Office of International Programs

Spring Break 2019 Field Studies

Immerse yourself in Cuba's culture, head to Japan to study business, go back in time to 16th century Italy, or hit the road to experience Southern Literature in new ways!

Engage with culture and history!

Like these Rollins students in the ruins of Pompeii


  • Application Deadline: November 12, 2018 unless otherwise stated!
  • Applications open in July
  • Find out How to Apply!

LACS 203F: Cuba: Social Awareness and Sustainability

After five classroom meetings in Winter Park to provide academic background and trip orientation Rollins students will visit Havana and its important cultural, historical and political sites, participate in academic conferences focusing on political economy, music, dance, art, urban planning, educational models, among others, and participate in numerous activities with Cubans. Outside of Havana we will visit the eco-tourism community of Las Terrazas, the national park at Topes de Collante, and the cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos. We will participate in community service activities with various educational institutions in La Havana, including an International School and a boarding school for the blind. Upon return we will have one more classroom session as follow-up and to guide the student in their required final project. Itinerary highlights include: Old Havana, the University of Havana, a visit to an urban organic agriculture cooperative, visits to schools, health clinics, and local markets.

  • Program Leaders: Patricia Tomé & Susan Montgomery
  • Student Site Leader: Alexandra Pellegrini
  • Program Location: Cuba
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 09-17, 2019
  • Credits: 2, Letter grade
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-/post-travel meetings/classroom sessions, six blog posts, journaling and reflection on-site, final project
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $3,350
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, health and emergency insurance, airfare and visa, accommodations, two meals per day,on-site transportation and program activities
  • Program Fee Does Not Include:  passport, some meals, tips, personal expenses
  • Visa: Required for US Citizens
  • This program includes travel to locations that may not have ready access to health services. Please contact IP for more information.

MM200H: The Italian Imaginary

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Shakespeare probably never visited Italy, and Byron and Shelley only briefly vacationed there, but these writers' shared love affair with the country is well documented in the combined portfolio of plays, novels and stories that are set there. In this field study to Milan and Venice, we will analyze the ways in which the idea of Italy serves as a projection of the English literary imagination and how that fantasy works to construct indiviudal, communal, and national identities. Activities include archival research at local institutions and visits to museums, cathedrals, historic casions and asylums.

  • Faculty Leaders: Jana Mathews, Emily Russell and Ben Hudson
  • Program Location: Milan and Venice, Italy 
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 8-17, 2019
  • Credits: Part of a 4-credit spring semester course, Letter grade
  • Prerequisites: 100-level rFLA course; course will explore themes of Mysteries and Marvels, but students in any neighborhood are eligible to take the course. Enrollment preference will be given to students who have not yet completed their Humanities (H) rFLA requirement.
  • Course Requirements: 5-6 page pre-travel critical essay, discussion on assigned readings, participation in on-site research projects and small-group critical analysis assignments, on-site reflective writing assignments, 3-4 page post-travel reflective writing assignment, 7-9 page post-travel research paper, post-travel creative project  
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $2200
  • Program Fee Includes: Program administration, health and emergency insurance, airfare, lodging, breakfasts and dinners, on-site transportation, and program activities
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, lunches, personal expenses
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens

BUS390F: Japanese Culture, Society and Business

This experiential learning course focuses on the cultural, economic, societal, and religious challenges and opportunities of doing business internationally through a series of lectures/presentations and immersion activities in Japan.  The course includes visits to companies, educational institutions, religious sites, and cultural events in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo.

Please note that any absences from courses due to this field study are not considered excused absences and students are required to work with their specific faculty to make appropriate arrangements for the absence.  

  • Faculty Leaders: Drs. Christine Jubelt and Richard Lewin
  • Program Location: Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo, Japan 
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 6-17, 2019
  • Credits: 2, Credit/no-credit 
  • Prerequisites: Junior status
  • Course Requirements: Pre-travel meetings and assignments, on-site travel logs and participation, post-travel blogs and presentation, final 10-page paper
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 14-18
  • Tentative Program Fee: $4950
  • Program Fee Includes:  Tuition, program administration, health and emergency insurance, airfare, accommodation, most breakfasts and lunches, on-site transportation and program activities 
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, some meals, transport to/from the airport in Orlando
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens

ENG 426: Southern Lit Road Trip

Get your feet wet in Kate Chopin’s Gulf waters.  Hear the rustling of Jean Toomer’s cane fields.  See the room where Jim Williams shot his lover and the landscapes that inspired Faulkner, O’Connor, and McCullers.  Travel with us through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana to experience the literature of the South.  This semester course begins in January with a field study over spring break.

  • Faculty Leaders: Paul Reich & Matt Forsythe
  • Program Location: Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana 
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 8-16, 2019
  • Credits: Part of a 4-credit spring semester course, letter grade
  • Prerequisites: Instructor consent
  • Course Requirements: Participation in all travel activies and major post-trip research essay, in addition to other spring semester course requirements
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $1880
  • Program Fee Includes: Program administration, accommodation, breakfasts, transportation and program activities
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Most meals (dinner/lunch) and personal expenses

Office of International Programs
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1000 Holt Ave. – 2759
Winter Park, FL 32789

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