Global Experience Furman University History

In the History Department at Furman, we encourage our students to explore the past in a variety of different countries. Our study away programs are designed and led by faculty, ensuring that our students receive a quality education while traveling off-campus.

In recent years, members of the History Department have directed study away programs to China, India, Japan, Southern Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium. There are also study away opportunities within the United States, including programs to Charleston and Gettysburg. We continually develop new study away experiences, such as our May Experience program to First World War sites in Europe. By taking a study away trip, our students gain a new perspective on the cultures and civilizations that have shaped our world.

Travel Study in China GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) and WC (World Cultures) 

Investigation of key events, movements, individuals and ideas in Chinese history. Specific topics and periods to be determined by the instructor in conjunction with the China travel study program. 4 credits. 

Travel Study in Africa GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) and WC (World Cultures) 

Investigation of key events, movements and individuals in a particular region of Africa. Specific topics and periods to be determined by the instructor in conjunction with the Africa travel study program. 4 credits. 

Travel Study in Latin America GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) and WC (World Cultures) 

Investigation of key events, movements and individuals in one or more regions of Latin America. Specific topics and periods determined by the instructor in conjunction with the Latin America travel study program. 4 credits. 

Travel Study in India GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) and WC (World Cultures) 

Focus on interactions between various players in India’s complex political and sociocultural past over the last 500 years. Mughal, British, nationalist, and postcolonial periods are addressed. India as both a product and producer of long- distance trade, migration, power plays, and global influence. 4 credits.

Travel Study in Eastern Europe GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) 

Prerequisite: one History course numbered between 100 and 166 Investigation of key events, movements and individuals that have shaped the history of the region which includes the former Holy Roman Empire, German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires since the later Middle Ages. Specific topics and periods to be determined in conjunction with the Eastern Europe travel study program. 4 credits. 

Travel Study in the Mediterranean GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) 

Prerequisite: one History course numbered between 100 and 166 Investigation of key events, movements and individuals in the Mediterranean region. Specific topics and periods to be determined by the instructor in conjunction with the Mediterranean study away program. 4 credits. 

Travel Study in Lowcountry South Carolina GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) 

Lowcountry South Carolina from precolonial times to present. Topics include Charleston and the Atlantic world before 1820; Gullah culture; southern sectionalism and Civil War; myth, memory and historiography; tension between tradition and rapid change in the twentieth century. 4 credits.

359 Travel Study in the United Kingdom and Ireland GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) 

Investigation of key events, movements and individuals in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Specific topics and periods to be determined by the instructor in conjunction with the United Kingdom and Ireland study abroad program. 4 credits.​

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