Students will get an understanding of gender issues and its crisis in a country that is in a post-Soviet era; students will be exposed to the history and politics of gender issues tracing this problem back to pre-Soviet and post-Soviet eras. Students will learn about gender relations in Georgia through in-class lectures, visits to non-government organizations and participation in community-based organizations. Students will also be exposed to the politics, security issues, peace plans, and history of the region and its relationship to the West in more recent decades. In this course students will address key questions related to gender and LGBT issues in Georgia and focus particularly on the intersection of ethnicity and class. These issues are important stratification in Georgian society.
Students will need to complete online/in person work & assignments before and after the dates abroad. All participants are required to register in ONE of the following SDSU course(s), offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
WMST 597: Issues of Gender and Identity in Georgia (3 units)
GEN S 450: Issues of Gender and Identity in Georgia (3 units)
Tour of Tbilisi
Excursion to Kazbeki Mountain
Visits to various NGOs
Architecture Tour of Tbilisi
Visit to US Embassy
Opera/ballet or puppet show
Day trip to Mtsketa
Art Geni (folk festival and ethnographic museum)
BBQ with Georgian students
Georgian National Museum
PROGRAM FEE, REFUND POLICY, AND FUNDING INFORMATION
$700 Deposit due to Extended Studies with application March 15, 2018
$847 Second program payment due to Extended Studies by April 2, 2018 $1,095 Tuition due with course registration between April 15-25, 2018
$2,642 Total Program Fee
Included in the Program Fee:
Excursions as listed above
NOT Included in the Program Fee:
Airport pickup and dropoff
Costs of some local public transportation
Program Costs Refund:
The application deposit is non-refundable for withdrawals after March 15, 2018*
For the second payment, no refunds will be issued for withdrawals after May 1, 2018
*Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.
Funding & Scholarship Information:
Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources.
$500 OIP Scholarship: Applicants must complete their program application and submit a program deposit to be eligible for funding. Awards will be given on a first come, first served basis.
PREREQUISITES AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
Minimum age to participate is 18
After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.
The application for summer 2019 not yet available. If you would like to receive updates, please add your name to the inquiry list above.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office: email@example.com, (619) 594-0540.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.