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Region III Roundtable Melody Knutson, Chair Tracee Cunningham, Co-Chair Region III UO Team Melody Knutson Michelle Bobro Jeanie O’Connell Francesca Kempinski Mo Saburah Maggie Bahnson (maternity leave) Region III Advisors Tasha Alexander Nadine Gerdes Marisa Alioto Kate Gioia Rosana Avila Marcella Khelif Sue Berg-Arnold Shante Lewis Maribeth B. Erlich Molly Ann McCarren Andrea Brown Lindsay McCollum Cathie Carson Kathleen M-H Adrienne Cress Sharon Parks Michael Cruz Malcolm Quon Tracee Cunningham Rachel Rigoli Noah Duman Linnea Soderlund Zak Frieders Barbara Tassielli Tiffany Gabbard What’s new in Region III? Changes, Challenges, Opportunities, Future AUSTRALASIA Australia Increased demand for short-term programs in Australia UNSW fully semesterized Spring, fall & year options available at all 10 partner institutions Queensland Marine future uncertain Monash U orientation to precede EAP orientation New Zealand / Aotearoa Increased demand for short-term programs in NZ Spring and Year options opened at all 7 partner institutions New options now available on MyEAP Reciprocity demand remains low SOUTH ASIA India / Bhārat New Study Center Director, Vinay Lal (UCLA) EAP in Delhi: Social sciences impacted at Delhi U New independent study option under development Initial exploration of additional partner institutions underway India / Bhārat EAP in Hyderabad: UO monitoring program: student evaluations critical of academic quality and housing Increased tuition fees charged by partner make program more costly to offer Partner has opted out of reciprocal arrangement Fall-to-Spring extensions at HU can no longer be offered; students may extend to Delhi N. AMERICA & CARIBBEAN Barbados New Liaison Officer, Joan Cuffie Barbados Review, 2008 UCB’s Percy Hintzen, Committee Chair 2nd Committee Member tbd Canada / Le Canada Bamfield Marine open to juniors Spring-only option suspended Severe reciprocity debt First Nations Studies? Environmental Studies? Quebec? BRITISH ISLES United Kingdom New Edinburgh Study Center Director, Michael Parrish, UCSD New London Study Center Director, Kum-Kum Bhavnani, UCSB UC students placed at all partner institutions! Visa rules likely to change for the 2009-10 EAP cohort United Kingdom Edinburgh Fall Sci&Eng now Quarter program London Fall fee fallout? Leeds travel award Manchester Leadership& Service Sussex Summer volunteer opportunities Ireland / Éire Ireland is now a separate program! Can we dump the holding tank? University College, Dublin increased capacity Galway and Cork Per capita fees go away end of year EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Turkey / Türkiye Increased student participation at both Bilkent and METU! Future program in Istanbul under exploration Israel / إسرائيل , ישראל Program suspended until further notice students directed to campus EAP offices for information on non-EAP programs Egypt /مصر New Study Center Director, Fadi Fathallah, UCD New campus opening outside of Cairo, in Qattamya New agreement will allow increased participation at AUC for 2009 Additional Arabic language opportunities being explored Questions? Requests for recruitment/advising? (country-specific or institution- specific info/materials/e-flyers? Announcements Region III travel plans? Ready for some fun? Region III Experts’ Quiz One point awarded for each correct answer to the questions: 1. What is it? 2. In which EAP country is it found? What/Where Q1 clues (3) Not always seen, her mourning call is heard, usually at night, when someone is about to die Her wail can be so piercing that it shatters glass According to tradition, she cries only for the O’Neills, O’Briens, O’Connors, O’Gradys and the Kavanaghs Answer, Q1. The banshee, from Ireland What/Where Q2 clues (2) The Φέσι is of Greek origin and is also known as the Checheya and the Tarboosh It was banned by Mustafa Kemal as a symbol of feudalism Answer, Q2. A symbol of Turkey until banned through the Hat Law of 1925 and the Law Relating to Prohibited Garments in 1934, the Fez is worn in many parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, including Egypt, where porters and bellhops wear them to provide local color. What/Where Q3 clue (1) It is the only bird in the world that has nostrils at the end of its beak Answer, Q3. The Kiwi, from New Zealand, can locate earthworms 3 cms underground using its beak/nose. What/Where Q4 clues (3) It is traditionally accompanied by “neeps and tatties” It may be followed by a “dram” It has “an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour” (Larousse Gastronomique, 2001) Answer, Q4. Haggis, from Scotland What/Where Q5 clues (3) Piece together the scenario: Is that your ankle biter over there? Would fairyfloss or an icy pole help? Still using nappys, or have you graduated to daks? Answer, Q5. You are overhearing bits of a conversation about a young child (ankle biter) and you are in Australia Fairyfloss = cotton candy Icy pole = popsicle Daks = underpants Nappys = diapers Over 60,000 UC alumni… have found EAP to be the most exciting experience of their college career. Together we can help tomorrow’s alumni start their journey today!
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