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Short-Term Summer Faculty-Led Programs

2015 Short-Term Study Abroad

The following are brief descriptions of Davenport University's faculty-led short-term study abroad programs for 2015.  Clicking on the links below will give you more detailed information about dates, costs, classes offered and faculty leaders.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Snyder, Director - Global Programs at 616.871.6176 or

Costa Rica

Spanish Language Program
  • May 23rd - June 15th, 2015 
  • Live with host families
  • Urban living in San Jose for 1 week and final 2 weeks in Manuel Antonio
  • Service learning experience
  • Medical & Business Spanish classes available


San Jose, Costa Rica


China in the Age of Transformation: Business, Culture & Society
  • May 11 - June 3, 2015 
  • Private room and meals at Ningbo University
  • Field trips to places of cultural and historical importance  
  • Visits to international and Chinese businesses
  • Excursion to Shanghai
  • Excursion to Beijing

European Business and Culture

Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria 

  • June 6 - June 26, 2015 
  • Locations: Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Krakow, and Vienna 
  • International business visits, including UPS Headquarters and Volkswagen
  • Bi-lingual Guides
  • Important cultural sites
European Scenery


African Culture and Emerging Global Economies
  • June 9 - June 30, 2015
  • Travel with DU Faculty, Dr. Nyambane and Dr. Mwenda, both Kenyan nationals 
  • Visit the urban capitol of Nairobi
  • Safari to the Maasai Mara Natural reserve
  • Visit flower farms and tea plantations
  • Communicate in English as the official language

London, Paris, Heidelberg, Barcelona

Sports Management, Project Management, and Leadership
  • May 7 - May 28, 2015 
  • Room & Board at Regent's College in London 
  • British culture and multinational business visits in London 
  • World-famous Louvre Museum in Paris 



London, Paris, Amsterdam

Comparative Legal Studies - (Paralegal & pre-law students)
  • May 7 - May 28, 2015 
  • Room & Board at Regent's College in London
  • Meet barristers and visit the Royal Court of Justice
  • Excursions to Paris, Amsterdam and the Hague
  • Cultural sites: Louvre Museum, London Theater, and others
  • Hague International Court of Justice