Freshman Leadership Academy 2012
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Distance to Cedar Falls: 718 miles
Dr. Yolanda Hood is an Associate Professor, Cornerstone faculty member and librarian at the UNI Rod Library. She has worked with first-year programs, taught American and African American Literature and Folklore and worked with museums and various cultural organizations across the United States for 13 years. She has traveled with students on Anthropology and Folklore trips to Washington, D.C. and on Jazz and Blues study tours throughout the south.
What topics will students explore in the program?
- The causes and patterns for the migration of African-Americans from the south of the United States to the north;
- The new political, social, and cultural ideals that arose as a result of the Great Migration;
- The impact of migration patterns on what we know as northern/southern/urban culture today.
What will the students be expected to do?
- Explore this history through multi-disciplinary literature, art, and music;
- Visit important historical sites and interact with primary sources that will enlighten their worldviews and engage their critical thinking;
- Attend lectures and participate in class discussions;
- Contribute to a class documentary blog.
What will students gain through this program?
- The ability to contextualize history;
- Enhanced critical reading and analysis skills;
- Improved writing and oral communication skills;
- An experience to strengthen their resumes;
- A deepened sense of independence;
- Meaningful relations with a faculty member and other peer leaders;
- New friends;
- Valuable and unique leadership experience.
Accommodation & Meals
Students will stay in hotels, hostels and dormitories paid for in advance. Some breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be included in the program cost. All meals not included in the program cost are considered within personal expenses. Arrangements will be made by the UNI Study Abroad Center.
- Apply online at www.uni.edu/studyabroad as UNI Students; Search for "Freshman Leadership Academy"
- Send $65 application fee by check made payable to “UNI” to 28 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, IA, 50614;
- Register for Cornerstone course at Freshman Orientation;
- Check your emails for important trip details!
- Application fee = $65
- Academic program fee = $730
- Program expenses (housing, group meals, ground transportation, entrance fees) = $950
- Domestic airfare from Waterloo/Des Moines = $350
- Estimated personal expenses = $200
Scholarship assistance is available to applicants. To apply, please follow the link to the UNI Study Abroad Center Scholarship. Application for the scholarship must be done after the student has submitted his/her application online and paid the application fee. Due to the nature of this program, recommendation forms for the scholarship may be completed by a high school teacher or counselor or employer.
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