UMass Dartmouth leads summer study in Portugal

UMass Dartmouth leads summer study in Portugal April 2, 2002 Tour beautiful Portugal with UMass Dartmouth this summer and bring home much more than souvenirs. Summer Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal from June 14 to July 14, 2002 will provide language study, undergraduate and graduate level political science academic credit, as well as introduction to the country's elegant cities and historical institutions. You will also have the time to travel on your own, and, yes, to buy souvenirs.

Tour beautiful Portugal with UMass Dartmouth this summer and bring home much more than souvenirs. 

Summer Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal from June 14 to July 14, 2002 will provide language study, undergraduate and graduate level political science academic credit, as well as introduction to the country's elegant cities and historical institutions. You will also have the time to travel on your own, and, yes, to buy souvenirs. 

Your guide will be Dr. Michael Baum, a professor of political science at UMass Dartmouth who specializes in comparative politics. Fluent in English and Portuguese, he will also be joined by faculty from universities in Portugal. 

Students will be required to take two courses and should have at least sophomore standing. They need not be UMass Dartmouth students. Six graduate or undergraduate academic credits can be obtained in political science. Students may also opt to audit the courses. Courses are taught in English, therefore, no prerequisites in foreign language are required. Classes will meet three days a week. 

During the other days, students will travel to different historical sites including the Portuguese Stock Exchange, Expo '98, and Bank of Portugal. Cities on the itinerary include Evora, Coimbra, and Sesimbra. These trips will focus on the impact of European integration and its associated processes on the political, economic, and social life in the region. There will also be time for the students to visit Lisbon at their leisure. 

The program cost includes 6-academic credits, round-trip airfare from Newark (chartered bus from UMD), program fees, housing, excursions, and entrance fees. Not included: Optional excursions, meals, passport, books, and personal expenses. All fees are subject to possible changes. Charges are: $3,480.00 (for 6 undergraduate credits) ,$3,732.00 (for 6 graduate credits), $2,495.00 (no credit audit of program); $600.00 (supplement for single occupancy) There are scholarships available to students. 

For more information, you may contact Dr. Michael Baum atmbaum@umassd.edu or 508.999.8996. Online information is also available at www.portstudies.umassd.edu.


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