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The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, in partnership with the Office of International and Cultural Affairs, is offering a number of new faculty-led study abroad opportunities for the summer 2017 semester. These trips range from two to four weeks, and include three credit courses in disciplines ranging from literature to geological engineering. The programs span the length of the globe, with trips planned to Iceland and Nicaragua.
Summer 2017 offerings
The English and technical communication department is offering a new three-week, two course study abroad opportunity in Iceland for the summer 2017 semester.
Heroes of Fire and Ice
In this program, you’ll earn six credit hours in two literature courses — “The Icelandic Hero and Outlaw” and “Extreme Nature and the Supernatural” — while exploring Iceland, a natural wonderland of extreme contrasts. Your studies will take you from Reykjavík, the country’s cultural and political capital, across vast, stark landscapes to volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, nature preserves, castles and ice caps. You’ll even tour Westman Islands, home to millions of puffins. Drs. Anne Cotterill and Eric Bryan, associate professors of English literature, are leading the program.
"The Icelandic Hero and Outlaw"
Dr. Cotterill’s course introduces Iceland's literary landscape, from medieval sagas to modern crime fiction and stories where the human and natural worlds compete for power.
"Extreme Nature and the Supernatural in Iceland"
Dr. Bryan’s course explores Old Norse mythology and Icelandic folklore and their relationships to the dramatic landscape.
The trip is tentatively scheduled for May 29-June 17, and will cost an estimated $5,100 (excluding airfare). Costs include in-state tuition and fees for six hours of university credit, accomodations throughout the program, all excursion costs, health/travel insurance, and a $300 study abroad fee. Financial assistance is available. You can apply online now!
Dr. Annie Cotterill, associate professor of English and technical communication
Dr. Eric Bryan, associate professor of English and technical communication
As part of the Missouri London Program, our faculty brought students to London for semester-long study in 2010 (Dr. Cotterill), 2011 (Dr. Eric Bryan), 2012 (Dr. Ed Malone), 2014 (Dr. David Wright), and 2015 (Dr. Kathleen Dolan).
Missouri London Program
Students in Dr. Malone's Shakespeare class look at the bard's will as an employee of the National Archives, Kew, discusses its content, provenance, and preservation.
Dr. Wright and his social-media students hold class at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Dr. Wright is the one sitting in front of the "Your Ocean" sign.
Chaucer's pilgrims (if they were real) would have begun their journey from this spot in what is now an alley in Southwark.