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Landscape Architecture Croatia: Design/Build Croatia (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Rijeka, Croatia
- Program Terms: Autumn Quarter
|September 24 – December 9, 2016|
|Estimated Program Fee||$4,500|
|Credits||12 UW credits|
|Program Directors||Daniel Winterbottom; Luka Jelusic|
|Program Manager||Carrie Moore | email@example.com|
|Application Deadline||April 1, 2016|
|Information Session(s)||TBD. Contact Program Director for more information.|
|General||In this program we will create a sensory therapeutic garden for use by the blind or those with compromised vision, disabled adults, kindergardeners and high school students on the grounds of a former monastery, now a dormitory for high school and college students and a functioning catholic church.|
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
In collaboration with students and faculty from the University of Rijeka, Departments of Fine Art, Engineering and Pedology, we will be living and working in Rijeka, the 3rd largest city on Croatia in the Karvner region on the Adriatic sea. In this program we will create a sensory therapeutic garden for use by the blind or those with compromised vision, disabled adults, kindergardeners and high school students on the grounds of a former monastery, now a dormitory for high school and college students and a functioning catholic church. In addition will create a master plan for Dom Turnic, a residential facility for disabled adults. Students will work together to explore and implement principles of therapeutic environmental design, cultural place attachment, traditional building techniques of Croatia and ecological design to create this sensory garden and master plan. This is a program where students will both design and construct the sensory garden and students will learn:
Principles of Therapeutic design
Construction drawing documentation
Craft and building materials
Plitvice National Park, Pula, and Zadar.
Students will stay in a dormitory with shared rooms and facilities on the site of the design/build project. Its very close to where we will be working, they have the facilities to host the design work and living and very cost effective.
The program is open to all students from all disciplines and previous construction experience is not required. The focus is on environmental therapeutic design and construction. Other themes will be craft and material fabrication. historic/cultural design, working with people with disabilities, ecology and art. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from with the U of WA and other universities and colleges. Non-matriculated students should apply. The accommodations will be small-scale dormitory with shared rooms.
The program will require physical effort so all applicants should be able to work for 8 hours per day. Some of the field trips require walking and hiking. Most of the people we will be working with speak English and translators will also be involved with the project.
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.
|Payment Type||Payment Amount||Payment Due Date|
|Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee||$325||October 14, 2016|
|Program Fee Balance||$4,500||October 14, 2016|
|TOTAL FEES CHARGED||$4,825||-|
To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.
You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.
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The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
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The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
$350 of the total program fee and the $325 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.
2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.