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WWU Global Learning Program: Sustainable Ithaca: Applied Studies in Mediterranean Sustainable Development
Athens, Greece; Ithaca, Greece
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 04/22/2014 
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Rolling Admission 07/06/2014 07/20/2014

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
 Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite: No
 Fields of Study:
Agriculture, Architecture, Design, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Hospitality & Tourism, Sustainability
Housing Options: Other
Program Description:
Greece, Ithica: Mediterranean Sustainable Planning Studio. Explore Mediterranean architecture and culture while performing fieldwork on the small coastal Kioni Village in Ithaca, Greece. This hands-on study abroad program will treat students as entry-level professionals.
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Greece, Ithaca

ENVS : 437P (10 Credits)

Mediterranean Sustainable Planning Studio

Pre-departure session dates: May 15 – June 14, 2014   
Travel location dates: July 6 - July 21, 2014
Return session dates: August 1- August 31, 2014

Explore Mediterranean architecture and culture while performing fieldwork on the small coastal Kioni Village in Ithaca, Greece. This hands-on study abroad program will treat students as entry-level professionals.

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Program Details

Explore Mediterranean architecture and culture while performing fieldwork on the small coastal Kioni Village in Ithaca, Greece. This hands-on study abroad program will treat students as entry-level professionals.

Program highlights:

  • Experience applied research in an international coastal community
  • Live and work in a Greek Island village
  • Work independently and in project teams to perform research and planning analysis of the case study community
  • Develop alternative concepts for sustainable community development in an international context
  • Identify community priorities and constraints through field research, interview and informal meetings with guest speakers
  • Investigate sustainable economic development and tourism practices
  • Learn to sketch architectural concepts quickly and confidently
  • Create an illustrated project plan depicting village values and goals for sustainability
  • Gain knowledge of local, national, European and global sustainability principles

Click here to download a detailed, printable itinerary.

ENVS 437P (10 Credits) Click to view Course Syllabus


 

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Instructor

Nicholas Zaferatos
Nicholas Zaferatos is an associate professor of urban planning, and sustainable development at Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. Since 2005 Zaferatos has directed many Mediterranean teaching and research programs in sustainable development. His programs partner with international universities including: United Nations University in Amman (Jordan), University of Patras (Greece), and the Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece.

Dr. Zaferatos’ work in Greece has received numerous international awards and recognitions, including the 2009 Green Good Design Award from The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the 2008 SETE National Honor Sustainability Award from the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, Athens and the 2006 sixth Honorific Mediterranean Sustainability Award from the Mediterrania Center D’Inciatives in Ecologiques, Spain.

His current research involves an application of sustainable development strategies to establish Mediterranean fair trade and equal trade olive oil economics.

Email: nicholas.zaferatos@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-7660
Office: Environmental Studies 444
Website: http://faculty.wwu.edu/zaferan/
View the complete bio for Nicholas C. Zaferatos


 

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Cost

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To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Travel Abroad page.









 
This program is currently not accepting applications.