Education Abroad Programs for Summer 2024

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (CASE)


Jamaica: May 16 – 30, 2024. Department of Geoscience. The 2024 Jamaica Study Abroad will offer two courses which will survey the historical, cultural, physical, political and economic geography of Jamaica. Over the course of almost two weeks, participants will visit the Blue Mountains to learn about coffee production and processing, visit a variety of key cultural and political centers around the island, experience and examine local and mass tourism on Jamaica’s north and south coasts, engage in tours of natural landscapes and more! This program is open to all UNA students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students must be enrolled in the two courses offered in the May 2024 intersession: GE359 – Field Experience in the Caribbean and GE369 – Political Geography of the Caribbean. Contact Dr. Mario Mighty at or Dr. Matthew Balentine at for more information.

Iceland: Early August 2024 (exact dates TBD). Department of Geoscience. Iceland is the Land of Fire and Ice—and Vikings! The 2024 Iceland Study Abroad will offer two courses covering the geology as well as the historical, cultural, and economic geography of Iceland. In this one-week program, students will visit the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula, the capital city of Reykjavik to experience Icelandic urban culture and cuisine, the Golden Circle of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Strokkurr—where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, and where the Viking parliament met—and several glaciers on the south coast. The program is open to all UNA undergraduate and graduate students. Students can enroll in two courses: ES 482 Topics in Earth Science and GE 497/597 Field Study in Iceland. Contact Dr. Michael Pretes at or Dr. Melissa Moore at for more information.

France: June 2024. The Department of Visual Arts & Design and Department of Foreign Languages are collaborating on an Education Abroad program that spends two weeks in Paris, France. Students stay in the city center and will be immersed in the architecture, art, food, and culture of Paris. Visiting historic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur Basilica, and taking a boat ride down the river Seine will give students the experience of navigating and living in an international city. Students will have the opportunity to take excursions and explore other parts of France on free days. This program is open to all UNA students, but priority will be given to foreign language and art students. 

The cost ($3200) includes airfare, Paris transportation, residence hall accommodation, breakfast, museums/galleries, and attractions. (UNA tuition is not included.) Students must be enrolled in at least one of the following June 2024 courses: AR 335 Art & Photography, AR 499 The Influence of Art & Culture, IE 499 Intercultural Experience, and FR 499 Culture & Civilization of Paris. 

Contact Dr. Stephanie Coker or Professor Robert Rausch for more information or for an application. Trip interest meetings will be Nov. 2nd at 5 p.m. in the Art department room 303, and Nov. 6th at 4:30 p.m. in Wesleyan Hall room 107. 

England. June 2024. Department of English. This is the trip for lovers of British literature, film, and theatre! Two weeks in England in late June 2024, with trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, Canterbury, and Bath, as well as a week in the heart of London. Site visits include: Shakespeare Birthplace, Westminster Abbey, the Globe Theatre, Hampton Court Palace, Jane Austen Centre, British Museum and Library. You do not have to be an English major to join the trip, and up to six hours of either undergraduate or graduate course credit is offered. Contact Dr. Brenna Wardell at, Dr. Cheryl Price at, or visit for more information.

Costa Rica: May 14-23, 2024. Department of Biology.  The 2024 Biology Study Abroad trip will provide field experience at three research stations within Costa Rica: La Selva (lowland rainforest), Monteverde (cloud forest), and Palo Verde (tropical dry forest) research stations. Each station provides students with hands on opportunity to interact with scientists and the tropical ecosystems. This trip is open to students who have taken BI112 and requires enrollment in BI419 Tropical Ecology and BI420 Field Experience. Contact Dr. Lisa Ann Blankinship ( or Dr. Emily Kasl ( for more information.

South Korea. July 2024. The Department of Engineering and Industrial Professions and Department of Foreign Languages are collaborating on a Study Abroad Program to South Korea for 4 weeks in Daejeon, South Korea's one of the largest metropolitan cities. Daejeon is a center of science and industry in the heart of South Korea, with beautiful natural surroundings, delicious food, and a rich artistic history. 

Through the study abroad program, you'll immerse yourself in the rich Korean traditional culture and opportunity to visit some of South Korea's leading companies.

You'll spend a month at Chungnam National University, a prestigious regional university in South Korea, where you'll meet Korean students and international students from other countries and build an international network for your future.

You'll also have the opportunity to explore Daejeon, as well as visit neighboring cities such as Seoul, Jeonju, and Daecheon for a variety of cultural excursions.

Contact Dr. Heejoon Park at and Dr. Mijung Kim at for more information.

Spain. June 28-July 27. Join the Department of Foreign Languages and spend a month in beautiful Salamanca, Spain. Visit museums, castles, and historic sites as you immerse yourself in the language and culture. Live with a Spanish family for a truly unique experience. Excursions include Avila, Segovia, Madrid, and Bilbao. All levels of Spanish ability are welcome to apply to the program, and you don’t have to be a major or minor in Spanish to participate!

Students must be enrolled in two of the following July 2024 courses: FL 201, SP 202, SP 320, FL 490, SP 490, and SP 491. Contact Dr. Scott Infanger at or Dr. Alejandra Alvarado-Brizuela at for more information.

Sanders College of Business and Technology (Sanders COBT)

The Sanders COBT application has moved online this year. We no longer have paper applications. The application link can be found here Please email Ms. Rachel Patterson at or call her at 256-765-4785 for more information.

Europe: May 21st-June 5th. On this trip students will travel by train to various European countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France. The trip will start by flying into Munich, Germany and end in Colmar, France. This trip will include many visits to international businesses and will conclude with a business idea pitch competition.  

England, Ireland, Scotland: May 29th-June 13th. On this trip students will travel by train and air through England, Scotland, and Ireland. The trip will begin in London, England and conclude in Dublin, Ireland. This trip will be full of sight-seeing while visiting international businesses.

Denmark: October 2024. On this 10-day trip, students will visit UNA’s partner University, International Business Academy, in Kolding, Denmark. Students will conclude the trip by spending a weekend visiting the beautiful Malmo, Sweden.

London, England: May 19-30, 2024. This trip will be hosted by the Sanders COBT Accounting Department. It will have an accounting focus. In addition to various cultural activities, students will visit international accounting standard setters, the London financial district, manufacturing industries, and museums.

College of Education and Human Sciences (COEHS)

Information will be posted when it becomes available.


Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions (ACONHP)

Dominican Republic: Maymester. The Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with Island Impact Ministries. Contact Ms. Neysa Brown at for more information.