Thursday, January 22, 2015

Announcements from CLACS

This summer, CLACS will be offering several courses to study abroad for credit. We invite you to check out our summer courses for more information! 
This week we'd like to feature our course in Jamaica: Roots, Fruits and Resiliency: Cultural Ecology, Sustainable Agriculture and Eco-Heritage Tourism in Jamaica. 

Portuguese language hour will take place every Friday from 4 - 6 PM in the IMU Starbucks. Come out and practice your Portuguese with speakers of all levels!

Boren Award Fellowships and Scholarships
Boren Awards are offered for both undergraduate and graduate students by the federal government seeking to broaden their horizons by studying abroad. Programs are often tailored by the student and are available for both semester and yearlong programs, though yearlong programs are preferential. For more details, please visit

Anthropology Field Program in Mexico (With IU Overseas Study) 
May 24th - June 16th 
Information Session: January 15th, 7-8 PM, SB 150
Application DueJanuary 30th, 2015
This program, worth 3 credits for A406, will introduce students to the research process in anthropology on topics of heritage and cultural patrimony, archaeology, linguistic change, cultural diversity, revitalization and indigenous rights in historic Oaxaca, Mexico. For more information, visit the information session as listed above, or check out the website.

SPEA in Cuba 
March 13 - 21, 2014
SPEA is pleased to be offering a one-of-a-kind Spring Break course (V482) in Havana, Cuba, as part of the spring semester honors section of National and International Policy (S160) taught by Professor Dan Preston. Havana is the capital, largest city and economic heart of Cuba. It is the location of the Cuban Government, several cultural sites and historically significant locales, as well as many important businesses and institutions. The city provides a broad spectrum of learning opportunities. Furthermore, visiting Cuba is a unique experience and especially relevant for comparative policy studies given its proximity to the U.S. and dramatically different government structure. For more information, check out their website.

Geography G306: "Issues in Latin America, the Caribbean and Contemporary Cuba" 
This interdisciplinary summer course is a partnership between the Indiana University Office of Overseas Studies, the Department of Geography and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), El Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP), the Central University of Villa Clara, Cuba and the Bloomington sister city program, Cubamistad.  The course includes two weeks of field studies in Cuba and will count for social science credit for most majors. For more information, check out their website here. 

Intern in Panama
11 week entrepreneurial internships in Panama are currently being offered via Kaluyala Internships. These programs focus on sustainability, and focus particularly on outdoor recreation, biology, community outreach & education, agriculture, farm-to-table culinary arts, business and health & wellness. For more information, check out their website. 

L.I.V.E Olympic Project
August 2nd - 17th, 2016 
August 6th - 16th, 2015


Applications are now available for the  L.I.V.E. Olympic Project  which will give student leaders hands on experience planning and implementing a major volunteer event during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CC International is currently recruiting 12 students leaders who have an interest in volunteerism, Brazilian culture, Portuguese language, and  the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero to participate in this unique international leadership training opportunity.

Global Health Work Opportunity with AYUDA
AYUDA is a non-profit organization that offers four different diabetes education programs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout the year for students who are committed to rigorous training and field work.  Students earn up to 385 contact and preparation hours and work closely with our local partner organizations during their time in-country. For more information on our 2015 Programs, please see our website.

Huaylas Quechua
June 1st - July 10th 
The Center for Social Well Being offers a six week Intensive Quechua Language course in the north central Peruvian Andes. The program is designed for students who require class instruction and Quechua immersion contexts to develop language proficiency. For more information, check out their website here. 

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