Romania and Central Europe
For more than 15 years, the Romanian studies program in ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures has joined forces with the faculty of Philology at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and several other Central European universities to offer an opportunity for interested students to study abroad in Eastern and Central Europe.
“The summer study abroad program in Romania and Central Europe is designed to give students a comprehensive view of the rich and unique cultural history of pre- and post-communist Europe,” says faculty director Ileana Orlich.
The program enriches students’ knowledge about the region as a peripheral node linking Eastern and Western Europe. Students learn firsthand about the effects of communism, the impact of ethnic, religious and social conflict, and the cultural diversity of the peoples inhabiting this now post-communist, European Union area.