Global Seminar May Session 2020: Explore the rise and fall of youth social movements in Croatia.
|Location||Zagreb, Osejik, Rijeka, Croatia|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No language prerequisite|
Over the last 80 years, the status of Croatia has shifted dramatically. Its history is one of constant struggle for human rights alongside repeated human-rights violations, including ethnic cleansing and genocide. Since the late 1970s and '80s, Croatia emerged as an independent state, fought against its neighbors in a bloody civil war from 1991–1995, and finally joined the European Union in 2013.
This Global Seminar explores the rise and fall of youth social movements in Croatia, while examining how youth social movements emerge, sustain, and often decline over time. We will discuss the philosophy that we can only expect young people to be involved in civic and political affairs if we create pathways and opportunities for their involvement and provide support for their political activity.
For a more detailed overview of the course, see the Academics tab.
Stay in shared hostel and/or hotel rooms with other program participants. Welcome and farewell meals will be included in the program fee. Most other meals will be at your own expense.
Excursions will illuminate the program coursework and may include visits to Plitvice National Park, Brac Island, Diocletian’s Palace, local museums, the Institute for Social Research, and the Center for Youth and Gender Studies.
Other potential excursions:
This Global Seminar is led by Ross Velure Roholt, an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Education & Human Development.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Field Study, Study Abroad Center, Instructor-Led|
|Program Level||3000 level courses|
One 3-credit course
Global Seminars are three-week study abroad programs led by University of Minnesota faculty & staff that feature:
We will explore the following questions:
This course will begin with the youth movements that emerged during the Nazi occupation and culminate in examining current youth social movements in Croatia. Visit historical sites and meet with former and current youth movement leadership to learn about historical movements, such as the right-wind Ustasha youth movement (related to the Hitler youth movement), the Communist youth movement (who opposed the Nazi occupation), the Croatian Catholic Movement (HKP), and others. We will place youth movements within the broader context of the changing Croatia state and society.
Complete reflections (video/audio recorded or written), create weekly group designed digital stories, investigate a youth social movement in small groups, present a personal learning portfolio at the end of the program, and actively participate and engage in program excursions and assignments.
Receive credit for: YOST 3011
Fulfills: YOST Major Elective
Liberal Education Fulfillment: Global Perspectives
|Term||Program Dates||Priority Application Deadline*||Final Application Deadline|
|May Sesson||May 15 – Jun 7, 2020||February 1, 2020||March 1, 2020|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
Program fees can vary widely due to location, cost of living, airfare, and program inclusions. The program fee generally includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance. Generally, the program fees range from $5,500–$7,500. You must also budget for passport and passport photos, some meals, textbooks, independent travel, and miscellaneous living expenses.
If you do not see a cost of participation for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
Fees or tuition from home institutions may be added to or differ from the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center fees listed on this page.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2020|
|Program Name||Global Seminar: Voices of Youth: The Fight for Social Change in Croatia|
|Track Name||Voices of Youth: The Fight for Social Change in Croatia|
After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toAshley Metz or call at 612.626.6380.