Get Out of Town

Don’t cry for me, Argentina. The truth is I got a $1,000 Dyson grant so I’ll see you this spring. Apply by November 30!

If you registered for a spring 2013 undergraduate travel course or are planning on it very soon, why not apply for an international travel scholarship offered by Dyson School of Arts and Sciences? Applications are due by November 30 and can be filled out here.

Selected Dyson students will receive a $1,000 grant toward the cost of one of the following Dyson International Field Studies courses:

SPA154: Culture and Travel Course to Argentina (May 16–24, 2013)
Did you ever want to learn to tango? Ride with the gauchos? Surround yourself with the tropical wonder of 275 waterfalls? Then this is the travel course for you! Spend nine days exploring Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls and studying literature, theatre, film, art, music, tango, recent history, politics, economy, and traditions.

MCA254 and 255: Producing the Documentary in Baja (March 22–31, 2013)
After years of successful spring break travel courses including last year’s documentary on the cork in Portugal, Dyson professors Maria Luskay, EdD, and Andrew Revkin are doing it again! This year, travel to Mexico’s Baja peninsula to chronicle how communities that once depended on sea turtle poaching and other extractive activities depleting the region’s rich natural resources are now thriving with a new economic model–one built around conservation and sustainable tourism. Film the marine and coastal wildlife around Magdalena Bay, interview and follow the lives of the Mexican conservationists and guides, many of whom were formerly poachers, and get the film experience of a lifetime with this course!

LAS260: South American Colussus: The History and Economy of Modern Brazil (May 17–25, 2013)
What better way to gain a broad overview of the modern history and economic structure of Brazil than by going directly to the source? From visits to cultural and historical sites, a soccer game and samba club, where students will learn the nation’s national dance, to guest speakers from universities, government, and the private sector, and a representative from Homens sem Terra, Brazil’s organization representing the rural landless poor, and much more, students will develop a strong general knowledge of the major periods and issues in Brazil’s history, together with the main features of the nation’s economy and the role it plays in the contemporary global economic system.

LIT211: Greece: A Modern Odyssey (May 23–June 2, 2013)
If you’re interested in Greek history, trade your textbook for this travel course, where you’ll visit the Acropolis site and the Acropolis museum, the National Archaeological museum, and the Temple of Zeus in Athens, tour Cape Sounion, the site of ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology, cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey including Ephesus, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and Patmos, followed by some time in Nauplion, the first capital of Modern Greece, Mycenae, Epidaurus, and more.

THR127: Travel Experience in Eastern European Theatre (May 11–22, 2013)
Explore the bold tradition of Polish and Romanian theatre and the two former Communist countries where experiential theatre, political theatre, and the theatre of the absurd were born. Students will work directly with Romanian and Polish acting and directing students and attend a significant number of performances, lectures, and talkbacks, including shows, panels, and tours at the International Festival of Timisoara in Romania, a joint workshop with the students of the Theatre Academy of Cluj, Romania, and a joint session with the students of the Polish Film School in Warsaw, Poland.

INT197G: Rome: The Eternal City (May 23–June 15, 2013)
One of Pace’s most popular travel courses, Rome: The Eternal City is a three-week course that gives students the unique opportunity to explore the Colosseum, marvel at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, visit the Vatican, and study in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, all while earning six–that’s right, SIX–credits. With the city as your text, this interdisciplinary course, led by Dyson Professor Larry Hundersmarck, PhD, will bring to life the history, art, architecture, religion, and culture of Rome. Click here to watch a video about this travel course and hear more from Professor Hundersmarck.

More info on each of these and other courses can be found on the Travel Courses website.