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Spring 2018: Poland

 A Tale of Two Uprisings: Warsaw & Krakow, Poland

Faculty Leader: Nancy Sinkoff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Jewish Studies/History

Travel Dates: May 2018

Class Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 4:30PM-5:50PM 

Program Cost: TBA (includes room, limited meals, tours). Airfare may be subvented through competitive grants administered by the Center for European Studies and GAIA. Jewish Studies majors/minors may also be eligible for grants through the department.

Course Number: 01:959:192, 1 credit, 01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292, 3 credits

In connection with the spring course "Exile under Nazism and Communism"  (01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292) Professor Nancy Sinkoff (Jewish Studies/History) will lead 15 students on a week-long global field experience, "A Tale of Two Uprisings," to Poland immediately after the semester. Building on the literary and historical themes of the course, high achieving students will visit two cities, Warsaw and Cracow, with day trips to Nowa Huta (The New Steel Mill), east of Cracow, and to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the Nazi concentration and death camps.

In Warsaw, students will explore the numerous sites commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943), the Warsaw Uprising (1944), and visit Polin: The Museum of the Jews of Poland as well as the Warsaw Uprising museum, History House, the Stalinist Palace of Science and Art, and the site of the new Museum of Modern Art. Students will also enjoy a bicycle trip to Wilanów Palace and a visit to the Poster museum. In Cracow, students will tour the oldest covered European medieval market, explore the architectural heritage of Poland's Jewish community as well as visit Oskar Schindler's factory. Together we will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. There will be opportunities to engage with Polish and Polish-Jewish history in the form of theatre, performance art, and food. Students will also meet with Polish university students.

* There are 15 available spaces, first come, first serve.

Students accepted to the program will receive a special permission number to enroll in 01:959:192 (1 credit field experience).


Winter 2018: South Africa

Faculty Leader: Ronald Quincy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), School of Social Work

Travel Dates: December 28, 2017 – January 12, 2018

Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 9:50AM-12:50PM, Brett Hall Seminar Room, College Avenue Campus

Program Cost: The on-the-ground fees for this program are estimated at $2490.

Course Number: 01:090:293:05 - 3 credits, 01:959:401:01 - 1 credit Global Experience

This one-credit honors course is only open to undergraduate students in the Rutgers Honors College and the SAS Honors Program who are registered for the Fall 2017 honors seminar "Anti-Apartheid and Civil Rights Movement: King and Mandela Lessons in Leadership Seminar"

The purpose of this Study Abroad Program is to conduct a series of seminars on social and economic justice while examining the strategic ways in which leaders have sought to institutionalize activism and public dissent. This program is a supportive component of the Anti-Apartheid and Civil Rights Movement: King and Mandela Lessons in Leadership Seminar. Students will transition from a challenging Fall 2017 Honors Seminar that focuses on leadership, conflict resolution, and social justice, and retrace the footsteps of many great leaders in South Africa. Honors students participating in the one-credit Study Abroad Winter Session: Social and Economic Justice in South Africa Field Experience in the winter of 2018 will be by applying to the program through Study Abroad. All applications will be reviewed by Prof. Quincy. Students that are selected will be provided with a special permission number to register for the both the fall honors seminar and the winter field experience.

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Spring 2018: Northern Ireland: Partition, Sectarianism and Reconciliation

Northern Ireland: Partition, Sectarianism and Reconciliation

Faculty Leader: Paul Blaney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, March 9, 2017 - Saturday, March 17, 2017

Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2:50PM - 5:50PM, 35 College Avenue Room 302, College Avenue Campus

Program Cost: TBD (airfare included)

Course Number: 01:090:229:H1, 1 credit, 01:090:297:01, 3 credits. (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).

As part of a Spring 2018 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar (Northern Ireland: Partition, Sectarianism and Reconciliation) 01:090:297:01, Paul Blaney will be leading 15 students on a week-long trip to Ireland. In conjunction with the New Brunswick-based Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, students will enroll in a Spring one-credit field experience, 01:090:229. Students will travel to Ireland during Spring Break 2017. The seven-day study abroad experience is designed to bring to life the history, the conflicts, and the post-Good-Friday-Agreement reality of the province. Based in Belfast, students will visit the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved government and explore other key sites in the city. Day-trips from Belfast will take in the rugged north coast and the home of poet Seamus Heaney.

* Students must be enrolled in the SAS Honors Seminar "Northern Ireland: Partition, Sectarianism and Reconciliation" 01:090:297:01 in order to be enrolled in the one-credit field experience, 01:090:229.

* There are 15 available spaces. Rolling admission. Click here to apply through the Center for Global Education.

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Students accepted to the program will receive special permission numbers to enroll in 01:090:229:H1 (1 credit field experience) AND 01:090:297:01 (3 credit honors seminar).

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