Immersive, faculty-led study trips
As an engaged major, Global Development encourages students to learn from and with communities both locally and globally. In addition to the required eight-week internship and required courses designed to prepare students to engage productively with communities and make sense of their experiences, Global Development offers immersive study courses led by our faculty.
Current Fall-Winter Course Offerings
Agriculture & Food Systems of Costa Rica
This course will expose students to the organizations, labor conditions, trade policies, and gender considerations that impact value chains in Costa Rica, with a focus on specialty crop production such as flowers, pineapples, bananas, and coffee.
Spring Course Offerings
Culture, Communities & Development: From Upstate NY to Quito, Ecuador
Working with students, faculty, and community partners from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the course will apply theories of cultural change, intercultural communication, and community empowerment to understand how community change happens in two distinct geographic contexts.