Travel Europe and experience the culture and people of four different countries: England, Hungary, Romania and Greece. Examine how environment, society and technology can influence the well-being and health of a variety of people.
Capstone in Four Countries
Unknown, 50 F
Sat - Showers. High: 60 Low: 48
Sun - Cloudy. High: 62 Low: 46
Distance to Cedar Falls: 4102 miles
London is the capital and the largest urban area in the United Kingdom. It is well known for its economy as well as its history. London has a diverse population that draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and over 300 languages are spoken within the city. Students will stay in a hostel during this visit.
Hungary was one the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world in the past decade, with Budapest the capital, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world. The country is home to the second largest thermal lake in the world, the largest lake in Central Europe, and the largest national grassland in Europe. Hungarian folk art, including dances, music, cross stitching, costumes, potteries, woodcarvings, etc. has a long, and rich history which play a significant role in local folk traditions and customs. Students will stay in a hostel during this visit with some meals included.
Romania is a country located in South-East Central Europe and shares a border with Hungary to the west. The tourism focuses on the country’s natural landscapes and its rich history. Romania has a unique culture, which is the product of its geography and of its distinct historical evolution. The historical sites and natural environment of Cluj-Napoca are very attractive for visitors. Students stay will include tours of the city, operas, and outreach activities in Roma communities.
Greece consists of a mountainous mainland, seaside, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe, and also has numerous islands. Human-made landscapes dominant scenery on the mainland and the islands as well. Students can expect to see signs of thousands of years of Greek settlements on every corner. Students will stay at a seaside hostel with some meals included.
Dr. Catherine Zeman, Associate Professor
Departments: Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services &
Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center
Phone: (319) 273-7090
Campus Address: WRC 239 0241
This section of the Capstone course is based on a theme of Environmental Health and Justice. The focus is the relationship between social categories of race, class, and gender and environment and environmental health issues. The course strives for a balance between the political and scientific dimensions of these subjects.
The intention is to enhance environmental literacy by exploring socio/cultural issues that are often obscured by emphasizing the scientific/technological aspects of environmental topics. This course does this in both national and international perspectives and encourages students to discuss issues from both their country of origin and from an international perspective.
Students enroll for a 1-credit course during the second half of the Spring semester prior to travel.
Accommodation & Meals
Estimated cost for this program is $3,500-$4,000.
- Round-trip airfare
- UNI Tuition and Fees for 3-credits
- Housing while abroad
- Transportation while abroad
- Group meals
- Cultural activities
- Personal Expenses
Students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state), the $65 application fee, and the study abroad administration fee to participate.