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  • Locations: Amherst, United States; Aquinnah, United States; Boston, United States; Concord, United States; Derry, United States; Falmouth, United States; Lexington, United States; Mashpee, United States; New Bedford, United States; Plymouth, United States; Salem, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer Session 1
  • Restrictions: applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session 1 2023 11/08/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2023 05/31/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Accepting Applications: YES Click here for a definition of this term Scheduled: YES
Price: $6,000 - $6,999 Click here for a definition of this term Length of Trip: 12 - 19
Credit Hours Offered: 7 or more Click here for a definition of this term Inclusion of Core Credits: YES
Program Description:

New England American Ethnic Studies

New England American Ethnic Studies


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Boston, Massachusetts

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Aquinnah, Massachusetts

Derry, New Hampshire

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts

Concord, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts


Pre-Travel On-Campus Dates: 05/9/2023 - 05/18/2023

Travel Dates: 05/18/2023 - 05/31/2023

Post-Travel On-Campus Dates: 05/31/2023 - 06/02/2023

Trip Term: Summer Session 1

Application Deadline: 11/08/2022

Deposit Deadline: 11/29/2022


After being accepted by the Trip Director, students will commit to the trip with a $1,000 deposit. The final cost of trip listed below includes all travel, tuition costs, and some meals. Final payment deadline will be communicated upon being accepted for the trip.


For additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Donna Summerlin at

Name: Dr. Donna Summerlin
Office Location: VST204B/C
Office Phone Number: 423-614-8210

Name: Dr. Randy Wood
Office Location: HUM301C
Office Phone Number: 423-614-8137


Courses Offered:
All students must take the GNST 251 class, and choose two other classes to complete the 7 hours of credit.

1. GNST 251 Cross-Cultural Experience, Randy Wood and Donna Summerlin - 1 Credit Hour
2. HUMN301 Foundations of the Modern World, Randy Wood - 3 Credit Hours
3. HIST490 Puritans, Patriots, and First Peoples, Randy Wood - 3 Credit Hours
4. ENGL326 Multi-Ethnic United States Literature, Dr. Donna Summerlin - 3 Credit Hours
5. ENGL434 United States Poetry: The New England Tradition, Donna Summerlin - 3 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Received: 7


New England American Ethnic Studies Health Clearance Information (All students must be cleared by the Health Clinic prior to traveling.)

Health Clearance Forms

All participants must comply with Lee University Health Clinic (LUHC) policies regarding pre-departure medical clearance for university-sponsored cross-cultural travel including the following:
1. Every student traveling stateside and internationally is required to have a physical exam on file in the LUHC. The medical exam must be current (within two years) and cannot expire during the trip. No “waivers” will be accepted. Any student who declines the medical exam will not be permitted to travel.
2. All students participating in international study-abroad must comply with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Lee University policy for matriculation immunizations. This includes (1) proof of two MMR vaccines and proof of two Varicella vaccines OR (2) documented proof from a physician that you have already had the disease or have positive “titers.” (Antibody titers indicate whether a person is immune to diseases such as measles, chickenpox, or hepatitis.)
3. For diseases or illnesses that are deemed “high risk” in an area of travel, students are required to receive appropriate immunizations; this will be strictly enforced for international travel, without exceptions. For diseases or illnesses deemed “moderate risk” in an area of travel, appropriate immunizations will be highly recommended. After information from and discussion with LUHC, students must sign a waiver if they choose not to receive any highly recommended immunizations.
4. LUHC will not grant travel clearance to students who are non-compliant with physical exams and required immunizations. Students claiming religious exemption for immunizations may choose to receive the required immunizations OR contact the Global Perspectives office for an alternative trip within the United States. For health safety and potential legal reasons, Lee University is unable to grant appeals for religious exemptions from immunizations for international trips. Students traveling domestically will be required to have an immunization record on file. Lee University will neither assume responsibility nor grant travel privileges for anyone who does not meet the requirements delineated above.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Donna Summerlin at