International Studies Programs

Study Away In May

Maymester -- New Programs Available!!

Franklin Pierce University will offer Maymester programs to those students that are interested in studying abroad or away for a short term. These three courses and their accompanying travel trips will be held between May 18 and June 6, 2015.

Stockbridge, MAMaymester in The Caribbean
3-weeks: May 18-June 5
Health Psychology in Grenada
St. George, Grenada

Program Outline
Franklin Pierce University is pleased to offer a 3-week Maymester program designed specifically for students interested in a short-term study abroad or study away experience while earning transferable credits (3 credits total).  The course will focus on comparing healthcare, delivery systems and treatment interventions in the US vs. Grenada and the Caribbean.

Highlights
•    3-week exploratory journey with a focus on healthcare conditions in Grenada
•    Stay at St. George’s Medical School in Grenada
•    Cultural activities planned at various locations in Grenada
•    3-credits earned

About the Course
Course Number: PS 215: Health Psychology
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Dr. William Flynn, Professor of Psychology
Credits: Three (3) Credit Course

Course Description:  This course will offer students an international learning experience dealing with health issues in an emerging country as well as an opportunity to experience the advantages of studying at St. George’s undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences and on a university medical school campus.  The focus of the course will be to examine the relative incidence of healthcare conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity as well as anxiety, depression and substance abuse in both countries. Emphasis will be placed on primary prevention and the cause of disease, as well as the management and treatment of patients with health conditions. Students will have the opportunity to explore the customs, culture and lifestyle of the people of the West Indies.  

Textbook:  Straub, Richard O. Health Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers, 2012 and selected readings.

Program Calendar
Travel to Grenada -Sunday, May 17, 2015
Course begins -Monday, May 18, 2015
Last day of Classes -Thursday, June 6, 2015
Return to Boston -Saturday, June 6, 2015

Maymester Fees
$   500.00         Non-refundable deposit due February 1, 2015
$     40.00         Per night, if staying on campus
$1,038.00         Tuition for three credit course
$3,200.00        Program fee (includes deposit)

Note: All fees are estimated and may change pending Board of Trustees approval.  

What’s Included:
Academic program, airfare, host country housing, transportation around Grenada, day and overnight field trips, FPU-sponsored cultural activities  

What’s NOT Included:
Books, Meals, Personal Expenses

How to Register

To register, please follow the steps below.
  1. Meet with the Director of International Studies to discuss your interest in enrolling for Maymester and
    determine your eligibility to attend Maymester. At this meeting, you will complete paperwork specific to your
    enrollment in the Maymester and receive clearance to reserve your course on CampusWeb.
  2. Meet with your advisor to discuss your interest in enrolling for Maymester.
  3. Meet with Student Financial Services to discuss your payment options. Clifford Coles Hall, 1st Floor.
    *After March 31, 2015, program fee is non-refundable regardless of whether or not one attends.

If interested, please contact either:

Dr. William B. Flynn, Professor of Psychology

Stella Walling, Director, International Studies Programs


Spain

Maymester in Spain
3-weeks: May 19-June 6
World Business and Finance: Special Topic Spain
Capital City Madrid, Spain

Program Outline

Franklin Pierce University is pleased to offer a 3-week Maymester program designed specifically for students interested in a short-term study abroad or study away experience while earning transferable credits (3 credits total).  Experience the culture of Spain to see if and how it influences the economic landscape compared to the US.  Learn and practice Spanish. The program combines classroom lectures with a 14-day trip abroad to Spain.

Highlights
•    14-day exploratory journey with a focus financial issues in current Spain on the rich culture of Spain and the financial issues it’s having to address
•    Field trips to various cities, including Madrid, Seville and Valencia
•    Meetings with local business as well as cultural activities planned
•    3-credits earned

About the Course
Course:   BA 410: World Business and Finance: Special Topic Spain
Pre-requisites:  Permissions of the Instructor        
Instructor:  Dr. MaryAnn Gaal, Assistant Professor of Business
Credits:  Three (3) Credit Course
 
Course Description
This course will offer a discussion of specific topics dealing with culture and world finance issues.  Spain is an interesting country to focus on due to its continued high unemployment and large debt.  Including a trip to the country allows students to experience first-hand the culture and explore the potential reasons behind the slow recovery by Spain in contrast to the other EU countries.

Textbooks
TBA

Program Calendar
Course begins on the Rindge Campus    Monday, May 18, 2015
Travel to Madrid, Spain             Monday, May 24, 2015
Final Exam/Paper Due            Thursday, June 4, 2015
Last day of Classes                Thursday, June 4, 2015
Return to Boston                Friday, June 5, 2015

Maymester Fees
$   500.00         Non-refundable deposit due February 1, 2015
$     40.00         Per night, if staying on campus
$1,038.00         Tuition for three credit course
$3,200.00        Program fee (includes deposit)        

Note: All fees are estimated and may change pending Board of Trustees approval.

What’s Included
Academic program, airfare, host country housing, transportation around Spain, day and overnight field trips, FPU-sponsored cultural activities.  

What is NOT Included     
Books, Meals, Personal Expenses

How to Register

 To register, please follow the steps below.

  1. Meet with the Director of International Studies, to discuss your interest in enrolling for Maymester and
    determine your eligibility to attend Maymester. At this meeting you will complete paperwork specific to your
    Maymester enrollment and receive registration clearance to register on CampusWeb.
  2. Meet with your advisor to discuss your interest in enrolling for Maymester.
  3. Meet with Student Financial Services to discuss your payment options. Clifford Coles Hall, 1st Floor.
    *After March 31, 2015, program fee is non-refundable regardless of whether or not one attends.

If interested, please contact either:

Dr. Mary Ann Gaal, Assistant Professor of Business

Stella Walling, Director, International Studies Programs


New York

Maymester in Italy
3-weeks: May 18-June 5
Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Rome, Italy

Program Outline Franklin Pierce University is pleased to offer a 3-week Maymester program designed specifically for students interested in a short-term study away experience while earning transferable credits (3 credits total). This course will look at how one civilization serves as a model for subsequent civilizations. Thus Homer’s “accidental” epic (accidental in the sense of what historical accidents led to this work of oral tradition becoming one of the founding texts of Western civilization) will be compared with Virgil’s very intentional one (which seeks to justify the new Augustinian constitution of the Roman Empire). Dante’s synthesis of mythological understandings of the “underworld” with a completely Christian version of hell will demonstrate the continuity between the two “worlds” – Ancient and Medieval. These texts will be supplemented with historical artifacts, such as maps, images, original texts from the periods under discussion, and class notes provided by the instructor, all of which will be available on-line. Course content will also be ‘brought to life” by visits to relevant historical sites in and around Rome.

Highlights
•    14-day exploratory journey with a focus  on the rich culture of Italy and its ancient history
•    Possible field trips to Pompeii
•    3-credits earned

About the Course
Course Number: GLE210: Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Pre-requisites: None        
Instructor: Dr. Jed Donelan, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Humanities
Credits: Three (3) Credit Course

Textbooks
•    The Iliad-Homer
•    Inferno-Dante
•    The Aeneid-Virgil

Program Calendar
Course begins on the Rindge Campus    Monday, May 18, 2015
Travel to Rome, Italy                 Monday, May 24, 2015
Final Exam/Paper Due            Thursday, June 4, 2015
Last day of Classes                Thursday, June 4, 2015
Return to Boston                Friday, June 5, 2015

Maymester Fees
$   500.00         Non-refundable deposit due February 1, 2015
$     40.00         Per night, if staying on campus
$1,038.00         Tuition for three credit course
$3,200.00        Program fee (includes deposit)    

Note: All fees are estimated and may change pending Board of Trustees approval.   

What’s Included
Academic program, airfare, host country housing, transportation around Italy, day and overnight field trips, FPU-sponsored cultural activities. 

What is NOT Included
Books, Meals, Personal Expenses

How to Register

To register, please follow the steps below.
STEP 1 - Meet with the Director of International Studies to discuss your interest in enrolling for Maymester and determine your eligibility to attend Maymester.  At this meeting you will complete paperwork specific to your Maymester enrollment and receive registration clearance to register on CampusWeb.
STEP 2 - Meet with your advisor to discuss your interest in enrolling for Maymester.
STEP 3 - Meet with Student Financial Services to discuss your payment options. Clifford Coles Hall, 1st Floor,   *after March 31, 2014, program fee is non-refundable regardless of whether or not one attends.
STEP 4 - Reserve your course enrollment on CampusWeb during the registration period & email your advisor for approval.

If interested, please contact:
Dr. Jed Donelan, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Humanities;


 

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