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, spring, and summer break.

From discovering sustainability innovations in Spain and Germany, to visiting international businesses in Australia, to examining educational trends in Costa Rica and more, you will earn credits toward graduation while gaining an unforgettable experience.

Your Short-Term Study Abroad Opportunities

First-Year London Experience

The First Year London Experience offers University of Hartford students who have successfully completed their first year the opportunity to spend a week exploring the fascinating city of London with a group of fellow freshmen. The program will give 1 credit.

Students will go beyond being tourists as they gain insight into the differences between British and American culture, experience the theater and arts scene of London, and learn about the many multicultural layers of the city from local experts. This program provides freshmen with an enriching international experience and gives them the curiosity, confidence, and skill-set to undertake a more extensive study abroad experience later in their college career.

Situated in idyllic Regent’s Park, the program is hosted by our partner, Regent’s University in London. The location is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the bustling city. Students are just steps from the shops and cafes of famous Marylebone High Street as well as the Baker Street tube stop. On campus, students are housed in clean double or triple rooms with wireless access and a TV lounge. Students can also enjoy the excellent cafes, extensive sporting facilities, and beautiful grounds of Regent’s University.

This program was designed to be affordable and as all-inclusive as possible so students will not need to budget a large amount of additional money beyond personal expenses. Students are provided with a meal plan stipend for meals taken at Regent’s University as well as an Oyster Card that can be used for all buses and trains in zones 1-2 London. International airfare, scheduled lectures, one University of Hartford credit, tours and excursions are also included.  

Travel dates are estimated to be June 6-14, 2019. The cost of the First Year London Experience is approximately $2,800, and scholarships are available. The first two students to apply and deposit $1,000 for First Year London will receive a $500 scholarship. The deadline for all other scholarship applications is April 15, 2019.

First year students are encouraged to apply on or before February 15, 2019. Students must have full-time matriculated status and be in good academic, judicial and financial standing (at time of application and departure), with the intention of continuing studies at the University of Hartford.

All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 10 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is canceled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.

Applications and a program deposit of $1,000.00 are DUE by February 15, 2019; full payment is DUE March 15, 2019. Submit your application and for instructions on how to pay the program deposit. Applications are not considered complete until application has been submitted and program deposit has been received. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity.

For more information, please contact Nicole Kurker-Stewart at 860.768.5101.

Healthcare in Italy

May 25—June 2, 2019

Application Deadline: January 20, 2019. Submit your application and for instructions on how to make the program deposit. Applications are not considered complete until application has been submitted and the $1,000 program deposit has been made.

Come with us on an exciting journey as we discover medieval Bassano del Grappa, Venice, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Rome, Italy. This course meets on campus for several intensive classes prior to and upon return from a 9 day study abroad program to Italy from May 25- June 2, 2019. This study abroad program is open to both MSN and BSN candidates, and others upon request. Our University of Hartford Nursing in Italy 2019 Study Abroad program focuses on art, aesthetics, health care globalization, culture, and diversity.

During the international program, we tour historic structures with expert local professors and health care professionals. Students will visit Italian hospitals, clinics, and schools in Venice, Florence, and Rome, and meet with Italian healthcare professionals, teachers, and students. Additionally, students will visit a variety of museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Vatican City.

All students must register for one or two 3-credit "online" course electives. Tuition is discounted at 50%. Eligibility: Students must be in good academic, judicial and financial standing. The program is designed for students who wish to complete nursing credits in a unique first-hand way while studying abroad. This embedded study abroad is part of a 7-week Summer Session course with the international component in the middle of the course. Full course dates are May 13 through June 28, with the international component May 25—June 2, 2019.

Program Fee: $3,999* includes hotel accommodations, travel, museum entrances and many meals

*All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 18 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is canceled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.

3-credit courses offered as part of the Nursing in Italy 2019 Study Abroad Program:

NUR 515 - Art, Aesthetics and Healing 3 credit(s)
This course provides the historical, artistic, and literary contexts of subjects such as pediatric care, diseases and plagues, monstrous and wondrous creatures, and dying in late medieval and Renaissance Europe. From the outbreaks of the Black Death to the spread of the “French Disease,” from dietary advice to healing manuals, infant mortality, wet nursing, and mourning, this course will examine these complex topics from a variety of angles and perspectives. Private correspondence, diaries, moral and scientific treatises and tracts, novellas as well as architectural and iconographic designs will be included in our study of Art, Aesthetics, and Healing in 14th to 16th century Europe. Primary sources will enable students to hear the voices of contemporaries to the events under study, while secondary sources will provide tools and guidance for a sound scholarly interpretation of phenomena that significantly affected the mind, the health, and the daily life of Europeans during a crucial period of their interaction with North-American lands and population.

NUR 563 - Globalization and Health 3 credit(s)
This course explores the phenomena of globalization and health in several countries. The focus is on understanding how national and global politics affect health care systems and health outcomes with special emphasis on the social determinants of health. Analysis of current research as well as relevant films, documentaries, essays and art forms are used to learn how political, economic, social and organizational structures influence the health of people worldwide.

NUR 343 - Nursing and Diversity 3 credit(s)
This course introduces population-focused nursing through the study of healthy families, support groups, and diverse sociocultural groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity as it relates to nursing practice. Students apply theoretical concepts from family, group, and cultural studies to real-life situations.

Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
For more course information, contact: Prof. Karen Breda breda@hartford.edu

Apply online through the Study Abroad Website by January 20. Select UHA Short-term Program, and choose Nursing Italy Study Abroad 2019. Follow online instructions for making the required $1,000 program deposit on-campus at SASC or online through Self-Service Center. Payment in full is due on March 1st.

To make a deposit: 

  • Payment option 1: If you wish to make the payment on campus, The University of Hartford accepts cash, personal checks, money order, or traveler's checks at the Student Administrative Services Center (SASC) – please note that the International Center cannot receive student checks. You can make checks payable to the UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD. When paying the program deposit at SASC, ensure that the payment is applied to "Off-Campus Study Deposit"; otherwise, it will not count towards your study abroad program.
  • Payment option 2: If you wish to make the payment online, the University of Hartford accepts E-check (ACH) and credit card payments online through the CASHNet site on the Self-Service Center Account. Accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. There is no fee to make payment using an e-check; however, credit card payments are made using CASHNet SmartPay and will apply a service charge of 2.75% of the transaction amount.
Tentative Itinerary:
  • Saturday, May 25: Motorcoach transfer to JFK Airport on your overnight flight to Milan.
  • Sunday, May 26: Arrive at Milan airport!  Upon arrival in Milan, we will be met by our tour escort, who will help with our transfer via motorcoach to Bassano del Grappa.We will stop along the way for lunch (own our own) prior to checking into our hotel in Bassano (Hotel Belvedere) (or similar). Later this afternoon is at leisure free to rest, and or to explore. We will have dinner (wine included) at our hotel this evening.
  • Monday, May 27: Following breakfast, we will depart for our visit to the Art Academy with Prof Ezio Lunardon. Afterwards, we will be transferred to the central square in Marostica for lunch (on our own). After lunch, we head to visit the Hospice Care Center Casa Gerosa in Bassano del Grappa & meet with health care professionals. After our visit, we will be transferred back to the hotel to relax and freshen up before dinner. The motorcoach will transfer the group to the central square in Marostica and be dropped off*. Dinner (wine included) tonight will be at the Castello di Marostica Restaurant. We will have our guests from today visits dining with us this evening. *Students will take a taxi or walk up the mountain to the restaurant in the castle on the top. 20 minute walk or 7-8 minute taxi ride) taxi self-pay. Please note- Self pay taxi transfer from restaurant back to hotel.
  • Tuesday, May 28: Following breakfast, we will depart for Venice today! We will board a vaporetto to San Marco Square where a local guide will be waiting to show us around this unique city, "the Queen of the Adriatic." Visit San Marco's Basilica, walk over small bridges to the Bridge of Sighs and past winding waterways to the Rialto. The remainder of the afternoon is free for shopping, visiting the outlying islands or taking a gondola ride and having lunch (on our own). Later today, we will return to hotel for dinner (wine included).
  • Wednesday, May 29: Following breakfast, please check out of your room, we will then depart for Verona en route to Florence. We will have a tour of Verona Sud Hospital and meet with health professionals. We will have lunch today in the hospital cafeteria (on our own). After lunch we will have some time to walk around Verona before departing (around 3:00pm) for Florence, where we will check into our Hotel Mediterraneo (or similar). Dinner on own.
  • Thursday, May 30: Following breakfast, we will depart to visit the Ospedale Degli Innocenti Museum in Florence. Our tour today at the museum will be led by our own Professor Maria Frank. Lunch today is on our own. After lunch we will have a walking tour of Florence with a guide. We will tour the center of Florence, visit the Academia d’Arte which houses Michelangelo’s famous David statue, and the Duomo, followed by time to visit shops. Dinner included at the hotel.
  • Friday, May 31: Following breakfast, please check out of your room.  We will have some free time to walk around Florence before we depart for Rome!  We will stop for lunch (on our own) en route to Rome. We will check into our Hotel Palatino (or similar) later this afternoon. There will be some free time to explore prior to dinner will be on own.
  • Saturday, June 1: Following breakfast, we will depart for Vatican City with our guide.  We will visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel. Lunch is on our own. This afternoon will be at leisure to shop and explore. This evening we will have a Farewell Dinner (wine included) at Restaurant Sicilia in Bocca http://www.siciliainbocca.com/home/.    
  • Sunday, June 2: Following breakfast, please check out of your room. We will then be transferred to Rome Airport for our flight back to JFK. Motorcoach transfer back to the University of Hartford.

Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Travel dates: June 12 - 21, 2019
Tropical Ecology BYB 230 - 3 credits

This course with travel component to Costa Rica, led by Professor Dennis Wasko from Hillyer College, will explore the environment and ecology of Costa Rica.

Highlights include the following :

  • Visit to a family-run coffee farm
  • Trip to Los Lagos and hot springs
  • Guided nature walk through Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Hike through ecosystems shaped by the Arenal Volcano
  • Excursions to Guanacaste with kayaking through mangroves
  • Tour of Las Pumas Sanctuary
  • Visit to El Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
  • Overnight excursion to Sarapiqui

Estimated Program Cost of  $3,950* includes:

  • 3 academic credits in BYB 230, Tropical Ecology
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations and some meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Guest lectures and site visits
  • All scheduled excursions and entrance fees

Scholarships are available. Scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2019. Click hereto find out more.

To Apply:

Applications and a program deposit of $1,000.00 are BOTH due by March 20, 2019.  Full payment is DUE April 15, 2019.

Submit your online application and for instructions on how to pay the program deposit. Note: Applications are not considered complete until application has been submitted and program deposit has been received. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity.

Students must have full-time matriculated status and be in good academic, judicial and financial standing (at time of application and departure), with the intention of continuing studies at the University of Hartford.

*All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 10 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is canceled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.

For more information, please contact Nicole Kurker-Stewart, 860.768.5101.

Spanish Immersion

Travel dates: May 23–June 3, 2019

This program is open to all participants interested in experiencing the culture of Spain while furthering their Spanish language acquisition. Participants do not need prior language experience to apply. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a program certificate from Colegio Delibes confirming their language study.

Based in Salamanca, Spain, program highlights include city tours, visits to vineyards, castles, cathedrals, cooking and dance lessons, and more. Please click here for a full itinerary. Participants have the option to stay with a host family with meals included, or in a hotel with double or single occupancy for an additional fee. Linda Dalpe, Professor of Spanish at Quinnipiac University and Asnuntuck Community College, will guide the program in conjunction with Colegio Delibes.

Estimated Program Fees*:

  • $3,500 (lodging with a host family, meals included)
  • $3,650 (hotel accommodation, double occupancy rooms, breakfasts included)
  • $3,800 (private hotel room accommodation, breakfasts included).

Program fee includes round-trip international airfare, hotel accommodations and some meals, in-country transportation, airport transfers, guest lectures, site visits, and all scheduled excursions and entrance fees.

*All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 10 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is canceled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.

To Apply :

Online applications and a program deposit of $1,000 are DUE by April 1st and full payment is DUE May 1st. Applications are not considered complete until an online application has been submitted and the program deposit has been received.

To submit an online application, click on the appropriate link:

For more course information contact: Linda Dalpe (dalpe@quinnipiac.edu).

Dance in Amsterdam

Students train for two weeks in July at the Henny Juriens Stichting center for contemporary dance in Amsterdam. The program is open to dance majors at the University of Hartford and other schools.

Lithuania

This program is conducted by the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, and brings students and faculty to Lithuania for archaeological digs regarding Jewish history and aspects of the Holocaust.

 

Graduate Architecture in Italy

This program is only open to CETA graduate architecture students, who will spend six weeks at our partner International Studies Institute in Florence, Italy.

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

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