Student application deadline for Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad is March 7

By Kate O’Neill 

A student works on Japanese woodblock printmaking during the 2018 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program to Tokyo
Students practice Japanese woodblock printmaking during the Moku Hanga Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program in Tokyo

Applications are open for the 2019 Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad programs. Interested students can apply for any of the six programs held this summer through March 7, 2019, on SlugsAbroad.

UC Santa Cruz Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad programs offer students an international experience with UC Santa Cruz faculty. These programs encompass UC Santa Cruz courses taught abroad, with excursions and cultural activities enhanced by the location. Many programs provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small, 12-25 students, allowing for an intimate learning experience.

In the summer of 2018, 24 students participated in the Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs in Perugia, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. In Japan, led by Professor Jimin Lee, these students learned about Japanese woodblock printing, Moku Hanga, and participated in cultural excursions including trips to local museums, and a hands-on workshop at a traditional paper mill.

In Italy, Professor Lissa Caldwell held a food study field study that enabled students to take one topical and one methodological course while abroad. Students received rigorous training in the key theoretical debates and ethnographic studies in the anthropology of food while accumulating hands-on experience by learning and practicing ethnographic research methods.

Summer 2019 Faculty-Led Programs

  • Accelerated Italian on the Amalfi Coast–Italy
  • Art in the Global Content–Czech Republic
  • Cuba Agroecology Practicum
  • Film History and Preservation in Italy
  • Moku Hanga: UCSC Printmaking in Tokyo
  • Serigraphy in Spain

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