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FOR SUMMER 2017, VANDERBILT IS OFFERING EXCITING

MAYMESTER  COURSES ABROAD

Maymesters offer innovative and intensive academic experiences. Maymesters, whether on or off-campus, allow students to explore topics often only available in summer and in ways that go beyond the traditional classroom setting. For many students, participating in Maymester becomes an adventure in learning.

Students interested in applying to one of the following courses must do so before JANUARY 31st.

All application material, including the personal statement and academic references, must be submitted by January 31st. Professors will accept students on a rolling basis. Additional requirements will apply after acceptance.

Once students have been accepted into a Maymester course, they will confirm their acceptance by signing a virtual “Commitment to Attend” by February 13, 2017. This commitment will appear on the student’s GEO application once she or he has been accepted into the Maymester:

Commitment to Attend
For students who have been accepted into the Maymester of their choice, we will require a virtual “Commitment to Attend.” By signing this document the accepted student:

  1. Commits to attend the program.
  2. Is permitted to withdraw their commitment to the Maymester, if GEO is notified before Monday, March 13th.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign this document within 14 days of notification of acceptance, preferably before Feb. 13th. This deadline is necessary in order to accommodate waitlisted students into any vacancies that may occur in the course roster.

Maymester Withdrawal Policy
By clicking on the "Commit" button, you agree to:

  1. Commit to attend the program.
  2. Acknowledge that you will be required to forfeit a $500 deposit fee* if you withdraw from the program after the specified withdrawal deadline (March 13, 2017).

If you fail to sign this document within 14 days of your notification of acceptance, or by February 13, 2017, your position may be made available to wait listed students.

Note: The deposit fee will be assessed directly to your Student Accounts invoice, and will be billed on June 1. The deposit fee applies only to those who withdraw after the specified deadline. Those who withdraw before the deadline will not be assessed the fee.

* For withdrawals after Monday, March 13th, Vanderbilt reserves the right to bill students for any unrecoverable costs, even if these costs amount to more than the $500 base withdrawal fee.

Why does Vanderbilt University charge a deposit fee? In order to plan our programs effectively, we need an accurate count of participants as early as is possible. Students who back out of a program after having committed may jeopardize both the planning and the pricing of the program. We impose a monetary penalty on those who back out as a way of ensuring that we count only those who are serious about attending.

For questions related to any of the Maymesters listed, please consult the professor for the course. You may also consult with Dr. Martin Rapisarda, A&S Dean for Summer Sessions, 350 Buttrick Hall, and with the GEO staff in the Student Life Center for additional information.

Vanderbilt will again provide on a competitive basis scholarships to help undergraduate students pay the costs of studying abroad during the summer , including the Maymesters listed above. The Global Summer Fellows Program will provide university stipends that can be used to offset the costs for students enrolling in Vanderbilt-approved, credit­ bearing summer study and Maymester programs. These are competitive awards based on the student's essay , major, letters of reference and are linked to a student's financial need vis-a-vis the Maymester costs.

Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid

Maymester and on-line scholarship applications are available here and additional information can be found at
https://webapp.mis.vanderbilt.edu/studioabroad/?go=funding.

Please note: Under-enrolled courses may be cancelled. Students who have applied to such courses will be notified at the earliest opportunity. Students who have financial holds or are on social or academic probation are ineligible for Maymesters. Acceptance into a Maymester is contingent on the instructor's approval, too.

FYI: THE JANUARY 31st DEADLINE IS ONLY FOR OFF-CAMPUS AND ABROAD MAYMESTERS. ON-LINE COURSE REGISTRATION FOR ON-CAMPUS MAYMESTER AND SUMMER COURSES WILL BE HELD FROM MARCH 27th-MAY 8th.

 

ASIAN STUDIES 1680: INSIDE CHINA: ECONOMY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN BEIJING AND SHANGHA I

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INSTRUCTOR: Xianmin Liu, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Asian Studies Program

China has one of the longest cultural histories on earth, and it is one of the world’s most dynamic countries. In the past three decades, China has undergone unprecedented economic growth, has lifted 660 million Chinese people out of poverty, and has become the world's second largest economy next to the US.

What is China like behind all the hype and the headlines? This course is designed to provide students with immediate, first-hand knowledge of China economically, culturally, socially and politically. Students will experience total social-cultural immersion through formal classroom instruction, numerous excursions and field trips to famous ancient monuments and modern wonders, international and domestic businesses, institutions, museums, private homes, and interaction with local people from different walks of life in Beijing and Shanghai. Upon completion of this course, students will earn three credits in International Culture for AXLE. The course is open to all majors and no background in Chinese language is required.  

Beijing

The curriculum in Beijing consists of the following three components:

1)     Seminar & issue discussion
Students will attend seminars (in English) given by American and Chinese scholars on diverse topics, and participate in discussions/debates with Chinese college students. Topics will range from China’s economic development and transition, social/political reforms, US-China relations to environmental challenges concerning China and the world.

2)     Field trips & interviews

Field trips will be arranged for students to visit a range of well-known historical and cultural riches, such as the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Tibetan Lama Temple, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, China’s National Museum and many other places of ancient and contemporary significance. Students will have opportunities to visit a traditional Chinese hospital (experiencing acupuncture and other traditional remedies), a community center, and a rural village. In addition, students will gain “up close and personal” insights into Chinese life by visiting private homes, and interviewing business owners, traditional Chinese doctors, college students, middle schoolers, retirees, and martial arts masters.

      3) Chinese language/culture classes

The program provides an array of Chinese language and culture classes, from survival Chinese (such as counting, shopping and ordering foods), to Chinese cooking, art, music, and martial arts.

Shanghai

For the last week, the program will travel to Shanghai by high speed rail to see China’s financial and commercial capital and one of the most phenomenal cities in the world. Activities in Shanghai include attending seminars on subjects such as the rise and globalization of Shanghai, and the One Belt One Road Project (OBOR), China’s ambitious foreign economic development initiative.  Field trips will include visits to the Bund (the well-known riverfront in Shanghai), Pudong (China's financial and commercial hub), and the City God Market (a famous bazaar). Students will also pay a visit to General Motors in Shanghai, and an American entrepreneur’s solar panel company (founded by Vanderbilt alumni).  A maglev train ride, a night cruise to view Shanghai’s skyline, and a panoramic view of the city from the top of Shanghai Tower (the 2nd-tallest skyscraper in the world) will allow students to experience the cutting-edge technology and modern wonders created in China in the past three decades.

Final presentation/paper

Based on the integration of what was learned during the entire program and observations from these three weeks in China, the student is expected to give an oral presentation of 7-8 minutes that reflects their own insight into Chinese society, and to submit a five-page paper with substantial concrete details of their reflections at the end of the program. 

                                                               Daily Journal Writing

Students are required to keep a daily journal containing their experiences, thoughts, and reflections during the entire program, and submit it at the end of the program together with the final paper. (Refer to the Journal Requirements for specifics)

                                                              Attendance & Participation
Attendance of every single class, group activity and trip, and active participation in class are required.  In case of medical emergency, the student must notify the instructor immediately.

                                                                  Course Assessment

Attendance (including being on time for all the classes & field trips)          20%

Class discussion & participation                                                                 15%
Daily journal (see attached requirements)                                                  20%                            

Final Presentation                                                                                        20%                

Final Paper (end of the program)                                                                 25%

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FEES: Cost per student is approx. $9400.  Included: all field trips, cultural visits, and classes/seminars, guest lectures, martial arts/cooking classes, performances, local transportation, high-speed rail from Beijing to Shanghai, maglev train ride, river cruise, housing/hotel for 3 weeks in Beijing and Shanghai, HTH International Health Insurance, and most meals. (Students will have a meal plan). Not included: airfare (international & national), incidentals, some meals, and personal travel and expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES: May 7th – May 31st , 2017


ITINERARY: Tentative China Itinerary  and  Program Highlights

SYLLABUS:  Journal Requirement

ELIGIBILITY: No Prerequisites. The program is open to all majors with good academic standing, and with consent of instructor. Student should be in good health upon committing to the program.

CREDITS: 3 credit hours.  AS 1680 counts as an INT credit toward AXLE. 

MORE INFORMATION:  xianmin.liu@vanderbilt.edu

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BSCI 3228: Corals, Koalas and Cassowaries Great Barrier Reef and Tropics of Australia

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PROFESSOR: Dr. Amanda Benson, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Explore the most diverse ecosystems in the world: the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Tropical Rain forests, first hand -hiking and swimming through these precious ecosystems. Australia is considered a megadiverse country. It is home to a huge variety of unique organisms: 83% of its mammals, 99% of its’ birds and 92% of its plants occur no other place in the world. The course will start off at Vanderbilt for two weeks, studying the research being conducted on biodiversity of Australia: its origin, the threats, and its conservation. Then we will go Down Under, where you will spend half your time in the lush ancient rainforest and the other half on the different islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Experiencing the wonders of these ecosystems first hand and learning about the research efforts to understand the biodiversity and its threats will heighten your awareness of the fragility of our world.  You will be snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime walking, canopy surfing, swimming with turtles and flying from islands to island all to uncover the the wonders of the world down under. 

Gain a greater understanding of the diversity, complexity and fragility of life on our planet.

Master substantial knowledge of the basic concepts of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity and conservation of populations and species.

  • Gain a familiarity with the recent scientific research in conservation biology.
  • Gain the ability to critically interpret, discuss and present scientific data and concepts.
  • Gain an appreciation of the biodiversity of our world and how dramatically we have and are changing our planet.

ELIGIBILITY/COURSE REQUIREMENTS: This course has NO prerequisites.

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $11,200.  Included: Included: tuition, entrance fees, lodging, some meals, HTH International Health Insurance. Not included: airfare (international & national), lodging during sessions at Vanderbilt, incidentals, some meals, and personal travel and expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course. Students are responsible for their own airfare.

DATES: May 8th to May 25th at Vanderbilt May 22nd to Jun 4th in Australia  **Please note:  Program fee does not include housing for the on campus segment of this course

TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Course Guide ; Itinerary

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad

SYLLABUS: contact professor

CREDITS:  3 credits: MNS in Axle 

MORE INFORMATION: dr.benson@vanderbilt.edu


ECON 2340:   WAR, PLUNDER AND PILLAGE, AND OTHER ECONOMIC CONFLICTS

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INSTRUCTOR: Robert Driskill, Professor of Economics

Course description:  Why would individual soldiers be willing to risk what surely is most important to them--their lives--as they storm a beach at Normandy, or attack a fortified castle, or cross "no-man's land" in WWI? Why would eighteenth-century soldiers allow themselves to be dressed in bright red--like the uniforms we can see today such on the well-known guards at Buckingham Palace? Surely it made them an easy target for the enemy.  Why have some countries engaged in pillaging and plundering richer countries, while others have not, instead investing in castles and other defenses? Economics provides a framework for addressing these questions, questions that appear far removed from the ones usually analyzed in economics classes. These are all questions about the allocation (or misallocation) of scarce resources, and are part of the purview of Economics. But these are not the usual questions addressed in undergraduate economics classes. There, the topics mostly are about the allocation of scarce resources when property rights are well-defined and protected. This is the way of making a living by production and exchange. But much economic activity concerns a different way of making a living-pillaging and plundering and appropriating by force the goods of others. This way of making a living is the subject matter of this course.

We will study the sources of negotiation failures that lead to war, the economics of how a “principal,” e.g., a General, gets his “agents,” e.g., a soldier, to do his bidding, the economics of castles, the economics of strategic bombing, and perhaps the economics of financial conflicts.  As depicted in the above pictures, we reinforce these topics with a three-day trip to the Normandy Invasion Beaches in France, where we indeed “storm the beach” and look down the cliffs climbed by U.S. Rangers. Back in London, we visit the Imperial War Museum, the Tower of London, Parliament, Churchill’s war rooms, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, and perhaps a large international bank.  We also attend a theater production (last year we saw Romeo and Juliet, but our options each year depend on “what’s on.”)

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $11,200Fees include tuition, accommodation at the Foundation for International Education in central London, and the costs of excursions and HTH health insurance. Fees do not include airfare, regular meals and incidental expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017..

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:  For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES: Thursday, May 11th to Friday, June 2nd (2017)

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course. Details to follow

ELIGIBILITY: Students should have taken Econ 100 and 101 or have the consent of the instructor. We will average four hours a weekday of class work, about one-third of which will be activities and excursions. This should leave at least one long weekend for travel and exploration on one's own. Grades will be based on a journal kept by each student, class participation, and an exam. The textbook is Principles of Conflict Economics by Charles H. Anderton and John. R. Carter. Cambridge University Press; ISBN 978-0-521-69865-8, 2009 (paperback) and Castles, Battles, and Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History by Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll; University of Chicago Press; ISBN 978-0-226-07163-3, 2008. 3 credits

CREDITS: 3 credit hours. (SBS AXLE credit)

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Robert.driskill@vanderbilt.edu  


EES 3865:  Field Investigations   VOLCANOES, EARTHQUAKES AND GLACIERS IN NEW ZEALAND

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Instructors Guilherme Gualda and Dan Morgan, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Scope: In this course, we will study Earth and Environmental processes and systems in the field, with an emphasis on field methods. In 2017, the course will be held in New Zealand, which will give us the opportunity to study a variety of topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences, including past volcanic activity, earthquake geology and hazards, the effect of glaciers on the landscape, evolution of the Earth’s landforms, geothermal energy, and environmental issues.

Motivation and Goals: Rocks preserve the most extensive record of the evolution of the planet, from which we are able to retrace Earth’s history over 4.5 billion years. Field geology plays a particularly important role in decoding this complex record, but its interpretation requires proper understanding of geologic processes and of the methods of field geology. In this course, we will learn the methods of field geology and will apply them to understand processes at an active plate boundary in the North and South Islands of New Zealand, focusing on the evolution of and the processes active in this region of the Earth over the last few million years.

During the course, we will study volcanic supereruptions and their deposits, associated hazards, and energy resources associated with magmatic systems in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of the North Island. We will also study mountain building and destruction processes, effects of glaciers on landforms, earthquakes and associated hazards in the South Island.

Part of the fieldwork performed during the course will directly contribute to an active NSF-funded project focusing on the evolution of supereruption-forming magma bodies, which includes Gualda, his graduate students, and colleagues from the University of Canterbury.

Program: The course will start in Auckland on May 9 and finish in Christchurch on June 2, 2016. We will visit both the North and South Islands of New Zealand over the length of the course, and the topical focus will change accordingly:

1. TAUPO VOLCANIC ZONE (North Island):

a. Introduction to geology: rock types, plate tectonics, magmatism, sedimentation, introduction to field methods

b. Volcanism in the Taupo Volcanic Zone: styles of volcanism, volcanic hazards, evolution of magma bodies at depth, magma eruption processes

c. Geothermal energy harvesting: origin of geothermal waters, methods of study of geothermal systems, economic use of geothermal energy

d. Field research of super eruption deposits, in connection with NSF-funded CAREER project on the evolution of magma bodies that lead to super eruptions

3. SOUTH ISLAND:

a. Mountain building: features and processes related to mountain building, deformation and transformation of rocks, relationship to plate movements

b. Glacial geology: Glaciers as agents of surface transformation, feedbacks between mountain destruction forces at the surface and mountain building processes

c. Earthquake geology: origin of earthquakes, hazards associated with populated areas, study case of recent seismic activity around Christchurch

Evaluation

Course evaluation will be based on participation, field exercises (outcrop descriptions, geologic cross-sections and maps), and oral presentations.

Requisites

Students with all levels of expertise in Earth and environmental sciences are encouraged to apply. Activities will be adjusted to take into account prior experience and course-work.

FEES: Cost per student is approx. 10,200.  Included: tuition, lodging, transportation within New Zealand, most meals (depending on the location), and entrance fees to National and State Parks. Not included: Airfare from Nashville to Auckland or from Christchurch to Nashville, transportation from and to airports, regular meals in major cities, and incidental expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad .

DATES: May 9th to June 2nd 

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course. More details to follow

CREDITS:  _3__credit hours. This course is listed as MNS in AXLE.

MORE INFORMATION: Guil Gualda g.gualda@vanderbilt.edu (website) or Dan Morgan dan.morgan@vanderbilt.edu (website)


EUS 2260 - 02: MIGRATION, INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND ROMANTIC POETRY FROM THE SWISS ALPS TO ROME

**This course is full and no longer accepting applications**

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INSTRUCTOR:  Professor Robert Barsky, College of Arts and Sciences; Law School

Despite (or perhaps because of) the conservatism of the Swiss and the image of Switzerland as a place of political neutrality, banking and watch-making, the Swiss Alps have sheltered and inspired generations of radical creative and political work, by a host of artists, Romantic poets (Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron), anarchists (Bakunin, Kropotkin and the Jura Federation), and, in Ascona, an incredible group of visiting artists and writers (Mary Wigman, Rudolph Laban, Hermann Hesse, D.H. Lawrence, Isadora Duncan, Carl Jung, Max Weber). One reason for this is that the conservative Switzerland is tightly-guarded, and ruled in accordance with international legal instruments and laws that have made it a safe haven for persecuted persons, and a fertile ground for international organizations charged with upholding human rights. Another reason is the sheer grandeur and impenetrability of the high Alps has led to the establishment of specific kinds of political regimes that have been largely protected by repeated incursions and allowed for a certain protective neutrality.

In this Maymester, Professor Robert Barsky will make this link between radicalism and creativity, safe haven and international law, medicine and international engagement, by exploring institutes, specialists and natural settings in the Swiss Alps and then in Rome, Italy. Beginning in Geneva, the students will be introduced to the international legal and non-governmental organizations that uphold international laws, notably the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations, UNICEF, the International Labor Organization, the World Trade Organization, Doctors Without Borders, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Students will meet with high-ranking officials from those organizations, and witness firsthand the kinds of work that is directed from the Geneva offices. 

 We will then travel to Chamonix, in the footsteps of Mary Wollstonecraft and her creation, Frankenstein’s monster, and we’ll also follow Percy Shelley and Byron up the Aiguille de Midi and to the Mer de Glace, enjoying Romantic inspiration throughout that amazing valley. We will then head to Grindewald and Murren, to explore the sublime heights that have inspired so many artists, writers, painters and philosophers including Dorothy and William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, John Turner, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Friedrich Nietzche and others. We will complete our work in Rome by returning to refugee and migration studies, and we’ll be introduced to the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, the International Organization for Migration Rome office, the Migration, Asylum and Social Integration Center, and other migration organizations in the country that is at the flashpoint of the current crises.

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FEES: Cost per student is approx. $12,000.  Fees include tuition, accommodation, most breakfasts, and public transportation between sites, some cultural activities and HTH health insurance.  Fees do not include regular meals, incidental expenses, and airfare (BNA-Geneva), for which a common itinerary will be developed. 

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad

DATES: May 8-16, Geneva; May 16-20, Chamonix; May 20-24, Mürren; May 24-May 30, Rome

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course.

ELIGIBILITY: NO PREREQUISITES. The program is open to all students in good academic standing, and with consent of instructor AXLE: INT

CREDITS: 3 HOURS.  This course is listed as INTERNATIONAL credit in AXLE.

MORE INFORMATION: robert.barsky@Vanderbilt.Edu

Website: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/robertbarsky/maymester-in-the-alps

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMO19e_eO84


EUROPEAN STUDIES 2260 01: Vienna & Prague: Culture, People, and Politics in the Heart of Europe

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INSTRUCTOR:  Professor Christoph Zeller, Associate Professor in German and European Studies

Probably no other European capital preserved its former glory with equal attention to detail while transforming the past into a versatile, modern present. Once the center of a huge and multi-ethnic

Probably no other European capital preserved its former glory with equal attention to detail while transforming the past into a versatile, modern present. Once the center of a huge and multi-ethnic and Empire, Vienna still plays a major role in world politics with its multiple United Nations offices and cultural institutions. A link between West and East, North and South, Vienna has been a market place of diverse cultural ideas and political concepts for centuries. Once a part of the Hapsburg Empire, Prague kept close ties with Vienna over the centuries and shares its vibrant multi-ethnic and cultural history.

Students will explore the cultural diversity of Vienna and Prague in their European context, their history, art, music, Jewish life, politics, museums, and monuments. Trips to historic sites along the Danube River such as the Melk Monastery, to the nearby Alps, and evening outings to world-class concerts and plays will complete this Maymester in the heart of Europe.

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $9,400. Fees include course tuition, transportation and housing (breakfast included) for course-related travel and lodging in Austria and Czech Republic, HTH International Health Insurance, entrance fees to sites and museums, and three group meals. Fees do not include airfare to and from Vienna (students will arrange and purchase their own air travel), most meals, or personal expenses, including calls and texts made on rented cell phones. Suggested spending money for the 4-week period is $800-$1,200, depending on personal spending habits and travel on free weekends.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES: May 8th – June 2nd   2017

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course.

SYLLABUS: Vienna Syllabus 2017.pdf

2015 INSTAGRAM PROJECT:  https://instagram.com/vandyvienna_2015/

ELIGIBILITY:

CREDITS: 3 credit hours; EUS 2260 04 will count as an INT course toward AXLE.

MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY:

Contact Prof. Christoph Zeller for a complete itinerary & for further information: christoph.zeller@vanderbilt.edu

Additional course information at www.vanderbilt.edu/german/studyabroad

Apply through the Global Education Office website for the Global Summer Fellowship: https://webapp.mis.vanderbilt.edu/studioabroad


FREN 3230 - French Cinema from Paris to Cannes

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INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Ramey, Associate Professor of French

In 1895 the Lumière brothers screened the very first moving pictures in a café in Paris.  Today the second largest film exporter after the US, France continues to play a central role in the international movie market. Once a year, in May, the world cinema community comes back to the birthplace of film and celebrates at the Cannes Film Festival. A ten-day extravaganza of film screenings, star sightings, and prize awarding, the Festival (founded in 1946) is considered the most prestigious film festival in the world.

This Maymester class will begin on May 9 in Aix-en-Provence, a beautiful college town in the south of France, where we’ll do an accelerated course in French film history, from its origins, through the Golden Age on our way to the New Wave, and finishing in the present.

FREN The Lumière Brothers, makers of the first films.

Having been thoroughly steeped in French film history and economics, we’ll head for the glamorous Mediterranean city of Cannes where the film festival will be taking place.

After a week in Cannes, we’ll take the TGV to Paris and spend a week learning about the past and present of the French film industry. We will visit the Cinemathèque, a comprehensive archive of French film with a museum that traces the history of French film production. We’ll also visit a studio, and trace the path of famous locations in the world’s most filmable city, among other media-related activities. The class will end on May 31, and students are free to return home or continue their travels in Europe.

Students will be responsible for paying for travel from the US to Paris and back home. Breakfast and dinner are included in Paris, as well as a group dinner in Aix and in Cannes, but no other meals are included in the price of the course (kitchens are available for use in Aix and Cannes).

This class is taught entirely in English and fulfills the AXLE INT requirement. It also counts toward the major and minor in French as well as the major in Cinema and Media Arts.

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $9,200.   Included:  Tuition, lodging, in-country transportation, site visit transportation, entry fees, guides, some meals and HTH health Insurance Not included: airfare (international & national), incidentals, some meals, and personal travel and expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad

DATES: May 9th to May 31st, 2017

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course. More details to follow

SYLLABUS: Syllabus FREN 3230 

Visit website for more course information   https://my.vanderbilt.edu/maymestercannes/syllabus/

ELIGIBILITY: There are no prerequisites. This course is taught in English

CREDITS:  3 credit hours. AXLE INT requirement

MORE INFORMATION:  lynn.ramey@vanderbilt.edu     


HART 2722: Modern Art and Architecture in Paris

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INSTRUCTOR: Leonard Folgarait, Professor of History of Art

Paris was the center of western modern art movements throughout the 19th century and until the mid-20th century.  The major styles of painting, sculpture, architecture and various other media of this period were developed in this city.  Paris became the exemplary modern city in Western Europe, and developed an extensive infrastructure of cultural institutions such as art academies, private galleries, and vast museums.  The major movements of this period were represented by artists such as: David, Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet and the other Impressionists; the post-Impressionists Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Seurat; and the Cubists Picasso and Braque. This list includes members of the Dada and Surrealist groups, leading into more international movements of radical abstraction, performance art, conceptual art, and post-modernism by the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

In the field of city planning, Paris led the development of urban modernization in Western Europe in the second half of the nineteenth-century with a vast reconstruction project that produced the central sections of Paris that we know today.

The architecture of Paris in these two centuries has also set the standard for modernist styles, which includes the industrial aesthetic of both the Eiffel Tower and the Centre Pompidou, the gleaming glass pyramids of l.M Pei's design for the Louvre, and the stark minimalism of the National Library.  Alongside such modernist examples one finds the opulent Paris Opera building and the dramatic redesign of the d'Orsay Train Station into the d'Orsay Museum.

This course will be conducted in Paris (May 8-June 2), where students will be immersed in an experience of studying art and architecture in Paris. The class periods will be spent touring sites in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée Picasso, two opera houses, a major department store, public parks, and the Centre Pompidou.

Instruction will be conducted by a combination of classroom lectures and intensive presentation and discussion of the art works and architecture in their presence.  There will be no traditional lectures, quizzes or exams, but rather an immersive experience in the actual viewing and analysis of artworks devoted to understanding how and why Paris has been such an important center of modern art.

Students will write three 5-page interpretive papers on artworks or architecture located in Paris, as exercises in first-hand analysis. These assignments do not presume any previous experience in studying history of art, but rather will expect the sort of analytical thinking typical of courses in the humanities. Each 5-page paper is worth one-third of the final grade (33.3%).  Instructions for these papers will be distributed before the class starts by means of the Blackboard website for the course.

FEES: Cost per student approx. $12,800 .  Included: tuition, entrance fees, lodging, HTH International Health Insurance.   Not included: airfare (international & national), incidentals, some meals, and personal travel and expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES: May 6th - June 4th, 2017

SYLLABUS: HART 2722 Schedule

ELIGIBILITY/COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

CREDITS:  3 credit hours. AXLE credit: HCA

MORE INFORMATION:  Instructor can be reached at:  leonard.folgarait@vanderbilt.edu




  ITA 3803: Mediterranean Culture

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 INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Jessica Greenfield, Lecturer in Italian and Mediterranean Studies

This program introduces students to the material and cultural history of the Mediterranean through visits to important archeological sites, museums, monuments, and cultural events throughout the island of Sicily.  Located at the center of the Mediterranean, Sicily has always been a hub of cultural exchange and a mecca for immigrants coming out of Asia, Africa, and the rest of Europe.  Especially today, Sicily is a microcosm of the larger Mediterranean and is the ideal location to study the evolution of culture in the Mediterranean basin because of the prevalence of material culture and the flourishing diversity among residents and immigrants. 

As we work our way around the island of Sicily, students will become familiar with the different groups to have conquered and influenced the area, as well as the importance of immigration and assimilation of foreigners into what has become a melting pot culture in the Mediterranean region.  Students will begin the course with a brief historical introduction to the island, and then explore how the contributions of different peoples have influenced and shaped the cuisine, religion, art, and architecture of the Mediterranean.  Material culture abounds in Sicily, and by visiting sites such as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, seeing a Greek tragedy in the theater in Siracusa, visiting and examining the Arab-Norman cathedrals of Palermo and Monreale, and touring the 16th, 17th and 18th century palaces of the Sicilian ruling class, students will build a firm historical understanding of the island. Additionally, a Sicilian cooking class, a Mafia tour with site visits to Cinisi, Carini, and the home of Peppino Impastato (as well as a private interview with the Mafia victim’s brother), and a study of immigration from Africa and Asia will provide students with a well-rounded understanding of how Sicily reflects the current situation in the Mediterranean region.

This program has several specific goals: 1) to help students create a firm foundational understanding of the material and cultural history of the Mediterranean, 2) to expose students to the contributions by the different conquerors of Sicily in order to help them form an understanding of the multi-faceted Mediterranean culture, and 3) to develop an understanding of the melting pot of the Mediterranean and its global reach.  Upon completion of this program students will be able to discuss the different cultures and conquerors of the island of Sicily, demonstrate a familiarity with the material culture and its importance to the development of the Mediterranean world, and an appreciation for the many cultures that have contributed to the term Mediterranean culture.

Students will be housed in the centro storico of Cefalù, a Medieval fishing village and beach town on Sicily’s north central coast.  Small, safe, and friendly, Cefalù’s central location will allow students easy access to the entirety of the island during their free time.  

FEES: Cost per student is approx.$7,800.  Included: Lodging, In-country transportation, Site visit transportation, entry fees, guides, Group meals and HTH health Insurance Not included: airfare (international & national), incidentals, most meals, and personal travel and expenses.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:  For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad .

DATES: May 7th to June 3rd, 2017

TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Student Arrival: Sunday, May 7 (departure from US on Sunday, May 6)
Orientation: Monday May 8 (onsite); a digital orientation will be provided on Blackboard/Brightspace prior to departure

Maymester Classes: Tuesday, May 10th – Friday, June 2nd

Student Departure: Saturday, June 3rd

SYLLABUS: ITALY 2017 syllabus

ELIGIBILITY: There are no prerequisites. This course is taught in English.

CREDITS:  3 credit hours. AXLE credit for HCA

MORE INFORMATION:  Jessica.t.greenfield@vanderbilt.edu

COURSE WEBSITE:  https://my.vanderbilt.edu/maymesterinsicily/


MHS 3310: A Comparative Study of Healthcare Systems in the World: USA, France

Myths and Realities about Healthcare Systems in the World

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INSTRUCTOR: Nathalie Dieu-Porter, Principal Senior Lecturer in French

 No French required

3 CREDIT HOURS FOR MHS, AXLE (INTERNATIONAL) and FRENCH (INTERSECTIONS)

HEALTHCARE: UNITED STATES #37 VS FRANCE #1

The United States has the most expensive healthcare system in the world; yet it was ranked by the World Health Organization #37 while France was ranked #1.

More recently the Commonwealth Fund ranked the USA last on scale of 1 to 11 among 11 healthcare systems in the OECD.

This course will explore how France managed to offer one of the most efficient healthcare systems developed in industrialized nations and what the United States could learn from them.

The comparison will extend to other industrialized nations in the world.

Students will be given the opportunity to meet and discuss with a variety of healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, dentists, health policy experts) both in the United States and in France.

QUESTIONS TO BE RESEARCHED :

  • Why is the United States still not offering universal healthcare despite being one of the richest countries in the world?
  • What does ‘socialized’ medicine’ really mean?
  • At half the cost of the American system, France offers universal care. How is that done?
  • What can the United States learn from systems that have been working for decades?
  • What are the different types of healthcare models in industrialized democracies around the world?
  • How do they work and compare to the American healthcare system?

SAMPLE OF ACADEMIC VISITS:

  • French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm)
  • Paris Marie Curie Institute
  • Paris Museum of the History of Medicine located inside the very prestigious Paris School of Medicine.
  • Paris Military Hospital Museum
  • Paris Saint-Anne Psychiatric Hospital
  • Hotel Dieu, Paris oldest hospital
  • Paris Saint-Louis Hospital Museum of Dermatological Molds
  • Aix-en-Provence Red Cross Headquarters
  • Aix-en-Provence Polyclinic

  Possibility of post-maymester internships in a research center in Paris.

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SAMPLE OF SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • Unlimited Parisian museum visits.
  • Tour of Versailles.
  • Guided Segway tour of Paris.
  • Dinner cruise on the Seine in Paris.
  • Sailing tour on the Mediterranean in the South of France.
  • Horse-back riding tour in the beautiful marshy fields and white dunes of Camargue.
  • Visits of local southern France markets.
  • Gourmet meals cooked by top chefs in Provence restaurants.
  • Gourmet cooking class in Southern France

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $10,800.  Fees include: tuition, hotels with buffet breakfast each day, Metro pass in Paris, and TGV from Paris to Aix, some meals, and entrance fees to all museums and parks and HTH International Health Insurance. Fees do not include: round-trip airfare to and from Paris, extra-curricular activities, baggage insurance, Housing on Vanderbilt campus and some meals. A common itinerary will be developed for each student to facilitate group travel

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES:  May 9th - June 4th, 2017   Location of the course: 3 days on campus and 25 days in France (Paris and Southern France) ** Please note: Program fee does not cover on-campus housing

ITINERARY: The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course. Details to follow.

SYLLABUS: Syllabus 2017 MHS 3310

SEE VIDEO HERE

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all majors with good academic standing, and with consent of instructor.

CREDITS: 3 credit hours. AXLE credit INT

MORE INFORMATION:  nathalie.d.porter@Vanderbilt.Edu


RUSS 2210:  RUSSIA TODAY: POLITICAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CHANGE

Experience Russian hospitality and post-Soviet political, socio-economic and cultural change from the inside out

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INSTRUCTOR David Johnson, Lecturer in Russian

Vodka, bears, long winters, The Cold War, Putin as dictator…Break through these and other stereotypes!

Who is Putin, really? Is Russia still a superpower? Why is Russia doing that? Should we fear Russia? Are Russians more Asian or European? What do Russians think? Find answers to these questions and more!

Spend four weeks in the ancient provincial city of Vladimir – one of Russia's first capital cities and political- economic powerhouses – studying, serving, exploring, interacting with Russians from many different social groups, including Russian university students, and reflecting about your knowledge and perceptions of contemporary Russia.

“...any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. ...I participated in a culture without being a tourist...and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.”

“Visiting Russia has been one of the most life-changing experiences I have ever had. It taught me how little I really know about the world, how different somewhere can be from the USA. It also showed me that we as people, no matter where we live or what country we were born in, are more alike than we tend to let ourselves believe.”

STUDYING

Daily presentations, lectures and excursions focus on aspects of economics, political science, international relations, education, culture, history, sociology, law, religious studies, etc.  Every effort is made to include something relevant to each participant's area of interest.

SERVING

To experience first-hand how history and current economic, political, sociol, educational, legal, and cultural developments intersect and impact specific groups in Russian society we work in several community organizations, possibly including the Vladimir Handicapped Children's Association, a local preschool, a non-profit organization working with adult orphans, a local veterans’ home, the Russian Orthodox Church, a dog shelter being organized and built by three local retired women.

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EXPLORING

The schedule includes:

  • Home stays (including home-cooked breakfasts and dinners)
  • Conversations, dinners, and fun evenings with Russians from different social groups, including university students
  • Excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other fascinating places
  • Trips to Moscow, St. Petersburg (during the famous “White Nights”), Suzdal, Bogoliubovo, Murom, the rural village Schukhudrino
  • Weekend at a dacha (summer home) with a Russian banya
  • Concerts, ballet in St. Petersburg, and a soccer match
  • Train, boat, bus, and bike rides 

REFLECTING

While in Russia, each participant considers the guiding questions for the program: What is the current situation in Russia in general and in terms of my area of interest and specialization? How does my understanding of the current situation in Russia coincide and differ with what I am learning, hearing, seeing, and feeling in Russia?

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $8800.  Fees include tuition, hotels, some meals, and entrance fees to all museums and parks and HTH International Health Insurance. Fees do not include: round-trip airfare, extra-curricular activities, some meals, baggage insurance and Russian Visa.  A common itinerary will be developed for each student to facilitate group travel.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES: May 15th – June 16th, 2017

ITINERARY: Maymester in Russia 2016 Daily Schedule:

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS HERE

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all majors with good academic standing, and with consent of instructor. No knowledge of Russian is required

CREDITS: 3 credit hours. INT in AXLE

MORE INFORMATION: Faculty Director, David Johnson david.matthew.johnson@vanderbilt.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

Blog posts from previous years:

 http://considerablycaffeinated.blogspot.com/

 http://visitingmotherrussia.blogspot.com/

 https://nicholshumanitarianfundblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/leah-fassinger/

Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHome/photos/a.414289011289.194837.184076861289/10153479611591290/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152424612366622.1073741839.585521621&type=1&l=21c280aeca

Russian Television Reports:

http://vladtv.ru/society/78658/

http://variant33.ru/ekspressnovosti1/22590_prikosnulis_k_nacional_nym_tradiciyam/

Comments about Host Organization (The American Home in Vladimir, Russia): Link to comments


Spanish 3330: Cultural Studies in the Andes (Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Lima)

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 INSTRUCTOR:  Heraldo Falconi, Senior Lecturer in Spanish

As a cultural crossroad, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and cosmopolitan city, Cuzco has something for everyone. Make it your own during this Maymester and explore one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the world: Cuzco, Peru .

In this course students will explore different forms of cultural production in the Hispanic world, with a focus on the Andean region and a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. Some of the issues discussed will be the lessons of cultural anthropology and archaeology to explore the past and understand the present, popular and elite artistic production, the importance of festive culture in the region, as well as questions of gender and society. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to engage in a more experiential type of tourism that will include activities such as hiking through ancient ruins, participating in important celebrations, and visiting with traditional artisans.

Students will lodge and study in the historic center of Cuzco, thus encouraging constant interaction and exploration of all the former Inca capital has to offer. The group will spend the first few days in Lima, a major cosmopolitan city and culinary capital of the Americas.

Students will receive credit for Span 3330: Cultural Studies in the Andes (Major: Culture/Elective; AXLE: INT; Prerequisite: Span 3301W and Span 3302.) Formal classes (taught in Spanish) will meet during the week and weekends will be dedicated to guided trips to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lima, among others.

FEES: Cost per student is approx. $8,600.  INCLUDED: class materials, lodging, at least one meal a day, entrance fees to all sites, as well as trips outside of Cuzco and Lima. Program fees will also include participation in unlimited group classes where students can mingle with locals and program participants alike. Past group classes included tango and salsa dancing, yoga, capoeira, public speaking, cooking and whitewater rafting (categories 2 and 3.) NOT INCULDED: airfare into Cuzco (May 8), Cuzco-Lima (May 24) or returning to the US from Lima (May 31.) Spending money will depend on personal habits but last year's students spent a few hundred dollars on average. 

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

Andean Studies Scholarship: There will be a maximum of two scholarships available to students participating in this Maymester. The amount is approximately $300, payable in local currency during the first week of classes. The application process consists of an interview and the submission of a 2-page statement (in Spanish) explaining the importance of this trip to Peru in the context of your own background, academic, and career goals. Please send all application materials and direct all questions to Prof. Heraldo Falconi (h.falconi@vanderbilt.edu.) The application deadline is February 15, 2017 and a final decision is expected by March 14.  Also, some financial support based on need and merit may be available through a Pugh-Hernández Award.

DATES:

May 8:            Arrival in Cuzco

May 24:          Cuzco-Lima

May 31:          Return to the US from Lima

ITINERARY and travel arrangements for the group: Details to follow.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:  Spanish 3301W and Spanish 3302. Also, students should be physically fit, as they will be expected to engage in hikes and walks at high altitude (around 12000 ft.)

CREDITS: 3 credit hours. This course is listed as INT for AXLE credit.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Heraldo Falconi (h.falconi@vanderbilt.edu). Also, see last year’s class blog at: http://vandyincuzco.blogspot.com/.


SPANISH 3325: The Way of Saint James

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 INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Maria Paz
Pintané , Senior Lecturer in Spanish

Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has deeply influenced the spiritual and physical landscapes of Spain and has remained until today as a major heritage site. For this reason, this course explores, from a multidisciplinary point of view, the origins, development, and influence of The Way of Saint James in the life, and culture of Spain. Through a close examination of literature, art, history, cultural, and religious issues, we will learn how the cult of Saint James and The Way itself has contributed to shape Spanish national identity.

The program will take place in Spain during four weeks and it will include a walking trip along several sections of the medieval French Way, specifically from Roncesvalles to Santo Domingo de la Calzada and from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela. Additionally, students will visit several major Spanish cities relevant to the history of the Way (Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos, Leon, and Santiago) and Madrid. Thus, students will walk through four of the autonomous communities that configure the map of Spain and experience first-hand the commonalities and differences among them.

During the course, the Way will be the classroom where students will learn about the socio-historical, geographical, religious, and cultural significance of this medieval tradition. Also, they will attend talks in cathedrals, monasteries, convents, castles, ancient pilgrim’s hospitals, and museums. As part of the course, students will write in Spanish an individual diary where they reflect about the mandatory readings and their own personal experience walking The Way. In addition, students will work on two group projects.

What is "El camino de Santiago"?
The "Camino de Santiago" is a pilgrimage journey to Santiago de Compostela, but also a unique road network that converges in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. According to the legend, the Apostle St. James’ remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where they were buried on the site where nowadays sits the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. When the tomb was discovered, it started a stream of travelers making the pilgrimage to the site (the earliest records of visits date from the 8th century). Today, thousands of Christian and non-Christian pilgrims set out from their homes on their way to Santiago. Many of them for religious and spiritual reasons, but many others do it to enjoy a unique experience, which is the result of 12 centuries of existence. The Way of St. James has given rise to an extraordinary spiritual, cultural, and social life. For this reason, the main routes were declared the First European Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe, and a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

FEES:  Cost per student approx. $8,600.   Included:  Two-day visit to Madrid, one-day visit to Pamplona, two-day visit to Burgos, one-day visit to León, one-day vist to Ponferrada, two-day visit to Santiago. Transportation within Spain, housing/hotel for the whole trip, two meal plan (breakfast & dinner), HTH International Health Insurance, cultural visits (Madrid, Burgos, Leon, Astorga, Santiago & A Coruña), and classes. Not included: airfare & lunch.

Fees and dates are subject to change. Accepted Students must commit by February 13th in the GEO application - Studio Abroad to retain their place on the course roster.  We anticipate a wait list of students wishing to join this course, thus the importance of committing as soon as you are accepted. This course being offered is contingent upon enrolling at least 14 qualified students by the end of January 2017.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: For information on scholarships administered by the Global Education Office, consult GEO: www.vanderbilt.edu/studyabroad.

DATES:  May 8th -June 4th, 2017

ITINERARY:  The instructor will develop a common itinerary for students in this course. Details to follow.

ELIGIBILITY: Prerequisite: Span 3302. The program is open to all majors with good academic standing, and with consent of instructor. Student should be in good physical condition.

CREDITS: 3 credit hours. HCA credit in AXLE

SYLLABUS: 

MORE INFORMATION:   VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PREVIOUS COURSES:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanderbilt-University-en-El-camino-de-Santiago/263978263648112?ref=hl

WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO TO GET AN IDEA OF THE PLACES YOU WILL BE VISITING:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJr2FzPnn1A

E-mail: maria.p.pintane@vanderbilt.edu


SPANISH 3302: SPANISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH CULTURAL TOPICS (Alicante, Madrid,Toledo & Barcelona)

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