The 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
Students will travel to cities of Zagreb, Opatija, 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 will also include activities designed to expose students to local culture and history.
Academic Disciplines Participating
Communication - Dr. Joy L. Hart - COMM 510
Engineering - Dr. Ellen Brehob
Nursing - Dr. Whitney Nash - NURS 500 Global Health Care
Theater - Dr. Russell Vandenbroucke - TA 352 Theater for Development and Social Justice
View Pictures from Past Trips
Students will need to sign up for the appropriate academic course and attend weekly orientation sessions.