Study Abroad Opportunities

Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State offer Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs, which provide opportunities for students to experience learning in other countries. Our upcoming 2019 Faculty-Led Programs offer educational opportunities to explore and learn about Costa Rica, Ireland, and Cuba.

Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State students are welcome to participate in any of these system-wide study abroad programs.

Dominican Republic Service Trip, May 2020

Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable. Journey to the Dominican Republic to discover the wonders of marine life—and what you can do to help preserve it. Here, you’ll learn about the effects of overfishing, tourism, and climate change on coral reefs in the Caribbean before joining the movement to support its restoration. Working together with community members, you’ll collect fragments of naturally broken coral and transplant them back into the reef, and do your part to preserve this important ecosystem. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help continue conservation efforts for generations to come. There will be a 3 credit-hour course that will be associated with the trip during the spring 2020 semester. The trip will take place following the completion of the semester. Cost of the trip which includes airfare, transportation, hotel, and meals is $3,650

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Study Abroad in Ecuador, June 11-24, 2020

Students will first fly into Quito and spend a few days in this metropolitan city that dates back to around 980 AD. Here they will be introduced to the rich history of the city and begin their cultural immersion. Students will then spend several days in the northern village of San Clemente with the Andean people. The students will serve at the school and meet with the leaders and families in the area leaning about their rich history as Pre-Inca people and their close relationships with the regional volcanic geography.  They will then drive south and, after a brief stop at the equator, will take a small plane into the rain forest and spend time at Sharamentsa with the Achuar tribe. Sharamentsa has created a community organization that receives small groups of visitors like ours so that we can learn their way of life.  After flying out of the rain forest students will have time for some recreational activites in Banos before they fly back from Quito to Omaha.

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Study Abroad in Greece, Summer 2020

This six-credit program including lectures, field trips, group discussions, and a living experience in Greece accompanied by Nebraska faculty, and a second WSC faculty member living in Greece. Faculty will be responsible for the academic component (supervising local instruction, grading, instructing, etc.) as well as the logistics of the program (transportation, classrooms, housing, field trips, etc.). Before traveling, the students will engage in online activities to prepare for the experience. All classes and lectures are taught in English.

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Costa Rica, Summer 2021 

This study abroad opportunity is a four-week summer program that includes courses, field trips, and a living experience in Costa Rica. All coursework is taught in Spanish. The program is offered in conjunction with the COSI-Máximo Nivel Spanish Institute in Costa Rica.

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