Study Abroad

Service Learning in Eastern Europe – 2015

GE2015_EasternEuropeRomania & Hungary

Course Title: Global Issues and the Built Environment
Course Number: GBS/INT 3310
Credit Hours: 4
Term Offered: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher
Travel Dates: May 14 – 29, 2015
Estimated Cost:

  • $5,299-5,899 (15-18 students)
  • $4,999-5,199 (10-14 students)
  • + $400 for on-campus housing (estimated)

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Jane Nichols & Dr. Holly Middleton

Participate in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build in Romania, and travel to Hungary! This course is a cross-cultural study of housing, housing options, and contemporary issues related to global housing. Students will compare construction techniques and housing in the US and in Eastern Europe while having the opportunity to give back to their host culture. After the Habitat for Humanity build travel to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania and then on to Budapest, Hungary! This course satisfies the Global Studies requirement and is a required course for the major in Interior Design.

Program Highlights

  • Help people in need by participating in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build for 8 days
  • Visit Dracula’s Castle in Romania
  • Explore the medieval town of Brasov
  • Relax in a thermal hot spring in Budapest
  • Tour Hungary’s Houses of Parliament
  • All meals during the Habitat portion of the program plus all breakfasts and 2 dinners are included.

Interest Meetings – For more information come to the next interest meeting on Monday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Qubein School of Communication 206


The Office of Global Education is located in Cottrell Hall, Suite 142. Building #12 on the HPU Campus Map.

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet our staff.


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