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Summer: Rutgers- Romania’s [R]Evolution: Investing in Children and Families Across the Life Cycle
Cluj, Romania (Outgoing Program)
Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is Romania’s fourth largest and is considered the capital of the region of Transylvania. It is home to Babes-Bolyai University, which boasts an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students, making Cluj a lively university town with a thriving visual arts scenes and a busy nightlife. Architectural highlights include the Gothic St Michael’s Church and the Baroque Bánffy Palace, home to the National Museum of Art.
In Romania you will be enrolled in Romania’s Revolution: Investing in Children and Families across the Life Cycle, an intensive two week seminar worth 3 credits. After the completion of the course, students may choose to stay in Romania for an additional two weeks to complete an optional service learning component. These students will receive an additional 3 credits (70 hours of field education credit for Social Work students) upon completion of the program. These hours can apply to School of Social Work Fall/Spring Field Education Hours. Students who wish to participate in the service-learning component must also enroll in the preceding seminar.
The course will begin with an on-line pre-departure orientation and preliminary readings. The in-country instruction will be based at Babes-Bolyai University. Students will attend classes in the morning and field visits to local and national governmental and non-governmental health and social welfare organizations. Romanian social work educators, researchers, and practitioners will join the program for both didactic and field experiences.
Potential service placements for the optional two-week service-learning portion include (but are not limited to):
To view the the program's 2015 syllabus, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
The program itinerary includes several group excursions, designed to enhance student learning about the history, culture, and contemporary society of the host community. Past excursions have included:
Arrival: May 20th
Departure (2-week): June 4th
Departure (4-week): June 18th
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the program dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students will stay in university housing at Babes-Boylai University. Accommodation will be double occupancy rooms. Students are responsible for their own meals. A small set of kitchen appliances, such as a mini-fridge and hotplate, are available, and the in-country orientation includes a trip to a grocery store where students can purchase dishes and utensils. Most students opt to take the majority of their meals at local cafes and restaurants.
Program Cost: Summer 2015
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Romania Expenses Worksheet:
Romania Summer 2014 Expense Worksheet
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.