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Central America Study and Service Program

Term: Spring 2018
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Christianity in Britain

Term: January 2017
Description: Visit major attractions in world-class cities in England and Scotland, as well as historic sites, churches and museums that will make English and Scottish history come alive! Examine the origins, development and influence of the Christian church in Great Britain and its formative role in British culture from the arrival of the earliest Christian missionaries to today. You’ll also get to eat in old English pubs, stroll along the Thames, walk medieval walls, visit important archaeological sites, worship in a variety of churches, see a play or two in London’s West End, visit amazing museums and castles, and soak in the diverse cultures of Britain.




Early Christian Sites in Greece

Term: January 2018
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Ecology and the Bible

Term: January 2017
Description: In the spectacular winter setting of Tall Timber Ranch in the North Cascades, at the edge of Glacier Peak Wilderness, we will leave all electronic media behind and spend three weeks living in community together and learning more about God, ourselves, and our beautiful world. We will gather around a wood stove to discuss Scripture, science, ecology and environmental ethics. We will learn to cross-county ski. We will study the natural history of the Northwest and the local ecology of the White River Valley, not just sitting in the lodge but through outdoor exploration on ski and snowshoe. We will play in the snow. We will drink lots of hot chocolate. And we will join together in daily worship and reflection as we contemplate the glory of God’s creation and redemption in Christ and what it means for how we live in the world today.




Monasticism: Old and New

Term: January 2018
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Prejudice Across America

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Description: Study the history of Prejudice Across America. Fulfills the American Diversity requirement.




Reformation

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Description: Visit sites in Germany associated with the Reformation of the 16th Century and with the German Church struggle under Hitler in the 1930s.




Service in Tanzania

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Description: The focus of this course is to engage and interact with the African culture. This will be achieved through a number of service projects, by home stays with host families and through large group lectures and debriefing sessions. Students will be expected to participate in the service projects and in the daily life activities of the host families. There are plans to travel to various areas in Tanzania which may include Dar-Es-Salaam and the former slave market in Bagamoyo. Participants will register for a 1.0 credit preparation course during Fall 2008.




Tanzania Study Program

Term: Spring 2017
Description: The Tanzania Study Program offers an immersive, locally-rooted study abroad experience that will allow you to study both biology and political science through your engagement with Tanzanian society and culture. You will stay with three different host families over the course of the semester which will help you to learn Swahili and allow you to build relationships that will last a lifetime. February will be spent in beautiful, ancient Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar where you will take an intensive Swahili course at the State University of Zanzibar. March and part of April will be spent inland, in the small city of Arusha, where you will take classes and learn about life in an African town. Each student will complete a 1-credit internship with a local NGO, business, or government office. From our base in Arusha we will take several overnight trips to destinations such as a Maasai boma and a rural village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will also go on a safari to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. A highlight of the trip will be the opportunity to conduct biology field labs while camping just south of the gorgeous Tarangire National Park. The last weeks of the semester will be spent in the major city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's commercial capital. While there we will go on walking tours of the city's historic streets, we will meet with representatives from the country's major political parties, and we will visit markets and a major factory. This trip provides an unforgettable opportunity to learn about one of the world's most fascinating - and rapidly developing - countries.
Courses offered:
Swahili (4 credits)
Core 350 (4 credits)
Contemporary East Africa (3 credits, Social Science Gen Ed or Upper-Division Political Science credit)
Conservation Biology in East Africa (4 credits, Natural Sciences Gen Ed or Upper-Division Biology credit)
Internship (1 credit, Political Science)




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