Faculty-Initiated Programs

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Community Health in Oaxaca


This unique service-learning program will provide students with a deep understanding of the social, economic, and cultural factors impacting the health of Mexicans and Mexican im/migrants to the United States.

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Soccer and Rugby in South Africa: A Racial Divide and Future Transformation

This Faculty-Initiated Program will first study the evolution and development of soccer and rugby alongside key events in South African history and society. The backdrop to the course is naturally the contemporary society in South Africa and Cape Town is an ideal location. The program will engage with both sports communities and will spend significant time with executives and players of Cape Town’s premier teams: Ajax (soccer) and Stormers (rugby). This program is targeted towards student-athletes since participants will be able to train at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa throughout the program.  

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Faculty-Initiated Programs Highlights

New Faculty-Initiated Program Locations announced for 2018!


South Africa

Applications deadline: January 14, 2018 - Apply Now!

About Faculty-Initiated Programs

The Bing Overseas Studies Program recognizes the value of study abroad in a variety of forms beyond the established full-quarter programs, consortia and overseas seminars. This section highlights new programs, special collaborations, and unique opportunities.