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GUSS - International Summer School on the Americas

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    GUSS - International Summer School on the Americas

    Seggau Castle, Austria, July 17-31, 2011


    The Summer School offers a platform to students and teachers from international universities to engage in the interdisciplinary analysis of new conceptual approaches for a redefinition of the Americas in times of worldwide globalization. Thematic seminars in the respective fields allow students to strengthen their understanding of complex issues in their study areas. The discursive and symbolic constructions of the Americas are investigated from the vantage point of politics, history, law, literature, film, gender, culture and Jewish Studies in order to determine the feasibility of an inter-American identity.

    Why YOU should join our Summer School:

    You are a highly motivated student at master level and want to spend two weeks studying, researching, discussing, and exchanging experiences in the unique and creative atmosphere of a medieval castle nurtured by international experts on the Americas and fellow students from all around the world. Why wait? Apply today!

    What our summer school offers you:

    • Two-week summer university at Seggau Castle with international students and lecturers
    • 6 ECTS credits for participation and a seminar paper.
    • Parallel seminars, transferable skills workshops, series of morning & evening lectures
    • Full board
    • Excursion to Graz, various social activities

    The costs:

    As a student from one of our IP Partner institutions you have the chance to participate in the program for the reduced rate of only € 500 for the whole program. This amount includes room & board (3 meals a day), tuition, excursions and free time activities. In addition, you will be reimbursed 75% of your travel costs to Seggau!


    For detailed information about the seminars and also the application form please visit our website at: 


    The extended application deadline is April 15, 2011.

    All the best,

    Heidi Moertl
    (Summer School IP Coordinator at the University of Graz, Austria)

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