Spring Term Abroad 2024 Course Offerings

 General Information Meeting for Spring Term Abroad

October 4th, 2023, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Register for the Zoom session here. 

Course-Specific Breakout Sessions: https://wlu.box.com/v/breakout2024

Meet with the program director(s) after the Zoom session to hear more about the course. Please check this page in September for the breakout session schedule.

Applications open on October 5th, 2023, and are due by 5:00 pm on Oct. 20th, 2023. You may apply for up to two courses but please indicate clearly in the application questionnaire if it is your first or second choice.

ARTH 356 – Science in Art

THE NETHERLANDS. This course involves a survey of 17th-century Dutch history, art history, etc., which links the scientific analysis to the art and culture of the time.

BUS 390 – Green Information Systems

ICELAND. Cultural excursions throughout the country focus on the history, culture, geology, and economy of Iceland to better understand the significance of Iceland's shift to "extreme tech" to attain eco-sustainability.

CHIN 103, etc. – Chinese Language

TAIWAN. Combining language study with studies of other aspects of Chinese culture (literature, art, history, economy, etc.) provides students with first-hand experience of the development of contemporary Taiwan

GERM/BUS 392 – Layered Berlin

GERMANY. A literary-historical analysis of the many layers in Berlin’s rich history from 1848 to the present day coupled with an introduction to international business in the European Union with a focus on socially responsible businesses in Berlin.

PHIL 251 – The Meaning of Life

FRANCE. Thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus contemplated life's meaning against the backdrop of World War II, death camps, and the development of the atomic bomb. Spend four weeks following in the footsteps of Parisian existentialists contemplating questions of the human condition.

PHYS 125 – Big Science in Twenty-First Century Europe

SWITZERLAND and ITALY. learn about particle physics and gravitational wave astronomy as we travel to two of the premier "Big Science" sites in Europe: the large hadron collider at CERN in Geneva and the VIRGO gravitational wave detector in Tuscany.