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.

To apply for the programs below, please contact the faculty member leading the trip. All students will need to complete a study abroad application for the Office of International Programs after being accepted into the program by the professor.


Summer Study Abroad

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

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

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

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, 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. 9

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