Croatia: Study Abroad Maymester 2014
(May 12- June 4)
Society and Culture in Transition
A few spaces are still available for the 2014 program. We will continue to accept applications until all slots are filled.
Croatia Maymester Study Abroad is one of the least expensive study abroad programs offered at UGA, thanks to the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Phillips. Their gift allowed to us reduce the estimated program fee for the 2014 program from $4000 to $3000 per student.
The Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program offers students
the opportunity to earn six hours credit studying various aspects
of Croatian culture and society while traveling through this
beautiful and fascinating country. Courses are taught by UGA
faculty and use active engagement approaches that will take
students into different regions and allow them to interact with
scholars from Croatian universities and research institutes,
local government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations,
and citizens from different walks of life.
The 2014 study abroad program will focus on culture, politics, and national identity; the conservation
and interpretation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage;
and public health as a societal issue in Croatia.
The Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program is open
to all undergraduate and graduate students with good academic
Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2014 ($200 application
fee required; see Program Fee Schedule below for details). [applications will be accepted after this deadline for any remaining slots in the group]
The Place: From the Adriatic to the Danube
Croatia is a beautiful and culturally rich country with
crystal-clear seas, more than 1,100 islands, countless beaches
and harbors, unspoiled villages, mountains, vineyards, Roman
ruins, medieval towns, and baroque cities. You find a rich
cultural heritage everywhere you look . The Romans and
Venetians left a Latin influence on the coast, while the
interior's Central European heritage is a legacy of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today Croatia is a stable, peaceful,
easygoing country that has applied for admission to the
European Union. Just a little over a decade ago, however,
it was the scene of bitter conflict as the nation sought
independence from Yugoslavia. That hard-won victory has
put renewed emphasis on Croatian traditions that have kept
alive a spirit of nationhood through centuries of foreign
domination. Architecture, craft, costume, literature, music,
dance and cuisine are all part of this cultural revival.
During our visit, we will explore different regions of the
country, using major cities as a base for field trips into
the surrounding areas.
We will use the cities of Zagreb, Pula, and Makarska as bases
and will make field trips to sites in the surrounding areas,
covering all of the distinct geographical
regions of Croatia.
in the interior of the country, is the capital of Croatia.
It has the energy of a large, modern city while retaining
a 19th-century Central European flavor. From Zagreb we will
visit nearby rural areas such as umberak or Zagorje, known
for their beautiful forested hills, vineyards, and castles,
and other regions to the south and east.
a small resort town in a magnificent location on the southern
Dalmatian coast. From here we will explore sites on the coast from Split to Dubrovnik, as well as a making a trip to one of the coastal islands and inland to Bosnia and Hercegovina.
The estimated program fee for the 2014 program is $3,000, based on an enrollment of 24 students and the current exchange rate. The program fee includes room (double occupancy), two meals a day, and local transportation while in Croatia; scheduled field trips; and medical insurance. Additional expenses not included are tuition and university fees (which may be partially covered by the HOPE Scholarship), airfare, one meal a day, and spending money. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Croatia.
Both tuition, including course-related fees such as the technology fee, and the program fee for participation will be billed directly by the UGA Student Accounts system after you are accepted into the program.
Program fees will be billed in stages beginning immediately after acceptance, according to the Program Fee schedule below. Tuition and university fees will be billed according to the regular UGA payment calendar for tuition.
Program fee schedule
Jan. 31, 2014: $200 application fee due. UGA students will be billed on their student account. Non-UGA students should submit a check together with the application (we cannot accept cash). This fee will be applied towards the total program fee if you are accepted; it is refundable only if you are not accepted into the program.
Feb. 24, 2014: First installment of $500
Mar. 17, 2014: Balance of program fee due ($2,300)
Students who withdraw after March 17 are obligated to pay the full program amount. (See the payment and refund information on the program application form for more details.)
Any graduate students on assistantship must also apply for the Dean's Award for International Study upon acceptance into the program.
Any students who are accepted after the Jan. 31 deadline will be responsible for paying any fees for which the deadline has already passed upon acceptance. Contact the program director for more information.
Tuition may be partially covered by the HOPE scholarship for eligible students. Although no program-specific scholarships are available, the program is partly supported by a generous grant from Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Phillips, which allows us to keep our program fee low. Students
interested in scholarships should check with the Office
of International Education for other sources of funding.