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UWRF: International Traveling Classroom
Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Edinburgh, Scotland (UK); London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Verona, Italy
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International Traveling Classroom
Program Overview:The International Traveling Classroom (ITC) program takes place spring semester. You will travel and take courses with UWRF faculty in six countries. Twelve credits will be earned, all with a European focus, each consisting of a combination of lectures, discussions, debates, field trips, and/or projects. Contemporary Europe (INTS 365, 3 credits GE MD) is required of all participants. Other courses will meet other university requirements, such as general education, liberal arts requirements, university requirements, and so on. Participants attend orientation meetings during the fall semester prior to their semester in Europe. Qualified students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in more information about the 2014 ITC program, please contact Wes Chapin, ITC Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rich Wallace, email@example.com, ITC 2014 Group Leader.
Location:The ITC stays on the move, stopping at several different European locations over the course of the semester. In the Spring of 2015, ITC will venture to Edinburgh, London, Berlin, Vienna, Verona, Amsterdam, Paris, and more!
Academics:Courses offered are regular UWRF courses that vary every term based on the faculty who are leading and teaching on the program. In general, Contemporary Europe (INTS 365 (3 credits GE MD) is required of all participants. Other courses will meet university, general education or liberal arts requirements.
In the Spring of 2015, the following courses (and the requirements they fulfill) are offered:
INTS 365 – Contemporary Europe
UNIV – global
GENED – multidisciplinary
LA – humanities or social and behavioral
INTS – major/minor
JOUR – international
GEOG – regional
THEA 105 –Introduction to Theater
GENED – humanities and fine art
ART 131 – Drawing 1
ART - major/minor
LA – humanities
FILM 248 – Film: Cultures in Conflict
FILM - minor
DFT - major/minor
LA – humanities
UNIV - Diversity
POLS 346 – Politics of Western Europe
POLS – major/minor
LA – social and behavioral
INTS – major/minor
Cost:A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Budget Sheets” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
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Housing & Meals:We reserve spots in youth hostels and reasonably priced hotels. These are relatively inexpensive options for travelers that allow you to meet people from all over the world. They often have kitchens, internet access, television rooms, and other amenities. The rooms in hostels are somewhat like residence halls or dormitories with several beds per room. Some meals are provided. European cities offer a plethora of dining options for times when you eat on your own. Try your hand at preparing some local dishes with ingredients from local grocery stores and markets, take in the sights, smells, and sounds of a local restaurant or cafe or grab a take-away meal, sit in a park or city square and people watch.
Travel Arrangements:Students fly to and from Europe as group, and then travel independently/with others to the designated study sites once in Europe. We expect you to take some weekend trips and to travel at the end of the semester independently. One of the advantages of the ITC is that you'll be with a group for much of the semester and ITC staff will be available to answer your questions and help you make plans. We'll have thorough orientations that cover the main questions about traveling both as a group and independently. You might choose to spend some time traveling alone (we'll cover safety tips and other issues related to that), or you might spend time traveling with others in our group. If you want to travel to Spain or Ireland, for instance, chances are there will be others in the group who want to do the same! Europe has wonderful transportation systems, including trains, buses, trams, and more. You'll receive a global Eurail pass that is included in your program fee. This provides you with an inexpensive means to travel extensively around Europe. We'll talk more about different modes of transportation and costs during orientation.
Additional Information:More information is available on the ITC website.
• You will be required to attend evening orientation meetings on Thursday evenings during the fall semester prior to the program.
• Qualified students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis.
• For further information, contact the faculty leader: Rich Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Most of the ITC study sites are part of the Schengen Region and so there is no need for a visa for entry/exit, but students are limited to 90 days within a six-month time frame. Additional travel in the Schengen Region at the end of the semester should to be planned carefully. If you plan to travel outside of the Schengen Region during your free travel, make sure to research (or ask Global Connections for help) any visa/other entry requirements of the country you'll be visiting.
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