Spring into Summer

Study in the spring, travel in the summer

Eckerd offers an additional program known as Spring into Summer. Students register for class as part of their spring semester and prepare for travel that commences at the end of that semester. Destinations for these programs are announced in late fall of each academic year.

Want a taste of Spring into Summer? Here are some things students have done on their trips:

International Business major Clayton Adelizzi ’22 and Management major Thomas Wilson ’21 attended the European Innovation Academy in Portugal. Clayton’s team placed in the top 10 and was awarded a trip to Greece; Thomas was rewarded with a $3,000 scholarship.

2022 Destinations

Explore the Spring into Summer programs below. You will find links to the online application materials in each course description.  Applications close on January 21, 2022. 

Scholarships are available. 

SIS 1G - Bears to Cats: London Theatre History - May travel (Fulfills a Global Perspective)

Travel Dates: May 25 – June 5, 2022
Cost: $3,000 (airfare and meals not included)

From bear baiting in the Elizabethan period to the premiere of Cats, animals and the performing arts have been intrinsically linked. This course will consider how the inclusion of animals and animalistic performance informs our understanding of various worldviews, philosophies, religions, and aesthetics from the Elizabethan period to now. With London and the West End as our ultimate classroom, we will open the curtains to the vibrant theatre culture of London and explore the intersection of animals with current and historical aspects of London’s rich theatre life. After time on campus studying the history of animals on stage and animalistic performances from the Elizabethan period to now, we will move class to Eckerd’s London Study Centre to experience some of the best that theatre has to offer: West End musicals, Off-West-End performances, and Fringe experimental pieces. The emphasis will be on attending performances on West End and Off-West End, delving into the city, and engaging with historical sites of London.

Airfare not included. Students must purchase their own plane tickets.

Fulfills the Global Perspective 

Application

Applications close on January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SIS 2G - Marketing a New Global Venture: Portugal - July travel (Fulfills a Global Perspective)

Travel Dates: July 11 – August 7, 2022
COST: $4,250 (airfare and meals not included)

Do you want to explore new ventures and learn to turn an idea into a startup business in only 15 days? This program includes on-campus classes as well as a 3-Week course titled “Extreme Entrepreneurship” which takes place in Europe in the wine city of Porto, Portugal. You will participate in a real-life context, acquiring the skills and knowhow to develop a business idea from the conceptual stage to the marketplace. You will be mentored by experienced professionals from various business, marketing, IT and design backgrounds while being supported by your International Business Professors. In addition, you will work in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group to gain experience in collaborating within a globally diverse business environment.  The program will also include cultural trips and excursions to various heritage sites in Portugal such as Castelo de São Jorge and the royal family and Moorish castle in Sintra.

Fulfills the Global Perspective 

Airfare not included. Students must purchase their own plane tickets.

Application

Applications close on January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SIS 3G - Language Immersion in Montpellier, France - May travel (Fulfills a Global Perspective)

Travel Dates: May 24 – June 5, 2022
COST: $7,900

Montpellier’s stunning Place de la Comédie at the city’s center encapsulates the heart of this culturally vibrant city on France’s Mediterranean coast. Nineteenth-century buildings and the central fountain of the Three Graces give a nod to the city’s rich history while sleek trams and students bustle below, an indicator of Montpellier’s modern upgrades and university culture (students account for about one third of Montpellier’s population). As the city also boasts of reputable language schools, there is no better place to immerse yourself in French language and culture. Upon your arrival, you will be placed in an intensive course at the Institut Linguistique du Peyrou (ILP) where you will study French every morning. True beginners to advanced students are welcome. In the afternoons, you will learn about French culture through activities ranging from cooking classes with a French chef to a session on French music at the ILP and a visit to the grounds of a local chateau and winery. On some afternoons, we will gather in a local café to sip coffee, eat pain au chocolat, and discuss French culture. This winter term also includes excursions to nearby cities such as Avignon and Marseille. Successful completion of this winter term will count as one semester of French language study.

Fulfills a Global Perspective

Airfare not included. Students must purchase their own plane tickets.

Application

Applications close on January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SIS 4G - London: Street Markets: How Londoners Live, Buy and Sell - May travel (Fulfills a Global Perspective)

Travel Dates: May 24 – June 5, 2022
COST: $3,750 + airfare

This course will immerse you in the bustling street market life of London, one of the most exciting and lively cities in Europe. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the many street markets in London and observe the behavior of Londoners as they buy and sell products from fresh produce to flowers, antiques, books and a wide variety of products. Street markets occur daily in different parts of the city. With over 100 markets to choose from, students will be divided into teams to visit and sample different markets and observe consumer behavior and selling techniques. Additionally, we will visit sites such as the Museum of London, the Docklands Museum, the Churchill War Rooms and the Tower of London, all of which will provide the historical context of the street markets. Visits to Stonehenge, Salisbury and Windsor are planned, all the while you will learn how to hone your skills in making sense of, evaluating, documenting and writing about these experiences to share with your travel mates and others. No prerequisites.

Notes:

Students should plan to arrive in London at the Ridgemount Hotel, 67 Gower Street, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 and to depart on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Costs do not include airfare, round trip transport to and from the airport to the Ridgemount Hotel or London Study Centre, personal expenses and entertainment not within the program design.

Fulfills a Global Perspective

Airfare not included. Students must purchase their own plane tickets.

Application

Applications close on January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SIS 1E - Asian Environmental Issues - June travel (Fulfills an Environmental Perspective)

Travel Dates: June 2022
COSTS:  Indonesia – Approximately $4,500; Japan – Approximately $6,500

This Spring into Summer course is a vigorously interdisciplinary survey of major environmental issues in East and Southeast Asia addressing both cultural background and scientific and policy dimensions. The course was developed as part of the Asia & Environment Initiative, a college-wide program funded by the Luce Foundation which trains students to approach environmental issues in Asian societies from a vigorously interdisciplinary perspective. The on-campus part of the course is designed to enhance critical and interdisciplinary thinking about environmental issues in East and Southeast Asia, and to encourage cultural awareness and creative problem solving in response to them. While the course offers a broad overview of complex historical, economic, and political aspects of Asian environmental issues, the primary focus is on grassroots approaches to environmental change, the operation of civil society in Asian cultural and political contexts, and how environmental activism is affected by Asian religious and cultural traditions. Following the on-campus portion of the course, students will participate in faculty-led summer projects based at one of our field sites in Japan or Indonesia. The on-campus course serves as a kind of “base camp” for those projects, preparing students for environmentally-focused field research, internships, and service-learning opportunities.

Fulfills the Environmental Perspective 

Airfare not included. Students must purchase their own plane tickets.

Application

Applications close on January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SIS 2E - Belize Tropical Ecology - May travel (Fulfills an Environmental Perspective)

Travel Dates: May 3 – June 3, 2022
Cost: $4,800

Immediately following the spring semester, we will travel to Belize to experience the natural history and ecology of Belize’s diverse environments and cultures.  This ecologically diverse Latin American country offers unique opportunities to study the ecology and evolution of endemic wildlife and flora, and to study the culture and history of the Mayans. Specifically, we will explore and study the ecology of tropical rainforests, mangroves, seagrass beds, and the second largest barrier reef in the world.   We will explore these systems by first-hand observation and conducting projects while paddling, snorkeling, sea kayaking with sails, and hiking.  Prior to the travel portion, we will meet weekly during the spring semester to learn about the natural history and culture of Belize.  Evaluation will be based on presentations, field project, and participation.  This is an intensive field-based course and good swimming skills and snorkeling abilities are recommended.

Fulfills the Environmental Perspective

Application

Applications close on January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SUM 1E - Sustainable Living in Costa Rica - June travel (Fulfills an Environmental Perspective)

Travel Dates: June 1 – 20, 2022
COST: Approximately $5300

In this summer course, we will explore the meaning of living sustainably and in community in one of the most biodiverse regions of the planet. We will spend the majority of our time together on a small permaculture farm in southern Costa Rica, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our days will be spent considering sustainability at different scales, from national policies to individual choices, as we practice daily yoga and meditation, work in the garden, learn about medicinal plants in the rainforest, and swim in the ocean. We will engage with the local community and nearby Conteburica Indigenous Reserve through a number of service projects, including tropical reforestation, sea turtle conservation, and working with local school children. Our home base will be remote, with simple accommodations and no wifi, giving us the opportunity to slow down, unplug, and reflect on alternative ways of living and interacting with the surrounding environment.

This course may also be petitioned to fulfill the Global Perspective. 

Airfare not included. Students must purchase their own plane tickets.

Application

Applications open on November 1 and close on December 1, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for this Spring Into Summer program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by December 1, 2022 – TRIP IS FULL. Applications are no longer being accepted.  

  • Complete the initial application
  • Sign the Participation Agreement
  • Upload a copy of your passport

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.

SIS 1N - History of Science - May travel (Fulfills a Natural Science Perspective)

Travel Dates: May 24 – June 5, 2022
Cost: $3,750 + flight

Many of the greatest scientific discoveries in history were made in England. Darwin wrote “The Origin of the Species” at his home in South London. The structure of DNA was discovered in Cambridge and Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in his laboratory at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. From our home base at the Eckerd College London Study Centre on Gower Street, we will explore a wealth of recourses in and near London in our study of the history of science. We will visit sites including the British Museum, Kew Gardens, the London Zoo and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. We will also take trips to Cambridge, Charles Darwin’s House in Kent and Bletchley Park/National Museum of Computing. In addition, we will explore the arts in London by visiting the Tate Britain and Tate Modern Museums and attend plays or musicals. Students will have time to explore London on their own.

Notes:

Costs do not include airfare, round trip transport from the airport to the London Study Centre, personal expenses and entertainment not within the program design.

Fulfills the Natural Sciences Perspective

Application

Applications for this Spring into Summer program close on Friday, January 21, 2022. Follow these steps to apply. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by January 21, 2022 

Step 2 – Once you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to sign/complete the following : 

  • Travel and Liability Waiver
  • Post Acceptance Requirements Form, which includes:
    • Authorization to share COVID vaccination information
    • Pandemic Disclosure and Release Agreement
    • Receipt for $500 study abroad deposit
      • You can pay your deposit online by credit card through ECWeb (a fee applies) or by cash or check at the Bursar’s office in Franklin Templeton. NOTE: You will not see a charge on your student account for a study abroad deposit. On ECWeb, make a payment by clicking the green button “Make Payment.” In the “Personal Notes” section, you can write Spring Into Summer 2022. After payment, print a receipt directly from ECWeb and upload it to this form. or you can upload the receipt you receive if you pay at the Bursar’s office.