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Future Cross-cultural Programs

Future Programs

Due to pandemic restrictions, travel plans for all future seminars are subject to change. With a commitment to the health and safety of students and faculty, and to the communities that host our groups, we continue to monitor conditions and restrictions for travel. Please check for updates on programs of interest as you make decisions for upcoming terms.

The semester program is the recommended cross-cultural option. Each semester program includes 15 semester hours of credit taken as five (3 SH) courses. The experience integrates course content through analysis and experiential learning. Nine hours of the semester program meet the cross-cultural requirements in the Core Curriculum. This includes the core experiential course (Cross-Cultural Social Science” 3 SH), and six additional hours of cross-cultural designates. A semester cross-cultural also includes one faith course meeting the “Christian Identity and Witness” requirement. The remaining courses may include language, history and culture, or an area of faculty expertise.

Summer seminars provide exposure to cross-cultural contexts for 3-6 weeks. A three-week experience comprises the core cross-cultural course, while six-week seminars include a second 3 SH course.  The Washington Community Scholars’ Center offers fall, spring and summer terms.  

Spring 2021

  • Guatemala  - Kris & Kathryn Schmidt
    • Academic work at EMU and online (14 SH) with 3 weeks of travel in May 2021 (1 SH)
    • Interested students request a Confirmation form with more course details before Nov. 2

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

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Summer 2022

  • New Zealand 6-week seminar (Includes 3SH Env.Conservation) June 6-July 18* - Jim & Kathy Yoder
  • Spain 6-week seminar (Includes 3SH Spanish) May 12-June 16 - Deanna Durham & Byron Peachey
  • Ghana Year of Return 3-week seminar (3SH +Additional pre- and post-travel workshop requirements) May 19-June 10 - Talibah Aquil & Celeste Thomas
  • A Women's West 3-week seminar (3SH) May 24 -June 14* - Kim Schmidt & Su Flickinger
  • Washington Community Scholars’ Center - 10SH

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Fall 2022

Spring 2023

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