June 25-July 7, 2018
Europe's Migration Crisis (Service Learning Abroad)
POLS 495/595 or HLSC 405*
*Students interested in taking a graduate level course associated with this program should contact the program faculty leader
This multi-disciplinary, service-learning study-abroad course examines the current migration crisis in Europe, which has fundamentally affected and transformed the European continent. In particular, Germany has emerged as the political core of the crisis. This study-abroad program to southern Germany/Munich will engage students with the immediate social complexity of the integration of migrants in Germany. It will also introduce students of Global Health to issues involved in prevention and health promotion in a temporary crisis setting. The service-learning component of this study-abroad course will allow students to actively participate in current integration processes in the field. Global Health students specifically will be introduced to the crisis' public health problems. Students will assist local non-profit groups/agencies in their efforts to guide migrants and refugees through the various stages of the integration process. For Global Health students, this also includes the focus on prevention and health promotion in a temporary crisis setting. Additionally, students will attend seminars and workshops to engage with local think tanks, state and non-state agencies to learn about the historical, political and philosophical context and framework, surrounding the current crisis. Additionally, students will visit civic groups, migrant communities, engaging with newly incoming migrants/refugees and first generation migrant populations.
Service-Learning can be defined as the formal integration of community service into student instruction and learning. This type of learning experience is also known as curriculum-based service. The goal is to connect students with communities in partnerships, allowing for a reciprocal transformation of perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship.
*Students must register and pay for one of the following courses: HLSC 405, HLSC graduate course, or POLS 495/595 during the Summer 2018 registration period.
*Subject to change. The Office of Study Abroad reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances
Learn about the social and political complexities related to immigrants settling in Germany and Europe as a whole.
Participate by collaborating with German NGOs/agencies and with community projects.
Experience the European culture through daily cultural immersion.
Muge Akpinar-Elci joined ODU as an associate professor in 2013. In October 2013 was appointed as director of the Center for Global Health. Dr. Akpinar-Elci has more than 15 years of experience in clinical and field research working in public health and global health. She completed her residency training in both Pulmonology and Occupational Medicine in Turkey. Dr. Akpinar-Elci also received a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Regina Karp, Director of the Graduate Program in International Studies, holds a PhD in Political Science from Lancaster University in the U.K. Prior to joining GPIS in 1993, she worked for seven years as senior project leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Program Cost with $400 Dean's Award: $2,100
Cost includes: Munich metro pass, accommodations (double or triple rooms; single supplement extra, if available), breakfasts, select group meals, tours, various admission fees and guides as indicated on itinerary, health insurance, and study abroad fee.
Not included: Round trip airfare, ODU tuition for 3 credits (participants are required to register for credit), meals other than those indicated above, transportation other than indicated above, travel and baggage fees, and expenses of a personal nature.
*ODU scholarships: Dean’s Education Abroad Awards are available for the first 7 qualified students accepted for this program. Eligibility: Full-time, degree-seeking, ODU student, 2.5 GPA or higher, approval of participation by the Office of Study Abroad and the program’s faculty leader. Completion of online application, advising and deposit payment holds your space for scholarship consideration; no additional scholarship application necessary.
If eligible, scholarship award will be credited to your student account sometime in late summer. The Office of Study Abroad handles these arrangements and will notify you via email.
Estimated cost without scholarship: $2,500
Financial Aid: For some students, regular student financial aid support may be increased due to the additional cost of studying abroad. Students seeking financial aid should obtain a program budget from the Office of Study Abroad.
Payment Schedule: $300 deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on February 16, 2018 and the other half on March 16, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
|Office of Study Abroad
2006 Dragas Hall
49th St. and Hampton Blvd.
|Dr. Muge Akpinar -Elci Director of Center for Global Health
College of Health Sciences
3134 Health Sciences Bldg
|Dr. Regina Karp
Department of Political Science
7047 Batten Arts & Letters