Viterbo Short-term Study Abroad

Several courses are taught on campus, during the fall, spring, or summer terms and include one to five weeks at the end of the semester in the culture being studied. These courses require a special application and acceptance before students are allowed to register for them. Student participants apply for the course the semester before it is offered. For those offered in spring 2012, the application along with the $100 non-refundable application fee is due by Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. These courses are taught and guided by Viterbo faculty. They are offered on an occasional basis. 

Fall 2011
Opera in Europe  (December 27, 2011 - January 10, 2012)
Theatre in the City:  London (December 28, 2011 to January 10, 2012)

Spring 2012
Clinical Experience in Guatemala (February 17-26, 2012)

Nursing Clinicals in Belize (Spring of 2012)

Christianity in the Ancient World: Italy (May 23 - June 6, 2012)

VU Seminar 292- Awareness through Experience in the Spanish Speaking World (March 3 - 10, 2012)

Other offerings
Franciscan Spirituality (Next offered Spring break 2013)
The Ecology of Belize (Next Offered Spring 2013)
Majestic China:  A Journey into Past and Present (Next offered Spring 2013)
International Business in China (Next offered Spring 2013)
Medicine and Nursing in Japan (Offered on Occasion)

Opera in Europe

Opera study course (one credit) with a Europe travel component from December 27, 2011-January 10, 2012 to Germany, Austria, and Italy to see productions in the Vienna and  Munich state Opera Houses and the La Scala in Milan.  The productions on the 2011/12 season are:  Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, L’elisir d’amore, and Die Zauberflöte  The trip will conclude with a three day tour of Florence, Assisi and Rome to study the heritage of Viterbo.
Estimated cost: $3400
Instructor:  Dan Johnson-Wilmot

Theatre in the City:  London
Travel to London, England to experience the rich cultural and performing arts heritage of this amazing city. The course begins in fall semester with a series of on-campus classes devoted to the study and research of London theatre, and culminates in a required field trip in January (between semesters) to see and experience professional theatre in London including five-ten plays/musicals, workshops, lectures, backstage tours and opportunities to visit museums, art galleries and theatre schools.

Estimated cost: $3400
Instructor: Rick Walters, David Gardiner

Christianity in the Ancient World:  Italy
Explore the Mediterranean world environment of the Greeks and Romans during the development of Christianity until the end of Roman civilization.  Study on campus first, then visit Italy and see for yourself the magnificent sites Italy has to offer including the Teatro Greco in Sicily, the city of Viterbo, Italy, the Colosseum, Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica & more! Approximately travel dates of May 23- June 6, 2012.
Estimated cost: $3900-$4400.
Instructor: Keith Knutson

VU Mission Seminar:  Awareness through Experience in the Spanish Speaking World
This is a study abroad course designed to develop an awareness of the cultures and peoples in the Spanish-speaking world through immersion. The experience includes opportunities to interact with the people in rural and urban communities to learn from them about political, social, religious, and economic realities. Prerequisite: any 100 level VUSM course. Permission of department and study abroad committee required.
Cost: Estimated: $2500-$3000.
Instructors: Jesus Jambrina

Watch your email, and the Lumen for advertisements about these courses, or visit the Office of Global Education (Murphy Center room 373) for information.


Next Step? Print off and complete the Viterbo Short-term application. You will also need one letter of recommendation from a Viterbo professor. Turn both of these in to the Office of Global Education.