Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

World Theatre: Performance Traditions in Greece

Program Dates

July 5-27, 2020

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Shelley Orr

Overview

The Greece Summer Abroad program is an experiential introduction to the performance history and contemporary methodologies, mythologies, and practices of ancient Greek theatre, dance, and music studied through both an historical and contemporary lens. During this three-week, immersive trip, students are introduced to new forms of creative vocal and physical training while learning about Greece and its enormous contribution to Western Civilization. Students receive daily training in Vocal Preparation for the Outdoor Theatre; Greek Dancing; Greek Physical Acting; Devising Themed-Performance; and Rehearsal and Performance techniques for the Outdoor Amphitheater. Students attend workshops, rehearsals, and live performances throughout the program. Students also journal each day at a prescribed time, addressing prompts provided by the instructor.

Contact Shelley Orr: morr@sdsu.edu or Dr. Katie Turner: laura.turner@sdsu.edu for more information.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR STUDENTS:
Monday, February 10, 12:00-1:00pm, Dramatic Arts Building, room 221
Friday, February 21, 10:00-11:00am, Dramatic Arts Building, room 101


Please visit the website for more information.

Financial Planning Workshops for Study Abroad
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

February 27th and 28th

Program Cost

$FREE

Overview

Come join several workshops in order to gain help and insight on how to better afford your study abroad program. You can learn to use your financial aid, apply for scholarships, how to budget and more. http://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/studyabroad/studyabroad-calendar.aspx

Social Inclusion and Sustainability Innovations in Slovenia and Croatia

Program Dates

Students will directly engage in specific ecological, social, and economic sustainability initiatives, including green innovation, rural community empowerment, social inclusion, and social sustainability innovation.

Department Contact

Dr. Vinod Sasidharan

Overview

While exploring the beautiful countries of Slovenia and Croatia in eastern Europe, students will participate in hands-on community- based learning focusing on the intersection of sustainable development, green innovations, and social inclusion. Visits include coastal, alpine, and hinterland communities and students will undertake coursework and service-learning activities relating to sustainable development for improving the quality of life of Slovenia’s underrepresented/marginalized rural populations and underserved ethno-cultural regions. Students will gain exposure to multidisciplinary approaches to social sustainability innovations, including business, ecology, economics, education, gender studies, health, politics, sociology, tourism and hospitality, and more.

Slovenia informational meetings:
March 9th at 2:00 PM All meetings will be held in:
PSFA Annex (next to the Music & Dance building)
Building 102A - Conference room

For more information click HERE

Intercultural Communication in Thailand

Intercultural Communication in Thailand

Program Dates

This program is designed to guide students in learning about communication, creativity, and culture, as examined through the cultural lens of Thailand and the United States

Department Contact

Dr. Kurt Lindemann

Overview

This program is designed to guide students in learning about communication, creativity, and culture, as examined through the cultural lens of Thailand and the United States. Students will be provided opportunities for first-hand interactions with Thai college students and professors, Thai art and museums, and Thai lifestyle. Additionally, students will be taught how to understand the influence of their self-perceptions and the influence these have on understanding internal and external processes.

Or contact Joseph Alter for more information.

THAILAND INFORMATIONAL MEETING
March 3rd 12:00-1:00 PM
PSFA Annex 102A (the trailers next to the music building)

For more information click HERE

Anhui University

Overview

A long standing exchange with SDSU, a number of SDSU students have had very successful stories of study, culture and rich experience.
Please visit the Anhui University website for more information.

Communication in Europe

Program Dates

This program will explore politics and health in an international setting. It visits several European countries including England, Spain, and Portugal.

Department Contact

Kathleen Czech

Overview

This 30-day program will explore politics and health in an intercultural setting. Students will travel to multiple countries and learn about different approaches to health care and politics. Although open to all students, undergraduate and graduate students primarily in the School of Communication at SDSU, are encouraged to apply. Students are required to take BOTH courses offered on this program for a total of six (6) units.

Communication in Europe informational meeting:
Monday, March 4th - 3:15-4:00pm
PSFA Annex (next to the Music & Dance building)
Building 102A - Conference room

For more information click HERE

Volunteer Teaching in China (Can combine with Language and Culture in Contemporary China)
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

July 3rd - July 21st, 2019

Program Cost

$1,493

Department Contact

Dr. Mei Zhong

Overview

The Educational Poverty Alleviation Project, initiated by Tsinghua University in 2003, is a public project aimed at benefiting China's poverty-stricken areas. The goal is to provide people in underdeveloped areas with the opportunity to utilize high-quality educational and training resources through the support of modern technology. The program's ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty by spreading knowledge. During this program, the Voluntary Teaching Program groups American, British, and other international students with Tsinghua University students to teach English and/or provide culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises to local school students of all ages in rural settings throughout China. Volunteers can prepare teaching plans and materials in relation to such things as English movies, stories, pictures and so forth, or prepare some lectures to introduce their country, hometown, university, and their personal experience in order to expand the locals’ horizon of the world. SDSU students typically serve as English language specialists and provide language instruction. The program begins with training and instruction at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Student groups are then sent to their assigned rural locations where they spend a majority of the program, returning to Tsinghua University prior to ending the program. **Students interested in earning 6 units over five-weeks can combine this program with Language and Culture in Contemporary China.***

For more information, please contact:

    Giancarlo Taylor
    Advisor, International Studies Minor
    Professional Studies and Fine Arts
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4505
    phone: 619-594-0929
    fax: 619-594-6974
    office number: PSFA Annex 101 F
    email: Giancarlo Taylor

Spring 2021 Office Hours

    Please email: gtaylor@sdsu.edu to set up a zoom meeting/ advising time.

    Spring 2021 Office hours/ Advising:
    9:00am-12:00am - Tues. and Fri.
    2:00pm-5:00pm - Mon., Wed., Thurs.