International Travel Seminars are short-term courses abroad led by Drake faculty members. Seminars are typically between 3-6 credits, and often meet an AOI. Spaces in these courses fill early; if you are interested, contact the faculty member or department (below) as soon as possible.
Minimum 2.5 GPA, not on academic or disciplinary probation
For May: Rolling admission, deposits deadline is Feb. 1, 2012
For J-term: Course registration in early March 2013
China: Coming soon!
Egypt: From the Great Pyramids to Tahrir Square
On this three-week seminar, students see the different faces of Egypt and taste some of what the cradle of civilization has to offer. Students have the opportunity to meet with Egyptian academics, policymakers, government officials, and fellow Egyptian students. Students are based in Cairo, but travel to other areas of Egypt including Alexandria, Giza, Asswan, and Luxor. (6 credits)
Italy: Coming soon!
South Africa: Seeing South Africa – Race Relations and Storytelling
This seminar visits a wide range of historical sites to investigate the ways in which the people of South Africa tell the stories of their past (a traumatic racial history), their present, and their future. Students in this seminar will see four of its major cities (Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, and Pietermaritzburg) while also reflecting on race relations in rural areas. (6 credits)
Uganda: Sustainable Development in Africa
Students on this seminar explore a wide-range of sustainable development topics, including human rights, development and democracy, microfinance, health care, education, tourism, and business. Local Ugandan university students also participate in the course, and are with the Drake students throughout the program. The program is based in the capital city of Kampala, but visit rural areas as well as a national park. (6 credits)
J-term 2014 courses will be available late fall 2012!