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Crime, Justice and Contemporary Issues in Russia

Summer C  2012


Program Full

Program Description:

Application Deadline Extended!

The College of Health and Public Affairs has designed a study abroad program elective course for both Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post-Graduate students interested in a wide range of contemporary social issues in Russia that include: crime, justice, democratization, social justice, and human rights.  This course is open to all UCF disciplines of study.

This program is an exciting opportunity for students to explore the nature and extent of Russian social and criminal justice institutions.  Particular attention will be focused upon contemporary issues related to modern Russia; ranging from crime, the criminal justice system, health care, substance abuse, geo-political factors, political challenges, the economy, rule-of-law, the development of a civil society, the USSR legacy and its subsequent impact upon modern Russia and cultural emersion.

Students will examine these various issues in the Russian Federation in comparison to those in America.  Students will analyze the Russian Federation’s culture, history, politics and economics. 

Participants will start their journey in the USA with classes at the UCF campus. Students will then travel as a group to Moscow, Russian Federation. After an introductory orientation and tours of Moscow sites, students will continue on to Volgograd, Russia Federation. The program host, Volgograd Law Academy, will be the location for program lectures, which are taught in English. Together with field trips to area sites, students will learn about the problems facing the newly democratized society.

This program will be facilitated through a variety of approaches by using Webcourses, Internet, small group work, online asynchronous discussions, Internet assignments, readings, international field experience and written assignment.   The courses associated with this program are (CCJ4955.CW61 - undergraduate) (CCJ5957.CW61 – graduate master’s) (CCJ7958.CW61 – graduate PhD). While in the Russian Federation, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and lectures and try new things.

Payment breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $1200
Payment 4:  $1200

For further information click here:  http://www.learnrussia.net/index.php


Learning Outcomes:

• Analyze a range of contemporary issues related to modern Russia. 
• Address the challenges of a nation in transition to a liberal democracy
• Interact and communicate effectively with Russian professional practitioners, university faculty, and English speaking Russian students.

Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: Engish
Other Prerequisites: 

Students must be in good standing.

Courses[click to expand]:
CCJ-4955 Russia Study Abroad: Crime, Justice and Contemporary Issues in Russia
Academic Institution: Volgograd Law Academy
Credit Hours: 3.00

CCJ-5957 Study Abroad: Russia II
Academic Institution: Volgograd Law Academy
Credit Hours: 3.00

CCJ-7978 Study Abroad: Russia III
Academic Institution: Volgograd Law Academy
Credit Hours: 3.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

• Round Trip Economy Air between Orlando, Florida and Moscow, Russian Federation
• One Way Economy Air between Volgograd, Russian Federation and Moscow, Russian Federation
• Airport transfers
• Ground rail transportation between Moscow and Volgograd
• Field study visits, additional tours, museums, sites and points of interest as included on the program’s itinerary
• Volga riverboat cruise
• Medical insurance
• (9) nights of accommodations in the Hotel Volgograd, including breakfast, based upon double occupancy
• (4) nights hotel accommodations in Moscow based upon double occupancy
• Ground transportation used to facilitate program related activities including field study visits as included on the program’s itinerary
• (5) lunches & (2) dinners at the Volgograd Law Academy

• Administrative fee

Services not included in the program fee:

• Visa & passport fees
• UCF Tuition
• Additional meals not included as part of the itinerary
• Incidentals
• Personal travel not related to the program
• Currency exchange fees

Price (in US Dollars): 3500.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr K Michael Reynolds
Email: kenneth.reynolds@ucf.edu
Office: HPA 0330
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-06-25
Program Ends: 2012-07-09
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-03-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-03-19
Academic Institution:
Volgograd Law Academy 
Additional information:
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Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 2012-03-14
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 250.00
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu