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580: HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE (2nd Posting) (fwd)

From: Jean-Robert Cadely <cadelyj@fiu.edu>

Miami: July 8 - July 26
Haiti: August 2 - August 18

The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International
University (FIU) will hold its 5th annual HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE from
July 8 - August 18, 2002. The thematic focus is HAITI: LANGUAGE, CULTURE
and SOCIETY. The institute features intensive introductory language
training as well as lectures and discussions on Haitian culture and
society. The program offers the opportunity to develop knowledge of
Haitian Creole and gain a better understanding about the past, present
and future of Haiti.

The HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE takes advantage of FIU's location in Miami,
home to a vibrant Haitian community. Students will be in daily contact
with native speakers of Haitian Creole.

The HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE is open to regular and non-degree seeking
students. It is designed for those already enrolled in an academic
program, for teachers in the public school system who want to increase
their knowledge of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, and for those in the
general public who are interested in Haiti and its language, culture and
society. The program includes three weeks (July 8 - July 26) of two
intensive courses -  Accelerated Haitian Creole (HAI 3213) and Haiti:
Language and Culture (HAI 3500/5235) - which take place at the
University Park Campus of FIU in Miami. The institute offers an optional
two weeks (August 2 - August 18) in Haiti, during which students will
have the opportunity to enrich their understanding of the country
through additional coursework and educational excursions. The itineray
includes: Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Cap-Haitien. Students may register
for one or both portions of the program. The approximate cost of the
travel portion is $2,000.00. This includes round-trip air transportation
between Miami and Port-au-Prince, transportation within Haiti, hotel
accomodations and meals.

The HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE focuses on Haiti through an
interdisciplinary approach. Distinguished specialists and guest
speakers: Dr. Paul Latortue (Economics, University of Puerto Rico), Dr.
Gerald Murray (Anthropology, University of Florida), Dr. Pierre Vernet
(Sociolinguistics, State University of Haiti), Dr. Terry Rey (Religious
Studies, FIU), Dr. Ken I. Boodhoo (International Realtions, FIU), Dr.
William Walker (History, FIU), Dr. Eduardo Gamarra (Political Science,
FIU), Prof. Louinès Louinis (Haitian danse), Mss. Marleine Bastien,
Gepsie Métélus, Carline Paul, Léonie Hermantin (Haitian community
leaders) will join the institute to lecture and conduct discussions on
Haitian culture and history. The institute takes place during the Summer
B term. Students wishing to enroll in the Miami-based portion may
register in person, by telephone, by e-mail, or on the web. Interested
applicants for the Study/Travel should complete the study abroad
on-line application.

Photos from the Haitian Institute, 2001 can be seen at:

http:// lacc.fiu.edu/Academic_Programs/SP_frm.htm


Dr. Jean-Robert Cadely
Director, Haitian Institute
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Phone: 305-919-5968
Fax: 305-919-5964/5896
E-mail: cadelyj@fiu.edu

Liesl Picard
Coordinator, Haitian Institute
FIU University Park Campus
Phone: 305-348-2894
Fax: 305-348-3593
E-mail: picardl@fiu.edu