Study History Abroad

SPU Study Abroad students in Spain

Centro Fray Luis de Leon at the University of Salamanca

Alberto Ferreiro, coordinator

Spend four, six, or eight weeks in Spain as part of this summer program in Language and History. There is also a History track-only program available. This program is offered in collaboration with the University of Salamanca in Spain and approved by SPU.

The language component allows you to study Spanish at your own level. The program also offers a rich opportunity for travel on weekends to Toledo, Segovia, Avila/Alba de Tormes, La Alberca, Madrid and Aveiro, Portugal. There are also concerts, art exhibits, and numerous historic sites.

Learn more about the Salamanca program.

China Global Seminar

Zhiguo Ye, coordinator

In this global seminar section of UCOR 2000 “The Emergence of the Modern Global System,” you will explore the world history of East-West interaction from China’s perspective. The course will cover key themes of UCOR 2000, including systems of global interaction through ideas, religions, trade, technology, and wars.

Students in the three-week program will visit many Chinese historic sites in Beijing and Wuhan, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Confucius Temple. There are also activities to help students immerse themselves into the local culture and life, such as visiting universities and Christian churches, local food tasting, and theater performances.

Learn more about the China Global Seminar.

The Holocaust in Prague

Rebecca Hughes, coordinator

Spend three weeks learning more about the Holocaust in and around Prague, a city rich in culture and history. During this early fall 5-credit course, HIS 3366, you’ll pass UNESCO World Heritage sites on your way to school, attend class in a 17th century palace, and immerse yourself in student life in one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. Known for its stunning, well-preserved architecture, this Central European city stands as the major cultural and economic center of the Czech Republic. Explore the city’s dynamic history and witness the juxtaposition of traditional and modern.

Learn more about study abroad opportunities through SPU.

Photo of Australian History Museum

Museum Studies

The Museum Studies Track supplements the History major core with coursework that helps you prepare for graduate study and employment in the field of museum studies and public history.