Summer and Winter Term Abroad Programs
Georgetown College students may study abroad with any summer term or winter term program via any of our Affiliated Study Abroad Partners. Click through the information below to explore short term program options. Not sure where to start? Email the Director of International Studies to set up an appointment.
The KIIS two-week program in Segovia, Spain exposes students to Spanish culture and history by offering courses that are part of the General Education offerings for colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and surrounding states. Courses are taught in English, and classes are held five days a week for four hours.
Segovia is a beautiful provincial capital set in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. The city has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times. Segovia’s 1st-century aqueduct is a living lesson on art and history. Its majestic cathedral was the last Gothic structure built in Spain, and the Alcazar, the fortress/castle, sits like the prow of an imaginary ship against the background of blue Segovia skies. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, a lively nightlife and frequent cultural events.
GC’s Dr. Guilherme Silva will be teaching International Politics.
Experience two of Earth’s most diverse ecosystems by exploring both a tropical rainforest and coral reef in Belize. Study the fascinating biotic and abiotic features that characterize these systems and observe the complex interactions of their flora and fauna. In the rain forest, see iguanas, howler monkeys, and leaf cutter ants while gaining insight to the Mayan culture and its use of medicinal plants. On the coral reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, swim with brilliantly colored reef fish among the diverse assemblage of corals, sponges, and other invertebrates.
Other courses available.
Ireland is a small country with an outsized literary tradition. This course is designed to bring the genius, value and profound fun of that tradition into focus. We will read “greatest hits” of Irish Literature, starting with the tragi-comic exploits of Cuchulain in The Tain Bo Culaigne and moving on to important works by Swift, yeats, Synge and several contemporary authors, particularly Toibin. Visits to sites like the James Joyce Museum at Sandy Cove, the monastic ruins at Glendalough situated in the gorgeous Wicklow Mountains, and Yeats’s home at Thoor Ballylee will help you to construct a profound understanding of Irish literary tradition. All of our reading will be enriched by visits to such relevant sites of historical, archaeological and mythical significance.
Other courses available.
London – one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities on earth, a wonderful background against which to study a wide array of subjects. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit. You will reside in single en suite accommodation at the University of London King’s College Moonraker Point Apartments, while studying with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at the Waterloo Campus. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends. Four different sessions available.
Jason Snider, GC’s Director of International Studies, will serve as Assistant Director for this program for Summer 2016.
Shoulder to Shoulder Global is an organization created within the University of Kentucky which incorporates other academic and community partners and seeks to improve the health and well-being of impoverished and underserved communities globally.https://www.georgetowncollege.edu/international/wp-admin/post.php?post=1682&action=edit
The initial focus of STSG has been in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, where we have a year-round health clinic. While providing primary care for this community, STSG also is working with the community to improve education, public health, access to safe water, and to improve economic opportunities. STSG seeks to provide and promote educational, service and research opportunities for all partners involved.
Summer programs vary in length from approximately two weeks to multiple months. They offer the most flexibility for busy schedules. Visit the Study Abroad Partner websites below for individual program information.
Note: For the safety and security of students, Georgetown College policy prohibits students from studying abroad in countries with an active US State Department Travel Warning. Visit the US State Department website for an up to date list. Georgetown College strongly suggests that students do not study abroad in countries with an active Travel Alert.