Students have the opportunity to study language and culture all over the world. The modern languages and literatures department supports the Trinity Summer in Madrid Program, the Shanghai Summer Program, and the Ecological Civilization in China Program, which give students a new and different platform from which to learn and grow while furthering their education.
During a six-week summer program in Madrid, Spain, students work in a variety of business settings, conducting all transactions in Spanish. This international immersion experience gives students the opportunity to live, work, study, and explore.
By day, the students report to their jobs. At night, they experience the culture of Spain by attending bullfights, ballets, and music performances and dining in Spanish restaurants. They also participate in classes conducted by Trinity professors in charge of the delegation.
Held on the campus of our exchange partner, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), in the French Concession district of the city, the program begins with a two-week class on contemporary China led by both a Trinity professor and a SJTU professor. Classes conduct field trips to pertinent Shanghai government and business installations and travel to nearby cities and to Beijing. In the final month, students intern in a business or institution of their choice in Shanghai.
Held on the campus of our exchange partner, United International College (UIC), in Zhuhai, in the Pearl River delta region of China (near Macau and Hong Kong), in this program students from Trinity University and UIC complete a 3-week course on “Ecology and Bio-conservation of China," which includes comprehensive fieldwork in the nearby area. At the conclusion of the program, five UIC students travel to the Trinity campus to conduct undergraduate research in the Center for Science and Innovation.