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MAYMESTER: FOUNDATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL STUDIES

 

This International Relations and Global Studies Foundations course allows students to explore economic development, political development, international organizations and culture manifest in a city like no other in South America: Santiago, Chile. Through site visits and cultural experiences, students will enrich their understanding of class materials and develop critical thinking skills. Students will also develop professional skills when they meet with community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. Students will live in apartments in central Santiago, and the program includes several field trips as well as an excursion to nearby Valparaiso. Local program staff organize arrival pick up, orientation, housing and support students throughout the program's duration.

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Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts

Academic Information

Students will enroll in IRG 320F during Spring registration. IRG students are required to have completed IRG 301 prior to the program. The scope and theme of the course covers key debates in global studies including economic development, foreign aid, democratization, international organizations, gender and immigration.

Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Holmsten serves as lecturer in the International Relations and Global Studies (IRG) program. Her teaching interests include international relations, international political economy and culture. She is also interested in democratization, gender and politics, race and ethnicity, and electoral institutions.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students live in apartment style housing in central Santiago. Housing units are furnished with cooking kitchenettes, linens and wifi. Laundry service is provided.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2020 Program Cost and dates: TBD. 2019 program cost: $6498. Program fee includes housing and instructional costs. Program dates are are subject to change.

Application Code

355089

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

Learn more by attending a program info session, meet the professor, or come to Texas Global for Peer Advising. All 2019 Fall info sessions held in RLP 1.302D: 9/16 12 pm; 10/3 4 pm; 11/1 12 pm. Interested students can also contact the Program Coordinator, Tim Myers, at tmyers@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change