Study Abroad Opportunities
Experiencing another culture helps prepare students to become global citizens.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences offers its students a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, from summer programs to semester- or year-long opportunities. Locations are as varied as Europe, Central and South America, China, Russia and Africa. The college encourages study abroad, because it is one way that students can develop a truly global perspective, viewing other peoples, cultures and countries as part of the world community.
For more information about international opportunities available to UNI students, visit the UNI Study Abroad Office.
Here are a few examples of the types of Study Abroad summer programs that have been available to students in CHAS:
Capstone in Costa Rica: Students travel throughout the country to learn about biotechnology, the environment and biodiversity and how sustainable production impacts Costa Rica's society, education and workforce.
Capstone in Southern Italy: From their base in Sicily, students visit Greek, Phoenician and indigenous cultural and environmental centers to investigate the environmental and social-political implications of climate change in a hands-on experiential way.
Irish Literature and Fiction Writing in Ireland: To understand the context of Irish literature and Irish-American literature, students study the history of the Irish-British conflict, the relationship between cosmopolitan Dublin and traditional, Gaelic western Ireland and the influence of the Catholic culture.
Capstone in Four Countries: Students travel to the United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary and Romania to study the relationship between the social categories of race, class and gender and the environment and environmental health issues.
Capstone or Honors in Communicative Disorders in Nicaragua: Students learn to direct services, assess families and individual children, gain insight into the internal affairs and the licensing process of visited organizations of Nicaragua, observe and participate in a culture different from that of the U.S. and apply what they have learned in the classroom.
University of Tarapaca Summer Culture and Intensive Spanish Program: Students with a sufficient level of Spanish enroll in regular university classes, mostly Spanish language studies, while in Chile. The University of Tarapaca is in Arica, Chile's northernmost city, on the Pacific coast.