[Econmaj] Various study abroad opportunities
econadv at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 27 11:06:21 PST 2010
This email contains information on the following study abroad opportunities:
*Summer programs in Bosina, Croatia, Serbia, Viet Nam, Venice, Prague
*Oaxaca, Mexico summer study abroad
*Junior year abroad - affiliate progarm at the University College London
Students from all areas of study are invited to apply for one of the summer study abroad programs sponsored by the UW Comparative History of Ideas Program. These are all full-time (12-15 credit) programs with no minimum GPA or language requirement. You can maintain your Financial Aid and residency status while making the world your classroom. And the CHID office will make it easy for you.
We will accept applications for our programs in Bosnia/Croatia/Serbia, Viet Nam, Venice or Prague until February 12, or until the programs are full.
Please come by one of our information sessions! More information is below.
Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia and EU Integration
Outsiders have viewed the Balkans as a zone where religious and cultural differences breed sectarian violence and where competition between empires East and West compounds instability and conflict.
Five previous programs in the Balkans and recent scholarship on the region, offers an alternative account, of religious and cultural coexistence as the norm through much of the region during the early modern period and in the former Yugoslavia after World War II. If peace has sometimes broken down along religious and ethnic lines, the peace has often held across them in spite of great power competition and interventions.
Through close study of the Yugoslav conflict and of the post war peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH), and Serbia, we will ask ourselves how best to understand Balkan myths and realities and where they shed light on why at times the peace has held and at others has broken.
Vietnamese Modernities: Global Activism, Visual Culture & Education
Wednesday, January 27th at 1:30
In Padelford C-101
The Vietnamese Modernities Program offers students linguistic, academic and applied training in Vietnam. Participants receive Vietnamese language training, a practicum experience, and an in-depth understanding of contemporary Vietnam from the perspective of cinema, the fine arts, humanities and interpretative social sciences.
Students reside in the historically rich, cosmopolitan capital city of Hanoi, and take part in several excursions including Ha Long Bay, Hoi An in Central Vietnam and the southern metropolitan area of Ho Chi Minh City.
This program is organized, directed and taught by Professor Jonathan Warren - an Associate Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies who has directed study abroad programs to Brazil and Vietnam for over seven years.
Venice: The Endangered Fantasy
The CHID Venice program will consider the history and culture of Venice from multiple perspectives through an exploration of its original foundations as a site of refuge during the Gothic invasions of the 5th century, its subsequent development as a maritime empire that survived until 1797, and its continuing role as a world heritage site and unique tourist destination. This program will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a singular urban site with a rich history but a fragile future in terms of its core community and its threatened ecostructure.
Discourses of Change: Continuities and Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe
Prague, Czech Republic
Wednesday, January 27th at 2:30
In Padelford C-101
The Summer 2010 CHID Study Abroad Program in Prague, Czech Republic explores the dramatic social, cultural and political transformations of the 20th century in Central and Eastern Europe. The 15-credit program surveys Central and Eastern European history, politics, art and film, examining such themes as resistance to authoritarianism, gender equality and human rights, nationalism and ethnic violence, globalization and environmental justice, and the role of the European Union in shaping discourse in these areas.
For more information, contact chidint at uw.edu.
Theron Paul Stevenson
Director of International Programs - Comparative History of Ideas
Assistant Director - Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue
Graduate Student - Department of Geography
University of Washington Box 354300
"Social Justice, Labor and the Economy in Mexico"
Earn 5-6 credits this summer while spending three weeks in beautiful, colonial Oaxaca, Mexico!
Oaxaca dates: June 28-July 16
UW Bothell classes: June 22 & 24, 5:30-8:30pm
Attend an information session at UW Bothell:
· Tues, Feb 9, 5:00pm, UW2-140
· Wed, Feb 17, 3:30pm, UW1-041
PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2010
"Social Justice, Labor and the Economy in Mexico" takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social movement and is appropriate for
students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Undergraduate and graduate students at all three UW campuses are eligible to participate.
A beautiful, craft and culture rich region, Oaxaca became the center of international attention after a 2006 strike by the province's teachers. The strike precipitated a police crackdown in which the strikers were evicted from the Zocalo (center square). That was followed by a larger uprising which resulted in a seven month-long occupation of the city center by coalition of indigenous and working peoples which took the name of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). Calm has returned, allowing us to use these events as a fulcrum from which to pursue the larger social and economic processes at work in Oaxaca and in Mexico.
Our course provides a crucial link towards understanding not only the process of economic development abroad, but also in understanding
several key US policy concerns. We'll pay special attention to the questions of labor, organization, indigenous peoples and culture, migration,
globalization, economic development, and the challenges of neo-liberalism.
For more information and to apply, visit: www.uwb.edu/ias/oaxaca2010
Political Studies Affiliate Programme
> The first applications for fall 2010 are just beginning to arrive. So I am
> writing to encourage you to send students to come and join the Political
> Studies Affiliate Programme at University College London (UCL).
> UCL is recognised in the THES-QS rankings as one of the top ten
> in the world: in the same league as Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Chicago.
> This year we moved from seventh to fourth in the world league.
> UCL's Department of Political Science is a graduate school, with just one
> undergraduate programme: the Affiliate Programme for overseas students.
> is an exciting and demanding programme in which undergraduates are taught
> just like graduates. The classes are small, and typically contain a mix
> students from Britain, America, Europe, and around the world.
> In addition to core courses from the Department of Political Science,
> students can choose from over 50 approved courses in political studies
> other UCL departments. There are particular strengths in international
> relations, international security, international development, the European
> Union, British politics, West and East European politics, political
> political anthropology, political geography, political philosophy and
> history. Being based in London, it is also easy for students to visit the
> Westminster parliament and the institutions of the European Union.
You can find more information
> the programme at the following address:
> During this term your students will be making their choices about their
> junior year abroad. Please ensure that they include UCL amongst the
> universities that they consider.
> Best wishes,
> Professor Robert Hazell
> Affiliate Programme Director
> School of Public Policy
> Professor Robert Hazell CBE
> Director Constitution Unit
> School of Public Policy
> 29/30 Tavistock Square
> London, WC1H 9QU
> Tel: 0207 679 4971
> E-mail: r.hazell at ucl.ac.uk
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Department of Economics
University of Washington
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Seattle, WA 98195-3330
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