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Upcoming Programs

We are excited to host three different programs for the 2019 study abroad season. Come check out what we'll be up to!

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Costa Rica Spring Medical Program

This spring break, Dr. Patrick Hickey will lead students on his annual service-learning trip, this year to Alajuela, Costa Rica! Students will bring much-needed healthcare to people living in underserved and impoverished areas. They will fly to San José, Costa Rica and spend seven days assisting doctors and nurses with patient histories, diagnoses, and medications. Daily service will be followed by evening classes on medical Spanish, tropical diseases and how to suture or administer injections. There will also be a free day to enjoy Costa Rica and all that it has to offer! Interested students can email Madison Myer at mmyer@email.sc.edu or Colleen Behan at cbehan@email.sc.edu for access to the information session PowerPoint. The application can be found at the following link: https://capstonescholars05.wufoo.com/forms/q1h0scmx1kzlqto/ and is due by October 22nd at noon.

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Ecuador & Galapagos Island Service Maymester

Join Dr. Daniella Cook and Cassie Davis as they serve the Working Boys Center in capital city of Quito, Ecuador. This two-week course will focus on social justice, global poverty, and equity as students help the Working Boys Center achieve its goal of providing education, food, housing, and health care to community members. Additionally, we will spend time enjoying the beauty of Ecuador by exploring the Andes Mountains, the Mindo Cloud Forest and the Galapagos Islands. The following information sessions will be held in our office this fall semester: September 26th, 10:30-11:30am; October 15th, 4:00-5:00pm; October 23rd, 12:30-1:30pm. The application can be found at the following link: https://capstonescholars05.wufoo.com/forms/qk4263u1m9d9tg/

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Greece & Malta Maymester

Join Dr. James Kirylo and Katie Zimmerle as they head off to Greece on this two-week course. Starting in Athens, they will explore the most iconic spots in all of Greece while studying the foundations of western philosophy in education. Next, the group will travel off the beaten path to the neighboring islands of Santorini and Malta to enjoy the beauty of these countries through excursions such as hiking, cave kayaking, and snorkeling, not to mention a sunset donkey ride! The following information sessions will be held in our office this fall semester: September 25th, 3:00-4:00pm; October 10th, 12:00-1:00pm; October 25th, 10:30-11:30am. The application can be found at the following link: https://capstonescholars05.wufoo.com/forms/q12t91xe011j896/