Each year Ashland University coordinates faculty-led tours to locations all over the world from England to Africa to China. These academic programs allow students to accompany one or more faculty members as they explore a focused topic that uses the destination as the classroom. The price of a tour is generally between $3,000-$4,500. Ashland also coordinates some tours on an annual or bi-annual basis. For tours that are possibly reoccurring, check last year's tours and our upcoming tours.
Here are some examples of past faculty led tours.
India, Summer 2008 “Dauch COBE Study Abroad India Tour”
This faculty led study abroad summer program offered by Dauch College of Business & Economics at Ashland University will enhance students’ global awareness in general and help understand the importance of the key emerging market of India, in particular. This program focuses on the understanding of the concept of globalization, financial deregulation, and cultural characteristics of India. The course offers an opportunity of learning through cultural immersion and direct firsthand observations.
South Africa, Summer 2008
English 338, Great Ideas: “The Literature of Truth and Reconciliation”
The spring semester course focuses on literature depicting the democratization of South Africa from the former apartheid regime-particularly literature about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the effort of South Africans to reach conflict resolution and healing from its former system of institutionalized racism. The South African portion of the course will offer students the chance to hear directly from South Africans of all colors and political persuasions who were involved in the process.
London, Bayeux, Caen, Paris, & Munich, Summer 2008
“Europe in Balance: Winston Churchill & WWII”
This course will examine World War II, the most widespread, costly, and destructive war in the history of the planet. It will cover the origins of the war, the strategies pursued by the participants, and the major events in both the Pacific and European theaters from the 1930s until 1945. Further, it will consider the significance of the war for the history of Europe, Asia, and the United States.
London, Summer 2009
English 217: British Literature
English 217 will consist primarily of dramatic works that span the history of British literature, from Shakespeare to the present day, although poems and novels will also furnish readings for the semester. The works will largely be determined by the Summer 2009 theatre season. We will investigate the history and culture of London and discuss its distinctive character as well as its significance as a cosmopolitan center. In addition to focusing on London itself, we will consider the long-standing theme of the contrast between the manners, customs, and people of the country and those of the city. This will open up conversations throughout the semester, and on the trip itself, about the relationship between nature and civilization, as we think about how country landscapes as well as urban cityscapes help define British identity.
Italy, Spring Break 2009
“Legacy of Peter and Paul in Italy”
This course combines the literary analysis of early Christian and medieval texts with a ten-day study abroad experience in Italy centering on the cities of Florence, Assisi and Rome. Major theological, cultural and social issues within Roman Catholicism are studied by focusing on the legacies of the apostles Paul and Peter. Students will explore the interrelationship between the Roman Catholic Church and Italian culture through their study of ancient texts, their exposure to early Christian and medieval art and their experiences with contemporary religious practices.