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To search through our List of Approved Programs (based on country, courses, opportunities outside the classroom, etc.), click here. To learn about your application process for the term and program you choose, click "How to Apply to Study Abroad" on the sidebar on the right side of this page.

The study abroad programs in this section have been approved for the participation of Butler undergraduate students. Study abroad programs marked “Exchange” indicate opportunities for BU students to enroll directly as international exchange students while exchanging places with a degree-seeking student at a foreign institution. This model provides for an enriching cultural experience and is recommended for students who are prepared to independently engage in a study abroad experience at a foreign institution. Some of these exchange opportunities have been developed by Butler; others are available through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Other programs we offer are run by outside organizations - these programs, 3rd Party Provider programs, are available for American students interested in studying in a specific location. One of these 3rd Party Providers is the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), founded on Butler’s campus in 1988. IFSA is one of the main study abroad program providers for Butler students. While all of IFSA's programs are high quality, only the programs included in this section are part of Butler's approved programs.

An asterisk (*) indicates that there is a language requirement for that program.

Butler Faculty-led Programs—Summer 2018

Faculty-Led summer program registration is now closed. Please check back in the middle of the fall semester for details on the Summer 2019 program opportunities.

The following faculty-led programs will be taking place for the Summer 2018 term. The site will be updated with more information (such as program description, dates, and prices) as it is available. If you have questions, please contact the faculty member directly. Applications deadlines vary by program. Please inquire with the faculty member as early as possible. Most summer groups are fully formed by February 2018.

Undergraduate Summer Programs—2018

  • Butler in Asia Internship Program
    Coordinator Name and Email: Jill McKinney (jsmckinn@butler.edu)
    Locations: Singapore or Shanghai
    Dates: May 14 - June 20, 2018
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Internship credit (TBD within your specific area of study), 3 credits
     
  • Spanish in Costa Rica
    Faculty Names and Emails: Elisa Riester (llucchic@butler.edu) and Liliana Goens (lgoens@butler.edu)Location: San José, Costa Rica
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: SP370 - 3 credits
    A 3-week intensive program to improve your Spanish speaking and listening skills abroad. One-on-one conversation classes according to your level of Spanish (a different tutor each week) and stay with local families and immerse in Costa Rican culture.
     
  • Study Tour of Greece
    Faculty Name and Email: Lynne Kvapil (lkvapil@butler.edu)
    Location: Greece
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: CLA 300 - 6 credits 
    Students travel to Greece to participate in archaeological projects at the Sanctuary of Zeus at ancient Nemea, the Late Bronze Age cemetery at Aidonia, and Petsas House, Mycenae. During the week, students learn about archaeology through hands-on work excavating prehistoric Greek tombs or by working with excavated materials in an archaeological museum. Students live in a small Greek village and are encouraged to be active within the local communities by attending church festivals and other cultural events, like Greek dancing lessons or local soccer matches. On the weekends, students travel to major archaeological sites including Olympia, Corinth, Mycenae, and Tiryns (among others).
     
  • Film and Writing in Ireland and Scotland
    Faculty Names and Emails: Dr. Lee Garver (lgarver@butler.edu) and Dr. Ania Spyra (aspyra@butler.edu)
    Locations: Ireland and Scotland
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
     
  • Religion in Transylvania
    Faculty Name and Email: Dr. James McGrath (jfmcgrat@butler.edu)
    Locations: Translyvania
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
     
  • Leadership and Education in France
    Faculty Names and Emails: Dr. Ena Shelley (eshelley@butler.edu) and Chris Price (cprice@butler.edu)
    Locations: French Riviera, Nice, Provence, Loire Valley, Paris, Versailles, and Normandy, France
    Dates: May 15 - 28, 2018
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: ED409, 3 credits
     
  • Children's Literature
    Faculty Name and Email: Dr. Kelli Esteves (kesteves@butler.edu)
    Location: England and Scotland
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: ED 307/407, 3 credits
     
  • Leadership London
    Faculty Name and Email: Dr. Bill Templeton (wtemplet@butler.edu)
    Location: London, UK
    Dates: May 18 - June 8, 2018
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Elective credit - 3 credits
    Leadership London is an interdisciplinary, discussion-style, site-based course on leadership.  Offered by Butler University since 2009, the course is taught by Butler faculty member Dr. Bill Templeton. It is open to all Butler students regardless of major. Participants will:
    • Learn leadership by studying Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Shakespeare’s Henry V, and British history and literature.

    • Visit Westminster Abbey, Lloyds of London, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

    • Cruise the River Thames, take the Beatles Magical Mystery walking tour… all while living in central London.

For more information, email Dr. Templeton or check out the Leadership London website!

  • Music in Austria
    Faculty Name and Email: Dr. Nick Johnson (ndjohns1@butler.edu)
    Location: Austria
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
     
  • Dance in Poland
    Faculty Name and Email: Marek Cholewa (mcholewa@butler.edu)
    Location: Poland
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
     
  • Theatre in Russia
    Faculty Name and Email: Elaina Artemiev (eartemie@butler.edu)
    Location: Russia
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
  • Mediterranean Diet in Italy
    Faculty Name and Email: Jane Gervasio (jgervasi@butler.edu or call 317-940-6134)
    Location: Florence, Italy and Tuscany region
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: PX 350 and TBD - 3 credits
    This course will discuss the history, cultural, and social influences that have fashioned the Tuscany cuisine (Mediterranean Diet).  Students will experience first-hand the influences of the Italian culture, its food preparation, and geographical region allowing them a better appreciation of the cuisine and why it is what it is today.  Strategies to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into each ones lifestyle will be identified.
  • Media in Germany
    Faculty Names and Emails: Cutler Armstrong (csarmstr@butler.edu) and Carrie Rector (crector@butler.edu)
    Location: Russia
    Dates: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Please inquire with faculty member(s).
     
  • Literary Ireland and Scotland: Identities in Transition
    Faculty Names and Emails: Dr. Ania Spyra (aspyra@butler.edu) or Dr. Lee Garver (lgarver@butler.edu)
    Location: UK (Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, and Edinburgh)
    Dates: May 2018
    Course Offered with Number of Credits: Text & Ideas (TI) - 3 credits
    The Butler University English Department will be offering a two-week, three-credit summer study abroad class in Ireland and Scotland in May 2018. During the course, students will be introduced to the literature and culture of these two countries and highlight issues of nation formation and national identity in the post-Brexit era. Trip highlights include:
    • James Joyce Walking Tour of Dublin  

    • Black Taxi Tour of Belfast and its mural walls

    • Visits to the Newgrange World Historical Site

    • Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland

    • Trainspotting tour of working-class Leith

    • Guided visit to Scotland's brand new Parliament

Butler Faculty-led Programs—Semester

Butler Semester in Spain

Butler University’s Semester in Spain program is offered each fall. Led by a Butler professor who serves as Resident Faculty Director, approximately 20 students spend the semester at the University of Alcalá de Henares.

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Global Adventures in the Liberal Arts

The GALA study abroad program provides up to 20 students the opportunity to spend an entire semester traveling while taking Butler core and elective classes. Taught by Butler professors, the courses blend lectures, discussions, and site-based activities, written assignments, and exams. The location changes each year - the Spring 2018 program took place in the Mediterranean and the Spring 2018 program will take place in the Caribbean.

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Butler University Exchange Programs

 

Australia

Brazil

Belgium

Canada

Chile

China

Ecuador

France

Germany

Hong Kong

Japan

Malaysia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

United Kingdom

England
Ireland
Wales

 

Africa and the Middle East

Botswana

ISEP Exchange

French La Réunion

ISEP Exchange

Israel

IFSA

Morocco

ISEP Exchange

SIT

Namibia

Augsburg College

Rwanda

SIT

South Africa

ISEP Exchange

Arcadia University

SIT

Tanzania

IPSL

United Arab Emirates

ISEP Exchange

Americas and the Caribbean

Argentina

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

Bolivia

ISEP Exchange

Brazil

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Canada

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Chile

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

SIT

Costa Rica

IFSA

Cuba

IFSA

Spanish Studies Abroad

Ecuador

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Mexico

ISEP Exchange

Multiple Countries

Augsburg College

Peru

IFSA

Puerto Rico

ISEP Exchange

Uruguay

ISEP Exchange

Asia and the Pacific

China

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IES Abroad

IFSA

Fiji

ISEP Exchange

Hong Kong

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

India

IFSA

Indonesia

ISEP Exchange

Japan

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Temple University

Korea

ISEP Exchange

Malaysia

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Nepal

SIT

Samoa

SIT

Taiwan

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Thailand

ISEP Exchange

Vietnam

ISEP Exchange

Australia and New Zealand

Australia

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

SIT

New Zealand

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

Continental Europe

Austria

ISEP Exchange

IES Abroad

Belgium

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Bulgaria

ISEP Exchange

Czech Republic

ISEP Exchange

CEA

IFSA

Denmark

ISEP Exchange

Estonia

ISEP Exchange

Finland

ISEP Exchange

France

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IES Abroad

CEA

Germany

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IES Abroad

Greece

IPSL

Hungary

ISEP Exchange

API

Iceland

API

Italy

ISEP Exchange

IES Abroad

IPSL

John Cabot University

Kent State University

IFSA

Latvia

ISEP Exchange

Lithuania

ISEP Exchange

Malta

ISEP Exchange

Netherlands

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IES Abroad

SIT

Portugal

ISEP Exchange

Spain

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

Spanish Studies Abroad

St. Louis University

Sweden

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Switzerland

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

Kent State University

SIT

United Kingdom and Ireland

England

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

LAMDA

Ireland

Butler Exchange

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

IPSL

Scotland

ISEP Exchange

IFSA

Wales

Butler Exchange

IFSA