The Morven Summer Institute.The Morven Summer Institute is an intensive and unique four-week (May 16 – June 9, 2011) experience held on the grounds of U.Va.’s historic Morven Farm. Designed for undergraduates with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology, this interdisciplinary program features courses inArchitecture (ARCH), Interdisciplinary Food Studies (STS), and a one-credit seminar (SARC) co-taught by a multidisciplinary team of faculty from across the University. Students will arrive at Morven in the morning (transportation is provided) and return to Grounds in the early afternoon. Like Study Abroad, but in Charlottesville, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a distinctive learning environment for a novel environmental education. Alongside coursework, the Morven Kitchen Garden will be both a highlight and focus of the student experience at the Morven Summer Institute.

One of the 3-credit courses is: “STS 2500: Interdisciplinary Food Studies: History, Politics, and Technology.”  This satisfies the STS 2000 requirement for SEAS students but is not restricted to them. (Anyone may enroll.)

The other 3-credit course is: “ARCH 5900: Adpative Reuse: Regenerative Design at Morven.”

For more information about the classes and Morven Farm, and for an application (due date April 1), please visit:

Study Abroad in South Africa

3 Credits ANTH 4060 and 3 Credits EVSC 4060

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