Program Overview

Location-Based Programs are immersive and rigorous academic experiences. Program sites are carefully selected to enhance course content. The connection between site and course content offers students a rich experiential learning experience. The programs’ interdisciplinary approach help prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century by exploring the interconnectedness of the global community and exposing students to varied perspectives.

Location-Based: Segovia, Spain – International Relations, Spanish Language, and Culture

Location-Based: Rome, Italy – Italian History, Art, Architecture, Language and Culture

Location-Based: Washington, D.C. – Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age and Demystifying Machine Learning: A Python-Based Introduction to Data Science

Course Duration

Rome, Italy and Segovia, Spain – Two weeks

Washington, D.C. – One week

Total Number of Courses Rome, Italy – Two courses Segovia, Spain – Four courses Washington, D.C. – Two courses
Disciplines Covered Science, Technology, International Relations, Spanish, and Italian
Required Instructional Hours Half or full days, depending on the program
Daily Class Meeting Times Courses meet Monday-Friday and meeting times vary by program
Office Hours Schedule contingent on program site
Out of Class Work for Students Students have two hours of homework/project time per night
Teaching Support Based on enrollment numbers, instructors may be eligible for support, including Teaching Associates or Teaching Assistants
Additional Student Interaction Opportunities As these programs are living-learning communities, instructors interact with students in and out of the classroom, for example: during meals and site visits
Instructor and Staff Onboarding Meetings There will be at least three onboarding meetings during which all program staff participate
Professional Development Opportunities
  • Inclusive teaching workshop in the spring
  • Office hours with Program Directors
  • Pre-College summer welcome event in May
Program Director Rosario Navarro

Instructor & Staff Checklist

The following checklist is a combination of course administration logistics and action items that you will need to be familiar with beforeduring, and after your course. Your Program Director and Academic Program Support will be in touch regarding Staff Orientation meetings and On-Site Delivery policies, with email reminders to guide you through key milestones and deadlines.

Before your program starts

  • Program Communication
  • I-9 Verification
  • Staff Orientation and Training
During your program

  • Course Performance Reports
  • Program Blog
  • On-Site Director Responsibilities
After your program ends

  • Grading in Banner
  • Course Performance Reports
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Student Feedback
  • Instructor Feedback
  • On-Site Director Responsibilities

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