Location: Croatia, Slovenia & Italy
Semester: Fall 2018
Course Information: 3 credits – Core Course/General Education
Lead Faculty: Dr. Miren Ivankovic, Professor of Economics and Finance
Travel Assistant: Dr. Diana Ivankovic, Professor of Biology
Course Title: Croatia, Italy & Slovenia: Health and Culinary Studies from the Heart of the Mediterranean
Course Code: IS 398 Croatia
Course Description: This course will introduce students to health care aspects and food customs and practices of Croatia, Italy and Slovenia, which are all southern European countries. This class will cover the diverse history of health care, culture, culinary arts and economic growth over the centuries. Not only will students learn about the diverse history of these countries, but also about the local food and health care systems that link these three Mediterranean countries, as well as things that separate them and give them their uniqueness.
Travel Dates: July 15 – 29, 2018
Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels
General Travel Itinerary: Study of health care and culinary aspects of Croatia, along with a visit to the neighboring countries of Italy and Slovenia, in order to contrast the close regions’ cultures.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be eligible juniors or seniors (at least a 2.5 GPA) and who have not attended a previous AU Abroad program. Sophomores can attend, but are not eligible for AU abroad scholarship.
Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost for travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student’s registration for program. To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship of up to $1,000.00, students must either be a junior or senior. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need. (Sophomores nursing and education majors are also eligible for the AU Abroad scholarships.)
Registration: Students register for AU Abroad during their normal registration for the semester. Registration is based upon class standing. Payment can be made in person, in Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by making a deposit to the semester account which the class will take place. Please advise Anderson Central that the pre-payment is for AU Abroad, as well as the semester and which country you will be travelling.
Payment is due after Fall 18 registration to Anderson Central for the class. The payment (minus any AU Abroad scholarship) is due no later than April 10th. (Payments are non-refundable unless the class is canceled for lack of enrollment.)