Study Abroad Programs

WPU Summer Study Abroad Archaeological Field School    

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Dates: June 26 to July 25, 2015    

Costs: $3,472 (due May 1st) which includes: accommodations, meals, additional site supervision, Rousay transport, etc. for 4 weeks.  Tuition and airfare are additional costs.

Details: Since 2009, the Gateway to the Atlantic International Archaeological Field School has served as a focal point for interdisciplinary, cooperative research and teaching by archaeologists and scientists from the United Kingdom and North America. The course aims to encourage students to develop research interests in the North Atlantic, and to promote and facilitate research by helping students make contacts with relevant researchers. Please see flyer below for full details and directions to apply.

Eligibility: US enrolment is limited. Graduates and Undergraduates are welcome. Acceptance based on first-come, first-serve & commitment.


Human Ecodynamics – past, present, future

We can use the results of our studies to aid in present issues of Sustainability. Humans have faced climate change and rising sea levels in the past, and we can learn from their responses to such changes. Understanding how they adapted and got through the hard times will help us make sustainable choices for our future.

The course provides:

  • archaeological survey, excavation, and sampling
  • basic recording & post-excavation processing
  • instruction in North Atlantic archaeology from the Neolithic to the Norse period.
  • lectures by experts in N. Atlantic archaeology
  • excursions to regional sites and museums
  • instructors with many years of teaching, excavation, and post-excavation experience in the North Atlantic Region.

Contact: Dr. Ruth Maher at




Earn 6 Graduate/Undergraduate Credits in the

16th Annual WPU Summer Program at St. Edmund’s College,

Cambridge University

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Dates:July 19 – August 10, 2015    

Costs: Room (single) & Meals (daily) = $1700    Airfare – (approx.) $1000  WPU Tuition – 6 credits (Graduate or Undergraduate)

Details: St. Edmund’s College is one of 6 graduate colleges at Cambridge University, England and includes students from over 75 nations. Participants have one week of online readings in the U.S., prior to 3 weeks of lectures in the U.K. Assessment includes short discussion papers & final essay exams. (No pre-reqs!)

Deposits:  ($1700 cashiers check made out to WPU – covers room and daily meals) will be accepted until April 15, 2015 or the program is filled, whichever comes first.

Eligibility: Participants must have completed their freshman year of college and possess a 2.5 gpa. ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME! Previous participants have included majors from Biology, Business, Education, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, & Sociology.


Comparative Rights  (Prof. Principe – Political Science 302/599) Learn how nations observing both the Common Law System (U.S., U.K., Canada, N.Z.) and the Civil Law System (France, Germany, Italy, Spain) have evolved historically in the protection of political & civil rights (free speech, privacy, equal protection, due process).

Comparative Criminal Law (Prof. Rebe – Political Science 399/599) This course will explore aspects of criminal law from around the world. The countries examined observe civil, common, Islamic, and Asian criminal law traditions.

Contact: Professor Michael Luis Principe, J.D., Ph.D., WPU Political Science Dep’t & Visiting Fellow, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge