ACTC is offerring three study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students in the Summer of 2024: The Hispanic Core (Pamplona, Spain), St. Vincent College’s Summer Institute in Rome, and Mercer University’s Philosophy and Art in Athens (and Ancient Corinth).
The Hispanic Core is a new program designed and run by ACTC in partnership with the Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas at the University of Navarra.
The Rome and Athens/Ancient Corinth programs are longstanding study tours sponsored by ACTC member institutions and taught by ACTC member faculty. In a landscape of study abroad options where it is sometimes difficult to discern academic quality, ACTC stands by these programs for their commitment to serious liberal learning and direct engagement with core texts in situ.
The directors of all three programs are experienced with working with students from other universities to arrange credit transfers and equivalencies.
Bilingual Study Abroad in Spain
The Hispanic Core
June 17- July 5, 2024
University of Navarra
The Hispanic Core Summer Study Abroad Program is ACTC’s first foray into designing and conducting our own study abroad program for undergraduate students. Students in the Hispanic Core program will choose between a seminar conducted in English using texts in translation or a seminar conducted in Spanish using the same texts in their original Spanish. Our Tutors for this program are both bilingual and will spend time in both seminars. The whole group of ACTC students and tutors will combine together for touring, cultural events, and social occasions. The program dates are June 17 – July 5, 2024 and the cost of the program is 3250 euros (approximately $3575) plus airfare. Tuition for a 3- hour course is included in this fee.
For more information, visit the Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas Summer Program website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad in Rome
St. Vincent College’s Summer Institute
May 15 – June 16, 2024
Sant’Anselmo Pontifical University
St. Vincent’s Summer Institute in Rome is based at the Sant’Anselmo Benedictine Abbey and Pontifical University on the Aventine Hill in the Center of the eternal city. The program is coordinated by and its courses are taught by St.Vincent College faculty members Jerome C. Foss, Jessica Jones, Michael Krom, and colleagues. Course offerings include: Theological Origins of the Early Church, Roman Political Thought, Galileo and the Rise of Modern Science, Images and Evangelization: Christian Art in the City of Rome, and Ancient Practical Wisdom. The program will include extensive touring in Rome as well as excursions to Florence and Assisi. The dates of the program are May 15 – June 16, 2024 and the cost of the program is $3500 plus airfare and discounted St. Vincent College tuition. The application Deadline is January 26.
Study Abroad in Greece
Philosophy and Art in Athens
May 20 – June 16, 2024
Mercer University Abroad
Athens and Ancient Corinth, Greece
Mercer University’s Philosophy and Art Program takes the archaeology, art, and architecture of Ancient Greece as its texts, but it dives deeply into Homer, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Plato for context. The first, second, and fourth weeks of the program are based in the beautiful Koukaki neighborhood of Athens. For the third week, we decamp to the village of Ancient Corinth in order to explore the Peloponnesus. During the four weeks, we make day trips to Marathon, Aegina, Epidauros, Isthmia, Nemea, and Mycenae, and we take an overnight trip to Delphi. “Human Nature and Art” is a 3-hour course required of all students. “Drawing Fundamentals” and “Repatriation at the Parthenon” courses are also offerred by Mercer Art faculty members. The program is directed by Charlie Thomas, who teaches the required course. The dates of the program are May 20 – June 16, and the cost of the program is $3500 plus airfare and discounted Mercer tuition.The Application Deadline is February 15th.