Honors Study Abroad: PERU

May 18 - June 14, 2018

Machu Pichu, Peru

All members of the Gordy Honors College are eligible to participate.

Students will explore Peruvian history and culture and immerse themselves by performing service for non-profits in the city of Lima. 

Students will also travel cross-country to the historic towns of Cusco and Puno and to Machu Picchu, the iconic Inca mountain citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Trip Cost: $5,000

Includes tuition, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, and excursions

 

Includes two Honors Junior Seminars:

HO 303 - Peruvian History and Culture (2 hours)

HO 303 - Service Learning in Lima (2 hours)

Participating Students will take both courses

 

For more info, Contact:

Erinn Holloway, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kim Whitehead, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Honors Study Abroad: ARTS & HISTORY OF SCOTLAND

May 19 - June 19, 2019


Edinburgh, Scotland

All members of the Gordy Honors College are eligible to participate.

Students will explore Scottish history and culture and immerse themselves in the cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

 

Trip Costs

$5,000 — The total includes the following:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Transport fees to and from the airport in Edinburgh
  • Travel Insurance
  • Educational fees
  • Accommodations
  • Group meals
  • All program activities, excursions, and travel

Not included:

  • meals (individual)
  • passport fees
  • personal expenses
  • textbooks
  • anything not specified as included in this program

For More Information, Contact:

Erinn Holloway, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kim Whitehead, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lee Crouse, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phillip Stockton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exchange Programs

An exchange program is when a student spends a semester or academic year at one of MUW’s partner institutions. Students are able to enroll in a partner institution and pay MUW tuition. While abroad, students remain enrolled in MUW under the course UN 390. This course allows them to enroll in 6-18 credit hours per semester at the partner institution. Students do not pay tuition at the partner institution but are responsible for funding their travel, housing, required documentation, etc.  Currently, MUW has two partner universities: Aichi Shukutoku University in Nagoya, Japan and the University of Alicante, in Alicante, Spain. See below for more information.

 

International Exchange Programs

 

Aichi Shukutoku University

Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya, Japan

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Universidad de Alicante

Alicante, Spain

Alicante, Spain

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Alicante, Spain

The W offers an exchange program with La Universidad de Alicante (UofA), which is located in a suburb of Alicante, Spain. This exchange program allows W students to attend UofA, and UofA students to attend The W, for one or two semesters at the cost of their home institution's tuition and at the cost of the host institution's room and board. W students will take Spanish language courses and other courses, if desired, in Spanish or English 12-15 hours per semester.

La Universidad de Alicante is a large university (25,000 students) that offers courses in more than fifty degrees and is part of a European consortium of 850 universities. It is also one of the leading Spanish universities to offer Spanish language courses for foreign students throughout the year and during the summer. The University is located in San Vicente de Raspeig just north of the city of Alicante.

The city of Alicante, Spain lies on the beautiful Costa Blanca coastline adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. The population of the town is around 350,000. It is located about 2 hours from Madrid in high speed train; 5 hours from Barcelona by regular train travel; and 1 hour and 35 minutes from Valencia by regular train travel.

Some notable features of the city are the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits high on Mount Benacantil overlooking the city. The Explanada de España, lined by palm trees, consists of 6.5 million marble stones and is one of the loveliest promenades in Spain. For the people of Alicante, it is a meeting point in the evenings and a location for many outdoor concerts. El Palmeral Park is one of the best and most used parks in Alicante. It includes walking trails, children's playgrounds, lakes and brooks, picnic tables and an auditorium for concerts.  Alicante has numerous art and historical museums, as well as a famous archeological museum with artifacts from the Roman, Greek and Carthaginian eras.

To learn more about this program, click on the following site: Alicante, Spain

If you are interested in this exchange program, please follow this recommended timetable:

1. Make an appointment with Professor Erinn Holloway, Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs, early in the semester prior to the semester in which you plan to attend the program. You should also consult with your academic advisor and your financial aid advisor about the academic and financial feasibility of the program. If the program seems like a good fit for your goals, submit the on-campus study abroad application. To qualify for the exchange program, you must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 or higher. The study abroad scholarship committee will review the application and typically will select one or two students to attend UofA each academic year.

2. Once your on-campus application has been approved, get program materials from Professor Holloway and make an appointment with your academic advisor.  At that meeting, review course descriptions, and ask your advisor to fill out course transfer forms for the courses that you plan to take and to send those forms through the proper academic channels.

3. Make an appointment with your financial aid advisor if you plan to use federal financial aid.  At that meeting, review the cost breakdown, and ask your advisor to help you plan for an increased financial aid package. Also, make plans with your advisor for filling out federal financial aid forms for the next academic year because you may be out of the country when they are due. Finally, ask Professor Holloway about the availability of study abroad scholarships or consult the Financial Assistance link on the Study Abroad homepage.

4. Fill out the UofA application in consultation with Professor Holloway.

5. At pre-registration for the semester in which you plan to attend, sign up for UN 390: Study Abroad for the appropriate number of hours.  This course will serve as a placeholder for you in the MUW computer system for federal financial aid and enrollment purposes.

6. Finalize fees as you normally would do so.  

7. Before departure, you must sign a liability waiver.

8. If you make any changes to your schedule while in Spain, you must notify your advisor and Professor Holloway.  Unless you fill out a new course transfer form and it gets accepted, you may not receive proper transfer credit.

9. Upon returning, make sure that the Registrar’s Office has received a copy of your transcript and that you have received appropriate credit.  You will receive an S or a U for UN 390.

 

May 20-June 23, 2020

Study Abroad: Ireland

Dublin & Galway

 

Includes excursions to Newgrange / Hill of Tara, Inis Meáin, Celtic Crosses / Cliffs of Moher, Trinity College / Book of Kells Exhibition, Kilmainham Gaol, Malahyde Castle, National Museum of Archaeology, Hugh Lane Gallery, Easter Rising exhibition. Students will have one or two free weekends for personal travel.


Courses

 

Finding Ireland: Language, Literature, and National Identity

Dr. Nora Corrigan
Department of Language, Literature, & Philosophy
HO 303 Honors Seminar Summer 2020
Day/Time TBD

 

The Art & History of Prehistoric to Medieval Ireland

Dr. Beverly Joyce
Department of Art & Design
HO 303 Honors Seminar  Summer 2020
Day/Time TBD


 

Trip Cost

$5,000 - Includes tuition, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, excursions, welcome and farewell dinners

 

For More Information

Dr. Nora Corrigan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Beverly Joyce - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Study Abroad Crisis Management Plan – Ireland 2020

Having a crisis management plan while abroad is essential to safeguarding all participants enrolled in study abroad programs.  In all likelihood you will have a crisis free experience but in case an emergency situation should arise, we would like for all participants to have a plan to address such issues. 

In order to help anyone who may have to provide assistance to you in the event of an emergency, please keep with you at all times the following items:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your insurance card
  • A list of any medications you are currently taking and allergies with a short description of your reaction
  • You will also need a list of contacts to whom you should report an emergency (You will have this information available on a small card to carry with you at all times):

Emergency Contacts:
In case of emergency while traveling in Ireland:

  1. Local Emergency Number:  999
  2. U.S. Consulate in Ireland:  351 1 668 8777
  3. Faculty Program Director Dr. Beverly Joyce: TBD on arrival in Ireland 
  4. Faculty Program Director Dr. Nora Corrigan:  TBD on arrival in Ireland
  5. Honors Program Director Dr. Kim Whitehead:  001 662 352 6122
  6. Study Abroad Coordinator Erinn Holloway:  001 662 418 7895 
  7. MUW Provost Dr. Scott Tollison:  001 662 574 9636
  8. MUW Police Department:  001 662 241 7777

When reporting an emergency, give brief facts and stay on the line, if requested.  After notifying local law enforcement and/or the U.S. Consulate, alert those in your immediate area, including your faculty program directors.  In the event you are unable to get in touch with anyone in your program in Ireland, contact MUW Honors Program Director, Provost and/or MUW Police.

Other Helpful Resources while abroad:

  • Department of State: https://www.state.gov/index.htm
  • US Embassy in Dublin, Ireland: https://ie.usembassy.gov/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
  • Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad: https://sashaa.org/
  • Dr. Jennifer Miles, MUW Title IX coordinator:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 001 662 329 7129