Ambassador Programs provide an opportunity for students to study for shorter periods of time with a group of WSU students at various sites around the world. These programs are led by Wright State faculty members.
A $100 non-refundable application fee is required with all Ambassador Program applications.
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
July 10 - 20, 2014
Students will be watching 5 plays from the 2014 Festival season, tour the world's largest costume warehouse, have access to the backstage workings of the main festival playhouse, participate in the "talk back" sessions following the performances, enjoy the concurrent Stratford Summer Music Festival (including concerts on a moving barge on the Avon River), and meet some of the directors, actors and stage producers that make this festival one of the most celebrated gatherings of dramatic craft and stage innovation.
Summer in Wonderland: Lierary and Linguistic Explorations
July 7 - July 24, 2014
Spend part of your summer in paradise! Stay with host families! Explore the wonders of Costa Rica: cities, villages, beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, museums and much more.
Human Rights in Europe: Issues and Institutions
May 16 - May 28, 2014
London, The Hague, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris. Led by Dr. December Green.
Our class will travel from London, to The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris with an eye for identifying each country's achievements (as well as the challenges it faces) in the promotion of human dignity.
Historical, Cultural & Culinary Enchantment in Paris 9with optional internship in Bordeaux)
May 13 — May 20, 2014 (for optional internship)
May 21 – June 3, 2014 (for Paris)
A Historical, Cultural & Culinary Enchantment in Paris, with optional internship in Bordeaux. Students will learn about French history in the very places where events unfolded.
Global Diversity in Higher Education in France
June 8 - 28, 2014
The program will focus on global diversity in higher education in France and will include visits to universities, museums, and other locations of cultural interest in the Paris area.
Literature & Music in Ireland
May 24 – June 8, 2014
We will spend a week in Dublin, the political and cultural capital, visiting sites of musical, literary and historical interest, including St. Patrick's cathedral, the stunning Trinity College Library, Kilmainham Jail, the Dublin Pro-Cathedral and sites connected with Dublin's greatest writers and with the Easter Rising. Ample time will be available for touring some of Dublin's museums and historical sites and patronizing the city's fabulous shopping districts and many restaurants and pubs.
History & Memory in Italy
May 19 - June 1, 2014
This Ambassador Program in Italy will offer eligible students two weeks in Florence and Rome during Summer Session A. Students will explore area sites of historic and cultural interest. Individual and field study, reflective journals and blogging, and digital photos will contribute to completed projects on return.
Global Information Society: Culture & Technology in Japan
June 30 – July 23, 2014
Come and let's all learn in a FUN way in Japan! The 2014 (Summer B) Ambassador Program to Japan will spend 3.5 weeks (24 days) in various cities in Japan. Students will experience the Japanese culture, language, art, history, nature, economics, business, and advance modern technologies in this amazing country! The program will be filled with sightseeing trips and activities. Most importantly, we will interact with local people and communities to learn the traditions of Japan and the modern information technologies.
Medical Equipment Installation, Training, & Support in the Developing World
May 12 - June 4, 2014
This course provides students with an opportunity to participate in a three-week study of health care facilities and operations in Kaseye, Northern Region, Malawi. In addition to increasing students’ knowledge about health care in developing countries, the class also allows participating students to experience living in an African community.
Leadership Education to Advanced Development
Fall '13 course, travel June 26 – July 16, 2014
Learn about the strides that local South African communities are making to overcome the legacy of apartheid, and contribute by building the capacity of local high school students to assess their communities and plan and implement community improvement projects.
Comparative Social Welfare Policy
July 6 - 19, 2014
Students will learn about the unique political structure of Switzerland compared to the US political system. Particular attention will be given to how both countries provide services to meet the basic human needs of their citizens.
An Educational Emersion into Taiwanese Culture, Education & Industry
July 5 – 31, 2014
Designed for Engineering and Business majors. This three week course provides Engineering and Computer Science majors a chance to cultivate international teamwork experiences as they practice innovative thinking of technology/ business while working in small groups with International students, primarily from Taiwan and China.*
Global Health Service Learning
July 26 – August 16, 2014
Students will pair with other nursing students from MUHAS to visit health clinics in surrounding villages where they will learn first-hand about different perspectives of individual, family and community life; healthcare, and many more aspects of the Tanzanian people.
Edinburgh & London: Global Health Nursing
May 3 - 11, 2014
Aspects of culture, education and licensure as well as political and economic aspects will be introduced to students. Formal and casual observation of lifestyles and health care dynamics in the UK will be contrasted to the preparatory term paper submitted prior to the tour.
Culture, Language, History & Business
May 5 – May 26, 2013
Explore 5 different cities in China; encounter sites of incredible history, absorb its lush nature, visit Shanghai businesses, develop friendships with Chinese students, and improve your language skills.
Polar Perspectives of Munich and Southern Germany
May 12- May 28, 2013
Spend two weeks in Munich and its surrounding areas, including a day trip to Salzburg, Austria. No German language is required, open to all majors. Truly an experience of a lifetime.
Culture and Technology
June 23 - July 17, 2013
Take the trip of a lifetime in Japan. Students will be guests of Okayama University where they will encounter Japanese food, culture, history and people, while also studying technology in this Global Information Society. Open to any student.
An Educational Emersion into Taiwanese Culture, Education, and Industry
July 5 - July 31, 2013
Designed for Engineering and Business majors. This three week course provides Engineering and Computer Science majors a chance to cultivate international teamwork experiences as they practice innovative thinking of technology/ business while working in small groups with International students, primarily from Taiwan and China.
Global Health Service Learning
Enroll Spring Semester
Travel May 17 – June 7, 2013
Students will pair with other nursing students from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (MUHAS) to visit health clinics in surrounding villages where they will learn first-hand about perspectives of individual, family and community life, health care and many more aspects of the Tanzanian people. All majors welcome.
Vive la France!
April 30 – May 15, 2013
Discover Paris, past and present in this incredible French language program that will take you through the magnificent city of lights as well as a day trip to Normandy. Choose to stay an optional 3rd week for an internship in Bordeaux.
History & Culture from a Culinary Perspective
May 9 – May 23, 2013
¡Viva España! Explore the rich history and culture of Spain through its food. Spanish language credit available though no Spanish is required to participate.