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 this application and submit it along with a 750 word essay about what you hope to get out of your Study Abroad experience to UCENT Suite 780 or jen.bevins@asu.edu.

Applications are *DUE MARCH 6th* A committee will review the applications and will notify awardees on March 8th.

 

For questions about the scholarship or to submit application materials, 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. This 14-day program focuses on counter-terrorism, intelligence-gathering, suicide bomber interdiction, and jihadism. 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: 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 Costa Rica: Migration, Human Rights and Community

sponsored by the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

SAN JOSÉ: San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. In San Jose, we will get acclimated to our destination and engage in lectures about the socio-political climate in Nicaragua and its impact on Costa Rica, particularly the issue of migration, refugees, and university students who are now in exile, labeled “terrorists” for their protests of the government in Nicaragua in April 2018. We will have university dialogues to gain a better perspective of the work being done as well as the social issues and discuss the comparisons and differences we see in our own communities.

Ortega and Bolson: With a population of about 5,000 habitants, Ortega and Bolson are two small towns located in the Guanacaste region, about 98 miles northwest of San Jose. For our service project, we are going off the beaten path to these small rural communities. This is a perfect location to learn about the true culture, history, economy and people of the Guanacaste region as well as the many social and cultural intersections between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. This opportunity allows students to be immersed in a small community and integrate into the fabric of their daily lives. The two communities are surrounded by sugar plantations, the primary economic activity, and where many Nicaraguan migrants work as seasonal laborers. In addition, the towns are near the Rio Tempisque and Palo Verde National park and many of the residents work in tourism on the river, as park guards, or in conservation efforts. Visits to the sugarcane plantations and discussions with workers provide a unique opportunity to gain a heightened awareness of farm labor workers and migrant issues/abuses. We will work with children’s groups, youth and adolescents, women, and the elderly population. Community members and Viva Nicaragua! The center will give talks about Nicaragua and Costa Rica relations and Guanacaste. Prior to our trip, we will have discussions about the service work, as travelers will be asked to prepare activities prior to our arrival. Local guides will take us on a boat tour of the Rio Tempisque, we will visit sugarcane plantations and talk with Nicaraguan workers, make tortillas with a local family, and learn about the customs, dance, music and the community’s indigenous Chorotega and Spanish roots.

Playa Hermosa: This beach is located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. It is a popular beach where visitors can indulge in swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. We will end the week at this local beach to unwind and reflect on the week’s learning. In addition to our service and full cultural immersion. There is a lot of opportunities to practice Spanish and enjoy the beautiful wildlife including monkeys, macaws, alligators, and iguanas!

Academics

Available course:

  • SWU 374 Diversity and Oppression in the Social Work Context (3)