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Short-Term Summer Faculty-Led Programs

Short-Term Summer Faculty Led Programs

Davenport University's faculty-led short-term study abroad 2016 programs will take place during the Spring Summer Semester which starts in May 2016. Click on the links to see the exciting opportunities for programs that connect to your major and career goals. Once you have an idea of the program and places that you would like to experience, complete the common application at the bottom of this page and send it as an e-mail attachment to Dr. Stephen Snyder,

Also, visit this page periodically to check for updates.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the appropriate program director noted on each link, or e-mail Dr. Stephen Snyder, Director of Global Programs,; or call 616-871-6176 between 8AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday; or stop by the Global Programs Office , Room 218 at the W.A. Lettinga Campus, in Grand Rapids. We look forward to talking with you!


The application deadline has now passed for

Spring/ Summer Semester 2016 Short Term Programs

Please contact Dr. Snyder ( or the appropriate program director immediately to explore the limited possibility for late enrollment in the following programs

Costa Rica, China, European Business, or Exploring Global Business,  

Costa Rica

Spanish Language Immersion Program
Spring Summer Semester 2016, travel dates May 21 to June 13
  • Live with host families
  • Urban living in San Jose for 1 week and final 2 weeks in Manuel Antonio
  • Service learning experience
  • Medical & Business Spanish classes available


San Jose, Costa Rica


China in the Age of Transformation: Business, Culture & Society
Spring Summer Semester 2016, travel dates May 9 to June 11 
  • Private room and meals at Ningbo University
  • Field trips to places of cultural and historical importance  
  • Visits to international and Chinese businesses
  • Excursion to Shanghai
  • Excursion to Beijing


European Business and Culture

Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France  

Spring Summer Semester 2016, travel dates June 4 to June 24

  • Locations: Munich, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Brussels, Amsterdam
  • International business visits, including: BMW Car IT, Dow Chenical, Steelcase, Bloemenveilingen, Van Orrd NV.
  • Bi-lingual Guides
  • Important cultural sites, including: Anne Frank House, European Parliament, Dachau concentration camp, Heidelberg Castle.


European Scenery


African and Emerging Global Economies
This program is closed for Spring Summer Semester 2016.
Information for 2017 will be posted in Fall Semester 2016. 
We anticipate that program will be similar to the description here.
  • Travel with DU Faculty, Dr. Nyambane and Dr. Mwenda, both Kenyan nationals 
  • Visit the urban capitol of Nairobi
  • Safari to the Maasai Mara Natural reserve
  • Visit flower farms and tea plantations
  • Communicate in English as the official language


Exploring Global Business 

Ireland, France & Spain 
Sports Management, Project Management, and Leadership
Spring Summer Semester 2016, travel dates May 16 to June 5
  • Locations: Dublin, Paris and Barcelona
  • Learn to live and work in a global context
  • Leadership and Project Management Oriented Company Tours
  • Barcelona Gobal Sports Management
  • Olympic Facilites
  • Visit world famous cultural sites, including:
    • The 1992 Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
    • Louvre Museum, Paris 
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Notre Dame
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Roman Ruins Tarragona, Spain



England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands
Comparative Legal Studies -
Paralegal & pre-law students
Business Law graduate and undergraduate students
This program is closed for Spring Summer Semester 2016.
Information for 2017 will be posted in Fall Semester 2016. 
We anticipate that program will be similar to the description here.
  • Locations: London, Strasbourg, Brussels, Amsterdam, The Hague
  • Room & Board at Regent's College in London
  • Ten days in London meeting legal and business professions, observing trials and visiting sites of legal significance such as the Tower of London, PArliament, Westminister Abby and the Supreme Court of the UK.
  • Study European law and business in Brussels and Strasbourg
  • Visit the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands.
  • Cultural excursions in England, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands

Late Entrant Application: