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Study Abroad

Indian River State College offers several study and travel abroad trips each summer providing students with opportunities to earn college credits as they participate in enriching life-changing experiences. The Study Abroad program is presented in support of the IRSC Global Initiatives Mission Statement.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Spring 2020 Study Abroad Programs

Guatemala, “the land of eternal spring,” is a breathtaking land of magnificent lakes, towering volcanoes and ancient ruins. IRSC honors students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast the political and cultural differences between the United States and Guatemala, while also learning about one of the Mayan civilizations and the diverse Guatemalan ecosystem. Visit Guatemala City, Petenchel, Antigua and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.

This trip is open to IRSC honor students. College credit may be earned in LIT 1000 Introduction to Literature: Honors or MGF2107 Explorations in Mathematics: Honors.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Mallonee at smallone@irsc.edu or 772-462-7481 or Dr. Carl Clark at cclark@irsc.edu or 772-462-7061.

Program Fees

$1,950. Deposit deadline is December 6, 2019.

Information Session

To be scheduled.

 

Immerse yourself in the inner workings, history and culture of four European countries while applying economics and math concepts that influence the United States and European global, social and cultural points of view. Visit Lucerne and Zurich in Switzerland; Venice, Florence and Pisa in Italy; Monaco; Cinque Terre and the French Riviera, with extension to Paris, in France.

College course credit in economics or mathematics may be earned.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Maria S. Davis at medavis@irsc.edu or 772-226-2557 or Dr. Rita C. Lindsay at rlindsay@irsc.edu or 772-226-2534.

Program Fees

$4,314 for triple (below 30 years old); $4,754 for twin (above 30 years old). Deposit deadline is February 14, 2020.

Information Sessions

  • January 17, 2020, Main Campus, Building R, Room R232, noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • February 7, 2020, Main Campus, Building R, Room R232, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Explore London, and spend three days working with the London Fire Brigade and one day with the Paris Fire Brigade. Participants will also visit museums, attend a theater performance and tour historical sites.

College credit will be earned toward the IRSC Fire Science degree.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Alfred H. Williams V at awilliam@irsc.edu or 772-462-7954.

Program Fees

$3,900.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.

Live on a beautiful university campus in Prague while studying with an international group of students. Learn about global business, diverse cultures and political influences and their impact on the world. Share ideas and knowledge on how to make a better world.

Students will be required to take a college-credit course in business.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Herbert P. Ricardo at hricardo@irsc.edu or 772-462-7624.

Program Fees

$4,700.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.

 

Explore the beauty, language, culture and history of Spain, and experience daily life with home stays in Salamanca and Granada. Participants will also visit Seville and Madrid, tour historical sites and engage in two weeks of language school.

College credit will be earned toward Spanish and/or Humanities.

Contact

For more information, contact Lori Fry at lfry@irsc.edu or 772-462-7874 or Dr. Cristobal Sartori at csartori@irsc.edu or 772-419-5638.

Program Fees

$2,895; $1,000 deposit due with application. Deposit deadline is January 31, 2020. 

Information Sessions

  • January 17, 2020, Main Campus, Building J, Room J-205, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Visit Roatan Island, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. IRSC students will explore how field researchers study animal behavior and marine ecology, and how people and the environment affect each other. Experience the unique opportunity of working with dolphins. 

Students will earn college credit in Service Learning and/or English.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Caffery at kcaffery@irsc.edu or 772-462-7628 or Marvin Hobson at mhobson@irsc.edu or 772-336-6290.

Program Fees

$2,400. Deposit deadline is December 10, 2019.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.

 

Experience life as a Bahamian while exploring their language and culture. Visit churches, ministries, museums, historical sites and beaches in Nassau; and Atlantis on Paradise Island. Participate in a beach clean-up, read to youth in an orphanage, and take part in a Town Hall meeting/book discussion with University of the Bahamas students.

Students will earn college credit.

Contact

For more information, contact Marvin Hobson at mhobson@irsc.edu or Dr. Celucien Joseph at cjoseph@irsc.edu or Dr. Suchismita Baerjee at sbanerje@irsc.edu.

Program Fees

$1,250. Deposit deadline is December 1, 2019.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.

 

Immerse yourself in the "authentic" Jamaican culture as you experience the rich educational, sociological and historical aspects of the island. Visit the Bob Marley Museum; Port Royal, formally known as the wickedest city in the world; Dunn's River Falls; the Rio Grande River: and a Maroon village in Portland.

College course credit in sociology, history or mathematics may be earned.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Fuller at bfuller@irsc.edu or 772-462-7683 or Dr. Dean Wagstaffe at dwagstaf@irsc.edu or 772-462-7789 or Dr. Karen Mills at kmills@irsc.edu or 772-336-6216.

Program Fees

$1,800. Deposit deadline is December 6, 2019.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.

IRSC Global Initiatives Mission Statement

The Global Initiatives Committee at Indian River State College:

  • Fosters international awareness through community and scholarly activities;
  • Supports and encourages understanding and appreciation of various cultures that compose the College community;
  • Promotes programs and initiatives that educate, motivate and challenge students, faculty and staff; and
  • Pursues educational, cultural, and economic opportunities for the College to effectively engage in our dynamic global environment.
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