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  • JMU London Contemporary Dance and Performance Summer Intensive

    London, England

    The JMU London Contemporary Dance & Performance Intensive is a summer program for intermediate to advanced students in dance or movement performance study. The Intensive focuses on rigorous training in contemporary dance techniques (modern and jazz) as well as opportunities to view cutting edge performance work in London. The Intensive will expose the student to the rich performance scene of...
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  • JMU North of England Programme (NOEP)

    Chester, Carlisle, Durham, York, and Manchester, England

    The North of England Programme immerses students in the rich culture of this distinctive region within the UK, especially in History, Literature and Politics. It covers the entire period from the ancient world to 1997 with fairly even coverage of Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern periods. The many sites and museums we visit in the five cities in which we stay both reflect and augment...
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  • Ethical Decision Making in Times of Crisis

    New York, USA, London, England

    This course explores the nature of moral values, moral judgments, and ethical decision and behaviors in times of crisis. Alternative perspectives of right and wrong will be considered. A highly interactive course, students will analyze and discuss ethics-related current and historical events, case studies, real-world scenarios, and common ethical dilemmas in order to improve skills in...
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  • The Age of Enlightenment in London

    London, England

    Our studies will begin at JMU. We'll meet periodically in the spring term to begin our examination of the Enlightenment from political, cultural, and scientific perspectives. Then we're off to London!In London we'll continue our investigations, using the city's museums, architecture, and historic attractions to help us better understand (1) the social, political, and economic changes that the...
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  • Linguistics UK

    York, England

    Linguistics UK is an immersive study of language in the diverse linguistic environment of York, England. Each student will take a Linguistics course (CSD 490) team taught by Dr. DePaolis and a local linguist affiliated with the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistics. Guest lectures will be given on topics ranging from conversational analysis (the study of how...
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  • Ireland, Scotland, and England: A Study in Hospitality, Food, and Beverage

    Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England

    Over the course of thousands of years on the British Isles, kingdoms have come and gone, borders have been erased and redrawn, and countless battles have been fought. We will explore some of the world’s most storied countries, experiencing everything from Ireland’s green landscapes to the medieval castles of Wales, and Edinburgh’s Old Town to bustling Piccadilly...
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  • Summer Studies Abroad in Geology in Ireland

    Galway, Doolin, Ireland

    Field Geology in Ireland is the JMU Geology and Environmental Science capstone course that combines study-abroad experience in western Ireland with a modern approach to field geology. This course provides key preparation for geoscience careers in the areas of geologic mapping and map preparation based on the collection and management of data in the field. Projects include: 1) mapping and...
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  • Ireland: Media, Culture and Society

    Dublin, Derry, Galway, Ireland

    Experience Ireland and its culture for six weeks while earning a combined 6 hours of SMAD and/or SOCI credits. Selected students will visit major landmarks and cities and come to appreciate Ireland’s rich culture and society by analyzing its films, media, and community dynamics.During their stay, students will collaborate on a community and media based project in order to examine...
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  • Educational Field Experience in Ireland/Northern Ireland (Winter)

    Dublin, Belfast, Newry, Ireland, Northern Ireland

    For this week-long field experience, students will be placed within a primary and/or secondary classroom setting within a host school in Newry, Northern Ireland. Students participating in this short-term study abroad experience will have opportunities to observe educational practices from a cross-cultural perspective in order to develop one’s awareness of the factors that influence...
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  • Cross-Cultural Field Experience in Northern Ireland

    Newry, Derry, Belfast, Doolin, Dublin, Ireland, Northern Ireland

    This program is open to undergraduate or graduate students in a variety of majors that include art, music, and/or theatre education, exceptional education, and general education–elementary, middle, or secondary. Each student will be placed in a public school in/and around Newry, Northern Ireland and will collaborate with host classroom teachers and students within one-on-one,...
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  • Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland

    Dublin, Derry/Londonderry, Galway, Ireland, Northern Ireland

    Students enrolled in this 6-credit program explore stories and communities of Ireland and Northern Ireland to reflect on the communication of conflict and identity in the Irish context. In weeks prior to departure, students complete reading and writing assignments made available on Canvas that introduce the social and political tensions of Northern Ireland's past and present, provide resources...
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