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Learning Abroad

Explore the world around you and enhance your Rutgers–Camden education with our Learning Abroad Program, which integrates international travel into the curriculum. Experience new cultures as you learn during one- to two-week study trips.

Why Learn Abroad?

Through first-hand experiences of cultural life outside the United States, the Learning Abroad Program aims to inspire and inform students, as well as equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive citizens.

Sample Learning Abroad Courses

Our Learning Abroad courses are designed to promote cross-cultural competence, community engagement, global awareness and foreign language study. These courses integrate brief periods of travel with regularly offered courses in our university curriculum. Students interested in a traditional, immersive experience can participate in the university’s study abroad program over the summer, a semester or an entire year.

Doing Business in South Africa

Travel to South Africa to learn about management and marketing practices in this region over 12 days. Trip highlights include visits with top executives at businesses and government entities such as Pick N Pay, Port of Cape Town, Johnson & Johnson, and Vodafone; visits to historical and cultural sites such as Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope and the Apartheid Museum; and a visit to Kruger National Park.

Community Service, Social Change and Knowledge of Place

In this course, students will meet with NGO executives, principals of public education and community leaders in South Africa to engage in dialogue and shared experience on topics of racism and poverty, global and regional identities, and environmental/climate change. We will build shared experience through community activities with local NGOs, connect with teachers and students in their classrooms and schools, and visit key cultural places.

Constitutional Law in South Africa

This course introduces students to South African Constitutional Law. The course begins with an introduction to the history of South Africa (as it relates to the development of the country’s Constitution) and to the jurisprudence of the country’s Constitutional Court. The course narrows in on the theme of health and human rights. We will also explore the top of Table Mountain, visit the Apartheid Museum, spend a day in wine country, experience a Township tour, go on safari and more.

Neighborhood Change, Social Movements and the Arts in Germany: Urban Navigation and Global Citizenship

What does it mean to be an urban navigator and global citizen? This course will answer those questions by exploring urban change in Germany. Over 15 days, we will focus on the impact of urban change on the neighborhoods, the economy, the people, and the many forms of resistance throughout the country.

Comparative Criminal Justice in England and Ireland

This course is designed to teach students about the similarities and differences between the United States and other countries regarding the entire criminal justice system. Students will see different court processes; speak to police officers, judges and other criminal justice officials; and tour various jails, castles, museums and other related places across Belfast, Dublin, London and Cardiff.

International Perspectives of Forensic Science in England

This course aims to introduce the history and evolution of forensic science, significant cases and the framework of international standards within forensic science. The on-campus portion of this course will introduce students to key historical figures and milestones within forensic science. We will examine the similarities and differences between the British and American legal systems as they pertain to forensic science and how these systems regulate and maintain standards within the profession.

Biodiversity, Natural History and Conservation of Patagonia

This course will immerse students in a holistic learning experience on the natural history of coastal Patagonia. It will cover fundamental processes that explain the origin, patterns and evolution of its biological diversity, as well as its present conservation challenges. It will help students to develop scientific skills by combining theoretical concepts with field activities that will take place within a wildlife refuge located in the Province of Chubut, Argentina.

Psychology of Eating in Italy

Italy is an obvious destination to pursue an understanding of the cultural influences on eating behaviors, because Italian culture focuses on food so heavily. However, the rates of obesity are much lower abroad than in the U.S. It’s believed that this is due to the different approach to eating adopted by most European countries. In particular, a focus on the enjoyment of food and food as ritual and tradition keep food from being a source of angst to the extent that it is in countries such as the U.S.

Women in Paris: Past and Present

Study fascinating women in Paris by exploring castles, museums, art studios, prisons, and cathedrals.  Students will learn about Heloise, the medieval French nun; Marie Antoinette, the doomed French queen; Camille Claudel, the French sculptor who spent the last 40 years of her life in an asylum; Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize winner; Olympe de Gouges, who wrote the “Declaration of the Rights of Women” in 1791; and American women such as Mary Cassatt and Josephine Baker who adopted Paris as their home.