Washington, D.C. Study Tours

This upcoming December 6-19, 2020 Living and Learning International is offering a signature study tour in Washington D.C. Aligned with the pressing issues we face in today's society, students will have the opportunity to address topics they are passionate about such as social justice and public health.

Students will enroll in one of the following courses:

Christianity & Social Justice | 3 Credits

Spend two weeks in the United States capitol delving into the complex layers that make up the social justice movements our society strives for today. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., students will engage with politicians, activists, and police enforcement, all on the front lines of various social justice movements. In addition to serving the people of D.C. through outreach opportunities, students will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture and walk through the new Black Lives Matter Plaza. Students will leave this program with a deeper understanding of social justice and advocacy through a Christian lens.

Public Health & Epidemiology | 3 Credits

COVID-19 is a very present reality that altered and impacted the entire world at large. Through this program students will hear from medical health professionals whose work largely impacted the U.S. government's decision making around the pandemic. While in Washington D.C., students will hear from a wide range of voices at the front lines of decision making regarding COVID-19 regulations. Through this experience, students will be able to quantify their sentiments with the actions the U.S. took through the pandemic at a national and global scale.

Dates

December
6-19, 2020

Applications are Open!

Program Professors

“'Justice,' 'injustice,' 'social justice,' 'equality,' and 'fairness' remain in the forefront of many conversations today.  Many Christians are looking to their faith for guidance and steps forward.  This course will explore different perspectives on justice, how faith has informed different individuals' commitment to social justice, and specific case studies on today's issues."

Dr. Gregory Bish

Professor - Christianity & Social Justice

"This unique blended and experiential learning module will allow undergraduate students from various academic majors to learn the foundational principles of public health and epidemiology. Students will travel to Washington D.C. to learn from diverse community members, public health leaders, and international experts, through a case study focused class investigating the spiritual, psychosocial, and public health implications of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic."

Dr. Micah Hughes

Professor - Public Health & Epidemiology

WHAT DOES IT COST?

All participating students will select either the Christianity & Social Justice course OR the Public Health & Epidemiology course. The cost is the same irregardless of the course selected. Each participant is a part of the same group and the course that is selected only affects what you do Monday-Friday during the academic instruction hours.  

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals During Program Events (About 50% of the Program)
  • Lodging on Capitol Hill
  • Program Transportation
  • Dedicated Program Staff
  • Comprehensive Orientation and Debrief
  • Excursions in Washington, D.C.
  • 3 college credits on an official US transcript

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to/from Reagan National Airport (DCA)
  • Meals Outside of Program Events (About 50% of the Program)
  • Personal Expenses or Personal Travel

Program Cost: $2,900

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