Ireland Study Abroad Program for DePaul students

The University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad invites undergraduate and graduate students at DePaul to apply for a summer of scholarship and cultural activities in Cork, Ireland. DePaul Prof. Miles Harvey will be co-teaching a Creative Nonfiction workshop in this program.
 
Courses are available in every genre of Creative Writing, plus additional options in Literature, Philosophy & Film. For a full list of course offerings, please visit the courses page. The faculty is comprised of some of top professors from universities in both the United States and Ireland. And this year, students will enjoy more full weekends with planned excursions and/or independent travel time.
 
DePaul graduate and undergraduate students can receive credit for their coursework in this program. Graduate students will need to receive prior permission from Prof. Rebecca Johns Trissler, director of the Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing program. Undergraduates will need to go through the non-DePaul study abroad program process. 
 

Students and faculty are what make this experience truly rewarding. Please take time to check out the latest promo video at:
 
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Cork, Ireland 2019 details:
Dates: July 2-August 3, 2019
Cost: $5,095 for guest students which includes tuition for two classes, housing, meals on class days, study abroad insurance, and other events. And don’t forget to check out the scholarships page for funding opportunities.
 
If you have any further questions about the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad in Cork, Ireland, or would like to work directly with the program in the future, please contact:
Aneta Komendarczyk, MS
Program Coordinator
Writing Workshops Abroad
Division of International Education
International Center, Room 124
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Study Abroad in China

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Will the 21st century will be “the Chinese century”?

Program Dates:
November 25-December 11

Application Deadline:
May 1

Program Directors:
Li Jin and John Shanahan

Courses:
MOL 323: China’s Cultural Soft Power and its Future
ENG 235: Science Fiction

Liberal Studies Domains:
Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)
Arts and Literature (AL)

More Information / Apply

Over the past few decades, China has become a global powerhouse by manufacturing for export. As “factory to the world,” China since the early 1980s has grown its economy to become the second largest binomial GDP and the largest by purchasing power parity (Source: IMF data). In several industries, for example mobile sharing platforms, robotics, AI (artificial intelligence), and renewable energy, China aims to be the world leader. At the same time, China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative is poised to project Chinese socio-political and economic power as a paramount leader connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Inevitably, China’s cultural influence is also getting more notable around the world. One example is Chinese science fiction, which has attracted unprecedented attention outside China in recent years.

The program aims to help DePaul students develop a critical understanding of China’s cultural soft power and a sober view of the world’s future with China as an important player through engaging reading materials, class discussions, and a two-week visit in China. Topics to be covered in pre- and post- courses include China’s historical dynamics, cultural traditions, pop culture, science fiction, politics, and economy. The study abroad trip will begin in Shanghai where we will meet the academics and entrepreneurs to discuss contemporary society, science fiction, and the future “as seen from China.” We will explore some of the city’s newest technological innovations, the arts and literature, and architecture. From Shanghai, we will take day-trips to the nearby cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou to experience the interaction of China’s cultural tradition with modern innovations. In Beijing, we will explore a mega-city struggling with different possible urban futures. Our site visits in Beijing and the nearby “planned” city of Xiong’an will be linked to discussions with urban planners, artists, writers, scholars, and government officials.

 

Fulbright Competition Now Open

Fulbright announcement, 2018

Fulbright is a prestigious scholarship that funds students to either study/ research or teach English overseas for an academic year. It is open to students of all disciplines and goes to 140 countries. A student must have graduated to receive a Fulbright, but she can apply as early as the Fall of her senior year. Graduate students and alumni are also eligible. Click on the press release above for more information.

Study Abroad Writing Workshops

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This summer, UNO Writing Workshops abroad is offering a month-long program in Cork, Ireland with courses in creative writing, literature, theater, film, and communications. They also offer an intimate poetry program at Ezra Pound’s former home, Brunnenburg Castle, in the Italian Alps. Both programs accept graduate and undergraduate students from around the country.

For more information, click on the flyers above.