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Portugal Study Abroad Participants To Create Blog

UMass Dartmouth participants in a four-week study abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal will create an online living archive as they take classes in politics and economics and tour historic sites.

UMass Dartmouth participants in a four-week study abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal will create an online living archive as they take classes in politics and economics and tour historic sites.

"We'll make a rolling diary of our collective experiences," said Dr. Michael Baum, associate professor of political science and academic program coordinator. "I want to use the available technology so that we can communicate before, during and after the trip with photos, videos and twitter entries. It will give future prospective participants a good idea of what the program is all about."

The blog can be found at  http://lisbon2009.blogs.umassd.edu .

Eleven students and a professor from Salve Regina who is accompanying the group will join Baum from June 13-July 12 in the scenic European capital. The program includes numerous field trips outside of Lisbon as well.

The program is sponsored by UMass Dartmouth's Political Science Department, the Office of International & Exchange Study Programs and the Instituto Superior e Economia e Gesta, Universidade Technica de Lisboa (ISEG-UTL).

Students will take two political science courses taught in English and make guided visits to the National Parliament, Belem Presidential Palace and Expo '98 as well as the University of Evora and the Alentejo region, Sesimbra and the Serra da Arrábida, and the University of Coimbra.

According to Baum, the program is designed to give students a first-hand understanding of how European integration and expansion has impacted the society and economy of Portugal. He and ISEG-UTL Professor Antonio Goucha Soares will teach the courses.

Student participants are:
Matthew Camara '09-political science, Acushnet;
Alba Contreras '10-human resources/marketing, Venezuela (Watertown);
Chris Ann Dawkins, '10-political science, Boston;
Matthew Joseph Fahey'10-criminal justice studies, New Bedford;
Lauren Ferreira '10-finance, Taunton;
Valerie Francisco '12-political science, Waterbury, CT;
Kelly Goncalves '12-business, Milford;
Michelle Myers '10-anthropology, Petersham;
Nicole Szamrej '10-accounting, Westford;
Christine Van Orden '10-political science, Northboro;
Justine Williams '10-political science, Charlton.

For more information, contact Heather Makrez, director of International & Exchange Study Programs at 508.910.6503 or hmakrez@umassd.edu.





 

Author:  "John Hoey"
Date:  22-Jun-2009
Department:   Center for Portuguese Studies

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