2024 International Opportunities

CAS (College of Arts and Sciences), SOM (School of Management), SOE (School of Education), School of Nursing and Health Profession (SONHP), Honors college (HONC)

* - For graduate students only

^ - For HONC students only

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Primary Healthcare: Community Partnerships Practicum:kenya Maternal Child Health * - Chogoria, Kenya - SONHP Faculty: Deepika Goyal

This clinical practice course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and understanding of the impact of socioeconomic and political influences on the health and well-being of individuals and communities in a “low-resource setting,” in Chogoria, Kenya, a rural village at the base of Mount Kenya, 3.5 hours from Nairobi.



Global Health Immersion: Strengthening Health Systems in a Resource-lesothoconstrained Country - Leribe, Lesotho - SONHP Faculty: Taryn Vian

This immersion program is designed to introduce students to the characteristics of good quality care, techniques and approaches to quality improvement, and how to work on a multicultural team. Students will learn about the history and culture of Lesotho, as well as the social determinants of health that are important to improving health and reducing disparities in access to care and health outcomes.


MSOD Academic Global Immersion* - London, England, Bilbao and Barcelona, Spain - SOM Faculty: Richard Stackman and Courtney MastersonBilbao

Upon completion of the AGI, students will have a renewed perspective of organization development and its application inclusive of the Jesuit leadership tradition as it pertains to the greater Bay Area and beyond. An additional purpose for the AGI is attributed to management scholar Henry Mintzberg who argues that it is far more important for individuals, especially managers, to be worldly. 



Black heritage immersion - Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi - CAS BASE Immersion Faculty: Emille lawrence

The Black Heritage Immersion Experience, open to members of the Marshall-Riley Living Learning Community, allows students to delve deeply into some of the most poignant chapters of Black history in the U.S., including antebellum slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the long Civil Rights Movement. This immersion provides first-hand exposure to various historic sites, memorials, and communities in Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi.



Global Sport Management Immersion Week: Gold Coast, Australia* - Australia -gold coast australia CAS Faculty: Michael Goldman 

This 9-day study abroad course will include observational and experiential visits to sport teams, facilities, broadcasters, agencies and sponsors, presentations by sport management leaders, service-learning opportunities with local sport-based development organizations, and classroom-based debates.


Family Business Academic Global Immersion - Manila, Philippines - SOM Faculty:manilaMonika Hudson

BUS477-CD/CEL AGI-Family Businesses Immersion course is one of the School of Management’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation Strategy and International Business Department’s elective offerings that concurrently carries cultural diversity and community-engaged learning designations. This year, the class is designed to build upon students’ general family business theory knowledge and extend theory-to-practice through a combination of USF on-site coursework and a 10-day Spring Break visit to Manila, Philippines, centered on two large family-owned firms, several small family businesses and a rich schedule of cultural and social events. 


Disruptive Innovations in Mobility & Clean Tech - Belgium & Netherlands - SOM Faculty: William Riggsbelgium

This AGI will focus on two countries that have been working to build new systems for clean tech / energy, transportation, and financial infrastructure. In this context this STEM-oriented course will work with clients to ideate new strategies for market growth particularly in the clean tech and clean transportation sectors. Using work from strategy sessions with clients, students assimilate information and transform knowledge providing a consolidated report that further ideates the engineering and business models for the future of public and private sector innovations in the target sectors. In Planning Stages (to be confirmed)

May| Indigenous Community Justice Immersion - California - CAS Faculty: Kimberly Carfore

This course will immerse students in their place, which includes educating them about the ancestral lineage and historical stories embedded in the land they currently reside: the unceded territory of the Ohlone people. During this course, students will learn the history of indigenous Californians, specifically the Ohlone people; visit Sogorea Te’ Land Trust Land Rematriarion sites; engage the community by gaining experience working with legal systems, community organizing, and movement building; and choose a project that has practical value to the Confederated Villages of Lisjan in the fight to gain federal recognition.



May| We Are How We Move: Bicycle Culture, Politics, and Science in Copenhagen^ - Copenhagen, Denmark - CAS Faculty: Jonathan Hunt denmark

In this interdisciplinary course, we’ll explore Copenhagen, one of the most bicycle-friendly places on earth, from the perspective of bicycle culture, design, and technology. Through the beliefs that surround it, the behaviors of its users and nonusers, the built and improvised spaces where it moves, the bicycle can tell us a city’s secrets. And Copenhagen, globally renowned as a cycling haven, can show possible futures for our own communities.



May| Reefs to Rainforests: Ecology in Costa Rica^- Costa Rica - CAS Faculty: James Sikes and Sevan Sunicosta rica

The course will focus on both abiotic and biotic factors as they influence distributions and abundance of tropical flora and fauna. Travel to Costa Rica will focus on visiting a diversity of habitats, including coral reefs, lowland rainforests, montane cloud forests, and upland tropical dry forests.



May| Bioentrepreneurship AGI (Switzerland)* - Geneva, Bern and Basel, Switzerland - CAS Faculty: moira gunnswitzerland

The Bioentrepreneurship courses take advantage of USF’s geographic location within the San Francisco biocluster, while enabling its students to gain global insight and opportunity via immersion trips to other important global bioclusters. BIEM 2.0 is used as the basis for the full complement of Bioentrepreneurship courses, and in this course, BIEM 2.0 is used to qualify the experience which students have during the AGI and relate it to biotechnology-related business propositions. In Planning Stages (to be confirmed)



May| Beyond Bridges: Israel-Palestine (BBIP) - Israel-Palestine - CAS Faculty: Oren Kroll-Zeldinisrael-palestine

BBIP takes university students to Israel and Palestine on a journey of comparative conflict analysis and conflict transformation. Based in Jerusalem, students take day trips to places throughout Israel and the West Bank to meet with Israeli and Palestinian scholars and activists and to visit important cultural, historical, political, and religious sites. Moving beyond the stage of practical peace agreements, or “beyond bridges,” BBIP challenges participants to look at long-term solutions to end inter-communal conflict, transforming societies into their true potential. In Planning Stages (to be confirmed)


June| Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm a Framework for Leadership* - Manila, Philippines - SOE Faculty: Jane Bleasdalemanila2

The CEL summer program is a well established international community that is held on campus annually. This summer, part of the program will be held in Manila, Philippines in collaboration with Ateneo University’s SALT institute and Teacher Education program. Students will live, study and connect in community for each class.




June| Examining and Experiencing Food and Cultural Service Eco-Systems in Taiwan: From Century-Old Shops to Youth Entrepreneurship - Taiwan - CAS Faculty: Genevieve Leungtaiwan

This short-term immersion uses food and cultural service - from restaurants, B&Bs to arts and crafts production - as a lens to examine the interconnected networks related to history, cultural nostalgia, tourism, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Set against the backdrop of Taiwan, with special attention made to focus on women- and/or indigenous-owned businesses, we will learn through in-depth case studies about the journey, successes, and struggles of those working in the food and cultural service eco-systems.


July| Culture and Environment, Sitka, Alaska - Sitka, Alaska - CAS Faculty: George Gmelchsitka

This field course examines the relationship between culture, community, and environment in the island setting of Sitka, Alaska. Students learn about the region’s marine and terrestrial environments, its occupation and use by the indigenous Tlingit Indians and by non-Native residents, and current controversies surrounding the use of its natural resources – its fish, timber, and natural beauty. In Planning Stages (to be confirmed)

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