Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Applications Open for Croatia Summer Study Abroad Program

Croatia: At the doorsteps of the European Union– Leaving behind the Memories of War and Communism.

The purpose of the study abroad in Croatia is to present a survey of the overall development of the country, its natural and built-up environment. As a part of general education, a good knowledge of geography, both physical and social, can deepen our understanding of events that involve human interaction with the physical environment in Croatia. We will focus on different topics, starting with identifying cultural, social and geo-political issues and complement them with specific physical characteristics that influence past and present human activities in that area.   We will start on the Adriatic coast in Dubrovnik – the coastal city under the world heritage UNESCO protection, proceed to the island Vis for a field study of Karst, tourism and depopulation. We will visit the palace of the last Roman empire Diocletian in the city of Split. On the way to the capital – Zagreb, we will stop on the Plitvice lakes, gem of Croatia, protected by UNESCO.  We will meet with students and faculty from local universities, as well as professionals, politicians, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people throughout the country.  

GEOG358A and HONR298A, 3 credits, Cost: $2,995 

Faculty Director: Dr. Mila Zlatic, Croatian native, teaches in the Geographical Sciences. Come by her office in LeFrak Hall, Room 1137, call: 301-405-8224 or email: mzlatic@umd.edu for more information. Application deadline March 1, 2015.  Program dates: May 22th to June 9th, 2015301-405-8224