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UM Students are eligible to apply for ISEP programs worldwide. Click the link above to access ISEP's directory page of international universities. 

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UM students are eligible to earn UM credit abroad through faculty-directed programs. Use the link above to see what programs you can apply to online. Scroll down to view a complete list of UM Faculty-Directed programs by region:

Europe

AUSTRIA

Get ready for a six-week, 6-18 credit music study abroad program in Vienna, Austria, occurring every other year, consisting of a selection of offerings in music, art history, and performance. Walking tours to include Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Schoenberg and museum tours with concerts presented by the world’s most renowned performers.  For more information please contact:  Maxine Ramey: maxine.ramey@umontana.edu, 243-4518.  Next Program:  May-July 2017.  

GERMANY

Students earn 2 credits participating in a great learning experience about the German and European Economy at the prestigious European Business School (EBS), visiting important economic and historic sites.  Classes and assignments are held in March and April during the spring semester and travel takes place at the end of May. For more information please visit the website or contact Klaus Uhlenbruck, klaus.uhlenbruck@umontana.edu. Next Program: TBA  

GREECE

Travel throughout Greece studying the art, archaeology, and culture of Ancient Greece. Students will encounter ancient culture (from the Bronze Age to the Classical Age) through extensive visits including Minoan sites (Knossos, Phaistos, Chania), Mycenaean sites (Mycenae, Tiryns), and major sites of the classical period in Athens, Olympia, and Delphi. Class will be conducted in museums and archaeological sites. No knowledge of Greek is necessary. All participants will be required to register for and attend a 1-credit orientation course during the fall semester. For more information please contact: Matthew Semanoff, matthew.semanoff@umontana.edu, 243-5637, Next Program: Winter 2017. 

DUBLIN, IRELAND

This program combines approaches from the sciences and humanities to investigate how information about brain and cognition can inform our understanding of literary creativity and how we appreciate literary art. We consider such interrelated topics as: The biological basis of language, language processing by the brain, narrative theory, cognition in literature, sources of creativity. For more information please contact: Dr. Christopher Comer, Christopher.comer@umontana.edu, 243-2632.  Next Program: TBA

ITALY

Earn 3 credits participating in a great learning experience about the Italian and European Economy at the University of Brescia, the capital of the Brescia province in the heart of the beautiful Po Valley, visiting many business, historic, and cultural sites.  Classes and assignments are held in March and April during Spring semester and travel takes place at the end of May. For more information please visit the website and contact:  Nader Shooshtari, nader.shooshtari@business.umt.edu or Suzanne Tillman, Suzanne.tilleman@umontana.edu. Next Program: TBA

ROMANIA

This is a faculty-led, intensive, two-week summer school program on international business in a unique setting: Lucian Blaga in Sibiu, Romania.  The program is designed to expose students to the realities of conducting business in an international environment by providing rich and real cross-cultural experiences through a blend of mini internships with local and multinational companies, workshops, field trips, and participation in socio-cultural events. For more information please visit the website and contact: Simona Stan, simona.stan@mso.umt.edu, Next Program: Summer 2017

AFRICA

ZAMBIA

Students will travel to Africa to learn about international conservation and development in national parks and wildlife areas of Zambia. This course will cover issues of livelihoods and sustainable development in Zambia using the Livingstone Region of the Zambezi River as a model to explore the complex interactions between natural resources, local people, NGO’s, government agencies, tourism providers, resource managers and tourists. We will focus our discussions on livelihoods, livelihood change and nature-based tourism in the context of sustainable development. Opportunities and challenges will be explored between biodiversity conservation, environmental, economic and human dimensions of nature-based tourism and sustainability. For more information and to apply please visit the website or contact:Jennifer Zdziebko at jennifer.zdziebko@umontana.edu or 406-243-6603. Next Program: Summer 2017. 

ASIA

BALI

The Arts and Culture of Bali is a three week intensive exploration of the fascinating and unique culture of Bali, Indonesia with a focus on the various types of gamelan music including Gamelan Angklung, Gong Kebyar, Gender Wayang and others. Students will be fully immersed in Balinese culture, living on the Lasmawan family compound in Bangah Village located in the central mountains.   Students can earn 3 UM credits (upper division writing course) during the trip.  Trip will include daily intensive music rehearsals, performances at Balinese Hindu Temple Festivals, fieldtrips to important cultural sites and locales, as well as fun fieldtrips to hot springs, rain forest jungles, beaches and a hike to the top of a volcano!  To find out more about the trip in the summer of 2016, visit our Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/UMBaliTrip2016/  For more information contact Dr. Robert LedBetter, School of Music: robert.ledbetter@umontana.edu or 406 243-4819.  Next Program: TBA

CHINA

China is a key player on the global stage. Taking back Hong Kong from the British and Macau from the Portuguese in 1997/98 after 100 years of colonial rule, China is asserting influence against the waves of globalization and democratization at its doorsteps.  This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a first-hand understanding of the socio-cultural changes that are happening under the “one country, two systems” policy. Through site visits and dialogue with local scholars, activists, journalists, legislators, and business professionals, students will learn about international communication issues that spring from the interface of diverse values, cultures, ideologies, and practices.  The topics to be examined on site include multinational organization communication, press freedom, internet censorship, social media for social change, cultural convergence and divergence, and discourses of development.  While immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of the place, students will have the opportunity to connect with local young people to exchange views on transnational phenomena and to experience in person intercultural communication at the confluence of the East and the West. Students earn 4 upper-division or graduate credits by completing the preparation sessions in the spring semester and the study-abroad program in May/June 2017. For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page or contact Phyllis Nagai at: phyllis.ngai@umontana.edu 406 243-4551. Next program: Summer 2017

INDIAN HIMALAYA

Students will earn 6 UM credits trekking through the remote parts of the Himalaya, living in a remote mountain village, meeting with development officials, sustainability activists and stakeholders in the region, and learning through readings, discussions and field experience. For more information and to apply please visit the website or contact Dr. Keith Bosak, College of Forestry and Conservation, keith.bosak@umontana.eduor 406-243-6062. Next Program: TBA

INDIA

Aerie’s International Semesters provide a full semester of upper division credits, professional-level outdoor certifications, and the experience necessary for students enrolled in pre-health and outdoor leadership programs wanting a focus on international health, outdoor leadership, and wilderness medicine.  Our rigorous academic programs in India and Montana (Fall Semester) employ realistic scenarios, interactive lectures, and clinical observations in a variety of settings, including an urban American emergency room, an advanced life support ambulance service, as well as rural health clinics in India to ensure a well-rounded, challenging and rewarding educational experience. Students can earn 15 credits during the program. For more information and to apply please visit the website or contact: David McEvoy, dave@aeriemed.com, (406) 542-9972.  Next Program: January-April 2017. Application Deadline: November 2016. 

THAILAND

Explore Thailand through small-scale agriculture with this hands-on, experiential learning opportunity. We'll work, stay, and share meals on three different farms. We'll learn about sustainable farming, Thai cooking, culture, political history, ecology, and economy. Local Thai farmers and the course leader will teach through a blend of direct instruction, demonstration, and practice. The program will be led by Josh Slotnick, PEAS Farm director and faculty member in Environmental Studies, and is suitable for students of all backgrounds and areas of study. For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page or contact Joshua Slotnick, joshua.slotnick@umontana.edu, 406-239-6993, OR Kali Orton, kali.orton@umontana.edu. Next Program: Wintersession 2017

VIETNAM

The College of Forestry & Conservation, the Mansfield Center, and the Environmental Studies Department have created a unique study abroad opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience of climate change in natural ecosystems in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The field-based, experiential classes focus on climate change issues as well as the culture, ecology, economy, and history of Vietnam. The program will be led by Climate Change Studies Instructor and Program Coordinator Dr. Nicky Phear and is suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. For more information please visit the website or contact: Caitlin Sager, caitlin.sager@mso.umt.edu (406) 243-2965. Next Program: December 27th 2016- January 19th 2017.

North and Latin America

BELIZE

The UM archaeological field school in Belize focuses on Cahal Pech, an important Mayan ceremonial center located on an imposing hill overlooking the western Belize Valley. Our excavations focus on the final years of the Maya occupation. You will learn about Maya culture prehistory, practice archaeological field techniques, process and identify artifacts. For more information please visit the website or contact John Douglas, john.douglas@umontana.edu, 243-4246, OR Linda Brown, linda1.brown@umontana.edu. Next Program: TBA 

CHILE- PATAGONIA 

Expand your knowledge and experience of conservation, tourism, and natural ecosystems in the Aysen Region of Chilean Patagonia. Enjoy these field-based, experiential classes with a focus on conservation, natural resource development issues, and tourism as well as the culture, ecology, economy and history of the Patagonia region. The program is suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page or contact course instructors Natalie Dawson, natalie.dawson@umontana.edu or Rachel James rachel.james@umontana.edu, Next Program: Wintersession 2017

COSTA RICA

Aerie’s International Semesters provide the full semester of upper division credits, professional-level outdoor certifications, and experiences necessary for students enrolled in pre-health and outdoor leadership programs wanting a focus on international health, outdoor leadership, and wilderness medicine.  Our rigorous academic programs in Costa Rica and Montana (Spring Semester) employ realistic scenarios, interactive lectures, and clinical observations in a variety of settings, including an urban American emergency room, an advanced life support ambulance service, as well as rural health clinics in Costa Rica to ensure a well-rounded, challenging and rewarding educational experience. Students can earn 15 credits during the program. For more information please visit the website or contact: Dave McEvoy, dave@aeriemed.com, (406) 542-9972. Next Program: January-April 2017. Application Deadline: November 2016.  

MEXICO

This 6-week summer program provides students with the opportunity to study Spanish and aspects of contemporary Mexico while living in Mexico. Students take 3 academic courses, live with Mexican families, and go on a number of field trips related to the themes of sustainable development and immigration. The program is in its 12th consecutive year. Pátzcuaro, known for its colonial architecture, large indigenous population and culture, and its natural beauty, has a population about the size of Missoula, located approximately 200 miles to the west of Mexico City. Students interested in the program who have safety concerns regarding travel in Mexico should speak with the director. For more information please visit the website or contact: Dr. Paul Haber, Political Science, paul.haber@mso.umt.edu, 243-4862. Next Program: TBA.  

NICARAGUA

What does it mean to prioritize land conservation in a region where the gap between rich and poor is worsening? What challenges do international trade agreements present those who seek national policies of sustainable development? What are the relationships between deforestation, water pollution, and indigenous peoples? How has liberation theology affected the decisions people have made? What differences can be noted now that left-of-center political parties dominate? You will explore these and other questions by engaging in dialogue with Nicaraguan individuals and organizations from diverse backgrounds and worldviews concerned with sustainable development and environmental justice. The style of this travel seminar is experiential. Each day will include field trips and opportunities for you to interact with people from a diverse cross-section of local society. There will be a guided session for analysis and reflection. This program is sponsored by The Environmental Studies Program and The Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana. For more information please contact: Dan Spencer, daniel.spencer@umontana.edu. 243-6111 Next Program: TBA, 1 credit course. Travel dates: TBA  

MEXICO SPRING SEMESTER

Since 1984, the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca has developed integral programs to enable students to learn Spanish in an enjoyable and interesting way.  Located on the grounds of a beautiful 19th-century estate, this Spanish language school proudly welcomes students from all over the world. The Instituto offers personal and friendly service and the opportunity to learn Spanish in the stunning, colonial city of Oaxaca – a place where historic and present-day Mexico meet.  The Instituto is a founding member of ASESEO, the Spanish Language Schools Association of Oaxaca, an organization dedicated to ensuring quality and professionalism in Spanish language learning and promoting Oaxaca and its culture as a destination to study Spanish.  The teachers are dynamic native-speakers, all of whom have university degrees and years of experience.  They communicate with students exclusively in Spanish.  Learning takes place in an environment of total immersion in which instructors implement strategies that facilitate language acquisition and evaluation throughout the learning process by providing individualized feedback and assistance.  The school is located 10 minutes walking distance from the center of town. For more information please contact UM program leader Clary Loisel, clary.loisel@umontana.edu, 243-2150.  Next program date: Spring 2017, January 23-April 21. Application deadline: April 29, 2016.

PERU

The 2-credit Peruvian Andes exploration course takes place in the high sierra region of Peru within the Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains) in Huascaran National Park.  The area provides bountiful educational opportunities in both the environmental and cultural arenas, pertaining to topics like water quantity and quality from both climate change and a prominent mining economy, eco-tourism as a means of generating income and protecting natural resources, cultural history and pride in a time of ‘modernization’, amongst others.  For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page or contact: Elizabeth Fricke, elizabeth.fricke@mso.umt.edu, 243-5176. Next Program: Summer 2017

OCEANIA

NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA

Join us this January as we explore the outstanding landscapes and generous peoples of New Zealand and visit the thriving commercial center of Sydney, Australia. It’s summer down there and one of the best times to visit the mountains, hike on the glaciers, paddle in the sparkling waters, interact with business and governmental leaders, and swim with the dolphins. This 6 credit course offers the chance to visit some extraordinary natural environments, study the sustainable use of local resources, and consider the different cultures that make up modern New Zealand and Australia. For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page. Interested students with specific questions can contact: studyabroad@cfc.umt.edu or the course instructor Dr. Shawn Clouse, shawn.clouse@umontana.edu. Next Program: Wintersession 2017 (ends in Sydney).  

NEW ZEALAND

Join us this May and June as we explore the outstanding landscapes and generous peoples of New Zealand. It’s one of the best times to visit the mountains, hike on the glaciers, paddle in the sparkling waters, and swim with the dolphins. This 6-credit course offers the chance to visit some extraordinary natural environments, study the sustainable use of local resources, and consider the different cultures that make up modern New Zealand. For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page. Interested students with specific questions can contact Bill Borrie bill.borrie@umontana.edu. Next Program: TBA