Programs : Brochure
JSIS Greece: Greece in Relation to Europe and the Balkans: Travelers, Migrants, and Tourists (Spring Break) (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Athens, Greece; Nafplio, Greece
- Program Terms: Spring Quarter
|Spring Quarter 2018|
|March 13 – March 25, 2018|
|Estimated Program Fee||$1,895|
|Credits||1+5 UW credits|
|Program Directors||Dr. Taso G. Lagos; Katherine Kroeger|
|Program Manager||Katherine Kroeger| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||November 15, 2017|
|Information Session(s)||Contact Program Director for more information.|
|General||Students study the Roma (“Gypsies”) of Greece and what can be done to alleviate their social exculsion. A fun, inspiring and intense program!|
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This Spring Break program, hosted by Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, focuses on the Roma (“Gypsies”) and recent refugees in the country. It is an intense but richly rewarding program that puts students in the forefront of social injustice with an eye to reducing its poisonous and dehumanizing residue.
Even as students confront social exclusion, they also experience the extraordinary cultural legacy that is Greece, its wonderful hospitality and stunning landscape.
Happy, caring and thoughtful students make the best change agents in the world. A highlight of the program is the Mediation/Dialogue where students witness and participate in a dialogue between locals – both Roma and non-Roma – about discrimination. An event not soon forgotten.
All students participating in the Spring Break Greece Program are required to enroll in the 5-credit JSIS A 349 “Migration and Multiculturalism in the Mediterranean” class taught by Dr. Nektaria Klapaki in Spring Quarter, 2018. The class serves as a capstone to our work in Greece.
Dr. Klapaki’s Multiculturalism course explores the interplay between migration and multiculturalism in the modern and contemporary Mediterranean by focusing on the experiences of the Greeks from the nineteenth century to the present.
With the help of methodologies drawn from the social sciences and the humanities we examine migrant communities of the Greek diaspora in different historical periods and multicultural settings: as part of the port city of Smyrna in the late nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and as part of modern Alexandria in twentieth-century Egypt.
Conversely, we consider how the phenomenon of immigration to Greece from the early 1990s onwards impacted Greek society, politics, institutions and cultures, with special attention placed on the recent Syrian refugee crisis. Our study will be situated within the context of modern Greek history, diaspora studies, migration studies, and Mediterranean studies, while a wide range of primary and secondary sources will be used to explore the above themes.
The Program includes planned excursions to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, Olympia, Palamidi castle, the island of Aegina and the ancient ruins of Mycenae.
Our students stay at the Acropolis Hill Hotel in Athens and at the Park Hotel in Nafplion. Both hotels are very clean, comfortable (the Acropolis Hill has a pool!), with excellent service and daily buffet breakfasts. They are also within walking distances of restaurants, cafes, and shopping.
There are no pre-requisites or language requirements. Students learn some Greek prior to their departure for Athens. Any walking we do is normal and not strenuous.
1+5 UW Credits
This course explores the interplay between migration and multiculturalism in the modern and contemporary Mediterranean by focusing on the experiences of the Greeks from the nineteenth century to the present. With the help of methodologies drawn from the social sciences and the humanities we examine migrant communities of the Greek diaspora in different historical periods and multicultural settings: as part of the port city of Smyrna in the late nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and as part of modern Alexandria in twentieth-century Egypt. Conversely, we consider how the phenomenon of immigration to Greece from the early 1990s onwards impacted Greek society, politics, institutions and cultures, with special attention placed on the recent Syrian refugee crisis. Our study will be situated within the context of modern Greek history, diaspora studies, migration studies, and Mediterranean studies, while a wide range of primary and secondary sources will be used to explore the above themess.
The course will be taught in Spring Quarter, 2018, on the UW Seattle campus.
In In this class students will have the opportunity to: •Study certain aspects of the history of modern Greek diaspora •Study the contemporary phenomenon of immigration to Greece •Situate modern Greek history within a Mediterranean context •Examine the relationship between migration and multiculturalism.
Students conduct original ethnographic interviews and are part of conversations and discussions involving Roma communities in Athens and Napflion. Stakeholders who work with the Roma as well as Roma members themselves are included in the conversations and discussions, and provide their perspective on the status of Roma in their communities. These conversations can be frank and eye-opening, but they also provide an entry into understanding why discrimination exists and persists. The concluding effort of our work in Greece is the Mediation/Dialogue that brings all the various guest-speakers into one room to face one another. It can be a powerful experience, with students both acting as witnesses to the event but also willing participants!
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|
|TOTAL FEES CHARGED||$2,345||April 13, 2018|
To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You are also required to attend all program-specific orientations offered by your program directors.
You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend a scheduled session. 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.
The application includes:
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 receive an email from the UW Study Abroad application system.
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. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
For Non-U.S. Citizens
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: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.htm. 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.
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 $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program may be 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 UW Study Abroad receives your signed withdrawal form.
Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.