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Winter Study Travel Course: Williams in Georgia

Sun, September 25th, 2022
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm

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Are you hoping to travel during Winter Study this year? Does the thought of visiting the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus appeal to you? Williams has a unique program in Georgia that lets you live with a Georgian family while completing a three-week internship in the area of your choice. In past years, Williams students have helped in humanitarian relief organizations like Save the Children, worked in journalism for The Georgian Times, taught unemployed women computer skills at The Rustavi Project, documented wildlife, studied with a Georgian photographer, done rounds at the Institute of Cardiology, and learned about transitional economies at the Georgian National Bank. You’ll also have the chance to experience Georgian culture through museum visits, concerts, lectures, meetings with Georgian students, and excursions. We’ll visit the eleventh-century Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli and the twentieth-century Stalin Museum, see the birthplace of the wine grape in Kakheti, and explore the region where Jason sought the Golden Fleece. Participants in the program are housed in pairs with English-speaking families in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital city. You’ll submit weekly reports on your work while in Georgia, as well as an overall reflection once you return to campus.

If you’re interested in Williams in Georgia, you’ll need to attend the informational meeting for this Winter Study travel course, which takes place on Sunday, September 25, 7-8 pm, in Hollander 241. For questions and to express your interest in this Winter Study travel opportunity, contact Professor Julie Cassiday at jcassida@williams.edu. If you cannot attend the informational meeting for any reason, please contact Professor Cassiday to set up an individual meeting.

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