IU Southeast to hold info session on study abroad course in Samoa

26th November 2013

NEW ALBANY, IN, (Nov. 26, 2013) – An Indiana University Southeast art professor will take a group of students across the world to experience the art and culture of Samoa this summer.

Discover how you can study abroad in Samoa at an information session to be held Noon, Tuesday, Dec. 3, in University Center, Rm. 122.

Anne Allen, professor of fine arts, will teach The Art and Culture of Samoa, Western Polynesia, during the 2014 Summer II semester (June 29-July 27). Students will receive an intimate in-country experience that introduces them to life in Samoa while they live with Samoan families in villages on the island of Savai’i.

Students can choose one of two tracks for the course. The first track is Heritage Textile Arts, in which students will get hands-on experience working directly with artists in the traditional Samoan textiles of siapo (bark cloth, hand-made paper) and fili and lalaga (plaiting and hand weaving). No fine arts experience is required.

The second track is Individual Research/Creative Work, and it will allow students to develop their own cultural or art historical research or creative project.

The course counts for three credit hours and will cost $5,300. It is open to all IU students regardless of campus and Metroversity students.

Those interested are encouraged to attend the information session Dec. 3. For additional information, please contact Anne Allen at aeallen@ius.edu or (812) 941-2396.

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