Study abroad

Travel the world with us

As a student in the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions, there are multiple study abroad programs available to you. Each program specializes on a focus area, and those who are interested in participating in these programs are encouraged to visit the ASU Study Abroad website for more information.

INTRODUCING: WATTS STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP!!!

The Watts Study Abroad Scholarship is a brand-new scholarship that was created in order to help encourage students to take advantage of Study Abroad opportunities. This scholarship is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any major within Watts College. Students must be eligible for in-state tuition and have a GPA of 2.8 or above. Preference will be given for first generation students and those with high financial need.

 

To apply, complete the application. For questions about the scholarship, please email jen.bevins@asu.edu

 

Counter - Terrorism in Israel

sponsored by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

This program is located in Jerusalem, Israel and will focus on counter-terrorism. Students will visit facilities and protected environments throughout Israel to learn about the measures the Israelis have taken to deal with terror-related threats and risks. Students will also see how the Israelis have changed security practices and procedures as a result of lessons learned from past terror attacks and what they are doing to prevent future attacks.

This program includes intelligence briefings, on-site visits, and lecture presentations. Students will also experience a cultural component in journeying to one of the most important regions of the world – the Holy Land. Our delegation will tour the Old City of Jerusalem, visit holy sites such as the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulcher as well as venture to the Masada and Dead Sea. 

Academics

Available courses:

  • CRJ 494 Police & International Terrorism: Israel (3)
  • CRJ 494 Etiology of Martyrdom: Israel (3)
  • CRJ 598 Police & International Terrorism: Israel (3)
  • CRJ 598 Etiology of Martyrdom: Israel (3)
  • STS 364 The Science of Detecting Suicide Bombers (3)
  • STS 494 Science, Technology and National Security (3)

ASU: Botswana: Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation in the Okavango Delta

sponsored by the School of Community Resources & Development

Location: Maun, Botswana

Maun: Maun is the tourism capital of Botswana and jumping-off point for adventures into the Okavango Delta. Students will stay in safari rest camps near the Thamalakane River, experience the local culture and prepare to fly into the remote research station in the Delta.

Okavango Delta Field Station: From Maun, we travel to the remote field station deep in the Okavango Delta. The Delta one of the world’s hotspots of biodiversity and a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the largest population of wild elephants in Africa as well as zebras, giraffes, lions, hippos, leopards, cape buffalo, and more. The Delta lies at the end of one of the world’s last large free-flowing rivers and this extensive wetland system is home to diverse water bird populations and vegetation communities. 

Academics

Available courses:

  • CRD 494 Special Topics: River Basin Ecosystem Management (3)
  • SOS 494 Special Topics: River Basin Ecosystem Management (3)
  • CRD 598 Special Topics: River Basin Ecosystem Management (3)
  • SOS 598 Special Topics: River Basin Ecosystem Management (3)

ASU: Behind the Scenes at the 50th Anniversary of the Society for American Baseball Research's (SABR) National Convention

sponsored by the School of Community Resources & Development

Location: Baltimore, MD, United States

Do you love planning events? Working with nonprofit organizations and working hard in a team environment? If so, then this is the trip for you!

The annual Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) convention is open to all baseball fans, and includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world, innovative panel discussions, groundbreaking research presentations and more.

The team that travels to Baltimore, Maryland to participate in this 3-credit experiential learning opportunity in July 2020 will manage all event logistics to include; registration, daily meal service, receptions, board meetings, plenary, panels, breakout sessions, case competition, the trade show, raffle preparation and execution, poster presentations and more. In addition, students will partake in a community service project and tour and work with the host hotel, stadium and other venues in an event management/hospitality role.

Students will learn what it takes to work with venues, vendors, customers, sponsors and non-profit organizations to produce this series of high-quality events. They will feel empowered to make decisions and ensure the event is a successful one! Along the way, we will have a ton of fun while earning academic credit!

Academics

Available courses:

  • PRM 494 Special Topics (3)

ASU: British Roots of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

sponsored by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Location: London, United Kingdom

LONDON: London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. Its museums and galleries contain collections of unparalleled scope, and its theater companies are the finest in the world. In addition, London offers a number of specialized museums relevant to the course, including the Tower of London (a fortress that became a place of imprisonment and execution under the Tudors) and the Clink Prison Museum.

Academics

Available course:

  • CRJ 394 Special Topics: Comparative Criminal Justice between the UK and USA (3)

ASU: NGSC in Peru: Global Impact Lab

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: Lima, Peru

LIMA: Located on the central coast of Peru, Lima is the capital city, the largest city in Peru, the third-largest city in the Americas, and known as the "City of Kings". Here, indigenous Quechua roots, the Inca Empire, and Spanish colonization come together to form a truly unique history. While the local dialect of Spanish is influenced by Castilian colonists, Lima has one of the most diverse populations of people from mestizo, European, indigenous, African, and Asian descent in South America. It also has a vibrant, thriving pride in arts, culture, and culinary excellence.

Academics

Available course:

  • CPP 201 Special Topics: Community Impact Lab (3)

GIE: Eco - Tourism in Baja, Mexico: Can Watching Whales Save the Turtles?

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: La Paz, Mexico

LA PAZ: La Paz is the capital of the state of Baja and the Mexican city with the highest standard of living and safety rating. Its beautiful boardwalk hugs the Sea of Cortez which is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water on the planet, home to more than 900 species of fish, thousands of species of invertebrates, and a wide array of marine mammals like sea lions, dolphins turtles, whales and whale sharks. Jacques Cousteau referred to Sea of Cortez the world’s aquarium.

Academics

Available course:

  • CRD 494 Eco-tourism in Baja, Mexico (1)

GIE: Gender and Criminal Justice in Cross - National Contexts

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: Washington, DC, United States

WASHINGTON, DC: Washington, DC is the epicenter of the United States and the U.S. capital. It is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

Academics

Available course:

  • CRJ 394 Gender and Its Impact on the Criminal Justice Field: A Comparative Study (1)

GIE: NGSC in Peru: Comparative Cross - Sector Collaboration Analysis

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: Lima, Peru

LIMA: The capital of Peru remains rich in vibrant history, while serving as the financial and industrial center of the country. As the second largest city in the Americas, Lima offers indulgences for everyone, whether your interests lie in architecture, politics, history, archeology, service, cuisine, or culture. Located in the Peruvian coastal plain, Lima’s landscape includes beaches, valleys, tropics and desert, with a climate often times cooler than one would expect.

Academics

Available course:

  • CPP 294 NGSC Experiential Learning (1)

GIE: NGSC in Puerto Rico: Cross - Sector Responses to Crisis

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan: Known for its beach fronts, colorful Spanish colonial buildings, centuries-old fortresses and El Yunque tropical rainforest, San Juan offers culture and activities to satisfy everyone’s interests. The capital and largest city in Puerto Rico, it is the countries most important seaport and the center for manufacturing, finance, culture, and tourism on the island

Academics

Available course:

  • CPP 301 Cross - Sector Collaboration (3)

GIE: Pathways to Global Social Work 

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: Sonora, Mexico

Hermosillo: Travel to Hermosillo, Mexico over Spring Break for a service learning opportunity of a lifetime!  You will be exposed to Sonoran culture and learn how social services are developed and provided in this country.  The program will include visits to local community programs , participation in workshops discussing a variety of social work topics, and site visits in the community.  You will be immersed in the culture, history, economy, and people of the region through a partner university, Universidad the Sonora in Hermosillo.

Academics

Available courses:

  • SWU 374 Diversity and Oppression in the Social Work Context
  • SWU 494 Pathways to Global SW  
  • SWG 598 Pathways to Global SW