Short-Term Programs

Take your studies to a new dimension!

Get outside the classroom and give your educational experiences a global perspective. These exciting short-term programs are created and instructed by Webster faculty, and organized through the Office of Study Abroad.

Check out these upcoming programs, and choose something that matches your academic interests and availability!

College of Arts & Sciences:

Summer 2015

Course GCP Areas Title Instructor Location Course Travel Dates Online
Course Dates
Application Deadline
*ANTH 2890 PNW, ETH Culture + Disease: African Situations and Solutions Dr. Dorothy Kopel & Dr. Anthony Lowstedt Vienna, Austria May 18 -June 26 (Vienna) N/A N/A
*ARHS 2200 ROC, CRI Current Art: Art After Apartheid Dr. Gretchen Simms Vienna, Austria May 18 - June 26 (Vienna) N/A N/A
*ILC 2150 GLBL, INTC Topics in Culture: Know Kenya Dr. Giles Pope Vienna Austria (weeks 1-6) & Kenya (week 7) May 18 - July 3 (Vienna & Kenya) N/A N/A
**LEGL 4605/LEGL 5505 N/A Constitutional and International Issues:
Human Trafficking & Slavery 
(Leiden Legal Studies Program)
The Honorable Noelle Collins Leiden, Netherlands  May 24-30, 2015 (May Term) March 16-May 1 (UNDG)/May 8 (GRAD), 2015 January 30, 2015 (extended)
**LEGL 4602/LEGL 5502 N/A International Criminal Law: A Human Rights Perspective (Leiden Legal Studies Program) Professor Tena Hart Leiden, Netherlands  May 17-23, 2015 (May Term) March 16-May 1 (UNDG)/May 8 (GRAD), 2015 January 30, 2015 (extended)
PHOT 4000 N/A Photo Workshop: Photography in Tuscany Francesco Arese Visconti Florence - Pistoia, Italy May 11 – 24, 2015   February 2015

* Students must enroll in at least 2 courses in the Project Africana cluster. The courses will be taught at the Vienna campus, and the Kenyan international service portion of the program will be taken during the last week of the 8-week program. 

**Students enrolled in both of the Leiden Legal Studies Program courses and who meet other minimum requirements as stated in the FAQ are eligible to receive a Travel Award to cover the round-trip airfare. Please contact OSA for more information!

Spring 2015
Course Title Instructor Location Course Travel Dates Online Course Dates Application Deadline
ILC 2150/ ISTL 2550/ RELG 2200/HIST 2010 Land of the Three Faiths: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in Medieval Spain Kyle Lincoln Madrid and Cordoba, Spain March 7-15, 2015 (Spring Break) February 1 - May 1, 2015 (Spring 2015) December 15, 2014
SCIN 1800 Taos: Living On/Off the Grid Julia Griffey and Alix Henry Taos, New Mexico March 8-13, 2015 (Spring Break) February 2-March 20, 2015 (Spring 2015) December 15, 2014
ILC 2000  Nice, France: Regional Identities Dominique Macaire Nice, France Spring Break March 7, 2015 - March 15, 2015 February 2, 2015 - March 25, 2015 December 15, 2014


Walker School of Business- Global Hybrid Courses:

Course Course 
Instructor Term Travel
 BUSN 9950  Doing Business in Latin America Arnoldo Rodriguez   Spring 2015 March 9 - 13 2015   January 26 - March 20, 2015 January 9, 2015 - new deadline!  San Jose, Costa Rica  FAQ's  Application
ITM  9950 & COAP 3010 Business and Management Issues in Global IT Development Peter Maher & Quinn Shao Spring 2015 March 9 - 13 2015 January 26 - March 20, 2015 January 9, 2015 - new deadline!  Beijing, China FAQ's Application
INTB 9950 Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Local and Global Development Yara DeAndrade Spring 2015 March 9-13, 2015 January 26 - March 20, 2015 January 9, 2015 - new deadline!  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  FAQ's Application
FINC 9950 Commerce in London Debbie Psihountas Summer 2015 July 13 - 17, 2015 May 25 - July 24, 2015 April 25, 2015 London, UK  FAQ'sApplication
HRDV Global Talent Development Anne Browning Summer 2015 July 13 - 17 May 25 - July 24, 2015 April 25, 2015 London, UK  FAQ'sApplication


Webster's Global Commitment

Reflecting Webster University's commitment to global citizenship, students of all majors can choose from a wide variety of short-term courses.  The College of Arts and Sciences offers faculty-led programs focusing on Human Rights, International Law, international languages and cultures and more.

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts offers various faculty-led programs. Many students choose to maximize a full-length study abroad experience by enrolling in a short-term program that takes place while they are already overseas. 

The George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology offers a special award, designated for students who are interested in enhancing their business education by participating in a study abroad opportunity. The Walker International Travel Award, covering up to $1,000 towards students' airfare, was created by a special fund from Ambassador George Herbert Walker. Students who are actively pursuing a degree from the Walker School, and who are enrolled in business or management or technology courses, can take advantage of these opportunities, and apply now!

Questions and Answers

Click on the above links for further description of the courses, and read through the following Questions and Answers for a description of how to apply for these exciting upcoming programs:

How do I apply?

Applications can be downloaded from each individual course page, or be picked up in the Office of Study Abroad. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad by the deadline indicated.

Only complete applications will be accepted.

Will I receive credit for these programs?

Credit is given, and grading is determined by faculty upon your successful completion of all required assignments. Course content is determined by the instructor, and is posted on the individual pages as it is made available.

It is important to remember to register for the course separate from submitting forms to the Office of Study Abroad.

Are accommodations arranged for these programs?

Accommodations are arranged, and will vary by program.

What are my costs?

Costs vary by program, and generally include tuition, airfare, books, meals and housing expenses. There is a Study Abroad Program fee which will provide you with Health Insurance, a Lonely Planet guide book and an International Student Identity Card.