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2015 Study Tours

Faculty-led, Short-Term Study Tours

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LOCATION   DATES    LENGTH    SUBJECTS   FACULTY
BelizeMay 16-23, 20158 daysA Bridge to Belize: Ecology
Archaeology, and Sustainability
Laura Blinderman, Ron Smith
ChinaMay 18-26, 20159 daysAsian Culture and BusinessLaura Sosa, Bettina Caluori
CubaMarch 14-21, 2015
(Spring Break)
8 daysEngaging with Cuban
Culture and History
G. Durso-Finley, Craig Coenen
FranceMay 30 - June 14, 201516 daysFrench ImmersionDaniel D'Arpa
ItalyMarch 13-20, 2015
(Spring Break)
8 daysAnatomy, Art and ImagingSandra Kerr, Linda Falkow
PolandMay 22-31, 201510 daysThe HolocaustCraig Coenen, Jack Tabor


Belize Belize     print flyer (pdf)
A Bridge to Belize: Ecology
Archaeology, and Sustainability

8 days: May 16-23, 2015    itinerary (pdf)

Includes
Round trip Airfare, airport transfer from Mercer, parking, lodging, meals, health insurance, guided tours, excursions, and seminars listed on itinerary, 2 faculty leaders.
Not Included: luggage fees, trip insurance.

Highlights
Belize is a country that ranges from rainforests to mountains to island cayes. There are ~320,000 people in Belize, including a vibrant mix of Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, Spanish, Maya, British, Mennonite, Lebanese, Chinese, and East Indian people. Belize is south of Mexico and was a British colony until it gained independence in 1981. The language of the country is English.

Experience the vibrant street market of San Ignacio, canoe through a cave to explore ancient Maya artifacts, explore Caracol, terraced ruins of one the largest Maya civilizations in the world, and study the relationship between environmental practices, climate, and the collapse of a once vibrant society. Interact with Belizean people every day and learn about the country’s rich cultural history. Study ecology as you hike the Pine Ridge forest, Rio Frio pools, and Rainforest Medicine Trail to learn about ancient healing techniques still practiced today. Explore the Caribbean coast and learn from expert guides as you snorkel the coral reefs of South Water Caye. Visit the unique Belize Zoo and more. Accommodations are in an Eco lodge and a beach hotel.

This experiential learning trip focuses on ecology, archaeology, and sustainability and provides an excellent opportunity to explore issues of cultural diversity, environmental resource protection, biodiversity, and economic and environmental sustainability. Students taking Environmental Science, Biology, Sustainability, Anthropology, Global Studies, Central American Studies, and other courses will be interested in this trip. Onsite classroom facilities for discussion and guest lecturers are an integral part of this study abroad experience.

Associated Courses
  • BIO101 General Biology I (4 credits)
  • BIO102 General Biology II (4 credits)
  • BIO114 Environmental Science Concepts (3 credits)
  • BIO208 Genetics (4 credits)
  • SUS 200 - Sustainability

    Faculty Leaders
  • Prof. Laura Blinderman
  •   MS110   609-570-3833   blinderl@mccc.edu
  • Prof. Ron Smith
  • MS108 609-570-3395 smithro@mccc.edu

    Cost:  $2,450 plus tuition
    Deposit:  $500 (non-refundable)
    Full Payment Due:  1/16/15
      Registration
    Begins:  10/6/14
    Ends:  12/12/14
      more details / how to apply
    information sessions
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    China China     print flyer (pdf)
    Asian Culture and Business

    9 days: May 18-26, 2015   

    Includes
    Round trip Airfare, airport transfer from Mercer, parking, lodging, some meals, health insurance, guided tours, excursions, and seminars listed on itinerary, 2 faculty leaders.
    Not Included: Visa, luggage fees, most meals, trip insurance.

    Highlights
    Explore the cultural diversity of modern China, a country rich in tradition as well as economic and technological progress. This trip features a variety of cultural experiences in both Beijing, representing the old China, and Shanghai, the new face of China.

    The tour begins in the capital city Beijing, known for both its historical and contemporary significance. It includes visits to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the historical seat of the emperors) and the Great Wall of China. Imagine enjoying classical Chinese garden architecture at the Summer Palace, visiting the Taoist Temple of Heaven, and taking a tour in a rickshaw. This study tour also organizes experiences of Chinese culture such as taking a tai-chi lesson, visiting a tea house, and having dinner with a local family.

    The tour continues by high-speed train from Beijing to cosmopolitan Shanghai, one of the most influential economic, financial, technological and multi-cultural centers in China, known for its modernization. Get to know Shanghai by visiting the Bund (the waterfront area once known as the “Wall Street of the East”), the Jade Buddha Temple and Yu Garden. For a change of pace, the tour includes shopping along Nanjing Road and a thrilling display of traditional Chinese acrobatics at an evening show.

    An excursion to Hangzhou, an ancient capital, expands understanding of Chinese culture with visits to the Silk Museum and the National Tea Museum. The tour will also include a visit to a local Chinese business.

    Associated Courses
  • BUS230 Global Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • Honors ENG102 English Composition II (3 credits)

    Faculty Leaders
  • Prof. Laura Sosa (Business)
  •   BS124   609-570-3475   sosal@mccc.edu
  • Dr. Bettina Caluori (English)
  • LA169 609-570-3595 caluorib@mccc.edu

    Cost:  $3,600 plus tuition
    Deposit:  $500 (non-refundable)
    Full Payment Due:  1/16/15
      Registration
    Begins:  10/6/14
    Ends:  12/12/14
      more details / how to apply
    information sessions
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    Cuba Cuba     print flyer (pdf)
    Engaging with Cuban Culture and History

    8 days: March 14-21, 2015 (Spring Break)    itinerary (pdf)

    Includes
    Round trip Airfare, airport transfer from Mercer, parking, lodging, some meals, health insurance, guided tours, excursions, and seminars listed on itinerary, 2 faculty leaders.
    Not Included: Exit tax, luggage fees, most meals, trip insurance.

    Highlights
    Engage with the history and culture of Cuba through visits to UNESCO heritage sites; meetings with non-profit outreach groups focusing on family, children’s issues, education, the environment, and human rights; lectures with experts in the arts, urban development, and US-Cuban political relations; and exploratory tours through the history of baseball in Cuba.

    Associated Courses
  • Sociology courses
  • HIS218 History of Latin America (3 credits)

    Faculty Leaders
  • Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley (Sociology)
  •   LA169   609-570-3301   finleyg@mccc.edu
  • Dr. Craig Coenen (History)
  • LA123 609-570-3533 coenenc@mccc.edu

    Cost:  $3,400 plus tuition
    Deposit:  $500 (non-refundable)
    Full Payment Due:  1/16/15
      Registration
    Begins:  10/6/14
    Ends:  12/12/14
      more details / how to apply
    information sessions
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    France France     print flyer (pdf)
    French Immersion

    16 days: May 30 - June 14, 2015   

    Includes
    Round trip Airfare, airport transfer from Mercer, parking, lodging, some meals, health insurance, guided tours, excursions, and seminars listed on itinerary, 1 faculty leader.
    Not Included: luggage fees, most meals, trip insurance.

    Highlights
    Take classes taught by local professors in the local language alongside other international students. Sharpen your language skills and gain a deep insight into the local culture by interacting with your host family. Opportunities to visit Versailles, Chartres, Parisian monuments, le chateau de Maintenon. There will also be opportunities for wine and cheese tasting, cooking workshops, horseback riding and more.

    Associated Courses
  • French language courses

    Faculty Leader
  • Prof. Daniel D'Arpa
  •   LA125   609-570-3318   darpad@mccc.edu

    Cost:  $2,900 plus tuition
    Deposit:  $500 (non-refundable)
    Full Payment Due:  1/16/15
      Registration
    Begins:  10/6/14
    Ends:  12/12/14
      more details / how to apply
    information sessions
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    Italy Italy     print flyer (pdf)
    Anatomy, Art and Imaging

    8 days: March 13-20, 2015    itinerary (pdf)

    Includes
    Round trip Airfare, airport transfer from Mercer, parking, lodging, some meals, health insurance, guided tours, excursions, and seminars listed on itinerary, 2 faculty leaders.
    Not Included: luggage fees, most meals, trip insurance.

    Highlights
    Experience anatomy and art in Rome and Florence with visits to the Vatican (Sistine Chapel and Last Judgment by Michelangelo), St. Peter’s Basilica (Pieta), Academia Gallery (Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Madonna and Child); and the Uffizi Museum (exhibits of European 13th to 18th century painters including works by daVinci). Learn about physics principles related to Radiography at the Galileo Museum and techniques of body preservation and presentation at the Capuchin Catacombs and Crypt and the Egyptian Museum.

    Learn about health care, and imaging education at Sapienza University with tours of a science laboratory, medical facility, and discussions with health care professionals.

    Experience Italian culture through the ages to include visits to the Colosseum Underground, the Pantheon tombs, and many magnificent plazas.

    Associated Courses
  • BIO103 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIO104 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • RAD120 Principles of Imaging Science II (3 credits)
  • RAD220 Quality Assurance and Radiography Seminar (4 credits)

    Faculty Leaders
  • Prof. Sandra Kerr (Radiography)
  •   MS150   609-570-3337   kerrs@mccc.edu
  • Prof. Linda Falkow (Biology)
  • MS118 609-570-3365 falkowl@mccc.edu

    Cost:  $3,800 plus tuition
    Deposit:  $500 (non-refundable)
    Full Payment Due:  1/16/15
      Registration
    Begins:  10/6/14
    Ends:  12/12/14
      more details / how to apply
    information sessions
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    Poland Poland     print flyer (pdf)
    The Holocaust

    10 days: May 22-31, 2015    itinerary (pdf)

    Includes
    Round trip Airfare, airport transfer from Mercer, parking, lodging, some meals, health insurance, guided tours, excursions, and seminars listed on itinerary, 2 faculty leaders.
    Not Included: luggage fees, most meals, trip insurance.

    Highlights
    Our 10-day trip begins in Krakow where we will discover what life was like in Nazi-occupied Poland. We will study how the Nazis murdered on an industrial scale and how societies choose to memorialize and remember genocide. We will walk through the Jewish Quarter and the World War II-era Ghetto and tour Oskar Schindler's factory. We will confront the Holocaust by visiting two of the most infamous labor death camps: Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

    In Warsaw, we will visit the Pawiak Prison-the detention center where Jews and Poles were held during the Nazi occupation - the Museum of the Jewish Historical Institute, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and walk along the Path of Jewish Remembrance to the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto.

    Our trip concludes with a day touring the Lodz Ghetto. In addition to our study of the Holocaust, participants will learn about Jewish and Polish culture and visit a number of important cultural sites in Warsaw and Krakow.

    Associated Courses
  • ENG239 Literature of War and Conflict (3 credits)
  • HIS215 The Holocaust and Other Genocides (3 credits)

    Faculty Leaders
  • Dr. Craig Coenen (History)
  •   LA123   609-570-3533   coenenc@mccc.edu
  • Dr. Jack Tabor (English)
  • LA133 609-570-3838 taborj@mccc.edu

    Cost:  $3,400 plus tuition
    Deposit:  $500 (non-refundable)
    Full Payment Due:  1/16/15
      Registration
    Begins:  10/6/14
    Ends:  12/12/14
      more details / how to apply
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