Study Abroad Courses

Consider taking the following courses to help prepare you for your study abroad experiences before going, while there and after your return. Review the course schedule to find when the classes are offered or contact the International Studies Office in Greenquist 210.

205 Orientation to Study Abroad (1 credit)
Prereq: None.
Freq: Yearly. Check the course schedule.
Provides an introduction to various challenges (academic, social, cultural, linguistic, political and economic) related to studying in a foreign country. Students are familiarized with theories associated with culture shock, intercultural sensitivity, communication and reverse culture shock and learn to apply these to their own up-coming international experience.

206 Study Abroad Journaling (2 credits)
Prereq: None.
Freq: Yearly. Check the course schedule.
Primarily taught through guided written assignments while studying abroad; demonstrate an understanding of various stages and theories associated with culture shock by applying them to their living and studying abroad experiences in their host country.

207 Cross-Cultural Reentry from Study Abroad (1 credit)
Prereq: None.
Freq: Yearly. Check the course schedule.
Designed for students returning from study abroad; reviews the concept of reentry shock, examines the process of reentry, and provides strategies for integrating the study abroad experiences with academics, professional goals and personal development.

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