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Capstone Scholars Study Abroad

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Miriam Beard

Each spring break and maymester the Capstone Scholars Program works with faculty and staff to develop international programs for Capstone Scholars. We offer a variety of locations and topics based on student interest and financial considerations.

Here you will find some basic information and things to consider regarding each of the four programs we are offering in 2015. I strongly encourage you to start planning now, and continually check this page and the Capstone Connections weekly newsletter for updates! Travel abroad can be an incredible experience but it can also be stressful, so please: if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me (Erin.Wilson@sc.edu) or the Study Abroad Office (803-777-7557, studyabroad.sc.edu) to speak with an advisor!

For general overview on all programs click HERE. The following are our 2015 program destinations as well as more detailed information for each program:

International Healthcare: Service Learning in Nicaragua (Program Information) (Apply HERE)- Spring Break 2015

Capstone students interested in the health fields will have the opportunity to provide patient care and learn about health care in developing countries. Students will have hands-on opportunities to work with patients at local clinics and provide health services to the rural communities of Nicaragua. For more details please click HERE.

Eco-Savvy Service Learning in Iceland (Apply HERE)- Spring Break 2015

This program is designed to introduce Capstone and Green Quad students to international techniques for sustainability and eco-friendly living. Students will serve approximately 25 hours working on various hands-on environmentally-connected projects, and will discover how other countries are dealing with issues that have a global impact. Participants will learn new ways to bring ecology to the forefront of their own lives and to the lives of their living communities.

Origins and Purpose of Higher Education in Italy (Apply HERE)- Maymester 2015

This program explores the origins of modern day higher education by looking at the philosophy of educational thought and the development of early colleges and universities. Students will trace the rise of the medieval university in Italy, the birthplace of higher education, while visiting relevant historical and cultural sites, attending lectures, and reflecting on their own purpose for achieving a college education.

Pilgrimage as Metaphor for Self-Discovery and Global Awareness in Spain/Morocco (Apply HERE) - Maymester 2015

This program will allow students to explore the theme of “pilgrimage to self” as a metaphor for self-understanding and discovery in a global environment. Students will engage in discussions about pilgrimage as historical and cultural events from the Middle Ages to current day, and will visit locations that have meaningful connections to the theme of the “pilgrimage. “

Program applications will open on October 1. In the meantime, please join us for the Capstone Conversation