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


Required orientation session for students participating in the 2015 program:
April 2, 6-7 pm
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room 100

Pre-departure class meetings
April 16, 5-8 pm
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room 104
5 pm: HPRB 4180 and 7160 (Dr. Cotton)
6 pm: HIPR 4070/6070 or LAND 4910/6910 (Dr. Pardue)
7 pm: ARTS 4900/6900 (Ms. Mulic)

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 ($100 application fee required).
[If any slots are still available after the application deadline has passed, late applications may be accepted; contact the program director for more details.]


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. See the program application for details.

Summary of payment deadlines


Due Date



Application fee and materials

January 30, 2015


Check to Croatia Program

Program fee deposit

February 27, 2015


Check to Croatia Program

Register for 6 credit hours of tuition and fees

Summer registration period (usually April)

See the Bursar’s website

Pay your student account at the UGA Bursar’s Office

Additional Program fee

Summer registration period (usually April)


Pay your student account at the UGA Bursar’s Office



The refund and cancellation policies are available on the program application form.

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.