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France Language and Culture Study Program

Term: Spring 2016
Description: The France Study Program: the first and longest-standing international study program. Earn credits in French language, art, literature and communication while travelling through France, including stays in and visits to Paris, Nice, Normandy, the Riviera, Mon Saint Michel, Strasbourg, Toulouse, and much more. Students stay in private homes part of the time and spend six weeks in Paris. Program will include 8 credits of French language, 4 credits of French history, and 4 credits of a Fine Arts course.

Media Impact Across the Contemporary U.S.

Term: January 2015
Description: Students will visit New York City and Washington, DC to learn from media executives and scholars what they believe are the main issues currently facing the media impact on contemporary US society. Media industries visited will include newspapers, television, radio, magazine and book publishing, and advertising. The program is designed to expose students who have an interest in the mass media, both those majoring or minoring in Communication Studies as well as students from other disciplines, to some of the media-related issues affecting contemporary US society.
Click here to view an online travelogue from New York and Washington, D.C. (January 2009)

South Africa

Term: January 2016
Description: People, Prophets and Politics. This study program focuses on understanding the people of multi-ethnic South Africa as they continue to build a post-apartheid society. In particular, we look at the role of the church and politics. This four-week program begins in Cape Town, a diverse and cosmopolitan city, and takes students up the country's spectacular east coast for stays in Grahamstown and Durban, before moving inland to Pretoria and Johannesburg. Days are spent meeting with academic specialists and leaders in the church, business, the media and other organizations. Particular attention is paid to understanding South Africa's AIDS crisis, as well as the other socio-economic issues it faces. Most nights are spent with host families, giving students the chance to get to know ordinary South Africans in their own homes.

Please visit the Off-Campus Studies page for a complete listing of off-campus programs that are available to Whitworth students.