Gettysburg College offers Study Abroad Programs all over the world, as well as Domestic Programs within the United States. Some programs are Integrated Programs, where students study with students from the host country. Others are Group Programs, which are specially designed for Gettysburg students. All programs offer students the opportunity to take a variety of courses, which can be used toward the Gettysburg degree. Some programs offer Field Experience or Internships.
Gettysburg College Affiliated Programs: Gettysburg currently sponsors more than 30 Affiliated Programs, chosen by the College to meet the special needs of its students. Many of these programs are sponsored by an academic department, and in some cases, the programs are actually led by a Gettysburg College faculty member. Students participating in Affiliated Programs earn credit toward their major, minor, or curricular requirements. Students are billed Gettysburg's regular comprehensive fee, and families can continue with their regular payment schedule. Gettysburg pays for tuition, room, full board, and in some cases airfare for the off-campus program. In addition, students can continue to use financial aid that they receive to pay for the off-campus program. This means that federal aid, state aid, and Gettysburg institutional grants and loans continue to be given, just as if you were on campus.
Gettysburg College Suggested Programs: There are over 150 Suggested Programs available, chosen to offer Gettysburg students the most diverse program sites possible. These programs differ from Affiliated Programs in that students earn credit only (not grades), and pay all program costs directly to the sponsoring program. Gettysburg students can continue to use federal financial aid to pay for the Suggested Program. Gettysburg institutional grants and loans cannot be used, however. Once the student returns to Gettysburg College, these grants and loans will be reinstated.
Gettysburg offers some summer off-campus programs for students who prefer a short-term experience. Details are available from the Office of Off-Campus Studies.
Gettysburg College Affiliated Programs
Gettysburg in Argentina: This semester or academic year program allows students to enroll directly in Argentine universities in Buenos Aires or Mendoza. Students who have completed Spanish 301 are eligible to apply. All students live in a homestay where they take their meals.
Gettysburg in Australia: This semester or academic year program allows students to enroll directly in one of four Australian universities: James Cook University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, and the University of Wollongong. Students usually live in shared rooms in residence halls.
Gettysburg in Austria: In conjunction with IES Abroad, this semester or academic year program is designed for music majors or minors. Students live in Vienna and take classes in music, German language, humanities, and social sciences at the IES Center. Students can also enroll in the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (University of Music and Performing Arts), which offers lectures and seminars in music history, theory, and composition, or the Universität Wien (University of Vienna).
Gettysburg in China: In conjunction with CET Academic Programs Abroad and Capital Normal University in Beijing, this fall or spring semester program offers students in any major the opportunity to take courses focusing on Asia generally and China specifically. Located in China's capital, the home of standard Mandarin, and situated in the western part of the city, away from foreign influences, this program offers an ideal location from which to study Chinese language, history, politics, and culture. Students live in shared rooms in a residence hall with a Chinese roommate.
Gettysburg in Denmark through Denmark's International Studies Program: This fall or spring semester program in Copenhagen offers students the opportunity to take courses in their major (most majors available), or in a wide variety of elective subjects that focus on Scandinavian and European issues. All courses are taught in English. Students live in a homestay and take their meals with their host family.
Gettysburg in Cairo, Egypt: This semester or year-long program based in Cairo, Egypt, offers students the opportunity to take classes in all academic disciplines in a direct enrollment environment with Egyptian and international students at the American University in Cairo. Cairo, Egypt's capital, is an immense, chaotic city where ancient buildings and modern skyscrapers co-exist. Its bazaars, mosques, and Citadel are hallmarks of this city, which is home to 16 million inhabitants. The American University in Cairo has three distinct and vibrant campuses in central Cairo and a brand-new self-contained campus in New Cairo slated to open in fall 2008. All students live in residence halls.
Gettysburg in England: London and Lancaster University: This fall semester or academic year interdisciplinary studies program begins with a four-week seminar in London taught by a Gettysburg faculty member. (Students may choose to attend a seminar in Lancaster instead of the London option.) After the seminar, all students enroll at Lancaster University, where they study subjects of their choice for the fall term or academic year. Lancaster University is a top-ranked British University, and many faculty members are recognized internationally in their fields. Students attending the London seminar are housed in shared rooms in a student hotel in central London. At Lancaster, students live in single-study bedrooms in residence halls.
Gettysburg in England: Advanced Studies: This semester program is based in Bath, England, and offers students the opportunity to take courses that use England "as the classroom." One-week academic trips to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon and shorter visits to important historic sites complement the curriculum. All students live in apartments in Bath with other program participants.
Gettysburg Student Teaching Program in London, England: This fall or spring program is available for students with a minor in Education (elementary or secondary). It includes a half-semester of classes at Gettysburg College and student teaching in a Gettysburg-area school, followed by a half-semester (7 weeks) of student teaching in London, England. A variety of schools are used for placement in London:private schools, public schools, city schools, and suburban schools. Students live in shared apartments in London city center and prepare their own meals.
Gettysburg in Aix-en-Provence, France: This semester or academic year program at Le Centre d'Aix is designed for students who wish to complete the Gettysburg College require-ment in language; it also serves students who wish to pursue a minor in French. The Institute of American Universities (IAU) sponsors the program, which is located in Aix-en-Provence near the Mediterranean coast. All students live in a homestay that is arranged by IAU. In the intermediate program, students fulfill the French 201-202 language requirement. In the advanced program, students take classes towards their French minor.
Gettysburg in Avignon, France: This semester or academic year program at Le Centre d'Avignon is designed to meet the needs of French majors. The Institute of American Universities (IAU) sponsors this program located in Avignon. All students live in a homestay that is arranged by IAU. Students take five courses-one required language course and four elective courses. All courses are conducted in French.
Gettysburg in Cologne, Germany: This fall semester group program in Cologne offers the opportunity for students from any major to improve their German language abilities and to take a variety of humanities and social science courses in English. All students live in a homestay and take meals with their family. Students take five courses in German language, literature, and culture, as well as electives in English from the areas of political science, history, and art history.
Gettysburg in Heidelberg, Germany: This semester or academic year program, sponsored by Heidelberg College, allows students to enroll directly in Heidelberg University. Students who have completed German 202 are eligible to apply. All students live in a dormitory or apartment with German students.
Gettysburg in Greece: This academic year program through College Year in Athens offers students in any major the opportunity to take courses focusing on Greece and the East Mediterranean world. Students live in shared rooms in apartments in the Kolonaki neighborhood. Students choose either the Ancient Greek Civilization track or the East Mediterranean Area Studies track. Both tracks offer courses in the humanities and social sciences, as well as modern Greek language at all levels.
Gettysburg in Hungary: This fall or spring semester program offers juniors and seniors majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science the opportunity to take courses in their major taught by renowned Hungarian scholars in Budapest. Students live in shared rooms in apartments or in a homestay with a Hungarian family.
Gettysburg in Italy through Syracuse University: This fall semester program is specifically designed to give students studying either Italian language and culture or the visual arts a living classroom-historic, beautiful Florence. Students take Italian language at any level (beginning to advanced) and complementary courses taught in either English or Italian depending on level of fluency. This program has a particular emphasis on the visual arts, but courses are also available in the humanities and social sciences. Students live in a homestay.
Gettysburg in Italy through Duke University: This semester or academic year program at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) in Rome, sponsored by Duke University, is designed for Latin or Greek majors, and other students interested in classical antiquity. Students live in the ICCS Center in shared rooms and take their meals there. Students take courses in Roman archaeology/history, Latin language and literature, art history, Greek language and Italian language.
Gettysburg in Japan: This semester or academic year program at Kansai Gaidai University offers students in all majors the opportunity to take Japanese language and a variety of other courses taught in English. Kansai Gaidai University is located between Osaka and Kyoto. Students can choose to live in a homestay or in a residence hall. All students take Japanese language courses and additional courses in English. Japanese language is taught at all levels, including beginning courses for students with no prior language study.
Gettysburg in Mexico through Augsburg College: Students can choose between Augsburg's fall semester program, Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica, and their spring program, Gender & the Environment: Latin American Perspectives, both based in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Students live in shared rooms in a house where they take their meals. Students also spend three weeks living with a local family in Cuernavaca or in a nearby village. Students in both the fall and spring semester take a set four-course program, which includes intensive Spanish language study.
Gettysburg in Cuernavaca, Mexico (Intermediate Program): This popular fall semester program in Cuernavaca is specifically designed for students who have completed Spanish 101-102 (or 103-104) and enables them to complete intermediate level Spanish (201-202) in one semester. A Gettysburg College professor of Spanish accompanies the group and teaches two of the courses. All students live in a homestay where they take their meals. All students take a set four-course program, which includes two Spanish language classes, literature, and Mexican civilization. Offered during odd-numbered years.
Gettysburg in Guadalajara, Mexico: This semester or academic year program in Guadalajara offers students who have completed Spanish 301 the opportunity to take a variety of humanities and social science courses taught in Spanish at the Foreign Student Study Center of the University of Guadalajara. All students live in a homestay where they take their meals.
Gettysburg in Merida, Mexico This semester or year-long program is located in Merida, an attractive provincial capital on the Yucatán Peninsula, a rich and distinct region heavily influenced by the Mayans and with a historical trajectory that differs from central Mexico. This program is for students from all academic disciplines who have completed Spanish 301. Students enroll directly in three courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán and take one language and one culture course designed for students in the program. All courses are taught in Spanish. Students live in a homestay and take meals with their host family.
Gettysburg in South Africa: This semester or academic year program based in Grahamstown offers students the opportunity to take classes in all academic disciplines while directly enrolled with South African students at Rhodes University. All students live in university residence halls.
Gettysburg in Spain (Advanced Program): This semester or academic year program in Seville offers students who have completed Spanish 301 the chance to take a variety of humanities and social science courses taught in Spanish. The IUS Center, where the program is based, is located in the city center. All students live in a homestay where they take their meals. Courses are available in language, literature, conversation, grammar, history, civilization, economics, politics, and other humanities and social sciences.
Gettysburg in Spain (Intermediate Program): This fall semester program is specifically designed for students who have completed Spanish 101-102 (or 103-104) and enables them to complete intermediate level Spanish (201-202) in one semester. A Gettysburg College professor of Spanish accompanies the group and teaches two of the courses. Also located at the IUS Center in Seville, this program is popular with Gettysburg students. All students live in a homestay where they take their meals. All students take a set four-course program, which includes two Spanish language classes, literature, and Spanish civilization. Offered during even-numbered years.
Gettysburg in Washington, D.C., through Lutheran College Washington Consortium: Students earn a full semester of academic credit by participating in an internship in Washington (four days per week), two academic courses, community service projects, and program excursions. Students live in fully furnished condominiums located across the Potomac River from Washington-a two-minute ride on the metro system into the city center. Internships are available in virtually any field. A variety of interdisciplinary courses are offered.
Gettysburg in Washington, D.C., through American University: Students earn a full semester of academic credit by participating in an intern-ship in Washington (two days per week), a seminar in a specialized field, and one academic course. All students live in a double room on the Tenley campus of American University and take their meals at the Tenley cafeteria.
Gettysburg Worldwide: These semester programs, offered through the School for International Training (SIT), provide an experiential, field-based approach to learning in more than 60 study locations worldwide. Students can study in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Programs are thematic and interdisciplinary, often including an intensive language component. Students live with families. Most programs culminate in an independent, undergraduate research project investigating a topic of special interest to the student. SIT programs use a field-based approach to provide a genuine cultural immersion, utilizing local resources and networks to examine issues that matter.
Gettysburg at the United Nations through Drew University: This program offers students the opportunity to learn about the UN by being there. Students spend Tuesdays and Thursdays in New York attending presentations. In addition, students take two elective courses at the Drew campus in Madison, New Jersey, and have the option of doing an internship as well. All students live in Drew University residence halls, and take meals on the Drew campus.
Other Off-Campus Opportunities
Consortium Exchange Program:
The academic program is enriched by the College's membership in the Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), consisting of Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges. The Consortium provides opportunities for exchanges by students and faculty. Students may take a single course or enroll at a Consortium College for a semester, or a full year. A course taken at any Consortium College is considered as in-residence credit. Interested students should consult the Registrar.
Lutheran Theological Seminary Exchange:
Gettysburg College students are eligible to take up to four courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, also located in Gettysburg. The Seminary offers course work in biblical studies, historical theological studies, and studies in ministry. Interested students should consult the Registrar.
Wilson College Exchange:
Gettysburg College offers an exchange opportunity with Wilson College, an area college for women, with course offerings that supplement Gettysburg's offerings in communi-cations, women's studies, dance, and other creative arts. Students may take a single course or enroll as a guest student for a semester or a full year.