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In the news: NDSU Offers new study abroad program to transylvania

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Posted on Mar, 21 2012

Published in: NDSU It's Happening at State, Volume 4, Issue 4, 03/15/12

When people hear Transylvania, they often think of vampires and Count Dracula.

Florin Salajan, assistant professor in the School of Education at NDSU and a native of Transylvania, wants to help students transcend those ideas by leading a new two-week study abroad program to his homeland this summer. The program, branded “Transylvania Beyond Dracula,” and officially titled “Romanian Society, History, Culture and Education: An Exploration of Life
in Modern-Day Transylvania,” is scheduled for May 26 to June 10.

The prestigious Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, the largest Romanian university, will host NDSU students in the study abroad program. The university is located in Cluj-Napoca, a city in the heart of Transylvania.

During their time in Transylvania, students will attend a series of lectures related to Romanian history, culture, society and education delivered by Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai faculty members. They also will visit local museums, cultural institutions, including Bran castle, which is also known as Dracula’s castle, educational establishments and other cities in Transylvania.

The program is a good fit for students in arts, humanities, modern languages, social sciences, education and international studies, but is open to NDSU students in all disciplines.

Visit www.dce.ndsu.nodak.edu/sites/transilvania or contact Salajan at 1-5674 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Note: This tour is offered through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education