If you’re feeling bummed that you can’t study abroad this summer, we understand. But that doesn’t mean you don’t still have the opportunity to get an international education right from home. That’s why USAC is offering nine international and cultural studies courses this summer, as part of our Online Global Perspectives Program. Participating in this program will also provide a discount for future USAC specialty program participation.
Over the last several weeks we’ve been talking about our summer 2020 online course options, in case you missed any of those here are links:
We continue to add courses to our offerings so make sure to check our website frequently for updates: Summer 2020 USA Online Course Offerings
Online International and Cultural Studies Courses
Our nine international and cultural studies courses are taught by professors that span across eight countries, which means you can take a course from India and another from Chile. Something that is not available during a traditional study abroad.
Here’s a look at the nine international and cultural studies classes available this summer.
- Caste, Class, and Gender in India (Bengaluru)
- Ethnic Conflict and Diversity in Europe (Lüneburg)
- Italian/International Educational Approaches: Reggio and Montessori (Reggio Emilia)
- LGBTQ+ London (London)
- Latin America and Its Cultures (Heredia)
- Latin American International Relations* (Santiago)
- Peace and Conflict Studies (Chiang Mai)
- Population and Poverty (Bengaluru)
- The Holocaust: Twentieth-Century Jewish Studies (Prague)
You can read the full class descriptions by clicking the links above.
How to Start Online Courses
If you’re ready to get started with online courses, here are a few details to know.
- Deadline to apply: May 25
- Courses start: June 15
- Fees: $985 per course
Am I Eligible?
We welcome applicants who:
- Are at least 18 years old at the time of application
- Have a college or university grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Meet the academic pre-requisites (if any) of their desired course
How Much Does it Cost?
As always, we do our best to make our programs and courses as cost effective as possible. All online courses cost $985 per course.
Program fee includes:
- Tuition and fees
- Access to Office 365 for duration of the course
- Official University Transcript
Estimated additional expenses:
- Textbooks – $50 to $175 per course
USAC is waiving the application fee for 2020-21 to allow students to apply at no financial risk.
When Do Courses Begin?
There are some important application deadlines and course deadlines to know.
|April 20, 2020||Application opens|
|May 25||Application deadline (late applications considered through June 8)|
|N/A||The $500 enrollment confirmation deposit is not required for this program.|
|June 1||Balance Due Deadline|
|June 17||Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)|
|June 8, 2020||Access to online platform becomes available|
|June 15||Online courses begin|
|July 24||Online courses end|
|July 25||Program end date|
Go Global this Summer
Don’t let a summer of no travel mean a summer of no cultural growth. You can still enhance your international education and awareness through online opportunities. Join USAC this summer in our Online Global Perspectives Program.