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Monday, November 19, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Czech Republic, "Exercise and Wellness in the Czech Republic" (Info Session)

This program explores physical activity and wellness in the Czech Republic. We will examine how the Czech people integrate physical activity into their daily lives and how exercise science is taught at two leading universities with extensive exercise and sport science facilities. While located in Prague, we will do field trips in cardiac rehab programs, physical therapy clinics, corporate and commercial health clubs, and community sport clubs. After a stay in the stunning countryside, we will conclude the program at Palacký University in Olomouc (the Czech Republic’s sixth largest city), where we will learn from exercise science faculty, researchers, and practitioners.

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Monday, November 19, 2018 | 2 – 3pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Austria, "Vienna - Crossroads of Central Europe" (Info Session)

Vienna, one of Europe’s most magnificent capitals, is our home base. We hike the Austrian Alps and explore the Danube River and Austria’s stunningly beautiful winegrowing region. Gateway to Eastern Europe, Vienna saw epic battles between Christians and Muslims as Ottoman Turks advanced west. Mozart and Beethoven composed in Vienna, a musical capital home to more classical composers than any other city. Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt made Vienna the birthplace of “modernity” around 1900. For centuries a center of Jewish culture, Vienna saw the destruction of its flourishing Jewish community after Nazi annexation in 1938. We visit Austria’s most notorious concentration camp, Mauthausen. In the Cold War, Vienna, officially “neutral,” became a United Nations headquarter—and a hotbed of international espionage. With the fall of the iron curtain, it is again a meeting point between East and West.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Taiwan, "Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taipei" (Info Session)

Spend spring quarter in Taipei studying pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. This specialized program offers students the opportunity to earn UC Davis chemistry units and participate in optional research internships at Academia Sinica. In addition, it allows chemistry majors with the necessary coursework to achieve a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. The in-depth research experience provides greater exposure to the process of drug discovery and helps students clarify career goals in a myriad of scientific professions.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Bhutan, "GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon" (Info Session)

Nestled in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China (Tibet), the small Buddhist monarchy of Bhutan awaits you! Join us and learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) as part of our study abroad program in Bhutan.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center

This 16-week program takes place in the beautiful city of Florence, where you will take accelerated Italian language, film, and culture courses, and explore electives such as art history, food studies, fashion marketing, and more. Many of your courses will be taught outside—taking advantage of the beautiful setting of Florence and surrounding areas in Tuscany. Quarter Abroad partners with CEA, an organization well-known for its high quality study abroad programs, in-country coordination of housing and language instruction. In addition, all program participants have the opportunity to integrate into the Florentine community and practice their language skills through unique internship and volunteering experiences in various settings.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 2 – 3pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Fashion Marketing in Paris" (Info Session)

Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Time spent in this glorious city is a defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing. This four-week program will cover the principles of marketing, with a fashion orientation. Course assignments will often require experiencing and observing fashion and marketing by visiting boutiques, museums, and department stores and partaking in several favorite Parisian pastimes—outdoor cafes, people watching, shopping, and sightseeing.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 3 – 4pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Internships in Education

Spend five weeks as an education intern in Hawaii or Thailand, where students actively participate in teaching, mentoring, homework assistance, lesson prep and, in some cases, after-school activities. Outside the classroom, students will have the opportunity to experience the majesty of Honolulu or Chiang Mai, two cities known for their beauty, culture, cuisine, and unique ways of life. Students earn six education units in this program and, through online discussions and assignments, have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship placements and to explore the significance of interning in an broader social and cultural context.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "Viking Visions" (Info Session)

Ever wonder where the stories of Odin and Thor originally come from? Or what roles shieldmaidens and powerful female deities like Freya played in the societies that created them? This program will take you deep into the Viking world. We begin amidst the stunning natural beauty of Iceland, where we read foundational texts of Viking mythology and wander along the paths of those who wrote the oral traditions down. We then move on to Northern Germany and Denmark, where we read sagas, historical chronicles, and modern adaptations of the myths, and visit reconstructed medieval villages, museums, music festivals, and excavated burial sites of ships and chieftains. Our journey ends on a celebratory note with a two-day Viking reenactment festival on the beaches of Aarhus, Denmark.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 1 – 2pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Americans in Paris" (Info Session)

Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “[A] walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” We will explore the city that mesmerized both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, who were the first Americans in Paris. We will examine why writers, from Jefferson to James Baldwin, wrote about Paris; why jazz musicians Sidney Bêchet and Cole Porter composed music in Paris; why Josephine Baker danced in Paris and became—along with Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel—a fashion icon; and why filmmakers such as Sophia Coppola and Woody Allen have featured Paris in their films. We will learn to read the city and report on its culture from the vantage point of young 21st-century Americans in Paris, and ask whether, as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “[the] best of America drifts to Paris,” and “The American in Paris is the best American.”

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 10:45 – 11:45amInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "The Grand Tour" (Info Session)

This program introduces students to the Grand Tour—a voyage through France and Italy undertaken by young Englishmen, and eventually women, of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Grand Tour was designed to broaden the horizons of elite British youth by introducing them to continental languages and diplomacy, art and architecture, nature, culture, and geography—it was, in short, the culmination of an aristocratic education.  

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Sex and Space" (Info Session)

This course explores the relationship between architecture and sexuality in the context of European modernism. It looks at the diverse ways Western sexuality and modern architecture have produced the conditions that define our age. The history of space-making has been saturated with sexual metaphors—the shaft, the high-rise, the closet—and sexual and gender identities have been shaped by architectural forms—the bathhouse, the kitchen, the hotel, the office, the secret garden, etc. Yet, the space of sexuality has been excluded from the history of architecture. Defined by a long-standing history of masculinity, architecture is one of the last male-dominated professions. This course will examine a range of modern architectural highlights and landmarks in Paris, Dijon, Nice, and Marseilles.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 3:10 – 4pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "World Cinema and the European Film Festival" (Info Session)

Starting in Milan, then proceeding to the Locarno Film Festival in Italian Switzerland and finishing on the French Riviera in Cannes, this program examines contemporary cinema by considering how film festivals help in producing and distributing films around the world. The highlight of our time is the Locarno Film Festival, set in the lovely lake region of southern Switzerland/northern Italy (near Lake Como and Milan). Perched between Cannes (in spring) and Venice (in fall), Locarno is the most important summer festival. Students have a full festival pass and much of our work concerns the films at the festival.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Ecuador, "Environmental Injustice in Indigenous Ecuador" (Info Session)

This program examines the historical development and current situation of the rural indigenous communities of the Andes and the Amazon of Ecuador with special attention to issues of environmental and social justice and human rights. Through lectures, seminar discussions and fieldwork, the program underscores the impact that economic and political factors have on the process of indigenous communities’ cultural adaptation and their basic human rights.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 11am – 12pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Thailand, "Microbiology Lab in the Kingdom of Smiles" (Info Session)

This laboratory program will introduce microbiology to students wishing to explore the enchanting and exotic Kingdom of Thailand. Hands-on activities complement lecture and laboratory exercises to explore the microbiology of Thai food, international health issues, and the changing environment. Students will explore microbial diversity from samples they obtain from a variety of places, ranging from open-air markets and urban canals to pristine jungles and beaches.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Quarter Abroad Australia, "Australian Internships and Writing in Sydney" (Info Session)

Spend Fall Quarter in Southern Hemisphere summer! As part of the Writing and Internship Program in Sydney, Australia, you’ll gain global workplace experience by interning halftime, and, with two writing courses taught by faculty of the nationally-ranked University Writing Program, you’ll complete two thirds of the professional writing minor. Complete a third course by participating in excursions to wildlife parks, state and local parliaments, art museums, beaches, and a big night out at the incomparable Sydney Opera House. You will have the opportunity to explore food, dance, film, and music festivals in one of the most diverse and sophisticated cites in the world.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 | 4 – 5pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Fashion Marketing in Paris" (Info Session)

Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Time spent in this glorious city is a defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing. This four-week program will cover the principles of marketing, with a fashion orientation. Course assignments will often require experiencing and observing fashion and marketing by visiting boutiques, museums, and department stores and partaking in several favorite Parisian pastimes—outdoor cafes, people watching, shopping, and sightseeing.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Europe, "Design in Europe"

Britain and the Netherlands are two European countries that are unsurpassed when it comes to innovative and influential art, architecture, and design. Starting in the ancient English city of York, this program will travel to the vibrant Scottish city of Edinburgh, the creative capitol London, and then to the Dutch cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam where design truly infiltrates everyday life. These cities represent a cultural and historical “design slice” through the heart of Northern Europe.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 1:10 – 2pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Italy, "Rome - Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City" (Info Session)

The classroom, in this hands-on experience, will be Rome, the Eternal City, and nearby archaeological and historical sites where we will study art, culture, and the Roman institutions that have shaped European culture and the world.We will explore landmarks like the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, and Roman catacombs. We will also travel to the tombs of the ancient Etruscans in the picturesque medieval town of Tarquinia; the old Roman port of Ostia Antica; the ancient Monastery of Montecassino; and the famous ruins of Pompeii. Our program will spend two nights in Sorrento on the majestic Amalfi coast and conclude at the enchanting Renaissance Villa d’Este with its incredible waterworks.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 2 – 3pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad France, "Sex and Space" (Info Session)

This course explores the relationship between architecture and sexuality in the context of European modernism. It looks at the diverse ways Western sexuality and modern architecture have produced the conditions that define our age. The history of space-making has been saturated with sexual metaphors—the shaft, the high-rise, the closet—and sexual and gender identities have been shaped by architectural forms—the bathhouse, the kitchen, the hotel, the office, the secret garden, etc. Yet, the space of sexuality has been excluded from the history of architecture. Defined by a long-standing history of masculinity, architecture is one of the last male-dominated professions. This course will examine a range of modern architectural highlights and landmarks in Paris, Dijon, Nice, and Marseilles.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 12 – 1pmInternational Center
Summer Abroad Bhutan, "GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon" (Info Session)

Nestled in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China (Tibet), the small Buddhist monarchy of Bhutan awaits you! Join us and learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) as part of our study abroad program in Bhutan.

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