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NOTE!!!! 

 GUSTAVUS LED COURSES FOR JANUARY 2015 ARE CLOSED


       HAMLINE UNIVERSITY COURSES OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15       (scroll to courses below)
 HECUA AND UMAIE COURSES REMAIN OPEN
UNTIL OCTOBER 1   (scroll to links below)

Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE)
2015 January Interim Off-Campus Study courses


Gustavus
   
  

APPLICATION DATES: April 1-July 31, 2014
• Early registration, April 1-April 15, is advised. Courses do fill after early registration. Later registration could result in a higher course cost due to increased air costs and change in value of the dollar. Registering later could also result in denial based on plane occupancy.
• Application forms and instructions may be accessed on the Studio Abroad website: http://gustavus.studioabroad.com/ beginning April 1, 2014. Instructions regarding this application procedure are on the back of this document under “Application Process” or at http://gustavus.edu/academics/cice/studyabroad/programs/jterm/appguidelines.php. Please read everything carefully. All applications must be completed and submitted online. Most fees will be accepted in the CICE office or on-line by credit card.
• Several policies apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, be in good financial standing with the College, and cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation.
• Acceptance is determined by personal written statement, unofficial transcript, and personal interview by instructors.
• Area approval: January IEX
• Please consult the CICE website for information about payment schedule, cancellation, and reimbursement policies: http://gustavus.edu/academics/cice/studyabroad/programs/jterm/policies.php
*Course costs shown below are estimates.*
A final cost will be determined by Sept. 20, 2014. Prices could vary from $200-$600 more or less than the estimated fee due to volatile financial markets, value of the dollar, and final number of participants on course. Flight deviations will not be allowed without prior approval from CICE.
All January Interim fees are estimates, and the final cost for the program will be determined at the beginning of the academic year. Scholarships are not available for January Interim programs, however students may apply for personal loans. For more information on determining program costs, visit our website: Program Fees and Billing
** Additional Costs include immunizations, books, and some meals. Passport costs are the responsibility of the student.
 
GUSTAVUS INTERNATIONAL JANUARY INTERIM COURSES 2015
Central America
SPA 125 Intensive Spanish in Costa Rica
Mayra Taylor, SPA   Dates: Jan 3-25       Enrollment (max to min): 20-10   Estimated Cost: $4344- $4454    Additional Costs: $20         Application Fee: $65   
Students will travel to Costa Rica where they will study primarily the Spanish language and culture of this small but fascinating country. The class will analyze the effects of globalization on a country that from colonial times had an agricultural based -economy but has leaped into the global arena to re-brand itself as a mecca of ecotourism and high technology exports. Through language classes, homestays and visits to a variety of sites, the students will be able to identify the issues that are currently changing the country and draw their own conclusions.
CostaRica Brochure2015.pdf

 
Africa
NDL 350 With One Voice in Tanzania
Barbara Zust, NUR     Dates: Jan 7-28 (US Retreat Jan 4-6)   Enrollment (max to min): 14-18  Estimated Cost: $5150-$5800  Additional Costs: $ 20, plus immunizations   Application Fee: $65   
This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring health in Tanzania from a holistic perspective that regards one’s physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as intricately enmeshed. Students will interact directly with people in rural and urban health care settings, as well as spend time being part of a rural village’s daily life. Because music plays an important role in Tanzanian culture, students will have numerous opportunities to join the people of Tanzania in singing favorite Tanzanian songs of faith in Swahili. Students will write daily narratives that reflect on the meaning of this experience. In a final project, students will analyze their collective narratives for universal themes that capture the meaning of the experience.
Tanzania Brochure.pdf  

NDL 155 South Africa: Examining Global Service-
David Newell, CSL, and Ellen Ruiters  Dates: Jan. TBA(on campus XX-XX)  Enrollment (max to min): 20-10   Estimated Cost: $4250-$4650   Additional Costs: $175       Application Fee: $65         
Students will examine global service through volunteering with Africa Jam, a non-profit organization in Cape Town, South Africa. Students will engage in service and cross-cultural conversations as well as visit several cultural sites that provide the political and cultural context of South Africa. Through service, community outreach, cross-cultural conversations, and course reading, students will examine global service and relate that knowledge to their own sense of service and understanding of the unique needs and functions of community. Students will be expected to articulate their experience through both written and oral presentations.
South Africa Brochure Final.pdf

EDU 225 Service Learning Across Cultures: Serve While You Learn About Cultures of Ghana
Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh and Debra Pitton, EDU       Dates: Jan 7-27      Enrollment (max to min): 25-10    Estimated Cost: $4550-$5150       Additional Costs: $35
   Application Fee: $65

Students will engage with people cross culturally through service learning in Ghana. By carrying out community projects, students will experience new and challenging contexts traversing socio-linguistic, economic, political and geographic borders. For one service project, students will collaborate with natives of Duori, Ghana to build a community center. The predicted outcome is that students will develop the ability to confront encounters of difference while gaining an understanding of how a liberal arts education explores critical social issues.
Ghana Brochure.pdf

South Pacific

 
COM 206 Trouble in Paradise: Negotiating Postcolonial Culture in Fiji and New Zealand
Martin Lang and Leila Brammer, COM     Dates: Jan 2-28     Enrollment (max to min): 25-20   Estimated Cost: $5700-$6300     Additional Costs: $300  Application Fee: $65         
Fiji and New Zealand each have rich and diverse cultural histories that were shaped by their experiences in their respective environments and the different forms of colonization they endured. By examining media, performance (dance and music), nonprofit organizations, and governmental policies, this course explores the cultural identity of indigenous Fijians and the Maori of New Zealand.
Fiji and New Zealand Brochure.pdf
 
Europe


HES 242 Olympic Quest: Examining the Pre- and Post-War Olympiads of Germany, France, England, and Ireland
Aaron Banks and Mary Joos, HES      Dates: Jan 10-27      Enrollment (max to min): 30-20    Estimated Cost: $5995-$6550   Additional Costs: meals $250    Application Fee: $65
This course will investigate the history of the modern Olympic Games set in the context of pre- and post-World War I and II through cultural, philosophical, societal, and athletic means. Through daily fieldwork and excursions, interaction with guest speakers and guides, reflective journaling practices, course readings and written papers, and instructor and student-led presentations, students will have the opportunity to interact with the origins of the modern Olympic Games.
OlympicQuest2015Brochure.pdf

GER 120 Germany: More Than the Alps, Beer, and Castles
Patricia Branstad, GER         Dates: Jan 8-31 (on campus Jan 5-7)       Enrollment (max to min): 20-10      Estimated Cost: $5200-$5800     Additional Costs: $215
Application Fee: $65

Through a week’s stay in each of three areas of Germany (Ostfriesland, Berlin, and Munich), students will increase their awareness of Germany’s diversity and thus challenge common stereotypes of German culture. Students will explore the political, economic, and social influences that shape Germany’s cultural identity.
Germany2015Brochure.pdf

T/D 244 The Gaiety School of Acting – Irish Theatre January Term
Participation on own with Gaiety instructors   Dates: Jan 5-27    Enrollment: minimum 5 Estimated   Cost: $3700+airfare   Additional Costs: $250  Application Fee: $65
The Irish Theater January Interim is a course designed for students who have previously taken Gustavus drama courses, and now want to focus their craft through the intensive study of Irish Drama. This intensive program takes place five days a week over a three week period at theatre premises in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar. The program explores a unique approach to learning that combines the development of literary understanding with an exploration of the craft of acting. On the final evening of the program students will present a showcase of selected scenes from the various plays studied. Weekends are free for travel.
Ireland Gaiety Brochure FINAL.pdf  

MUS 156 Gustavus Choir in the British Isles and France   (This course is open only to Gustavus Choir students – auditions required.)
Greg Aune, MUS & Joyce Sutphen, ENG Dates: Jan 16-31 (on campus 5-15)   Enrollment (min): 65    Estimated Cost: $51400-$5400  Additional Costs: $TBA 
Application Fee: $65

Students will examine literature, history, and culture of the United Kingdom from the Renaissance to the present day. They will discuss and respond to poems, short fiction, and drama connected to various locations on the tour.  In this sense, the course provides an intersection between rehearsal and performances, history, culture, art, literature, and music. Performances will occur in historic churches and locations where actual composers of the touring choral repertoire created their music.
 
HECUA
Off-Campus Programs - January 2015 & June 2014
Area Approval for all Courses: January IEX
January 2015
Social and Political Transformation in Ecuador
Instructor: TBA        Dates: Jan 2-25    Cost: $4000   Application fee: $50 HECUA Fee & $65 GAC Fee upon registration.  Additional Costs: $330 (local transport, immunizations, and passport)          Prerequisites: GPA of at least 2.75
This is a HECUA consortium program. Instructors include HECUA faculty and on-site specialists. The course explores socioeconomic issues in Ecuador as manifested in the country’s growing inequality and the proliferation of new social movements. Particular emphasis will be placed on indigenous rights, gender equality, the protection and management of natural resources, and Ecuador’s new Constitution. Students compare and contrast the Ecuadorian experience with developments in other parts of Latin America. Students gain a firsthand perspective on these dynamics with field work and NGO site visits in and around the beautiful capital city of Quito and in some distant rural communities. For more information see http://hecua.org/j_ecuador.

June 2014
Race in America Then and Now: “Post-Racial” Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
Instructor: TBA  Dates: June 9- June 30     Cost: $3200     Application fee: $50 HECUA Fee/$65 GAC Fee upon registration.   Additional Costs:   Prerequisites: GPA of at least 2.75
Many people in the U.S. and around the world have seen the election of President Barack Obama as a sign that racism in America is a thing of the past. America, it is said, is now a “post-racial” society, and has moved beyond a racially divided time. Yet that past was not very long ago. Obama’s election came within the lifetimes of people whose parents were born into slavery in America, and he was elected President less than fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Even after these landmark pieces of legislation became law, in the 1960s many communities of color struggled to find justice and equality in the United States. This program explores that era’s struggles as well as current movements for equality, and dares to ask questions about racial justice in America today. During the one-month program, students meet with civil rights activists who were active in the 1960s and those who are active now, and with lawyers, politicians, educators, and youth to learn about how America’s present is inextricably linked to its past. Field experiences open up connections among issues related to education, incarceration, and distribution of wealth, health care, housing, employment, and the environment.
Program Website: https://hecua.org/civilrights 

OFF-CAMPUS COURSES with Hamline University!
January 2015 and May 2014
Area Approval for all courses: January IEX
http://www.hamline.edu/offices/study-abroad/ug-jterm-mayterm.html

Applications open on April 15th. Priority application period is from April 15-May 15 with application fee of $225.  *Applications submitted May 16th-Sept. 15th have application fee of $275

THTR 1980: Theatre in Britain
Bill Wallace & Carolyn Levy     Dates: Jan 5-22      Estimated Cost: $TBA     Application Fees: Hamline: priority $225* & Gustavus: $65   (BOTH ARE NON-REFUNDABLE) Additional Costs: $TBA
This course is an exploration of how the unique interplay of history, culture and tradition has shaped and sustained a vibrant theatre tradition. Students will see a wide variety of theatre productions, visit important historic sites and see backstage in some of England’s most historic and interesting theatres.

MUS 1080: Music History in Central Europe
Yali You         Dates: Jan 6-26      Estimated Cost: $TBA    Application Fees: Hamline: priority $225* & Gustavus: $65   (BOTH ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)     Additional Costs: $TBA        
Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic have an important position in music history.  To study the composers, their compositions, and styles on site will greatly enhance the students’ learning experience.  The class will include lectures, listening, oral quizzes, and a final project, in addition to touring of museums, churches, opera houses, and important monuments.

INTD 1980: Rural Jamaica: Exploring the Natural World through Art and Biology
Bonnie Ploger      Dates: Jan 1-16      Estimated Cost: $TBA     Application Fees: Hamline: priority $225* & Gustavus: $65   (BOTH ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)     Additional Costs $TBA:        
This course will explore remote parts of Jamaica, far from tourist crowds.  The Caribbean islands are global hotspots of biodiversity.  We will investigate this diversity artistically and biologically as we visit habitats from tropical forests to ocean shores.  Students will experience how artists and biologists investigate the environment in terms of issues such as time, scale, shape, and color.
***Interview required in order to be accepted to this course.  Please e-mail Christine Diaz-Higgens (cdiazhiggens01@hamline.edu) in order to set up an interview.

PHIL 1145: Development Ethics in Jamaica
Samuel Oluoch Imbo      Dates: January 9-25      Estimated Cost: $TBA     Application Fees: Hamline: priority $225* & Gustavus: $65   (BOTH ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)    Additional Costs: $TBA         
This course consists in the examination of ethical issues related to so called “Third World” or “developing” nations.  This course will review recognize, engage, and examine major issues in the ethics of development, assess the principles, theories, logic, and evidence used to support assertions on developmental ethical issues, reflect on applications of theory and practice, and attempt to clear articulations of our own sense of the ethics of development.

 
APPLICATION PROCESS- Studio Abroad Information

Accessing Studio Abroad
To access the Studio Abroad site, go to http://gustavus.studioabroad.com/. This will take you to the Gustavus home page of the Studio Abroad site. You can also access it from the CICE website at http://gustavus.edu/academics/cice/studyabroad/programs/programs/jterm/.

What is on Studio Abroad?
You can view the January Interim 2014 courses by clicking “Programs” on the top navigation bar. If you want to see a list of only the January Interim courses, select “January Interim” from the drop-down menu labeled “Term.”  If you want to search for a specific program, enter the title beneath the “Program Name” from the drop-down menu. Priority applications will be available on Studio Abroad from April 1, 2013 to April 15, 2013.  You may apply for Gustavus programs until July 31, 2013.

How to apply
First, locate your program. Once you find it, click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions on the subsequent screens. Once you get to your application “home page” you will then need to read, submit, and return a variety of other pieces, all of which will be laid out on your home page. Some of these items will be submitted electronically, some still need to be submitted via paper directly to the CICE (i.e. receipt for fees). Read all of the information and instructions carefully!

For Gustavus programs, this will be the only application you need to complete.  If you are applying to a program through Hamline, UMAIE, or HECUA, this is only the application for Gustavus approval and does not constitute approval or acceptance into the specific study abroad program. You will receive instructions and a link to apply to your specific study abroad program/program provider on the Studio Abroad system once CICE has given you the approval to apply. 

January Policies
Before beginning a January Interim application, please review the January Term Policies page available on the Center for International and Cultural Education website.

If you have problems
If you have any questions related to the January Interim course(s) that you are interested in attending, please contact:
Linda Shaw, Assistant Director, CICE
507-933-7545 lshaw@gustavus.edu

Note: E-mails that are sent from the Studio Abroad system will arrive from StudioAbroad@gustavus.edu.  You will receive emails from the system whenever a status change has been made or materials received. You will be responsible for checking the Studio Abroad system on a regular basis for all information and updates regarding your program.
 



Application Procedure for non-Gustavus January Interim 2015 Off-Campus Courses

Before applying for a non-Gustavus January Interim course, please review the application process below:

1)      First, you must apply for your course through Gustavus on StudioAbroad before you continue any additonal applications.  You must first receive Gustavus approval before you can apply for a UMAIE, HECUA, or Hamline course. Note that Gustavus approval does not constitute approval by or acceptance into the specific UMAIE, HECUA, or Hamline course.
2)     You will be notified via your StudioAbroad account if your application has been approved or denied by Gustavus.The notification will include instructions on how to apply to your specific January program/program provider. You may not apply to your specific program provider until you’ve received approval and instructions from CICE via your StudioAbroad account.
3)     Once approved by Gustavus, you can complete your additional program applications for Hamline and HECUA online on their site, links provided. Note: all the components for the UMAIE application are on the Gustavus StudioAbroad application. This application will also be viewed by UMAIE instructors for approval, you will not have to fill out a separate application for UMAIE. You must however bring in your separate program fees to CICE for all the application and deposit fees listed above.


****ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW UMAIE APLLICATION PROCEDURE
No application will be considered without ALL the required signed documents, copies and a deposit check.

UMAIE will not review applications without passport information. UMAIE requires applicants to provide passport information on the application form, send in your passport photocopy, and or send in evidence that shows you have applied for a passport. This means your application will not be considered until we have this information. The following materials must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed:
• $500 Deposit
• $65 Application Fee
• Passport information or evidence that shows you have applied for a passport
• Completed application through Studio Abroad


UMAIE Courses
 

2015 UMAIE COURSES final.pdf

UMAIE Website

The Gustavus StudioAbroad application will suffice for both Gustavus and UMAIE program applications.  

To find your specific  UMAIE program application, click here or find the Programs tab on the upper right hand of the screen.  Type in your program name and under term, select January Interim, then hit search.

****ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW UMAIE APLLICATION PROCEDURE
No application will be considered without ALL the required signed documents, copies and a deposit check.

UMAIE will not review applications without passport information. UMAIE requires applicants to provide passport information on the application form, send in your passport photocopy, and or send in evidence that shows you have applied for a passport. This means your application will not be considered until we have this information. The following materials must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed:
• $500 Deposit
• $65 Application Fee
• Passport information or evidence that shows you have applied for a passport
• Completed application through Studio Abroad


*Any cancellations from UMAIE courses must be in writing to (lshaw@gustavus.edu) from the students (@gustavus) account not any other email accounts (e.g., Yahoo, Google, Hotmail, etc.)  

Hamline Courses

** You must fill out a   Gustavus StudioAbroad application  and pay a $65 non-refundable application fee initially and must be APPROVED BY GUSTAVUS first to be able to receive credit for your January course, BEFORE you apply specifically to the Hamline program you desire.  Hamline application, after Gustavus approval, requires a    Hamline StudioAbroad application    and a $225 to $275 non-refundable deposit.

Priority Applications open April 15th - May 15th.

To find your specific Gustavus StudioAbroad program application, click here or find the Programs tab on the upper right hand of the screen.  Type in your program name and under term, select January Interim, then hit search. 

Application Fees:
       April 15-May 15: $225
       May 15-September 15: $275


Hamline Programs for January 2015- Hamline studioabroad applications available here

Theatre in Britian
Britain Prelim.pdf

Music History in Central Europe
Central Europe Flyer - Dates tent. price tbd.pdf

Development Ethics in Jamaica
Jamaica PHIL Prelim.pdf

Rural Jamaica: Exploring the Natural World through
Art and Biology

Jamaica ArtBio Prelim.pdf

*Setting up an interview: Students who begin applications on this course and wish to have interviews should contact Christine Diaz-Higgins by phone (651)523-2245 in order to get in touch with the professors for their interview. 

** You must be APPROVED BY GUSTAVUS first, BEFORE you apply specifically to the Hamline or HECUA program you desire.

Program applications for Hecua are provided in the links below after your GUSTAVUS StudioAbroad application is approved:

To find your specific  Gustavus StudioAbroad program application, click here or find the Programs tab on the upper right hand of the screen.  Type in your program name and under term, select January Interim, then hit search.

Complete HECUA Application instructions for HECUA courses are here.
 

HECUA: Social and Political Transformation in Ecuador

HECUA Race and America Then and Now: "Post-racial" perspective on the Civil Rights Movement

 

Explore information on:   Due date for below experiences October 1, 2014

January International Internships,Career Explorations   

January International Independent Study


If you have any questions regarding January Interim courses contact:

Linda Shaw
Assistant Director, Center for International and Cultural Education
January Interim Off Campus Coordinator
UMAIE Representative
lshaw@gustavus.edu
507- 933-7150