In the summer of 2020, Centre is offering several options for study around the world. As we do each summer, we offer a program in Strasbourg that runs for three weeks immediately following Commencement. Other summer 2020 abroad options include the popular program in Barbados.


Summer 2020 Programs


Forming Modern Alsatian Identity HUM 269

Students are introduced to Strasbourg, Alsace, France, and Germany (just across the Rhine River) while living in Centre's Strasbourg apartments and exploring the city and region. 

 Apply by Feb. 11 to Karen Ryan in the Center for Global Citizenship. The cost of the course, room and board and outings is $1800, this does not include the airfare, students are responsible for that. $500 non-refundable payment due by March. 11,  and the remaining $1300 due by May 1.



Research in Primate Behavior (BNS 450)
May 31 - June 21 2020
This course offers students the opportunity to study feral monkeys in their natural habitat. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the behavior of green monkeys; develop proficiency in the methods and data analysis techniques commonly used in field research; gain an appreciation for the rich culture, history, and ecology of Barbados, especially as each relates to green monkeys; and identify ways to improve or sustain the deteriorating natural habitat of the green monkeys. Throughout the course, students will conduct field observations of the monkeys during the day and review book chapters and articles as the basis for discussion during class meetings. After familiarizing themselves with the behavior of the monkeys, students will develop a research question, collect appropriate behavioral data, conduct statistical analyses, and present their findings. No pre-requisites. Directed by Profs. Melissa Burns-Cusato and Brian Cusato. For more information, see one of the directors. Applications due to the directors  Feb. 11th; $500 deposit due Wednesday, March 2st, the balance is due Wednesday, April 6. Estimated cost: $3300 (does not include airfare). APPLICATIONS DUE February 11th, 2020.

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The excavation at Horvat Kur - This course is led by Dr. Byron McCane ( 

Led by Centre’s Professors Dr. Willie Costley Professor of Spanish and Eva Cadavid Professor of Philosophy 

Dates: 28 May - 24 June, 2020

Challenging academic experience with travel through breathtaking scenery, immense biodiversity, culturally immersive homestays, and a variety of unique excursions. Begins at Arenal Volcano and ends in the capital of San José. students live with local families in the small towns of La Paz de San Ramón and San Marcos de Tarrazú  and visit Corcovado National Park along the country's Pacific coast.


Orientation: Mandatory orientation  April 18 in Bowling Green, KY.  For more information and to apply go to this  website 


Cost: $3,725 plus Airfare


The deadline for applications is February 15, 2020, but there is a $100 discount if you apply by December 1, 2019.
The KIIS summer program in Salzburg, Austria offers you a unique opportunity to study, practice, and study the performing arts in this beautiful European city. Birthplace of Mozart and home to the world-famous Mozarteum, Salzburg has long been renowned as an international and historical performing arts center. Salzburg also is a city of stunning architecture. founded in the 8th Century, Salzburg displays evidence of Roman culture, the Middle Ages (notably the Festung), and a wonderfully-preserved Baroque buildings. Situated on the banks of the Salzach River, nestled near the Alps, home to three universities, and filled with hospitable people, Salzburg indeed is a magical city. The program also includes a day trip to Munich and an overnight excursion to Vienna. Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic experience with travel through breathtaking scenery, immense biodiversity, culturally immersive homestays, and a variety of unique excursions. 

Language Requirement: None for Anthropology courses. Optional, upper-level Spanish Topics courses. Cost $4495 plus airfare.

Orientation : Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, Ky.
Director is Centre's Dr. Johann Van Niekerk For more information go to

The J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Course during summer 2020 Led by Dr. Genny Ballard. 

During this 21-day course, students will study both on the Caribbean coast as well as in the coffee regions of Colombia. Students will stay in homes and hostels as they interact with Colombian university students in Barranquilla, famous for Carnival, this is a modern coastal city with high-rises. And Manizales, a city in the mountainous coffee-growing region of western Colombia. It’s known for its cultural events, steep streets and views.

We will also go to Cartagena de Indias, a historic city of preserved beauty lying within an impressive centuries-old colonial stone wall. Cartagena's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, museums, massive churches and leafy plazas.

Students in this course will spend time in Tayrona National Park which is a magical slice of Colombia's Caribbean coast, with stunning stretches of golden sandy beach backed by coconut palms and thick rainforest. Behind it all rise the steep hillsides of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world's highest coastal mountain range. Apply directly with Dr. Ballard ( June 5-26 $1200 (this course is subsidized by the J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Award.


Dates: June 5- June 26 Applications due by Jan 3, 2020.

Cost $1200 (this course is subsidized by the J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Award).