Applications are now open for a new study abroad program to Myanmar directed by UW iSchool Assistant Professor Nic Weber and TASCHA’s Chris Rothschild. This program provides students a unique opportunity to visit Myanmar, which until 2011 was one of the world’s most politically isolated countries. Students will experience the rapidly transforming information and political environment through engaging with local NGOs, academics, government officials, and community members. The curriculum will build off of ongoing TASCHA research taking place in Myanmar about the evolving information ecosystem.
The program will run August 30 – September 21, is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and provide 5 credits. The application deadline is February 15.
For more information and to apply, go here: https://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11741. You are welcome to contact the program directors with specific questions (contact information on the program page).
We will hold an Information session on Thursday, February 1 from 12-1pm in BLD 061. Those who wish to participate remotely can using Zoom (https://washington.zoom.us/j/5572669425).