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Summer: Rutgers- Investing in Children and Families Across the Life Cycle
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.
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 learning placements for the optional two-week ISL portion include (but are not limited to):
To view the the program's preliminary 2014 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 21st
Departure: June 5th
Departure (ISL): June 19th
*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 2014
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Romania ISL 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.
International Service Learning Scholarship- Available to Rutgers students participating in Rutgers International Service Learning programs. Students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and must be enrolled in the full four week program in order to apply. Information on how to apply will be released to students after their acceptance.
Early decision deadline: February 21, 5:00PM. Final scholarship deadline: March 26, 5:00PM.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.