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Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

Explore new cultures and gain useful skills to succeed in today’s global society with one of our many short-term faculty-led programs over winter term, spring break, and during the summer.

From discovering sustainability innovations in Europe, to visiting international businesses in Australia, to examining educational trends worldwide, you will earn credits toward graduation while gaining an unforgettable experience.

Interested in learning more about the short-term programs available to you? Please visit our new program and online application site Education Abroad, create your free account, and explore our short-term faculty-led programs.

The International Center is planning on offering short-term programs again in 2023 including the Maymester study abroad programs for first- and second-year students.  Please check back for updates and details on our upcoming 2023 programs.

Your Short-Term Study Abroad Opportunities

This spring course with spring break travel component explores organizations in northern Spain addressing the need for sustainable business operations. We will study the social, environmental, and economic outcomes of worker-owned and conventionally-governed organizations in northern Spain.  A focal point is the Mondragon cooperatives. The sustainable operations of other businesses and a local government in the region, and regional culture are also addressed. The course includes 3 pre-travel classes, Spain travel, and one class afterward. This 3-credit course is most suitable for upperclassmen or graduate students and can be taken as IB 310 or IB 610, or as UISS 165.  Click here to view the program page and start your application.   

The University of Hartford is offering Pathways to Sustainability: A US and European Perspective, during which students will be traveling to Freiburg, Germany, over spring break. Course options include UIST 190 and ES 395. With an aim to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2050, Freiburg is considered one of the best cities for urban sustainable development. This course will provide students with a technical understanding of both the benefits and challenges of renewable energy and conservation and how energy relates to food security and water issues. The course will also help students understand and analyze the policies that the US and Germany are implementing to combat climate change and achieve sustainable development.

The University of Hartford is offering all first- and second-year students the opportunity to spend Maymester 2023 abroad in one of three locations:

  1. London, England
  2. Paris, France
  3. San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica
  4. Rome, Italy

This is a great opportunity to spend your break immersing yourself in another culture!

I loved taking classes in London, but just being abroad taught me lessons that you don’t learn in a classroom like how to navigate public transportation, how to travel in groups, to go with the flow, and important time management skills."

Rachel Bonaparte '19, Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

Ready to explore the world?