Study Abroad Program Information Session
Posted by Sharon Van Eps on Friday, Sep. 21, 2012
Event Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 5:15 pm
End Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: IH 109
Interested in going on an upcoming May or summer session UMM study abroad trip this May/summer? Here's what's available and how you can get more information!
If you are even considering doing one of these trips, come to the info session on Wednesday, October 10th from 5:15pm - 6:15pm in Imholte 109 (Cow Palace!)
This year, the UMM study abroad trips will be:
Libraries and Literacy in the Developing World: Service Learning in El Salvador (May)
What role do libraries and literacy play in the success of a developing nation in Latin America? Students will be exposed to the role of various information institutions and the cultural, intellectual and economic value of literacy in the developing world. The class will also include a vital service learning component that will give the students a chance to work with Salvadorans, learning about their literacy needs and experiencing first-hand the mechanisms of information access and developing literacy in a society very different from their own.
Irish Drama: Print, Culture and Performance (May)
What inspires an Irish playwright? See Ireland through the eyes of past and present artists. Join us on a three-week study-abroad course to Ireland, the Emerald Isle, and explore the connection between Irish playwrights, their work and the land they come from. During our studies we will visit the cities of Dublin, Galway, Belfast and Sligo. Take a ferry to the flowering Aran Islands, travel through the rugged beauty of Connemara and have individual time to explore Ireland on your own as well. Through readings, workshops and seminars with Irish scholars and actors, theatre performances, cultural visits, journals and papers, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Irish drama and culture.
Aging in Greece: Comparative Cultural Practices (Summer)
Journalist Dan Buettner put Ikaria on the map when he and a team of the world’s best longevity researchers identified the small, mountainous island as one of a handful of places on earth where residents are 10 times more likely to live past age 100. Explore the cultural and geographical reasons researchers believe the island made the list: delicious, nutritious local foods, a laid back lifestyle, and natural springs, to name a few. The program includes an intensive service-learning project with a nursing home on the island. Students plan cross-cultural activities and a legacy project for elders living there.
If you have questions about any trip or about study abroad in general, please stop by the ACE office, email Sarah Ashkar, Study Abroad Advisor, (email@example.com) or contact the program leader for the trip you are interested in.