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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:

  * *Consider joining the Spring Break trip to South Africa
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/southafrica.html> this March
    2013.Application deadline: Sept. 30^th , 2012!*

    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
    30^th , 2012_.  Interested students can contact Erin Mateu,
    [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-3864, for further
    information.

      * *Travel this winter on our January, short-term programs and earn
        3 credits in
        The<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greatcities.html>_Great
        Cities of Eastern Europe
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greatcities.html>,Greece
        and Turkey
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greece.html>,
        Cuba
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/cuba.html>,
        Italy,
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/italy.html>
        Peru
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/peru.html>
        _or _Vietnam_
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/vietnam.html>! 
        Deadline for these programs is October 5th, 2012!*

    *- *
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greatcities.html>*GREAT
    CITIES: A Journey to Post-Communism: Berlin, Budapest, Belgrade,
    Sarajevo
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greatcities.html>*
    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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for
    further information.The application deadline for this program
    isOctober 5^th , 2012.*

    - Greece and Turkey - Cities and Gods: From Athens to Istanbul
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greece.html>*

      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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2167 for
    further information. The application deadline for this program is
    October 5^th , 2012.**

    *- CUB***
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/cuba.html>*A:
    "Experience Cuba" -- History, Culture, Tourism and Sustainability***
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/cuba.html>

    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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for
    further information.The application deadline for this program
    isOctober 5^th , 2012.

    *- ITALY: Underneath Rome: An Introduction to Geo-Archaeology
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/italy.html>*

    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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for
    further information.The application deadline for this program
    isOctober 5^th , 2012.

    *- PERU*:
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/peru.html>*Machu
    Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/peru.html>*

    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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for
    further information.The application deadline for this program
    isOctober 5^th , 2012.

    *
    *- VIETNAM: Culture, Politics and Economy*
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/vietnam.html>***
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/vietnam.html>

    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]
    <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2106, for further
    information.The application deadline for this program isOctober 5^th
    , 2012.*
    *
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greatcities.html>


      * *Spend a full semester abroad:*

            * - Semester in Florence, Italy
            <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/semester/florence.html>
            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/ <http://www.centrofiorenza.com/whereweare.asp>/,
    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]
    <mailto:[log in to unmask]>or 703-993-3864, for further information.The
    application deadline for this program is October 5^th , 2012.


                 -***Oxford Honors Semester*
            <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/semester/oxfordhonors.html>

        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]
        <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or       703-993-2167 for further
        information.


      * *Intern abroad: *

    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
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/internships/index.html> 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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

    http://globaled.gmu.edu/ 

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