X211 25382 Experimental Topics Galuska
Study Abroad: Before You Go

This 8-week course prepares students for the rewarding educational experience of studying abroad. Taught from an interdisciplinary perspective, the course will stimulate students both to think about and to openly discuss, their primary goals/concerns with overseas study. The course is structured around four major topics:

Students will be expected to complete weekly readings for the course, participate in weekly discussions, and present a short in-class presentation focusing on the host country they plan to visit. Maximizing Study Abroad (2002) will be used as the primary text for the class, but additional readings will be drawn from articles that will be made available in a course reader. International students and faculty members from IU will visit the class throughout the semester to share their personal experiences studying abroad and conducting research outside of the U.S.