Engaged Learn World Map

Eastern students, accompanied by faculty mentors, travel the globe to gain practical experience in their chosen majors. Such pre-professional experiences fall within four broad categories of learning: internships (for academic credit); service learning courses (connecting community service to classroom theory) paid co-ops; and undergraduate research. Visit the web pages for these four learning categories to find out more about how Eastern students are finding practical applications for their liberal arts education.

This map provides an opportunity for you to investigate some of our students’ world travels (sometimes they even stay right here in Connecticut!). We hope these photographs and videos give you a sense of the variety of their experiences and the depth of their learning. Enjoy! (Click on these links for more information on study abroad semesters, global field courses, or our global citizenship program.)

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Click on a red dot to explore our students’ world travels.

Arizona

Arizona

Eastern’s Native American Cultural Study program visited Arizona in 2007 to explore and experience Navajo, Hopi, and Yavapai cultures. The study group visited reservations, sacred sites, national historic monuments, historic trading posts, missions, museums, cultural centers, and archaeological sites.
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Australia

Australia

Every two years, Visual Arts Instructor Muriel Miller takes students to Australia to practice their drawing skills. They are joined by biology students from Central Connecticut State University for a unique interdisciplinary experience.
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Belize, Costa Rica, Bahamas

Belize, Costa Rica, Bahamas

For more than 40 years, faculty and students in the Department of Biology have conducted field tropical biology field studies each summer in the Greater Caribbean, including trips to the barrier reefs and rainforests of Belize; San Salvador Island in the Bahamas; Jamaica; Bermuda; and Costa Rica.
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Brazil

Brazil

As part of a three-credit upper level course, Associate Professor of Anthropology Mary Kenny has taken her students on field studies in the state of Paraiba in a northeastern Brazil. Students stay with local families and also study Portuguese while in Brazil.
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China

China

In June 2007, a group of 22 Business Administration, Communication, and History majors from Eastern Connecticut State University, along with their three professors, spent two exciting weeks exploring the People’s Republic of China.
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Cuba

Cuba

From May 19 – 29, 12 Eastern students accompanied Art Professor Gail Gelburd on a global field course in Cuba. They went to the 11th Havana Biennale Festival, visited artists in the city, toured museums, art galleries and art schools, and also journeyed to Cienfuegos where they swam in the Bay of Pigs.
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Ecuador

Ecuador

Margaret Clemente ’13, a sociology major and criminology minor from Wallingford, CT, did a
Center for International Studies internship in Ecuador in spring 2013. Eastern’s Study Abroad Office assisted her in her placement.
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Georgia

Georgia

Since 2000, Earth Science Professor James Hyatt and others have taken students to Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, Georgia, to examine geologic records of massive human-induced erosion.
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Ghana

Ghana

Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury and Bonsu Osei, professor of mathematics and computer science, accompanied two groups of students to Ghana, West Africa, in summer 2009 and again in summer 2010.
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Guatemala

Guatemala

In June 2007, 11 Eastern students traveled to Izabal, Guatemala, to assist in building two homes for well-deserving families. The trip was part of Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program, which focuses on giving participants the opportunity to visit a foreign country while helping those in need.
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Hawaii

Hawaii

Seven Eastern Connecticut State University students, accompanied by Assistant Professor of Theatre j.j. Cobb, traveled to Oahu, HI, from Jan. 1-13, to perform a series of theatrical pieces ranging from scenes to monologues to readings.
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Hungary

Hungary

“The Nazi Aftermath in Central Europe: History, the Media and the Holocaust” was the name of a two-week Global Field Course in Hungary carried out by four Eastern students and Professors Cesar Beltran and Martin Levin May 28-June 11, 2013.
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Ireland

Ireland

In June 2013, 12 Eastern Connecticut State University students accompanied Visual Arts Lecturer Muriel Miller on a trip to coastal Ireland; the Aran Islands; and England’s Lake District National Park, a mountainous region in northwest England known for its lakes, forests and mountains.
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Italy

Italy

In July 2010, Eastern students traveled to Florence, Italy, as part of their studies in fiction and poetry. In July 2011, honors students traveled to several Italian cities to observe and study classic Italian architectural and landscape art.
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Jamaica

Jamaica

Education students accompanied Professor David Stoloff to Jamaica during the January wintersession and spent a week serving as teaching aides at primary and high schools in Jamaica, correcting papers, helping out with lessons and interacting with the students.
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London

London, England

Four academic departments at Eastern Connecticut State University brought students to London during the spring and summer 2014 terms on separate study trips known as “global field courses.”
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Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Business students had the opportunity in May 2013 to participate in a 10-day global field study course held at ESDES School of Business, Université Catholique de Lyon, a top-ranked international business management school in Lyon, France, one of the major academic and cultural centers of Europe.
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Mexico

Mexico

In summer 2007, Professor Jaime Gómez took seven communication students to Mexico to visit Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve and Biology Station in Veracruz, Mexico, operated by the Universidad Nacional de Mexico.
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Poland

Poland

In May 2014, eight students with Eastern Connecticut State University spent two weeks in Poland and Hungary taking a global field course titled “The Nazi Aftermath in Central Europe: History, the Media and the Holocaust.”
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Tahiti

The Middle East

In Israel, they toured Tel Aviv, the Lebanese-Israeli border, the Golan Heights, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. In Jordan, they visited Amman, Petra and the ancient Roman city of Jerash.
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Nepal

Nepal

Nine Eastern students and their professors visited Nepal in June 2011 to learn about East Asian public health systems. They visited with local medical practitioners, toured Kathmandu and other cities, and enjoyed the hospitality of the Nepalese people.
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Paris, France

Paris, France

Students enrolled in the Communication Department’s “International Advertising and PR” course visited British advertising agencies and the BBC as part of a trip to England and France in May to study media from a multi-cultural perspective.
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San Salvador

San Salvador

From May 18-28, Eastern biology students traveled to the Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, the outermost island in the Bahamas, for an 11-day study tour of marine and terrestrial environments.
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sweden

Sweden

In June 2013, six Honors students joined Richard Jones-Bamman, associate professor of music, on a 17-day tour of Sweden. The trip was the culmination of the spring 2013 course, “Nationalism and the Arts,” which explored the impact of art and music in the development of modern Sweden.
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Tahiti

Tahiti

Dr. Joshua Idjadi, assistant professor of biology, and senior biology majors Sarah Solois and David Stein traveled to Moorea, an island 10 miles northwest of Tahiti, to conduct underwater experiments within the coral reefs.
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Turkey

Turkey

Over winter break, 15 students visited Turkey, accompanied by History Professors David Fry and Caitlin Carenen. They visited local artisans as well as toured such archeological sites as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul; a World War I site in Gallipoli; and the Library at Ephesus.
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Uganda

Uganda

Gary Mandelburg ’86 B.G.S., business administration; ’96 M.S., organizational management, is the associate director of facilities compliance at Pfizer Inc. in Groton. In 2005, he spent three months in Uganda, where he served as an advisor at the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) in Kampala.
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Venezuela

Venezuela

CSU Professor of Sociology James W. Russell organized study abroad trips to Venezuela in 2006, 2007 and 2008 to study the ongoing Bolivarian revolution being led by President Hugo Chávez. Students visited and carried out interviews at health clinics, schools, government offices, community radio stations, farms, and cultural centers.
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