Seminole State makes studying abroad worth it
When you’re in college in a place as beautiful as Florida, leaving to study abroad may be something you don’t consider. But when you’re at Seminole State and have a faculty that goes out into the field to curate unique opportunities where you can both explore and further your education in an exciting new country, it’s easy to suddenly want to hop on a plane.
Every year Seminole State offers long-term opportunities to study at its overseas partner locations. But Seminole State also offers several short-term study abroad trips that take students across the world to learn in fascinating places, like deep in the jungles of South America or in the lively city streets of the Caribbean.
Even better — the groups that go on these programs tend to be small and close-knit, and many of the international programs are subsidized by the College, making learning in a different country both fun and affordable. Here are some of the top programs.
Show Business in England
Travel to England to discover why it is one of the business and theater capitals of the world. Explore theater from both a humanities and business perspective by exploring cosmopolitan and chic London for a week and then it’s on to Stratford, Shakespeare’s birthplace, for a day. On this trip, students will get to attend six shows, peruse famous museums, take city tours, and more.
Literature and Culture in Cuba
Literature buffs can head to Cuba during the summer to explore the country from Hemingway’s perspective. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, students will follow in the great author’s footsteps in order to gain insight into his life in Cuba, while also learning about Cuban history and exploring the city of Havana and the infamous Varadero Beach.
The adventure consists of two days of exploring the cultural and historical aspects of Cuba, and one day focusing on Hemingway, his life in Cuba and what he wrote while he was there.
Biology in the Amazon
Take a trip to the Peruvian Amazon for nine days over Spring Break to study the biological diversity of the Amazon River and surrounding areas by helping with field research in three different research facilities.
Some adventures students have on this trip have included cruising down the river at night in search of caimans, observing the Amazon’s vast array of biodiversity from atop a canopy tower, researching various ecosystems, taking an ethnobotanical tour to explore local plants that are used by the locals for a variety of reasons, sampling water for biological testing, and much more.
Engineering Sustainability in Peru
Engineering students can take their knowledge down to Peru and work at a local village along iconic Lake Titicaca. Students will have the opportunity to participate in three different projects to help improve the village’s quality of life, including: looking at methods for creating hot water so that locals can shift away from dangerous electrical water heating, transforming the village’s energy source to sustainable hydroelectricity, and rebuilding ovens that currently release carcinogens into clean burning stoves that serve as home heaters.
Seminole State’s Salzburg Partner Campus
The Salzburg program is a bit different from the others, and is an opportunity for students to study abroad longer-term for anywhere from a semester to a couple of years. Seminole State has a partner location in Salzburg that delivers a curriculum so students can earn Seminole State bachelor’s degrees while living and studying in Austria. This is a great opportunity for US and international students to work toward their bachelor’s degrees abroad.
To get more information on Seminole State’s study abroad programs and how to apply, click here.