UCSB EAP office at 2431 South Hall / (805) 893-3763 / eapucsb@eap.ucsb.edu                                                                              February 2014

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Students - Apply NOW for Study Abroad this summer, fall or year!

Yes, we are still accepting applications. Students should come by the EAP office, 2431 South Hall. IT'S NOT TOO LATE... APPLY NOW!

Where are UC Students Studying Abroad?

Yes, Western Europe is still the most popular destination BUT East Asia is seeing a significant increase!


Take a year of Physics in Glasgow, Scotland this summer

Why not spend 8 weeks this summer in Scotland studying either Physics or taking other pre-med courses? The UCSB Physics Department has approved the Physics 1 & 2 series at the University of Glasgow to be equivalent to UCSB's Physics 6A,6B,6C and 6AL,6BL,6CL. For program information, go here. Watch this video to see and learn more about spending the summer at the University of Glasgow.

Application deadline for this summer has been extended until March 7.

Fulfill GEs in Korea this Summer

UCEAP offers a great summer program at Yonsei University. All courses are taught in English and there is a wide range of courses offered, such as: Art, Literature, Philosophy, History, Economics, Finanace, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies, Politics, Law, Global Health, Human Rights, Sociology, Psychology, and East Asian Studies. Applications will be accepted through March. There is an info session about this program next week. Go here for program information. Watch the video on the right to see some great images of life as a Yonsei student.

Devin in South Africa

My experience abroad, like most who take the leap away from home, was unforgettable. I traveled to Cape Town-South Africa, recently voted #1 in the world for best places to visit in 2014 by NYTimes.com.

The University of Cape Town is a top-flight institution that excels in all sectors of education. In my  history course, it was fascinating to study the early twentieth century from the perspective of a non-American source, a portion of history Americans do not frequently view, though no less important.

Though study did occupy some of my time, the work hard/play hard attitude of UC Santa Barbara was able to translate into a South African medium quite easily. The nightlife at Long Street reminded me of the crowded balconies of Bourbon St, New Orleans, and often in the mornings I would find myself surfing in Muizenberg.  I was also able to travel around the country often as rental cars are relatively cheap and buses are almost free, so traveling outside of my host institution was simple and easy.

I learned the most abroad while playing for the UCT soccer team. We traveled to different neighborhoods to play the local soccer teams, and this was how I got to experience the city that you cannot get as a tourist. Mostly we played teams from the least affluent areas of Cape Town. More than any other experience abroad, this taught me the culture of South Africa and its distinct history as a nation recently liberated from the Apartheid government.                             

  -- Devin M., EAP South Africa    View Devin's photos and the rest of his story here.

Classic Arpana - Ramya Harishankar and the Arpana Dance Company

Friday, February 28, 8pm

Performance/MCC Theater/Tickets $5 UCSB Students and Children under 12/$15 general.

Classic Arpana will feature a repertory selection of works that represent the true classical tradition Bharata Natyam including a live musical ensemble. The ensemble will include a violinist, vocalist, and Mridangam player. Torch bearers of the century’s old South Indian dance tradition, Bharata Natyam, Harishankar and the Arpana Dance Company have performed worldwide over the last two decades and presented over 15 productions and participated in several major festivals and events. Ramya Harishankar is a recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy award from Arts OC and the Choreographers Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Contact the A.S. Ticket Office at 805-893-2064 or buy online at www.mcc.ucsb.edu (extra fees apply). Limited Seating. Co-sponsored by UCSB EAP.

The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks in Historical Perspective

Wednesday, March 5 / 5:00 p.m. / Free
UCSB Campbell Hall

Veteran Middle East peace negotiators, Ambassador Dennis Ross and Ghaith al‑Omari, Executive Director of the American Task Force on Palestine, discuss the framework agreement for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon to be unveiled by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Drawing upon decades of experience, they will compare the “Kerry Plan” to previous peace proposals and analyze the likelihood of its adoption.
Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara, a program of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Co-sponsored by UCSB Arts and Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Hillel, Education Abroad Program, UCSB Center for Middle East Studies, and The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.
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Fantastic Food Markets

We hope you've been visiting the new Farmer's market on campus on Wednesdays. We also hope you visit the local farmers' market when you travel abroad. See more great photos of food markets around the world at this RoughGuides web page.

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