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  • Locations: Zadar, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2019 01/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/11/2019 05/31/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Partner Institution: University of Zadar
Type of Instruction: Research/Fieldwork, Site Visits/Discussion Classes With: U.S. Student
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel, Private Apartment
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: No College/School: Environment and Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Academic Area: Art, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscapes, Historic Preservation Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Program Description:

People's Square - Zadar

Croatia Maymester Abroad 

The cultural heritage of a nation, of a people, encompasses both past and present, the tangible and intangible. It is reflected in ancient monuments and contemporary art, in medieval street patterns and modern architecture, in traditional foods and the latest fashion in music. Cultural heritage is complicated, and so are nations. The Croatia Maymester Abroad is an exploration of the cultural heritage of Croatia, its storied past, its exciting present, and most importantly, its people.
 
The 2019 program will focus on two aspects of Croatia's cultural heritage: art and the built heritage, including historic buildings and cultural landscapes. Courses will be taught by UGA faculty from the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the College of Environment and Design. There will be a focus on student fieldwork, and the active exploration of the art and built heritage of Croatia. Students will also enjoy considerable engagement with scholars from Croatian universities, and a wide range of Croatians actively involved in art and in heritage conservation. 


Program Location 
The program will be based in Zadar, Croatia, a city where the modern and the historic combine to create one of Croatia’s most dynamic and exciting towns. Zadar is a place to explore Roman ruins and Venetian architecture, see contemporary art installations, and enjoy traditional cuisine in a beautiful natural setting on the Dalmatian coast. Zadar and its adjoining regions, like other historic Mediterranean cities facing increased development, makes an excellent laboratory for studying the ways in which cultural heritage, especially art and built heritage, are used to define a modern Croatian nation. Today Croatia is a stable, peaceful, easygoing country that is a member of the European Union.  Less than 30 years ago, however, it was the scene of bitter conflict as the nation sought independence from Yugoslavia.  That hard-won victory has put renewed emphasis on Croatian traditions that have kept alive a spirit of nationhood through centuries of foreign domination.  The program will also visit Zagreb, the vibrant capital of Croatia with a rich history and an active contemporary arts scene, and Split, Croatia’s second largest city built in and around Diocletian’s Palace, the most intact imperial Roman palace.

Program Director and Course Leaders
James K. Reap, Co-Director
College of Environment & Design
+1.706.542.4706 
jreap@uga.edu

Hatidža Mulić, Co-Director
Lamar Dodd School of Art
+1.706.542.1511
mulic@uga.edu
 
Wayde Brown, Course Leader
College of Environment & Design
+1.706.542.4700wabrown@uga.edu
 

Academic Program

HIPR 4070/6070 Regional Studies in Heritage Conservation
ARTS 4100/6100 Art and Design Field Study
Maymester 2019  

The program will offer two courses, one with a focus on art, the other with a focus on the built heritage. Both courses, however, share a common goal – a better understanding of Croatia through an exploration of its cultural heritage. Students in both courses will spend considerable time 'in the field', actively exploring, and analyzing, the art or the built heritage of the city of Zadar, and of the other places we will visit. Through this active study, and through interaction with Croatians engaged in these fields, students will gain an understanding of Croatia and the way in which cultural heritage reflects – and perhaps influences – a national identity.
In HIPR 4070/6070 students will first discover the richness of Croatia's built heritage, and especially the many layers of Zadar's architectural history, stretching from the Roman and Byzantine eras, through the medieval period, to the twentieth-century Communist regime. We will then examine how this built heritage has been managed, with specific reference to current issues in heritage conservation including the increasing pressures of tourism and the challenge of incorporating new architecture into historic places.

In ARTS 4100/6100 students will enhance their critical thinking skills by interpreting, constructing, and deconstructing the personal and shared meanings attached to works of art created by diverse artists. This course is structured to further the understanding and appreciation of diversity within visual arts and culture. We will examine the ways in which art reflects the people that produce it, specifically focusing on the intersection of ethnicity, culture and art making within Croatia.
 

2019 Program Itinerary

HIPR 4070/6070 Regional Studies in Heritage Conservation
ARTS 4100/6100 Art and Design Field Study
Maymester 2019  

The program will offer two courses, one with a focus on art, the other with a focus on the built heritage. Both courses, however, share a common goal – a better understanding of Croatia through an exploration of its cultural heritage. Students in both courses will spend considerable time 'in the field', actively exploring, and analyzing, the art or the built heritage of the city of Zadar, and of the other places we will visit. Through this active study, and through interaction with Croatians engaged in these fields, students will gain an understanding of Croatia and the way in which cultural heritage reflects – and perhaps influences – a national identity.
In HIPR 4070/6070 students will first discover the richness of Croatia's built heritage, and especially the many layers of Zadar's architectural history, stretching from the Roman and Byzantine eras, through the medieval period, to the twentieth-century Communist regime. We will then examine how this built heritage has been managed, with specific reference to current issues in heritage conservation including the increasing pressures of tourism and the challenge of incorporating new architecture into historic places.

In ARTS 4100/6100 students will enhance their critical thinking skills by interpreting, constructing, and deconstructing the personal and shared meanings attached to works of art created by diverse artists. This course is structured to further the understanding and appreciation of diversity within visual arts and culture. We will examine the ways in which art reflects the people that produce it, specifically focusing on the intersection of ethnicity, culture and art making within Croatia.

Housing and Meals

Housing will be double occupancy in a hotel, hostel, or apartments, depending on final arrangements.  Breakfast and some group meals will be provided, other meals will be on your own

Program Costs

The estimated program fee for the 2019 program is TBD but will be based on an enrollment of 20 students and the current exchange rate. The program fee includes room (double occupancy), breakfast, some group meals, and local transportation while in Croatia; scheduled field trips; and medical insurance. Additional expenses not included are tuition and university fees (which may be partially covered by the HOPE Scholarship), airfare, lunch and dinner each day where group meals are not provided, and spending money. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Croatia. There are no direct flights from the US to Zagreb.  A transfer will be required at a major European airport.