Multi-Country Travel Seminars

2018 Summer Traveling Seminars

Europe

Exploring Jewish Life in Central Europe

Learn about Jewish life, culture, and history in the context of Central Europe’s borderlands and the EU-wide unification project. You’ll combine experiential learning with academic reading, writing, and reflection. Keep an ethnographic diary, which will help bring your experience together with memory, heritage, and culture in post-Holocaust Europe. (3 credits; HST/JSP 380/EDU 500)

Olympic Odyssey

Your odyssey begins in London, where you’ll examine the impact of the 2012 Summer Games. From there you’ll visit Paris, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement, and Lausanne, the present-day “Olympic Capital” that has been home to the International Olympic Committee since 1945. You’ll end in the ancient city of Athens, host of the first modern Olympics and the 2004 Summer Games. Along the way you’ll meet with Olympic development committees to understand international sports from a strategic sport management perspective. (3 credits; SPM 357)


Asia

Three Cities Architecture Studio in Asia

In this studio and seminar, you will live in 3 dense and vibrant Asian cities—Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai. Through visiting prominent urban attractions as well as experiencing daily life, you will construct urban observations through two lenses—the macro (through literature and lectures on data and facts, policies and codes, etc.) and the micro (through your own eyes). Then you’ll choose an urban issue, such as food, housing, transportation or hydrology, and build a narrative form of your focused research within the three cities. (9 credits; ARC 407/408/608/609 and ARC 500)