2013 Balkans Study Visit

 

 

 

 BALKANS STUDY VISIT

(Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia)

12-day study visit

TOUR: June 19-30, 2013*
The estimated $3,900** fee includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Raleigh – Durham international airport
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Some meals in the Balkans
  • Ground transfers & transportation in the Balkans
  • Entrance fees to cultural and historical sites
  • School and non-governmental organization visits
  • Participation in community-based projects
  • Services of local guide/translator
  • Supplemental health insurance

2013 BALKANS STUDY VISIT APPLICATION
(DEADLINE: DECEMBER 03, 2012   DECEMBER 19, 2012)

2013 STUDY VISIT FLYER (pdf)

2013 BALKANS STUDY VISIT ITINERARY

2013 BALKANS FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOP

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STUDY VISIT GOAL
The goal of the Study Visit is to help educators become leaders for global education by looking beyond the borders of North Carolina and experiencing a culture, country, and people different from their own. Educators  will explore significant cultural and historical sites and interact with local families. We will also learn about differences between Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia’s integration into the European Union and economic development. This Study Visit is intended to be a unique and challenging professional development opportunity—not a tourist trip!  To prepare for the Study Visit, participants are required to attend a day-and-a-half seminar on Europe and the EU  (March 20-21, 2013) in Chapel Hill. Following the Study Visit, participants will come back together for a follow-up workshop in August 2013.  Knowledge, strategies, and experiences gleaned from the seminar, the Study Visit, and the follow-up workshop will give participants the ability to add global content to their teaching and help their schools and colleges become more global in focus.


STUDY VISIT ELIGIBILITY

The ideal candidate is an educator who is committed to global education and to increasing the opportunities for adding global content and activity to their school or college.  World View considers international travel to be an essential aspect of being well-educated in the 21st century and seeks candidates who have not yet had an opportunity to travel abroad. World View’s Study Visit to the Balkans is open to any full-time educator, yet priority will be given to educators who are part of one of World View’s partner schools systems, schools, or colleges.  Secondary priority will be given to educators who have not traveled internationally in the past. Participants of all other past World View Study Visits may submit an application, but will be placed on a wait list.

*Dates subject to change

**Add $250 if out of state applicant

Please Note: This trip requires a minimum of 12 participants.

 Follow-up Workshop Information

After every World View study visit, participants gather in Chapel Hill at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence for a one day follow-up workshop. The program generally runs from 9:00am-4:00pm and includes presentations on using your new experiences in the classroom, group discussion/reflection, and sharing of resources to support your lesson or action plan. The Balkans follow-up workshop will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013.

Program Agenda
Driving Directions
Lesson Plan Template

RESOURCES
Stalemate in Sarajevo
On Jovan Divjak
Promise and Peril for Croatia: Joining the ER at a Time of Crisis
Croatia and the EU: The Catch-Up Issue
Syrian Hell: Why We Must Not Forget the Lessons from Bosnia

UNC Resources on the Balkans, Europe, and the EU

VIDEO: Tour Guide

RECIPES
Slovenian Potica
Bosnian Pot
Croatian Blitva
Dalmatian Red Risotto