For more information:

Hatidza Mulic, Director
Lamar Dodd School of Art

Carol Cotton
Health Promotion and Behavior

Douglas Pardue
College of Environment & Design

Keith Langston
Germanic and Slavic Studies
(not teaching 2015)

James K. Reap
College of Environment & Design

(not teaching 2015)





Croatia: Study Abroad Maymester 2015
(May 12- June 2)

Society and Culture in Transition


We are planning to hold an information session for students interested in the 2015 study abroad program sometime in November. Details coming soon!

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 allows to us reduce the estimated program fee for the 2015 program from $3900 to $2900 per student.

The Program:

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 2015 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 standing.

Application deadline: Jan. 30, 2015 ($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.

Our Itinerary

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.

Zagreb, 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 Žumberak or Zagorje, known for their beautiful forested hills, vineyards, and castles, and other regions to the south and east.

Pula has been inhabited since before the Roman period, and boasts one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres. Pula will serve as a base for exploring the beautiful Istrian peninsula.

Makarska is 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 Cost:

The estimated program fee for the 2015 program is $2,900, 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.

Billing policies for the program fee, tuition, and related university fees have recently been revised. Payment information will be added to the website soon.

Program fee schedule

Jan. 30, 2015: $200 application fee due. 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. 23, 2015: First installment of $500

Mar. 16, 2015: Balance of program fee due ($2,200)


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. 30 deadline will be responsible for paying any fees for which the deadline has already passed upon acceptance. Contact the program director for more information.

Financial Aid:

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.