Travel Courses

Dodge College is pleased to offer our students a variety of travel opportunities throughout the year. This is a great way for you to explore new cultures while also beefing up your academic and professional skills.

For more information on international programs outside of Dodge College, visit the Center for Global Education or email

The following courses are offered summer 2018:

FTV 329-529: Greek Myths Page to Screen 
Travel Dates: May 29 – June 25, 2018 
Est. Cost. $2,243-$2,467 
Professor James Gardner

Now enrolling Summer 2018, a travel course featuring trips to The Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Ancient Plaka, Thorikos (oldest existing outdoor amphitheater in the world), and of course, a Greek island and select beaches. This is a four-week intensive writing/travel/production course which studies Greek mythology and transforms these ancient myths into modern short films. Students will produce on location on the mainland and an island of Greece.


Undergraduates and Graduate Students welcome. Please submit a complete application to Professor James Gardner at Enrollment is open until all spots are filled.

FTV 361/561-01 Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival: Bologna, Italy
Travel Dates: June 20-July 2, 2018
Est. Cost. $1,904 – $2,094
Professor Emily Carman (

Now enrolling for the 2018 Summer Travel Course to Bologna Italy to attend the Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, the world’s leading film restoration festival, and cinephile paradise. In recent years, students had the opportunity to gain insights from international filmmakers such as Agnes Varda, Alexander Payne, Martin Scorsese, film historian Kevin Brownlow, and distributors like the Criterion Collection. Additional resources have been, The Academy Film Archive, the Chaplin Foundation, and the British Film Institute.

This course is a 3 unit upper division Dodge Elective and a Global Studies GE credit. Undergraduates and Graduate Students welcome. Please submit a complete application to Professor Emily Carman via email at Space is limited – submit your application day!

Busan, South Korea
Travel Dates: October 4 – 12, 2018
Est. Cost: $1,979 – $2,177
Sora Kim: 

Attend the Busan International Film Festival in the beautiful port city of Busan in South Korea, October 4 – 12, 2018. The cost for this 7-day trip is estimated at $1,985.00 – $2,184.00 and includes airfare, lodging, and your own accreditation badge to see the films.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 2 and can be found here. For more information on the festival, visit

Travel Dates: TBD
Est. Cost: TBD
Jeff Swimmer:


Travel to Australia in Summer 2018 to produce short documentaries about SIkh Indians. All costs are covered. Students accepted into this highly competitive program will spend Spring 2018 in International Documentary Pre-Production planning for the films, Summer 2018 filming in Australia for 10 days, and then the Fall semester 2018 editing the films. It is mandatory that students participate in all 3 semesters of the course. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY OCTOBER 30, BY 5 P.M.. Send 1-page application to Professor Jeff Swimmer (), which says your Name, Year In School/GPA, Major, Any Documentary Experience, and Why You Want To Participate in the program. Students will be notified that evening, October 30, if they have made it to the Second Round of the interview process, which consists of a short one-on-one interview with Professor Swimmer.  Interviews will take place starting October 31, and those accepted will be notified by Friday Nov. 3.