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Diane Ferris
Director, International Education

Seibert Humanities Building
Room 100
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

internationaled@eckerd.edu
727-864-8381

International Education

International Education

Study Centers

The London Study Centre is the heart of the Eckerd College study abroad program. Since 1970, when Eckerd College leased a 200-year-old Georgian row house from the Bedford Estates, over 1,500 students have called the Centre home. View photos of the London Study Centre.

Location

Only two blocks away from the British Museum and within walking distance of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery, Covent Garden and Soho, the centre is in the best location in London. Learn more about the area.

Faculty

The program is led by a different Eckerd College faculty member each semester. This Director lives at the centre with the students and teaches (at least) one course, the British Seminar. Other courses are taught by British faculty.

Curriculum

The British Seminar is a required course for all students. It provides students with a good historical and cultural overview of Britain. One week of travel during the semester is devoted to the content of this course.

  • World-renowned galleries, such as the National Gallery, become the classroom in Art History: British Painting 1970-1960.
  • Compare American and English writers in Anglo-American Perspectives.
  • In Introduction to Contemporary British Politics, students visit the Houses of Parliament and the Inns of Court.
  • Approximately ten plays are seen as a part of Theatre in London.

Cost

Financial aid for students participating in the London program remains intact, with the exception of work study; students have full benefit of federal, state, and institutional aid.

While the specific cost of the program varies every year, there are general costs that apply each year. The specific cost of the program will be announced in the fall of each year.

  • Eckerd College tuition, room and board
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses, including airfare
  • London Comprehensive Fee TBA

Eligibility

Rising Sophomores, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the London Study Centre's Spring Semester 2015 Program

“China is the powerhouse of the 21st Century. Spend a semester on the vibrant and beautiful campus of Xiamen University on the South China Sea and discover why.” – Professor Ed Grasso. View photos of the China Study Center.

Location

Xiamen University is located in the city of Xiamen in the Fujian Province. Like Eckerd, its campus features lush flora as well as a southwestern coastline. The students reside on the campus' provided housing. Closeby is the Wanshi Botanical Garden and Nanputuo Temple.

Faculty

The program is led by a different Eckerd College faculty member each semester. This Director lives at the University with the students and teaches one course, the China Seminar. Other courses are taught by Xiamen University faculty.

Curriculum

The China Seminar is a required course for all students. Other courses at the China Study Center include:

  • Mandarin Chinese (all levels)
  • Chinese Culture and Politics
  • Chinese Modernization and Economic Development

Cost

Financial aid for students participating in the China program remains intact, with the exception of work study; students have full benefit of federal, state, and institutional aid.

While the specific cost of the program varies every year, there are general costs that apply each year. The specific cost of the program will be announced in the fall of each year.

  • Eckerd College tuition, room and board
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • China Comprehensive Fee TBA: Includes airfare

Eligibility

Rising Sophomores, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the China Study Center's Spring Semester 2015 Program

Study at Eckerd's center in the beautiful region of Latin America. Experience its rich culture and meet its delightful people. Learn or improve your Spanish and earn Eckerd credit while enjoying an unforgettable semester abroad. There are no prerequisites for this program.

Location

Eckerd's Latin America Study Center does not have a permanent residence or location like the London and China Study Centers. The location of the study center varies according to the program offered that year. Past programs have been held in Peru and the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico.

Faculty

The program is led by a different Eckerd College faculty member each semester. This Director lives with the students and teaches at least one course, the Latin America Seminar. Other courses are taught by in-country faculty.

Curriculum

The Latin America Seminar is a required course for all students.

  • Spanish Language (all levels)
  • A selection of courses in other fields.

Cost

Financial aid for students participating in the Latin America program remains intact, with the exception of work study; students have full benefit of federal, state, and institutional aid.

While the specific cost of the program varies every year, there are general costs that apply each year. The specific cost of the program will be announced in the fall of each year.

  • Eckerd College tuition, room and board
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Latin America Comprehensive Fee TBA: Includes airfare

Eligibility

Rising Sophomores, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply.

The Latin America Study Center will not be offering a semester program for the 2015 spring semester

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Carbon Offset Fund

The Carbon Offset Fund is a simple and effective way to reduce your overall carbon emissions from school sponsored travelLearn more.