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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal; Porto, Portugal
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

A Different Perspective Program in Portugal

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The January 2019 UMKC program in Portugal, led by former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and current UMKC faculty member, Allan Katz, will introduce students to Portugal and its economy, political development, and the operation of its not-for-profit sector (NGOs). Students will hear from national experts and government officials and will spend time in Lisbon, Porto, and Guimaraes, as well as other significant locations in Portugal.

Program Dates
Jan 6th, 2019 to Jan 16th, 2019

What Topics Will Be Covered? This course will explore the relationship between nonprofit organizations and their governments. Through lectures in Kansas City and subsequently a series of meetings with philanthropy, civil society and government leaders in Portugal, students will be exposed to the challenges faced in a young democracy. During the trip, you will be exposed to areas of:
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Health care
  • Government
  • Media
  • Banking and Commerce
                                                                                                                   
Porto Lisbon
 

 

What Will You Do?
  • Site Visits
  • Panel discussions with key authorities, officials and academics
  • Reception at the Ambassador's Residence or US Embassy
  • Walking Tours
  • Traditional Fado Dinner

Who Will You Meet?
  • Past/Present government leaders
  • Diplomats
  • NGO leaders
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Media specialists
Sintra Coimbra


UMKC Courses

Comparative Civil Society: A study of US and Portuguese sectors (PA 5585A; PA 497/ Pol-Sci 493; Pol-Sci 5580)

Credits: 3 (Graduate or Undergraduate)
Instructor: Greg Vonnahme

Professor Allan Katz will co-teach this course.  

Learning outcomes: In this unique study abroad experience, you will explore and compare civil society in the United States and Portugal. The course will explore the relationship between nonprofit organizations and their governments. More directly, how does the character of a social welfare state promote/hinder the nonprofit sector? Through lectures in Kansas City and subsequently a series of meetings with philanthropic, civil society and government leaders in Portugal, students will be exposed to the challenges faced in a young democracy. There will also be an opportunity to question government leaders as well as entrepreneurs about Portugal's role in the EU and the world. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how it is imperative for sectors to work together to move society forward.


UMKC students will stay in double occupancy hotel accommodations. 
 
ESTIMATED Program Costs (2019)*
Budget Item Amount
 
Items Posted to UMKC Student Bill
UMKC Tuition(Resident Undergraduate)**  $1,040
UMKC Globetrotter Application Fee (Study Abroad App) $100
UMKC Student Bill Subtotal: $1,140
 
Program Fee Payments
Program Deposit due by October 29, 2018 (only refunded if not accepted) $395
2nd Online Application Payment due by November 19, 2018 $550
3rd Online Application Payment due by December 3, 2018 $550
Program Fee Subtotal: $1,495
 
Additional Independent Expenses (approximate -- costs will vary)
Passport (if needed) $110
Required GeoBlue International Health Insurance $35
Books & Class Materials $15
Personal Expenses $200
Accommodations Included
Non-Group Meals $200
In-Country Travel $100
Round Trip Airfare $1,000
Additional Independent Expenses Subtotal: $1,660
Total ESTIMATED Program Cost: $4,395
*Spending money, food/meals, miscellaneous, and transportation costs will vary according to personal preference and should be included in budget planning.

**UMKC tuition rates are based on students' individual degree programs. The figure above is an estimate based on resident, undergraduate enrollment. See the UMKC Fee Estimator.
 


The Program Deposit of $395.00 is due with initial application materials by October 29, 2018. The second payment of $550.00 is due November 19, 2018. The final payment of $550.00 is due December 3, 2018.

The Program Deposit will be refunded to applicants that are not selected for the program.  All other payments are non-refundable.
 
Program fee reimbursement up to $1,000 is available to qualified applicants.


*UMKC tuition rates are based on students' individual degree programs. The figure above is an estimate. See the UMKC Fee Estimator.

**Spending money, food/meals, miscellaneous, and travel costs will vary according to personal preference and should be considered in budget planning.
 

Please contact the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at 816-235-1154 to see what other aid may be available for your study abroad program.
 

Program Director:
Amb. Allan Katz, J.D.
Political Science & Public Affairs
Email: katza@umkc.edu
Phone: 850-510-5302
 
Program Co-Director:
Dr. Greg Vonnahme
Political Science
Email: vonnahmeg@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-5948

Additional Program Contact:
Adam Erickson
Graduate Research Assistant
American Public Square
Email: abegt5@mail.umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-5066
 

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International Academic Program
5000 Holmes Road | Atterbury Student Success Center #120 | Kansas City, Missouri 64111
international@umkc.edu | www.umkc.edu/international
816-235-5759



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