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LAS Honors Study Abroad

Spring 2018 LAS Honors Course Abroad

Migration in the Mediterranean: The Role of NGOs with Professors Emanuel Rota and Eleonora Stoppino

Pavia, Italy
Second eight-week Spring 2018 course, followed by a faculty-led trip to Pavia, Italy, from May 25 to June 9, 2018
ITAL 390
3 credits

Join Professors Emanuel Rota and Eleonora Stoppino in their native Italy for an in-depth study of the role of state institutions and NGOs as cultural mediators for migrants in and from the Mediterranean. During our time in Italy, students will conduct fieldwork, meet with local NGOs and Italian state representatives to learn about how the migration emergency is managed from the perspective of cultural communication and mediation.

Students will have the opportunity to conduct interviews with some of the protagonists of the current migration crisis and to learn about their experiences in comparison/contrast with the American representation of the situation. This is a great course for students interested in issues of globalization, migration, and human rights, and those who may want to pursue a career in international relations or work with international NGOs. Students will live in University of Pavia housing and will participate in excursions to Milan, Certosa, and Genoa.

Estimated program fee: $3,800
Each LAS James Scholar traveling on the program will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Estimated fee includes international airfare, housing, local transportation, activities, and most meals.

You can explore more scholarship opportunities on the Illinois International website.

Visit the application page for more information. Application review will be conducted on a rolling basis. The deadline for priority consideration is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed as spots are available.