O’Neill IUPUI students have three additional destination and course options for summer study abroad adventures in 2023.
Applications close on January 27, 2023. O’Neill IUPUI students can choose from 12 programs for their summer study abroad courses, including destinations in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
The newest courses added to the list are based in Vietnam and Costa Rica. A third destination, Israel, is making a return to the list for the first time since 2018.
Kari Parmeter, an O’Neill alumna who earned her degree in Public Safety Management, spent her study abroad in Israel that summer learning about the impact the arts have on everything from culture to the economy to individual lives, and how the government helps managed the arts within Israel. She chronicled her journey on O’Neill IUPUI’s Instagram channel for O’Neill during her trip.
“Something important to remember when considering study abroad is that you’re doing just that: studying abroad,” she emphasized. “Along with so many exciting adventures, we still have learning and course work to be done.
But she highlights the many cultural and sightseeing learning adventures the trip included.
“Once we reached Israel, we really hit the ground running,” she recalled. “We were able to see sacred sites and explore the Jewish Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem.”
Parmeter acknowledged the trips carry what can be a hefty price tag. She received a scholarship to help offset some of the costs of the trip.
“I love traveling but it’s expensive, especially as a student,” she said. “These scholarships allow students to travel to incredible places, gain new knowledge, and earn college credit at the same time.”
Students can learn about scholarships and apply for assistance at this link. To learn more about the available programs, visit https://oneill.iupui.edu/student-life/study-abroad/index.html. A full list of locations, descriptions, and dates is below.
SUMMER 2023 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Learn about Island Conservation and Sustainability Management by delving into how the island of Bonaire is applying conservation and sustainability techniques to preserve the island’s rich diversity for future generations.
Explore the arts world in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa in Israel. This three-week course focuses on the government’s role in arts regulation, funding, and policy, as well as the management and preservation practices of arts organizations. Students will compare Israeli and American cultural institutions while examining the role of arts in times of strife, how the arts launch social change in the Middle East, the impact on Israel’s cultural capital and exchanges, and the role of the arts in Palestinian territories.
The Global Perspectives on Public and Private Sector Interaction course explores the root causes of social and political policy problems and discusses how to manage them, identify solutions, and help decision makers implement efficient, responsible, and sustainable policies.
Students in this course will learn about cross-cultural conflict and dispute resolution by exploring the theoretical and historical impact cultural differences have on conflicts and the resolution process.
In its first year, O’Neill IUPUI students will travel to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Tam Coc, and Hue in Vietnam. During this course, students will learn about the nation’s health care system, challenges, and how partnerships between the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors can help improve outcomes in health care.
The Global Human Resource Management course focuses on human resource management trends and cases across regions throughout the world, including the economic challenges many developing countries face stemming from trade balance, a history of slavery, the political strength of organized labor, and the dominant presence of foreign-owned enterprises.
In the Strategic Management in the International Context course, students learn about the strategic management of international organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as they learn what it means for organizations to operate within and across the three sectors of the economy.
The Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective course will give students a better understanding of how nonprofits operate in other countries and how they respond to global challenges.
O’Neill’s popular U.S. and U.K. National and Homeland Security course puts students in the heart of London to learn about the differences and similarities in national security approaches between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Another new destination for O’Neill IUPUI students for 2023 is Costa Rica. During this course, students will spend two weeks studying the nation’s progressive sustainability practices, including community recycling initiatives, renewable energy, sustainable farming and fishing, cultural preservation and community development, poverty and public health solutions, and park conservation.
Students will spend three weeks in West Africa learning from NGOs and local practitioners about resource sustainability strategies and their impact on mitigating environmental degradation in the African Savannah.
This course allows students to travel around South Africa to study environmental and wildlife management of natural areas, as well as learn about how post-apartheid policies have affected conservation efforts.