Global Learning

Study Abroad

The College of Arts and Sciences actively supports undergraduate study abroad experiences, making it possible for students in any Arts and Sciences major to earn credit studying overseas.

Last year, Arts and Sciences majors studied abroad in 30 countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Peru, England, Scotland, Cambodia, Chile, China, South Korea, Egypt, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Morocco, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Mexico, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda and Ecuador.

College of Arts and Sciences faculty have established partnerships with Minzu University in Beijing; Nanjing University in Nanjing, China; Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico, and continually work with the Drake International Center to establish new partnerships and opportunities with universities across the globe.

January Term and May Term Travel Courses

Faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences facilitate the following three- to six-week travel courses during January Term (J-Term) and May term sessions:

  • Ecuador and Galápagos Islands: International Environmental Seminar—David Courard-Hauri, Jennifer McCrickerd
  • Egypt and Turkey: Islam In The 21st Century—Mahmoud Hamad
  • India: Critical Political, Social And Religious Issues: India On The Eve Of Independence, 1945-47—Elizabeth Robertson, Tim Knepper
  • London: Risky Business: European Roots Of Actuarial Science—Daniel Alexander, Deborah Kent
  • London: Gothic Literature In England—Melisa Klimaszewski, Craig Owens
  • Mexico: Contemporary Urban Mexico—Darcie Vandegrift
  • South Africa: Literature Of South Africa—Melisa Klimaszewski
  • Washington, DC: Presidential Inauguration—Rachel Paine Caufield
  • Uganda: Sustainable Development in Africa—Glenn McKnight, Jimmy Senteza, Debra Bishop, Tom Root, Natalie Adkins

Research Abroad

Our undergraduate students have opportunities to carry out research in overseas, most recently with the Great Ape Trust in Gishwati Forest in Rwanda.

Language Learning

Our World Languges and Cultures program offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Students also have the opportunity to complete a Language Certificate of Competence.

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A&S News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.