Hood College graduate students are invited to take part in a faculty-led study abroad program taking place in Barcelona and Tarragona, Spain from May 19 - 31, 2020.
This 12-day study abroad program entitled "Migration, Refugees & Tourism" will focus on the experiences of immigrants and refugees in Spain. The program addresses perspectives related to uprooting, displacement, resettlement, and adaptation. The course will also critically rethink global tourism, while learning about alternative projects to welcome visitors, while protecting the local social tissue.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Define the concepts guiding human mobility
• Build the ability to discuss causes, trends and patterns of movement, migration, tourism, and the politics of how we portray and manage these concepts.
• Identify the ways tourism impacts metropolitan and rural areas
• Analyze power dynamics from the micro-level to the macro-level with contemporary migration issues and practice.
• Improve the ability to communicate (in Spanish and English) at a high register through discussion of guest lectures, field trips, films, documentaries, secondary readings, and culture.
• Collaborate and work in a group setting, where each student will contribute to the learning and well-being of the others.
• Gain self-confidence by adapting to a new culture.
Graduate students can choose to either audit the overseas program course (not-for-credit) or take the course for 3 credits of HUM 575 (independent study).
For additional program details, please contact Prof. Michelle Gricus and Prof. Robert Casas, program co-directors.
Application deadline: March 13, 2020
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