UCSB EAP office at 2431 South Hall / (805) 893-3763 / eapucsb@eap.ucsb.edu                                                                                          September 2013

Remembering former UCEAP director John Marcum

We are very sad to report the passing of John Marcum, former Associate Provost for International Academic Activities and University-wide Director of the UC Education Abroad Program, and College Provost, Academic Vice Chancellor and Professor Emeritus of Politics at UC Santa Cruz, September 12, 2013.

John led UCEAP from 1990 to 2007 and was the architect of a major expansion of UCEAP programs and activities including the establishment of the “Great Cities” programs in London, Rome and Paris as well as UC offices in London, Mexico City and Shanghai. Throughout his tenure, John grew and sustained UCEAP’s focus on academic excellence, reciprocal exchanges, immersion study abroad, and international UC engagement. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Introducing New Staff at UCSB EAP
Ryan Riffenburgh, on the far left, is our new Administrative Advisor will be advising for Australia and New Zealand, where he has studied and traveled.
Willaine Cabal is our new Regional Advisor for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France (Paris), Korea, Mexico, Spain. Willaine studied abroad in Spain and worked in Korea.

Fall Events -- iPod nano Giveaway!

As usual, we put on loads of info meetings in the fall, beginning with our kick-off general info session in Campbell Hall, Wednesday, October 2, 5:30-6:30pm. We will be giving away two iPod nanos at the event so all interested students should attend!
For the full calendar of events, please go here.
New UCEAP Programs!
  • Dominican Republic: Community Public Health, Santiago. Seven-week summer program of Spanish language and healthcare study.  Combines six weeks of in-class instruction and a health practicum with a week-long clinical rotation in a semi-rural clinic.
  • Jordan: Three new programs:

Arabic Language & Culture, Amman Learn both Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic in Amman.  Enjoy a homestay experience, or live in an apartment with other students.  Choose 2 elective courses from a wide selection taught by faculty at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology.

Advanced Arabic Language, Amman Take Advanced Modern Standard Arabic, Advanced Topics in Arabic Conversation, Arabic Writing and Research, and one subject course in literature, history, religion, media, or business communication. All subject courses are taught in Arabic.

Diplomacy & Policy Studies, Amman Learn Arabic while taking one core course, 2 language courses, and 2 elective courses in Amman.  Instructors with the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy teach the elective courses which include an internship at a local government agency or international organization.

  • Ireland: Quinn School of Business Internship, Univ. College Dublin A challenging internship opportunity in one of Europe’s most charismatic cities. Enhance your professional skills and learn to work in cross-cultural settings while enjoying the myriad attractions of beautiful Dublin.  
  •  Ireland:  Irish Parliament Internship, Institute of Public Administration Interested in enhancing your career in politics?  This highly focused internship program gives you the unique opportunity to experience Irish politics and culture from within its governing body, the Irish Parliament.

  • Morocco: Arabic Language and Culture, Rabat. Study at the Qalam Center and also take classes at Mohammed V University. Homestays are an integral part of this exciting new program, giving you a genuine, behind-the-scenes understanding of Moroccan life.
  • United Kingdom Sotheby's Institute of Art, London Learn how to combine a strong interest in the arts with scholarship and an understanding of the art market.  Enjoy privileged access behind-the-scenes to the international art world of auctions and much more.

Undergrad Research Abroad

Did you know that EAP offers many research opportunities for students abroad? In fact we have many programs where research is the core of the programs and other classes and activities revolve around the research project. These programs are great opportunities for motivated students to deepen their understanding of research methods and pursue topics relevant to their majors in unique environments overseas:

Not only can students do research abroad, they are also eligible for prestigious research awards. Gaucho Christopher Medeiros (UCSB, Global Studies) won a UCEAP research award and has been nominated for the national competition of the Forum on Education Abroad’s Undergraduate Research Awards, which presents the opportunity to be published in a special issue of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. Christopher participated in the UCEAP Field Research Program in Mexico. His legal ethnography of a small Tsotsil-speaking municipality tested the theory associated with “legal pluralism.”

Running into Gauchos on Machu Pichu!

“Go Gauchos!” That was the last thing I expected to hear as I climbed to the top of Machu Picchu in Peru. If it wasn’t for my UCSB Club Volleyball shirt, I probably would have gone un-noticed, but on the other half of the world, I found myself face-to-face with a UCSB grad. Given the circumstances, it seemed extremely unlikely that standing in the mist-shrouded Andes I would meet a former UCSB EAP participant. Yet, there I was, discussing my incredible Chilean study abroad experience with someone who had been through the same thing 15 years earlier. In that moment I realized that EAP generates more than just international opportunities, it establishes a global network of individuals that is incredibly strong. Yes, my abroad experience changed my life, but it also showed me that I am now part of something way bigger. I am connected with all those who have also studied abroad and it feels great to be able to call myself a true Global Gaucho!

Maya Martinez, EAP Chile, Global Studies major with a Spanish minor

20 Delicious Recipes Inspired by Study Abroad

College dorm room cooking recipes inspired by study abroadPublished 09/09/2013 by Emma Cramer on GoOverseas.com

As integral part of culture, food has the unique ability to bring people together, to teach people about one another, and to bridge gaps. Read more and get the recipes!

The UC Atlas of Global Inequity

The Atlas of Global Inequality explores aspects of inequality using online, downloadable maps and graphics. All materials can be reproduced without charge if they are attributed. Global inequality has grown dramatically over the last 300 years. At the end of the Twentieth Century global income inequality was greater than ever before. There is debate amongst academics, between street protestors and global institutions, and elsewhere, about whether inequality is rising or falling. This Atlas seeks to shed light on that debate and to broaden discussion to include aspects of inequality beyond income measures and beyond aggregated national statistics. The Atlas already includes sections on Health, Gender and Economic Crises. And it will be expanding in the future. Check it out here.

The 100,000 Strong Foundation encourages students of diverse backgrounds from across the country to learn Mandarin and study in China. The Foundation believes that its best ambassadors are the American students who have studied in China and learned about the Michelle MakChinese culture, language and people first hand. UCSB's Michelle Mak studied in Shanghai last year on EAP and is featured on the foundation's web site.100K Strong Foundation

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