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URI WINTER J TERM Education Abroad Programs 2014

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Table of Contents Faculty-Led Programs

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Programs in Detail:

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Belize Bonaire Dominican Republic: Nursing Dominican Republic: Political Science Germany Indonesia Mexico New Orleans Washington, DC

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Applying to Winter Programs Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Faculty-Led education Abroad Programs Winter J Term 2014

In 2014, the University of Rhode Island (URI) will offer students the opportunity to participate in multiple faculty-led programs during the Winter J Term. These programs will allow students to earn 1-4 credits toward their URI or other university degree. URI Faculty-Led Programs are open to URI students and non-URI students, as well as degree-seeking and non degree-seeking students (including teachers, parents, and other professionals).

Faculty-Led Programs at a Glance Program

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Out-of-State Fee $3,210 $2,785 $4,065

Courses

Credits

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In-State Fee $2,660 $2,235 $3,515

Belize Bonaire DR: Nursing

January 4-14 January 7-17 January 5-17

FLM NRS NUR

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DR: Political Science Germany Indonesia Mexico New Orleans Washington, DC

January 5-17 January 2-18 January 3-17 January 4-19 January 2014 January 11-17

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$4,125 $2,290* $3,710 $2,330 $1,995 $2,290

$4,680 $2,835* $4,260 $2,880 $2,545 $2,840

PSC GER GEO SOC, APG MUS BUS

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*Program fee for three credits Note: URI retains the right to change program itineraries, cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment, or cancel/change courses due to insufficient enrollment.

The University of Rhode Island prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, handicap or sexual orientation and discrimination against disabled persons or veterans.

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www.uri.edu/international/facultyled

Belize

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January 4-14, 2014 Location Belize is an English speaking country located on the northeast coast of Central America. Since Belize is approximately the size of Massachusetts, it is possible to travel from breathtaking coral reefs, through mountainous tropical rainforests, to majestic waterfalls, all within a day’s journey. Belize was an important center of the Ancient Maya Civilization and there are more ruins in the country than government buildings. Today, the country is a cultural melting pot of Creole (Afro-Caribbean and European roots), Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Chinese and European/North American influences.

Academics

Housing and Dining

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Students will enroll in 3 credits of FLM 491: Directed Study. This course emphasizes developing documentary film making skills through researching themes relating to environmental/ economic sustainability and habitat conservation. This program is open to all students regardless of film experience; however, preference will be given to students with sophomore, junior or senior standing.

Double occupancy rooms Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Cultural Activities • • •

Visits to local markets Visits to national parks and marine reserves Visits to Ancient Mayan ruins

Program Fee: In-State: $2,660 Out-of-State: $3,210 Program Fee Includes: • • • • •

3 URI credits Accommodations Meals In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

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Bonaire Bonaire

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January 7-17, 2014 Location Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature, its preservation of the marine environment and excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. A major reason for this prominence is the island’s diligent stewardship of its marine resources. All of the waters off Bonaire’s coast have been legally protected since 1979.

Academics

Lecture and Dive Topics

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Students will enroll in 3 credits of NRSX*. Students must hold a basic open water scuba certification. Students will focus on important global marine conservation issues. Students will learn to employ the interdisciplinary theory for conservation and develop the practical SCUBA-based skills to solve real conservation problems.

Housing and Dining • •

Double occupancy rooms All meals will be provided

Coral and fish classification Conservation and biodiversity Classification and reef structure Seagrass beds and mangroves (snorkel) Bleaching, diseases and decline Monitoring coral recruitment Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Invasive species Reef restoration Coral nursery maintenance

Program Fee: In-State: $2,235 Out-of-State: $2,785 Program Fee Includes: • • • • •

3 URI credits Accommodations All meals In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED *Course code subject to change

uri.edu/international/bonaire

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Dominican Nursing DominicanRepublic RepublicNursing

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January 5-17, 2014 Location The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It shares the island with the Creole-French speaking Haiti located at the Western end of the island. Students will travel west, close to the Haitian border to a town called Matas de Farfan. This area is quite unique because of the significant rain shadow produced by the northern central mountain.

Academics

Housing and Dining

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Students will enroll for 3 credits of NUR 446: Directed Study. Students will be required to complete mandatory coursework prior to departure for the Dominican Republic. Community service opportunities include: health promotion and health education in prenatal clinic, senior center, nutrition center, head start program and villages. Students will complete a Community Health Education Project in the country. Students will attend a mandatory post-program session.

Double-occupancy accommodations with homestays Breakfast and dinner prepared and provided Dominican style

Cultural Activities •

Visits to Zona Colonial and Parque Colon

Program Fee: In-State: $3,515 Out-of-State: $4,065 Program Fee Includes: • • • • • •

3 URI credits Round-trip airfare Accommodations Some meals In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS INCLUDED

uri.edu/international/nursing

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political science Dominican Republic Political Science Dominican Republic

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January 5-17, 2013 Location

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It shares the island with the Creole-French speaking Haiti located at the Western end of the island. This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the socio-cultural and political history of the Dominican Republic. Students will participate in a service learning project staying with local families in a rural “batey”, a mixed Haitian-Dominican community working in agriculture. They will also spend several days in the capital, Santo Domingo, where they will explore and study political, historical and cultural aspects of Dominican life.

Academics

Cultural Activities

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Students will enroll in 3 credits of PSC 415: Dynamics of Social Change in the Caribbean. No previous Spanish language study is required.

Housing and Dining • •

Double occupancy rooms Breakfast and dinner prepared and provided Dominican style

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Visits to Santo Domingo and Esperanza Workshop on the politcal history of the Dominican Republic Visits to museums and the Historic Colonial Zone Cultural and social presentations and activities

Program Fee: In-State: $4,125 Out-of-State: $4,680 Program Fee Includes: • • • • • •

3 URI credits Round-trip airfare Accommodations Some meals In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS INCLUDED

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Germany

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January 2-18, 2014 Location For students enrolled in the rigourous five-year dual Bachelor degree International Engineering and International Business Programs, it is crucial to get some short-term immersion experience in the country where they will spend their senior year. This program will allow students to experience the context of the German language and engineering/business studies. Furthermore, it will give students the opportunity to explore the culture, technology environment and communicate with their budding language skills.

Academics

Housing and Dining

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For students enrolled in the 3-credit option, the program will begin with intensive German language on the URI Kingston campus. The group will depart for the German Study tour on January 6th, returning on January 18th. Students will enroll in 1-3 credits of GER 497: Directed Study. Prerequisite: Students must be currently enrolled in a German course; IEP/IBP and science/pharmacy students preferred but all are welcome to apply.

Students will stay in Youth Hostels Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Cultural Activities • • • •

Company visits include VW, Lufthansa Technology, Deutsche Bahn and Bayer City tours of Hamburg, Braunschweig, Berlin and Cologne Visit of research institutes at the Technische Universitat Braunschwig, URI’s partner university in Germany Visits to the Phaeno Science Museum, Chocolate Museum and the Miniatur Wunderland and Maritime Museum

Program Fee:

Credits: 1 2 3

In-State: $1,730 $2,010 $2,290

Out-of-State: $1,915 $2,395 $2,835

Program Fee Includes: • • • • • •

1-3 URI credits Round-trip airfare Accommodations Meals In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS INCLUDED

uri.edu/international/germany

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Indonesia

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January 3-17, 2014 Location Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. It is an archipelago comprising over 17,500 islands. It encompasses 34 provinces with over 238 million people, making it the world’s fourth most populous country. During this program, graduate and undergraduate students will study problems related to water and public health and examine sustainable technologies projects that may enable people in developing countries to prosper. Students will engage with the cultural, historical, artistic, and culinary richness of Java and immerse into the daily life of Indonesians.

Academics

Housing and Dining

This program focuses on creating awareness about the global challenges our society is facing and how to potentially solve them using appropriate and sustainable technologies for water, soil and air pollution in rural developing communities. Together with Indonesian students from URI’s partner universities in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, students will visit field projects in rural and urban areas.

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Students will enroll in 3 credits of GEO 491: Independent Study. No foreign language requirement.

Double occupancy rooms in hotels Breakfast will be provided Students will be responsible for their lunchs and dinners

Cultural Activities • • •

Guided tour: Urban geography and culture of colonial and modern Jakarta Guided tour of Jakarta’s central business district Meeting and partnering with local university students

Program Fee: In-State: $3,710 Out-of-State: $4,260 Program Fee Includes: • • • • • •

3 URI credits Round-trip airfare Accommodations Breakfast In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS INCLUDED

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Mexico

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January 4-19, 2014 Location The program, “Environment and Society in Mexico” is based in Oaxaca City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city located in the Southwestern state of Oaxaca, home to the largest concentration of indigenous peoples in Mexico. Oaxaca is an ideal site to study how indigenous people draw meaning from, use, and manage their natural resources. Moving between the city and the countryside, students will learn through cultural immersion and hands-on activities.

Academics

Cultural Activities

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Students will enroll in 3 credits of SOC 329 or APG 329: Contemporary Mexican Society, APG 470: Problems in Anthropology or SOC 497: Field Experience in Sociology. Classes will be held in the field; journaling, multicultural dialogue and essay. No Spanish language requirement. Basic Spanish recommended.

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Bed and breakfast style accommodations with large triple or double occupancy Breakfast, lunch and some dinners provided

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Visit and stay in indigenous communities Stay at a permaculture (sustainable living) project and learn to farm sustainably Visit the Mayan Ruins of Monte Alban Cooking class Visit the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca Meet with environmental NGOs Meet indigenous women who operate successful businesses with the support of microfinance

Program Fee: In-State: $2,330 Out-of-State: $2,880 Program Fees Include: • • • • •

3 URI credits Accommodations Some meals In-country transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

uri.edu/international/mexico

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New Orleans

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January 2014 Location New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The city is well known for its distinct French-Creole architecture, as well as its cultural and multilingual heritage. This program will allow students to gain a better understanding of the social context of United States history. They will be able to connect with the early and middle 20th century through the music that defines our American forefathers and their experiences.

Academics

Housing and Dining

Students will enroll in 3 credits of MUS 106: Introduction to Jazz. The course will be taught in two parts, the first part will meet on the URI Kingston campus. The second part will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Accommodations will be dormitory style with double or single occupancy Meals provided

Program Fee: In-State: $1,995 Out-of-State: $2,545 Program Fee Includes: • • • • •

3 URI credits Accommodations Meals Local transportation Program-related excursions

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED uri.edu/international/neworleans

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Washington, D.C.

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January 11-17, 2014 Location Washington, DC, formally the District of Columbia, is the capital of the Unites States. The hub of national and international affairs, the city is vibrant, full of history and culture. This program is a travel course to the Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, DC. The meetings involve 11,000 U.S. and International transportation professionals. Students will be required to submit a transportation-related research project prior to the conference. Students will be given the option to choose from hundreds of topics covered at the conference for a final report.

Academics

Housing and Dining

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Students will enroll in 3 URI credits of BUS 493: Independent Study - Advanced Transportation Research. Students will be responsible for a research proposal prior to the conference and a final report after the meetings. Sudents will have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. University Transportation Research Centers annual awards banquet.

Double occupancy accommodations in conference hotels Students are responsible for their own meals and ground transportation

Program Fee: In-State: $2,290 Out-of-State: $2,840 Program Fees Include: • • • •

3 URI Credits Accommodations Program-related Excursions Admission to Annual Meeting

NOTE: All fees subject to change AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

uri.edu/international/dc

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Applying to a Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Students applying to a Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program should do the following:

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Complete the G.I.S. online

- Go to uri.edu/international/gis - Review the General Information Session presentation - Remember to fill out and submit the online information form

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Download the application

from the website of your desired program, uri.edu/international/facultyledprogramswinter

Collect application materials

Each application requires: - Application Form - Program Release Form (included with application) - Transcript - Recommendation Form - Copy of your Passport Information Page - Completed Social Standing Form - $150 Non-Refundable Deposit (the deposit will be applied to your program fee)

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Submit completed application

to the Office of International Education, International Center, 37 Lower College Road.

Please review the Faculty-Led Programs website for application deadlines and up-todate program information: www.uri.edu/international/facultyled

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Payment and Scholarship Information Payment Information Payments for the URI Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs can be made by either check or money order, payable to the University of Rhode Island. Please write your URI ID number and name of your program on the check or money order.

Payments should be mailed to: Enrollment Services 6 Rhody Ram Way Kingston, RI 02881 Payments may also be made electronically by using credit card or ACH via the URI e-Campus system, http://www.uri.edu/es/students/bill/onlinepayinfo.html. Please Note: Convenience fees are not refundable. Final payments for Winter J Term programs are due ten days prior to the start of the program.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Students that qualify for financial aid during the academic year are encouraged to speak with a URI financial aid advisor about the possibility of funding for the Winter J Term. The Office of International Education has limited funding available to students participating in URI Faculty-Led Programs. Scholarships range from $100-$500. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications: 1. Must be a URI student. 2. Have been admitted to a URI Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program or submitted a complete application to the Office of International Education. 3. Have not received a scholarship for a previous URI Faculty-Led Program. 4. Be willing to complete a program evaluation for the Office of International Education when you return from your program. 5. Scholarship applications must be subitted to the Office of International Education by October 15, 2013. For additional scholarship information, please visit: www.uri.edu/international/scholarships

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