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  • Locations: Bra?ov, Romania; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Ro?ia Montan?, Romania
  • Program Terms: Maymester, Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Dorm, Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Remus Osan Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Mathematics and Statistics Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
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"I will always remember the genuine conversations I had with some of the Romanian people, because through those conversations I realized that my life would be drastically different if I were born in a different place, and that valuable lesson widened my perspective on the world that we live in." - Josh, Spring 2015

Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or globetrekker@gsu.edu for the password.

Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations for Mathematical Biology in Transylvania. 

THE PROGRAM

Please click the following link to view the brochure for 
Mathematical Biology in Transylvania.

Mathematical Biology is one of the most important qualitative disciplines in Life Sciences, teaching students to quantitatively describe the features observed in nature and to set forth hypotheses about the inner workings of the biological system.  The students enrolled in this Study Abroad Program will have an opportunity to learn more about applications of Mathematics in Biology and Neuroscience, while immersed in an intercultural environment, as hey will interact extensively with a similar number of Romanian students taking the same course.  As the students will work together on course-related projects, we hope that this will enhance the intercultural interactions even beyond the classroom.  This course provides an introduction to the use of mathematical tools of methods used to investigate the properties of biological systems, ranging from cellular processes to population dynamics.  Biological topics will include single species and interacting population dynamics, modeling infectious and dynamic diseases, regulation of cell function, biological oscillators and neural networks. Classes will be held in Cluj, Romania, from Thursday, May 14, 2015 to Friday, June 5, 2015.  Cluj has a diverse cultural scene with museums, theaters, operas, neighborhoods containing many historical landmarks, and has a variety of film festivals and live music performances; all these should contribute to a better appreciation of Romanian culture, as fostered by interactions with the Romanian students and mentors.  Additional trips are planned to explore the areas nearby Cluj.  

ACCOMMODATIONS
Students will be staying in local university dorms at relatively inexpensive rates.  In addition, there are local Bed and Breakfast places in Cluj that are affordable.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION
This teaching component of the course will accommodate students with disabilities.  The local trips may require extended walking.  Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.

ELIGIBILITY
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Students are advised to submit their application early.

CREDITS AND COURSES

There are two cross listed courses for this study abroad program, namely MATH 4010 for undergraduate students and MATH 6010 is for graduate students who want to enroll in the study abroad program.  The course prerequisite are: MATH 2212 (CALCULUS OF ONE VARIABLE II) or MATH 1220 (SURVEY OF CALCULUS) with grade of C or higher, or the consent of the instructor.  Participants who successfully complete the trip and the course will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits. Students may also opt for MATH 4998 (Special Topics in Mathematics), MATH 4010H (Honors Section), MATH 4982 Undergrad Research in Math, NEUR 4980 Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience or PHYS 4950 Senior Research.

COST
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.

The program cost is tentatively set $1800, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.

Price Includes
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
• Accommodations
• Public transportation
• Meals
• Lectures, Tours and receptions
• Emergency allowance ($500.00)
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance

Price Does NOT Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Round trip air fare to Cluj (Approximately $1,200)
• Passport and Visa fees
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
2/27/15 - $400
4/10/15 - $1400
(all payments are non-refundable upon receipt)

Once you have been accepted into the program, please pay for your program deposit by finding the program listing www.gsu.edu/studyabroad and following the payment instructions listed there. Failure to pay the deposit on a timely basis will result in losing your secure spot and any deposit paid. See your Program Director for more information. Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit www.gsu.edu/studyabroad  or contact the Office of International Initiatives, Study Abroad Programs at 404/413-2529 for more information.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 404/413-2400 for information on how financial aid might apply toward the program.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students interested in applying should locate this program’s listing at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad and complete online application. Since number of participants is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of application. Payment deadlines are strictly enforced.

Transient Students: Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad.


International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY 

Dates for the program Thursday, May 14, 2015 to Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, May 14 - Depart from Atlanta Airport
Friday, May 15 – Arrive to Cluj
Saturday, May 16 – Jetlag recovery and first meeting with the Romanian Students and Guest Lecturers
Sunday, May 17 – Individual or small group (including Romanian students) exploration of the city of Cluj
Monday, May 18 through Friday May 22 – alternate between daily lectures of 3 hours daily OR 2 hours lecture plus 1 hour computer lab lecture (implementation of math bio models)
Saturday May 23 through May 24– Weekend trip to Brasov, visit to Dracula’s Castle (in the City of Bran, near Brasov)
Monday, May 25 through Friday May 29 – alternate between daily lectures of 3 hours daily OR 2 hours lecture plus 1 hour computer lab lecture (implementation of math bio models)
Saturday May 30 - Sunday May 31 – Trip through Transylvania – Salt mine in Turda, Rosia Montana
Monday, June 1 through Wednesday June 3 – alternate between daily lectures of 3 hours daily OR 2 hours lecture plus 1 hour computer lab lecture (implementation of math bio models)
Thursday June 4 – Group project presentation (2 hours) and final exam (2 hours)
Friday, June 5 – Students will return to Atlanta

The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director: Dr. Remus Osan
Office address: 760 College of Education
Telephone: (404) 413-6449
E-mail: rosan@gsu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15. 2016
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.



This program is currently not accepting applications.