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Identity, Conflict in the Balkans

Spring (B Session) 2018, March 19-April 23, 2018

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Come learn about Identity and Conflict while taking a tour of some of the most beautiful countries in Europe! Consider the challenges and benefits of European integration through the lenses of the people who have lived the conflicts of the 20th century as we explore five cities in four countries: Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Hungary. Take day trips and excursions to Plitvice Lakes and Dubrovnik in Croatia, Mostar and Srebrenica in Bosnia, and Novi Sad in Serbia, and enjoy cultural visits to local museums and universities while you earn 6 credits! Space is limited. Apply early!

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May 30 – June 27, 2018

China study abroad

Students will gain valuable work experience during this month-long English-speaking internship program in Beijing, China. Students will have an opportunity to intern in a position related to their field of study, visit ancient historical sites, and learn about Chinese culture. In addition, students will learn some survival Mandarin.


June 1 – June 21, 2018

guatemala study abroad

Gain internship credit with 17 days of medical or veterinary field clinics, work with local (English-speaking) doctors, and explore the beautiful Guatemala cities of Atitlán Lake, Antigua, Parramos, Sacatepéquez, and Chimaltenango. Engage with the local culture through evening activities, and give back to the local community through service days.

Sun Devils in Peru and Bolivia: Cultural Diversity in the Andes

August 20 - September 26, 2018

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A five-week overland odyssey from the Pacific coast of South America to awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Pisaq, Cajamarca, Arequipa, Pichu Pichu, Nazca, Tiwanaku, La Paz, and Lake Titicaca, this cultural and geographical adventure in Peru and Bolivia is a unique opportunity to study the challenges and triumphs of diverse populations, civic and cultural leaders, and historic organizations in the heart of the Andes Mountains. Students will gain experience with the complex economic and social settings of the developing world through visits to historic cities, remote indigenous villages, and cultural and natural wonders of the world. 

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Laguna, Belize

December 11 – December 21, 2018

Study the indigenous culture of Belize for 10 days in San Ignacio, Laguna, and Tabacco Caye! You will live in the rainforests and on the islands of Belize; explore Mayan ruins, caves, and villages; experience medicinal ceremonies and medicinal gardens; partake in Ixcacao chocolate making and Mayan cooking; and visit the world’s second-largest barrier reef!

Costa Rica

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December 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Exploratory students: Picture yourself in Costa Rica -- surrounded by lush wildlife refuges, walking along pristine beaches, learning to cook and dance in the Costa Rican fashion…all while exploring career pathways in an international context!

Discover the unique history and culture of Costa Rica, one of the most stable, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America. Investigate careers in sustainable development, coffee production, and ecotourism while considering majors that can lead to these professions (in a component that continues in the Spring 2019 semester). Immerse yourself through cultural classes, excursions to historical sites, and a day trip to Tortuga Island.

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Czech Republic

May 21 – July 7, 2018

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Spend seven weeks in one of Europe's most charming, historic and lively cities. Gain world-class professional work experience in fields as broad as international business, arts and culture, communication and journalism, politics and NGO's, technology, engineering and the sciences. Participate in professional internships based on your personal and professional goals, within a thriving, diverse economy. The Czech Republic is the perfect place to advance your career and gain critical transferable skills. Additionally, you participate in a customized application-oriented curriculum designed around international organizations, professional development, globalization and sociocultural immersion -- with the Czech Republic, Central Europe and the EU as your classroom.

Dominican Republic

May 21 – June 4, 2018

Dominican republic study abroad

This program offers two tracks. Track 1, offered by Professor Carlos Santos, provides training to students from diverse disciplines on the process of conducting culturally sensitive
qualitative research, and learning about it in an international setting, the Dominican Republic. Track 2, offered by Professor Rudy Guevarra, examines how race and colonialism have functioned in shaping the Dominican Republic historically and in the contemporary era. Students will learn the complex ways in which interracial relationships and intimacies developed between those of indigenous Taino, African, Asian and European descent and how mixed race identities have formed over time within these contexts.


May 28 – July 14, 2018

ireland study abroad

This program is designed for ASU students of any major interested in participating on a powerful, individualized international internship in Dublin - one of the most vibrant and friendly cities in Europe! In addition to working four days a week and taking a course that supports their internship, students will take a seminar-style course on Ireland's history, culture, and role in Europe.

Cuba: Past, Present, Future

December 11 - 22, 2018 

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Thailand: Mindfulness and Culture

December 11 - 21, 2018

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Travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand for 10 days to study a variety of mindfulness practices and experience the unique, mindful Thai culture. You’ll learn to better understand yourself, multiple perspectives, and a variety of world views. Experience the life of a Buddhist monk, visit Wat Palad temple in the forest, and learn to cook a Thai feast. 

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A Taste of Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic

Spring Break: March 2 - 10, 2019

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Get a "taste of the Peace Corps" as you connect with the Peace Corps community in the Dominican Republic. Help implement ecologically sustainable projects in rural areas, engage with leaders working on community development projects, and participate in a site visit to a current Peace Corps volunteer. Experiential learning experiences include building a bottle school out of recycled materialsassisting with a pop-up health clinic, teaching a lesson at a local school and a visit to Dudu Ecological Park. 

  • Earn three credits (3) of BIS 401 or BIS 360 or BIS 470 or BIS 394 in Spring B. This program can also be substituted for USL 402/410 credit for Peace Corps Prep students.
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