Georgia: Golden Fleece, Panther Pelt, Rose Revolution--Under the Skin of Today's Georgia

Tbilisi and Istanbul
Georgia and Turkey
Students and instructors in Georgia

Program Dates: August 26 – September 21, 2014
Estimated Program Cost: $3,200
Prerequisites and/or Language Requirements: None
Credits: 5
Program Director: James West (Slavic); Mary Childs (Slavic & CHID)
UW Study Abroad Advisor: Tim Cahill:
Application Deadline EXTENDED: April 1, 2014
Information Session: Jan. 13, 3-5 p.m., Jan. 29 12:30-2:30, Feb. 11 3:30-5:30.  All info sessions in THO 317

This seminar will introduce students to culture and politics in Georgia, a small but fascinating and important country situated between two of the world’s most politically and economically troubled regions – Russia and Eastern Europe to the north and the Near East to the south. The importance of these areas for American foreign policy and long-term economic interests needs no introduction! Students will stay in homestays with Georgian families, attend lectures with regional experts, and explore the geologically complex, scenically impressive, and biologically rich Caucasus Mountains.

This is an EARLY FALL START SEMINAR. The 5 credits will technically be applied to Autumn 2014, but the program runs August 26 – September 21, 2014, BEFORE the fall quarter starts, and will not interfere with your normal course schedule. You will earn 5 credits of JSIS 489, which CAN COUNT TOWARD YOUR ELECTIVE CREDITS in the RUSS Major or the Slavic Literature/Russian Literature minor. Please see Megan (, the Slavic Department adviser in Smith M253, if you have questions about how this will apply to your degree.

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