Global Seminars are short-term courses that are led by Saint Anselm faculty in the spring or summer. Those offered during the spring semester combine classroom instruction throughout the semester and an international component in January, spring break, or May. The international component enables you to learn firsthand about the content you have learned in the classroom.

Global Seminars that run during summer school depart during the the first week of summer school's first session and vary in length.

Spring Semester 2020

PH212 Medieval Philosophy in the Netherlands

  • Faculty Directors: Professor Bob Anderson & Professor Josh Tepley, Philosophy Department
  • Class will meet during the spring 2020 semester; international travel to the Netherlands Feb 28 - March 8, 2020

HI387 The Cold War in Cuba

  • Faculty Directors: Professor Matt Masur & Professor Phil Pajakowski, History Department
  • Class will meet during the spring 2020 semester; international travel to Cuba Feb 29 – March 7, 2020
  • Meets Global Engagement core curriculum requirement

FAH 310: Studies in Architecture, Rome: The Eternal City (pending)

  • Faculty Director: Professor Katherine Bentz, Fine Arts Department
  • Class will meet during the spring 2020 semester; international travel to Rome Feb 28 – March 7, 2020
  • Meets Writing Intensive and Citizenship core curriculum requirement

FR 346 (2 credit Spring) and FR 347 (2 credit Summer): Normandy Through the Ages 

  • Faculty Directors: Professor Susanne Rossbach & Professor Rebecca Crisafulli
  • FR 346 will meet during the spring 2020 semester; FR 347 is the international travel to France May 18 – 27, 2020
  • Meets Global Engagement and Aesthetic core curriculum requirement (if enrolled in both classes)

If you have questions, please contact the faculty director for each program.

Course Information

  • NU449: Community & Public Health Nursing Clinical in Costa Rica
    • Course Dates: January 3 - 11, 2020 plus Spring semester class
    • Application & Deposit Deadline: TBD 
    • Program Fee: TBD 
    • Faculty Director: Professor Pamela Preston DNP, RN

    Are you a nursing major and always wanted the opportunity to study abroad? Now is your chance! All rising seniors (class of 2021) can elect to complete the clinic component of NU449 Community/Public Health in Costa Rica in January 2020. If you elect to complete your clinical abroad you will be enrolled in NU 449 during the Spring 2020 semester.

    The focus of this course is community and public health nursing. In class, you will explore the role of the nurse in health promotion and disease prevention in the global theater. The concepts of epidemiology, communicable disease, environmental health, and disaster relief will be discussed. Public health issues such as the global health care environment and work with vulnerable populations will be explored. Socio-cultural influences on health such as immigration, health care access and cost will be addressed from national and global perspectives. Course content will incorporate economic, legal, and ethical perspectives. Clinical placement in Costa Rica will incorporate the concepts addressed in the course and more specifically those related to global health. You will have the ability to provide care to a socioeconomically diverse group and develop cultural competence, awareness and knowledge. You will be assist at clinics in urban communities, urban shanty communities and perform home visits with the local nursing staff.

    Although prior knowledge of Spanish is helpful it is not required. Throughout the duration of the program interpreters will be accompanying the group.

    Important Note: Students need to meet progression requirements, as detailed in the Department of Nursing Handbook, in order to take part in this program. If you do not progress as required you will not be able to travel to Costa Rica and we will not be able to refund any unrecoverable costs associated with the program.

    What's included in the program fee:

    • Group airport pick up and drop office in Costa Rica
    • On-site orientation
    • ISL staff and program support
    • Educational seminars
    • Most meals
    • Accommodations
    • Cultural activities and excursions
    • International health and travel insurance

    What's not included:

    • Airfare: $600 (estimate) - the Office of International Programs will book a group flight and bill students for the actual cost of the flight.
    • Passport fee: $185
    • Spending money

    Payment Schedule:

    • $500 deposit due with application TBD
  • Medieval Philosophy in the Netherlands
    • Course Dates: Feb 28-March 8, 2020 plus spring semester course
    • Application & Deposit Deadline: November 15, 2019
    • Program Fee: $2000 (including airfare)
    • Faculty Directors: Professors Bob Anderson & Josh Tepley

    PH212 Medieval Philosophy is a survey of the major medieval thinkers from Augustine and Anselm to Thomas Aquinas and others. As part of this class you have the opportunity to travel to Nijmegen, Netherlands, home to Radboud University. Throughout the semester, the class will collaborate with Professor Paul Bakker's Medieval Philosophy course at Radboud University. The two courses will be linked online and require students in both classes to engage in philosophical discussion in conjunction with reading assignments and assigned questions.

    During spring break you have the opportunity to study medieval philosophy and its backdrop (the European medieval world) for 10 days in Nijmegen, Netherlands. You will travel to Nijmegen to meet the Radboud University students face-to-face. You will stay in historic Nijmegen, engage in philosophy seminar discussions with the Dutch students, visit museums and medieval sites in the Netherlands and Germany together with your Dutch counterparts, interact socially with your Dutch classmates, and explore Dutch culture by bicycle and train.

    Cultural activities include:

    • Museum Catharijneconvent
    • Noord-Brabants Museum
    • Saint-John's cathedral
    • Soeterbeeck Medieval Collection at the Nijmegen Library
    • Church of Sankt Nikolai
    • Archaeological Park of Xanten
    • Kröller-Müller museum in the national park De Hoge Veluwe
    • Rijksmuseum
    • Anne Frank House
    • Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ("Our Lord in the Attic") Museum

    Eligibility: Students enrolled in PH212 in addition to philosophy and great books majors and minors who  already have taken (or in the future will take) PH212 or PH272.

    Transportation: A group flight will be booked for all program participants. Airfare is included in the program fee. In country transportation will be on trains and coach buses for excursions.

    Housing: Students will stay in a hostel in the central part of Nijmegan and Amsterdam.

    Program Costs:

    •     $2,000

    What's included in the program fee:

    •     Airfare 
    •     Transportation to/from Amsterdam airport
    •     Some meals
    •     Accommodations
    •     Cultural Activities
    •     International health and travel insurance

    What's not included in program fee:

    •     Passport fee: $185
    •     Most meals: $275 (estimate)
    •     Spending money

    Payment Schedule:

    •   $800 deposit due November 15, 2019 with application 
    •   $1200 final payment due January 15, 2020

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  • HI387 The Cold War in Cuba
    • Course Dates: Feb 29-March 7, 2020 plus spring semester course
    • Application & Deposit Deadline: October 15, 2019
    • Program Fee: $3495 (includes airfare)
    • Faculty Directors: Professors Matt Masur & Phil Pajakowski

    HI387 The Cold War examines the Cold War, the international rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted from 1945-1991.  It will explore the origins of the Soviet-American conflict, the two countries' struggle for global influence, and the effects of the Cold War on American and Soviet domestic affairs.  The course will be taught throughout the spring 2020 semester and includes an international component in Cuba over spring break.  

    Trip is open to students not enrolled in HI387, but class enrollees will be given priority placement.  Trip participants do not need to be history majors.  HI 387 fulfills the Global Engagement core curriculum requirement. The program is embedded in a semester long class so the students will receive 4 credits for completing the spring semester course which includes international component in Cuba. 

    Cultural Activities include: 

    • Old Havana
    • Havana Museum and sights
    • Trinidad and the Bay of Pigs
    • Cigar Factory and much more

    What's included: 

    • Housing in Residencia with daily breakfast and dinner 
    • Cuban guest lectures
    • Cultural Activities and Excursions
    • Welcome and Farewell meals
    • Cuba visa and medical insurance

    What's not included in program fee:

    •     Passport fee: $185
    •     Most meals: $275 (estimate)
    •     Spending money

    Payment Schedule:

    •   $550 deposit due October 15, 2019 with application 
    •   $2425 payment due November 22, 2019
    •   $520 final payment due December 10, 2019
  • FAH 310: Studies in Architecture: Rome, The Eternal City
    • Course Dates: Feb 28-March 7, 2020 plus spring semester course
    • Application & Deposit Deadline: October 25, 2019 (priority deadline*)
    • Program Fee: $2610 (including airfare)
    • Faculty Directors: Professor Katherine Bentz

    FAH310 Studies in Architecture: Rome, the Eternal City, is the most significant urban center in the history of Western civilization, serving as a capital of secular and spiritual authority and as a center of arts and culture for three millenia. This course surveys Rome's topography, urbanism, and architecture from its origins to the present day through lectures, class discussions, projects, and visual media. Our primary goal is to study Rome's buildings and history, but our larger objective will be to consider the power and function of cities in general - one of humanity's most important inventions. 

    During spring break you will have a unique opportunity to study the monuments of Rome first-hand, during this week-long Global Seminar.  FAH 310 is open to all majors. The Spring Break trip to Rome is open to students not enrolled in FAH 310, but class enrollees will be given priority placement. This program fulfills the core designations  of Writing Intensive and Citizenship.

    Itinerary includes:

    • St. Peters Basilica and The Vatican Museums
      •    Historical city center (Largo Argentina, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain)
      •    Capitoline Museums 
      •    Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum
      •    Medieval Churches: SM in Trastevere, San Clemente, S Giovanni in Laterano, SM Maggiore 
      •    Chiesa del Gesu, SM della Vittoria, Sant' Andrea al Quirinale, and San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
      •    Galleria Villa Borghese
      •    And More!    

    Program Costs:

    •     $2,610 

    What's included in the program fee:

    •     Airfare 
    •     Transportation to/from Boston Logan 
    •     Some meals, including a pasta-making class
    •     Accommodations
    •     Cultural Activities
    •     International health and travel insurance

    What's not included in program fee:

    •     Passport fee: $185
    •     Most meals: $275 (estimate)
    •     Spending money

    Payment Schedule:

    •   $500 deposit due October 25, 2019 with application [*random selection of three students out of the first ten to deposit will be awarded a $333 travel grant to be applied to final payment]
    •   $2110 final payment due January 15, 2020
  • FR346 & FR347: Normandy Through The Ages
    • Course Dates: May18 - 27, 2020 plus spring semester course
    • Application & Deposit Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
    • Program Fee: $3300 (plus airfare)
    • Faculty Directors: Professors Susanne Rossbach & Rebecca Crisafulli

    FR346 and FR347 are both 2-credit courses that, if students are enrolled in both, will meet the core curriculum designations for Global Engagement and Aesthetic Reasoning. Normandy Through the Ages will feature four major topics that will be introduced in the spring course and developed further during the 10-day trip to France.  Students will be introduced to William the Conqueror and Medieval Normandy through on-site lectures, historical readings and documentaries.  Students will read, analyze, and discuss fiction by Norman writers such as Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, and Maurice Leblanc. Through readings and local faculty lectures, students will be introduced to the Norman impressionist painter Claude Monet and the revolutionary art movement he spearheaded. Finally, through the readings of Robert Paxon and Mary Louise Roberts, students will learn about France’s “annees noires” and the suffering and bravery of Normans during World War II. Both courses are taught in English and open to any major.
    Cultural activities include:
    •    Local Faculty lectures 
    •    Caen castle and Abbaye aux Hommes 
    •    Bayeux with visit to Tapisserie and cathedral 
    •    Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo 
    •    Excursion to the landing beaches of Normandy with guided visit
    •    Rouen with visit to Cathedral
    •    Paris with visit to Musee d’Orsay and Eiffel Tower
    •    Welcome Dinner 
    •    Cooking Class and Farewell Dinner
    Transportation: The Office of International Programs will book a group flight for all program participants. Airfare is in addition  to program fee. In country transportation will be on trains and coach buses for excursions.
    Housing: Students will stay in residence hall in Caen, share hotel room in Paris 
    Program Costs:
    •        $3,300
    What's included in the program fee:
    •        2-credit tuition for FR347 (summer course) 
    •        In-country transportation
    •        Some meals, including a Welcome and Farewell Cooking Class Dinner
    •        Accommodations
    •        Cultural Activities, guides, entrance fees
    •        Saint A’s faculty lectures, guest lectures from local university faculty
    •        International health and travel insurance
    What's not included in the program fee:
    •        Passport fee: $185
    •        Some meals: $275 (estimate)
    •        Spending money
    Payment Schedule:
    •      $500 deposit due February 1, 2020 with application 
    •      $1500 payment on March 10, 2020  
    •      $1000 + airfare (TBD) payment due April 10, 2020