EAP 50th Anniversary Summer 2012 Faculty-Led Programs

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, UCEAP announced last December the launch of
five systemwide faculty-led programs scheduled for summer of 2012. We are now pleased to
announce that the application deadline for these programs has been extended to April 13, 2012
and a one-time $200 STA Travel voucher will be awarded to the first 50 students who sign up. In
addition, the overall estimated cost of each of these five programs has been reduced, in some cases
by as much as $1,000.

These unique new programs incorporate multiple destinations throughout Europe and the Middle
East and were modeled to combine lectures, excursions, and cultural activities. All
programs offer UC credit and grades, and UC Financial Aid applies.

A 2.5 minimum GPA is required at time of application through date of departure. All levels of
current UC students, from freshman to graduate, are eligible.

I encourage you to share this exciting news with your contacts and departments to help as many
students as possible benefit from an unparalleled educational experience abroad. For questions
and further information, please contact Ann Logan.


To mark UCEAP’s 50 Anniversary, UCEAP is introducing five new faculty-led summer
programs to be offered this coming summer 2012. UC faculty members who were previously
affiliated with UCEAP were invited to design a program which integrated academic content
with experiential learning uniquely available on site.


Each program will include a core course and a directed group study project combining
instruction and interactive experiences. All courses are taught in English. Programs run 4–5
weeks in length, between June and August, and earn 6 to 6.7 semester units.

1.Religion, Secularism, and Civil Societies (July 28–August 25, 2012; 4 weeks). Led by
Vivian Nyitray, visits The Netherlands, Germany, and Washington, DC. This faculty-led
course examines the varied relationships among religion, secularism, and national
identity in increasingly diverse European and American civil societies. Students will fly
into Amsterdam and then fly from Berlin to Washington, DC. Students will earn 6
semester units (main course 3 units, directed group study 3 units).

2.21 Century Technologies & the Digital Divide (July 1–31, 2012; 4 weeks). Led by Isaac
Scherson, visits France and The Netherlands. This faculty-led course explores the
problem of the so called Digital Divide, which is the technology gap between the
“Haves” and the “Have-Nots” and examines the solutions which socially aware
countries, such as the Netherlands, have implemented to close the divide. Flight info
TBD. Students will earn 6 semester units (main course 3 units, directed group study 3

3.A Journey through Time: Geology & Civilization (June 24–July 27, 2012; 5 weeks). Led
by Peter Schiffman and Doug MacDougall, visits the UK. This faculty led course explores
how our lives and societies have been shaped by the origins of the earth. Students will
live for a short time in Edinburgh and Cambridge, two centers of intellectual foment,
while focusing on the major contributions made by scientists working in Britain.
Students will fly into Edinburgh and out of Heathrow. Students will earn 6.7 semester
units (main course 3.35 units, directed group study 3.35 units).

4.The Story of Jews in German-Speaking Europe: 500–2012 (June 24–July 22, 2012; 4
weeks). Led by Glenn Levine, visits Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The goal
of the course is to explore the long and fascinating relationship between Jews and
Germans in German-speaking lands from the medieval period to the present. Students
will fly into Frankfurt and leave from Berlin. Students will earn 6 semester units (main
course 3 units, directed group study 3 units).

5.Food, Religion, and Culture in the Middle East (June 28–July 28, 2012 4 weeks). Led by
Juan and Magda Campo, visits Egypt. This faculty-led course in Cairo explores the
relations between people, food, and religion in Egypt and the wider Middle East. It is
concerned with how peoples in this region have used food to fashion and express their
religious, cultural, and personal identities. Students will fly in and out of Cairo. Students
will earn 6 semester units (main course 2.7 units, colloquial Arabic 1.3 units, and
independent study, 2 units).