Australia: May 25 – July 3, 2015

The Australian Humanities Adventure:

The focus of this seminar will be the humanities as it is represented in the diversity of certain locations of Australian culture. We will focus upon the stories, poetry, art, painting, music, religions, cultures, histories, world Englishes, and languages of certain locations in Australia. More specifically, we will explore Australian humanities from an alternative perspective as seen through the lens of The Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)* and The 1643 Community.

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, highly developed, and one of the wealthiest. Thus, it presents challenges for church ministry. We will explore how to bring “fresh perspectives on issues that matter and inspires people to go further and deeper in ways that make a difference” (AAANZ).

Our primary goals are to experience the humanities of Aussie country, both indigenous and the rest of Sydney-speaking world Englishes; to experience exposure to indigenous cultures of Australia via indigenous tutoring opportunities for children in Redfern, a suburb of Sydney; to experience inter-cultural interaction and homestays with Australian families; and to develop an understanding of the social issues that Australians face, living “down under.”


Seminar Leaders: Vi Dutcher, Lang. & Literature Dept. & Vernon Jantzi , Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
Estimated Cost: $8,500 (subject to change)

Course Information

CCSSC 201 Cross-cultural Social Science 3 SH
CCHUM 301 Humanities in Australia 3 SH

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Recommended Immunizations

The following immunizations are recommended for travel to Australia in the locations and times the EMU cross-cultural group will be in country.

Immunizations may be obtained at EMU Health Services by appointment.
Immunizations may also be obtained from your local health department or primary care provider.