College of Arts & Sciences

A study tour is an academic course involving traditional classroom learning and experiential learning in an international setting. Tours provide students and faculty first-hand opportunities to investigate other cultures, enhancing academic development. 
The following departments and programs are offering faculty-led international study tours in 2010. Be sure to visit this site again as more information will be posted.
Spring 2010
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 

Greco-Roman Spain
Visit: Catalunya, Girona, Roses, Barcelona, Montblanc, and Tarragona
March 4 - 13, 2010

  • This course involves an on-site discovery of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures which lived together during the Middle Ages, and separately afterward. The course focuses on key places to this story. Readings and discussion lead to a richer appreciation of sites visited in each city. The course will be offered to both graduate and undergraduate students and is cross-listed under Classical Studies and History. Please note that registration for this course will close in January at the end of the add/drop period. For more information please contact Raymond Capra, MA, at or (973) 275-5822 .

Summer 2010
Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Theology
Italy in the Footsteps of the Saints
Visit: Turin, Milan, Bologna, Pavia Assisi, and Rome
May 18 - June 3, 2010

  • Students will have the opportunity to experience where various saints lived and witness the legacy these saints inspired in art and architecture as well as in prayer and service. They will also have the rare opportunity to see the famous Shroud of Turin and to participate in the Pope's weekly audience. This course is cross-listed with Catholic Studies, History, and the School of Theology. For more information, contact Fr. Douglas Milewski at or (973) 275-2525.

Department of Communication and The Arts
Museums in Paris, France
May 21 - 30, 2010

  • Accompanied by faculty, MA Museum Professions students travel to Paris where they will visit museums and galleries and meet with local museum professionals. Paris boasts the first major museum, the Louvre, which opened its doors at the end of the eighteenth century, and also one of the newest, the Musée du Quai Branly, built by the well-known architect Jean Nouvel and considered one of the most forward-looking anthropology museums in the world. This course is offered to the MA Museum Profession students only. For further information please contact Petra Chu, PhD, at or (973) 761-9460.

Exploring the Italian Roots of Western Art Music in Italy
Visit: Assisi and Rome
July 1 - 18, 2010

  • This course, offered in conjunction with the Assisi Performing Arts Music Festival in Assisi, Italy, will provide undergraduate students with an experience of complete cultural and musical immersion through academic study, and attendance at daily, live Music Festival performances reflecting the topical material. Students will spend 14 days in Assisi and three days in Rome with opportunities for guided tours through historical and cultural sites. For further information, please contact Gloria Thurmond, DMin at or (973) 761-9459.

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
June in China
Visit: Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai
June 1 - 15, 2010

  • The class focuses on economic, political and cultural review of contemporary China. Students will initially visit the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and travel to Xi'an and Shanghai. The course is open to both graduate and undergraduate students and will be taught in the format of lectures, class discussions, field trips, and written assignments. For more information, please contact Edwin Pak-wah Leung, PhD at or (973) 275-2714.

SHU - Japan Exchange in Tokyo
July 6 - August 23, 2010

  • Seton Hall University and Sophia University in Tokyo have had an exchange agreement for the past 30 years in order to broaden and deepen the understanding between the two countries. The exchange program offers students the chance to be introduced to a wide range of issues in Japan or Asia. Students will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Japanese culture, language, and society. This course is offered to both graduate and undergraduate students. For more information contact Shigeru Osuka, EdD at or (973) 275-2712.

Department of English
Sirenland: Travel Writing in Italy
Visit: Rome, Amalfi, and Ischia
May 17 - 31, 2010

  • Accompanied by faculty, students will fly to Rome and spend a few days exploring the city before traveling down to the Amalfi Coast, where they will visit local sites of interest, including the beautiful nearby islands of Capri, Ponza and Ischia. Along the way, the students will discuss literary travel essays and short stories, while working on their own travel writing, drawn from immediate experiences from the trip. This course is offered to both graduate and undergraduate students. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Gray, PhD at or Nathan Oates at or call (973) 761-9388.

Department of History and the Russian and East European Studies Program
Study Abroad Program in St. Petersburg, Russia
June 10 - 30, 2010

  • The city of St. Petersburg is not just a beautiful location; it is also a historical source of undiminishing value. Students will gain a unique educational experience by studying this city, by walking, and by “reading” it. The program will deepen their understanding of Russia, its history and culture through intensive excursions and sightseeing trips. The course is taught in collaboration with St. Petersburg State University. This course is being offered by both the Department of History and Russian Eastern European Studies. For more information, please contact Maxim Matusevich a or Nathaniel Knight, PhD at or call (973) 275-2178.

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Study Abroad in Paris, France
June 31 - July 31, 2010

  • The program provides a unique opportunity for a short-term intensive study of French language and culture, while offering students the opportunity to visit some of Europe's most famous cultural centers and historic monuments, including the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay (impressionist paintings), Notre Dame, the Sacré Coeur, Montparnasse, the Eiffel Tower, and, only a short trip from Paris, the palace and gardens of Versailles and Monet's lily pond and gardens at Giverny. The students will be taking courses at the University of Sorbonne, one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. For more information, please contact Anne Mullen-Hohl, PhD at or (973) 761-9464.

Summer Program in Rome, Italy
June 24 - July 24, 2010

  • The Seton Hall Summer Program in Rome offers students a unique opportunity to experience the life of Rome and to learn about the culture of Italy. Students will take two three-credit courses, one of which will be taught by the Director of the Program, Dr. Gabriella Romani. Classes are held in the morning and early afternoon in the very heart of the city near the Spanish Steps, from where students can easily walk to all main historical sites of the city. Courses are tailored for students to take advantage of the location and gain a true full-immersion experience in the language and culture of Italy.  For more information, please contact Gabriel Romani, PhD at or (973) 275-2926.

Study Abroad in Alicante, Spain
Visit: Alicante, Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona
June 19 - July 21, 2010

  • Classes are held at the Universidad of Alicante everyday from 9 am-1 pm. Students live with Spanish speaking families in groups of two or three per family. Private transportation by bus is provided to the university from the students' places of residence throughout the city. Each student will take two three-credit courses (six credits), one taught by an SHU faculty member from the Department of Modern Languages at Seton Hall and the other by a distinguished professor from the Universidad de Alicante. Students will be placed, according to their level of language proficiency, in Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced.  For more information please contact Daniel Zalacain, PhD at or (973) 761-9464.

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs and the Honors Program
NGO's and Sustainable Development
Visit: Greece and Istanbul, Turkey
June 28 - July 11, 2010

  • This first part of this course will take place in Greece exploring the land of philosophers, myths, and legends. This part of the trip will include comprehensive sight-seeing tours led by expert local guides. The students will then travel to Istanbul, Turkey for the 9th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research held at Kadir Has University. For more information on this course, please contact Roseanne Mirabella, PhD at or (973) 761-9383.

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Israel - Beer Sheva and Sde Boker
May 19 - May 30, 2010

  • This course will give students the opportunity to compare healthcare and educational services as well as environmental policy and programs in Israel and the US. Students will be spending most of their time at Ben Gurion University where they will attend lectures by Arab and Jewish professors learning about the daily lives of different groups within Israel. This course is designed for graduate students, but upper level undergraduate students may enroll upon approval of their advisor or chair. For more information, please contact Naomi Wish, PhD at or (973) 761-5264.

Revised: January 19, 2009.

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