By participating in a faculty led program you will be enrolled in and taking credits directly from Embry-Riddle. These opportunities are a great way meet and interact with faculty in a new and interesting way. They also make for a fun way to network with Daytona Beach students when you participate in the same program.
Faculty led programs consist of the following:
There are two main types of faculty led programs currently available to students:
A duration of 4-6 weeks during the summer. Some programs are specifically tailored toward a certain degree program, while others encompass all majors. The entirety of the program takes place abroad.
These are on campus, semester long courses with required travel during winter or summer break. Travel duration is approximately 2 to 3 weeks and is a required course component.
Deadline: Deadlines differ by program. See the application form for specific deadlines.
Health Information Form: Required for travel. Please contact Kelly O'Brien, Ed.D., Director, SAGE for a copy of the Health Information Form.
Cancellation: If you must cancel your participation in one of the ERAU Study Abroad Programs, please submit a Program Cancellation Form. Be aware that if you cancel after a certain date, you will be held responsible and will be charged a cancellation fee of at least $400 (possibly more), depending on the costs incurred on your behalf.
Spring Break March 11 to March 15, 2019
Learn about the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Haiti. Work with Food for the Poor (FFP), a humanitarian aid agency that has operated in Haiti for 30 years. Serve meals to the hungry, play with children at schools and orphanages, visit with elderly at a retirement community and paint a new house for a needy family.
The ERAU fee to participate in this program is $200.00. The receipt for this must be submitted with the application. FFP is charging $1749.00. FFP program fees include lodging (Florida and Port au Prince), round trip flight from Florida to Port au Prince, in-country transportation, security support services, most meals, international emergency insurance. The fee may be higher depending on the cost of airfare at the time of ticketing. It does not include travel from Az. to Fla.
You are also required to complete FFP paperwork. Please submit that paperwork with this application.
The deadline to submit this application and the $200.00 ERAU fee for Haiti Spring Break is Monday, December 3, 2018.
If you intend to raise funds through Champions for the Poor through FFP, we strongly recommend that you have your application in by November 5, 2018. FFP will help you set up a webpage to solicit donations to help cover your costs for this program.
For questions about fundraising with Champions for the Poor, please contact Prof. Avery, AVERYD1@erau.edu.
Food for the Poor (FFP) has four documents (see below). Two are informational for you to keep. Two need to be turned in with this application. FFP has a travel reservation request form. If you want FFP to reserve a flight for you from Phoenix to Florida, please return this form with the appropriate information. If you don’t want FFP to help with flights from Az to Fl., please tick the appropriate box and return to SAGE. FFP will arrange your flights into and out of Haiti from Florida. The other FFP form is a liability and photo authorization form. Please return the FFP forms with this application. If you have any questions about the FFP forms, please contact Prof Dale Avery, AVERYD1@erau.edu.
Professor Dale Avery
Office: B17 room 140
Spring Break March 8 to March 16, 2019
This year, we are excited to announce that Research Abroad will be going to Morocco, the land that mixes Western, Arab, and Barber culture. This is a Daytona hosted program. In the past Prescott students have not had the opportunity to participate because spring break dates have not aligned. This year the dates are the same!
Students who attend the trip, during March 8 - 16, 2019, will have the opportunity to conduct their own research while visiting a Berber community, souks in Marrakech, and the ruins in the medina. They will be exposed to Moroccan history and culture by guided tours and interactions with Moroccans, including a leading expert on Moroccan culture. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to stay with a Moroccan host family and have meals with them. Furthermore, students will see Moroccan natural beauty through a sunset camel ride at an oasis and city life with visits to Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech. Before leaving, students will have pre-workshops before the trip in developing a research question, literature review, and methodology for collecting data while on the trip. As a condition of the scholarship, once students return from the trip, they will be expected to analyze the data and complete a scholarly paper for presentation at Discovery Day.
SAGE and URI PC have available a total of two (2) Travel Grants of $1,500 to help cover the cost of the trip. The decision on who will receive these grants is competitive and will be based on the information supplied in the application.
Completed applications are due no later than 5 pm on Monday 19 November 2018. Application materials include a 1 page essay about why you would like to do Ignite abroad and what you expect to get out of the experience. Another 1 page essay describing your interest in research and your experience in research, is also required. See the application for more information. Also see the tentative itinerary.
The cost of the program from Orlando is $4130.00 per student. This Includes, airfare, most meals, tips, trip cancellation insurance, & all the trip activities. Prescott students would add the cost of getting to and from Orlando. The $1,500 travel grant will help offset these costs.
If you have questions, refer to contacts listed below.
Dr. Kelly O'Brien
Office: B58 room 105
Dr. Anne Boettcher
Office: Library 117
Spring 2019 seminar with required travel May 6 to May 21, 2019
This is the required travel portion for spring 2019 Seminar SIS-395F. You must register for the course and apply to go to Israel.
Dr. Brook Shannon
Office: B17 Rm 118
Summer A: May 11 to June 8, 2019 (approximate dates)
CS395x Data Science for Good
Introduction to data science culminating in projects focused on economic justice, social welfare, environmental sustainability, and human rights.
Topics include the steps in a data science project, how to clean and process data, data visualization, modeling data, curve fitting, and presenting findings.
Laptop required, but software used is free or demo version.
SS399: Overview of Sociology & Culture of LGBTQ+ Communities in Western Europe
LGBTQ+ movements have flourished around the world, they have evolved through the particular contexts in which sexual minorities find themselves. Looking at Western Europe and most specifically Amsterdam, we will look at topics such as LGBTQ+ politics and policy, communities, gender research and trans issues, and gay rights activism, all within a transnational, cross-cultural, and analytic approach.
Dr. Melanie Wilson
Office: Women's and Diversity Office Student Union room 107
Dr. Tim Wilson (Daytona Beach faculty)
Office: Lehman Building 345
Summer A: May 18 to June 28, 2019
PS 250/ PS 219 Physics III
ERG 115/PS 232 Matlab
MA 243: Calc. III
MA 345: Dif. Eq.
ES 20: Statics
AE 201/ ES 206 Fluids (Tech. Elec.)
Dr. Andri Gretarsson
Office: B 76 STEM 231
Dr. Christopher Briggs
Office: AC1 220
Professor Elizabeth Gretarsson
Office: B 76 STEM 132
Dr. Snorri Gudmundsson (Daytona Faculty)
Office: DB-LEHMAN BUILDING 22
Please note that students will be able to apply on-line for the Iceland program in early November.
If you haven't already seen the website for this trip, go check it out:
Feel free to share the link with parents and friends so they can see where you are going!
Summer A: May 11 to June 15, 2019 (approximate dates)
CEC220 Digital Circuit Design (Dr. Almagambetov)
EE223 / EE335 Linear Circuits I / Intro to EE (Dr. Almagambetov)
CEC 450 Real-time Systems (Dr. Siewert)
CEC 495 Intro to Internet of Things (Dr. Siewert)
Dr. Akham Almagambetov
Office: B 72 room 144
Dr. Sam Siewert
Office: B 72 room 145
Summer A: May 25 to June 28, 2019
PSY 401: Psychology of Leadership
PSY/HU 399: International Psychology
The only academic prerequisites are that you have taken PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology), or PSY 222 (Introduction to I/O Psychology) prior to Summer 2019.
Excursions to Luisa Spagnoli Museum
Museum of the Mind, Rome
Free time to explore other parts of Italy
Dr. Erin Bowen
Office: B 74 (AC1) room 260
Dr. Michele Gazica
Office: B 74 (AC1) room 261
Summer A: May 3 to June 8, 2019
The Scottish Highlands has mythical landscapes and enchanting mountains, historical and transfixing castles, beautiful coastlines and windswept islands.
Visit the largest lake in Scotland with its famous Nessie monster. Thriving city life with shopping and cultural eateries, and the wonderful contrast of national nature reserves, woodlands, waterfalls, and majestic rivers.
The trip will include the mythic Isle of Skye, and the most northerly part of the UK, the Shetland Islands, where Scandinavian history and the North Sea meet. Shetland also holds a strong Viking history and archaeological sites.
Travel will also include the vibrant city of Edinburgh, and visits to St. Andrews University, where Prince William and Kate Middleton graduated.
Students will process crime scenes at Robert Gordon University's crime house, and another at a castle near Edinburgh.
A trip to London offers a chance to visit many famous, historical sites, along with a trip to world heritage sites, like the roman baths, in Baths UK, Stonehenge, the photogenic village of Lacock, and Glastonbury.
In 5-weeks students will have a chance to gain 7 credits while seeing so much of Scotland. But more importantly, gain personal connections and friendships for life.
SIS 220 Investigative Methodology and Forensic Science (4 credits)
SIS 342 Interview Techniques and Tactics
Professor Karen Meunier
Office: B 17 room 141
Summer A: May 17 to June 19, 2019
BA 399: Doing Business in Europe
BA 442: Global Marketing
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Camp Nou soccer stadium
Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
Tour of Vatican City
BMW Welt plant
Dr. Tom Drape
Office: B74 (AC1) room 349
Summer A: May 14th to June 13th 2019
Choose one or two
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology
WX399 Mountain Meteorology
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III
PS 299 Introduction to Particle Physics and Relativity
RS 399 Culture, History, & Language of Southern Switzerland
A visit to CERN
Visits to and work with MeteoSwiss
Hands on Research in meteorology or physics
Swiss chocolate, cheese, and pizza!
Take hikes in the Swiss Alps
See beautiful, historical castles
Dr. Curtis James
Office: B74 (AC1) room 233
Dr. Michele Zanolin
Office: B74 (AC1)
Summer A: May 12 to June 22, 2019
Join us as we experience the global power house that is Taiwan--a small island of diverse cultures and breathtaking scenery.
This program is required for Chinese Track students. It is also open to non-Chinese track students.
LCH 207: Geography
LCH208: Chinese Speech
LCH 402: Cross-Cultural Communication
LCH 199/299: Chinese Language
HU/SS 399: Chinese Culture-Taiwan Focus
Fieldtrips to see the oldest colonial fortress in Taiwan, to experience Hakka (indigenous Taiwanese peoples) traditions and culture, to hike in Ali Mountain (Alishan)--tallest mountain in Taiwan, to taste world-famous Alishan tea.
Dr. Hong Zhan
Office: AC1 313
Summer B: July 1 to August 1, 2019
From the ancient Llaqta of the Quechua to the magical Marka of the Aymara, spend July 2019 exploring the heart of South America’s Andean Altiplano while taking Spanish and Latin American studies courses with Peruvian-American Dr. José Ninawanka and American-Bolivian Dr. Thomas Field. You will spent two weeks living and dining with local families in Cusco, Peru, visiting Ollantaytambo and Pisaq and the majestic Machu Picchu citadel. During the second half of this adventure, you’ll be experiencing the cosmopolitan urbanism of the world’s highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia, taking in expansive Andean mountain views from the longest cable-car system in the world, touring the Witches’ Market and the Valley of the Moon, with world-class excursions to the birthplace of the Sun deity Inti on sacred Lake Titicaca and to Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt flat on the planet.
Four courses are available on this study abroad experience, LSP 301 and LSP 302, in addition to two RS/SIS399/599 courses, both of which meet SS, HU, SIS, and MSSIS requirements: “Latin America and the World” and “US Foreign Policy toward Latin America”. By the time you arrive home, you will have gained a greater appreciation for Latin America’s languages, cultures, and histories, not to mention the region’s importance to contemporary international affairs.
LSP 301 - Spanish: Intermediate Grammar and Composition
LSP 302 - Spanish: Intermediate Conversation and Composition
RS/SIS 399/599 - Latin America & the World
RS/SIS 399/599 - US Foreign Policy and the World
Dr. Jose Ninawanka
Dr. Thomas Field
Office: B 17
Summer B: July 6 to August 6, 2019
Interact daily with native Arabic speakers! The Arabic Summer Study Abroad Program in Rabat, Morocco not only offers Arabic language training but also a rich cultural experience by immersing you in an Arab country. Weekly excursions to several historic and cultural sites in Morocco, including Merzouga, the Moroccan Sahara, Tangiers, Casablanca, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakesh will deepen your understanding of the region.
Additional cultural activities, such as guest lectures, roundtable discussions, music and dancing, cooking, Arabic calligraphy, visiting the library and the king’s palace, provide more opportunities to learn about the culture, history, and lifestyle of the Arab world.
LAR 201: Arabic
LAR 202: Arabic
Dr. Tarek Mahmoud
Office: B 74 (AC1) room 308
Summer B: July 1 to July 31, 2019
MA 399: Origamics: Geometry of Paper Folding
MA 399: Hands-on Geometry
RS 399: Japan: History, Culture, Society
Dr. Hisa Tsutsui
Office: B 74 (AC1) Rm. 214
Dr. Tatsunari Watanabe
For more opportunities, check out our Daytona Beach Programs.