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Program Locations

2013 Overseas Seminar Locations


Overseas Seminars are an exciting and rewarding way for short-term study abroad with Stanford University. Taught and led by Stanford faculty, these Overseas Seminars are two-unit classes offered for three weeks during summer. Overseas Seminars are specifically designed to integrate course content and program location. These seminars are designed to provide undergraduate students with alternative study abroad opportunities and locations beyond the BOSP quarter-length program offerings.


For the summer of 2013, BOSP is pleased to offer seminars in Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Madagascar, Republic of Palau, and Wales/UK. NOTE: The specific seminar dates, facilities and activities are subject to change depending on available resources and other operational considerations that may arise for a successful implementation of the seminar.

Seminar Title Location Dates Capacity Faculty Leader(s)
Vienna 1900: Culture, Science and Politics Vienna, Austria August 25 - September 15, 2013 15 students Adrian Daub, Assistant Professor, German Studies

Rio de Janeiro: A Cultural and Political Social History

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 1 - July 21, 2013 15 students Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor, Political Science

Conservation Photography in Costa Rica

Costa Rica August 18 - September 6, 2013 16 students

Susan McConnell, Professor, Biology

Neil Ever Osborne, Associate Member, International League of Conservation Photographers

Minority as Cultural Form in South Asia New Delhi, Bombay & Mumbai, India August 26 - September 16, 2013 15 students Thomas Hansen, Professor, Anthropology

Sangeeta Mediratta, Associate Director, Center for South Asia

Between Heaven and Earth: Exploring Sacred Space in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Israel June 18 - July 7, 2013 15 students Steve Weitzman, Professor, Jewish Culture and Religion

Biological and Cultural Aspects of Island Geography: Madagascar

Madagascar July 1 - July 22, 2013 15 students Robert Siegel, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Corals of Palau: Ecology, the Physical Environment, and Reefs at Risk

Palau June 24 - July 13, 2013 13 students

Rob Dunbar, Professor, Environmental Earth System Science

Steve Monismith, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Theatre Production and Project Management: Managing International Performing Arts

Cardiff Wales, United Kingdom August 27 - September 16, 2013 15 students Michael Ramsaur, Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies


NOTE: The seminar dates indicate the arrival and departures dates in the specific seminar location. The arrival date in the seminar location may not be the same as departure date from the US.  You will probably have to depart the U.S. one day earlier for most of the overseas seminar locations because you will fly overnight. To view a complete description of any seminar, click on the seminar title.