Summer 2014: Health & Wellness for Life:
An International Perspective

Location: Novi Sad, Serbia


Department: Health Studies

Leaders: Dr. Dejan Magoc

: Health Studies

  Terms/Timeframe: May 22 to June 12, 2014

Language: English

  Credits: 3

Budget: Summer 2014


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing

  Application Deadlines:
February 7, 2014
  Application Materials:

EIU Program Application (Faculty-led Programs)

Course Selection Form


Academic Program

Participants in this program will have an opportunity to engage in activities at the University of Novi Sad (UNS), one of the biggest comprehensive universities in the region and the second largest in the country of Serbia with an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students. Students will work with the university's Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, a great established faculty with innovative teaching / learning technology, in conjunction with Dr. Dejan Magoc of the EIU Department of Health Studies and an alumnus of the University of Novi Sad.

Students will develop an international and global perspective as they research, analyze and compare similarities and differences between the health and wellness practical issues and applications in Serbia and in the United States.

Want to see more of Novi Sad? Check out this video.


Activities / Itinerary

  • May 22: Travel from Chicago to Novi Sad
  • May 23: Arrive in Novi Sad, orientation and welcome reception at UNS
  • May 24-25: TBD
  • May 26-30: Class sessions and excursions
  • May 31-June 1: TBD
  • June 2-6: Class sessions and excursions
  • June 7-8: TBD
  • June 9-11: Final class sessions and excursions
  • June 12: Travel from Novi Sad to Chicago

Excursions and side trips include: Novi Sad sightseeing tour, Petrovaradin Fortress, Begečka Jama Nature Park (camping, hiking, rowing), Fruska Gora National Park (hiking, mountain bike tour), Zobnatica horse farm and horse breeding museum (horseback riding), Fantast Castle, Becej, Sremski Karlovci.

Class topics include: Health Care System and Wellness Education issues in Serbia, Standards of teaching & teacher education in EU member states, Wellness Legislation and current issues of sport & health in Serbia



Undergraduate options:
HST 2200G (3cr) - Health Citizenship
HST 2600 (3cr) - International Health Issues
HST Major Elective (3cr), HST Community Health Minor Elective (3cr)
Please consult with your academic advisor, and HST Department Chair Dr. Robert Bates

Graduate options:
STA5970 (3cr) - Study Abroad

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!


Students and faculty will reside at Hotel Vojvodina located by the university, in double rooms. All meals are provided by the hotel restaurant and included in the program fee. students are welcome to enjoy meals elsewhere in the city, at their own expense.


At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.

Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.

Necessary Documents

To enter a foreign country, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **