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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trinity Students observing a toad while studying abroad

Trinity students spend summer 2017 abroad

by Carlos Anchondo '14

Embracing an international education, Trinity students have seven faculty-led summer study abroad programs to choose from in summer 2017. Programs span the globe, exposing students to countries as varied as Costa Rica, China, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Taiwan. Students earn Trinity academic course credit for all programs. Featured below is a comprehensive list of Trinity summer programs that take students out of the classroom and into the world.

Costa Rican Ecology Program
Monteverde, Costa Rica
June 4 - July 2, 2017

In this offering, students study the ecological diversity of Costa Rica. Students survey and sample a variety of mammals while studying the physical and cultural differences of Costa Rica from sea level rain forests to high-elevation cloud forests. The course, Costa Rican Ecology: Monitoring Changing Distribution, earns students four academic credits and requires two prerequisites. The program is organized with the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica.

Ecological Civilization in China Program
Zhuhai, China
June 3 - 24, 2017

At the United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, China, Trinity students learn alongside Chinese students to examine the ecology and biological conservation of China. This program, nicknamed EcoCiv, researches environmental issues in both the classroom and in fieldwork. In the past, UIC students have come to the Trinity campus to conduct research in the Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI). Trinity students earn three academic credits for this program.

Field Geology in China
Guizhou and Yunnan Provinces, China
May 30 - June 20, 2017

In this program, students travel to southern China to study geosciences, the environment, and the local culture. Prior to the trip, students will have completed a research project with students from Guizhou University and will participate in research presentations and field projects with those students. Students earn three upper division course credits for the program, and at least one geoscience course, or consent of instructor, is required for participation.

Madrid Summer Internship Program
Madrid, Spain
May 15 - July 1, 2017

In Spain’s capital city, students earn six hours of course credit through an internship and a course on the economy and culture of Spain taught by Trinity faculty. Only Spanish is spoken at the internship and complementary course. Each year, students intern at banks, magazines, schools, nonprofits, and private businesses. Students also participate in cultural activities and, on weekends, travel to cities like Toledo, Segovia, and the historical royal residence El Escorial.

Shanghai Summer Program
Shanghai, China
May 16 - July 1, 2017

The Shanghai Summer Program begins with a two-week course on contemporary China. Lectures cover the political and economic relationship between China and the United States. Students then start a one-month internship at a Shanghai business. This program is held on the Jiao Tong University campus, situated in the city’s famous French Concession district. Students earn six academic credits in either business, Chinese, economics, or urban studies.

Trinity Japan Program
Kobe, Japan
May 28 - July 7, 2017

This program introduces students to contemporary Japanese society, history, business economy, politics, and culture. The program starts with a nine-day travel seminar that will visit Tokyo and Hiroshima. After the travel portion of the program, students will move into Kwansei Gakuin University, where students will take classes with Trinity faculty and Japanese students. Students will earn six upper division credits in either political science, economics, or business.

Trinity Taiwan Summer Program
Taichung, Taiwan
May 15 - June 23, 2017

In partnership with Tunghai University and their Office of International Education & Programs, this program offers coursework in Chinese and engineering sciences. Six credits are available for an introduction to robotics and an exploration of Taiwanese culture. Trinity students will learn alongside Taiwanese students. An exchange program is established to bring Tunghai students to the Trinity campus for further intercultural study.


For more information about study abroad opportunities at Trinity, contact the Study Abroad Office at studyabroad [at] trinity.edu or visit Chapman Hall, Room 245.