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E-Term Travel

Student in Chile

How would you like to become a chef for a day at a cooking school in Italy?  Ride an elephant in Cambodia? Teach English at a rural school in Ghana? Climb the ancient Mayan pyramids in Guatemala? Come face-to-face with animals only found in the Galapagos Islands?

Birmingham-Southern students have done all of this and more while participating in E-Term study-travel projects.

Faculty-led study-travel projects during the January Exploration Term allow you to learn hands-on with BSC professors in a range of disciplines—often in some of the world's most beautiful and exotic places. The projects include two to three weeks traveling, followed by time on campus to complete the academic component of the experience, such as a research paper, a presentation, or a journal exercise. Some upcoming or recent examples are listed below.

Most BSC study-travel projects take students of all levels, from first-years through seniors.  Students must be in good academic and social standing in order to participate in January study-travel. Click on the menu to the left for more details on policies about E-Term travel, exchanges, forms, and funding.

E-Term 2017 study-travel projects:

Please contact a faculty leader for more information about any specific travel requirements and to sign up for a project.

  • Explore the major museums, collections, and architectural monuments of London and Paris in A TALE OF TWO CITIES: LONDON AND PARIS.
    Contact Tim Smith or Kathleen Spies

  • Learn about an ancient civilization in SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF THE ANCIENT MAYA.
    Contact Scott Dorman

  • Visit the equator while immersing yourself in Spanish language and Ecuadorian culture in E-TERM IN ECUADOR.
    Contact Barbara Domcekova or Laura Stultz

  • Research the foundations of the American and Irish Civil Rights Movements of the 1950s-70s and contemporary efforts towards peace and reconciliation in the political and artistic arenas in HUMAN RIGHTS STUDY IN ALABAMA AND IRELAND.
    Contact Sandra Sprayberry or Erica Brown

  • Experience global media, old and new, by traveling across Europe to London, Berlin, Rome, and two more cities in EUROPEAN CULTURE AND GLOBAL MEDIA.
    Contact Janie Spencer or Natalie Davis

  • Immerse yourself in the history of Italy while visiting Rome, Florence, and Venice in CLASSICAL AND RENAISSANCE ITALY: THE MAJOR CITIES AND THE PLACES IN BETWEEN.
    Contact Michael McInturff or Amy Cottrill

  • Volunteer with the Glide Foundation's free meals program and learn about their efforts to interrupt cycles of poverty and addiction in SERVICE-LEARNING IN SAN FRANCISCO.
    Contact Jessica Pincham King, or Emily Thornton

  • Teach English at the Buiga Sunrise School and experience cultural immersion through service in SERVICE-LEARNING IN UGANDA.
    Contact Amelia Spencer or Kristin Harper

  • Explore Cuba's culture while participating in service work in CUBA SERVICE-LEARNING.
    Contact Julie Holly or Vince Gawronski

  • Study business in the Czech Republic and Italy in BA 499: MOVING UP THE FOOD CHAIN: VERTICAL INTEGRATION IN EUROPEAN AGRI-BUSINESS FIRMS.
    Contact Bert Morrow or Rick Lester