Summer 2015 Course: MDES 122 Arabic I

Why study Arabic?
– Learn the language of over 300 million people- Become acquainted with a rich and diverse cultural heritage
– Gain a competitive edge in the job market

Register for Summer 2015
“My first semester at USC, I decided to enroll in Arabic more or less on a whim. It was a decision that proved to be a life-changing one. I quickly fell in love with the language, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Arabic became my passion, and I threw myself into the study of this fascinating region, ultimately adding a Middle East Studies major.”
– Nora Snyder, International Relations and Middle East Studies, Class of 2014

Enroll in MDES 122: Arabic I
Summer 2015
Instructor:
Sozan Wall
Times: 10:00 – 12:50 pm, MTuWThF
Classroom: THH 115
Units: 4

Contact Instructor Sozan Wali – sozanwal@usc.edu

Middle East Studies Program
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 449
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0151

Arabic Summer Flyer

Extended Deadline to Participate in USC Summer Excavation

Extended Deadline: Mon, March 23!

Participate in USC Summer Excavation, Ostia/Rome, Italy: June 8 – July 19, 2015
AHIS 325 (4 Units):”Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary: All instruction in English

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, Department of Art History, USC: pollini@usc.edu

French Language Volunteers Needed for the Special Olympics World Games

“With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles the summer of 2015 – will be the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games and the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015. That being said, nous avons besoin de bénévoles qui parlent français et qui sont disponibles pendant les “Special Olympics World Games,” entre le 20 Juillet et le 4 Août.

A Delegation Liaison (DL) is a critical position that requires you to be at least 20 years of age and have strong language skills (English plus French). A DL will need to be available around the clock from July 20 – August 4, 2015 to help bridge the gap between delegations and event staff and to help enhance the delegation’s experience at the World Games. What’s in it for you? You will be making a significant impact in the lives of the Special Olympics athletes coming to the Games. You also will be participating in the organization of a once-in-a-lifetime event, which makes for a GREAT resume item.

To apply to become a volunteer for Delegation Services for the Special Olympics World Games, please reply to chloe.cavelier@LA2015.org using the subject line ’French Delegation Liaison’. There are plenty of other roles for volunteers with language skills; for more information about the other opportunities, visit http://www.la2015.org/volunteer/language-services-volunteer.”

Join the Volunteers of Special Olympics World Games on Facebook by clicking here!

French Language Volunteers Needed for the Special Olympics World Games

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
Dates:
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at lpulido@usc.edu

Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.

There’s Still Time . . . To Apply to Study Abroad Fall 2015

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

Fall 2015 study abroad applications due TODAY for most Dornsife programs. Be sure to drop off your application in THH 341 by 5pm.

And remember, there’s still time to apply to study abroad on our USC Madrid, USC Paris and University of Sussex programs. The deadline for these 3 programs is next Wednesday, 2/25. Stop by our office in THH 341 or email overseas@usc.edu for an application.

If you have any questions about any of our programs or the application process, please email: overseas@usc.edu or call 213.740.3636 for more information or to set up an advising appointment.

Want to stay up-to-date on study abroad-related events and information? Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCOverseasStudies

See you soon!
The Overseas Studies Team

PWP to Dakar, Senegal — deadline Feb 20!

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches… experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499 (4 units), invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: FEB 20!

Please see attached info flyer for more information or email Dr. Julie Van Dam (Nack Ngue): nackngue@usc.edu.