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Dear Public and International Affairs and Public Administration Students:

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you a few very specific 
study abroad options that would be particularly interesting for 
GOVT/PUAD/MPA majors and minors!

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>,Switzerland
        <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/switzerland.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.**

    *- *CUBA: **
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/cuba.html>**Foreign
    Investment, Development and Global Integration
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/cubatrade.html>******
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/cuba.html>

    In addition to learning about changing political and economic
    conditions in today's Cuba through classroom lectures, you will get
    to experience the realities of the Cuban economy first-hand, whether
    through a site visit to an agricultural cooperative/agribusiness
    micro-industry project or more informally by eating lunch in a
    typical "palador," a family-run restaurant, and talking with the
    owners. You will visit sites in and around the city of Havana,
    including the Plaza de la Revolución, the José Martí Memorial, the
    Museo de Belles Artes, and a Cuban painting studio. At the Port of
    Mariel, you will learn about the ongoing joint investment project
    between Cuba and Brazil.


    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.


    *- *SWITZERLAND: Survey of International Organizations*
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/switzerland.html>*
    The course examines the achievements and failures of the world's
    most important organizations from an interdisciplinary perspective.
    Using frameworks provided by economics, political science,
    international relations, and international law, the course will
    address the following questions:
         What are functions of international organizations?
         How can international organizations diminish or solve
    collective action problems? Are they successful in doing so?
         What are the main obstacles faced by international organizations?


    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.

    *
    *- 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:

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

ˇ"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!

ˇ"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).

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

ˇ"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.

    There will be an information session for the Spring 2013 Florence
    Program THIS Thursday, Sept. 27th at the HUB, rooms 3, 4 & 5
    starting at 5:30pm (and following the Art History lecture by the Art
    History professor from the Florence program)!


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

        Oxford Campus

        Explore Topics in the Political Sciences 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: *

    Government 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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