-August 15
Contact: David Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Exploring Africa - Images of a Continent, Old and New: Exploring African Cultures in Kenya
This innovative and transformative summer study abroad course will focus on Kenya's history, diverse languages, cultures, and the Kenyan people's continued struggles for self-sufficiency and economic development. The course introduces students to active participation in global thinking and broadens their perspectives on cultural diversity and the need for global peaceful coexistence. Students will be able to examine current cultural and socio-political issues that include agriculture, education, health, poverty, tourism, post-colonial impacts, and Kenya's democratization processes and governmental and non-governmental institutions. Participants will have a new understanding of African cultures and history as they come face-to-face with Kenya's rich cultural diversity.
Check out the brochure from 2012 for more information!
Estimated Cost: $5,000 (includes airfare, accommodations, meals, National Park fees and local transportation)
Tentative Dates: May 18-30 (may vary slightly, pending group airline reservations)
Contact: Gatua wa Mbugwa (email@example.com)
UW/CC Hillside Kenya Water Project
Spend 12 days immersed in Kenyan cultures; offer educational services to residents of the Huruma slum in Nairobi and at the rural Mburu Gichua Elementary School; construct a water point and surface runoff reservoir for a new well in Hillside; explore Kenyan history, geography, cultures, languages, economy, education, archaeology, paleontology, and zoology while on safari through Africa’s natural wonderland. Financial Assistance: Scholarships are available for eligible registered students. Deadline: To reserve your seat, a $500 deposit is due on November 1.
More Information: Details can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/outreach/uwcc/study%20abroad%20kenya/index.html
Travel Dates: June 5-16
Estimated Cost: $4585
Contact: John Kambutu, (307) 268-2584, (Kambutu@uwyo.edu)
Hosted by Seoul Women's University
Participants will learn about the various aspects of Korean culture. Starting from the historical and religious background of Korea and proceeding onto a detailed look through Korean tradition, the pro-gram concludes with a powerful analysis of the current economic and political status of Korea. Participants will live with Korean counterparts, all of whom are exchange students. This program is a fully-funded scholarship program through the University of Wyoming, which allows for approximately four (4) student participants.
Dates: Applications deadlines for competitive scholarship placements to be announced soon. Program dates are throughout the month of June.
Contact: Shawn Bunning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ARE 3600/4600 Architectural Design I/II
ARE 3030 Architectural History [CH, G] or ARE 4920 Paris/London Architecture Seminar
Have you ever had an interested in studying architecture? What if your classroom could move between the buildings found in the textbooks and in many of your favorite films? From the soaring gothic cathedrals of France to the futurist glass towers of London, learn the history of Western Architecture through first-hand experience. Paris and London are two of the most influential and innovative cites for architecture and engineering in the history of Western civilization. In addition to their rich historic fabric, both cities currently vie to be seen as leaders in the building design world and have become the home-base for many internationally-acclaimed architects from around the globe. This program aims to fully immerse students into each design culture through both the study of historic buildings and visits to several of the top innovative firms in the profession.
Architectural Engineering students will apply design fundamentals from the history course to their studio design project, additionally benefiting from critiques by practicing professionals. Non-engineering students are also eligible for the program, but will earn credit only in the history course.
Architectural Engineering students are required to bring a Windows laptop with educational software pre-installed. Students are encouraged to learn some basic French, but fluency is not required.
Scholarships are available for qualifying students.
Dates: May 15 - June 14
Cost: $2500 (Does not include airfare and meals. Students should plan to spend an additional $1500-$2000 for these.).
Contact: Jon Gardzelewski (email@example.com)
THEA 4990: Research in Theatre: Dance and Related Arts in Paris and London
Dance in London and Paris! Participants in this program will join a UW Department of Dance faculty member for a three-week intensive dance course. The credits earned will help students fulfill their summer study BFA requirement. In addition to daily dance classes, the program will include watching performances by the Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due December 7, 2012. Prerequisite: Dance majors who have completed at least one semester of Advanced Ballet or Modern.
Dates: May 13-31
Estimated Cost: $4200
Contact: Jennifer Deckert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RNEW 4990/5990: Environmental Quality in the Himalayas
This program will take students to the interior of third pole, the Nepalese Himalayas to learn about environmental quality. The objective of the course will be to experience different aspects of the environment in high mountain setting as well as get acquainted with some of the key environmental challenges facing Nepal. Environmental scientists from both Nepal and the United States will be guides and instructors. Students will arrive and spend a few days in Kathmandu Valley, known for its historic sites, ancient temples, religious shrines, and captivating villages. While in Kathmandu city, students will be able to encounter locals amidst Durbar Square’s monuments or join trekkers in happening Thamel. Course activities in Kathmandu Valley include examination of impacts of air quality in the primeval city of Bhaktapur, investigation of solid waste and wastewater infrastructure in Kathmandu, tour of an exclusively women-led waste recovery plant and observe urban-rural interfacial topics in another prehistoric city of Patan. Lessons learned in the field will be closely reinforced in classroom instruction by some of the top scientists in the field at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu.
Later in the visit, students will travel to the picturesque town of Pokhara and then trek to Annapurna Conservation Area, where they will have rare opportunity to interact with Gurung and Pun communities in world famous Ghandruk village nestled at the foot of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. A five-day trek will bring students through interior of a rain forest with breathtaking view of the tallest mountains in the world across the beautiful terraces in mountain slopes to provide insight in man-nature interplay within the matchless beauty of Annapurna.
The study will conclude with a field tour of deep gorges, magnificent lakes, and stunning view of the Himalayas from Pokhara and presentations by students at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu.
Participation in this program requires several days of strenuous hiking (while carrying a backpack) at high elevations.
Prerequisites: junior, senior, or graduate standing with 3.0 GPA.
EDST 4740/EDCI 5870/AIST 4200: Experiences in New Zealand
The opportunity to observe and participate in a Kura Kaupapa Maori school is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. This journey will encourage students to explore and expand their boundaries. Visits to several Maraes, a rugby match, the Te Papa National Maori Museum, and other cultural events are a part of this program.
Tentative Dates: May 13-June 2
Cost: $4000 (first payment is due January 2013)
Contact: Dr. Angela Jaime (email@example.com)
Located in the center of the city of Saratov (approximately 450 miles southeast of Moscow), Saratov University is one of the oldest in Russia, and during the year 2010 was awarded the prestigious title "National Research University of the Russian Federation." Summer Program of intensive Russian language takes place mid-June to late July 2013. Tuition includes cultural program of museums, ballet, opera, and local sightseeing, as well as host family stay. Tours of the Volga River and sightseeing in Moscow and St. Petersburg are also available.
Dates: Mid-June to late July
Contact: Joseph Krafczik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SPAN 3990: Coexistence of Three Cultures in Spain: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
SPAN 3070: A Walk through Literary Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the oldest European cities and one of the most vibrant capitals in Spain. Being open to the world, dynamic, and cosmopolitan, it is also the ideal location to learn Spanish and experience the history and culture of Spain. Students will live with a Spanish family and take two courses with Professor Conxita Domènech at the University Autònoma de Barcelona. Students will also visit numerous sites in Barcelona and its surrounding area.
Cost: $2500, plus airfare
Dates: June 15-July 14
Contact: Conxita Domènech (email@example.com)
British Culture & Society (will transfer to UW as Sociology 4890: Topics in Sociology)
Classes are seminar style and will meet Monday through Thursday, allowing for excursions around London on Fridays. Informational meeting will occur on Wednesday, February 2nd at 4 pm in Ross Hall 408. Details with regard to classes, class schedule, housing, travel arrangements, travel documents, costs, and financial aid to be covered. Cost includes round-trip airfare from Denver International Airport (DIA) to London (Heathrow); accommodations, most meals, and transportation in and around London
Estimated Cost: $5,300
Estimated Dates: July 5 - August 4
Contact: Prof. Matthew A. Painter Sociology 766-6355 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)