Study Abroad Courses

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Study abroad courses (sometimes also called 'field' courses) are periodically offered through various Departments in the Faculty of Arts. These for-credit courses involve travel to another country for study and are designed to allow for an in-depth and immersive experience of the course material. While it is informative to learn about a cultural practice, historical monument, or seat of political power from the internet or a book, it can be a particularly impactful experience to tour these historical sites and institutions in person.

Previous study abroad courses include:

  • International Studies 390 AI/AJ | International Organizations and NGOs - Conflict and Cooperation (New York and Washington DC, USA)
  • History 390AT/Geography and Environmental Studies 396AT | (De)constructing Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • Geography and Environmental Studies 396 AT | (De)constructing Berlin: An Exploration of Urban Time and Place/Berlin: Narratives of a City (Berlin, Germany)
  • Geography and Environmental Studies 440 | Geography of the Caribbean (Jamaica)
  • History/Political Science/International Studies 390DC | The Washington Center Presidential Inauguration Program (Washington DC, USA)
  • French 390 | Albi - les Cathares, le terroir (Albi, France)
  • French 390 AC | Provence - l'histoire, les Arts, le terroir (Provence, France)
  • International Studies 310AD | China (Beijing and Xinjiang, China)
  • Religious Studies 300 AC/488 AM | The Religious Landscapes of Nara and Kyoto (Nara and Kyoto, Japan)
  • Geography and Environmental Studies 496 | (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
  • Politics and International Studies 390 | Jilin Study Abroad

A CLOSER LOOK AT STUDYING ABROAD

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Study abroad courses generally take place in the Spring or Summer term (May to August) and run for approximately three weeks in total. There is typically a pre-travel or in-class component (lasting one to two weeks) at the University of Regina, in addition to an overseas study tour component (also lasting one to two weeks). Though they are shorter in duration, study abroad courses are typically credited just like a course that runs in the Fall or Winter semester - i.e. three credits - though individual classes may vary. Prerequisites will also so vary, and registration usually also requires permission of the course instructor.

Standard tuition rates apply to study abroad courses, but there are additional expenses that participants will incur owing to international travel and accommodation. Some sources of funding may be available to help defray these costs, but participants should expect to be responsible a most of these expenses. All fees will be made known and must be paid prior to registration.

PREVIOUS COURSES

The following illustrates the types of field courses - along with sample itineraries - that have been offered in the past, and could be offered again in future. 

Politics and International Studies 390 | Jilin Study Abroad
This course takes place over four weeks in the Spring, and is hosted by the School of International and Public Affairs at Jilin University in Changchun, China. Students take English-language courses in the theory and practice of public diplomacy, contemporary Chinese diplomacy, and Chinese culture and language. Students also take part excursions in Beijing including: the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven Park, the Summer Palace, Tian'anmen Square, and the Forbidden City. View course information.icon (425 KB)
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International Studies 390 AI/AJ | International Organizations and NGOs: Conflict and Cooperation (New York and Washington DC, USA)
This unique course explored the relationship between intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as an increasingly important component of global governance. The course examined several related questions. How much and what kind of influence do NGOs have in the decision making and policy agendas of key international organizations? How does the increased IGO-NGO engagement affect the power and influence of members states? How are NGO goals and activities affected by their active engagement with IGOs? 

The two-week study tour itinerary for this course included tours/briefings at the United Nations, Oxfam International, the International Organization for Migration in New York, and the IMF, World Bank Headquarters, and Canadian Embassy in Washington DC.  View course outlinepdf (66 KB) 

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At the Canadian Embassy Canadians in New York
At the United Nations

History 390AT/Geography and Environmental Studies 396AT | (De)constructing Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
This course immersed students in the urban development of Berlin since industrialization in the second half of the nineteenth century. Through directed reading and research, including a two-week visit to the German capital, students experienced some of the most important aspects of modern European urbanization. Through walking tours, museum visits, and experiencing significant political and historic sites, students examined such issues as reconstruction, transportation, urban planning, gentrification, politics/culture, and demographics. While in Berlin, students conducted their own research on individual research topics, and created a blog - Field Trip to Berlin/2015 - based on their questions and experiences.  View Berlin itineraryPDF (80 KB)

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Public transportation The Deutsch-Russisches Museum A remaining segment of the Berlin Wall



 

Geography and Environmental Studies 396 AT | (De)constructing Berlin: An Exploration of Urban Time and Place/Berlin: Narratives of a City (Berlin, Germany)
This course immersed students in the German culture and language, literature relating to Berlin, and the urban development and geography of Berlin since industrialization in the second half of the nineteenth century. Through walking tours, museum visits, and experiencing significant political and historic sites, students examined such issues as reconstruction, transportation, urban planning, gentrification, politics/culture, and demographics. While in Berlin, students conducted their own research on individual research topics, and created a blog – Field Trip to Berlin/2018 – based on their questions and experiences. View Berlin itinerary.

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Behind Charlottenburger Schloss Guided tour through Klausener Kiez Reichstag (Photos by Henry Godnitz)


CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

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