Cities, Nationalism, and Borders in Macedonia

  • Visit three cities in the Southern Balkans: Skopje, Ohrid, and Thessaloniki

  • Perform ethnographic and urbanographic analysis at museums and historic areas of the cities

  • Cross political and historic borders in the southern Balkans.

  • Discover the treasures of the tomb of Phillip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great

  • Earn 3 credits

  • Meet academics, authors, and directors from the region

Cities, Nationalism, and Borders in Macedonia Study Abroad

Course

POS/SGS 394: Cities, Nationalism, and Borders in Macedonia (3 credits)

Contact

Dr. Henry Sivak

henry.sivak@asu.edu

Dr. Daniel Pout
daniel.pout@asu.edu

Program dates

Summer 2020:

May 25 - June 8, 2020

Program fee

Summer 2019 program fee: $4,435

Program Fee includes: tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing; local transportation, course-related field trips, some group meals, and health insurance. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.

Eligibility

This program is open to all students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and who are in good standing with the university.

Priority application deadline
  • March 1st, 2019

 

 

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Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

Accommodations

Students will be housed in graduate dorms in Skopje, a purpose built educational resort in Ohrid, and hotels and youth hostels in other cities. Chartered busses will take us between cities but walking will be the usual mode of transportation within each city.

Location Details:

SKOPJE
The capital of the Republic of Macedonia, situated on the banks of the Vardar river, is home to the vibrant core of an important Ottoman city which includes a fortress, impressive mosques and a 16th century Turkish bath. Around this Ottoman core stretches a city built from the 1960s as an experiment in internationalism and modernism which has recently undergone a nationalist, neoclassical face lift. The city serves as the center of government, entertainment, business, and culture for this republic that was once part of Yugoslavia.

OHRID
Situated on the shores of the vast Lake Ohrid, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, this city serves as a summer retreat for many in Macedonia. With roots that stretch as far as the 4th century BC, Ohrid is famed for its many churches, the fortress of Tsar Samouil, and its summer festival that draws visitors from all over the country and beyond.

THESSALONIKI
Greece’s co-capital city, the capital city of Greek Macedonia, and one of the first truly cosmopolitan cities, Thessaloniki is an important port city for the Balkans. The city has been part of the modern state of Greece since it was liberated from the Ottomans in 1912.  Its history is showcased in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki which contains important Macedonian artifacts. Thessaloniki had a large Jewish population before the Nazi occupation during World War II. Mount Olympus, famed home of the gods of ancient Greece is clearly visible across the bay.