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Students participating in a 鶹ýsemester abroad program will be awarded a $500 Global Education Scholarship.  Students applying for 鶹ýfaculty-led travel courses and those participating in approved non-鶹ýsemester or short-term programs may apply for a . The average scholarship award is $500 for a strong application. The application requires a resume and several short essays — quality of writing and GPA are taken into consideration. Eligibility requirements apply. 

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  • Deadline for Spring programs: November 1

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Belize

BIO 422/422L: CORAL BIOLOGY

Fall 2024

This fall semester course presents an in-depth study of the biology and taxonomy of corals while examining the ecology of the coral reef system and the future of reefs, concluding with a field lab. You will snorkel in the beautiful lagoons of Ambergris Caye, the Hol Chan and Bacalar Chico Marine Reserves. The group is housed in a field station on the northern tip of Ambergris Caye with access to the reef ecosystem, mangroves, seagrass beds, and jungle.

Cuba

CIT 420: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP​

Fall 2024

This fall semester course offers the unique opportunity to explore an exciting new era of U.S.-Cuba relations by spending nine days in Havana and in the small coastal town of Varadero. While there, you will perform volunteer activities on an organic farming cooperative and in a local elementary school. You will also engage in cultural learning, studying the history and impacts of the Cuban Revolution, music, dance and the national games of baseball and dominoes.

Cuba Travel Course

Guatemala, Occupational Therapy

OTR 699: OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE IN GUATEMALA

Spring 2025

In this collaborative experience, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Masters of Occupational Therapy students will spend one week in Guatemala learning more about PT and OT practice around the world visiting a wide variety of organizations providing service to people with disabilities and special healthcare needs. Students will have the opportunity to meet local therapists and care providers to discuss disability issues. All participants will observe therapies, interview care recipients, assist with wheelchair distribution, and participate in many other professionally enriching opportunities. Several cultural activities will be included. Evening debrief sessions and group meals add to the learning and the richness of the experience. Preparatory class meetings will take place and will include assigned readings, discussions, and planning.

OT Guatemala Travel Course

Guatemala, Physical Therapy

PTH 699: REHABILITATION IN GUATEMALA

Spring 2025

In this collaborative experience, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Masters of Occupational Therapy students will spend one week in Guatemala learning more about PT and OT practice around the world visiting a wide variety of organizations providing service to people with disabilities and special healthcare needs. Students will have the opportunity to meet local therapists and care providers to discuss disability issues. All participants will observe therapies, interview care recipients, assist with wheelchair distribution, and participate in many other professionally enriching opportunities. Several cultural activities will be included. Evening debrief sessions and group meals add to the learning and the richness of the experience. Preparatory class meetings will take place and will include assigned readings, discussions, and planning.

PT Guatemala Travel Course

Iceland

MAR 436/436L: NATURAL HISTORY OF ICELAND

Spring 2024

This spring semester course provides an in-depth study of the unique ecosystems for marine and terrestrial organisms, as well as the unique human history and culture of Iceland. You will explore geological features like volcanic craters and geysers, hike in the fault line between the American and the European plate and learn about adaptations to a subarctic climate. You will also explore the Viking history of Iceland, which is tightly related to the discovery of America, and Iceland's sustainable energy production.

Iceland

ORM 275/275L: ARCTIC ADVENTURE TOURISM

Spring 2024

Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors in the world, thus the demand for proficient workers is increasing continuously. In its 2017 Global Economic Impact Report, the World Travel and Tourism Council reported that, "Over the next 10 years, the sector will support 23% of new jobs created." This course will focus on Arctic marketing, management and communication relevant to the adventure tourism industry. You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to design and produce sustainable nature-and culture based experiences. The program's values are based on respect and concern for nature and culture. This course has a travel component which includes travel to Iceland in May where you will participate in activities related to Arctic adventure tourism and meet with local business owners in this field.

Iceland Volcano

Ireland

EDU 242/242L: COMPARATIVE EDUCATION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

Spring 2024

This spring semester course will investigate comparative education theories and philosophy to examine education in different contexts. By investigating contexts locally, nationally and globally, you will extend your knowledge about society and how this is enacted through the institution of its schools. In Ireland, students will visit schools and learn about Irish culture by touring castles, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, and the EPIC Museum. Other highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Galway, Kinsale, Killarney and Dublin.

Ireland, Physical Therapy

PTH 799: PHYSICAL THERAPY GLOBAL HEALTH IRELAND

Summer 2024

This summer course will provide you with knowledge regarding cultural competency and sensitivity through classroom learning and clinical observations in Ireland. You will begin on campus in Portland by researching and examining some of the differences between the U.S. and Ireland in the areas of PT education, health care, and culture. You will then travel to Ireland for clinical visits and meetings with PT leaders. You will also travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ireland, Physical Therapy Travel Course

Italy

BIO 241/241L: ANATOMY AND ART IN ITALY

Spring 2024

Travel to Italy to discover the intriguing connections between human anatomy and the art of the Classical and Renaissance masters, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Bernini. You will tour historic sites in Rome, Siena, Pisa, Florence, and Bologna, representing the birthplace of modern anatomical science in some of Europe’s oldest universities.

Italy, Occupational Therapy

OTR 699: OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE IN ITALY

Spring 2025

In this collaborative experience, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Masters of Occupational Therapy students will spend two weeks in Italy visiting unique programs serving people with physical disabilities and discussing disability issues with Italian health professionals, clients, and students. Visits will occur in Siena, Bologna, and Biella, and Milan. Cultural experiences will be included in all aspects of the course. Preparatory class meetings will take place and will include assigned readings, discussions, and planning.

Occupational Therapy Italy Travel Course

Italy, Physical Therapy

PTH 799: PT AND REHABILITATION IN ITALY

Spring 2025

In this collaborative experience, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Masters of Occupational Therapy students will spend two weeks in Italy visiting unique programs serving people with physical disabilities and discussing disability issues with Italian health professionals, clients, and students. Visits will occur in Siena, Bologna, and Biella, and Milan. Cultural experiences will be included in all aspects of the course. Preparatory class meetings will take place and will include assigned readings, discussions, and planning.

Italy PT Travel Course

Kenya

ENV 349/349L: ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN EAST AFRICA

Spring 2024

This is a spring semester course offered every other year with a 22-day field experience in Kenya in late May/June. Students study Kenya’s contemporary environmental, health and community development issues within East Africa’s political, cultural, and historical contexts. During the field experience you will visit leading universities, museums, and national parks and take an overland journey from Nairobi to Kisumu through the Great Rift Valley. In addition, you will stay with Kenyan families, hike in the Kakamega Rainforest, boat and bird on Lake Victoria, work with local partner organizations on soil conservation projects, and learn from and with community-based conservation researchers at a Maasai-owned educational resource center and conservancy in Kenya’s South Rift.

Walking in Kenya

Mexico

CIT 420: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Spring 2024

This spring semester travel course fulfills the Citizenship graduation requirement and includes a nine-day trip to Mexico during spring break. You will spend their first few days in Cuernavaca, an important cultural center in Central Mexico, where you will live with host families and immerse yourself in the community. You will then travel to the nearby village of Amatlán, where you will stay at an ecotourism center, teach English in a local school, and learn about Amatlán’s unique cultural heritage.

Morocco, Occupational Therapy

OTR 699: Occupational Science in Morocco

Fall 2023

This fall semester elective course for second-year Occupational Therapy (OT) graduate students provides advanced study in occupational science, occupational therapy without borders, and interprofessional practice with emphasis on the cultural context of occupation. You will explore the transaction of place, objects, and people as they engage in everyday occupation and service to expand occupational participation in Morocco. Occupational experiences with agencies and organizations in Morocco will provide population-based reflection and hands-on experiences. This course includes the development of a sustainable project with outcome measurement based in ecological theory. Designed to immerse you in a new culture, this course will facilitate renewed perspectives of occupation, occupational therapy, interprofessional practice, and global understanding of the value of occupation in society. You will travel to the 鶹ý campus in Tangier, Morocco in early to mid-January.

Morocco, Occupational Therapy Travel Course

Morocco, Physical Therapy

PTH 725: DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPERIENCE

Spring 2024

This spring semester course will provide you with knowledge regarding cultural competency and sensitivity through classroom learning and learning experiences within the community in Tangier, Morocco. You will begin on campus in Portland by researching and examining some of the differences between the U.S. and Morocco in the areas of public health, health care, and culture. As the course progresses, you will study cultural competence beyond the classroom and into the world around us. You will travel to the 鶹ý campus in Tangier, Morocco, in mid-May in order to further experience the different cultures and engage in learning activities that will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate cultural sensitivity with a variety of populations and in a variety of settings.

Morocco, Physical Therapy Travel Course

Panama

BIO 459/459L: CONSERVATION & ECOLOGY OF A CARIBBEAN ISLAND

Spring 2024
  • Open to: Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty: Jeri L. Fox, Ph.D.
  • Application Deadline:

This spring semester course covers topics in history and geology of the Caribbean with an emphasis on the island of Bocas del Toro in Panama. You will study topics such as terrestrial, island, and marine biodiversity, and the ecology and evolution of populations. You will explore both Panama City and the Bocas del Toro, where you will stay at a field station for the Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation. Highlights include a boat tour of the Panama Canal, a cacao farm tour, and snorkeling and hiking in Bocas del Toro.

Spain, Pharmacy (APPE)

PHP 405: Global Health

Summer 2024
  • Open to: Doctor of Pharmacy Fourth Year
  • Faculty: Kerry Martin
  • Application Deadline:

This Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience provides you with a Spanish language and cultural immersion experience, as well as two courses at the University of Granada. Through lectures and experiential learning, you will examine the Spanish healthcare system within the European and U.S. context and reflect upon the changing healthcare landscape in the U.S. and abroad.

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