Croatia, Europe

Map of croatiaThe lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. In April 2009, Croatia joined NATO; it is a candidate for eventual EU accession. Learn More About Croatia

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Students will travel to cities of Zagreb and Sisak as members of a multidisciplinary academic team. Participants will work with students in local schools on topics selected by local leaders. The trip includes activities designed to expose students to local culture and history.

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Students must register for the appropriate academic course and attend weekly orientation sessions.


Academic Disciplines Participating


Communication - Dr. Kandi Walker - COMM 510
Engineering - Dr. Ellen Brehob
Law - Shelley Santry
Nursing - Diane Riff -  NURS 500 Global Health Care

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