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Summer Global Field Courses

Employers are requiring more from job applicants these days.  Among the additional skills and knowledge being sought is global experience.  In the Global Field Course office in Shafer Hall, Room 101A, we have information on the latest short-term global opportunities available to Eastern students.  You can also visit us at


Here are two examples of Global Field Courses not yet filled that will take place this summer.


Nepal2.jpgPSY 460 - 3 Credits

May 23-June 15, 2011

Total Cost:  approximately $3,000 (not including tuition)


"Comparative Health Psychology" will include a week-long classroom component and a nine-day trip to Nepal. You will visit a hospital, a free health clinic, a shelter, the Ayurvedic clinic, a high school and a psychiatric hospital. Visit Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Dhulikhel and learn about health from a psychological, sociological and educational point of view. For more information, please contact:  Carlos A. Escoto, Ph.D., (860) 465-0263,   or Lauren Pelletier, (860) 465-0207,  


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May 27-June 25, 2011*  

The total cost of the program is approximately $4,000* (the exchange rate between US dollars and European Union Euros is subject to fluctuations), which includes:

·         Roundtrip airfare from Boston to Alicante

·         Room and board with a host family and three meals per day

·         Tuition for up to six credits & required textbooks

·         Intensive courses in language, literature and culture

·         Immersion in Spain's social life, culture and regional customs

·         Guided tours of Alicante and nearby sites

·         No previous knowledge of Spanish is required!

*tentative dates and price, subject to change


This Global Field Course provides an intensive four-week, 20 hours/week program of formal study, and an opportunity to experience total immersion in Spain's social life, culture and regional customs in one of its best Mediterranean provinces.  Alicante is located on a beautiful bay at the center of the Costa Blanca, a major seashore resort with a rich and diverse cultural life.  No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.  Upon arrival in Alicante, students undergo a two-day session of cultural and academic orientation which includes a placement test. Classes are small -- about eight students -- and taught by the faculty at the host institution, Colegio Internacional, Instituto de Estudios Hispanicos.  Departmental approval needed for registration.  There is limited space.


The course that goes with this trip is SPA 365: Selected Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture. For more information, please contact: Lauren Pelletier, (860) 465-0207, or

Agustín Bernal, (860) 465-5273 or (860) 465-4571,  


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Discover the School of Continuing Education at Eastern

If this is your first time visiting this blog, welcome!  When you visit  , you will find many options and resources at the School of Continuing Education.  Here's just a few:

·         Part-time Student Orientation:  This handy web page lets you learn what you will need for success at your convenience and the resources available to you.

·         Off-Campus courses.

·         Online Courses (EasternOnline).

·         On-Campus courses.  To see all courses, visit

·         Thousands of Non-Credit Professional Courses are available online through the School of Continuing Education.  If you're interested, SHRM is available on-ground twice a year.

·         Our advisors are the best.  Not only do they help you get started, they assist every time you ask, right up to graduation day.  Call (860) 465-0206 for an advisement appointment.   Phone advisement appointments are also available. 

·         Other.  We have Global Field Courses from which to choose a short-term study abroad experience.  There's Fast Track (accelerated) courses in several disciplines.  We welcome veterans and currently enlisted military personnel.  We are also a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges serving the Navy. 

    for details.  We invite you to explore and learn about the amazing educational experiences awaiting you at Eastern.   Questions?  Just call (860) 465-0206 or comment in the comment box.   We love hearing from you.

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