Faculty Led Study Tours

Office of International Programs

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.

A SHU faculty member will partner up with local guides to lead tours in small groups, allowing for maximum interaction and a meaningful travel experience. Numerous departments offer study tours for a duration of ten days, two weeks, or one month. For a quick glance at faculty led study tours that have been offered in the past, please see below. For a current listing of upcoming study tours, please contact the Office of International Programs.

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Summer Study Abroad

Islam-Christian Civilization

Spain and Morocco

May 16-26, 2016
Islam-Christian Civilization: ARAB 4102


This program provides a unique opportunity for a short-term intensive study of spoken Arabic (Levantine), while allowing students to visit some of the most famous historic Islamic and Christian sites in the Andalusian region of Spain and Morocco. This program is designed for all levels of Arabic.


Contact Dr. Karam Tannous, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 


Seton Hall at Peking University

Beijing, China
May 19- June 18, 2016 

9 Credits: ASIA 2233/ASIA 6233: June-in-China

3 Undergraduate Credits/3 Graduate Credits from Seton Hall University and

6 University Credits/6 Graduate Credits from Peking University


This is a comprehensive language and culture program designed to provide students with an opportunity to reinforce Chinese in a native environment, study Chinese history and explore China through visiting museums and places of historical interest. Language classes will be held at Peking (Beijing) University, a leading institution of higher education in China. This program is designed for all levels of Chinese.


Contact Dr. Dongdong Chen, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures     

Intercultural Communication in Nicaragua

Managua, Granada and Leon, Nicaragua
May 18-25, 2016
Doing Business in India: BMGT 4924 / BMGT 7524
Cross listed courses: BINT 4924/BINT 7524
Can also fulfill CORE 3 or the Global Business requirement
3 Undergraduate or Graduate credits


We now live in a multicultural world. All aspects of our lives are influenced by interactions with people who come from diverse heritages, linguistic backgrounds, ethnic groups and religions. This course will provide a hands-on approach to understanding intercultural communication in an applied context. Students will work with an intercultural study buddy from the American University of Nicaragua to practice their competencies, experience Catholicism in a Latin American nation, visit cultural sites and much more.


 Contact Dr. Jon Radwan, Department of Communication

Museums in Holland, the Land of Rembrandt and Van Gogh

Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 20-28, 2016

3 Graduate Credits: ARMS 6610: Seminar Abroad: Museums in Holland

Students in this seminar will visit museums in Holland and learn about their histories, collections, operations, and past and future challenges. Among the museums to be visited are the newly restored Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam; the Teyler Museum in Haarlem, one of the oldest museums in Europe; the Municipal Museum and the Mesdag Panorama in The Hague; the Kröller-Muller Museum in Hoge Veluwe; and many other museums of art, history, science, and living history.


Contact Dr. Petra Chu, Museum Professions program    

The Viking Era

Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
May 30- June 8, 2016

3 Credits: ARTH 3143/ MOLG 3143/ ARCH 3143


This course is a study in the archaeology, art, history and literature of the northern peoples known as the Vikings. The period from the earliest recorded raids in the 790s until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 is commonly known as the Viking Age of Scandinavian history. Starting with the sack of the Lindisfarne monastery in 793 AD, these peoples had a profound impact on European society until their conversion to Christianity in the 11th century.


Students will visit sites in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, including the famous Viking ship museum in Roskilde; the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen; the Viking Museum in Arhus; the carved runestones at Jelling; and the Norwegian Cultural Museum.


Contact Dr. Martha Easton, Department of Art History or Dr. Raymond Capra, Department of Classical Studies


Philanthropy and Christianity

Rome, Italy
June 18-26, 2016

3 Credits: POLS 3696 SP/ CORE 3641 Engaging the World/ counts towards nonprofit minor


Travel to Rome to explore the influence of Christianity on the practice of philanthropy in various communities. Students will partake in seminars and site visits to places central to the development of the philanthropic tradition with a Christian influence including, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Wall, the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica and much more. Students will be encouraged to examine and discern the ultimate purposes of philanthropy in our daily lives through a series of service learning experiences.


Contact Dr. Roseanne Mirabella, Department of Political Science, or Ms. Sheila Riley, Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 

Seton Hall in Spain

Alicante, Madrid, Toeldo, Barcelona, Spain
June 19- July 20, 2016

6 Credits: SPAN 2701SP/ SPAN 3701SP Study Abroad Alicante

3 Undergraduate Credits from Seton Hall University and

3 Undergraduate credits from Universidad de Alicante


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture is pleased to offer for the 16th consecutive year, a Spanish language and culture immersion program. During this intensive language program, students will live in Spanish-speaking homes and take a Spanish language class at Universidad de Alicante. Students will also experience the Spanish culture through its cuisine, local festivities and visiting museums and historical sites. This program is designed for all levels of Spanish.    


Contact Dr. Daniel Zalacain, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 

Seton Hall in France

Sorbonne, Paris, France
July 1-31, 2016

6 Credits: FREN 2701/ 3701 Study Abroad in Paris
3 Undergraduate credits from Seton Hall University and

3 Undergraduate credits from the Sorbonne


The program provides an excellent opportunity for a month-long intensive study, during which students visit some of Europe’s most famous cultural centers and historic monuments, including the Centre Pompidou, The Panthéon, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay (impressionist paintings), Musée Picasso, Musée Rodin, Notre Dame, the Sacré Coeur, Montparnasse, the Eiffel Tower and the palace and gardens of Versailles. The program will consist of two four-week intensive courses, one of which will focus on the vast literary and cultural capital of Paris and the other will concentrate on culture, grammar and oral skills in French (at the Sorbonne). Students will live in student residences at the Cité Universitaire and take public transportation to their classes and excursions in Paris.


Contact Dr. Matthew Escobar, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures  


The Foundations of Christian Culture and World Youth Day 2016

Krakow, Poland

July 17- August 2, 2016

3 Credits: CORE 3748/ RELS 3208/ HONS Senior Seminar


This course examines the foundations of Christian culture in Poland, looking in particular at the Polish Catholic experience from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Age of Baroque in the 17th and 18th centuries. Exploring the lives and reading the works of the great figures of Polish Catholicism, the course hopes to provide students with a deeper understanding of the spiritual riches of one of the great Catholic cultures of the world. In addition, students will visit many sites of Catholic Poland and, in that way, be able to experience for themselves some of the cultural riches of Polish history and religion. It is hoped that at the end of the course students will have had an experience at once intellectually challenging, academically rigorous, and spiritually enriching. Students will be able to participate in the World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow with the community of St. John. 



  • Tuition scholarship available to those demonstrating financial need
  • Travel costs scholarship available to Catholic Studies students (major, minor, and certificate) taking the course for CAST credit

Contact Dr. Ines A. Murzaku, Department of Catholic Studies, or Gloria Aroneo, Department of Catholic Studies

Sophia University Exchange Program

Tokyo, Japan
July 19- August 13, 2016
9 Credits: ASIA 2211/ ASIA 9192, SHU-Japan Exchange I

3 Undergraduate credits from Seton Hall University and

6 Undergraduate credits from Sophia University


Seton Hall University and Sophia University in Tokyo have exchanged students for the past 30 years as part of our agreement to broaden and deepen the understanding between the two countries.  The summer exchange program hosted at Sophia University offers students the opportunity to study Japanese language and a broad range of Japanese cultural topics, including economy, business, pop culture, religion, history, and literature.  Students will also participate in a variety of activities and field trips, including visiting famous Tokyo districts, seeing Kabuki play, Japanese baseball game, shrines, Tokyo Disney and more.


Contact: Dr. Shigeru Osuka, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Contact Us

Office of International Programs
(973) 761-9072
Fax (973) 275-2383
Presidents Hall Rm. 322

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