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  • Global Health Care Leadership (Winter)

    Cayman Islands, British Territory

    This course will explore global health care systems. Graduate students will examine interprofessional leadership characteristics and how they address health needs across settings. Students will explore physical and social environments to understand individual, societal and population-based influences on health and well-being.
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  • The Arts and Culture of Montréal

    Montréal, Quebec City, Canada

    This program offers courses that satisfy all three groups of Cluster II General Education (HUM, MUS, and ENG). Students may also take School of Music and jazz studies classes, working with professional musicians active on the Montréal scene. This is a city that loves to celebrate, and the summer season abounds with amazing and unique activities. Fulfill your Cluster II Gen Ed credits...
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  • Honors Seminar: Dominican Republic (Spring Break)

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    This course is offered during the spring semester and focuses on the concept of “global citizenship” in the context of an international service-learning trip. Students will travel to the Dominican Republic (DR) and engage in an intensive service-learning project. The course seeks to address definitions and issues of global citizenship, development and service, using the...
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  • Cuevas del Caribe: Understanding Puerto Rico Caves and Culture Through Geoturism (Winter)

    San Juan, Arecibo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

    This winter course is designed to introduce students to caves, and their influence in Puerto Rican culture over millennia using geotourism as a framework. Students will learn the fundamentals of caves development, influence that caves have in Puerto Rican culture (and other Caribbean countries), and explore theoretical models to study the interaction human-geology. This program is crafted for...
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  • Ecology of St. Croix

    Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

    Students will investigate and explore the unique island environment of St. Croix, a Caribbean Island with three distinct biomes, including desert on the east end of the island, and tropical forest on the west end of the island, with a mesophytic zone in the mid-portion of the island.Students also will explore unique coastal life forms such as those found in the mangrove swamps, and on the reefs...
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  • Strategic Communication in Trinidad & Tobago (Winter)

    Lowlands, Port of Spain, Matelot, Matura, Trinidad, Tobago

    Experience the Caribbean and expand your knowledge of strategic communication during a two-week, global service-learning program in Trinidad and Tobago.  With the globalization of businesses and organizations, being able to understand and work in diverse international and intercultural settings is critical. This course examines the phenomenon of global strategic communication,...
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  • Leadership at Sea: An Exploration of Cultural Competency (Spring Break)

    Miami, FL, Puerto Plata, Charlotte Amalie, San Juan, Labadee , US, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Haiti

    One important factor in being an effective leader is having a high level of cultural competency. Cultural competency can be defined as the ability to understand, appreciate and interact with people from cultures different than your own. With over 20 different nationalities represented in the workforce of one ship, the cruise industry is the perfect environment to observe intercultural...
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  • Archaeology of Native American and Spanish Encounters in Georgia

    Dougherty County (near Albany), Georgia, USA

    This archaeological field school will be conducted at a prehistoric Indian town in southwestern Georgia established by members of the prehistoric Mississippian culture (ca. AD 1000-1600). The site features remnants of an earthen platform mound built by Native people for social and religious purposes. The mound is surrounded by a village. The size and complexity of the site indicate that it...
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  • JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry

    Los Angeles, California, USA

    JMU-LA provides undergraduates a chance to learn about and participate in one the most powerful cultural forces in our world today: the entertainment industry. This is a highly competitive 9-credit summer program organized by the School of Media Arts and Design, but open to all students.   Students take classes taught by industry professionals and spend a minimum of 180 hours at...
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  • CIS in the United States

    Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA, USA

    This program provides an extraordinary combination of studying two College of Business Computer Information systems (CIS) courses in Europe while experiencing business, culture, and history on the west coast area of the United States. The two CIS classes are Analysis and Design and Web Design and Development. However, learning will go beyond a traditional JMU classroom, since you may have guest...
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  • Wine and Culture of Napa and Sonoma

    Napa, Sonoma, CA, USA

    This course includes the study of food, wine, and culture in Napa and Sonoma California. Students will experience culinary classes, wine and food pairing classes, winery visits, and hospitality experiences throughout the week. Through journal entries, a wine varietal grid, a virtual pairing party, and a final project, the students will share their experiences and note new things they have...
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  • JMU/SVA in New York

    New York, NY, USA

    This course gives SMAD students the opportunity to spend three weeks in New York at the School for Visual Arts where they write, direct shoot and edit a short narrative film in a group. The first week is online. You will continue to work in a group of four and work on finalizing a draft of a short screenplay. Prior to leaving for New York, there are a series of script read-throughs and a...
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  • March Break in Los Angeles--Culture, History, and Media

    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Golden sunsets, crashing waves, and palm trees. Such are the images that often come to mind when we think of California. From at least the era of the gold rush, these images have sunk into our collective consciousness, shaping California’s status as a vast projection screen for fantasy. In turn, Hollywood’s status as the “dream factory” hinges on the sophisticated...
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