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Lyman Briggs College Study Abroad Trips 2011-2006
Summer 2011
Albert EinsteinThe Relativity and Quantum Revolution: Following the Footsteps of Planck, Heisenberg, Bohr, Einstein, and the Rest of the Gang
During the first half of the twentieth century, two major new theories shook the foundations of physics: relativity and quantum mechanics. In this course, we will follow the footsteps of the main characters in this drama: Planck, Heisenberg, Bohr and Einstein. The stations on our journey will include Bern, Munich, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Goettingen. Students will come away from this course with an understanding of both the history and the physics of these two fundamental theories, and will have experienced the environment in which they developed. Read about the European Summer 2008 trip

Click to view a PDF flyer about History of Science in Europe
July 2010
Eiffel TowerArt and Science in Paris
This is a study abroad program designed to educate you in: (i) foreign language and culture; (ii) the art of science vs. science of art; and (iii) scientific controversies in France & US. You will live at Cite Universitaire and have opportunities to take French classes at the famous University of Paris Sorbonne. You will make documentary films to exploring science from an international perspective, study the religious vs. secular history of Paris, complete introductory biology [145] laboratory research projects, and have the time of your life.
May 2010
Guy holding starfishTropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Panama
Tropical Biodiversity and Conserationin Panama is an intensive, short-term study abroad opportunity, designed to give students exposure to the diverse tropical ecosystems of Panama. This course is designed for science majors but is open to non-science majors with a strong background in the sciences. The course has been offered annually since 2002.
March 2010
Rainforests and Reality in Nicaragua
We are excited to offer a one week, SPRING BREAK program to study the ecosystems and cultures of Nicaragua. This program is designed to give students an introduction to a world vastly different from their own, and develop further interest in learning in an international context.

The course will focus on exposing students to a wide variety of ecosystems and cultures in Nicaragua. Among the ecosystems visited will be rainforests, cloud forests, and dry forests. The great cultural diversity of Nicaragua will introduce students to the impoverished lifestyles of campesinos, cities on the Paciric side, and the Afro-Caribbean town of Bluefields.
Summer 2009
Charles DarwinExploring the Darwinian Revolution in England.
Taking advantage of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, this program investigates the Darwinian revolution in the places where it began. We will spend our three weeks from June 28 to July 18 on the move in England, visiting Cambridge University, Darwin's home in Down, Kew Gardens, the London Natural History Museum, Oxford University's Museum of Natural History, Westminster Abbey and many other sites.

Summer 2006
Big Ben clock towerScience, Industrialism and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain
London is filled with the sights and sounds of 2,000 years of human history. It was at the center of Britain's worldwide empire for 300 years and has remained a major world city after the end of the empire, and is now a dynamic mixture of ethnicities and cultures from around the globe.