Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pre-Departure Study Abroad Seminar

Planning on studying abroad this fall? Looking for a way to prepare for the experience, or just to fulfill some extra credits? It's not too late to sign up for this course: 

Professor Annie Gibson is teaching a 5-week "pre-departure" seminar (COLQ: 3050-01: Global Cultural Awareness: Preparing to Study Abroad) open to all students studying abroad in Fall 2017 and designed to give students the skill set to capitalize on the experiences, network connections, and academic environment that their particular study abroad location offers. The 3-credit series is broken up over the course of 3 semesters, earning one credit prior to, one during, and one credit following the study abroad experience.

In the Pre-Departure course, students will work to understand the meaning of culture as it relates to identity and behavior, build cross-cultural awareness, appreciation, and respect, as well as gain a broader understanding of cultural and social issues in different regions of the world. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a Service-Learning or Internship project that can satisfy the first or second tier requirement to be conducted while abroad. 

5 Weeks: March 8-April 12 • Wednesdays 3-5PM

Contact Professor Gibson at agibson3@tulane.edu for more information.