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Short-Term Programs


Travel Courses led by Moravian University Faculty from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Spring Break Travel 2024

Study Abroad short-term travel opportunity with Dr. Claudia Mesa, Professor of Spanish and Dr. Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez, Associate Professor of History.

Travel to Mexico with Dr. Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez and Dr. Claudia Mesa.  Travel dates Spring Break 2024.

Food is an essential part of Mexican identity and culture. This course explores Mexican past and present from the perspective of food and foodways by looking at basic staples as well as how cooking and eating has changed throughout time. During spring break, we will visit the capital city of Oaxaca and nearby communities with a diverse and rich indigenous culture. Our travel experience will allow us to understand and live food and foodways in southern Mexico, but also to reflect upon the role food has in our own lives. 

Application deadline October 15, 2023. 

May Term and Summer Travel 2024

We are excited to share, three study abroad short-term travel opportunities with Dr. Carmen Ferrero, Associate Professor of Spanish, Dr. Jenifer Branton-Desris, Assistant Professor of Practice in French and Professor Lynnet Sánchez, Visiting Instructor of Spanish.

Travel to Spain and Portugal with Dr. Carmen Ferrero. Travel dates May 19 - 26, 2024. 

Travel to Spain and Portugal, two vibrant countries where tradition lives side by side with 21st century technology. This course, taught in English, will explore how Spain and Portugal, two of Europe's oldest cultures that influenced entire continents, formed as nations. This trip traverses central Spain where participants will visit castles, museums, palaces, and cathedrals to explore historical places in Madrid, Segovia, Avila, and Salamanca. In Portugal, students will explore Aveiro and Coimbra.

Application deadline November 15, 2023

Travel to Colombia with Prof. Lynnet Sánchez and Dr. Jenifer Branton-Desris. Travel dates May 11 - 25,2024.     

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. This diversity is seen through its people and their music. This course will be taught in English. We will travel through the northern coast of Colombia on the Caribbean and in the central Andes. We will visit colonial towns, national parks, beaches, the desert, and bustling metropolises. In each of these places you will experience the music of the region.


Application deadline November 15, 2023.

Travel to Quebec & Maine with Dr. Jenifer Branton-Desris and Prof. Lynnet Sánchez. Travel dates May 28 - June 6, 2024. 

Explore two distinct Francophone cultures in Canada and the northeastern United States. As a mandatory part of this Spring II course, we will explore several key areas where the Québécois and the Acadians evolved from early colonial settlements as distinct cultural groups. Led by Dr. Jenifer Branton-Desris and Prof. Lynnet Sánchez, we will visit Nova Scotia and Québec provinces. From hiking to museums; from indigenous relationships to contemporary society; from lobster to poutine, we will discover how the space we are in influences our culture and perceptions of self. 

Application deadline November 15, 2023.  

Please visit Moravian University / Global Education / Short-Term Programs for the complete list of Moravian University Study Abroad travel course led by Moravian University Faculty.