Many off-campus options are available each year. Calvin University offers a semester abroad in Accra, Ghana; all courses may be applied toward the Africa track of the AADS minor. You might also choose to spend interim in Central or South America, Africa, or the Caribbean.
The list below showcases several current and past off-campus programs associated with the AADS program. For the latest information on what off-campus programs are available, see Off-Campus Programs.
Semester in Ghana
- Find yourself standing in a crowd full of surprising contrasts: a young woman wearing traditional clothing is text-messaging a friend while a suited businessman walks by, carrying a traditional offering to a tribal chief. This is Ghana, where the country's diverse peoples and cultures are finding ways to coexist in a rapidly modernizing country.
IDIS 340/HIST 380 Field Work in Archaeology (May)
- Participants gain hands-on residential experience in archaeological fieldwork at the site of Umm al-Jimal in Jordan, with weekend tours to historical and natural heritage sites including Jerash, Amman, Bethany Beyond the Jordan (where Jesus was baptized), the Dead Sea, and Petra, along with a final 3-day trip to Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
IDIS W48 Brazil for Beginners: An Introduction to its History, Language & Culture
- "The problem with Americans regarding Brazil is that for the most part, they are totally ignorant of her in all ways possible. They fall into three main groups: the largest one doesn’t know Brazil exists, a second group believes most people in the country live in jungle huts, and a third one at least knows where’s Brazil, but they think Brazilians speak Spanish. Americans who fully comprehend Brazil wouldn’t fill a soccer stadium.” —Norman Morrison
IDIS W41 Leadership in Africa: Kenya
- This course focuses on how leaders in East Africa develop businesses, provide health care, organize government and education, respond to crises, address poverty alleviation, promote community development and micro-finance, and conduct worship.
HNRS 250A Learning in Place: Political Economy and Society in Curacao and Trinidad
- This course undertakes interdisciplinary exploration of the historical and contemporary legacies of European empires in the Caribbean region through a cross-national comparative analysis of political economy and society of the islands of Curacao and Trinidad.