Study abroad Winter/Spring and Summer 2011 — here’s a selection

18 Oct

The Comparative History of Ideas program is currently accepting applications for spring study abroad programs in Prague, Czech Republic; Ioannina, Greece; and Rome, Italy.  We also have a few openings left in our winter 2011 Athens, Greece program – please contact us immediately if interested.Our programs are open to students from all areas of study and all backgrounds.  Participants earn full-time UW credit, and maintain their residency and financial aid status.  Federal Financial aid can be applied to the program fees and travel costs.  There is no language requirement.  If you’re curious, stop by one of the information sessions listed below.

Prague, Czech Republic: Continuities and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

Info sessions in C-101 Padelford: Thurs 10/14 at 4:30 and Mon 10/18 at 3:30

The Spring 2011 CHID Study Abroad Program in Prague, Czech Republic explores the dramatic social, cultural and political transformations of the 20th century in Central and Eastern Europe. The 15-credit program surveys Central and Eastern European history, politics, art and film, examining such themes as resistance to authoritarianism, gender equality and human rights, nationalism and ethnic violence, globalization and environmental justice, and the role of the European Union in shaping discourse in these areas.

Ioannina, Greece: Greek Culture and Regional Tensions

Info Session in C-101 Padelford Wed 10/20 at 4:30

(Information about the Athens program will also be provided if space is still available in the program.)

During Spring Quarter 2011 the Comparative History of Ideas Program and Hellenic Studies will offer a program in Ioannina, Greece, with visits to study centers and historic sites in the region. The topics will include Greek language, Greek history and culture, and regional tensions during the age of nationalism. Students will meet in Athens on Wednesday on March 30th, and travel together to Ionnina.

WINTER QUARTER in Athens, Greece: Speaking in Pictures

Space is limited – apply now if interested!

Contact the or Dr. Taso Lagos at for more info.

In a world increasingly dominated by visual media, we live, breath and think visually in a way never really known before in history. How can we create a vocabulary within this milieu that captures and allows for human expression in ways that benefit society? How does “cinematic language” – perhaps the most universal and common language of today’s world – work?

Rome, Italy: Roma Eterna / Gift and Sacrifice

Info Sessions in C-101 Padelford: Tue 10/19 at 12:30 and Fri 10/22 at 3:30

See how great ideas have shaped the cityscape of Rome, from the 8th century B.C. to fascist and contemporary Rome.  Explore how the concepts of “gift” and “sacrifice”, two foundational structures of exchange have ruled economic, social and religious life since the inception of culture.

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