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Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Many students come to college with the hopes of studying abroad and Lewis College of Human Sciences is making it easier for them to do so. Open to Illinois Tech undergraduates in all majors, the Lewis College faculty-led summer study abroad program gives students the opportunity to have an international experience while earning credits to fulfill their degree requirements.

In 2019, Lewis College will host three faculty-led programs: Osaka, Japan; Toyko, Hiroshima, and Kyoto, Japan; and Glasgow, Scotland.

Osaka, Japan

Osaka

Program Dates: June 2–29, 2019

Osaka is Chicago’s sister city. Much like Chicago, Osaka is famous for its food and friendly people. You will get to know this global city through course excursions and have the opportunity to explore the wider Kansai region with day trips to Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Nara, and Mt. Koyasan. Courses are scheduled three days a week to allow for easy weekend travel, and Tokyo is just three hours away by bullet train. This program involves direct cultural exchange with students and faculty at Osaka City University.

Courses and Eligibility

Illinois Tech faculty teach all courses, which meet at Osaka City University. This four-week summer program allows students to take up to six Illinois Tech core curriculum credit hours. One social sciences course and one humanities course are offered, giving students the opportunity to earn “S” and IPRO credits toward the Illinois Tech general education requirements. This program is open to students in all colleges who are not on academic probation.

Space is limited, so apply early! Preference will be given to students who take six credit hours.

SSCI 285/385: Global Cities: Osaka 

IPRO: 497: Tsunami Disaster Prevention

Deadlines and Program Costs

OsakaDeadlines

  • Application: February 1, 2019
  • First Deposit: $500: February 17, 2019
  • Remaining Deposit: $500: March 17, 2019

Space is limited, so apply early!

Housing

Students will stay in quad apartments rooms with other Illinois Tech students.

Program Costs

  • $1,000 deposit
  • Tuition for 3 or 6 credit hours (paid to Illinois Tech. Some Illinois Tech scholarships apply, please check with Financial Aid for more information)
  • $800 to be paid directly by students for
    • Meals
    • Local Transporation
    • Internet

Apply Today!

Questions?

Contact Rebecca Steffenson, industry associate professor of political science and faculty-lead for the Osaka, Japan program.

Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto, Japan

Program Dates: July 5–August 10, 2019

Study popular culture in Japan! As a student in this humanities intensive program, you will explore Japan by train with two weeks in Tokyo, one week in Hiroshima, and two weeks in Kyoto. You will participate in site-specific class excursions, including:

  • Studio Ghibli
  • The Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Himeji Castle
  • Gjon Matsuri
  • The Hiroshima Peace Museum
  • Nijojo
  • Washi (traditional Japanese sweets) making class
  • Gears (a theatrical performance)

Optional excursions to Japanese theme parks, historic sites, and museums are also available.

This program is co-convened with a comparable at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Learn, collaborate, and network with peers and faculty from WPI.

Courses and Eligibility

This five-week summer program allows students to take up to six Illinois Tech core curriculum credit hours. Three humanities courses are offered, giving students the opportunity to earn “H” credits toward the Illinois Tech general education requirements. This program is open to undergraduate students in all colleges who are not on academic probation.

HUM 380: Asian Popular Culture

HUM 380: Asian Visual and Spatial Rhetoric

HUM 491: Independent Study

Deadlines and Program Costs

Deadlines

  • Application: February 1, 2019
  • First Deposit: $500: February 17, 2019
  • Final Payment Due: March 17, 2019

Students using financial aid toward their program fee will need a letter from Financial Aid.

Space is limited, so apply early!

Program Costs

  • Tuition for 3 or 6 credit hours (paid to Illinois Tech. Some Illinois Tech scholarships apply, please check with Financial Aid for more information)
  • $3,000 program fee to be paid directly by students for
    • Housing
    • All excursions
    • JR-Pass for three weeks of travel across Japan (including high-speed routes)

Apply Today!

Questions?

Contact Carly Kocurek, associate professor of digital humanities and media studies and faculty-lead for the Japan program.

Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland

Program Dates: July 7-August 3, 2019

Did you know that logarithms, the toaster, and the modern game of golf were invented in Scotland? Or that many movies and TV shows, such as Outlander and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, were filmed in Scotland? Culture, history, innovation, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people—Scotland has it all. Immerse yourself into the Scottish culture by exploring some of the 3,000 ancient castles, taking train rides through the beautiful Scottish countryside, visiting museums, enjoying the local cuisine, attending summer festivals, and much more. Scotland has something for everyone!

Explore the Vibrant City of Glasgow

Glasgow was the second city of the British Empire. The city’s wealth was reflected in its grand Victorian architecture, most of which survives today. Today, Scotland’s largest city is home to some of the trendiest neighborhoods in the UK. The West End won the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award in 2014. Glasgow is known for its friendly residents and banners around the city that declare, “People Make Glasgow.” Although you’ll be in an urban setting, Scottish railways provide quick and easy access to scenic lochs, hills, and glens.

“This summer studying in Scotland was a life-changing experience. I got to not only explore a new city, but also to explore my heritage even further. I got to learn all about the different political aspects of Scotland, and I learned through interactive excursions like the trip to the Scottish Parliament or the historical tour of the Wallace Monument. It was an amazing trip.” —Cat Cusack (Political Science '16), Summer 2015

Courses and Eligibility

Illinois Tech faculty teach all courses, which meet at the University of Glasgow campus. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, and is one of Scotland’s ancient universities. Classes will be conveniently scheduled three days a week to allow for weekend travel. You can reach Ireland, England, and Wales by train, bus, or ferry.

This program is open to students in all colleges who are not on academic probation. One social sciences course and one humanities course are offered, giving students the opportunity to earn “S” and “H” credit toward the Illinois Tech core curriculum requirements.

SSCI 285/385: Scotttish Politics and Society
Industry Associate Professor Rebecca Steffenson, Department of Social Sciences

COM 301: Introduction to Linguistics
Associate Professor Matthew Bauer, Department of Humanities

Deadlines and Program Costs

Scotland 2015

  • Application: February 1, 2019
  • First Deposit: $500: February 17, 2019
  • Remaining Deposit: $500: March 17, 2019

Space is limited, so apply early!

Housing

Rooms are single occupancy in shared dormitory flats at the University of Glasgow in the city’s trendy West End. Housing costs are covered by your program deposit.

Additional Costs

  • Tuition for 3 or 6 credit hours (paid to Illinois Tech. Some Illinois Tech scholarships apply, please check with Financial Aid for more information)
  • Airfare (paid directly by students)
  • Meals (paid directly by the students)
  • Students should budget for excursion costs (approx. $100 USD paid directly by students) for trips around Glasgow as part of their courses
  • Students can participate in optional cultural excursions around Stirling, and Edinburg, as well as additional faculty-led weekend trips to the Scottish Highlands and Belfast, Northern Ireland (paid directly by the students)

Apply Today!

Questions?

Contact Rebecca Steffenson, industry associate professor of political science and faculty-lead for the Glasgow, Scotland program.