Intercultural experiences engage us in an exploration of cultural values and mindsets. These experiences may take place anywhere – in a residence hall, in downtown Tuscaloosa, in a multicultural office environment, on a service-learning trip, on a cultural immersion trip, or in a coffee shop on campus! We are all unique human beings and we each come with our own cultural identity. Wherever we have the ability to explore our connections or our differences with one another, we have opportunities to engage with others “across cultures.”

With rapidly changing technology and increased access to more local, regional, and international communities, intercultural encounters have now become commonplace in a global society, and they are increasingly important in preparing students to operate effectively as professionals. It is our wish that you will take advantage of the many opportunities and resources available to you during your time at The University of Alabama, including study abroad opportunities available only to Honors students! We are confident that you will leave here better equipped to operate as global citizens in a multicultural world.

For more information about all study abroad opportunities at UA, visit the Education Abroad website.

Travel Dates: May Interim
Courses: UH 101 (Humanities), 3 hours
Fees: Approximately $4,800-This is an estimate and excludes non-billable items such as airfare, personal expenses, and meals.
Contact: Dr. Thomas Herwig, tsherwig@aalan.ua.edu

This three-week program takes you throughout Germany and into parts of France as you explore global perspectives and gain an intercultural understanding of the world. All courses are taught in English, and cover a variety of subject areas. Students have the opportunity to explore the region through various excursions supported by the program, including castle tours, bike rides and museum visits. The goal of the program is to grant students the ability to understand the world around them in a greater sense that will enrich their lives going forward.

Apply: apply through Education Abroad at studyabroad.ua.edu. If the specific program application is not yet open, please apply through the Faculty-led General Application.

Dates: May Interim
Courses: IHP 105 (Social Behavioral) 3 hours
Fees: Approximately $4,900. This is an estimate. Excludes non-billable items such as airfare, personal expenses, and meals.
Contact: Dr. Henry John Latta, jlatta@ua.edu

Honors students will engage in a course to understand New Zealand’s successful blending of European, Maori, Pacific Island, and immigrant cultures. This course is a three-week immersion experience that will focus on intercultural dynamics and how multiculturalism in New Zealand continues to play a strong role in how policies, culture, and government evolve. We will pay special attention to the Maori concept of kaitiakitanga (stewardship of the environment) and its influence on environmental policies. Students will engage in collaborative learning with their New Zealand counterparts and will undertake discussions with local residents and local, regional, and national leadership involved in such programs. This will be an academically rigorous environment emphasizing collaborative learning in a multicultural and engaging atmosphere.

Apply: Apply through Education Abroad at studyabroad.ua.edu. If the specific program application is not yet open, please apply through the Faculty-Led General Application.

The 2017 trip will be the seventh annual trip for Honors College students to serve and learn at La Clinica Alabama-Granada in Granada, Nicaragua. It is a public health care clinic for low-income people living in the city of Granada and is supported by a foundation composed of Birmingham-based physicians.

Students will be selected to participate in one of two trips. A UA faculty member will accompany the group on the trip. Students will earn 3 UH credits for participating in the program, which includes the Spring UH 120 one-credit course and two credits earned for the subsequent on-site Nicaragua Clinical Experience.

Students will work at the clinic in three capacities: patient intake, shadowing the physicians during patient visits, and pharmacy. Additional work such as cleaning the clinic and organizing the storage area will also be involved. Spanish classes with native speakers and cultural excursions will take place on several afternoons.

Dates: Two sessions: May 7-May 21 & May 21-June 4
Courses: UH 120 (1 hour), UH 400 (2 hours)
Fees: Approximately $2300. This is an estimate. Excludes non-billable items such as airfare, personal expenses, and meals.
Contact: Alyssia Miller, amiller16@crimson.ua.edu

The application deadline for 2017 is November 1, 2016.

Dates: Summer II
Courses: Students will choose from the following courses: UH 210, EN 215, EN 216, ENG 311/422, HY 300/400
Fees: Approximately $7050. This is an estimate. Excludes non-billable items such as airfare, personal expenses, and meals.
Contact: Dr. David Deutsch, dhdeutsch@ua.edu

Currently entering its 40th year and continually building upon past achievements, the UA in Oxford study abroad program is thriving like never before. Housed in beautiful Worcester College, one of the university’s primary constituent colleges, students can take full advantage of the Oxford experience. Oxford University itself is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic institutions in existence and Oxford has been a flourishing college town since the 13th century. In all its facets, Oxford offers an unparalleled opportunity for intellectual, architectural, and fun-filled explorations, both of the past and of the present. Our program encompasses all of Oxford’s jewels, from the exclusive Bodleian Library to the heart of the town, to cutting-edge faculty, to our close proximity to London, Dover, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace), and Canterbury (famous for its 11th century Cathedral and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales), all of which UA students visit on group excursions each summer.

Apply: Apply through Education Abroad at studyabroad.ua.edu. If the specific program application is not yet open, please apply through the Faculty-Led General Application.

Would you like to have fun while learning about the history and culture of South Africa and their connections to the United States? Then you have an opportunity to do so with this transformative study abroad program. The time in South Africa is divided between Johannesburg and Cape Town. You will visit sites associated with apartheid, including the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, and Robben Island. Students will also get a chance to see the natural wonders of South Africa, including Table Mountain, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, and Cape Colony.

Dates: May Interim
Courses: AAST 395, EN 208/WL 208, EN 311/BUI 301, EN 367, WS 310
Fees: Approximately $5,000. This is an estimate. Excludes non-billable items such as airfare, personal expenses, and meals.
Contact: Dr. Cajetan Iheka, cniheka@ua.edu

Apply: For more information or to apply, click here for Education Abroad.