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  • Locations: Aachen, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bruges, Belgium; Ghent, Belgium; Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Faculty-Led Program Status: Full College: University College
Credits: 1 credit Class Standing: Freshman, Sophomore
Program Description:

FYSArtPolitics

Program Description

Art, Politics and Power in Belgium and the Netherlands - First Year Seminar Course

This 10-day, 1-credit hour,  short-term faculty-led international intensive program will offer students a taste of living abroad and experiencing European culture while putting their new knowledge from their First Year Seminar course to good use.  Using the beautiful medieval city of Ghent as our home base, we will immerse ourselves in the history of the area from its medieval greatness, through its rich artistic heritage, its contested history during WWII, and its vibrant university culture today. Two days will be spent exploring Ghent and its canals, the gothic cathedrals which house priceless works of art and devotion, including Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece (The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) which was stolen by Hitler and recovered in a mine in Austria by the Allied troops and subsequently repatriated.

We will arrive in Cologne, Germany to view Charlemagne's Palatine Chapel and the caves in Maastricht where Rembrandt's "Night Watch" was stored during the war. Day trips from Ghent will include an excursion to Bruges and its picturesque medieval city square, Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna in situ at the cathedral of Our Lady, the only work by Michelangelo to leave Italy during his lifetime.  In addition, we will see the transportation infrastructure through the canals and spend an afternoon in the Groeninge Museum to discuss Flemish Primitives as well as Degenerate Art.

The final portion of this immersive experience will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where we will travel through the canals, spend a day at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, the Jewish History museum and Anne Frank house.

Housing will be in double or triple occupancy hotel rooms.


Courses

Fall First Year Seminar Course: UCO 1200
International Experience Course: UCO 2530-102 - FYS Travel Abroad: Art, Politics, and Power - 1 credit

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $3,400.00

Includes: Airfare, In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Some Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $300.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Personal Expenses, and Most Meals.

*Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Belgium and the Netherlands.
** Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges.  Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major.  Please go to this link to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1550 8/25/2017
Final Payment $1550 9/28/2017

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 1/3/2018 to 1/11/2018.

Pre-Program Meetings

TBD during Fall Semester
 

Program Leaders

Lillian Nave Goudas
Senior Lecturer, University College
goudasln@appstate.edu

Vicki Clift
Art Department
cliftvl@appstate.edu

Lillian Nave Goudas has been teaching at Appalachian State University since 2007, and has been teaching art history at the college level since 1997.  She has taught the Art, Politics & Power First Year Seminar since the fall of 2014 and has taken students to New York City on art trips and led international trips to Greece and Turkey.

Vicki Clift is a Flemish art scholar and has been teaching at Appalachian State for over a decade.  She is well-traveled in Northern Europe and will serve as an added art expert on the trip.  Vicki and Lillian have been collaborating on this and other projects for over 5 years.
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 08/18/2017 at the latest.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.