Summer 2024 study abroad opportunities

Learn about Summer and J-term study abroad opportunities at our upcoming HWSabroad Short-term Program Information Session.

Short-term Program Information Session: September 7, 2023
Summer 2024 Short-term Programs Application Deadline: October 6, 2023 11:59 p.m.

Need further guidance about which short-term study abroad program is right for you? Setup an advising meeting with CGE Associate Director Colleen Kolb (



Thriving After Trauma: A Biopsychosocial Perspective of Resilience and Mindfulness with Professor Jamie Bodenlos (SUMMER 2024)

Thriving After Trauma explores trauma and the consequences of war in Croatia, a country that experienced devastating conflict in the 1990s. The course will include discussions, with residents as well as local experts, about their experiences of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and marginalization. Through a socio-ecological model lens, we will examine individual, relational, community and societal (political/cultural) factors that affect well-being and health in Croatia. We will meet daily for class instruction to discuss trauma and associated psychological disorders, theories on the stress-health relationship, and principles and concepts related to positive psychology. There also will be daily intentional practice of meditation, yoga, mindful eating, and mindful time in nature as a part of the program. Through reflections and small group analysis, we will work on understanding health and well-being to compare the Croatian and American cultures.

Program brochure page and online application


Social Enterprise in Germany: An East-West Comparison with Professor Craig Talmage (SUMMER 2024)

Social Enterprise in Germany will provide students with an understanding of social enterprise theory and practice with a focus on critical perspectives. Social enterprise is a relatively new concept in Germany, emerging in the 1990s, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The push for understandings of social economy and social enterprise by various entities across Europe have put Germany, especially its cosmopolitan areas, in exciting positions to pursue new forms of enterprise. Germany has a strong opportunity to capitalize on the new generations of entrepreneurs focused on positive social and environmental impact. Partnering with social enterprise incubators called Impact Hubs, this course will undertake critical, applied approaches to teaching students about social enterprise with comparisons between the former east-west divide in Berlin and Germany as a whole.

Program brochure page and online application


Outdoor Education: Theoretical Issues in Outdoor Pursuits with Dean Mapstone in partnership with University of Wales Trinity St. David (SUMMER 2024)

Outdoor Education will be a combination of academic theory and hands-on outdoor activities (including hiking, caving, kayaking, climbing, mine exploration, and coastering) that provide a means for examining a range of academic themes such as sustainability, conservation, changing landscapes, personal and social development, and the duality of risk versus adventure. Students will gain insight into Welsh culture and society through active participation in those activities that are thought to be quintessentially Welsh.

Program brochure page and online application

*Important note for students interested in upcoming short-term Summer 2024 programs: All students interested in HWS short-term or affiliate short-term programs will apply online. Beginning September 7, the Apply Now button will be active on the programs' brochure pages. Check out the list of upcoming short-term program options and deadlines here.


These programs require a dual application process. Students will first apply and be screened through the CGE. Upon acceptance, students will then need to apply directly to the affiliate provider. Each program below has its own deadlines and application procedures.

For more information on HWS summer or J-term affiliate programs and to apply for an affiliate program, please click on the above link(s). These links will direct you to the HWSabroad application portal for all short-term programs. Scroll down to the affiliate section at the bottom and click on the link of the program that you are interested in for more information and to begin the online application process.