The International Traveling Classroom (ITC) is an innovative, one-of-a-kind education abroad program that allows UWRF students to live and learn for one full spring semester in multiple location throughout Europe. You will travel and take courses with UWRF faculty in six countries, earning twelve credits, with each European-focused exploration consisting of lectures, discussions, debates, interactive field trips, and hands-on projects. Contemporary Europe (INTS 365, 3 credits) is required of all participants. A variety of other courses are offered that meet general education and University criteria, as well as requirements in several majors and minors including INTS, PHSY, WGST, HEAL, and SASA.
If you are interested in more information about the 2017 ITC program, please contact 2017 Group Leader Matthew Vonk (email@example.com) or ITC Coordinator Ken Stofferahn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ITC stays on the move, stopping at several different European locations over the course of the semester. In the Spring of 2017, ITC will venture to Edinburgh, London, Paris, Munich, Innsbruck, Ljubljana, Florence, and more!
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) is required of all participants. Other courses will meet university, general education, or liberal arts requirements.
In the Spring of 2017, the following courses are tentatively offered:
- INTS 365 - Contemporary Europe (required)
- PHSY 350 - Science and Art
- WGST 350 - Intro to LGBTQ Studies
- HEAL 269 - Wellness
- SASA 105 - Intro to Theatre and Drama
A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” 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.
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.
More information is available on the ITC website.
- Participants attend evening orientation meetings during the fall semester prior to the semester in Europe.
- Qualified students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis.
- Most of the ITC study sites are part of the Schengen Region and so therefore do not require a visa for entry/exit, but students are limited to 90 days within the Region in 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 the Office of International Educaiton for help) any visa/other entry requirements of the countries you'll be visiting.
How to Apply:
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