Centre Study Abroad Options for Summer 2014
Baden-Baden in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in Alsace.
Students can take part in an archeological excavation of a Roman-
period synagogue at Cana of the Galilee this summer with Prof.
In the summer of 2014, Centre is offering options for study around the world. As we do each summer, we offer a program in Strasbourg that runs for three weeks immediately following Commencement. New this summer is a course in Florence, Italy, during the same time period. Centre faculty will also lead students to Costa Rica and Turkey in Kentucky Institute for International Studies (K.I.I.S.) programs. And there are 23 additional K.I.I.S. programs in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
France: Early Summer Strasbourg Program (HUM 269)May 26-June 16
Students live in Centre's Strasbourg apartments while exploring the city and the region. Class excursions will transport students to Germany across the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains in Alsace. Students with no French will get "survival French" training at the beginning of the course. The second weekend is free for individual travel in Europe from Thursday-Sunday evening; the last few days of the course are conducted in Paris. This option is not available to students who have studied or plan to study for a full term in Strasbourg. More information will be available on Thursday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. in the Davidson lounge of Carnegie. For this course, you must first be approved by Leigh Cocanougher at the Center for Global Citizenship and then pay a $600 non-refundable deposit at the Cashier's Office by Tuesday, February 11; the additional $2200 is due May 1. This trip qualifies for senior subsidy support. Taught by Prof. Jeff Fieberg. Cost (includes airfare from Louisville, room, board, and excursions): $2800.
Italy: Machiavelli's Florence (POL 406)May 26-June 16
In the 14th and 16th centuries, Florence witnesses an explosion of culture as painters, sculptors, architects, and thinkers rediscovered classical ideas; the all-powerful Christianity of the medieval world was pushed aside for something new. This class will study the city itself and some surrounding towns as backdrops for understanding Machiavelli's revolutionary political doctrines that are the foundation for modern politics. More information will be available on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Davidson lounge of Carnegie. For this course, you must first be approved by Prof. Paskewich and then pay a $600 non-refundable deposit at the Cashier's Office by Tuesday, February 11. The additional $2800 is due May 1. Prerequisite: POL 120, 130, or permission of the instructor. Contact Prof. Chris Paskewich. Cost (includes airfare from Louisville, room, board, and excursions): $3400.
Archaeological Excavations in IsraelMay 28 – June 23
Students are invited to be part of the team that will be excavating Cana of Galilee in the summer of 2014. Professor Tom McCollough will be directing the excavation with Professor Lee Jefferson serving as associate director. The excavation will focus on a Christian pilgrimage cave complex that dates from the Byzantine through the Crusader period. In addition to the excavation work, we will take excursions to the Mediterranean cost, around the Sea of Galilee, and to Jerusalem on an extended excursion. The excavation team will be lodged in a hotel in Nazareth, five miles from the site. A course that is cross-listed in religion and history may be taken for credit. Cost (covering airfare, lodging, three meals per day, and transportation within Israel): $4125.
Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Summer Programs
The KIIS summer programs are excellent financial values, and students earn three to six hours of academic credit. This summer's programs will be taught in Austria, Barcelona, Berlin, Bregenz (environmental), Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Greece, Istanbul, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Munich, Paris, Prague, Québec, Salzburg, Slavic Europe, Southern Spain, and Tanzania. Get specific information about each trip on the website, www.kiis.org; fliers for the various programs are also available in the Center for Global Citizenship in Carnegie. Interested students should first get clearance from Leigh Cocanougher in the Center for Global Citizenship before registering on-line. Once registered, students fill out a form in the Registrar's office if they wish the K.I.I.S. summer credits to be transferred to Centre. The K.I.I.S. courses do not qualify for Centre's senior subsidy, with the following two exceptions of programs led by Centre faculty:
Costa Rica, led by Centre Professor Genny BallardJune 1–July 6
Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating events. Through classroom activities and excursions, students have the opportunity to walk in tropical rainforest canopies, visit coffee plantations and hike to quetzal feeding areas high in the mountains of central Costa Rica. The program begins at the Arenal Volcano and then moves to Colorado near the Panama border (Dr. Ballard's Peace Corps site) where students meet their host families. KIIS Costa Rica continues with a four-day visit to the beaches of the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. This area is home to monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws, iguanas, turtles and dolphins. From there, the group travels to San Marcos de Tarrazu, the heart of the coffee region, where students stay with their second homestay family. The class ends with a retreat in a quetzal breeding area. Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this program, though it is encouraged. Please note: the KIIS Costa Rica is a physically challenging study abroad option that requires strenuous hiking in heat and elevation. Be prepared for 1) a lack of hot water during the first part of the program; 2) some insect bites; and 3) the Costa Rican "rainy season." 4) some areas where there is no Internet access. Cost (that includes all food, in-country transportation, and housing but not airfare or $250 application fee): $3650. Contact Prof. Genny Ballard for more information.
Istanbul, led by Centre Professor Tom McColloughJuly 2–August 1
Historic, enchanting Istanbul, Turkey, opens the door for students to explore one of the world's most magnificent, beautiful, and vibrant cities with stunning architectural monuments from its Byzantine and Ottoman past. Students will take weekly excursions in Istanbul and an excursion to the Aegean coast as well as make visits to historic and cultural sites such as Troy, Pergamum, and Gallipoli. In Istanbul students live in double occupancy dorm rooms at a private university; they stay in hotels during excursions. This 4-week program offers courses in history, politics, and religion. Centre Professor Matthew Pierce will also teach in this program. Cost (not including airfare or $250 application fee): $3275. Contact Prof. Tom McCollough for more information.