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  1. Please stay tuned for updates on the 2016 intersession abroad options as details are finalized.

    Information will also be provided at individual info sessions as well as the
    Intersession Abroad Fair
    Thursday, September 17th
    5-7pm in Hodson Lobby

     
  2. Barcelona
    Brazil
    Cuba
    Ecuador

    Florence

    Ghana
  3. London
  4. Paris
    Salamanca
    Uganda
    Scholarship Information


    All programs are 3 credits* and open to students of all majors. All of the courses are taught in English*.
    *The Salamanca program is 6 credits and courses are taught in Spanish.

    Application deadline for all Hopkins Intersession programs is October 1.

    Program costs range from $5,000 to $8,000.

  5. Please note that Hopkins Intersession Abroad Programs are open to JHU students only.

    Please see the Travel Health information for all Johns Hopkins University Intersession programs on consultations and immunizations from Johns Hopkins Travel Medicine.



    Scholarship Opportunities
    Several scholarship opportunities are available for intersession programs abroad. Awards will range from $500 to $3,000. Students who complete a scholarship application will be reviewed for all of the scholarship opportunities through the Office of Study Abroad, but students will only be able to receive one award. Applications are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of students' written essays, academic merit, faculty references, and financial need. Students must submit the scholarship application, along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement by October 2. Details about the individual funding sources are below (or coming soon).

    Hansen Fellows
    The Christian (’87) and Holly Hansen scholarship helps provide study abroad funds for academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need. All students who have applied to a Hopkins Intersession program are eligible. See above for an application.


    Intersession Programs
     

  6. Barcelona: Studio Art

  7. Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3
    Tentative Dates: January 2- January 23, 2016
    Language of Instruction: English 
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; Prior painting experience
    Program Cost: TBD
    Instructor: Barbara Gruber 
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis 

    Info Session
    Monday, September 28
    6:30-7:30pm
    Levering Conference Room A

    Draw and paint in the cities of Goya, Velasquez, Picasso and Gaudi - in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain! The course begins with three days in Madrid where you will take a walking tour of the city and draw in the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums. From Madrid you will travel to Barcelona to tour and draw in the Picasso Museum. Studios will be provided for painting and drawing - the first week on the reinvention of a master painting, as Picasso reinvented
    Velasquez’ Las Meninas. The last week will be spent drawing on site and in studio: the Gothic quarter, Gaudi’s architectural gems, the caves. A day trip to Montserrat will also be included.
    Students should have prior painting experience.

    Brazil: Portuguese Practical Conversation in Rio
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3 (H)
    Tentative Dates: January 2- January 23, 2016
    Language of Instruction: Portuguese
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; 1 semester Portuguese OR 2 semesters Spanish
    Program Cost: TBD
    Instructor: Flavia De Azeredo Cerqueira
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis 

    Info Session
    Wednesday, September 23
    5-6pm
    Levering Conference Room A


    Brazil has one of the top ten economies in the world. The ability to converse in Portuguese will be increasingly important in the global market. Improve your Portuguese conversational and speaking skills in the exhilarating metropolis of Rio de Janeiro! The program is based at IBEU in the beautiful, trendy area of Ipanema Beach. Students will work on their communication skills on a daily basis, participate in service learning opportunities, as well as attend cultural excursions as part of this three credit course. Join us on this amazing learning opportunity!

    1 semester of Portuguese or 2 semesters of Spanish language required. Open to all majors.
     

  8. Cuba: Cuban Society and its Cultures
    Application
    Informational Flyer
  9. Credits: 3 (H)
    Tentative Dates: January 2 - 16, 2016
    Language of Instruction: English
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
    Program Cost: TBD; Covers airfare, accommodations, and some meals
    Instructor: Professor Eduardo Gonzalez
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax
    Assessment: Active participation, attendance, final paper


    Open to all majors.

    A Spanish colony from 1492 until 1898, and up to 1959 an independent nation, yet much dependent on the United States, Cuba opposed such political dependence as the main goal of its Revolution. Besides the colonial and modern cultural legacies of Spain, Cuba is also remarkable for its roots in the African diaspora.  Since 1959 Cuba experienced the migration of many of its citizens into Florida and other areas in the United States. In many ways Cuban society and its cultures are always in flux between the island and the US mainland.  Through select readings, films, site visits, and meetings with experts and artists, we will study and enjoy the distinctive character of Cuba in the fictional and real lives of its people home and abroad as well as in flux between both nations.

     
  10. Ecuador & Galapagos: Tropical Biology & Evolution
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Itinerary
    Credits: 3 (N)
    Tentative Dates: January 5, 6 on campus; January 7-19, 2016 Ecuador
    Language of Instruction: English
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
    Program Cost: TBD; Covers airfare, accommodations, and all meals
    Instructors: Dr. Cindy Moss, Richard Shingles, Farrah Madison
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis
    Assessment: Field notebook, participation, final paper

    Info Session
    Tuesday, September 22
    6:30-7:30pm
    Location TBD

    Open to all majors.


    This course is an introduction to Tropical Biology and Evolution held in Ecuador's Highlands, Rain Forest, and in the Galapagos Islands. The course will concentrate on the flora and fauna of these special habitats, but will also include the history, art, and culture of Ecuador. The final grade will be based on a field notebook that the student keeps, participation during the trip, and a final paper due late January. Students will attend lectures on the JHUcampus prior to departure on topics that include Biodiversity in Ecuador and Pre-Columbian Tribes, Culture and Art.


  11. Florence: Art History
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3 (H)
    Tentative Dates: January 2-23, 2016
    Program Cost: TBD; Covers airfare, accommodations, and some meals
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

    Info Session:
    Tues, Sept 22
    5-6pm
    Levering Conference Room A


    Open to all majors.


    This intensive course offers students an introduction to the art, architecture and culture of the Italian Renaissance roughly from 1280-1580 with the churches, palaces, museums and piazzas of Florence and nearby cities serving as the classroom. Students examine the art of Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo.


  12. Ghana: History, Politics and Culture
    Application
    Informational Flyer
  13. Credits: 3 (H)
    Tentative Dates: January 2-17, 2016
    Language of Instruction: English
  14. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
    Program Cost: TBD; Covers airfare, accommodations, and most meals
  15. Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

    Info Sessions
    Wed, Sept 9
    6:00pm
    Office of Multicultural Affairs (3003 N. Charles St.)

    Thurs, Sept 10
    7:00pm
    Office of Multicultural Affairs (3003 N. Charles St.)

     
  16. Open to all majors.

    Students enrolled in this course will be exposed to core themes related to the modern and historical experiences of Ghana. In addition to traditional academic lectures, readings and assignments, student will complete a day-long service center learning project and will be directly engaged in “active” learning while in the field in Ghana. While in Ghana, participants will spend the majority of their time in Accra, the country’s capital city. There they will attend lectures given by full time faculty members of the University of Ghana. Educational tours to different areas of Ghana will also be made, including: Elmina or Cape Coast Slave castle, Kakum National Rainforest Park, Village of Bonwire (center of Kente weaving), Aburi Garden, Kumasi (capital of the Ashanti Region), Manhyia Palace, Volta region. Prior to leaving, students will be participate in seminars exploring the African Diaspora. Upon returning, students will continue this area of inquiry, particularly by examining themes related to the Diasporic experience of Africans in Baltimore. The final grade will be based on a daily journal, participation during the trip and a final paper due after returning to the US. It is expected that each student will identify a topic of interest while in Ghana that they may choose to explore in more detail on their return. Open to all majors.


     
  17. London: Entrepreneurship and Management 
  18. Application 
  19. Credits: TBD
  20. Tentative Dates: January 5 - 19, 2016
  21. Program Cost: TBD 
    Instructor: Julie Reiser
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

     
  22. More information to come!

    Info Session
    Thursday, September 24
    7-8pm
    Location TBD
     

  23. Paris: Museums, Monuments, Memory
    Application
  24. Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3 (H)
    Tentative Dates: Jan 3 - 24, 2016
    Language of Instruction: English
    Program Cost: TBD
    Instructor: Elizabeth Rodini
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis
  25. Assessment: Participation, journal, and final project

    Info Session
    Monday, Sept 21
    5-6pm, Levering Conference Room A

    Open to all majors. Course will count toward the Museums & Society minor.
  26.  
  27. On this program students will investigate how museums have shaped the city's physical, social, and imaginary landscape. The many museums of Paris will be your classroom- inside and out. You will visit museums of art, history, technology, and natural sciences, as well as churches, monuments, zoos, and gardens. You will meet with local experts to get the latest perspective on this timeless city. From the place of the Louvre in the French Revolution to the remaking of Versailles as a monument to monarchy; from the rediscovery of the medieval past to the great technological expositions of the 19th century; from art as a stamp of modernity to its role in post-colonial identity... it's all part of the course! Evaluation will be based on participation, journaling, and a final project. 

    Salamanca: Intensive Spanish Language
    Application
    Informational Flyer
  28. Credits:6 (H)
    Tentative Dates: December 27, 2015 to January 23, 2016
    Language of Instruction: Spanish
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Students must have completed Spanish Elements I or the equivalent Scape score
    Program Cost: TBD; Covers accommodations and all meals but does not cover airfare
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

    Info Session:
    Tues, Sept 22
    2-3pm, Levering Conference Room A

    Open to all majors

    Complete an entire semester of Spanish language in just 4 weeks in the vibrant college town of Salamanca, Spain! Students will take a 3 credit Spanish Language course and a 3 credit Spanish Culture course for a total of 6 credits. Students must have completed Spanish Elements I or the equivalent in order to be eligible for the program. Students can take any Spanish level from Elements II all the way through Spanish for the Professions courses in Salamanca and be eligible to take the next course in the Spanish language sequence in the spring semester. All courses will be taught in Spanish and students will be placed into the appropriate language level for both courses. The culture course will include field trips within Salamanca as well as excursions to other cities in Spain. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their language skills by living with host families in Salamanca.

    I Spanish Language Course (3 Credits)
    Courses Offered:
    - Elements II
    - Intermediate I
    - Intermediate II
    - Advanced I
    - Advanced II
    - Spanish for the Professions
    - Advanced Spanish Composition
    -Advanced Spanish Conversation
    - Curso de Perfeccionamiento

    II Spanish Culture Course (3 Credits)


    Uganda: Childhood, Health and Society
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3 (S)
  29. Tentative Dates: TBD
    Language of Instruction: English
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
    Program Cost: TBD; Covers airfare, accomodations, vaccinations, and all meals
    Instructors: Mieka Smart, Eric Rice
    Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

    Info Session:

    Tues, Sept 22
    5-6pm, Public Health Bldg: 3505 N. Charles St.

  30. Open to all majors. Students must have at least sophomore standing.

    Explore the health and education programs serving Ugandan children through this intersession abroad course. JHU students will be paired with students from Uganda’s Makarere University for a unique peer-to-peer learning experience. Students will learn about the strengths and challenges faced by urban and rural child health and education initiatives in Uganda. After an orientation in Kampala, students will spend a week in a homestay near the Rakai Health Sciences Program, where they will focus on health and education in rural Uganda; then spend time in an urban setting in Kampala, the country's capital, for hospital and school tours, guest lectures and student-driven site visits. The course will also incorporate a safari experience. This class fulfills the Applied Experience requirement for Public Health Studies majors.

    Click here to see the 2015 Uganda Intersession Blog
    Click here to see the 2014 Uganda Intersession Blog