Summer Study Abroad Opportunities

Community Development in Vietnam

Join the NEW international Service-leadership Team for its pilot year in Vietnam (following the well-established principles of Global Community Development where we have installations in Belize and Mozambique from our campus). Earn 6 credit hours in the south of Vietnam during Summer Session I.  U of A students will implement research and projects alongside Vietnamese college students and leaders in the rural community of Hoa An village in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.  This project requires intensive commitment from students to work diligently and with an open mind toward cultural awareness as they work side by side with community members. The expectations are high, but the reward is a deep understanding of the challenges of working in a developing country, an amazing cultural immersion, and the experience of leadership and accomplishment as students work creatively to face unexpected roadblocks in their work.  All majors are welcome as individual work can be designed to fit a student’s needs.

The Service-leadership Team (led by Laura Gray) will experience firsthand interdependencies between the world’s resources, population, culture, societal and governmental policies, education and equitable/poverty solutions. Students will assess issues to these problems, in particular the role of communications, information, and relationships in fostering equitable and sustainable development in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.  Click the link above to apply, and for further information contact: lgray@uark.edu.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program in England

Each summer, during session 2, the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program takes 15-25 undergraduates to study in England. (Declared MRST minors are given priority of admission).  For the first three and a half weeks at Durham University, interdisciplinary study of the Old English, Anglo-Norman and Middle English periods is complemented by site visits and extended weekend excursions; the last week and a half in London is dedicated exclusively to site visits.  Students earn six hours of 3000-level credit in History or English or Humanities or Medieval and Renaissance Studies or any combination thereof.  Click the link above to apply, and visit mrst.uark.edu for further information.

Theatre in Britain Program

Our Theatre in Britain program is a six-hour course team-taught by an English professor and a professor from the Department of Theatre. The students hear lectures in dramatic history, learn about aspects of theatrical production, and attend a wide variety of theatrical and cultural performances in London and Stratford. The program usually involves travel to other English cities of interest, such as Canterbury, Bath, and Oxford.  Click the link above to apply, and click here to see the 2016 program flyer.