I was given the opportunity to see how my fields of study may be applied in totally new and different ways.  Particularly with Sociology I lived values and phenomena that don't exist in America.

Addie Washington '13, Beloit Senegal Exchange, Spring 2012

Akita International University - Akita, Japan (Ex)

Fall (September-December), spring (April-July).   Language: Japanese and English. Prereqs: 2.5 GPA and 2.5 in Japanese, 2 years college-level Japanese, one or more Japanese area studies courses (e.g. art history, history, politics).  Housing: Dormitory with Japanese students, meal plan.  Details:  Liberal arts education focused on either Global Studies or Global Business.  Residential campus with excellent facilities and Japan’s only 24-hour library.  Japanese language and cultural courses for international students as well as courses with Japanese students taught in English.  Students should use the search our syllabus function on the Global Studies page to look for courses that will apply toward the Beloit College sociology major. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Australia - James Cook University, Townsville (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.8 GPA.  Housing: Dormitories or private apartments.  Details: James Cook's Department of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Sociology studies the dynamics of social and cultural life.  Focuses include participatory research; cultural diversity, heritage & environment; global dynamics, regional interaction & change; and inclusion, exclusion, & justice.   Non-tuition educational expenses: Significantly higher

Australia – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English. Prereqs: 2.5 GPA, 3.0 for internship.  Housing: Dormitories and private apartments. Details The webpages of Macquarie's Department of Sociology contain information on its research focuses and teaching.  The Department of Indigenous Studies offers courses on Indigenous society, culture, and identity in the contemporary world.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher 

Botswana – ACM: University Immersion in Southern Africa, University of Botswana, Gaborone (P)

Spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: c. 3.0 GPA. Previous study of political development and social change, background in field methods recommended.  Housing: Dormitories. Details: Setswana language study, ACM director's course, elective courses at the University of Botswana, credit-bearing community engagement project.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Brazil - ACM: Culture, Community, & Language at PUC-Rio, Rio de Janiero (P)

Fall (August-December) Language: English. Prereqs:  c. 3.0 GPA. Coursework relevant to study in Brazil. Prior Spanish or Portuguese language study at asset. Housing:  Host families. Details: Portuguese, ACM director's course with a focus on Brazilian culture, 4-5 PUC (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro) courses.  Optional independent study project supervised by the ACM director. Volunteering encouraged.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower

Brazil – ACM: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Ex)

Fall, spring  Language: Portuguese.  Prereqs: Advanced level of Spanish.  Housing: Host family or apartment  Details: Students take intensive Portuguese plus two elective courses.  Many course options available, including anthropology of religion, socio-historical developments of contemporary Brazil, and Brazilian folklore.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Denmark – DIS: Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen (P)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous coursework in your chosen program, several programs have additional requirements.  Housing: 5 living options: host family, a kollegium (dormitory), theme-based living/learning communities, Danish roommate in an apartment, folkehøjskole (rural campus with Danish students).  Details: This program enrolls 1,000 students from U.S. colleges and universities each semester.  Courses are taught in English by DIS full-time faculty members as well as adjunct faculty, many of whom are practitioners.  Introductory Danish offered. Students in the sociology track enroll in one of three core courses in cultural diversity & integration, cultural diversity & social capital, or sociology of migration, each of which includes a week-long study tour. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher Note:  The high cost of this program limits the number of Beloit College students who can participate in it.

Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) (Ex)

Fall, spring  Language: Spanish, some courses partly in English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and 3.0 in Spanish, 2 years of college-level  Spanish, enrollment in a Spanish course the semester prior to enrolling. Prior study of Latin American strongly recommended.  Housing: Host family.  Details: Quito in Transition course taught remotely by a Beloit College faculty member encourages critical engagement with Quito.  Full range of humanities, social science, and science courses, some with field study trips.  The Sociology Department offers concentrations in sexuality, clinical sociology, educational sociology, and organizational sociology. Beloit College students are encouraged to enroll in courses taught in Spanish. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same  

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon (D, Ex)

Fall, spring Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous coursework with African content recommended.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details:  Institute of African Studies, anthropology, sociology (including culture and development, traditional Ghanaian social institutions, and social structures of Ghana). Options for health and society students.  Resident director.  Sports and volunteering available. Twi language course highly recommended. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same for exchange; lower for direct.

Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China (Ex)

all, spring Language: English. Prereqs: 2.5 GPA. Previous coursework with an Asian focus. Housing: Dormitory. Details: Hong Kong's only liberal arts university.  CRIS courses can be found in cultural studies and sociology. See the course description list for specifics.  Beloit students are encouraged to take courses with an experiential laering component and/or a focus on Hong Kong. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Ireland - University of Limerick (D) 

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.9 GPA.  Housing Dormitories.  Details: Sociology courses can be taken in combination with a variety of other disciplinesNon-tuition educational expenses: Same

Japan – Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka (Ex)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and 3.0 in Japanese; Beloit requires 2 years college Japanese; previous coursework in Asian history, politics or other related areas.  Housing: Host family (strongly recommended), dormitory.  Details:  International students take Japanese language and area studies courses through the university's Asian Studies Program.  Students should review the program's course offerings to identify courses that will meet sociology requirements.  Scholarships:  See Scholarships page on the OIE Study Abroad website for supports for study in Japan. 

New Zealand – University of Otago, Dunedin (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English.  Prereqs:  3.0 GPA  Housing: Dormitories and private apartments. Details: Sociology offerings include papers (courses) on the sociology of New Zealand, gender, the sociology of sport, and criminal justice.  The Department of Maori Studies offers courses on Maori language, customary lore, history, performing arts, education, and research. Non-educational expenses: Same  

Senegal – Baobab Center, Dakar, Senegal (P)

Spring  Language: French. Prereqs: 5 semesters of college-level French. Coursework with West African focus. Housing: Host family.  Details: Wolof language study, Dakar in Transition (explores trends in society as reflected in the city of Dakar), West African studies. Cultural studies.  Opportunities to learn about public health.  Excursions.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Turkey – Yeditepe University, Istanbul (Ex)

Spring, academic year.  (Students who study at Yeditepe in the fall must remain in Istanbul for exams taking place in early to mid-January.)  Language: English. Prereqs: Studies or research on Turkey. Housing: Dormitory or private apartment. Details: Comprehensive university established in 1996 on a campus on the Asian side of Istanbul.  Information on  sociology faculty is available on this page.  Information on the sociology department and is course offerings can be found here. Elementary Turkish language course available. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

United Kingdom - Lancaster University (D)

Fall 10-week term plus pre-session course, spring (January-June)  Language:  English.  Prereqs: 2.8 GPA and in subjects relevant to your study plan.  Housing: Dormitory, information here.   Details: Fall term students arrive early and choose from 2 courses (each worth 4 semester hours) with field trips and orientation; creative writing courses include a creative writing workshop, short fiction, poetry and writing for the screen. Courses offered in English Literature can be seen here ;Creative Writing courses can be found here Non-tuition educational expenses: higher

United Kingdom-University of Essex, Colchester (D)                                   

Fall, spring    Language: English.  Prereqs: c. 3.0 GPAHousing: Dormitories.  Details The Essex sociology department investigates what "connects people and what divides them" and "explores questions of social justice and equality."  Information on course offerings can be found here. Non-tuition educational expenses: Lower

United Kingdom - University of York  (D)

Fall (one term), spring (two terms)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory. Details:  The University of York's sociology department is highly ranked in the U.K. for its research.  Information on undergraduate sociology programs can be found here.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same in the fall, higher in the spring because of longer residency required for completion of two terms.

United States - ACM: Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice.  Chicago  (P)

Fall, spring  Language:  English.  Prereqs:  Prior engagement with the arts.  Housing:  Dormitory.  Details: Internship, independent study project, 2 seminars, one of which can be Human Rights & Social Justice or Chicago Neighborhoods.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Somewhat higher



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. Higher:  Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. Significantly Higher:  $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

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