East Stroudsburg University is excited to announce international programs for Summer 2013 in the following locations: China, Dominican Republic, and St. Croix.
China: Language, Culture and Politics
- Date: May 25 - June 19
- Credits: 3
- Courses: FLCH 116 Chinese I or FLCH 117 Chinese II, POLS 230 Asia
The program is open to all ESU students. No prior knowledge of Chinese language is required to participate in the program. All courses will be taught in English. To earn credits from ESU, students must be in good academic standing and must register in one or both of the ESU courses offered as part of the program. The professors who supervise the program reserve the right to select final candidates.
For more information, contact the faculty leader, Dr. Wenjie Yan, 570-422-3744.
Dominican Republic: Global Public Health
- Credits: 3
- Course: HLTH 573 Global Public Health (open to juniors and seniors)
ESU Health Department offers graduate and undergraduate (junior and seniors) students a three credit course titled Global Public Health during summer pre-session. Participants will have course time at ESU studying the political, economic and cultural determinants of global health and one week in the Dominican Republic analyzing the island's national health system. The program is coordinated in collaboration with the Public Health program at Universidad Central del Este, a university based in San Pedro de Macoris.
For more information, please contact via email Dr. Alberto Cardelle or via telephone (570) 422-3702
St. Croix, Virgin Islands: Psychology and Service Learning
- Date: May 20 - June 10
- Credits: 3
- Course: PSY 306 - A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Behavioral Therapy
The course is imparted partly at ESU and partly on-site in St. Croix during summer pre-session.
The program is oriented to advanced Psychology majors.
For the on campus portion, the course meets for about 18 hours for intensive instruction on behavioral therapy and an overview of major theories used to compare cultures.
Following, participants travel to St. Croix and tour the island for two days with focus both on social service delivery systems and historical sites.
Students then work with a not-for profit agency that provides psychology services and therapies to the community.
Students also keep a journal and write a reflection paper on cultural similarities and differences they observe in the therapy setting and in day-to-day activities on the island.
For more information, please contact Dr. Rick Wesp via email or telephone (570) 422-3750
Note: All programs are required a minimum enrollment of eight students to avoid cancellation.
Turkey: Global Media and Advertising
- Dates: July 16 - August 13
- Credits: 3 or 6
- Courses: CMST 367 Advertising and Propaganda and CMST 410 Comparative Media
This program is open to all ESU students in good standing. This summer travel program is based at Anadolu University in the city of Eskisehir. The itinerary includes tours of ancient ruins and three days touring Istanbul.
Two courses are offered: CMST 367 Advertising and Propaganda, taught by Dr. Cem Zeytinoglu and CMST 410 Comparative Media, taught by Dr. Robert McKenzie. Students must enroll in at least one of these courses (and may enroll in both courses).
For more information please contact Dr. Cem Zeytinoglu at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Office of International Programs at 570-422-3527.
In addition to ESU faculty-led programs, students can study abroad through ESU affiliate institutions.
ISEP offers many interesting opportunities for ESU interested in studying or completing internships abroad.
Programs imparted in English are available in Estonia, Finland, India, Italy, Korea and Thailand.
In addition, students can go abroad and study in a foreign language. Some of these options include Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan and Mexico.
For more information, please visit the ISEP Summer Program website
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In addition, ESU as a Member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), allows students to participate in any of the faculty-led programs sponsored by any of the PASSHE universties.
Some program-specific restriction may apply.