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Study Abroad

  • In the MFLL upper-division Alicante (Spain) summer program, sixteen students were enrolled in both Spanish 422, Advanced Grammar and 461/491, Readings in Spanish Prose Fiction. Students lived one-per-household in Spanish homes, participated in cultural events and excursions, and attended Alicante’s annual Fiesta de las Hogueras, the traditional fair in which four days of parades and celebrations of local cultural end with the ritual burning of gigantic paper statues in public squares. The beach was splendid, and students alternated conscientious study with much-needed seaside recreation. Classes, taught by Dr. Bryant Creel, started on May 26 and ended June 27. For information on the 2009 Alicante program, contact Dr. Luis Cano at lcano@utk.edu.
  • Dr. Dawn Duke led the UT in Spain lower-division program to Spain, which was held in Salamanca from May to June. In addition to completing Spanish 211-212, the twenty eight students who participated visited Madrid, Toledo, and Santander. For information on the 2009 UT in Spain program, which will be held for the first time in Santander, contact Dr. Gregory Kaplan at gkaplan@utk.edu.
  • Berlin will again be the subject of a team-taught course in the spring that culminates in a mini-term trip to the city. Dr. David Lee took thirteen students in May. Students are responsible for part of the itinerary, which this year included a performance of the opera Mahagonny at the Komische Oper and a visit to the TV studios of Deutsche Welle. For information on the 2009 Berlin program, contact Dr. Maria Stehle at mstehle@utk.edu.
  • The June 2008 UT in Paris program once again took the City of Light by storm, twenty-four students strong. A stately classroom building across from the Jardin du Luxembourg, where an intermediate French course and one on contemporary France were offered, served as the academic home for the group. Dr. John Romeiser and GTA Kodjo Adabra accompanied the students and led the classes. Weekend trips took the group to the Châteaux in the Loire River Valley, where students and program leaders biked, boated, sampled wine, and visited such castles as Blois, Chambord, and Chenonceau, and to Mont-Saint -Michel and the Normandy Beaches.

    UT Students Study Abroad in Paris

    Plans are currently underway for the fourth UT in Paris program, tentatively scheduled for June 6- 27, 2009. Please contact Dr. John Romeiser at jromeise@utk.edu or Kodjo Adabra at kadabra@utk.edu.

  • Dr. Sal DiMaria led the Urbino summer program to Italy for the twenty first consecutive year. The fiveweek program gave students the opportunity to live and study in the Renaissance town of Urbino. During the weekends, students visited several Italian cities, including Assisi, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Twenty five students took advantage of the free weekend to travel on their own to various parts of Italy. They all went to see a great performance of Puccini’s Tosca at the famous Sferisterio of Macerata. For information on the 2009 Urbino program, contact Dr. Sal DiMaria at sdimaria@utk.edu.

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