Archive for December, 2013

RSFAT Summer Digs Program

In 2014 the RSFAT Summer Digs Program offers two-week intensive educational course in Roman archaeology in PHILIPPOPOLIS (modern Plovdiv – the second largest city in Bulgaria).

The program incorporates ten days fieldwork at the Roman Forum (Central Square) in Philippopolis and theoretical lectures on Roman building techniques, topography and development of the Roman cities.

Please visit our web-site for additional information: http://www.rsfat.archbg.net/7_phili_description.html

Philippopolis field school 2014

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Spanish & Anthropology summer program in Cusco, Peru

Spanish & Anthropology summer program in Cusco, Peru.
   Dates:  May 25 (Sunday) to July 5 (Saturday)
   Info:  Sample Itinerary | Program Photos | Program Details
   Tuition:  $2,499    Save $200 by registering before December 31.

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Questions?  Contact us at anthropology@ecelaspanish.com .

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Dig France

DIG FRANCE – A Different Kind of Vacation!

Food, Wine, Art, and Over 2000 Years of History!

Take an archaeological-dig vacation in Summer of 2014 and help save a piece of world history at Castle Leymonie in Issac, France. Experience!  Discovery!  Adventure, … and making new Friends!  For more exciting information:  www.digfrance.org

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Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda

Call for Participants: Summer and Spring 2014
Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013 (December 15th for Spring Bosnia Program)
Visit: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate
Global Youth Connect is now accepting applications for our Summer (and Spring) 2014 Human Rights Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda.

Each program brings visiting youth (from around the world) together with youth in the host location (Rwanda or Bosnia) to engage together in three key activities:

  • A cross cultural human rights workshop
  • Visits/Meetings with policy makers, organizations, and to relevant sites
  • Volunteer service with grassroots NGOs on a variety of human rights issues including but not limited to: conflict resolution, education, health care, food/shelter, access to justice, human rights of children/youth, women, low-income populations, LGBTQ populations, indigenous populations, genocide survivors.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014 for Summer Programs, and December 15 for our end-March Spring Break program in Bosnia.

 Ages 18 – 30 (for Bosnia Programs) and 18 – 35 (for Rwanda Programs).

 Program fees quoted below are for visiting participants (not for local Rwandan or Bosnian participants). Some scholarship assistance is available on each program.

To APPLY: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate

For RWANDA Reports: www.globalyouthconnect.org/country_rwanda + 2013 Photos

For BOSNIA Reports: www.globalyouthconnect.org/country_bosnia

Visit GYC on Facebook

Summer 2013 Recap

GYC Blogs: gycvillage.org and youthpolicy.org/interculturalblogging

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SPRING 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO BOSNIA

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: March 21 – April 1, 2014

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $1800

 

Download SPRING 2014 Bosnia HUMAN RIGHTS Delegation Program Description & Application

This program will focus on how local Bosnian youth and human rights organizations (including women’s organizations, youth organizations, LGBTI-rights organizations, arts organizations, and peace-building organizations, among others) are rebuilding the country more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. Participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

JUNE/JULY 2014 CONFLICT RESOLUTION DELEGATION TO BOSNIA (with SREBRENICA)

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: June 29-July 20, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $2700

Download Bosnia CR Delegation 2014 Program Description & Application

This program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peace building as experienced in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. In particular, participants will gain experience in conflict resolution and transformation as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

 

August 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO RWANDA

Location: Rwanda

Dates: July 31 – August 21, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Age Range: 18 – 35 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $2500 (International Applicants)

SOME SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

The group of local Rwandan youth will be filled later.

Download Rwanda August 2014 Human Rights Delegation Program Description & Application

During this GYC delegation, International participants will join with Rwandan peers to learn about human rights achievements and challenges in Rwanda and the world, and to take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad. Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings, and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn and act on numerous key human rights issues in Rwanda, including but not limited to: gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI populations, historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees, domestic workers, poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice, freedom of expression and the arts. In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will examine the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its legacy has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth, and also how the country is attempting to rebuild today.


AUGUST 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO BOSNIA

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: July 30 – August 20, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $2700 (International Applicants)

SOME SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Download AUGUST 2014 Bosnia HUMAN RIGHTS Delegation 2014 Program Description & Application

This program will focus on how local Bosnian youth and human rights organizations (including women’s organizations, youth organizations, LGBTI-rights organizations, arts organizations, and peace-building organizations, among others) are rebuilding the country more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. Participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

 

In Solidarity,
Global Youth Connect

www.globalyouthconnect.org

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Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. www.killamfellowships.com

  • $5,000 US per semester,
  • orientation in Ottawa,
  • spring seminar in Washington
  • health insurance allowance of $500 US, and the
  • ability to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant of up to $800 US.

Deadlines vary:

The deadline for the  open competition for the 2014-15 Killam Fellowships competition will be Januar y 31, 2014.

Student at one of our  partner institutions and planning to apply to the  direct exchange program , should contact a study abroad advisor at your institution to identify the date in which your institution’s internal competition ends (usually Dec-Jan)

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Himalyan Health Exchange

HIMALAYAN HEALTH EXCHANGE 11TH ANNUAL HIMALAYAN ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD EXPEDITION

JUNE 19-JULY 9, 2014
Trip description: Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) is organizing its 11th field expedition to India in the summer of 2014. Through independent study/fieldwork in the Inner and Greater Himalayan region of North India, HHE will offer students a practical approach to the study of India and the Himalayan culture in a socio-cultural, medical and religious context.

During their journey, team members will attend a 7-day, public health awareness camp and have the opportunity to investigate local history, religious beliefs and practices, modern human adaptations, regional effects of globalization and monastic life. In addition, through trekking and camping in remote areas, they will participate in the interconnectedness of the magnificent natural environment with a daily local existence. This first-hand experience will be accompanied by daily academic lectures and research assistance.

Lecture topics will include: Cultural, Medical, Economic, Biological and Visual Anthropology, Religion & Philosophy, Cross-cultural healing, Ayurveda, Public Health, Buddhism, Hinduism, Indian and Tibetan history, High Altitude Adaptation, Psychology, Art/Fine Arts, Geography, Social Work, Sociology, Yoga and Meditation

Note: This is a moderately high-altitude expedition in rugged Trans Himalayan regions. Field camp elevations range between 6,000-8,000 feet, with a higher pass crossing of 10,000 feet. As a participant, you must be in excellent physical shape and health and be willing to work in improvised field sites.

Locations & destination points: New Delhi, Kais, Kullu, Bir, Dharamsala and McLeodganj located in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Expedition fee: All-inclusive land cost fee is US $3,080. International airfare not included.

Application deadline: January 15, 2014: **Please be advised that space is limited

Program Coordinators: Professor Paul Donnelly, Ph.D in Buddhist Studies & Professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University
Professor Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D. Anthropology Department, California State University, Long Beach
Professor Melissa Schrift, Ph.D. Department of Sociology and Anthropology East Tennessee State
Ravi Singh, Founder/Director, Himalayan Health Exchange annual, anthropological Himalayan Health Exchange

e-mail: info@himalayanhealth.com
website: http://www.himalayanhealth.com
phone: 404-929-9399
School credit available through:
California State University at Long Beach, Northern Arizona University or East Tennessee State University

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New Deaf Culture course

Course number: WLL 399

CRN 45460

TR 14h00-15h50

Professor Eleweke

This course will expose students to the history of Deaf culture and community, its art, literature, and language (American Sign Language), including current attitudes, movements, policies, and trends which affect Deaf people as a minority.  Students will be amazed as they find answers to questions such as:

Do you know the inventor of the light bulb was deaf?

Do you know the inventor of the telephone had a deaf mother and  a deaf wife?

Do you know a Deaf lady had won Miss America?

Do you know a Deaf actress had won the  Oscar?

Do you know the famous Deaf actress on ‘Sesame Street’?

Do you know there is an exclusive University for deaf people somewhere in ……?

Do you know some deaf scientists had won the Nobel Prize?

Lots and lots to learn in Deaf Culture!!!

(Please email Dr. Eleweke if you have any questions: jeleweke@pdx.edu)

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