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May Term- Study Abroad Courses and Trips

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Explore these May Term 2011 study abroad programs. These academic opportunities will take place during May term 2011, are taught in English, offer 3 credits and also many fulfill Liberal Education requirements.

Sports Management in Montpellier, France
Looking for a different perspective on sports management, psychology and sociology? The Learning Abroad Center is offering a new May Session program in Montpellier, France, long known as one of France's most sporty cities. The course will cover such topics as sports tourism, sports psychology and sports pedagogy. You will also learn about several European sports, such as pétanque and handball from professional coaches, as well as visit several sports-related sites in and around Montpellier. You will have the opportunity to attend the annual Extreme Sports Festival, hosted by the city each May.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/EUROPE/montpellierSports/index.html
Contact Amber Bathke at abathke@umn.edu with questions.

GLBT History & Activism in Amsterdam and Berlin
This Global Seminar will focus on understanding the social history of homosexuality, as well as GLBT identity and community, in Amsterdam and Berlin. Meet with activists and compare and contrast the GLBT movement in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. Amsterdam is frequently promoted as the "gay capital of the world," while Berlin has a significant history of GLBT community and activism that dates back to the 1920s. Credits: Receive credit for GLBT 3610 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Historical Perspectives core and Global Perspectives theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/amsterdamGLBT/index.html
Questions? Contact Sarah Tschida at tschi066@umn.edu

Made in China: Beijing & Shanghai
Through a marketing perspective, this seminar helps students appreciate the rapid transformation currently taking place in China. Students spend time in China's historic capital city of Beijing, its economic nerve center Shanghai, and the rural village, Youngqing in an effort to discover why so much of what we purchase is made in China. Credits: Receive credit for BA 3100 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Global Perspectives theme
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/chinaEconomy/index.html
Questions? Contact Sarah Tschida at tschi066@umn.edu

Symbolism in Chinese Culture: Shanghai & Beijing
Symbolism in China is a complex system that weaves through all aspects of life and thought. In Chinese culture, natural forces and animals possess spirits that are represented either in realistic form or mythical combinations. Rocks, mountains, clouds, water and other natural forces have their own spirits and are represented in Chinese art with their own symbols. This Global Seminar will focus on studying the interpretation of Chinese signs and symbols. Credits: Receive credit for DES 3196 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/chinaSymbolism/index.html
Questions? Contact Sarah Reuben at sarahy@umn.edu

Sustainability in Northern Europe
Travel to Denmark and Sweden to explore an interdisciplinary framework of sustainability. Learn about the concepts, debates, and issues informing various actors, agencies, and activities working to realize sustainable goals. Credits: Students will receive credit for SUST 3480 and the course also fulfills the following Liberal Education requirement: Social Sciences Core and Environment theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/europeSustainability/index.shtml
Questions? Contact Christine Anderson at ander590@umn.edu

Sustainable Food Systems of Italy
Florence is a city of history, art and food. It is the center of Tuscany, a region that is internationally renowned for its cuisine and for the sustainable production of some of the world's finest cheeses, processed meats, olive oil, grain products and wines. This makes Florence an ideal place to explore sustainable food systems of Italy, the ethical considerations of food production, and the Italian food culture. Credits: Receive credit for ANSC 4099 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Environment theme. www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/italyFood/index.shtml
Questions? Contact Sarah Reuben at sarahy@umn.edu

Great Minds of the Renaissance
Examine how history, religion, literature, and culture gave birth to a new way of thinking during the Renaissance. As home to some of the world's most famous art, architecture, and early scientific minds, Florence and its surrounding areas are ideal sites to study how math and science helped to create such masterpieces as the Duomo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Vatican. Credits: Receive credit for FOST 3060 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Historical Perspectives core.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/italyGreatMinds/
index.html Questions? Contact Sarah Reuben at sarahy@umn.edu

Leadership and Social Change in Ireland
You do not have to have a position or title to be an effective leader or to make a difference. Learn how ordinary individuals and communities can inspire, mobilize, and engage with others to tackle vast public problems. The cities of Belfast and Dublin provide a rich context to examine the roles citizens, informal leaders, and public officials play in reconciling long-standing conflict. Credits: Receive credit for PA 4190 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Civic Life and Ethics theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/irelandLeadership/index.html
Questions? Contact Sarah Tschida at tschi066@umn.edu

Philosophies of Wellness: Holistic Healing in Japan Discover the concept of "wellness" and the different aspects of Japanese culture that promote wellness. Learn about health, traditional practices of medicine and wellness, traditional and Western medical practices in modern Japan, and the process of healing from war injuries and illnesses. Credits: Receive credit for CLI 3000 and the course also fulfills the following Liberal Education requirement: Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/japanHealing/index.shtml
Questions? Contact Christine Anderson at ander590@umn.edu

Globalization and Trade in London
Focus on economic interactions and interdependencies between London and the rest of the world. Explore trade and globalization in London through a variety of business, historic, and cultural visits. Credits: Receive credit for ECON 3960 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/londonGlobalization/index.shtml
Questions? Contact Sarah Tschida at tschi066@umn.edu

Traveling Authors in Southwest France
Montpellier is a vibrant university city in beautiful, southwestern France, within easy reach of the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Montpellier has long been a crossroads of European and North African cultures and provides an ideal location to study authors while being inspired to do your own writing. Credits: Receive credit for FREN 3750 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Literature core.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/franceAuthors/index.html
Questions? Contact Sarah Tschida at tschi066@umn.edu

Environmental Issues in New Zealand
Across a wide range of ecosystems, you will explore how modern forestry, wildlife, fisheries, energy, and tourism support the human population and its economy and their ecological consequences on New Zealand's pristine land. This program studies New Zealand's geologic origins, wildlife, and current environmental issues, as well as conservation efforts designed to save native habitat and endangered species.Credits: Receive credit for ESPM 3480 and the following Liberal Education requirement: Environment theme.
www.UMabroad.umn.edu/programs/GLOBAL_SEMINARS/newZealandEnvironment/index.html
Questions? Contact Sarah Reuben at sarahy@umn.edu

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