“Get more mileage out of your education” is the slogan of Northwestern’s Global Education Center for 2010-2011. Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to experience another culture and see a bit of the world. Summer Study Abroad programs allow students with full semesters to have this experience. The Northwestern study abroad programs were officially announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16. This summer features some new programs as well as some programs that have been offered in the past.
Please note that dates for the programs are still tentative. Prices include credits (discounted at ½ off tuition) and all direct costs (airfare, food, lodging, entrance fees). All SSAs have pre-departure meetings to prepare for the experience. Several programs also require participation in a program-specific cross-cultural preparation course, GEN316, which is a one-credit course offered the 2nd half of spring semester 2011.
Dr. Paul Bartlett will be co-leading “Czech Physical Culture” with Professor Vonda Post, which was last offered in 2009. The Czech Republic program (May 20-June 12) substitutes for KIN360, and is for any students interested in Czech culture, physical activity, sports and active leisure pursuits. Program Cost: $4,100-4,500.
Dr. Michael Kensak and Glenda De Vries will be leading “Germany: Topics in German Cross-Cultural Studies” (May 16-June 8). Students interested in learning the German language, the rise of Nazism or modern art should look into this program. Prior instruction in the German language is not required; students will study German at their own level. Program Cost: $3,900-4,300.
Dr. Laurie Furlong will be leading “France: Culture and Environment” (June 30-July 31). Students interested in biology and learning French should consider this program. Encounter French culture and discover its link with the sea in the coastal city of La Rochelle. GEN316 required. Program Cost: $4,600-4,800.
Dr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson will be leading “Russian Language, Music and Culture.” Prior instruction in the Russian language is not required. Students interested in learning Russian and studying Russian culture through exploration of the folk, church art and contemporary musical traditions of Russia should look into this program. Program Cost: $4,200-4,500.
Dr. Doug Carlson will be leading a new program, “Japan: From Traditional to Modern.” Students interested in history, WWII, Samurai culture, contemporary youth culture and business culture should consider this program. GEN316 Required. Program Cost: $4,600-4,800.
Another new program this year is “Faith and Justice in Israel/Palestine,” co-led by Professor