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Poland and Czech Republic

Location: Poland, Czech Republic

Semester: Fall 2019

Course Information: International Studies-3 Credits Core Course

Lead Faculty: Dr. Dorota Abramovitch

Travel Assistant: Dr. Andy Norris

Course Title: Scientific Method in Cultural Heritage of Central Europe

Course Code: IS 398 Poland

Course Description: This interdisciplinary, general education course will examine the methods of analysis, preserving, and conservation of art, with focus on art created during the social and political turmoil in post war Poland and Czech Republic. In addition, students will consider how visual art reflects upon, and participates in the political life of these nations. The class will explore the relation between art and issues of poverty, war, censorship, consumerism, and will contrast those representing Central Europe and America. The travel component of the course will provide opportunities for students to visit two European countries, Czech Republic and Poland, and directly experience the sculptures, paintings, posters, and other forms of cultural heritage artifacts, at the sites where these were created.

Travel Dates: July 30 (flexible within a couple of days) and return August 13 (To and from Atlanta airport)

Cost: $3,000

Housing/ Accommodations: Local Hotels

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Eligibility Requirements: Anderson students are eligible to enroll in an international study course (AU Abroad) with their advisor’s approval. This includes freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need.  

Scholarship Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to help reduce the cost of the travel fee, which is an additional charge as part of student’s registration for the program. The AU Abroad scholarship ranges up to $1,000.00 and is awarded upon eligibility, GPA and financial need.  

To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship, students must be a junior or senior. However, students who are sophomores in the nursing and/or education major are eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship. (This exception is made because nursing and education majors have limited availability for classes in their junior and senior year.) First-year students are not eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship but can register and take any international studies course with academic approval.  

Registration: Students can register for an international studies course by registering for the class with their semester courses during the regular semester registration cycle. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used before registering for the class. AU Abroad is an international studies course, and is designed as a core course.  

Payment: Payment can be made in person at Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by depositing funds within the semester account in 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 traveling.

The payment schedule for the course is:

  • March 4th – $500.00
  • March 18th – $500.00
  • April 8th – $500.00
  • May 8th – $1500.00 (minus any AU Abroad scholarship)