Extended Spring Break Deadlines!

Were you planning on studying abroad over spring break but missed the deadline? Well, have no fear! The Office of Study Abroad has decided to save your spring break by extending the deadlines for the following three programs:

  • Humanities and Western Civilization in London, England
  • Biography of  City: London
  • Preparing for International Careers in Costa Rica

The deadline for Preparing for International Careers in Costa Rica has been extended to Sunday, November 8th, and the deadlines for Humanities and Western Civilization in London, England and Biography of a City: London have been extended to Sunday, November 15th! Now you don’t have an excuse to study abroad, so you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity! Each of these three programs are summarized below, but you should stop by Lippincott 105 for more information about the application process as well as studying abroad in general.

 

Humanities and Western Civilization in London, England

Application Due Sunday, November 15th

Humanities and Western Civilization in London, England—also dubbed WCIV London—gives students the perfect opportunity to travel over spring break to none other than London, England. During your time abroad, students will visit museums and historic buildings, but they will also be able to take a day trip to Oxford.

While gallivanting around the Queen’s country, students attending the program will gain academic credit for HWC 115/205, Western Civilization II. Students will be visiting sites that relate to the Western Civilization II course content, and a few of these excursions visit such places as the Holocaust Exhibit at the Imperial War Museum, Keats House, and the British Museum. Tying class content into traveling is an opportunity you can’t pass up.

If you’re interested in learning more about history in England while traveling over spring break, we definitely recommend this program. WCIV London is paired with a class that meets all semester, so this program carries the coursework over into hands-on activities.

 

Biography of a City: London

Application Due Sunday, November 15th

Like WCIV London, Biography of City: London allows students to explore London over spring break, so basically, who could pass this up? Students who attend the Biography of a City: London program will be focusing on how London’s 2,000 year-old history has shaped it into the city it is today, but students will also see firsthand how London has impacted the world on a large scale.

Biography of a City: London is a program that consists of multiple excursions, such as visiting The British Museum, the Museum of London and the Docklands, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey among others. By attending this program, students can receive academic credit in one of the following courses: HWC 600 (Biography of a City: London), HIST 660 (Biography of a City: London), or ARCH 600 (Special Topics in Architecture: Biography of a City: London). Once again, being able to apply topics learned throughout the semester outside of the classroom is truly an awesome experience.

If you’re interested in understanding how London’s history has shaped the city itself and how it has impacted the world, you should definitely consider this spring break program. Similar to the WCIV London program, Biography of a City: London is tied with a course taken throughout the semester.

 

Preparing for International Careers in Costa Rica

Application Due Sunday, November 8th

Have you ever been asked the question “what are your plans for after college?” and didn’t really know how to answer it? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone, but the Office of Study Abroad has a specific program that would help put you on the right track to answering this nagging question: Preparing for International Careers in Costa Rica! This program is open to students of all majors, and it is focused on helping you create a job-search plan and connect with KU alums, businesses, universities, and international organizations at the same time as exploring the beautiful city of San Jose.

Preparing for International Careers in Costa Rica is centered around students who may be interested in pursuing an international career upon graduation from KU whether this involves personally working abroad or collaborating with international organizations while living stateside. This study abroad opportunity presents students with valuable information, resources, and opportunities about international employment; this program also offers students a job-search plan focused around what they want to do when they enter the job market. Students who attend this program will receive two hours of academic credit for LA&S 480: Preparing for International Careers-Costa Rica.

If you’re interested in exploring San Jose, Costa Rica while learning about employment abroad, we strongly recommend you consider this program. It will help set you up for the future! Preparing for International Careers in Costa Rica is paired along with seminars and classwork previous to attending the program.