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One of the unique features of Elmira College is our special six-week third term in April and May, which offers students an opportunity to explore new curricular areas as well as travel domestically and abroad.
One of the unique features of Elmira College is our special 6-week third term in April and May. The College offers many special learning opportunities in Term III, allowing students to do immersive and intensive work in a number of different fields. Education students can do student teaching. Nursing students have the opportunity for clinical work. Many students elect to travel internationally for the term.
These special study options are designed to enhance traditional coursework through innovative and adventurous approaches to learning.
You will move beyond the textbook and experience Guatemala first-hand through one-on-one Spanish classes, homestays with local families, and daily excursions and activities that reveal daily life for ordinary Guatemalans in the 21st century. We will focus special attention on the contrasts between life and livelihoods in urban areas (Quetzaltenango) compared to the highland region (Santa Cruz del Quiché, Antigua, San Pedro), and the impacts — both positive and negative — of global tourism on local Indigenous communities.
Offered by Dr. Doc Billingsley
In this course, you will study the cultural and natural history of the National Parks of the American Southwest. After an initial period of on-campus study, we will "hit the road" and explore a selection of the following national parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon. We will hike canyons, enthuse over lizards, visit ancient cliff dwellings, gaze in awe at some extraordinary views, encounter people from dozens of countries visiting the parks, get sand in our shoes and our noses, use a lot of sunscreen, and return with many lasting memories.
Offered by Dr. Charlie Mitchell and Dr. Corey Stilts
This travel course includes will immerse you in the exploration of human society and culture. You will be exposed to the culture, history, art, education, environmental/living conditions, political policies and religious traditions as they impact on health states, factors of vulnerability, policies, and health outcomes of societal community populations. We will spend time in Dublin, Ireland, visiting hospitals, churches, museums, and interacting with people of various neighborhoods, Trinity College, and St. Stephen's Green.
Offered by Dr. Susan Gustafson and Prof. Autumn Walden
Using the NYS Social Studies standards as our base, students in this course will experience Italy as their classroom! We will travel to multiple cities and regions, gathering primary and secondary sources related to Italy's history, art history, geography, economic system, and government from the Ancient Roman civilization to today. Using written documents, oral traditions, photographs, works of art and artifacts as resources, students will build robust and engaging K-12 curriculum units that have the potential to be implemented in their future classrooms.
Offered by Dr. Stephanie Johnson