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J-Term at Carthage

2020 Study Tours

Where will you go during J-Term 2020?
Carthage faculty have announced the following study tours for the 2019-2020 academic year. Tell us where you’re headed, or about your best J-Term yet.

January 2020 Study Tours


Kodály Iskola (Kodály School) in Kecskemét, Hungary.

Austria and Hungary

Kodály Music Pedagogy in Context
Prof. Eduardo García-Novelli (music)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 12-26, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,600

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Costa Rica

Photographing Nature: Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation with Digital Photography
Prof. Laura Huaracha (communication and digital media)
Prof. Deborah Tobiason (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 14-22, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,250

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Costa Rica in January 2020.

Costa Rica

Modern Language Study in Costa Rica
Prof. Pascal Rollet (modern languages)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 5-26, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,200
  • Information session: 4 p.m. March 28, Clausen Center 106

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Carthage offers a J-Term study tour in Costa Rica in 2008.

Costa Rica and Panama

Open the Door: A Collision Course in Creativity
Prof. Amy Haines (music)
Prof. Ryan Miller (art)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 8-24, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,500
  • Information session: 4:15 p.m. April 11, JAC 219

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Students scuba diving in Honduras

Honduras

Biodiversity, Brains and Behavior
Prof. Scott Hegrenes (biology)
Prof. Bill Miller (sociology)
Prof. Dan Miller (neuroscience)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 11-23, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,700
  • Information sessions: 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, March 26 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, both in Straz 252

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Health Care in India: Traditional and Non-Traditional Healing

India

Health Care in India: Traditional and Non-Traditional Healing
Prof. Margaret Wentzell (biology)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 10-25, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,800

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The Carthage Wind Orchestra

Japan

Music and Culture: Japan Wind Orchestra
Prof. James Ripley (music)
Prof. Yan Wang (modern languages, Asian studies)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 10-24, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,000

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A Tokyo train station

Japan

Tokyo: Collective Identity, Mediated Selves, and the Built Environment
Prof. Nicholas Pilarski (communication and digital media)
Prof. Darwin Tsen (Modern Languages)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 10-26, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,200
  • Information session: 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, Clausen Center 107

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Photo by Peter Dennee

Namibia

Namibia: A Sociocultural Journey
Prof. Peter Dennee (music)

  • Travel dates: Jan. 5-24, 2020
  • Cost: $3,330
  • Information sessions: 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, both in JAC 209

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J-Term 2017: Biology and Geography of Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Biology and Geography of Nicaragua
Prof. Patrick Pfaffle (biology)
Prof. Matt Zorn (geospatial science)

  • Tentative travel dates: This study tour will be offered three times in 2020: in January, in June, and in August.
  • Estimated cost: $2,500
  • Information session: 11:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 4 DSC Pavilion

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Orlando in January 2020.

Orlando, Florida

Decoding Disney: Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Nation
Prof. Jeff Seymour (sociology, criminal justice)
Prof. Dani Geary(social work, women’s and gender studies)

  • Tentative travel dates: January 2020 (6 days); specific travel dates TBA
  • Estimated cost: $1,700
  • Information session: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Lentz Hall 425

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Carthage offers a J-Term study tour to Puerto Rico in January 2020.

Puerto Rico

An Ecological and Cultural Writing Tour of Puerto Rico
Prof. Angela Dassow (biology)
Prof. Shannon Brennan (English)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 13-27, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,500
  • Information session: 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, Lentz Hall 225

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Spain in January 2020.

Spain

Andalusia: Religions, Arts, and Architectures of Southern Spain
Prof. Fatih Harpci (religion)
Prof. Anne Cassidy (art)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 13-27, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,850
  • Information sessions: 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 18, both in JAC 207

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Sweden

Sweden

International Business/Marketing and Cultural Analysis of Sweden
Prof. Joseph Shields (management and marketing)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 16-29, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,850
  • Information session: 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Clausen Center 106

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Carthage offers a study tour in Tanzania during J-Term 2019.

Tanzania

Experience Tanzania: Religion, Society and Culture
Prof. Andrea Ng’weshemi (religion)

  • Tentative travel dates: Jan. 11-26, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,910
  • Information sessions: 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, both in Lentz Hall 223

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Summer 2020 Study Tours


Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Germany and Austria in June 2020.

Germany and Austria

Representations of Germany’s Past
Prof. Greg Baer (modern languages)
Prof. Temple Burling (physics, biology, great ideas)

  • Tentative travel dates: June 1-18, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,275
  • Information session: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday, May 20, Clausen Center 117

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to Mandeure, France in summer 2020.

Mandeure, France

Field Archaeology at Mandeure in Eastern France
Prof. Dan Schowalter (classics, religion)

  • Tentative travel dates: Aug. 3-27, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,780
  • Information session: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Lentz Hall 425

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J-Term 2017: Biology and Geography of Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Biology and Geography of Nicaragua
Prof. Patrick Pfaffle (biology)
Prof. Matt Zorn (geospatial science)

  • Tentative travel dates: This study tour will be offered three times in 2020: in January, in June, and in August.
  • Estimated cost: $2,500
  • Information session: 11:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 4 DSC Pavilion

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Carthage offers a study tour in New York City in June 2018 as part of the College's J-Term.

New York City

New York City Art and Theatre
Prof. Herschel Kruger (theatre)
Prof. Maureen Kruger (theatre)

  • Tentative travel dates: June 16-29, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $2,640
  • Information sessions: 4 p.m. Friday, March 29; 11:40 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, all in Straz 60

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Rooted in Place: History, Biodiversity, and Environment in Southeast Asia

Singapore and Taiwan

Rooted in Place: History, Biodiversity, and Environment in Southeast Asia
Prof. Andrea Henle (biology)
Prof. Stephen Udry (history, Asian studies)

  • Tentative travel dates: June 5-19, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $3,500
  • Info session: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Straz 299.

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Carthage will offer a J-Term study tour to South Korea in summer 2020.

South Korea

Korean Baseball as Colonial Legacy and Popular Culture
Prof. Jon Bruning (communication and digital media)
Prof. Stephen Udry (history, Asian studies)

  • Tentative travel dates: June 2020, specific travel dates TBA
  • Estimated cost: $3,500

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    • Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …

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