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Interim 2022 Brochure
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Contains information on program fees, how to apply, and a list of programs offered during Interim 2022. This is subject to change. Students will be notified as changes occur.
Have direct exposure and access to numerous galleries and all major art museums in New York City. Through this exposure you will help develop an awareness of historical and current avenues in art as well as knowledge of how one makes a living in the art world. Click to learn more!
Explore both the mythical foundations of Italian cities and the documented and architectural realities of urban development. The majority of the course focuses on a study of Florence, with shorter visits to the urban centers of Siena, Ravenna, and Venice. Click to learn more!
Study Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexican art in the contexts of the desert and cultural settings inspiring it (i.e. native cultures, a place where women of her generation thrived, and where men built weapons of mass destruction nearby). Click to learn more!
Explore contemporary environmental practice at small Japanese farms, co-operatives, and in Japanese universities, which turn to locally grounded coalitions that remain attentive to global discourse, developments like the Fukushima triple-disaster, and science. Click to learn more!
Focus on the fossil record, from collection to scientific analysis to public dissemination. Participate in a meaningful paleontological research project, and the world-renowned museums and researchers en route will add meaning and depth to this experience. Click to learn more!
Equatorial Biology is an intensive field-biology experience exploring four equatorial New World environments: the Andean cloud forests, the Amazon rainforest, the high elevation Paramo and the Galapagos Islands. We will compare the rich biodiversity of each area focusing on the adaptations and natural history of species in each site while also considering the impact of human activity. Click to learn more!
BIO/ES 286: Tropical Ecology & Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica
Study and experience several tropical socio-ecological systems, including those situated in rainforest, montane cloud forest, dry forest, the marine coast, and agricultural and urban landscapes. Learn about the various policies and management practices aimed at more sustainable land use. Click to learn more!
Introduces you to the history and art of ancient Greece. It covers more than two thousand years of Greek civilization, from the bronze age through the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods. You study every major region of Greece, with extended stays in Athens, Crete, and the Peloponnese. Click to learn more!
Examine how schools and communities in the Twin Cities interact to provide support and developmental opportunities for school-age children. Participate as tutors and classroom assistants during the school day and experience what it is like to live in an urban setting. Click to learn more!
Observe, tutor, and teach in Honolulu for one week at Kalani High School and two-three weeks at Kamehameha School. While at Kalani, the focus is how race and ethnicity manifest themselves in U.S public education (and Hawai’I specifically) and intersect with other structural inequalities such as social class. Click to learn more!
Spend four weeks living and studying in the 5e arrondissement, a stone’s throw from a 1st-century Roman theater (Arènes de Lutèce), a gothic medieval cathedral (Notre Dame), a 13th-century university (Sorbonne), one of the biggest mosques in France (Grande Mosquée de Paris) and much, much more. Click to learn more!
Critically engage the notion of European identities by exploring the idea of the Grand Tour and the emergence of national museums, with a focus on efforts to decolonize museums and built environments. Students will experience first-hand some of the sites, artifacts, and works of art encountered in the Great Conversation program and reflect on the ways in which the program, like the Grand Tour itself, delineates cultural borders as well as disrupts them. Click to learn more!
Study and experience the intersection of arts and democratic governance by immersing yourself in the arts community of Washington, D.C., where music, dance, theater, visual art, and political activity exert both tangible and symbolic influence on how US Americans understand and make art. Click to learn more!
This interdisciplinary course is designed for students who wish to develop knowledge and
understanding of the theater contextualized within the rich cultural and historical resources of a
great international city. A full immersion in the art of theater, students attend approximately 22 performances ranging from traditional to modern at London and Stratford theaters. The course includes the reading of essays, dramatic criticism, group discussions, and backstage tours. Click to learn more!
Budapest is one of the world centers of mathematics. Hungary has produced many great mathematicians, including Paul Erdos, Laslo Lovasz, and Gabor Szego. Learn about them and others through a series of additional lectures and classes by Hungarian scholars. Click to learn more!
MATH 257: Noether & Kovalevskaya in Germany & Sweden
Emmy Noether and Sonya Kovalevskaya are two of the most famous mathematicians who worked in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Study the mathematics of Noether and Kovalevskaya, visit cultural and historical sites in Germany and Sweden, and learn about the cultural and societal contexts in which the women lived and worked. Click to learn more!
Examines how innovation creates economic and social value for New Zealand, a country recognized as being one of the most entrepreneurial in the world. Commencing in Dunedin and concluding in Auckland, will explore the factors that contribute to this unique entrepreneurial culture. Click to learn more!
NORW 296: Oslo Norway Internship Reflection Seminar
This seminar integrates the liberal arts with the experience of work and the search for a vocation or career in the context of Norway. Course content will include both an internship in Oslo (or the surrounding suburbs) in a humanitarian, religious or idealist organization and a reflection seminar. Click to learn more!
OFFC 162: Social & Political Transformation in Ecuador
Travel from Ecuador’s Andean highlands to the Amazon, and back again. Study political participation and voice in an evolving cultural landscape. Experience Ecuadorian family life through homestays, and excavate the city’s history in field trips in and around the historic city center. Click to learn more!
Networking and other career-related experiences in the areas of policy-making, advocacy, campaigning, federal and local government, journalism, advocacy, law, and others will be paired with course material to help you learn about the practice of governance, politics as a vocation, political efficacy and the ethical dimensions of leadership and public service. Click to learn more!
Learn how gender is perceived, constructed, and experienced in contemporary Norway, using psychological and sociocultural perspectives to
explore topics such as family life, youth development/empowerment, education, employment, media/advertising, health, and sexuality. Click to learn more!
REL 243: Living Faith: Theology & Practice at Holden Village
As community members of Holden Village, a mountain village in Washington State, the course asks us to reflect on the interplay between theological thought and daily practice as you engage in communal living. Click here to learn more!
On this program you will walk the Bible in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Galilee; experience Palestinian and Israeli culture; and explore how religion, history, and politics come together in one of the most significant regions in the world. Click to learn more!
Learn about the incredibly rich and influential Russian theatrical
tradition, from folk dramas up through Gogol, Chekhov and Stanislavsky in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the two capitals of Russia. Performances will be attended at some world-
famous theaters, such as the Moscow Art Theater, the Bolshoi Theater, the Mariinsky Theater
and the Gogol Center, and will span many different theatrical genres from comedies and dramas to operas
to children’s theater. Click to learn more!
Explore the culture of Puerto Rico, including its politics, national identity, folklore, and the environment. Among the topics explored are colonialism, religion, citizenship, tourism, gentrification, natural disasters, race and sustainability. Click to learn more!
Explore a Spanish peninsular culture, literary, and/or linguistic theme from a base in Spain through analysis and discussion of texts, guest lectures, excursions to appropriate cultural sites, field research, and related experiential activities. Click to learn more!