** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
University of Zadar
Type of Instruction:
Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Hotel/Hostel, Private Apartment
Environmental Planning and Design, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture
Minimum GPA Requirement:
2.0 or above
Croatia Maymester Abroad
The Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to earn four credit hours studying various aspects of Croatian architecture, planning, culture and society in a this beautiful and fascinating country. Courses are taught by UGA faculty and use active engagement approaches that will focus on student fieldwork and exploration of historic urban and rural landscapes and allow students to interact with scholars from Croatian universities and research institutes, local government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations, and citizens from different walks of life.
The 2018 study abroad program will focus on planning, development, heritage conservation, and cultural landscape issues in a region experiencing strong growth and development and the impact of increasing tourism while trying to preserve its culture and traditions.
The program will be based in Zadar, Croatia, a city where the modern and the historic combine to create one of Croatia’s most dynamic and exciting towns. Zadar is a place to explore Roman ruins and Venetian architecture, see contemporary art installations, and enjoy traditional cuisine in a beautiful natural setting on the Dalmatian coast. Zadar and its adjoining regions, like other historic Mediterranean cities facing increased development, makes an excellent laboratory for studying planning, development, heritage conservation, and cultural tourism. Today Croatia is a stable, peaceful, easygoing country that is a member of the European Union. Less than 30 years ago, however, it was the scene of bitter conflict as the nation sought independence from Yugoslavia. That hard-won victory has put renewed emphasis on Croatian traditions that have kept alive a spirit of nationhood through centuries of foreign domination.
Program Director and Course Leaders
James K. Reap, Director
Lamar Dodd School of Art
College of Environment and Design
PLAN 6911 and LAND 4911.
2018 Program Itinerary
The course will begin on May 9-11 in Athens at the College of Environment and Design, We will travel to Zadar, Croatia on May 12. From May 13-26, we will be based in Zadar and will utilize the city and surrounding countryside as our laboratory. We will also visit the cities of Trogir and Split.
Housing and Meals
Housing will be double occupancy in a hotel, hostel, or apartments, depending on final arrangements. Breakfast and some group meals will be provided, other meals will be on your own
The estimated program fee for the 2018 program is $1,570, based on an enrollment of 10 students and the current exchange rate. The program fee includes room (double occupancy), scheduled field trips; and medical insurance. Additional expenses not included are tuition and university fees (which may be partially covered by the HOPE Scholarship), airfare, meals each day, and spending money. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Croatia. There are no direct flights from the US to Zadar. A transfer will be required at a major European airport.