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  • Locations: Monument Valley, UT, United States; Page, AZ, United States; Phoenix, United States; Sedona, AZ, United States;
  • Program Terms: January
  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
Students must be physically fit and able to participate in multiple mandatory hikes of 3-7 miles each at high elevations, and embark on moderately steep
climbs on uneven terrain lasting upwards of 2 hours.
Required Readings:
Susan Wittig Albert. What Wilderness is This: Women Write about the Southwest. University of Texas Press, 2008.
Cheryl Strayed. Wild. Knopf: 2012.
Copies will be distributed within the class for:
Paula Gunn Allen. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. 1992. (excerpts)
Gloria Anzaldúa. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Aunt Lute Books: 1987.
Amy S. Greenberg. A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 Invasion of Mexico.

Academic Journaling                                         25%
Critical Reading Reflections                               25%
Presentation                                                      10%
Final Paper                                                       25%
Leadership of class discussion and activity        10%
Participation                                                      5%
Faculty Directors:
Allison Adrian, St. Catherine University, (651) 690-6689, email:
Francine Conley, St. Catherine University, (651)690-6804, email:
Description of Faculty Directors:
Allison Adrian Allison Adrian is an ethnomusicologist at St. Catherine University where she also teaches courses in Women’s Studies and Critical Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Before pursuing her graduate degrees, she worked as a technology consultant, an AmeriCorps volunteer, and a group leader for high school students studying abroad. She loves traveling as well as working with artists and museums. She has served as a consultant for The Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix) and Wing Young Huie (Minneapolis). She is the editor of the anthology Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Performance, Authority, Authenticity (2016). She recently served as a Fulbright Scholar and is working on creating a film based upon her research among indigenous Ecuadorians. 
Francine Conley Francine Conley is an Associate Professor in the English Department at St. Catherine University. She is a poet, performer, and director with a chapbook of poems, How Dumb the Stars, published through Parallel Press. She has a manuscript of poems in circulation, What Sweetness from Salt (2017). Francine is one of six founding and active members of Franco-American touring theatre company, Le Theatre de la Chandelle Verte. The troupe led group works from 2001-2014, and continues to tour a selection of commissioned plays, such as FEMMES DE LETTRES (currently touring since 2017).
Application Procedures & Deadline
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Allison Adrian
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2019 01/26/2019

** 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.