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France Study Program

Term: Spring 2016
Description: The France Study Program: the first and longest-standing international study program. The France Study Program – the longest-running study abroad program in Whitworth’s history -- takes you all over France. You will travel from Toulouse to the Normandy beaches and the great abbey of Mont St Michel, from the monuments and museums of Paris to the cathedral of Chartres; from the Alsatian border with Germany to Nice and the French Riviera. You will learn France’s rich language, history, and art in company with your peers and your professors. 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 2017
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 Study Program

Term: January 2016
Description: •During this study program you will visit Cape Town, the Stellenbosch wine country, Oudtshoorn, Grahamstown, Mthata, Durban, Johannesburg, and the Pilanesburg Game Sanctuary. You will experience local culture by staying with host families in several locations in South Africa. This includes a two-night home stay with Muslim families in Durban. Along the way you will visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island, explore the Cango caves, and observe wildlife in a big game sanctuary. You will learn about the history, economics and politics of South Africa. You’ll learn about the struggle for independence and racial reconciliation. Among other activities, you’ll meet with journalists, politicians and academics specializing in journalism and politics.

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