I’m going back to Dubrovnik!

I received word last night that my application to return to Dubrovnik as a Fulbright Scholar in the spring of 2015 was approved! I’ve not been talking about it much, because I really didn’t know what the chances were of my receiving that kind of support, and I’m still a bit overwhelmed by the good news.

The tl;dr version is that I’ll be using my RIT sabbatical next spring to return to Dubrovnik and work with my colleagues at RIT Croatia to create a Game Design minor with an emphasis on games & tourism that would meet the needs of both Rochester students who want to study abroad and Croatian students in our degree programs there.

If you want the longer version, here’s the project narrative from my application (PDF).

So, this blog will now shift from a historical record of my trip in 2013 to an ongoing chronicle of my planning for the 2015 trip, and reporting of my experiences while I’m there! w00t!

2 Comments

  1. Congratulations on the appointment.
    I’m retired from a career as a civil engineer with the City of San Diego, now living in Vancouver Washington and with a vacation apartment in Cavtat down the road from Dubrovnik. Didn’t even know about the existence of RIT Croatia.
    I’ll be in Cavtat this Sept-Oct and again next year. Would enjoy meeting you for a chat then if you’ll be around.
    Best,
    Jack Cronk

  2. Thanks! I’ll be there from January through May of both 2015 and 2016; in the fall, I’ll be teaching here in Rochester. So I’ll probably miss you, alas. (I love Cavtat; stayed there for a couple of days at the end of our stay last year, before we headed back home.)

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