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  • Geology and Ecology of the Bahamas (Spring Break)

    Nassau, Gerace Research Centre, Bahamas

    This course explores the geology and marine ecology of the shallow water marine environment by examining the preeminent modern example, the Bahamas platform. Shallow-water carbonate environments were widespread in the geologic past, and a significant volume of the bedrock in North America is from sediment that was deposited in a warm shallow-water environment that was in many ways very similar...
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  • Exploration of Global Health Care Leadership in the Cayman Islands (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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  • Honors Caribbean Summer Abroad

    Santo Domingo, Arecibo, Harrisonburg, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USA

    This seminar is designed to introduce students to cross-cultural studies through the exploration of Environmental Science. Students will use geotourism as a framework and learn and compare caves in Shenandoah Valley, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience Caribbean culture through excursions, food, and historical sites.
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  • Leadership and Service Learning in Jamaica

    Montego Bay, Negril, Kingston, Jamaica

    The Jamaica Human Services study abroad program aims to prepare JMU students for leadership roles in their fields of study by giving them hands-on experiences with culturally and ethnically diverse populations. The focus is on service learning and the preparation of future leaders through cultural immersion experiences within the community of Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Effective communication,...
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  • CIS Consulting (Winter)

    Ft. Worth/Dallas, Austin, Texas, USA

    This program provides an extraordinary opportunity to study one College of Business Computer Information systems (CIS) course while you are in Texas. You will visit businesses while experiencing the culture and history. Learning will go beyond a traditional JMU classroom, since you may have guest lectures on the local culture, language, history, technology, and you will be living and traveling...
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  • JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry

    Los Angeles, California, USA

    JMU in LA provides undergraduates a chance to learn about and participate in one of the most powerful cultural forces in our world today: the entertainment industry.This is a highly competitive 10-credit summer program organized by the School of Media Arts and Design, but open to all students, regardless of their major. Students take classes taught by entertainment industry professionals, spend...
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  • Wine and Culture of Napa and Sonoma

    Napa, Sonoma, California, 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, students will share their experiences and note new things they have learned...
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  • Archaeological Exploration of Slavery, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Site, Staunton, Virginia

    Staunton, VA, USA

    This course (ANTH 494) trains students in methods of archaeological field work. This year the training will be embedded in a research project designed to explore the probable location of a slave quarter in the rear yard of the historic Presbyterian manse in Staunton, Virginia. Students will become members of the research team devoted to documenting and interpreting the site and, in the process,...
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