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2023 Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs



2023 Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs


Campeche,Mexico: Spring 2023

This course is a total language immersion with the history and culture woven into the experiences. Students who have successfully completed SPN 1120C or have scored the equivalent on the placement test are eligible to enroll. Each student is paired with a host family and they will Skype or WhatsApp with its members for the first seven weeks of the course so that everyone will feel comfortable upon arrival. Travel will take place during Spring Break: Sunday March 5, 2023 through Saturday, March 11, 2023, the students will have a one week homestay. Each student must have a valid passport.

Note*: Students will walk about five miles a day. 

Travel dates: Sunday March 5, 2023 through Saturday, March 11, 2023

Course/s: Spring 2023: SPW 4930 Special Topics

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Joyce LaOrden and John Roger 

Program Fee: $1,456.35 does not include semester tuition for 3 credits

Includes: Transportation, airfare, lodging, 3 meals per day

Application Deadline:  October 3, 2022

Service Learning: Students can earn up to 12 service learning hours.


*All applicants must submit an essay. See application for further details.


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Campeche Campeche

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in South Africa

This program will introduce students to wildlife poaching and trafficking in southern Africa, and the significant effort of rehabilitating injured animals so they can be reintroduced to the wild. Elephant and rhinoceros species will be utilized as case examples of how complex wildlife management can be. Students will visit several rehabilitation centers where they will get hands-on experience working alongside veterinary staff to provide the necessary care for animals injured by illegal poaching methods. Through discussions and hands-on experiences, students will learn the (1) major threats of wildlife in Africa, (2) unique management strategies attempting to protect wildlife, and (3) methods used for rehabilitation and recovery of animal health.

Dates: 15 May 2023 – 29 May 2023


Spring 2023: BSC 4933 Current Topics in Wildlife Management and

Summer C 2023: BSC 4930 Special Topics in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in South Africa

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Phil Allman

Program Fee: $7,136.50 (Tuition and course fees not included)

Application Deadline: TBD


*All applicants must submit an essay. See application for further details.

*An interview will be required prior to final selection.

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SOuth AfricaSouth Africa

Chamber Choir Performance Tour - Spain / France

*restricted to Chamber Choir students

This program is a performance based journey that will begin in Barcelona, Spain and end in Nice, France and include stops and excursions to Monserrat, Perignon, Pont du Gard, Arles and Aix-en-Provence. Although the focus will be on student performances,  the program will also include many site visits and cultural activities along the way. Applicants must be in the FGCU Chamber Choir to be eligible. 

Dates: March 2, 2023 - March 11th, 2023 

Course/s: MUN3340 

Faculty Leaders: Trent Brown and Jeannie Darnell 

Program Fee: $2800 - $3200 (does not include course tuition, 1 credit) 

Application Deadline: Closed



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Lithuania Choir Tour Group 2018
 Choir Performance Tour in 2018 - Lithuania

2022 Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs  

  • Study Abroad in Business - Bolivia

  • Experience Italian Hospitality, Regional features, and Gastronomy

  • German, History and Culture in Salzburg

  • Comparative Healthcare Systems

  • Life in Peru