Program Details

Excursions and Day Trips:
-Day trip to Basel, Switzerland
-Day Trip to Colmar, France
-Day Trip to Strasbourg, France to visit the European Parliament
-1 week in Treviso, Italy (30 minutes from Venice, Italy)
-Trips to various Museums<
Location:
Freiburg, Germany; Treviso, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 7/13/2013 End Date: 8/10/2013

This program will expose students to alternatives to the American/Californian model of community development, governance, and citizens’ participation. Students will study four different types of community governance: the German, the French, the Italian and the Swiss community, as well as the European Union’s overarching influence. Working in small groups students will undertake case studies of topical areas of local concern (e.g. environment, youth, city and regional planning, public transport, culture, poverty, local politics, immigration and asylum). The first three weeks are spent in the Southwest corner of Germany in Freiburg with informative day trips and one week in Treviso, the heart of the Veneto.

COURSES
CRD 153B. International Community Development: Europe (4 units) Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2, Anthropology 2, International Agricultural Development 10; course 164 or the equivalent recommended.
Examination and analysis of community development efforts in Europe and the impact of global forces in different settings. Alternative strategies with emphasis on self-reliance and locally controlled development. Course is based in Freiburg, Germany, and includes field trips to France and Switzerland. GE credit: SocSci, Div.
AND
Community and Regional Development 198-Directed Group Study (4 units)

Graduate course options available upon request.

Excursions and Day Trips:
-Day trip to Basel, Switzerland
-Day Trip to Colmar, France
-Day Trip to Strasbourg, France to visit the European Parliament
-1 week in Treviso, Italy (30 minutes from Venice, Italy)
-Trips to various Museums
-Trips various Peoples' Organizations


Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
In Freiburg, students will reside in a resident hall in double or triple rooms. Each room is equipped with a bed, desk, and a washbasin. There are showers on each floor that are shared among the residents. The facilities include internet PCs, sports ground in front of the building and a club lounge for students to relax and socialize. All facilities are non-smoking.

The Lonely Planet Online describes Freiburg as:
...western gateway to the Southern Black Forest, has the happy-go-lucky attitude of a thriving university community. Framed by the velvety hills of the Black Forest, it is endowed with a wealth of historical attractions, led by the superb Münster. Add to this a lively cultural scene and an excellent range of restaurants, bars and clubs, and it’s easy to understand why Freiburg is such a terrific place to visit and to base yourself while exploring the Schwarzwald.

The instructor describes Freiburg as...
The setting of Freiburg is unique, for in 45 minutes

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