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  • Locations: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia;
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Restrictions: COF applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Description: On-Campus Semester/Summer Course with Short-term Travel Off-campus Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Exclusively English
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Program Description:

Global and Civil Society in Southeast Asia -  POLS-245, Spring 2020 Indonesia

Estimated Dates May 18 - June 17, 2020 - Please note, dates and travel fee cost are subject to change until roster is finalized 

In this course, students will work with Balianese students on the issues of women's empowerment, community development and social entrepreneurship. Students participate in an intensive practicum on activism in global civil society in an international setting and to live and work with student peers in Bali, Indonesia. Students will also work with local NGOs and social business to understand the unique challenges that women face within the Indonesian and Southeast Asian context.

Estimated Travel Fee: $4,700 - Travel Fee includes round trip airfare, shared accommodation, most meals, travel and health insurance, all in-country transportation, all academic and cultural excursions. Items not included include personal passport fees, visas, international cell phone data, personal spending, laundry and additional luggage.

Apply online by October 15 There are a select number of Simmons scholarships designated for undergraduate students enrolling in a Faculty Led Travel Course. Scholarship applications are due October 15.

Upon acceptance, a $400 deposit is due November 15 to confirm your participation

ACADEMIC INFORMATION Open to all undergraduates This course is open to COF Students 4 credits: As general Simmons policy, traditional full-time undergraduates admitted after Fall 2017 who take greater than 18 credits will be charged per credit for any credit over the 18 credit maximum. Simmons travel courses are 4 credits each and appear on the Spring semester transcript. Students must plan wisely for the Spring semester travel course, in order to avoid credit overload charges.

Dr. Denise Horn

Denise M. Horn is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Simmons University. She has been leading students abroad for over thirteen years, with programs in South Africa, Thailand, India, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Indonesia. 2020 will mark ten years of bringing students to Bali, Indonesia! Dr. Horn is the author of Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy (Routledge 2013) and Women, Civil Society and the Geopolitics of Democratization (Routledge 2010). Dr. Horn is an International Relations scholar, whose work explores the relationship of civil society development to democratic growth, focusing on women’s transnational activism and trends in global development strategies, such as social entrepreneurship. Her current research focuses on the effects of US and Japanese family planning aid in Southeast Asia. Dr. Horn is a 2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she conducted seminars in Democratization and Human Rights at Universitas Andalas, in West Sumatra, Indonesia. In fall 2018, Dr. Horn was a Visiting Associate Professor at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

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