The Genius of Study Abroad: Revolutionary Imagination
Revolutionary imagination—for how we see our world and live in it—is the focus of “The Genius of Study Abroad” - a dynamic three-country, four-cities study abroad experience of active, activist global learning.
Dublin: July 16-July 21
Oxford: July 21-July 25
London: July 25-August 2
Paris: August 2-August 6
This is a course of active, activist global learning that considers the interactive international and interdisciplinary aspects of creativity in revolutionary imagination as seen in movements in architecture, landscape, arts, science and technology, and legislation on human rights and equality on both sides of the Channel. In Dublin, London, Oxford, and Paris, you will retrace the literal and intellectual paths of people who developed new ways to conceive and express our world, and live in it. As it turns out, these paths entailed “study abroad,” crossing borders in imagination and fact, much like the figures in Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, whose work gives our course its name and theme.
The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. Ideally headquartered for intercultural studies in Alsace on the Rhine River in the bilingual city Strasbourg on the France-Germany border, students learn how to cross national, cultural and linguistic barriers. Excursion options include the European Parliament, nearby German cities, and Paris.
This program is ideal for students interested in studying global health and development issues in Africa. On this program you will take courses examining health and development in Ghana, as well as contemporary issues facing Ghanaian society. As a complement to your coursework, you will be placed in a hands-on service learning/internship experience at a local community organization, healthcare service provider, or research institute. You will also receive an introduction to Modern Twi (Ghana's most commonly spoken language), through your on-site orientation or as a course offering. If you have career aspirations in the field of community and international development, social work and health-related occupations, you will greatly benefit from this program.