Accelerate your Public Health degree by completing a full semester of coursework during this 9-week summer program in Cusco, Peru. Learn about Peruvian healthcare while serving the local community on topics related to nutrition, respiratory health, clean water, and sustainability.
Are you a Wildcat Athlete? How about a Sport Enthusiast? Bear Down Under: Sport and Recreation combines the concept of globalization with the opportunity to train and expand one's athletic ability in the vibrant cities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns Australia. Earn 6 credits of UA credit while trying new activities, such as surfing or rugby, working with trainers three times per week and visiting high-level coaching facilities and Olympic sites.
At this historic moment when fierce debates over our planet’s natural resources are taking place everywhere, this program—which takes place in Tucson and in Costa Rica and is taught by climate justice leaders, water-, food- and energy experts, and local economy visionaries--focuses on how personal and community resiliency are created in a time of climate change, with compassion. The program has three parts: 1) an overview of the personal and community character traits and skills necessary to bring about the cross-sector movement building, or resiliency work, taking shape around the world as the climate quickly shifts; 2) a review of the rapidly changing documentation—scientific, academic, artistic, testimonial--about this movement; 3) personal stories about the lived experience of building these movements from powerful leaders, many of them young. Students will spend their days in a combination of community-based work (planting trees and gardens, installing water systems, gathering data about rivers), site visits, class discussion, and time by rivers to sit, meditate, and reflect.
The IDEAS study abroad program in Guatemala is a unique experience that combines rigorous academics with for-credit internships around themes such as development and public health, ethnic relations and human rights, and indigenous and environmental politics. It also includes reflection of current events, top-notch language training for UA credit, encounters with Guatemalan activists, artists, students and scholars and field trips. Learn more about the Guatemala program on their resource page!
Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s leading universities. Its location in the fertile Jonkershoek river valley, surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains, make it an ideal setting for a study abroad experience. UA students studying in Stellenbosch University may select from a variety of courses in English across disciplines.
This program is four to five weeks of the summer (South Africa winter) in one of the most beautiful regions of the world, where you learn about life in post-Apartheid South Africa and experience the rich and diverse culture of the Western Cape. Stellenbosch has a holistic approach in regards to how a student should be introduced to a study field or subject. This is reflected by a curriculum that is a well balanced academic program combining theory and practice in an organic manner. The social programme is also designed in such a manner that it supports the academic program and provides an introduction to the cultural diversity of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape.
The program is an opportunity to live with a Mexican host family and study in one of the most vibrant, picturesque, and culturally rich cities in Mexico. It is the birthplace of the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. Students take coursework pertinent to careers in general and bilingual education, ESL, school psychology, speech and hearing sciences, health and exceptional education among others. Students engage the local community and spend up to 4 hours a day doing service learning projects in schools, non-profits, and other social agencies in both rural and urban environments working with local professionals, students and teachers. international scholars and faculty. We spend about 5 days in Mexico City. Visits are to Bellas Artes (Ballet Folkórico), the National Museum of Anthropology, Casa Azul de Frida Kahlo, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan (pyramids), National Palace, and the murals of Diego Rivera in Mexico City among others. University courses are taught in English by international scholars and UA faculty. Intensive Spanish language study is available.