Course Abroad: NICOSIA, CYPRUS (GLBL 298)

Conflict and Post-Conflict Resolution in Modern Cyprus:

Life and Culture Divided by a Wall

Sponsored by LAS and the Study Abroad Office

This course explores the relationship between the nation and the state in the Eastern Mediterranean through a focus on the island of Cyprus. What has determined relations between ethnic groups living on the island? How did Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots end up engaged in an ethnic conflict in the 1960s, leading to the invasion of the Turkish army and partition of the island in 1974? What measures have been taken for post-conflict resolution since then? Finally, how is life and culture in a split country like Cyprus divided by a wall?

Students will be able to visit the island and enrich their knowledge on its history and culture; see unique ancient, medieval, and modern monuments; and meet with high-ranking state officials, NGO activists, and others who lived through the events of the 1960s and 1970s to hear what happened and how those events changed people’s lives.


Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Included: Round-trip airfare, most meals, housing, orientation programs, on-site transportation, program excursions, and international health insurance

Not Included: Personal expenses and visa fees (if applicable)



Scholarship opportunities are available for students who participate on Faculty-Led Courses Abroad. Please visit the online brochure page of this program to learn more.


December 28, 2013, to January 13, 2014 On-campus meetings: Second 8 weeks of Fall 2013


September 15, 2013


For any questions you may have or for more detailed information on the program, please contact:

Faculty Leader:

Stefanos Katsikas

Study Abroad Advisor:

Adam Heinz

Or visit the Study Abroad Office at:

910 South Fifth Street

112 International Studies Building

Champaign, IL 61820


To visit the online program brochure page:

Application for EPS 199

Application for EPS 199

China’s Education Systems Pre-K-16:  Teacher Preparation and Experiences in Rural and Urban Classrooms

Fall 2013 second 8 weeks course

Study Tour in China December 29, 2013 – January 14, 2014






Cumulative GPA:




Please explain what about this course/trip interests you; specifically, why do you want to go (approximately 250 words)?





Application due to Lucinda Morgan at no later than August 30, 2013.


Notification of acceptance will be issued (and subsequent permission to register in course) no later than September 9, 2013.

2013 China Study Tour

Course for Fall 2013
EPS 199: China’s Education Systems Pre-K-16: Teacher
Preparation and Experiences in Rural & Urban Classrooms

• Meets during the 2nd half of the fall semester
• Includes a 17-day study tour in China between December 29, 2013—January 14, 2014
• Earn approximately 30 hours of teaching practice and 20 hours of classroom observation
• For more information about the course, contact Lucinda Morgan at

Applications due August 30, 2013

The purpose of this 3-credit hour course is to learn about the various education systems in China, including both urban and rural schooling situations. The course consists of both on-campus classes and also a study tour trip to China. The study tour will provide the opportunity for Illinois students to observe the differences in public and private schooling options in China, as well as teacher preparation programs at universities. A range of
educational levels will be showcased in the study tour in order to better understand the transitions between different levels of education in China, so students will visit a pre-school, kindergarten, and various primary and secondary schools.

Course Goals:

  •  Gain a better understanding of your own background in education as you compare your experiences to the educational systems in China
  •  Better understand the challenges and struggles in education in rural and urban environments
  • Enhance leadership and organizational skills by creating lesson plans and teaching with partner Education university students in China

Pre-Departure Class Sessions

The pre-departure class sessions will provide an overview of China’s educational systems, emphasize the importance of intercultural competence, safety issues for international travel, and will introduce basic Chinese Mandarin.

Study Tour in China

Students will observe classrooms at a variety of schools, ranging from pre-school through university level, and have discussions with Chinese Education professors about various topics, including the history of education in China and recent education reforms. While in Shanghai, students will be partnered with high school students from a private high school that uses an all English, Western-style curriculum in order to tutor them and assist with homework assignments. In Nanjing, students will be partnered with a local Education university student, who will assist with translating, and together with their Chinese partner they will plan and teach English (ESL) lessons at a primary school specifically for the children of migrant workers.

Instructor Information

Lucinda Morgan teaches the course and leads the study tour to China. Lucinda is a PhD student in the Education, Policy, Organization, & Leadership Department and is primarily based in Shanghai as the Coordinator for the Greater China Initiative for the College of Education’s Office of International Programs. Lucinda holds a Masters of Education from Illinois in Global Studies in Education and is completing a Masters in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois. Her undergraduate major was East Asian Studies and she worked in the education field in China for eight years.

Financial Information

The tentative total cost per student is $1,800 USD (based on a group of 18 students). The study tour fee includes accommodation in a double room with two twin beds; 3 meals a day while in China; domestic transportation within China; entrance fees for museums and historical sites; honorariums for guest speakers; and the China visa fee. Students are financially responsible for their round-trip international airfare to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (estimated $1,200-$1,500); their own passport; international travel insurance through the Illinois Study Abroad Office (approximately $56); and any personal purchases.  The study tour is a large financial commitment. The College of Education’s Office of International Programs awards $500 scholarships to Education students who study abroad. Students are also highly encouraged to apply for scholarships offered through the Illinois’ Study Abroad Office (

Be Global presents ‘Global Insights’

Join the RSO Be Global for a night of insights from abroad.

Going abroad changes your perspective. Come to the Courtyard Cafe in the Union on April 10th from 6 to 8 pm to hear first hand how a variety of academic, professional, volunteer, and independent travel opportunities affected students and alum!

Speakers include a Peace Corps volunteer who spent 2 years in El Salvador, a professor who leads annual trips to Turkey, and students who have been to Africa, Europe, and South America.

There will also be information for how you can take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities available to students.

Sierra Leone Global Health and Nutrition Semester Program

The Global Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation Program is the opportunity of a lifetime for students to learn about global health while experiencing and living in a rich West African culture. The program is part of a historical collaborative effort between the University of Illinois and Njala University in Sierra Leone. Some courses will be co-taught by faculty from Njala and Illinois and some courses will also include Njala University’s honors students. Through coursework, field excursions, and an internship, this program will take place this fall and puts you in direct contact with the social and economic realities of communities working to improve public health in Sierra Leone. For more information, please attend our information session in 3019 Huff Hall, on Tuesday April 9 at 2:00 p.m.


ACES South Africa Wildlife Discover Program

ACES African Wildlife Discovery Study Tour to South Africa still has 2 spots available for this summer. This is a faculty led spring-summer study tour. Students will receive 2 hours credit in ANSC 398. Pre-departure courses meet on Mondays, 6pm in 428 Mumford Hall.

Program Dates with spaces (1 spot each).

Group 3

June 26 – July 10

Group 4

July 16 – July 30


Tentative Itinerary


Pretoria – 2 days

– WBRC Frozen Zoo

– Pretoria Zoo

Hazyview- 3 days

– Elephant Sanctuary

– Moholoholo Rehab Centre

– Rhino Sanctuary

Kruger park – 4 days

– Largest National Park in South Africa

Sabi Sands – 6 days

– Private Game Reserve animal behavior education

(location of most tracking)


Program Fees are estimated at $6000.

More information is available at


Interested students should send and email to Meredith Blumthal,

Internships Abroad-Northwestern University

Looking for the perfect summer internship?

Through the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) students gain professional skills while working in vibrant international settings and earning course credit. Through GESI, you’ll:

– Gain project management skills

– Experience professional teamwork and collaboration

– Develop expertise in cross-cultural communication

– Learn non-profit management, marketing, strategy-setting, and other project-

specific skill sets

Spend your summer working with communities abroad, gaining professional experience, and creating lasting change.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 1st.  Spaces are filling up fast, so apply today to secure your spot in the Dominican Republic & Haiti, India, South Africa, Uganda, Bolivia, or Nicaragua.


More information can be found on our website: To see examples of student projects from previous years, visit our facebook page and look at the albums.


Apply online at

Undergrad travel grants for Brussels EU Summer Program

Travel Grants to Participate in the University of North Carolina Brussels Summer Program

The University of Illinois EUC will be offering three travel grants to students participating in the University of North Carolina’s EU Center of Excellence Brussels Study Tour of EU Institutions, June 15-21, 2013. These EUC undergraduate travel grants provide funds to cover travel costs and accommodations associated with participating in the University of North Carolina’s Brussels EU summer program. Undergraduate students in all disciplines and departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are eligible.

Deadline: March 29, 2013.



Matthew A. Rosenstein, Ph.D.

Associate Director

European Union Center

University of Illinois

328 International Studies Building, MC-429

910 S. Fifth St.

Champaign, IL 61820


Phone: (217)244-5085

EUC main office phone: (217)265-7515

Fax: (217)333-6270



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Study Abroad in Brazil-Summer 2013

2013 Study Abroad Opportunity: International Sustainable Ag in Brazil

May 11-25, 2013

What are you doing the Summer?

Brazil’s agriculture has undergone rapid industrialization. Just like in the US, Brazilian commodity farmers are forced to deal with rising costs of inputs, increasing dependence on chemicals and large equipment, falling prices and degraded resources. In short, the same issues and principles of sustainability that are found everywhere.
In ACES 298, you will study the many issues of sustainability in an international setting. You will start on an organic coffee farm, meet Brazilian farmers striving to protect their farms and communities while increasing their profits growing a variety of crops. You’ll stay in a sustainable community and learn about permaculture, holistic living and local food. And you will explore a variety of different ecosystems you can’t find in Illinois.

Sound interesting? Email or call for more info: or 217/621-7974