J-Term Georgia Trip Info Session

Information Session
Event Format
Zoom Meeting

Want to learn more about the Georgian studies program's two-week J-term trip? Then please join us for an informational webinar! 

This two-week, non-credit course is designed for 10 undergraduate and graduate Harvard students from any discipline or department. The program will be led by Professor Stephen Jones, director of the Davis Center's Program on Georgian Studies, and Mzia Shanava, Georgian language instructor at Harvard. There is no language requirement, although Ms. Shanava will provide lessons “on the road” to teach elementary conversational Georgian.

There will be lectures on Georgian history and politics by Prof. Jones and local professors. The lectures will explore state-building in the South Caucasus, Georgian-Russian relations, civil society and the environment, and Georgian art and culture. Participating students will also visit the Foreign Ministry, the Presidential Office, the Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, and tour Tbilisi to explore its Soviet past. There will be weekend excursions outside the capital to historical and archeological sites.

Upon your return, you will be expected to write a short essay reflecting on your experiences in Tbilisi.  


The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.