Study Abroad in Wales
Next trip Summer 2013: June 9 - July 6
First Meeting: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 5:00 PM in Anne Belk Hall, Room 5
Earn 6 hrs. Graduate or Undergraduate Credit in Appalachian Studies, Anthropology, or History through ASU's Postindustrial Wales Field School
Faculty: Dr. William Schumann, Dr. Bruce Stewart
Postindustrial Wales exposes students to community-based responses to political, economic and cultural transformations in Welsh society following the final contraction of heavy industry in the 1980s. Students should develop an understanding of the variation in responses to socioeconomic change through community-based internships, meetings with political activists and officials at various levels of government, visitation to cultural events and tourist sites, invited lectures with Welsh scholars, and general interaction in Welsh society. The course is organized around a month-long internship program in the south Wales village of Ystradgynlais. Students are assigned to work with area community development organizations, local cultural institutions and businesses. Through these and other activities, the course objective is to encourage students to build career skills and analyze the multi-faceted character of community responses to 'postindustrialism' from a cross-cultural perspective.
The projected itinerary also involves travel to and experience of:
- Cardiff, the capitol of Wales, including the National Assembly for Wales
- Museum visits
- The Brecon Beacons National Park for hiking
- Powys for a farm tour and the nearby village of Hay-on-Wye
- Castles and beaches of the south Wales coast
- Industrial heritage tourism sites
- Celtic music jam sessions and cultural events
- A two-day stay in London at the trip's end
A total of 8 to 10 students will be selected to participate; gradaute students will be given preference in the selection process, but acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cost: Approximately $3108.00 per student (program fees). This covers travel in the U.K., lodging, activity fees, and all meals. AIRFARE AND TUITION ARE NOT INCLUDED. Students are responsible for booking their individual flights.
For Application, Financial Aid, of more information, contact the Center for Appalachian Studies (828-262-4089), or email the trip directors, Dr. William Schumann (WRS18@pitt.edu) or Dr. Bruce Stewart (email@example.com).
Non-ASU students should also contact the Office of international Education and Development (828-262-2046) for additional information.
See our Course Schedule page for summer school courses for 2013.
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