Current Global Programs

An Amazonian Journey in Peru

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Faculty Leader: Jorge Marcone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Spanish & Portuguese/ Comparative Literature

Travel Dates: May 18 - 29, 2020

Class Meeting Times: Mondays & Thursdays (11:30am – 12:50pm), Honors College, N106, College Avenue Campus

Program Costs: TBD (~$1,200- 1,500)

Course Number: 01:090:296:H5, 3 credits and Study Abroad 1-credit (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits). Once you are approved and committed for the trip, you will receive an SPN to register for for the seminar.

As part of the Spring 2020 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar "An Amazonian Journey", Professor Jorge Marcone will be leading students on a trip to Peru. This field experience consists of 10 nights in the city of Iquitos, and surrounding areas, in the Peruvian Amazon. We will visit sites in urban and rural Amazonia where we will witness initiatives, adventures, and locations narrated in the fictions and films discussed throughout the Honors Seminar. We will focus on issues of biodiversity, and policies and politics of conservation.

The visit to Iquitos and the nearby areas will include:

  • Exploring the history of Iquitos during the Rubber Boom (1880-1920), and current environmental problems.
  • Visiting the FORMABIAP Intercultural College where indigenous students pursue studies for becoming bilingual and bicultural teachers in their own communities.
  • Being hosted by indigenous community in the town of Padrecocha (by the Nanay River) and the peasant community of San Rafael (by the Amazon River).
  • Camping out at a forest protected by the the community and at the Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserve.
  • Participating in supervised excursions throughout the Reserve guided by the rangers.

It is recommended to get a vaccine for yellow fever at least ten days in advance of the trip, and to take the prescription of pills against malaria.

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Rutgers Meets Japan: Revisiting Early U.S.-Japan Encounters

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Faculty Leader: Haruko Wakabayashi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Asian Languages and Cultures

Travel Dates: May 17 - 30, 2020

Class Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Fridays: 11:30AM - 12:50PM, Honors College-E128, College Avenue Campus

Program Costs: $1,900

Course Number: 01:090:295:H3, 3 credits and Study Abroad 1-credit (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).

The field experience, led by Professor Haruko Wakabayashi (Asian Language and Cultures) and Dr. Fernanda Perrone (Alexander Library Special Collections), will explore Japan that William E. Griffis saw 150 years ago and the legacies of early Rutgers-Japan relationship that are present in Yokohama, Fukui, and Tokyo. Through walking tours, museum and archival visits, and engagement in seminars and workshops with Japanese students and scholars, students will investigate the nature of early cultural contacts between the United States and Japan and the diverse perspectives through which the encounters have been remembered and told.

Host institutions: Ferris Women’s High School/University (Yokohama), Fukui University, and Fukui Prefecture/City

This trip is part of an Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar "Rutgers meets Japan: Revisiting Early U.S.- Japan Encounters". Students will register for this 3-credit course and add a 1-credit study abroad experience.

In this course, students will:

  • Critically examine the diverse perspectives through which encounters between individuals are remembered and told
  • Explore how cultures meet, conflict, and achieve mutual understanding and appreciation
  • Examine how cultures may be misrepresented or redefined
  • Curate an exhibition as a final project at the Alexander Library using materials from Rutgers’ own William E. Griffis Collection.

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The Troubles: Partition, Sectarianism and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

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Faculty Leader: Paul Blaney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, March 13, 2020 - Saturday, March 21, 2020

Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2:50PM - 5:50PM, 35 College Avenue Room 302, College Avenue Campus

Program Cost: $1,200

Course Number: 01:090:297:H1, 3 credits and Study Abroad 1-credit (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).

As part of a three-credit seminar on Northern Ireland, students will travel to Belfast over spring break 2020. In the course of seven days, they will get to know the city of Belfast as well as visiting (London) Derry, the Giant's Causeway, and the Titanic Museum. The overarching aim of the trip is to fit Northern Irish history, politics and identity into a living context.

This trip is part of an Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar "The Troubles: Partition, Sectarianism, Peace and Reconciliation in Norther Ireland”. Students will register for this 3-credit course and add a 1-credit study abroad experience.

You can find the Spring 2020 syllabus here

For a complete itinerary click here

* There are 15 available spaces.

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