Past Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

In addition to multiple semester and short-term programs at our very own Tuscany Campus, students at the University of New Haven have the option to study at over 400 other locations around the globe. Explore this page and imagine yourself abroad as a part of some of the programs that we've run over the last few years.

Food and Culture of Southeast Asia in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, Winter 2017

AbroadStudents visited four of the ten countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a two-week program that studies the cuisine and culture of these nations. The program explored the interconnections and differences in the food and culture both in academics and through excursions at each location. While earning three credits, students visited famous destinations including Ha Long Bay, Thailand's floating markets, and Malaysia's Twin Towers. 


Tropical Marine Ecology in San Salvador, Bahamas, Summer 2016

AbroadThis two-week course provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn and explore the complex and diverse organisms and ecosystems found in tropical coastal regions. During this three-credit course in San Salvador, Bahamas, students will explore reefs, mangroves, seagrass meadows, hardbottom and sand flat communities by snorkeling, before engaging in a group research project. 


Law and Culture in Aix-en-Provence, France, Winter 2016

AbroadStudents will take six credits and explore French law in relation to culture in French films and French food. In the Law and Culture and French film course, students will discuss a range of legal topics depicted in film, such as immigration and ethics. In the French Food and Law course, students will observe the integration of culture into food as well as consumer protection laws. Students will travel to cities such as Avignon, Beaune, Carcassonne, and Pont du Gard for a full range of French cultural immersion.


Globalization of Sport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Winter 2016

AbroadStudents are offered the opportunity to experience Dominican baseball first hand as they investigate the relationship between Major League Baseball (MLB) and Dominican society in a three credit course. The case of baseball in the Dominican Republic provides insight into the push-pull factors between global industry and local cultures that will prepare students to work and live as conscientious global citizens. Students will live in homestay accommodations with a Dominican family to fully immerse themselves in the culture surrounding them, as well as visit places such as Liga Dominicana and work with Dominican Little Leagues. 


Arabic Language and Culture in Fez, Morocco, Winter 2016

AbroadStudents have a unique opportunity to travel to Morocco to practice their Arabic language skills while living with a Moroccan family. This three credit program invites intermediate level and advanced level Arabic speakers to immerse themselves in Arabic culture and partake in round table discussions with locals and visit cities such as Volubilis and Chefchaouen. Students will also have the chance for extra-curricular activities, such as oriental dancing and calligraphy.


Food & Literature in Paris, France Summer 2015

AbroadThis one-month summer program hosted by the CEA Global Campus in Paris, France is an excellent opportunity for students to study the foods that shape society and the post-colonial literature of former French colonies. In conjunction with class, students will explore Paris and visit sites like the Parisian food markets.


Tropical Marine Ecology in the Bahamas, Summer 2015

abroadThis course provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn and explore the complex and diverse organisms and ecosystems found in tropical coastal regions. During this two week program in San Salvador, Bahamas students will explore reefs, mangroves, seagrass meadows, hardbottom and sand flat communities by snorkeling, before engaging in a group research project. If you would like to know more about the Tropical Marine Biology trip to San Salvador, check out their Summer 2013 daily blog.


Art & Design in Tuscany, Italy, Summer 2015

abroadLearn The Art & Design in Tuscany study abroad program is an interdisciplinary program designed to bring together students from interior design, graphic design and fine arts in a specialized and intensive program. Through this program, students will gain an in-depth cultural and historical understanding of Italian architecture as a frameworks for developing meaningful projects in partnership with the Prato City Council and local artists. 


Food & Wine in Tuscany, Italy, Summer 2015

AbroadCome study at the University of New Haven Tuscany Campus this summer and experience the food, wine & culture of Italy. Earn 6 credits while living and learning immersed in Italian life. Students will take part in weekly trips to the surrounding regions of Prato; South to Montalcino, North to Parma & Reggio, West to Livorno, and East to Pimini & San Marino. Need we say more— come learn with us! 


Henry C. Lee College Study Abroad Programs

AbroadThe Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences offers several short-term study abroad options for its' students. The programs are designed for students to visit criminal justice agencies and take part in sightseeing opportunities in locations such as China, Italy, Poland and Russia. Each of the programs will be hosted by a faculty member of the College. To learn more visit the Henry C. Lee College Study Abroad Programs page. 


International Business Law in London, England, Winter 2015

AbroadThe International Business Law program granted University of New Haven students the chance to spend two weeks studying international law in the area where our own legal roots stem. A legal tour of London and a visit to Parliament gave students a first-hand glimpse into international government and policy.  

Photography and Writing in San Salvador, Bahamas, Winter 2015

AbroadStudents escaped the cold Connecticut winter to spend two weeks studying photography and writing in San Salvador, Bahamas. Led by Professor Robert Rattner and Professor Randall Horton, students were able to apply photographic techniques in a variety of unique field experiences. The program courses were titled Photography in San Salvador, Bahamas and Twice the Story: Creating Narratives with Writing and Photography in San Salvador, Bahamas. 

Food and History in Paris, France, Summer 2014

Abroad"Food is basic to society and culture. Mankind's quest for food influenced society, shaped population growth, expanded commerce, inspired revolutions, and discovered new worlds." 

The Food and History program to Paris, France allowed students to earn credits in two courses titled Food in History and World War I-Passion and Desolation. The history course explored the causes and consequences of World War I in political, social, economic and cultural contexts. The program also included excursions to Versailles, the site of the Battle of Somes, and Meaux WWI Museum. 


Interior Design In Italy, Summer 2014

abroadThe University of New Haven Interior Design students traveled to the University of New Haven Tuscany Campus to explore the art and architecture of the historic Tuscany Region. Students earned three credits in Architectural History & Design in Italy course. Guided architectural tours of the Duomo in Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as an art gallery tour visits allowed for hands-on learning and unmatched experiential education. 


HTM in Tuscany, Italy, Summer 2014

Abroad"Excite your senses through food, art, and fun". This was the headline for the HTM Program in Tuscany, Italy where students indulged their senses in a once-in-a-lifetime Italian experience. Students earned credits in two courses, Wine Appreciation and Cultural Understanding of Food and Cusine, where they were able to immerse themselves in rich cultural traditions. The program also included trips to the Chianti region, northern Bologna, Livorno and San Marino. 

Photography in Iceland, Summer 2013

Abroad"Climbing over the moss covered hill and seeing the water crash down stopped me in my tracks.  Combined with the beauty of the landscape, the sound of the water pouring over the fault line, and the mist that the wind was blowing onto my face, I was just in awe of everything around me.  After a few moments, my photographic mind kicked in and I made my way down the water." - Joe Adams

As part of this program students earned credit in two courses: Creating a Narrative in Images and Words in Iceland and Landscape Photography in Iceland. Two weeks were spent writing a journal and developing a written and visual narrative of the experience. Students closely examined the nature and elements of landscape photography through hands-on teaching techniques. the program included travel throughout Iceland to locations including historic Munadarnes and the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.