Faculty-Led International Programs

Winter Break – 2017/2018

 

Spend your winter break in Costa Rica!

Experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer with CPI, Centro Panamericano de Idiomas! This two week program offers everything from rafting, hiking volcanos, nature boat tour of Rio Tarcoles, zip-line tour and more! Immerse yourself in Spanish language while gaining Spanish credits and valuable hands-on volunteer experience.

Earn 4 credits of lower division Spanish or 6 credits of intermediate or upper division Spanish in just two weeks! Students studying any level of Spanish may go on the program.  Pura Vida!!

  • Cost: $3,088 plus airfare
  • Dates: December 30th, 2017 – January 14th, 2018
  • Deadline: November 1st, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:
Professor Jeff Longwell—Department of Language and Linguistics, jelongwe@nmsu.edu
Angel Palumbo—Director—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, apalumbo@ad.nmsu.edu

 

Agriculture Animals of the World: New Zealand!

This course is intended to expose the students to agriculture animal production systems of New Zealand. Students will see and experience how a pastoral based production system works compared to the agriculture animal’s productions systems of the USA. Students will gain understanding on how important agriculture is to the New Zealand economy. Breeds of agriculture animals of New Zealand will be evaluated. At the end of the semester the students will present their experiences in a PowerPoint form and turn in a hard copy of their photo documentary

Earn 3 credits in just 2 weeks. Students of all majors welcome!

  •  Cost: $3315 plus airfare
  • Dates: December 26th – January 10th, 2018
  • Deadline: September 25th, 2017

Dr. John W. Campbell—College Assistant Professor, Judging Team Coordinator, jwcamp@nmsu.edu 

Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

Oral Health Residency: India!

This course is intended to improve the students’ ability to work and provide dental hygiene treatment, education, and counseling to children and their families. This course will improve the students’ ability to work with children in a different country, bringing not only cultural challenges but also opportunities to learn and embrace different cultural aspects of being able to provide treatment  to these patients. The students will be working with children of low income or underserved areas in India. The other aspect of this course is to enhance  students’ understanding and development of cultural competence by working outside of the United States with patients and people whose primary language is not English.

Open to Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Nutrition and Public Health majors!

  • Cost: $2223.oo not including airfare and some meals
  • Dates: December 29th, 2017 – January 12th, 2018
  • Deadline: September 1st, 2017

Prof Elmer Gonzalez—Program Director—Dental Hygiene, elmer6nmsu.edu

Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

Genetic Aspects of Population Biology: Nepal

This course is designed especially for Biology, Genetics, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology majors, although it may well be of interest to others seeking a deeper understanding of genetics, biodiversity, and climate change. Nepal is a perfect laboratory to explore these issues. With only 0.1% of the global area, Nepal harbors 3.2% and 1.1% of the world’s known flora and fauna, respectively, including 5.2% and 9.5% of the world’s known mammals and birds. With the 28th lowest purchasing power parity, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet has made some of the strongest commitments to conservation with protected areas covering almost one quarter of the country. With the highest human population density in Nepal, the Terai Arc Landscape is home to one of the world’s densest populations of Bengal tigers, which the Government of Nepal has committed to double by 2022. Genetics has already proven to be useful for the study of Nepal’s iconic wildlife; this course will expose students to the power of genetics using real-world collaborations with practicing Nepali scientists.

  • Cost: $2,461 plus airfare. Includes full program cost, fees, Insurance, NMSU Credits, Health Evaluation, and Room. Does not include spending money while abroad
  • Dates: December 19th, 2017 – January 10th, 2018 
  • Deadline: October 2nd, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:

Dr. Brook Milligan – Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, brook@nmsu.edu

Caitlin Dugas – Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

Spring Break 2018

 

Special Topics: Public Health Care and Nursing: Costa Rica

This course crosses multiple boundaries offering students important public health concepts, social work experiences, health care and nursing observations, language participation and intercultural learning. The program travels to Costa Rica for eight days during Spring Break. Through Spanish courses, a seminar on health care in Costa Rica, internships, and family stays, students explore health care while furthering their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of Costa Rica. Students will have the opportunity to explore and observe health careers within a different country. This study trip Costa Rica will provide a comparative perspective on health problems and health services in Central America. This is a very structured, intensive program. Students will earn three course credits, but more importantly, they will experience a very special opportunity to live with families, work in Costa Rican institutions, travel in a beautiful country, and meet people they will never forget. 

  • Cost: $1,590 plus airfare. Includes full program cost, fees, Insurance, NMSU Credits, Health Evaluation, and Room. Does not include spending money while abroad
  • Dates: March 17th, 2018 – March 25th, 2018
  • Deadline: November 13th, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:

Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye – Associate Dean of Health and Social Services and Health Related Professor, kfrye@nmsu.edu

Caitlin Dugas – Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

Summer 2018

 

Cultures in Human and Natural Environments

How is life for U.S children and families different or similar from those living in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France? In this course, we will focus on understanding the strengths and challenges that exist among those individuals and families living in Western European societies – particularly Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France. Students will examine how individuals and children interact with their peers, family members and other community members. Students will also examine how issues such as poverty  and aging impact daily living and well-being among individuals and families in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France. Finally, students will examine how varies community components such as the housing, markets, schools, and/or health facilities within these four countries impact families and then determine how these might be similar of different from their experiences in the U.S. 

Experience these unique destinations that have claimed prestige and fame for centuries. The varying scenery from country to country will be something to cherish for a lifetime!

Dr. Bryce Jorgensen, professor in Family Consumer Sciences, will lead the program. Earn up to 4 credits of FCS 492 in two weeks! Students in any discipline may go on the program.

  • Cost: $3652 plus airfare. Includes full program cost, fees, Insurance, NMSU Credits, Health Evaluation, and Room. Does not include spending money while abroad
  • Dates: May 14th – May 28th, 2017
  • Deadline: October 31st, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:
Dr. Bryce Jorgensen—Department of Family Consumer Sciences, brycej@nmsu.edu
Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

 

Spend the summer in COSTA RICA!!

Experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer with CPI, Centro Panamericano de Idiomas! This two week program offers everything from rafting, hiking volcanos, nature boat tour of Rio Tarcoles, zip-line tour and more! Immerse yourself in Spanish language while gaining Spanish credits and valuable hands-on volunteer experience.

Earn 4 credits of lower division Spanish or 6 credits of intermediate or upper division Spanish in just two weeks! Students studying any level of Spanish may go on the program.

  • Cost: $3,095 plus airfare
  • Dates: End of May to beginning of June
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:
Professor Jeff Longwell—Department of Language and Linguistics, jelongwe@nmsu.edu
Angel Palumbo—Director—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, apalumbo@ad.nmsu.edu

 

 

Cultures in Human and Natural Environments: South Africa

How is life for U.S children and families different or similar from those living in South Africa? In this course, we will focus on understanding the strengths and challenges that exist among those individuals and families living in South Africa. Students will examine how individuals and children interact with their peers, family members and other community members. Students will also examine how issues such as poverty  and aging impact daily living and well-being among individuals and families in South Africa. Finally, students will examine how varies community components such as the housing, markets, schools, and/or health facilities within these four countries impact families and then determine how these might be similar of different from their experiences in the U.S. 

Lions! Tigers and oh my, 4 credits!? Earn up to 4 credits in just two weeks spent exploring South Africa! The Cape Town landmarks, Mpumalanga and Johannesburg are waiting for you!

Dr. Bryce Jorgensen, professor in Family Consumer Sciences, will lead the program. Students in any discipline may go on the program.

  • Cost: $3032 plus airfare. Includes full program cost, fees, Insurance, NMSU Credits, Health Evaluation, and Room. Does not include spending money while abroad
  • Dates: June 7th – June 19th, 2017
  • Deadline: TBA

For more information on the program, please contact:
Dr. Bryce Jorgensen—Department of Family Consumer Sciences, brycej@nmsu.edu
Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

Brewing and Distilling in England and Ireland

This course is designed to give students in-context introductions to the brewing and distilling traditions of some of the world’s major production regions for beer, cider, and whiskey. Students will meet and experience the people, processes, and styles indigenous to the targeted locations by speaking to the people who are directly involved in local businesses, making connections with owners and operators, and participating in local practice. The course is offered spring semester with periodic meetings during the semester; travel occurs during the two weeks between the spring and summer terms. Participants must be at least 21 years old by the first day of the spring semester and must acquire clearance from a medical professional to consume alcohol.

Obtain 3 credit hours by taking CHME 491 in England and Ireland! 

  • Cost: $3,180 plus airfare and some meals
  • Dates: May 16th, 2018 – May 29th, 2018
  • Deadline: November 13th, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:

Dr. Catherine Brewer – Assistant Professor of Chemical and Material Engineering, cbrewer@nmsu.edu

Dr. Stephen Taylor – Professor of Chemical and Material Engineering, sptaylor@nmsu.edu 

Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

Experience France

This course focuses on language and culture, especially as culture intersects with history, social structures, style, and with everyday life. In addition, visits to landmarks (Musée de Cluny, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Quai Branley, etc.) and neighborhood guided tours (Ile de la Cité, Ile Saint-Louis, Le Marais, Montmartre, Latin Quarter, etc.) will add dimension to the students’ understanding of the city. Planned excursions outside the city (Giverny, Versailles, and potentially a Loire chateaux) will further develop the students’ understanding of the language, history, and culture. 

  • Cost: $2,430 plus airfare
  • Dates: May 19th, 2018 – June 2nd, 2018
  • Deadline: January 18th, 2018

For more information on the program, please contact:

Dr. Gleen Fetzer – Department of Language and Linguistics, Breland Hall 218, gwfetzer@nmsu.edu

Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

Summer Studies in Florence

This course presents an exploration of the pleasure of food and wine pairing. This course goes beyond a classic approach to pairing, demystifying the terminology and the methodology of matching wine and food. Whether preparing a meal at home or ordering in a restaurant, participants leave with an enhanced knowledge of pairing that can create a harmony and synergy between wine and food, providing a sublime connection of the mind, the mouth,memories and experiences. Particular focus will be given to the Italian cultural approach, tasting the major wine areas and classic Italian recipes. 

Take 6 upper-division HRTM credits while staying in the heart of historic Florence!

  • Cost: $3,600 plus airfare and personal expenses
  • Dates: May 13th, 2018 – June 1st, 2018
  • Deadline: December 1st, 2017

For more information on the program, please contact:

Pete Mitchell, MHM – HRTM Assistant Professor, petemit@nmsu.edu

Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu

 

Equine Industry and Business in Ireland

Students will gain insight and experience with international marketing of horses, operational management of equine businesses in an international context. Students will also learn about equine reproductive practices in Ireland. This course is designed to help students acquire a working knowledge of different sectors of the equine industry, including business practices, management and marketing skills. 

  • Cost: $3,514 plus airfare
  • Dates: July 15th, 2018 – July 31st, 2018
  • Deadline: March 1st, 2018
 For more information on the program, please contact:
Dr. Laura White – ACES Assistant Professor, lmwhite@nmsu.edu
Caitlin Dugas—Study Abroad Advisor—Office of Education Abroad, Garcia Annex RM 132, cdugas@nmsu.edu