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Cyprus Hall, Room 215
Virginia, VA 23059
Fall: July 31
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Intercultural Development

Term To Study: Summer 2012
Application Deadline: May 01, 2012
Program Starts: Jun 14, 2012
Program Ends: Jun 29, 2012
Major 1: Communications
Subject 1:
Major 2: Sociology
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Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,200
Link 1: Cyprus Visitor Guide
Host Website:
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Program Locations:

Cyprus Nicosia
Ireland Without locations
Contact Phone: 1234567890
Contact Name: Dr. Sandi
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Tuition for one class (3 credits)
- Pre-Departure Orientation
- Airport welcome and transportation
- On-site Orientation
- Double occupancy Apartment (two students per room)
- Group site visits
- One overnight excursion (transportation, housing, activity)
- 24/7 on-site Emergency response Staff
What is not Included: - Passport
- International airfare
- Meals
- Laundry
- Personal expenses
- Personal leisure and entertainment
Program Description


This course will integrate theory and practice as students have the opportunity to utilize the interesting social, political, and cultural environment of Cyprus to engage in inter-cultural development.


Located in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus is an island nation of approximately 800,000 citizens. The temperate Mediterranean climate makes it appealing all four seasons, but especially appealing to Europeans as a summer vacation spot.

A stable and economically sound member of the European Union (EU), Cyprus uses the Euro as it's local currency.

Cyprus is an intriguing location that exposes students to an incredibly ancient setting at the cross roads of modern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. And yet it is a very safe location for students to immerse themselves in a non-traditional study abroad location. Because Cyprus was formerly a British protectorate, English is spoken throughout the country. Although Greek is the official language and students are exposed to a foreign language daily, students can easily and safely function in English.

An integration of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Islam and other religious faiths make Cyprus an intriguing location to interact with others of differing faiths.

Additionally, because Cyprus is a divided country monitored by the United Nations, it is also a phenomenal environment to discuss issues of international relations in a stable and non-violent society. After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Cypriots have lived with a U.N. secured safe zone between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish occupied portion of the island.


INTL 280: Inter-cultural Development (3 credits)
This course will merge practice and theory to engage students in personal and social inter-cultural development knowledge and skills. Lectures and classroom activities will be enhanced with strategic assignments outside the classroom that will require students to practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.


Participants will be provided housing in apartments in the residential neighborhood surrounding the University of Nicosia. These apartments are vetted and managed by Global Learning Semesters local staff. Typically, these apartments have 2 or 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and common room. Minimal household goods are provided. Double occupancy rooms are the standard. Which means that two students will share one bedroom with two twin beds. Single occupancy rooms may be available at an additional cost to the student.

All apartments are within a ten minute walk to the center of campus.


Classes will be held daily (except Sundays). Students will be required to participate in some group activities, site visits and individual out-of-class assignments.

One optional group overnight excursion to the beach town of Ayia Napa will be coordinated for students (including transportation and hotel costs only). Students choosing not to participate in the beach weekend will NOT get a refund, nor transfer of funds. However, students may choose to use this weekend for other individually planned travel or sightseeing.

Quick Facts

Population: 1138071
Capital: Nicosia (Lefkosia)
Per-capita GDP: $ 29400
Size: 9251 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

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Travel Warning: YES
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