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STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2021: Uganda & Rwanda, Cambodia

  • STUDY ABROAD IN RWANDA & UGANDAStudy abroad and gain credits in WGS and Psychology in next summer’s trip to Rwanda and Uganda! Students take two courses examining the psychological, political, and environmental after-effects of periods of violence, turmoil, and conflict. They will witness first-hand the sociocultural and environmental footprints left behind by violence and sustained poverty in developing countries. Students take courses in psychology and African studies, and have the option to take a course for WGS credit titled Negotiating Resources and Gender in Civic Spaces. Program lasts from July-August, 2021. View the attached PDF to learn more! Apply online at Contact program directors Jen Wright ( and Meg Goettsches ( for more details.  


  • STUDY ABROAD IN CAMBODIAStudy abroad during next summer’s trip to Cambodia! Students take two courses (for Psychology or Environmental Studies credit) examining the psychological, political, and environmental after-effects of periods of violence, turmoil, and conflict. Through this program, students explore the pros and cons of international intervention and humanitarian aid, meeting and volunteering iwth organizations working to improve social, political, and environmental conditions (for both humans and other living species – including elephants!) on the ground. Program lasts between May-June 2021. View the attached PDF to learn more! Apply online at Contact program director Jen Wright ( for more details. 

Study Abroad in TRUJILLO, SPAIN!

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Study Abroad in TRUJILLO, SPAIN! – Fall 2020 (September 9-December 4) –

Interested in studying abroad and fulfilling your WGS requirements while you expand your horizons? Study abroad in Trujillo, a thriving center of tourism with a rich historical past! Study with faculty from CofC, become immersed in Spanish language and culture, and live with host families! The fall 2020 Interdisciplinary semester is designed for any student with an interest in History, International Studies, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability, Biology, and WGS! That’s right, you can get WGS credit while studying abroad! 🙂

    • Courses offered:
      • HIST 241: Gender, Race, and Sex in Spain and the Atlantic
      • HIST 252: Women in Europe
      • HIST 341: History of Spain
      • HIST 350: Exploring the Atlantic
      • BIOL 250/453: The Natural History of Spain
    • For more information, see the flyer (below) or contact Dr. Cara Delay ( or Dr. Sandra Slater (



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STUDY ABROAD in RWANDA and UGANDA! – Psychology, African Studies, and WGS are partnering for this incredible study abroad opportunity. July-Mid-August 2019 (exact dates TBD). Students take PSYC 315/AFST 410: Emerging from Violence, and then choose an additional class including the WGST course, Negotiating Resources and Gender in Civic Spaces. You will spend time in Rwanda with the Genocide Memorial Group, working with NGOs, and attending cultural events, before traveling to Uganda and spending several weeks working with local NGOs on socio-political and mental health issues. 

Study Abroad in Trujillo, Spain!

This fall, 2019 CofC will be running a program in Trujillo, Spain that includes courses in Communication (COMM 336-Cross-Cultural Communications) and Political Science (POLI Comparative Gender Politics) that count towards the Women’s and Gender Studies major. There is also a Spanish course in this program,.

Specifically, the professors who will be present are:

  • Dr. Celeste Lacroix, Communications
  • Dr. Kendra Stewart, Political Science
  • Dr. Robert Westerfelhaus, Communications


Trujillo is a long-standing CofC program, making the college an important part of the Trujillo community. If you were to be accepted into the program, you’d be matched up with a local host family, most of which have been hosting CofC students for years. Trujillo (considered one of Spain’s “most romantic” villages) is a small, scenic town filled with local, national, and international history! And, equidistant between Madrid and Lisbon, you will be able to easily travel from there to other locations in Spain and in Europe. 

Please note that you can use whatever financial aid you qualify for during the academic year to cover the costs of the program and tuition. WGS also has funds available to support student opportunities, including study abroad. More information about these funds can be found on this page. These funds are awarded on a rolling basis and, as such, applications are always open.

Please contact Kendra Stewart at or 953-6691 if you have any questions!

Study Abroad in Cuba!

College of Charleston’s study abroad program in Havana, Cuba for Spring 2019 is still open and accepting student applications! Study a broad range of topics in courses (most taught in English, excluding one Spanish class) including WGST 120: Introduction to Women’s Health in the Caribbean. Apply by November 30! 

To apply visit For more information on the application process, please contact Sabrina Prioleau, Study Abroad Program Assistant, Center for International Education,, 843- 953-0441 or Stephanie Leahy, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Center for international Education,, 843-953-7823. Please note that a non-refundable $50 application fee, will be charged to the student’s MyCharleston account once the application has been submitted to, and approved by, the CIE. This fee is included in the program fee of $5,895.

For more information, check out the CUBA SPRING 2019 Flyer.


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