ECU offers a variety of opportunities for students to study abroad. These study abroad experiences promote an understanding of how differences among nations, cultures, races, and languages influence our perceptions of world issues and events. After traveling, students return home with changes in cultural attitudes, heightened critical-thinking skills, and clearer perceptions of the world around them.
Cuba at a Crossroads: Sustainable Tourism Development in a Time of Political Change
This group of graduate students will be visiting Havana, Las Terrazas, the Vinales Valley, and Varadero as they interact with industry workers, visitors, and educators to experience Cuban tourism first-hand.
Service Learning in Bahia, Ecuador
June 28-July 31
Service-learning will be an integral part of this course. Students will teach English as a second language to grade-school and high school students, will provide an after-school exercise/activity class for the students, and will participate in volunteer activities to refurbish the facilities at five schools in the Bahia area. Students will also receive a minimum of seven hours per week of Spanish instruction.