Skip to main content

Study Abroad with Ivy Tech Community College

Study abroad is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, experience a new culture, and improve your resume. In today’s growing world, students can be prepared to be global citizens through studying abroad. Ivy Tech offers a variety of study abroad options from weeklong trips to full semester experiences, designed to fit student’s individual needs. Check out our international travel and study abroad options to see which is right for you.

Learn more about Ivy Tech International Travel resources and policies by checking out the International Travel Field Guide.
 

Students who elect to participate in study abroad opportunities may also be interested in pursuing the Global Studies Certificate.  This certificate provides students with a global understanding of non-Western cultures, ideas, philosophies, and customs, and an opportunity to develop the basic knowledge, skills, and values that are needed to successfully interact in an interconnected world.  Certificate requirements, and contact information for your campus representative, can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  


East Europe’s Best - Czech Republic and Hungary

May 2023 - Introduction to Philosophy

For more information contact:

Mary Ann Sellars, Ph.D. by phone at 812-429-1459 or by email at msellars2@ivytech.edu.

Program Location:

Czech Republic and Hungary

Tentative Dates:

May 8-29, 2023 (21 days)

Cost: 

$4,450.00 
Cost includes airfare, lodging, 2 meals a day, planned excursions, and 3 hours of college credit.

Program Description:

The Czech Republic and Hungary will offer unique and rich opportunities for students to grow in their appreciation of Eastern European culture and customs. Students will have an opportunity to experience the culture in two Eastern European countries by living in the region for a period of three weeks. Students will visit many of the historical, cultural, philosophical and religious locations associated with this region of Europe. The country of Hungary is often characterized by stunning architecture, unique cuisine, and beautiful folk art.  It is interesting to note that Hungary is home to Europe’s largest synagogue, and the largest medicinal bath. The Czech Republic places a strong emphasize on environmental responsibility, and the country ranks as the 27th most environmentally conscious countries in the world. Edmund Husserl, the father of the philosophical school of phenomenology is often associated with Czech philosophical thought.  This transcendental-idealist philosophy had a huge impact on 20th-century philosophy.

 The uniqueness of Eastern Europe provides an optimal environment to study philosophy since so many philosophical schools have contributed to the region.  Although the focus will be on philosophical thought unique to Eastern Europe, the course will also focus on contributions of thought from other parts of Europe, and the world.  

All students will be required to participate in faculty directed field trips during the Best of East Europe program. 

Course Information:

This program is academic in nature and students will be required to participate in all scheduled classes, and related activities.  Classes will be held on site, and subject-specific assignments and excursions will be required.  

Partnership:

This program is in partnership with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.
(This trip provides a capstone experience for students pursuing the Global Studies Certificate)


June 2023 - Introduction to Sociology

For more information contact:

Scott Powell, PhD
spowell14@ivytech.edu
812-298-2224

Program Location:

Italy

Tentative Dates:

June 2 - 23, 2023

Cost: 

TBD

Applications will be available online beginning October 1, 2022. 

Program Description:

Studying sociology in Italy allows students to begin their study of society in an ideal setting. Living in Italy for a period of three weeks, students will be immersed in the one of the world’s most intriguing and influential cultures. Italy will become our classroom as students experience new social norms, culture, and perspectives.  The program will begin in Rome, the eternal city. Rome is home to some of the world’s most iconic religious and historical developments, including the Vatican and the Roman Empire. Here, we will explore sociological theories, research, and culture while being immersed in the cradle of Western Christian culture and civilization.

Students will also visit Florence. Florence, one of the fashion capitals of the world, will be the background as the course explores sustainable development.  Students will also visit Levanto, the famous seaside resort along the Italian Riviera. Levanto will provide the background in our developing understanding of social movements, gender, race, and stratification. The program will conclude with a return to the eternal city of Rome for the exploration of concepts, such as social change, stratification, race, gender, and socialization.

The coursework will be designed to expand understanding of sociological concepts and theoretical approaches while developing a global perspective and an understanding of global sustainable development. The coursework will help students to understand their experiences through a sociological lens and not take any sociological phenomena for granted. 

Course Information:

This program is academic in nature and students will be required to participate in all scheduled classes, and related activities.  Classes will be held on site, and subject-specific assignments and excursions will be required.  

Partnership:

This program is in partnership with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.
(This trip provides a capstone experience for students pursuing the Global Studies Certificate)