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: 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-constrained Country - Leribe, Lesotho - SONHP Faculty: Taryn Vian
This program is designed to introduce students to the challenges facing health systems in a resource-restrained country. The mountain kingdom of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South Africa, faces health challenges including high rates of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition, and infant and maternal mortality, and shortages of health workers. Regional public hospitals and community health centers are essential in promoting access to care for all people, especially those who are low-income and in rural areas. Students will learn about the history and progress of health system strengthening efforts in Lesotho, and experience how a local non-profit organization is working with the government to improve health and reducing disparities in access to care and health outcomes.
Black heritage immersion - Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi - CAS 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: Australia* - Gold Coast, Australia - CAS Faculty: ashley Sloper
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: Monika 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 Riggs
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.
May| Traditional Ecological Knowledge Immersion - California - CAS Faculty: Kimberly Carfore
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), also known as indigenous knowledge, or Native science, is knowledge acquired by indigenous and local peoples over hundreds or thousands of years through direct contact with the environment. This course offers a unique opportunity to explore the invaluable TEK knowledge to understand how they can contribute to a more sustainable and holistic approach to environmental conservation and management. Students will gain insights into the interconnectedness of cultures, ecosystems, and science while fostering a deep appreciation for the wisdom embedded in Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
May| We Are How We Move: Bicycle Culture, Politics, and Science in Copenhagen^ - Copenhagen, Denmark - CAS Faculty: Jonathan Hunt
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 Suni
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 gunn
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.
May| Examining and Experiencing Food and Cultural Service Eco-Systems in Taiwan: From Century-Old Shops to Youth Entrepreneurship - Taiwan - CAS Faculty: Genevieve Leung
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.
June| Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm a Framework for Leadership* - Manila, Philippines - SOE Faculty: Jane Bleasdale
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.
July| Culture and Environment - Sitka, Alaska - CAS Faculty: George Gmelch
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.