Students can make the world their classroom with the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Art’s Travel Study Program.
The program offers six three-week adventures that blend discovery of world-class cultural destinations with the opportunity to earn credits toward a degree. It is open to university students from across the country and to anyone with a passion for learning through experience.
The Spring 2010 program will take students to Rome, the 1943-45 battlefields and historic sites of Italy, London, France, China or Turkey.
UNB Fredericton student Laura Steeves took part in the France program in summer 2008.
“My favourite part of my trip was definitely the ability to experience French culture on a non-tourist basis,” she said. “The Travel Study Program allows students to experience things that normal people do not have the chance to see, and gives a more complete picture of life in France for the French as opposed to the people who simply visit it.”
The application deadline for all of the travel study tours is Tuesday, Feb. 2.
An information session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 28,Tilley Hall on the UNB Fredericton Campus.
For complete program descriptions, dates, and fees, visit www.unb.ca/travelstudy or contact UNB’s College of Extended Learning at (506) 458-7706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rome: May 11 – 31 or June 1 – 21 Intersession in Rome provides students with the opportunity to appreciate, study, and explore the beautiful and historic city. They live as the Romans do and the city is their classroom.
Students can choose from two three-week sessions or one six-week session. As part of the first session, participants will make a three-day trip to Florence. In the second session, they will the Bay of Naples for three days.
Second World War in Italy: May 11 – 31 In this study program, students walk the battlefields of Rome, Salerno, the Moro River, Monte Cassino, Rimini, and Monte Sole. They learn first hand about the challenges faced by Allied soldiers and Italian partisans fighting in nearly impossible terrain and weather.
Turkey: April 27 – May 16 The Cities Through the Ages study tour offers students the opportunity to visit major Greco-Roman cities of Asia Minor, from the walls of Troy to the Roman temple. Students taking part in this trip also visit homes, neighborhoods, markets, religious sites and entertainment.
London: May 5 – 24 Students in this study program explore London, and England’s, greatest cultural, military, and historic institutional treasures such as ships that fought in two world wars, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum and the National Maritime museum. They also have the opportunity to take in a production at one of London’s famous theatres.
France: May 3 – 22 Le Printemps en France travel study program gives students the opportunity to discover, study and appreciate the richness of Poitiers and Paris. They are immersed in the country’s literature, history, culture, politics and economy, all while studying under the direction of professors from UNB.
China: May 7 – 31 This program includes two courses and visits to three major Chinese cities, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing, with the longest stay in Hangzhou.
The UNB Faculty of Arts’ Travel Study Program began in 1990 with study in Greece and Rome. Since then, the program has expanded to offer study opportunities in London, China, France, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, Belize, and New York City and has had hundreds of participants.
Montgomery, Communication Officer (506) 453-4990