This week on the SISA (Students Interested in Study Abroad)
Listserv you will find some useful information for those who
are planning to go abroad!
THE FOLLOWING UGA FACULTY PROGRAMS STILL HAVE SPACE
AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER & MAYMESTER 2006
**Agroecology in Costa Rica
**Geography and Ethnoecology of Latin America
**Comparative Biodiversity & Land Conservation Policy: Costa
Rica & the United States
**UGA at Erlangen
**UGA Study Abroad in Armenia
**Ecuador Study Abroad (textiles)
**Studies Abroad in the UK
**“Reacting To The Past” In Athens Greece
** UGA Geology in Argentina
Contact the Faculty Director or the Office of International
Education for more information.
AGROECOLOGY IN COSTA RICA
Professor Wayne Parrott, [log in to unmask], 111 Riverbend
A Study Abroad Program with a Biological Beat: The way
ecology, agriculture and people interact to define the
challenges of achieving sustainability
Travel to Costa Rica, and enjoy spectacular landscapes.
Visit its amazing ecosystems. Study the crops that grow in
environments that range from sea level to soaring volcanic
peaks, and accommodate everything from hi-tech agriculture
to traditional home gardens near a cloud forest.
Costa Rica boasts one of the highest levels of biodiversity
in the world. Agricultural production is taking place
adjacent to wilderness areas, and gradually encroaching upon
these. Wilderness areas are further affected by a large
influx of tourists. Within this context, sustainability and
sustainable development serves as the course theme.
You will travel from Atlantic to Pacific, exploring all of
the major ecosystems and major agricultural areas of Costa
Rica. Through a combination of site visits, hands-on
activities, hikes, and research projects, you will develop
your own sense of sustainability from first-hand experiences
and contact with Costa Rican citizens.
GEOGRAPHY AND ETHNOECOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA
Maymester; deadline is March 27.
The course Geography and Ethnoecology of Latin America will
visit Ecuador and tour several cities, ethnobotanical
reserves, medicinal gardens, ecological reserves and
national parks, where students will learn about the
geographies of Latin America and the traditional ecological
knowledge for biodiversity conservation. Direct interaction
with local scholars, guest speakers and indigenous leaders
will give UGA students unique chance to learn from the field.
This is a 6 credit-hour Maymester Study Abroad opportunity
open to all majors and minors. For more information, please
visit www.ggy.uga.edu/studyabroad, or contact the Faculty
Director: Dr. Fausto Sarmiento Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, University of Georgia URL:
[log in to unmask], 542-1753.
COMPARATIVE BIODIVERSITY & LAND CONSERVATION POLICY
ECOL 4570/6570, 4 Credit Hours
Learn about cutting edge laws and policies from the
professionals who developed them. Experience the beauty and
biodiversity of the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Costa Rica's
Pacific coast. Course taught by Laurie Fowler, J.D., LL.M,
Institute of Ecology and School of Law.
For more information, including the course syllabus and a
list of confirmed lecturers, visit:
If interested in participating, contact Emily Franzen,
Program Director, at [log in to unmask] or 583-0282 to request
an application or more information.
UGA AT ERLANGEN
The 6 week-long study abroad program UGA at Erlangen,
Germany, has one more slot available. The program runs from
June 19 to August 2. Students take 2 classes, and stay w/
guest families. We will travel to the Rhine and Alps (6 day-
travel-tour), plus overnight trips to Prague and
Prerequisite is 2 semesters of German. Please contact Dr.
DiBella at [log in to unmask] More information available at:
UGA STUDY ABROAD IN ARMENIA (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS &
UGA in Armenia is a 3-week study abroad program in
International Business and Relations. It is an intensive
field trip based program that allows participants to learn
about the economic, social, cultural, historical, religious
and geo-political developments in post-Soviet transition
The group will be accommodated in Yerevan and will make
daily field trips throughout Armenia to visit major
businesses (Yerevan Brandy Company, diamond processing, wine
production, hand made carpets and rugs, high technologies),
major political and international organizations (Government,
Parliament, EU, UN, US Embassy) and sights of historical
Students can earn up to 6 credit hours. Detailed program
information and trip itinerary is also available at the
For more information and details, please contact Dr. Glenn
Ames ([log in to unmask] ) or Vahe Heboyan ( [log in to unmask] ).
They are still accepting Applications and inquires.
ECUADOR STUDY ABROAD (textiles)
Applications accepted until the end of this week, June 9-23,
based in Otavalo and Quito.
Program provides insight into issues faced by a country that
is rapidly changing from small, un-mechanized, independent
localized production of textiles, apparel and other goods,
toward large-scale production for the international market.
See both traditional and technologically advanced methods of
production and marketing, learn about issues of employment,
transportation, importing and exporting, and effects of
increasing globalization on the daily lives of citizens. Up
to 6 hours credit. $3115 - includes all travel, lodging,
meals. Only a few slots remain. Contact Dr. Helen Epps,
[log in to unmask] 542-4913.
STUDIES ABROAD IN THE UK
Studies Abroad in the UK is holding info sessions about the
British Landscapes, Literature and Education July 2006 study
The info sessions will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, March 21 at 1 pm in 102 Aderhold
Wednesday March 22 at 4 pm in 102 Aderhold
Tuesday March 28 at 3:30 pm in 102 Aderhold
Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 pm in 102 Aderhold
For more information about the program, visit us at
www.coe.uga.edu/uk or email us at [log in to unmask]
UGA SOUTH PACIFIC
The Studies Abroad in the South Pacific program still has a
few spaces available in the New Zealand Maymester and Fiji
early summer programs. Credits are available in a number of
subjects. For more information, visit us at
www.uga.edu/oie/southpacific or email us at [log in to unmask]
“REACTING TO THE PAST” IN ATHENS GREECE
There is still room for you! The deadline is March 31. This
program is open to all students (not just honors)
The Classics Department and the Honors Program at the
University of Georgia are sponsoring a “Reacting Abroad”
program in Athens, Greek this Maymester (May 21 - June 10
2006)—three unforgettable weeks reinventing democracy in its
famous birthplace. “Prepare to take a real walk from the
Peiraeus to the site of the first Ekklesia at the Pnyx,” the
Gamemaster (in the guise of Athena) will tell the 18
students who embark on this pedagogical adventure. We will
be in the city where all the events we are enacting really
took place 1400 years ago!
“Reacting to the Past”—an integrative and active approach to
learning—is an award-winning pedagogy that provides a deeply
historicized approach to important texts in the humanities
and to critical moments in world history. In Reacting
classes, students are encouraged to make the imaginative
leap to understand what the texts meant to those who read
them at charged moments in the past. The students achieve
this through sustained role-playing. They work in factions
or as individuals and have specified goals which they pursue
through active research and debate with one another and the
writing of papers. “The Threshold of Democracy, Athens 403
BCE”—one of the most popular Reacting Games—begins at the
moment when the Thirty Tyrants have been expelled from
Athens. Students deliberate, in character, on the issues of
the day, determining the future of Athens and recreating the
intellectual dynamic of one of the most formative periods in
The UGA faculty teaching Reacting Abroad are Dr. Nancy
Felson and Dr. Keith Dix. Dr. Naomi Norman will guide some
of the site visits in Athens and its countryside. In a
second course, Ancient Athens, students will explore the
physical settings in which Athenian democracy developed and
flourished, especially the Agora, Pnyx, and Acropolis, and
will examine the archaeological, literary, and historical
evidence used to reconstruct Athenian life and
institutions. The Reacting course satisfies Area F in
numerous departments; the Ancient Athens course has no
prerequisites and will dovetail with the Reacting course.
For more details, visit
www.classics.uga.edu/reacting/reacting_abroad.htm or contact
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UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA
There are spots still left in the UGA Geology in Argentina
Program. If you have not been able to submit your
application yet, please note that the deadline for this
program has been extended.
Participating students will enjoy the breathtaking
landscapes and rich culture of Argentina while completing 6
to 10 credits of core or elective science courses this
summer. Covering more than 4000 miles of Argentinean
territory from the Pampas Plains to the Andes Mountains,
this Field Geology program visits cosmopolitan Buenos Aires,
three National Parks and twelve other cities in Argentina's
Ideal for students in any discipline who love the outdoors
and are eager to explore interesting, rarely visited places.
Application forms can be downloaded from the program's
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