combine U.Va. faculty, U.Va. credit, first-hand view of world
of U.Va.s International Studies Office
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
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.
by William Quandt
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.
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
Summer Arabic program. Irbid, Jordan. All courses taught in Arabic
by instructors of Yarmouk University.
Third year in Copenhagen. Co-sponsored by Denmarks International
Study Program and McIntire School of Commerce. For graduate students.
McIntire offers a host of other exchange and overseas programs
in conjunction with the Council on International Educational Exchange
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.
Dortmund and Jena, Germany. Supervised by U.Va. Professor William
McDonald and sponsored by the German Department.
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.
Comparative Culture and Society: Britain, Europe and North
America. Hosted by University College, Oxford. Directed
by U.Va. Professor Mark Thomas. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Culture of London: Past and Present. Hosted by
Regents College in London. Directed by U.Va. faculty Stephen
Cushman and Michael Levenson.
Chinese History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and
Environmental Issues. Directed by U.Va. Professor Yunsheng