The Department of Music, the Study Abroad Office, and the Center for Russian and East European Music are accepting applications for Pitt's newest study abroad program! Romani Music, Culture and Human Rights Program (Czech Republic and Hungary) takes place for May 24–June 15 and applications must be submitted by February 15. Find out more about this program and apply online.
The program will be led by Dr. Adriana Helbig, from the Music Department at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Zuzana Jurkova, from the Faculty of Humanities ethnomusicology program at Charles University in Prague. It is the first of its kind to focus solely on Romani music and culture and to offer students hands-on opportunities to interact with, document, and interview Romani musicians, activists, and community members.
Students will experience Romani culture on stage, as part of the Khamoro World Roma Festival in Prague, as well as in everyday contexts through visits to Romani settlements in Hungary. Meetings with scholars and public figures from the Czech Republic and Hungary will offer insights to enhance student understanding of Roma-related issues in the European Union and its borders. This program begins in Prague, Czech Republic and ends in Budapest, Hungary.
Watch a video featuring students who went on the program last year.
This year we are collaborating with Habitat for Humanity to involve Pitt students in a social renovation project in the Romani village of Bag, Hungary during this study abroad program. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!