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Short-Term Immersive Experiences


Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Short-term programs combine on-campus study with a trip to another city or country during the next term break.

Imagine topping off a term of intense instruction with a trip to Berlin and Istanbul, or teaching on a Navajo reservation after taking a course in the tribe's history and culture. All this and more can be achieved through Knox's short-term off-campus programs.

Chicago Dance

With a foundation of class work in dance terminology, anatomy, and movement vocabulary, you'll travel to Chicago to participate in daily technique classes at a professional dance training studio. You'll also attend four to six dance concerts and visit the city's art and cultural museums.  -- contact the Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies for current offerings

European Identities

The interdisciplinary European Identities course combines classroom studies with a 17-day trip to Berlin and Istanbul. You'll focus on the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the two cities while exploring neighborhoods, visiting museums, and meeting locals. There are no language requirements, making it a perfect fit if you're interested in history, international politics, or European culture.  -- offered winter break

Knox in New York

Following a seminar course that focuses on European and New York artists and art movements from the early 20th century to the present, participants in Knox in New York travel to New York to visit galleries and museum collections, present a research project, and attend classes and lectures at the Studio School. After returning to campus, you'll resolve a body of work based on your experiences.  -- offered fall term and winter break

London Arts Alive

This program examines the arts in the social and political context of a major urban center through readings, films, and discussion to establish a theoretical foundation that will be investigated in a three-week trip to London. You'll be immersed in seminars, theatre, opera, music, dance, poetry, visual art, architectural and cultural icons, and historic sites. A major project of either traditional or creative scholarship is completed upon your return.  -- offered fall term and winter break

Teaching on the Navajo Reservation

This program begins with the spring term course Culturally Appropriate Teaching -- The Dine, which emphasizes Navajo history and culture. The following summer, you'll travel with professors to Rock Point or Flagstaff, Arizona, to teach for two weeks with Navajo teachers and students in reservation elementary schools. You'll also have the chance to visit other parts of the reservation, interact with Navajo parents and grandparents, and participate in select cultural events.  -- offered in the summer

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