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2017-2018 Course Catalog

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This catalog was created on Thursday, September 20, 2018.


Off-Campus Programs

Off-campus study provides a valuable opportunity to hone and extend the intellectual skills and capacity for civic and academic engagement associated with a Lawrence liberal arts education by placing students in educational settings that purposefully combine classroom and experiential learning. In such settings, students are challenged to apply and question what has been learned on the home campus and to evaluate alternate perspectives and ways of learning.

Off-campus study also provides a rich opportunity for personal growth as students gain independence and self-confidence through active engagement with social and cultural practices different than their own and/or through the experience of educational or research settings whose pedagogical approaches and curricular structures differ from those at Lawrence.

Look into your options

Students interested in off-campus study should make an appointment with the Off-Campus Programs office well in advance of the time they wish to pursue such study. These meetings help students establish academic goals, explore their off-campus options and discuss logistical issues such as timing of participation and the application process.

Students should also discuss their interest in studying off-campus with their faculty advisors. Advisors can help students select a program matching their academic preparations and interests as well as consider ways the student may be able to integrate their off-campus study into their curriculum at Lawrence. 

Students can also get information about their options when representatives from affiliated programs visit campus in fall and winter terms, in informational meetings held about specific programs or from students who have studied off-campus in the past. 

It is a good idea to gather as much information about the program(s) as possible to get the fullest understanding of the options. 

Study Abroad Funding

There are many sources of funding for off-campus study.  

Students who wish to study off-campus are encouraged to make an appointment with the Financial Aid office to discuss their financial expectations. Program costs vary widely and the Financial Aid office can help students understand the financial implications of off-campus study decisions. Students participating in Lawrence-sponsored or Lawrence-affiliated off-campus programs are able to utilize some of their financial aid package toward their off-campus program.

There are also many opportunities for funding outside of Lawrence, and the Off-Campus Study Funding page will help students identify possibilities from program providers, outside scholarships and other resources.

Policies and procedures for off-campus study

Participation on an off-campus program requires approval by the Committee on Off-Campus Programs and, in the case of affiliated programs, acceptance by the program sponsor. Students must apply using the Lawrence Off-Campus Study Proposal. Each year, the proposal deadline for most affiliated programs for the upcoming summer and following academic year is in late January (a few programs have earlier application deadlines). Applications for the London Centre and the Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal are due early in Spring term.

Approval

Lawrence approval for off-campus study participation is granted only if the student is adequately prepared both personally and academically for the program and if the program coherently fits the goals of a Lawrence liberal arts education and the individual student’s academic plan.

Students may elect to participate on a non-affiliated off-campus program and seek transfer credit for that experience.  Lawrence scholarships and grants may not be applied to the program costs associated with non-affiliated programs.  Students interested in participating in a non-affiliated program must work closely with the Off-Campus Programs office in preparing for this.

Application evaluation and eligibility criteria

Following are the criteria used to determine student eligibility to participate in an off-campus study program.

  1. A student is ineligible for off-campus study in the following cases:
    • if she or he will not achieve sophomore status prior to participation in the off-campus program;
    • if she or he is on academic probation in the term preceding off-campus study or will not be in good academic standing at the time of participating in off-campus study;
    • if she or he is on disciplinary probation in the term preceding off-campus study or will not be in good disciplinary standing at the time of participating in off-campus study; and/or
    • if she or he has a demonstrated history of behavioral issues inappropriate for off-campus study.
    In exceptional circumstances, final determination of eligibility will be made by the Committee on Off-Campus Programs.
  2. The proposed program represents a well-defined continuation of the curricular and pedagogical goals of a Lawrence liberal arts education and the individual student’s academic plan. This may include, but is not limited to:
    • opportunities to apply, extend and/or develop specific academic or intellectual skills in a different educational, cultural or linguistic context;
    • opportunities to pursue specific independent research; and/or
    • opportunities to apply, extend and/or develop other kinds of on-campus learning in a different academic, cultural or linguistic context.
  3. The student’s record shows evidence of college-level preparation and academic achievement appropriate to the proposed program.
  4. In situations where Lawrence limits participation, qualified students proposing their first off-campus program will be given priority over qualified students proposing participation in an additional program.

Off-campus study approval wait lists

In order to budget effectively for the institutional costs associated with off-campus study, Lawrence establishes an annual cap on the number of students who may participate in affiliated programs. If there are more suitable applicants than the annual cap allows the Committee on Off-Campus Programs to support, a waiting list will be created based upon a combination of seniority and other relevant academic and application factors.

Program capacity for Lawrence sponsored programs (the London Centre, in particular) is limited. In the case of the London Centre, if there are more suitable applicants than there are available spaces for a given term, some students will be shifted to their second-choice term based upon relevant factors. In situations where such accommodations cannot be made, a waiting list ranked according to the same criteria as above will be maintained for each over-subscribed term.

Financial Aid and Off-Campus Study

To promote off-campus study, Lawrence provides financial assistance to students who wish to participate in one of Lawrence's affiliated or sponsored off-campus programs and who have demonstrated financial need.

Need-based institutional funding and loans are applicable to all Lawrence-sponsored and Lawrence-affiliated programs. The maximum amount of need-based Lawrence funding that can be applied to off-campus study is increased annually. Merit scholarships, music scholarships and tuition exchange benefits will not be applied to off-campus study programs. Government sponsored grants (e.g., Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG, and Wisconsin Tuition Grants) are typically fully applicable to all such programs. Per program policies, students receiving Lawrence Tuition Remission or ACM Tuition Remission will be allowed to apply their tuition benefit toward the cost of Lawrence-sponsored programs (the London Centre and the Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal) and tuition benefits are not applicable to Lawrence-affiliated programs.

The cost for many off-campus study programs is greater than the cost of studying for the same period of time at Lawrence. Students should make certain they consider out-of-pocket expenses when deciding whether or not they can afford a given program. Comprehensive cost estimates for all Lawrence affiliated and sponsored programs are available from the Financial Aid office. Students considering off-campus study are encouraged to meet with the Financial Aid office. Some programs (e.g. IES and ISA programs) offer the opportunity to apply for additional scholarship funds through the program provider organization.

Any student who will need financial assistance to be able to afford an off-campus study program is encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible during the year preceding their proposed program. Even those not qualifying for need-based aid may wish to absorb the incremental expense through either an unsubsidized Stafford Student Loan or a parental PLUS loan and are thus encouraged to submit the FAFSA.

Students are encouraged to pursue outside scholarship opportunities to assist with the incremental cost of off-campus programs. See the Off-Campus Study Funding page for more information about scholarships and funding options for off-campus study.

Billing, Deposits, & Refunds

Lawrence bills program tuition and billable program fees for students participating in LU sponsored and affiliated programs. In the case of Lawrence-sponsored programs, students are charged Lawrence tuition and a program fee to cover fixed in-country costs. In the case of affiliated programs, Lawrence charges only the direct costs billed by the program sponsor plus a nominal administrative fee of $250. Once the student commits to their off-­campus program and their LU student account has been adjusted accordingly, this administrative fee is nonrefundable even in instances where a student withdraws from the program or does not participate.

Most programs require a confirmation deposit from students to officially accept their offer of admission. For affiliated programs, students pay this deposit directly to the program provider. Students accepted to a Lawrence sponsored program will receive more information about this confirmation deposit upon acceptance. The deposit for an affiliated or sponsored program cannot be billed to a student's Lawrence student account.

Lawrence honors the refund, cancellation and withdrawal policies of our partner institutions. Once a student accepts placement in a program, the program provider begins preparations for their participation. If, after a student commits to a program, they withdraw or do not participate, most program providers hold the individual student accountable for some to all of the costs incurred on their behalf. Students should make themselves aware of these policies of the organization providing their program.

Mandatory International Health Insurance

Students participating on a Lawrence-sponsored or -affiliated international off-campus program are required to carry the Lawrence University international medical and evacuation insurance policy administered by Cultural Insurance Services International. The only exception to this requirement is for students on programs provided by IES and ACM (students on IES and ACM programs will not be enrolled in the LU group coverage through CISI). The Off-Campus Programs office will automatically enroll students for the CISI coverage. The fee for this coverage (currently $41 per month of coverage) is charged to the student’s Lawrence account along with the program fees.

It is presumed that this coverage is in addition to whatever medical insurance coverage the student already holds and has thus been factored into the comprehensive cost estimates for the international off-campus study programs.

The insurance coverage starts three days before the program start date and extends one week beyond the program end date to allow time for travel to and from the program. As this coverage is valid only outside the United States, all students are strongly encouraged to maintain their health insurance coverage in the United States in the event of their unexpected return due to a medical emergency.

Health Advisories, Travel Advisories and Travel Warning

Lawrence University supports international travel as an essential means of providing invaluable learning opportunities for our students.  We recognize, though, that international travel involves the potential for risks which may or may not be present within the U.S. Lawrence strongly recommends that all students familiarize themselves with the travel information available from the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites. In particular, students should carefully consider the information included in State Department travel advisories and alerts for the country in which they are pursuing off-campus study and/or for any other country to which they are planning to travel during their time abroad. Please note the difference between State Department Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.

Lawrence will cancel a Lawrence-sponsored program, will withdraw its approval for study on a Lawrence-affiliated program,and will not provide funding or support if a State Department Travel Warning and/or a CDC level 3 travel warning is in place for the host country. Lawrence does not support students participating in off-campus study programs or international travel in countries with these levels of caution.  Lawrence reserves the right to cancel support of travel based on extenuating circumstances.  If cancellation is necessary, the institution will work to provide alternate programming when feasible. Withdrawal of approval for an affiliated program bars a student from receiving Lawrence credit for the program and from applying institutional financial aid or funding to the program costs.

In order to make certain that a student may make an informed decision regarding participation on a program, the issue of potential loss of Lawrence approval for an affiliated program will be brought to the student’s attention as far in advance of the program start date as is feasible. This policy applies to students attending programs where such a warning is in place before the program begins (even if there may not have been such a warning or alert for the host country when the student applied and/or was accepted to the program). 

Students or faculty travel leaders who have a compelling educational reason for student travel to such countries may submit a petition for an individual exemption from this policy through the Off-Campus Programs Office.  Information about this petition process is available below.

In the event that a warning or alert of this level is instituted while a student is in-country, Lawrence will consider the situation to determine if program participation should continue, be adapted or suspended.  Lawrence will be in contact with impacted students and work with the travel assistance service of the international insurance that is required of all students traveling internationally with Lawrence support. Security evacuations are highly unusual and the travel assistance company determines whether a political, security, natural disaster, or medical evacuation is necessary.  If emergency evacuation becomes necessary, Lawrence will work with the evacuation service and impacted students to coordinate this.  If a student refuses to comply with an evacuation, the University maintains the right to withdraw financial support and may institute disciplinary action. 

The authority to cancel Lawrence support of international travel to particular countries according to this policy can be exercised by the provost or delegate, director of off-campus programs, or vice president for student life or delegate.  When possible, these parties will confer and come to a decision in consultation with each other.  In circumstances necessitating a quick response, this decision may be made by one or two of these parties.

Exemption petition process

Lawrence considers the health and safety of student participants to be the highest priority.  Petitions for exemption to the Policy on Student Travel to Countries Under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and Other Countries with Heightened Risk will be thoroughly considered.  Petitions will be reviewed by a committee that includes the Director of Off-Campus Programs, the Provost or delegate, the Vice President for Student Life or delegate, and University Counsel when necessary.  The committee will (1) review plans to ensure individual safety while traveling in a country with this level of warning and (2) determine whether Lawrence will support travel to this area in light of the risks of the location.

The petition for exemption should be submitted to the Off-Campus Programs office along with all supporting materials as far in advance as possible and no later than six weeks before the proposed travel.  Standard practice is that the committee will make a decision within two weeks of submission.  If an exemption is granted, all paperwork to register international travel and make arrangements for insurance enrollment will follow the regular timelines.  If an exemption is granted, each participant will be required to review, sign, and return an additional ‘Assumption of Risk for Travel to Countries Under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and Other Countries with Heightened Risk’ form. 

If the petition for an exemption is not approved, the student or group will not be allowed to travel to the country with Lawrence advice, support, credit, or funding.  Permission for travel with Lawrence sponsorship or support may be denied at any time and decisions may be reversed if the political climate or security situation changes after a petition for exemption is initially granted.

Argentina

Buenos Aires Argentina

ISA Buenos Aires offers a broad curriculum that includes a focus on Argentine and Latin American studies. Students may select from courses designed specifically for foreign students and, in the case of students with advanced fluency in Spanish, from the regular course offerings at the University of Belgrano. In this latter case, classes are taught by Argentine faculty and classmates are regular Argentine university students. The Latin American Studies option, however, is intended for students with intermediate and advanced Spanish who have an interest in the political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Argentina.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester

Previous language study required.

Austria

Vienna Austria

IES Vienna offers a broad curriculum in the humanities and social sciences. Students may select from either English-taught or German-taught courses. Students with advanced German proficiency may also choose to pursue integrated study at the Universität Wien. <br> Music students may choose to enroll in the Music Performance Workshop, combining individual music instruction with a German language course and three other courses selected from area studies, music history, and music theory offerings.

Duration: Year, Semester

No previous language study is required.

Botswana

Botswana

This ACM program offers students interested in African culture, politics, history, economics, ecology, and other areas the chance to participate in a unique program. The program is divided between courses in intensive Setswana language study, an elective course offered through the African Studies area of the University of Botswana, an elective course offered by ACM's Program Director, as well as completing an Independent Study project within their own area of interest.

Duration: Semester

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Canada

Québec Seminar & Internship

This program in French-speaking Chicoutimi, Canada, combines nine weeks of intensive coursework on French language and Québécois culture with four weeks of full-time internship in a business, governmental, or non-governmental organization. The program is organized through the Ecole de langue français et de culture Québécoise at the Université du Québec Chicoutimi. Students are housed with French-speaking families and participate in cultural and social activities organized by the Ecole. For more information about this exchange, please contact the Off-Campus Programs office or the French department.

Duration: Term

Two years of college level French study is required or the equivalent (completion of French 202)

Please contact the Off-Campus Programs office about your interest in this program by the start of winter term in the year prior to your proposed participation in this program.

Chile

Santiago Chile

IES Santiago offers an opportunity to pursue Spanish language study, Spanish-taught elective courses, integrated study at the Universidad de Chile or the Pontificia Universidad Católica, and internships. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate language development and cultural immersion.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

China

Associated Colleges in China

Based at Minzu University of China in Beijing, the Associated Colleges in China Program combines intensive Chinese language study with lectures on Chinese society, art, literature, and history. The program includes a weekly language practicum, visits with host families, and field trips to culturally and historically significant locations.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

This program has an early application deadline. Be in touch with the Off-Campus Programs office to discuss the early deadline in fall term of the academic year prior to the proposed study.

China

Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China

This program provides an opportunity for students to explore and study contemporary Chinese culture and society. The program is structured to cooperate with offerings at East China Normal University (ECNU) as well as special courses and arrangements specifically for students in the ACM program. Students undertake an independent study project, area studies elective classes, and Chinese language instruction offered at a range of levels.

Duration: Semester

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Costa Rica

Field Research in Costa Rica

The ACM field research program is designed primarily for advanced students wishing to pursue a significant field-based independent research project. This research may be in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Students prepare for their research during a month-long orientation that includes intensive language training and a review of fieldwork methodology. The research may be integrated with an ongoing project at Lawrence or started afresh on the program.

Duration: Semester, Term

Students who will be juniors or seniors with prior coursework in the proposed research discipline are eligible. Familiarity with statistics, field work methodology, and research methods is recommended. At least two years of college Spanish (or the equivalent) is required

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Costa Rica

Latin American Culture & Society in Costa Rica

This interdisciplinary ACM program is for students seeking to develop an understanding of life in Latin America. Language study is stressed as the key to understanding the culture. Coursework in language, literature, geography, anthropology, politics, and cultural change enables students to develop insights that are reinforced by field trips and two weeks of field work in rural areas. Students conduct an independent study project focusing on an aspect of Costa Rican culture of particular interest to them. Students live with host families.

Duration: Semester

Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors are eligible. At least two years of college Spanish (or the equivalent) is required.

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Costa Rica

Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica

This program is offered at a field station in the community of Atenas, located along the Rio Grande River in the Central Valley. Students enroll in four courses, each of which includes extensive field study and makes use of guest lecturers and opportunities to interact with the host community. The program provides environmental studies majors who wish to focus on policy issues with an opportunity to study the challenges that developing countries face as they attempt to increase prosperity while striving for levels of sustainable development that preserve natural resources.

Duration: Semester

Applicants must have completed at least one college-level course in ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science.

Ecuador

International Development in Ecuador

MSID seeks to engage students in an environment of reciprocal learning concerning local and global problems with a particular focus on development issues. This program allows students interested in the theoretical and practical implications of international development and social justice to study firsthand the challenges faced by developing countries. Students gain hands-on experience by participating in a community-based internship in addition to program coursework. Students are placed in homestays to facilitate language development and community integration.

Duration: Year, Semester

Applicants must have junior or senior status during the program and have taken at least 4 college-level Spanish courses.

Ecuador

Quito Ecuador

IES Quito offers the opportunity for students to explore and study Spanish in an Andean location. Students in the Area Studies and Language track pursue Spanish language study, Spanish-taught IES elective courses, and have the option of integrating study at a local partner university. Students with advanced language skills can take part in the Direct Enrollment track where students take their full course load in the local university. Students may also pursue internships. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate language development and cultural immersion. Note: Lawrence is not affiliated with the Galapagos program.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is required. In order to gain admittance to the Direct Enrollment track of the program, students will need to have completed two to three classes beyond Spanish 202.

Egypt

AU Cairo Egypt

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a liberal arts institution and a premier English-language university in the Arab world. This direct enrollment study abroad program offers content courses in English in a range of disciplines while also offering high-quality Arabic instruction. While it is suggested that students have some experience with Arabic before attending this program, this is not required and students with an interest in the Middle East from a variety of academic backgrounds will find courses from AUC's course offerings. Courses are available for Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Government, and Religious Studies students.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Most participants are juniors or seniors but applications for sophomore year are considered.

As of Summer 2018, the United States Department of State lists Egypt as a Level 2 Travel Advisory overall; however, there are Level 4 Travel Advisories within the country in various regions. Please contact the Off-Campus Programs Office for more information.

France

Nantes France

IES Nantes offers students the opportunity to combine French language study, French-taught area studies courses offered by the program, integrated study at l'Université de Nantes, and internship opportunities. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate language development and cultural immersion.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

France

Paris France - French Studies program

IES Paris offers students the opportunity to combine French language study, French-taught area studies courses offered by the program, internship opportunities, and integrated study at l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, l'Université Paris VIII, or l'Institut Catholique. Music students may pursue performance and/or content study at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris/Alfred Cortot. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate language development and cultural immersion. Note: Lawrence is not affiliated with the "Business and International Affairs" program.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

Germany

Berlin Germany - Language and Area Studies program

IES Berlin offers advanced students the opportunity to combine German language study, German-taught area studies courses offered by the program, integrated study at the Humboldt Universität, and internship opportunities. Note: Lawrence is not affiliated with the "Metropolitan Studies" program.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

Germany

European Union

IES European Union offers students an opportunity to study the on-going development of the European Union (EU). In addition to a core seminar and a German language class, students pursue elective courses in one of three tracks: economics, political science, or international relations. The program includes substantial field study, with trips to the European Parliament, Court of Justice, Commission and Council for the EU, and the European Central Bank, among others. In addition, students participate in a weekend-long model EU simulation. Internship opportunities are also available.

Duration: Semester

No previous language study is required.

Germany

Freiburg Germany - Language & Area Studies program

IES Freiburg offers students the opportunity to combine German language study, German-taught area studies courses offered by the program, integrated study at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität, and internship opportunities. Note: Lawrence is not affiliated with the "Freiburg Environmental Studies" program.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

Greece

College Year in Athens

The College Year in Athens offers courses in English focusing on Ancient Greece but also offers many classes on pre-historic, classical, post-classical, Byzantine, and modern Greece. In addition to offering courses useful to classics majors, the CYA curriculum includes offerings that would interest students of art history, archaeology, and Near East culture and history. All courses make full use of the resources available in Athens, with many of the classes conducted wholly or in part in museums or at historic sites. CYA regularly draws on the broad range of European and U.S. scholars pursuing research in Athens to offer lectures and colloquia at the CYA facility.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester

Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics & Mathematics Education

This program allows students to study mathematics and mathematics education with eminent Hungarian instructors in Budapest. Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. The Budapest Semester in Mathematics track provides advanced mathematics coursework. The Budapest Semester in Mathematics Education track of this program allows students to combine mathematics courses from the BSM track with education methods classes and observation opportunities. All classes are taught in English. Classes are small and are held on the College International campus of the Technical University Budapest near the city center. See https://bsmeducation.com/ as well as the main program URL.

Duration: Year, Semester

Applicants to the Budapest Semester in Mathematics track must have an appropriate amount of math coursework completed by the beginning of the program.

India

India Studies

The ACM India Studies program offers students an excellent opportunity to observe the interaction of tradition and modernity that characterizes contemporary India. Students pursue Marathi language instruction, take four elective courses and complete an independent study project. Participants are placed in home stays, and the academic program is supplemented by field trips to nearby cultural sites. A variety of extracurricular activities, such as dance, yoga, and batik, can also be arranged. The fall semester program focuses on culture, traditions, and globalization. The spring semester program focuses on social entrepreneurship and development. Further information about the spring program is available: https://www.acm.edu/programs/40/india_development/index.html

Duration: Semester

Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the program are eligible. No previous language study is required.

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Ireland

Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin

Study at the well-regarded Gaiety School of Acting provides a valuable opportunity for a theatre arts major to experience a semester focused on the craft of acting. The school provides conservatory-like professional training taught by local acting instructors. Students take courses in contemporary Irish drama, improvisation, acting, and voice and movement for the stage. Students also attend plays and take part in related field trips and cultural events.

Duration: Summer, Semester

Applicants must be theatre arts or english majors or minors, have junior or senior standing by the beginning of the program and have an appropriate amount of theatre arts coursework completed. Final admission decisions rest with the Gaiety School.

Italy

Arts in Context in London & Florence

The ACM London and Florence Program draws comparisons among the historical and political contexts of art, architecture, literature, and theatre in two historically prominent cities. Coursework is supplemented by visits to museums, galleries, and theatres; short trips to other areas of England and Italy; and discussions with local scholars. Students spend eight weeks in each city. An optional intensive course in Italian language is offered in January. Faculty Advisors: Kathy Privatt & Carol Lawton

Duration: Semester, Term

No previous language study is required. The program is open to seniors, juniors, and advanced sophomores.

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Italy

Earth and Environment in Italy

This program provides an opportunity for students to explore, study, and practice environmental science and geoscience in the field. The program is located with easy access to world-class field sites in a region which presents a unique laboratory for understanding earth systems through time. The program offers opportunities for genuine scientific field study and research with an earth systems perspective. Students conduct independent research projects during the semester. The program provides cultural experiences and language training in addition to hands on field training.

Duration: Semester

No previous language study is required. Applicants must have completed at least one lab science course.

This program will not be offered in fall 2018 but will be offered again in fall 2019.

Italy

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies

Based in Rome, the ICCS offers a curriculum exploring classical Roman civilization. The core seminar, The Ancient City, explores aspects of Roman archaeology and topography, as well as the social and urban history of Rome and Roman civilization. Students also choose elective courses from offerings in ancient history and archaeology, Latin literature, and ancient art. Weekly field trips to sites in and near Rome supplement the coursework.

Duration: Semester

This program is designed for students majoring in classics, classical history, archaeology, or art history with strong classical interests and background. All applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Previous study of Latin and the classical Roman civilization is strongly advised.

Italy

Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence

The ACM Florence Program focuses on Renaissance painting, sculpture, architecture, history, and literature. Italian language instruction, a studio art course, and elective courses provide a broad perspective on Italian contributions to world civilization and facilitate the study of Florentine artistic and cultural heritage. Visits to museums and galleries, short field trips to other cities throughout Italy, and discussions with local scholars supplement the coursework. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate language development and cultural immersion.

Duration: Semester

Students who will be juniors or seniors during the program with backgrounds in art history, studio art, modern languages, or the humanities are eligible. No previous language study is required.

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Italy

Milan - Music: Tradition and Innovation

The IES Milan - Music: Tradition and Innovation program offers an opportunity to combine highly customized musical instruction with beginning and intermediate language study and area-studies courses taught in English. Approved only for B.Mus. and B.A. Music students to pursue music study.

Duration: Semester

No previous language study is required.

Italy

Rome Italy

ISA Rome offers students the opportunity to enroll at the American University of Rome. All courses are taught in English, and there is no language prerequisite, but a basic knowledge of Italian is encouraged and enrollment in Italian coursework during your time there is required. Courses are available to students in a variety of areas, including humanities, arts, sciences, computer science, history, literature, and language (with an emphasis on Italian and the classics). However, students should only select courses that are appropriate to the Lawrence curriculum. Students are housed in shared apartments in neighborhoods close to the university campus.

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is encouraged but not required.

Japan

Japan Study

This ACM/GLCA program places students at Waseda University's School of International Liberal Studies in Tokyo, pursuing language study and English-taught Asian studies elective courses. A family-living experience in Tokyo provides an invaluable education in Japanese culture.

Duration: Year, Semester

Preference is given to applicants who will be participating during their junior year. At least one term of Japanese study is required. Selection is competitive and a minimum GPA of 3.0 strictly required.

This program has an early application deadline. Be in touch with the Off-Campus Programs office to discuss the early deadline in fall term of the academic year prior to the proposed study.

Japan

Tokyo Japan - Society & Culture program

IES Tokyo offers an opportunity to study Japanese society and culture. Japanese language courses through Kanda University, English-taught program elective courses, and an integrated seminar and field experience introduce students to Japanese social organization. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate language development. Note: Lawrence is not affiliated with the "language intensive program."

Duration: Year, Semester

Previous language study is not required though it is strongly recommended.

Jordan

Middle East and Arabic Language Studies in Amman Jordan

The ACM Middle East and Arabic Language Studies in Amman, Jordan program provides students with an immersive cultural and academic experience in Jordan and the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to the Middle East. Students take Arabic language classes available at all proficiency levels, elective classes in a variety of subject areas, and carry out an independent study project overseen by ACM guest faculty. This program offers content courses taught in English from a range of disciplines while also offering high-quality Arabic instruction. Students live in a homestay.

Duration: Semester

Most participants will be juniors or seniors, though, applications for sophomore year are considered as well. No previous language study is required.

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year. As of Summer 2018, the United States Department of State lists Jordan as a Level 2 Travel Advisory overall; however, there are Level 4 Travel Advisories within the country in various regions. Please contact the Off-Campus Programs Office for more information.

Kenya

International Development in Kenya

MSID seeks to engage students in an environment of reciprocal learning concerning local and global problems with a particular focus on development issues. This program allows students interested in the theoretical and practical implications of international development and social justice to study firsthand the challenges faced by developing countries. Students gain hands-on experience by participating in a community-based internship. Students are placed in a home stay to facilitate community integration.

Duration: Year, Semester

Applicants must have junior or senior status during the program.

As of Summer 2018, the United States Department of State lists Kenya as a Level 2 Travel Advisory overall; however, there are Level 3 and 4 Travel Advisories within the country in various regions, as well as within the city of Nairobi where part of the program will take place. Please contact the Off-Campus Programs Office for more information.

Madagascar

SUNY Madagascar Semester

The Madagascar Semester through Stony Brook University offers students interested in anthropology, biology, primatology, or ecology an option for field study in biodiverse Ranomafana National Park at the Centre ValBio research station. During the program, students enroll in courses on Primate Behavior and Ecology, Ecosystem Diversity and Evolution, Field Methods in Primatology and Field Biology, and an Independent Study. Further information about Centre ValBio and the program is available: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/centre-valbio/education/studyabroad.html

Duration: Semester

This program is open to juniors and seniors, though, well qualified sophomores may be considered.

Morocco

Area & Arabic Language Studies in Morocco

The AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies program in Rabat, Morocco provides students with an immersive cultural and academic experience in Morocco as well as opportunities to explore a variety of topics related to the Middle East. Students take Arabic language classes available at all proficiency levels and elective classes in a variety of subject areas. This program offers content courses taught in English from a range of disciplines while also offering high-quality Arabic instruction. Students live in a homestay.

Duration: Semester

Most participants will be juniors or seniors, though, applications for sophomore year are considered as well. No previous language study is required.

Netherlands

Amsterdam Netherlands

IES Amsterdam offers anthropology and gender studies students an opportunity to pursue Dutch language study, integrated study in English at the University of Amsterdam, and an integrated tutorial, field, or service-learning experience and field research project. IES also offers a Gender and Sexuality Seminar in which students can enroll.

Duration: Year, Semester

No previous language study is required. The program is open to juniors and seniors. In addition to normal proposal materials, students must submit additional application materials for this program. The final admission decison lies with the host university.

Netherlands

Amsterdam School of Music

Music students may apply to the prestigious Amsterdam School of Music which offers a highly-individualized course of study. Musical training through this program is facilitated and administered by IES. As a large conservatory in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam School of Music takes advantage of the city's established reputation in both classical and contemporary music. The school is dedicated to high standards of teaching, performing, and creating music. Music students participating in this program should be strong in performance, composition, and/or theory and have the motivation and intention to succeed in this individualized and rigorous environment.

Duration: Year, Semester

Applicants must be music majors and have junior or senior standing by the beginning of the program. Final admission decisions rest with the Amsterdam School of Music and additional application materials are required. Admission to this program is often competitive.

Netherlands

Amsterdam: Sciences, Global Health, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Students take courses at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). Students take a course on Dutch culture and language, elective classes from VU's elective options, and have the option to undertake an independent study project working with a faculty member visiting from one of the ACM institution home campuses. VU is known for their strong science programs, particularly global health, biomedicine, and neuroscience as well as offering courses in psychology, earth sciences, and other areas. Courses are taught in English.

Duration: Semester

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Netherlands

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (GRA) provides a valuable opportunity for studio arts majors to pursue a semester focused on studio work. The GRA is a well-regarded and innovative Dutch art and design school that stresses independence and creativity through highly-individualized curriculum and instruction.

Duration: Year, Semester

No previous language study is required. The program is open to juniors and seniors. In addition to normal proposal materials, students must submit additional application materials for this program. Final admission decisions lie with the host institution.

Netherlands

University of Twente Exchange

This program is designed for students in Physics and the sciences who wish to pursue courses and research through directly enrolling in a host university. The University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands is a research university which focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society and offers degree programs in the fields of technology and behavioral and social sciences.

Duration: Semester

Lawrence applicants must be juniors or seniors by the time of the exchange and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Students interested in applying to this program should contact the Off-Campus Programs office and the Physics department.

New Zealand

Auckland New Zealand

IES Auckland offers students the opportunity for integrated study at the University of Auckland. The university offers courses in a wide variety of disciplines, with especially strong programs in anthropology, natural science, and environmental science. While courses are available in a variety of areas, students should only select courses that are applicable to the Lawrence curriculum.

Duration: Semester

Russian Federation

Smolny College

The Bard College program partners with Smolny College in St. Petersburg to offer students a comprehensive Russian as a Second Language program in combination with Russian-taught elective courses. The elective courses are integrative and taken with Russian students who are regular degree-seeking students at Smolny.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

Senegal

Francophone Seminar in Senegal

This biennial program in Dakar, Senegal, introduces students to Western African culture. Organized by the Lawrence French department in conjunction with the Baobab Center, participants, accompanied by a Lawrence professor, study the French and Wolof languages, Senegalese history and culture, and Francophone African literature and may arrange individual music lessons. The academic program is supplemented by local excursions, a stay in a rural village, and field trips to other parts of the country and region.

Duration: Term

Two years of college level French study is required or the equivalent (completion of French 202). The course Destination Dakar is required in the term preceding the seminar term.

Application deadline in April every other year.

Spain

Granada Spain

This ISA program offers Spanish majors a classroom-based program with courses largely taught through the University of Granada program for foreigners. Based on the results of a placement exam administered on site, "advanced" students choose from courses, principally in the humanities, offered through the University of Granada Hispanic studies program. Students who do not pass the placement exam, usually students with "high intermediate" to "low advanced" language skills, may choose from a more limited curriculum in the Spanish Language and Culture program.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester, Term

Previous language study is required. In order to gain admittance to the Hispanic studies program, students will most likely need to have completed two to three classes beyond Spanish 202.

Spain

Salamanca Spain

IES Salamanca offers Spanish-taught courses focusing on Iberian culture, comparative studies of the Mediterranean Basin, and comparative studies of Spain and Latin America. The majority of students combine program courses with study at the Universidad de Salamanca. The program also offers education and political internships.

Duration: Summer, Year, Semester

Previous language study is required.

Tanzania

Field Studies in Tanzania

This ACM program offers a unique opportunity to conduct field work in some of the world's greatest paleoanthropological and ecological sites. The program is divided between courses in intensive Kiswahili, human evolution, and ecology at the University of Dar es Salaam and field research in the Northern Region of Tanzania. The program is physically and academically demanding and only well-qualified students will be selected.

Duration: Semester

The program is open to juniors and seniors with prior course work in the natural or social sciences. Previous language study is not required.

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

United Kingdom

London Centre

The Lawrence London Centre was established in 1970 to introduce Lawrence students to the rich social, cultural, and political history of the British people through a program of classroom study supplemented by field trips, museum visits, guest lectures and performances, cultural opportunities, and travel. While continuing to play this important role in a Lawrence liberal arts education, the London Centre also seeks to utilize its setting in a cosmopolitan world city as a rich text wherein Lawrence students can engage the significant political, economic, cultural, and intellectual challenges of the 21st century. London is known to the world as a cosmopolitan center of artistic, financial, and academic activity which makes it a great location for a variety of academic and cultural explorations. <br> London Centre courses cover a range of areas including theatre, music history, anthropology, history, government, and art history. Course offerings vary each term. All students take part in a 2-unit core course called British Life and Culture. London Centre courses do not have prerequisites and are open to all London Centre participants. Many courses can be used to fulfill general education requirements. Internships are available to through an additional selection process. Music students are able to arrange 3-unit S/U music lessons for credit.

Duration: Term

Application deadline in April

United Kingdom

Northern Ireland: Democracy & Social Change

Based in Derry/Londonderry, this program of the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) allows students interested in peace and conflict studies to examine firsthand the transition from conflict to sustainable democracy through classroom study, comparative field trips, and an internship placement.

Duration: Semester

United Kingdom

Oxford University

This program offers very strong students with an expressed interest in pursuing advanced study the opportunity to pursue focused study in a single subject area at one of four Oxford colleges: St. Anne's College, St. Edmund Hall, St. Hilda's College (women only), and Lady Margaret Hall. Placements are available across the arts, sciences, and social sciences. This is an integrated program of study whereby Lawrence students participate in a given college's tutorial system alongside its degree-seeking students.

Duration: Year, Semester, Term

Applicants must have junior or senior standing at the beginning of the program. Minimum GPA of 3.7. This program is often competitive and the final admission decision lies with the host university.

This program has an early application deadline. Be in touch with the Off-Campus Programs office to discuss the early deadline in fall term of the academic year prior to the proposed study.

United Kingdom

University of York

This program creates an opportunity for strong students across a range of majors to study one or two subjects in a British tutorial system similar to that employed at Oxford and Cambridge. This is an integrated program of study whereby Lawrence students participate in a college's tutorial system alongside its degree-seeking students. Students are fully integrated into the residential colleges and social aspects of the university.

Duration: Year, Semester, Term

Minimum GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to study in the English department must complete additional application materials. Final admission decisions rest with the host university.

United States

Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Studies

The program immerses students academically, professionally, and personally with life in Chicago. The primary areas of emphasis in the program are Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Studies and students have the opportunity to explore one of these topics in depth, or participate in class work and projects across these disciplines. The program offers a mix of academic work, a supervised internship, independent study project, common core course about the city of Chicago, and a variety of seminars focused on the arts and creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and urban studies and social justice. Faculty Advisors: (Arts) - Ben Rinehart, (Entrepreneurship) - Adam Galambos, (Urban Studies) - Bill Hixon

Duration: Semester, Term

This program will not be offered after the 2018-2019 academic year.

United States

Coe College Wilderness Field Station

The Coe College Wilderness Field Station is a four-week summer program of biological field study in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota. Classes are small and personal, with no more than eight students per instructor. All courses integrate lectures and laboratory investigation with daily canoe outings. Each class undertakes a lengthy canoe trip into Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Duration: Summer

United States

Newberry Library Seminar in the Humanities

Based at the world-renowned Newberry Library in Chicago, this ACM program provides a powerful introduction to the art of pursuing original research. Students in the program attend interdisciplinary seminars taught by visiting professors and work with resident scholars and library staff to research and write a major research paper based on the Newberry's broad collections in the humanities.

Duration: Semester

Juniors or seniors interested in pursuing serious research in the Humanities are eligible.

United States

Oak Ridge Science Semester

The ACM/GLCA Oak Ridge Science Semester enables advanced undergraduates to study and conduct research in the prestigious and challenging scientific environment of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) near Knoxville, Tennessee. The majority of a student's time is spent participating in a long-range research project with an advisor specializing in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or biochemistry. In addition, students participate in an interdisciplinary seminar and lecture series designed to broaden their exposure to developments in their major field and related disciplines.

Duration: Semester

The program is designed for seniors and highly qualified juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and declared majors in related areas.

United States

SEA Semester

The SEA program is designed to develop in students a talent for the application of scientific thinking and method to the marine environment. This program gives undergraduates the opportunity to study the ocean from a variety of academic perspectives and to do it from the platform of a traditional sailing vessel. It is open to students in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This is a unique opportunity for Lawrence students, scientists and non-scientists alike, to learn about maritime heritage (in art, literature, philosophy, and politics) and to develop the observational and investigative skills that grow from sustained attention to complex physical data. The 12-week program is divided into the Shore Component (the first six weeks) and the Sea Component (the remaining six weeks). No sailing experience is necessary.

Duration: Term

Some tracks of the program require past science coursework but many tracks do not -- students should check for prerequisites for their track of interest

United States

Semester in Environmental Science

The Semester in Environmental Science is offered at the world-renowned Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Students participate in two core seminars focusing on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They also choose an elective seminar and pursue an independent research project under the guidance of the MBL staff and faculty.

Duration: Semester

Applicants should have background in one Biology course, one Chemistry course, and one Math course. Students who are lacking in a given area may still qualify for admission to the program at the discretion of the on-campus faculty advisor and selection committee.

United States

TeachChicago Urban Teaching Program

Students seeking teacher certification can complete their student teaching practicum and seminar in the ethnically and culturally diverse urban Chicago environment. Placements are made in both public and private central-city Chicago schools. Students live in apartments located in Hyde Park, adjacent to the University of Chicago.

Duration: Semester

Interested students should talk with the education department about requirements for this program.

This program has an early application deadline. Be in touch with the education department to discuss the early deadline in fall term of the year prior to your proposed participation in this program.

United States

Washington Semester

The Washington Semester enables students to participate in a thematic program of study at the American University in Washington, D.C. In addition to the core seminar, students pursue an internship related to the program topic and an independent study project. The Lawrence-approved program tracks are: American Politics, International Environment and Development, International Law and Organizations, Justice and Law, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Islam and World Affairs Foreign Policy, and Global Economics and Business.

Duration: Semester


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