AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only

Subjects

Humanities, Social Science

Classroom Language

English

Housing

Students will be housed near the lecture facilities.

Program Duration

Late May-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2014  1/31/2014
 

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu


Croatia, Rovinj
UW Conflict and Culture

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Beautiful scenery, delicious food, interesting people, and a new culture to explore. Imagine experiencing it all this summer!

This amazing program explores the relationship between violence and the formation of national identities in the unique cultural setting of Istria, the northwestern peninsula of Croatia. Istria is an ideal location for the program not only because of the beautiful location of the peninsula, surrounded by the Adriatic sea, but also because Istria is a "border zone" with a melange of Slavic, Italian and Germanic cultural traditions. Students will be based in Rovinj, a postcard perfect city on the shores of the Adriatic. Courses will be held in the Italian Cultural center which is located in a 17th century villa.

Rovinj was an island until the 17th century when the narrow channel separating the city from the mainland was filled to accommodate the growing population of the area as a naval and mercantile outpost of the Venetian Republic. The area has a rich historical legacy due to the constant exchange between Slavic, Latin, and Germanic cultures. The residents of Rovinj are multilingual and of mixed ethnic makeup. Croatian and Italian are used interchangeably and due to tourism and its border location, many of its residents also speak German and English. Istria is an excellent setting for UW-Madison students keen on studying a variety of topics, from literature to politics and anthropology.

"Personally, the study abroad in Croatia is my favorite teaching assignment at UW-Madison.  It allows me to guide students in understanding how conflict develops between opposing cultural practices.  By bridging the gap between my former homeland of Yugoslavia and my adopted country of the United States, the students learn the complexities of both the local and the global understanding of these concepts." -Resident Director Tomislav Longinovic

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