Academic Program: Summer Program – Coexistence and Religion (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Coexistence and Religion is a new study-abroad initiative with the Georgian American University in Tbilisi, a joint project with the School of Russian and Asian Studies and Stetson University.

Please address me with any questions or student inquiries: mdenner@stetson.edu.

For a brochure with details: https://goo.gl/zDjD0Y
For a detailed itinerary and syllabus: https://goo.gl/7oyOVc
For a program overview and application: http://www.sras.org/religion

Program dates: May 29-June 16, 2017 (arrival May 28, departure June 17)
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2017

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On this study abroad, participating students will…

* Spend a week in Tbilisi gaining a deeper understanding of the history and cultures of Georgia, focusing on the history of organized religion and spirituality in Georgia.
* Experience the country from multiple perspectives through visits to community centers, arts centers, museums, locals’ homes, research centers, and NGOs
* Spend two weeks traveling the back roads and byways of Georgia  exploring cliff monasteries, snow-covered mountains, vibrant farmers’ markets, Persian sulfur baths, ancient temples, the oldest vineyards in the world…
* Receive an accredited transcript indicating four semester hours (one unit) of credit in area-studies/religious studies. General education credit towards liberal-arts degrees will be designated. 
* Live with a host family and enjoy traditional Georgian hospitality. 

On the fringes of Europe, the ancient Christian land of Georgia is a wedge-shaped country sandwiched between the the Russian Caucasus to the north, the Black Sea to the west, and Asia to the south. It has long been the crossroads of culture, where East has met West. It is quickly becoming, as CNN remarks, “one of Europe’s hottest new destinations.”