|Honors Program Announcements|
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Looking for a fun, creative program that will hone your writing skills?
Study abroad in England! The Honors Program's Writer-in-Residence, Paul Blaney, will be leading the Creative Writing in Lewes program.
This is a 16 day intensive-writing program, designed to expose students to the history and literary inspiration of one of England’s most remarkable landscapes. Amble the countryside of southern England, stopping at local places of interest, including the homes of Virginia Woolf, Henry James, and Rudyard Kipling, and compile written works in a variety of genres into a final portfolio of poems, short fictions, and reflective essays.
Lewes is a quirkily historic market town near England’s south coast and an hour by train from London. Local attractions range from Lewes Castle, Bull House (once the home of Tom Paine), and The Round House (a former windmill owned by Virginia Woolf) to timber-framed bookshops and one of England’s oldest working breweries. The Greenwich meridian runs through the town—there’s even a pub named after it—but the great appeal of Lewes lies in its location; the town is wedged into a scenic gap in the South Downs and dozens of spectacular walks depart from its environs. Brighton, England’s liveliest seaside city, is less than a half hour away by train.
June 1 - June 26, 2014
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Study sustainable approaches to managing forests, agricultural areas, and aquatic ecosystems in the Halimun National Park. Participate in the collection of behavioral data on wild orangutans, quantification of habitat characteristics, and the collection of biological samples. Interact with students and faculty from Universitas Nasional Jakarta (UNAS) and explore a variety of different views on important global issues.
This program offers a unique opportunity for students to gain a hands-on immersive educational experience within Indonesia. The program will consist of two courses: “Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management” and “Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology,” each approximately 10 days in duration.
The 17,508 islands of the Indonesian archipelago are the home of nearly 250 million people, each of whom have their own distinct cultural identity yet have a strong sense of Indonesian identity. Indonesia supports a wide variety of highly unique flora and fauna that make their home in the temperate climate and fertile soil. The country pursues a moderate, tolerant growth strategy and is the third largest democracy in the world.
The full program will take four weeks, which includes two weeks for each module and a brief field trip to Seribu Islands at the end of the program, where students will have the opportunity to assist with a sea turtle release program and explore the coral reef diversity of Indonesia.
The application deadline for this program is Saturday, March 20, 2014. For more information visit http://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10373
Sunday, April 6, 2014
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|Honors Program Events|
|From the Editors|
It’s a busy week on campus! First and foremost, this Wednesday is the 3rd Annual Bioethics Symposium, featuring Dr. Kenneth Prager on the topic “Future End of Life Issues in Medical Ethics: Prolonging Dying and Hastening Death.” The Bioethics Symposium is always a fantastic and fascinating event, so we hope you all make it!
Also this week: the Honors Program’s Writer-in-Residence, Paul Blaney, is leading a study abroad trip to England over the summer. Spots are still available, so if you’re interested in visiting London, wandering the English countryside, and exploring castles and ruins, now’s your chance!
In addition, the 4th Annual Asian American Studies Undergraduate Symposium is accepting submissions for presentations, the Anthologist literary magazine is accepting submissions as well, and Residence Hall Association election applications are now open.
All this, and more, in this week’s newsletter!
The SASHP NL Staff