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Lyon, France
Courtesy of U.Va.’s International Studies Office

By Elizabeth Kiem

Thanks to the efforts of the new staff in the International Studies Office, U.Va. students interested in taking classes overseas this summer have plenty of options, if not plenty of time. The deadline for each of these programs is Feb. 15.

Programs combine U.Va. faculty, U.Va. credit, first-hand view of world
Thanks to the efforts of the new staff in the International Studies Office, U.Va. students interested in taking classes overseas this summer have plenty of options, if not plenty of time. The deadline for each of these programs is Feb. 15.

• U.Va. in Russia / 6 weeks / 6 U.Va. credits. Hosted by the Russian Academy of Liberal Arts in St. Petersburg, students will spend six weeks studying beginning Russian conversation, Russian culture as well as a post-Soviet politics class taught by U.Va. Professor Yuri Urbanovich. Four weekend excursions plus a four-day visit in Moscow are planned.

• U.Va. in Morocco / 6 weeks / 9 U.Va. credits. Up to nine credits can be earned during the six-week program in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Directed by Professor Majida Bargach of the French Department, classes include French language and Moroccan civilization.

Photo by William Quandt
For information about U.Va.’s study-abroad programs: www.virginia.edu/iso

• U.Va. in France / 3 weeks / 6 U.Va. credits. For more intensive French language study, the ISO offers a three-week program in Lyon. Two courses, contemporary France and Renaissance Lyon are taught in French. A class in the business, politics and culture of the European Union is offered in English. Planned trips to Belgium and the Alps are included. U.Va. faculty include Brad Brown of the McIntire School, and Janet Horne and Mary McKinley, both of the French Department.

• U.Va. in China / 9 weeks / 9 U.Va. credits. Shanghai will be the home base of this program hosted by East China Normal University and coordinated by U.Va. Professor Helen Shen. The history course will be taught by U.Va. Professor Chen Jian. Language, history and culture classes will give students nine earned credits, while optional non-credit classes include martial arts and calligraphy.

• U.Va. in South Africa / 3 weeks / 6 U.Va. credits. The South Africa program plans a week each in the cities of Johannesburg and Venda and a third on a wildlife refuge in Wittsrule, where students will take part in a community service project. U.Va. Professor Bob Swap will teach a course in environmental science. A second class is still to be scheduled.


There are a number of excellent programs that have long been offered by U.Va. faculty members and departments, and that continue to thrive. They include the following.

• Semester in India. Jodhpur, Rajasthan. In conjunction with Emory University.
www.virginia.edu/~soasia

• Summer Arabic program. Irbid, Jordan. All courses taught in Arabic by instructors of Yarmouk University.
www.virginia.edu/~arabic/yarmuk_ program.htm

• Third year in Copenhagen. Co-sponsored by Denmark’s International Study Program and McIntire School of Commerce. For graduate students. www.comm.virginia.edu/studyabroad/copenhagen
McIntire offers a host of other exchange and overseas programs in conjunction with the Council on International Educational Exchange
www.ciee.org

• Hispanic studies in Spain. University of Valencia. Fall and spring semesters. Longest running and most popular U.Va. program abroad. Professor Fernando Opere is the director.
www.virginia.edu/~spitpo/spanish/valencia

• Dortmund and Jena, Germany. Supervised by U.Va. Professor William McDonald and sponsored by the German Department.
www.uni-dortmund.de/web/de/index.html
www.uni-jena.de/

• A summer at the Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima. Classes in Peruvian history, Amazon anthropology and Spanish language will be offered, along with week- long excursions to Cuzco and the rain forests. U.Va. professors Jorge Secada (Philosophy) and Brian Owensby (History) are directors.
http:/minerva.acc.virginia.edu/~intstu/OVERSEAS/PROGRAMS/Lima.html

• “Comparative Culture and Society: Britain, Europe and North America.” Hosted by University College, Oxford. Directed by U.Va. Professor Mark Thomas. mark.thomas@virginia.edu

• “The Culture of London: Past and Present.” Hosted by Regent’s College in London. Directed by U.Va. faculty Stephen Cushman and Michael Levenson.
london@virginia.edu

• “Chinese History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Issues.” Directed by U.Va. Professor Yunsheng Huang.
http://urban.arch.virginia. edu/~sch-docs/abroad/beijing.html


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