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Dear History Students:

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you a few very specific study abroad options that would be particularly interesting for HIST majors and minors!  Come learn more in person TODAY, Thursday, September 20th, at the Center for Global Education  STUDY ABROAD FAIR in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (ground floor) from 11am to 4pm. 

STUDY ABROAD FAIR!

Day: Thursday
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center
Special for this event: Come down to Dewberry Hall between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to learn more about the nearly 75 different programs around the globe that Mason's Center for Global Education offers. Faculty directors, program officers and study abroad program alumni will be available to meet with prospective students!


Here is a recapitulation of some of the upcoming programs that may peak your interest:

          Spring Break in
        South Africa

This program INCLUDES airfare from Dulles to Johannesburg and Cape Town, all lodging, most meals, guided visits and a safari!  One HIST credit is available for an extra fee or you can just enjoy as a tourist! The application deadline for this program is September 30th, 2012.  Interested students can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-3864, for further information.

 

GREAT CITIES: A Journey to Post-Communism: Berlin, Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo
Participants will have the opportunity to examine political, economic, social, and cultural developments in post-communist, East-Central Europe. By visiting four countries - Germany, Hungary, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina – students will be able to observe the tremendous transformation of East-Central Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. History in this region is not merely confined to dusty books in libraries; the burden of history seems to resonate in the lives of individuals and plays a key role in the formation of a collective identity within each society in the region. By walking the streets of these magnificent European cities, visiting relevant sites, and talking to locals, participating students should be able to develop an appreciation of what is meant by “the burden of history” in East-Central Europe.

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.

- Greece and Turkey - Cities and Gods: From Athens to Istanbul

 See the Parthenon. Visit Olympia. Take a cruise to the island of Crete and visit the ancient ruins of Knossos. In Turkey you'll see one of the best preserved Roman cities Ephesus. You'll also see Pergamun, Troy and Istanbul, where you'll visit the Blue Mosque and Hajia Sophia. All while exploring the connection between gods and cities through text, classic art and architecture.

Interested students can contact Marie alice Arnold at [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2167 for further information. The application deadline for this program is October 5th, 2012.

- CUBA: "Experience Cuba" -- History, Culture, Tourism and Sustainability

Imagine experiencing Spanish colonial architecture up close as you feel cobble-stoned streets underneath your feet. Wonder for yourself how Cubans have created such a culturally rich and sustainable oasis as you enjoy views of mountains, lush-green tobacco fields, and picturesque bays. Make no mistake--this is not a typical study abroad program--this is Cuba!


Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012. 

- ITALY: Underneath Rome: An Introduction to Geo-Archaeology

Many have visited the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, but how many people do you know who have explored Rome, below the Trevi Fountain? You could have this very opportunity if you participate in this study abroad program, which will literally take you underneath the streets and buildings of Rome! The goal for this program is to develop an appreciation of how the interplay of the territory and culture brought life to Rome. What is seen on the surface of the city is not even half of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Rome: underneath her very varied topography, the city unfolds her past. This interdisciplinary course uses geoarcheology as a gateway to the support of archeological, historical, and anthropological studies of the city and her development.


Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.

 

- PERU: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru

This Winter Break, study abroad with Dr. Alex Benitez on a tour of the Inca and earlier empires in Peru. Travel with a group of other students to explore the marvelous Machu Picchu, the mystical Lake Titicaca, historic Cusco, and bustling Lima.


Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.

 


- VIETNAM: Culture, Politics and Economy

Experience firsthand the sights and sounds of Vietnam while you explore Vietnamese culture and its influence on present-day society and politics.  During this two week program, you will visit Vietnam’s most important political, cultural, and economic centers including: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and the Mekong Delta.  You will also explore ancient Vietnam in Hanoi’s Old Quarters; the breathtaking view of Ha Long Bay, a world’s heritage site, the ancient city of Hoi An; and the charming highland resort of Sapa.

Interested students can contact Sarah Mournighan, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2106, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.

 

 -  Semester in Florence, Italy this spring!

                      

This is a Mason faculty-led spring semester program offering 16 resident credits.  Students can choose to live in shared student apartments or with a family. No previous experience with Italian language is necessary.  The Florence program would be ideal for majors or minors of CONF, GLOA, GOVT, HIST, ITAL, or SOCI. 

This unique city will be yours to absorb, explore, taste, marvel, and enjoy for an entire semester! Excursions to Rome and Sicily are included in the program and several other trips are available from our host institution for a small fee.  Participants study at the Centro Fiorenza, founded in 1982 and located right in the center of Florence.  Classes typically meet four days a week, allowing students ample opportunity to travel throughout Italy and Europe on the weekends and during Spring Break in March. 

The Mason faculty to accompany the group changes from year to year.  This spring 2013, Dr. David Haines, from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will be leading the program.  The spring 2013 courses in Florence have been approved for the following credits:

·          Italian language (ITAL 110 for 6 credits, or ITAL 101, 210, 250 330 or 331 for 3 credits)

·         "Italian Culture and Society" (HIST 398 or SOCI 395, for 1 credit). This course will be conducted mainly outside of the classroom, including day trips on four Fridays to Prato, Bologna, Greve in Chianti, and Viareggio!

·        "Head Scarves and Blue Cards: European Migration in Comparative Perspectives," taught by Professor Haines and including a four-day excursion to Berlin (ANTH 399 or SOCI 395, also seeking credit for CONF, for 3 credits).

·        "The Living Art of the Renaissance " (ARTH 340, for 3 credits)

·         "European and American Relations in the 20th Century" (GLOA 480, GOVT 398, or HIST 398 for 3 credits).

"History & Politics of Modern Italy" (GOVT 398 or HIST 398, for 3 credits).


Please check the program web page (http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/semester/florence.html) for more details. Interested students can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-3864, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is October 5th, 2012.


    - Oxford Honors Semester

            Oxford Campus

Explore Historical Topics in depth through research an in one-on-one tutorial sessions with an Oxford scholar. Interested students can contact Marie alice Arnold at [log in to unmask] or           703-993-2167 for further information. 


History students can also participate in a variety of International Internship programs offering guaranteed placements in your academic field during the summer or semester.  Intern abroad and gain international work experience in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Israel and Palestine, Morocco, or the United Kingdom.  Visit the International internships page for more information.


Don’t delay!  Consider earning some credits abroad!  The application deadlines are quickly approaching, so apply now!


Best,

The CGE Team

Center for Global Education

Johnson Center, Room 235

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 2B8

Fairfax, VA 22030

phone: 703-993-2154

fax: 703-993-2153

[log in to unmask]

http://globaled.gmu.edu/
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