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  • Locations: Rijeka, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Autumn Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Autumn Quarter 2018 02/15/2018 02/22/2018 09/27/2018 12/08/2018
Program Information:

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QUICK FACTS
Location Rovinj, Croatia
Academic Term Autumn Quarter 2018
September 27– December 8, 2018
Estimated Program Fee $4,450
Credits 12 UW credits
Prerequisites None
Program Directors Daniel Winterbottom
Program Manager Carrie Moore | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2018
Information Sessions Information sessions will be held in early September
HIGHLIGHTS
General The program is a design/build project to create a physical therapy garden for patients at an orthopedic hospital. The site is in the city of Rovinj on the Istra peninsula of Croatia
Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.
 

Program Description

The program will take place at the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital “Prim.dr.Martin Horvat” is located in the city of Rovinj on the western coast of Istria, Croatia. The hospital complex is located 3 km northeast of the city centre along the seaside. The hospital was built in 1888 and is among the oldest orthopedic-rehabilitation institutes offering physical medicine and rehabilitation hospitalization. The hospital is the focus of this program and the students under the direction of the faculty will work with the staff and patients at the hospital to design and construct a rehabilitation outdoor space for use bu the patients and staff. The project will be in collaboration with physical and occupational therapy students and professionals and landscape architecture students from the University of Zagreb. This unique environment will be the setting through which students will learn the principles of therapeutic garden design, learn about the history of healthcare in Croatia and experience the unique culture of the Istrian peninsula a special and fascinating region of Croatia re-known for its history, food, alternative culture and architecture and cultivated and natural landscapes. We will be collaborating directly with the patients and staff to better understand and respond to their needs and design an engaging rehabilitation space. Located on the coast the hospital specializes in hyrdo therapy and has both indoor facilities and an outdoor hydro therapy pool in the sea. The program will include field trips to explore this region lead by experts in several fields and trips to other hospitals that feature therapeutic gardens. The program is designed as a service learning project thus creating the space is the primary focus, but students will also do field sketching and take a materials course to better understand material properties and construction practices. The program will take place at the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital “Prim.dr.Martin Horvat” located in the city of Rovinj on the western coast of Istria, Croatia. The hospital complex is located 3 km northeast of the city centre along the seaside. The hospital was built in 1888 and is among the oldest orthopedic-rehabilitation institutes offering physical medicine and rehabilitation hospitalization. This historic hospital is undergoing rehabilitation under the direction of director Marinko Rade, who is ambitious and intending for a long-term commitment to creating a state of the art hospital within this landmark site. The hospital is the focus of this program and the students under the direction of the faculty will work with the staff and patients at the hospital to design and construct a rehabilitation outdoor space for use by the patients and staff. Rovinj is unique in its exceptional climate that allows an extended season of outdoor activities including physical and hydro therapies which is one of the reasons the hospital was located on its current site. It is an ideal microlocation makes it a desirable destination for medical tourism, not least because many of the patients come from Italy, Austria and Slovenia. The project will be in collaboration with physical and occupational therapy students and professionals and landscape architecture students from the University of Zagreb. This unique environment will be the setting through which students will learn the principles of therapeutic garden design, learn about the history of healthcare in Croatia and experience the unique culture of the Istrian peninsula, a special and fascinating region of Croatia re-known for its history, food, alternative culture and architecture and cultivated and natural landscapes. We will be collaborating directly with the patients and staff to better understand and respond to their needs and design an engaging rehabilitation space. Located on the coast the hospital specializes in hydro therapy and has both indoor facilities and an outdoor hydro therapy pool in the sea. The program will include field trips to explore this region lead by experts in several fields and trips to other hospitals that feature therapeutic gardens. The program is designed as a service learning project thus creating the space is the primary focus, but students will also do field sketching and take a materials course to better understand material properties and construction practices.
 

LOCATION

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Rovinj, Croatia

Sites

Rojinj, Zadar, Pula, Rijeka

Housing

Most likely will be in the hospital in apartments and is close to the building site.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

The program does involve active construction therefore applicants should be in good physical shape and able to handle some lifting, carrying and assembling of materials

Credits

12 UW Credits

Courses

498/598: Community Design Studio (6 Credits)

This course will focus on design as social and community action. As a service-learning studio with emphasis on the role of design in community building and place making in rural neighborhoods we will exploration the social, economic, political and physical dimensions of community design. Application of methods and approaches in citizen participation, community actions and political process will be included.

It will include studies of the landscape at various scales and in diversified contexts to offers a better understanding of visual components of landscapes, and improve the designer's capacity to evaluate and change these components, and resultant interaction with, and effect on, landscape user. The focus of this course is to design with a sensitivity for unique cultures and incorporate their values and perspectives into the end product. Students will learn participatory design and collaborative design techniques and methods and develop observational and documentation skills.

Learning goals include:

  • Therapeutic Garden Design: Understand the process and evaluate the end product
  • Construction methodology: Understand the construction process, and undertake a role of leadership and team building
  • Participatory design and collaboration: Achieve a deep level of engagement and development


LARCH 411: Field Sketching (3 Credits)

The course introduces fundamental hand-drawn graphic conventions, drawing techniques and media used in environmental design. The emphasis is on building drawing and media skills that support design ability development. The course is taught with a variety of techniques including lectures, demonstrations, display of examples, drawing from slides, and in class workshops.
 

LARCH 332: Construction Materials (3 Credits)

This introductory course, the second of three in the construction sequence, will focus on the traditional and innovative use of materials many of which offer more sustainable options. Students will learn construction methodologies and material properties and layout, detail development, construction administration, cost estimating and specifications.

Learning goals include:
Gain a basic understanding of construction principles, documentation conventions and material characteristics

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Daniel Winterbottom, Landscape Architecture, Program Director

Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA, a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington and landscape architect whose practice focuses on healing/restorative gardens. His is research focuses on the role of restorative/healing landscapes in the built. He’s been published in Northwest Public Health, Places, the New York Times, Seattle Times, Seattle P.I., Landscape Architecture Magazine and contributed to books on therapeutic landscapes, sustainable design and community service learning.

In 1995 he developed a participatory design design/build program with projects in Seattle, New York City, Bedford Hills New York, Mexico, Guatemala, Bosnia/Herzegovina and Croatia. In 2006 he co-developed the Healing Garden Certificate program at the University of Washington.

nina@u.washington.edu

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $4,450

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,200)
  • Food (about $10/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: October 12, 2018

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.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad 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 online application process, you 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.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

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.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. 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 business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. 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.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.