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Say so long to summertime sadness and hello to summer study abroad. Faculty-led courses to Oxford, Berlin, and Costa Rica. Plus, information sessions in PLV. Come on, vamanos!

Summer school shouldn’t sound dull. At Pace, you can advance tropical forest ecology in Costa Rica, delve into European business strategy in Berlin, and examine local government in the UK. Just your average summer.

Summer registration starts soon and the Study Abroad office wants you to consider one of these three faculty-led travel courses, where you’ll learn about important topics and get to experience them first-hand.

Costa Rica: BIO302 Tropical Ecosystem Assessment (six credits)
May 21–June 25, 2015
Through this research course, students will examine the differences in, and the relationships between, three specific tropic levels and C and N nutrients within intact and managed tropical lowland forests in Costa Rica that are at risk due to land management and a changing climate. They will begin to characterize the ecosystem effects that various management practices and/or environmental conditions may have on these forests in regions where there have not been sufficient studies. Student projects for this course will have the potential to advance the fields of ecosystem assessment, ecological restoration, tropical forest ecology, and provide new diversity and abundant information for microbial, vegetation, and arthropod communities.

Oxford, England: PAA644 Seminar in Government Management: Local Government in the UK (three credits)
June 28–July 8, 2015
Immerse yourself in the centuries-old world of Oxford, UK, and extend your knowledge. Focus on major policy areas such as government, health care, and social services, while examining public and nonprofit innovations in the United Kingdom. Activities include pre-departure coursework, UK-based meetings, lectures, site visits, and historical and cultural tours. Students will live in on-site dormitories at the University of Oxford that boast several hundred years of history and tradition. Learn from experts who are faculty at the University of Oxford and Oxford-Brookes University and seasoned practitioners from local government and the nonprofit sector.

Berlin, Germany: MGT345/INB670E European Business Strategy (three credits)
July 18–August 15, 2015
Students will have the unique opportunity to learn how business is conducted in Europe by spending four weeks studying and living at the Freie University of Berlin, in Germany. Students will interact with European students and other countries around the world to discuss European issues from a global perspective.

Additional upcoming events in PLV include:

Glasgow Caledonian University (England) info session
Monday, February 2 | 12:10 p.m. | Butcher Suite

University Studies Abroad Consortium info sessions
Tuesday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | Kessel Conference Room A/B

Learn more about Faculty-Led Study Abroad opportunities.