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The Applied Womanism Practicum Study Abroad Program will take place during Maymester 2012 and will feature a two-week visit to Monrovia, Liberia,West Africa, and surrounds. Participants will have the opportunity to observe gender development and gender ma
Location:
Monrovia, Liberia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
MayMester Intersession

Program Overview

Program Description:
Georgia State offers many Summer and Maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

The Applied Womanism Practicum Study Abroad Program will take place during Maymester 2012 and will feature a two-week visit to Monrovia, Liberia,West Africa, and surrounds. Participants will have the opportunity to observe gender development and gender mainstreaming in real-world settings by visiting field sites where gender development work is taking place; for example, the Ministry of Gender and Development, the University of Liberia, various NGOs, social service agencies, schools, and women's markets. Students will also tour Monrovia and surrounds to gain a sense of what life is like for women in a developing country. Classroom instruction will focus on Liberia as a globally visible laboratory for gender-related policy generation and implementation under the administration of Africa's first democratically elected woman president, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as well as the role of women in Liberia's peace movement and the role of gender studies as an academic discipline in gender development efforts. Classes will be taught by Georgia State University faculty as well as local Liberian experts and leaders from a variety of sectors, including government, diplomacy, NGOs, business, education, health, religion and spirituality, mass media, and community. Dr. Layli Maparyan from the Women's Studies Institute will accompany students on the trip.

Cost:
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