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ACM Brazil: Semester Exchange

The ACM Brazil: Semester Exchange Programs are available to students from the 14 colleges in the ACM consortium. For each ACM student who participates, a Brazilian student will spend a semester at the corresponding ACM campus, creating a two-way student exchange. There are two distinct exchange program options available to students looking to spend a semester studying in Brazil: Liberal Arts & Sciences exchange program (UFJF) and Environmental Studies exchange program (UFJF or UnB). Students participating in either of the Brazil Exchange program options will take an intensive two-week Portuguese language class at UFJF prior to the start of their university semester. Throughout the university semester, students will then continue their Portuguese language studies.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, Environmental and Technology Studies, Latin American StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

ACM Chicago: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Urban Studies

The ACM Chicago Program engages students academically, professionally, and personally with this dynamic city. The primary areas of emphasis in the program are Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Studies – students have the opportunity to explore one of these topics in depth, or participate in classwork and projects across these disciplines. The program offers an innovative mix of academic work, including an internship, independent study project, common core course about the city of Chicago, and a variety of seminars focused on the arts and creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and urban studies and social justice. Students are able to explore the vital issues facing cities and the people who live and work in them, while digging deeper to relate these issues to their personal lives, education, and career aspirations.
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American Studies, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Economics, Educational Studies, Music, Sociology and Anthropology, Studio Art, Theater Arts, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender StudiesUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring, Spring

ACM Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment

Since 1974, the fall ACM Costa Rica program has prepared students to explore Central America and beyond through an intensive and extremely effective Spanish language program, as well as coursework and experiences that further develop language skills, while deepening understanding in particular fields of student interest such as Public Health, Education, and the Environment. Field trips within Costa Rica give students an appreciation for the country’s astounding biodiversity, and for the cultural and historical elements that contribute to the nation’s distinct path within Central America. A highlight of the program is a month-long rural community practicum, where students experience rural life in Costa Rica by living with campesino families, while participating in a community engagement project and making great strides in Spanish proficiency. Throughout this fall semester program, students live with host families in San José near to the Universidad de Costa Rica and the ACM center in San Pedro. Students will make weekly visits to local sites, and are involved in activities to become more actively engaged in the local community. The program schedule offers ample opportunities for independent travel to Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches, mountains, and forests. While all ACM courses are offered in the ACM program center, a cooperation agreement with the nearby Universidad de Costa Rica gives students access to cultural and sports facilities, and provides a wealth of opportunities for interaction with local Costa Rican university students, giving students a taste of Latin American student life.
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Educational Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, Latin American Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall

ACM Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture

The ACM Florence program seeks to give students the ability to read a city, by immersion in Florence's extraordinary legacy of Renaissance art and culture. Students learn how to view Italian architecture and works of art in situ and how to understand them in the contexts in which they were created. In addition to a required Italian language course, students choose from course offerings in Renaissance art history, Italian culture, and studio art.
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Art History, History, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter

ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization

The fall ACM India program, located in Pune, is designed to provide students with an overview of these many aspects of Indian culture and society today. The program begins in mid-August, with a three-week orientation, in which students begin an "Introduction to India" core course, study Marathi language intensively, and draw up a plan of research for their independent study projects. The regular term begins in early September, where students continue the core course and Marathi language, choose one of three elective courses (in political science, sociology, or environmental studies), and begin to carry out their independent study projects. In each of the courses, classroom learning is augmented by weekly activities outside of the classroom, and students are also encouraged to volunteer with local organizations. The program organizes several program-sponsored overnight excursions to sites in and around Pune, while a one-week break in October provides opportunities to travel further afield in India.
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Asian Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter

ACM Jordan : Middle East and Arabic Language Studies

The fall ACM Jordan program, operated in partnership with AMIDEAST, is designed to provide students with the distinctive opportunity to study the complex issues which dominate the region, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, contemporary Islamic thought, ethnic and minority relations, Jordan’s experience during the Arab Spring, and much more. The program begins in late August, with a week-long orientation once the students arrive in the capital city of Amman. All students will take Arabic language coursework, where they are placed in classes appropriate to their level of proficiency (prior study of Arabic is not required). ACM students will also engage in an independent study project of their choosing, under the supervision of the visiting ACM faculty member.
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Arabic, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

The ACM Newberry Seminar offers motivated and mature students a tremendous opportunity to do independent study and research while working closely with professors and scholars in one of the world’s great cities. Fall semester participants write a substantial paper on a topic of their choice, based on research in the rich primary collections of the Newberry Library. They work closely with faculty members and a select group of colleagues in a seminar that provides context and guidance for their research.
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American Studies, Art History, Educational Studies, European Studies, History, PsychologyUnited States and Canada Fall

ACM Oak Ridge Science Semester

The Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS) enables students to join ongoing investigations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in research areas as diverse as astrophysics, cell biology, DNA sequencing, genetic mutagenesis, parallel computing, robotics, toxicology, and much more. In their research, ORSS student participants use the sophisticated resources available at the Laboratory, including supercomputers, state-of-the-art electron microscopes, lasers, and analytical instruments such as a fourier transform mass spectrometer and a scanning tunneling microscope.
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Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental and Technology Studies, PhysicsUnited States and Canada Fall

ACM Tanzania: Ecology and Human Origins

The ACM Tanzania program is designed specifically to take advantage of this unique combination of resources. It is offered each fall semester, and the focus of the program is paleontology, cultural anthropology, and savannah ecology. It combines rigorous classroom instruction at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) with six weeks of field courses and fieldwork in northern Tanzania. At the heart of the program are the individual research projects in the natural and social sciences, which students develop, carry out, and present over the course of the semester. In the program director’s Research Methods course, taught by a visiting faculty member from an ACM college, students are guided in the development of their projects and learn the techniques that will be needed during their field research in Tarangire National Park.
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African/African-American Studies, Archaeology, Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall

AHA International in Athens, Greece

During the academic year, AHA offers a strong academic program in history, archaeology, art history, literature, classical studies, theater and modern Greek language. All courses are taught in English with the exception of language courses. Athens is your classroom--archaeological excursions and cultural outings provide an integrated approach designed to immerse you in the culture and diversity of Greece.
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Archaeology, Classics, European Studies, History, Literary and Cultural StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

AHA International in London, England

Experience London, Britain's cosmopolitan capital. Walk from the British Museum to the West End theaters. Experience the art, architecture, theater, and history of London. Explore Europe--London's location at the heart of Europe offers many opportunities for independent travel. Immerse yourself in this dynamic city of nearly eight million people. With 2,000 years of history and culture, London is also a modern center of commerce and politics, offering an array of rich experiences. Building on a quarter-century of academic excellence, AHA London offers courses in literature, politics, theater, history, and art history with an emphasis on experiential learning, supplemented by local outings and excursions. Internships are available for qualified students. Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and diversity of London.
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Art History, European Studies, History, Theater ArtsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter, Winter/Spring, Spring, Summer

AHA International in Rosario, Argentina

Explore Rosario, located 200 miles upriver from Buenos Aires. Discover its rich history influenced by European ancestry and its flavorful charm evident in the language, style, and cuisine. Classes take place in the Rosario Center, a beautiful, historic building in the heart of the city. Courses are excursion heavy. Experience Argentina beyond the pages of your textbooks.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Spring, Summer

AHA International in Siena, Italy

Surrounded by soaring medieval towers and Gothic architecture, discover Siena--a Tuscan jewel seemingly untouched by the modern age. Stroll through the Piazza del Campo, one of Europe's most beautiful civic spaces. Visit the distinctive Duomo and its museum where you will see first-hand works of the Italian masters Duccio and Giotto. Enjoy convenient access to Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, and Milan. Immerse yourself in historical and contemporary Italy. The Siena program appeals to students from a variety of disciplines including literature, history, culture, and art history.
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Art History, European Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter, Spring

AHA International in Vienna, Austria

The AHA Vienna program offers you the opportunity to study a variety of disciplines at the crossroads of Europe. The program makes use of Vienna's history as a focal point for European culture, art, music, literature, philosophy, and science. Classes take place at the AHA Vienna Centre, close to the city center with easy access by bus, streetcar, and subway. Walk from the center to many of the city's main governmental buildings, the University of Vienna, and Vienna's most beautiful city parks.
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Art History, European Studies, German, HistoryEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter, Summer

American Council of Teachers of Russian in Moscow

The American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) The academic program is designed to improve participants’ oral, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian language and to develop their knowledge of Russian history, politics, culture, and society. The programs provide approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at Moscow International University, the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen Institute) in St. Petersburg, and the KORA Center for Russian Language in Vladimir. One day per week of the academic program is set aside for local cultural excursions. A full-time U.S. resident director provides ongoing logistical support and emergency assistance to participants. Peer tutoring, internships, community service, and a broad range of extracurricular activities offer U.S. students a unique opportunity to connect with Russian friends and actively engage in Russian daily life. Please follow the links below for more detailed information.
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Literary and Cultural Studies, RussianEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

American Dance Festival Samuel H. Scripps Studios

The programs at the ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios are dedicated to providing a sound scientific/aesthetic base for all levels of training from beginning to professional. Our studios serve as a center for creative activity in Durham, North Carolina in which students learn in a welcoming and non-competitive environment from faculty who are experts in their fields. Our programs offer a variety of classes, for the dancer and non-dancer alike, designed to strengthen the body, increase flexibility of movement and foster an appreciation of dance.
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DanceUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

AMIDEAST Jordan

Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in Amman will have opportunities to study all Arabic and North African/Middle Eastern cultural and contemporary issues in a program based at AMIDEAST’s facilities in Amman’s Sweifieh district. AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program courses in Amman are taught by a select group of Jordanian professors from a variety of institutions in and around Amman. These lecturers possess a strong instructional experience in English-speaking environments.
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Arabic, Cross-Cultural Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Religion, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

AMIDEAST Morocco

Study Abroad in Morocco through AMIDEAST. Take courses in Arabic and North African Cultural and Contemporary Issues in Rabat, or study Arabic and directly enroll at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, in the middle of the Atlas Mountains.
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Arabic, Biology, Computer Science, Cross-Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Literary and Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Antioch Brazil: Brazilian Ecosystems

Study, intern, and immerse yourself in biodiversity conservation with field specialists throughout Brazil, while exploring developments in environmental problem-solving. You'll spend 3 months in Brazil visiting nine different sites in six different states, while completing 4 courses and earning 16 undergraduate semester credits. You'll have hands-on, experiential learning in the Amazon, Atlantic Coastal Forest, subtropical forests, cerrado (savannah), and wetland environments. Work in a field internship that fits your area of interest. Study resource management and biodiversity issues with Brazilian scientists and activists and immerse yourself in local conservation issues in a small group.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Marine EcologyLatin America Fall

Antioch India: Buddhist Studies, India

Antioch India: Buddhist studies is a semester of study and meditation while living in a Buddhist monastery near the site of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment. You'll engage in rigorous academic classes with highly qualified instructors, earning 16 undergraduate semester credits, have the opportunity to explore Buddhism in Bodh Gaya – center of the Buddhist world. Also you'll receive meditation instruction from masters in three Buddhist traditions: Vipassana, Zen, and Vajrayana, live with fellow students in a Buddhist community, the Burmese Vihar (monastery), gain valuable research skills, along with a greater understanding of Buddhist culture, Indian society, and yourself.
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Asian Studies, Religion, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall

Antioch University: Buddist Studies, Japan

Antioch Education Abroad interweaves the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya into a fall semester study program. Emphasis is placed on a comparative approach to both theory and practice. Participants reach their own understanding of that essence which is common to all the varieties of Buddhism, while learning to appreciate the many cultural and historical environments in which it has flourished. At the heart of the Buddhist Studies Program is the desire to allow students to inquire into this subject from as many different points of view as possible. Students are encouraged to examine their own cultural and intellectual assumptions as they pursue these studies in a challenging and supportive environment.
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ReligionAsia and Oceania Fall

Antioch University: Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe

WGSE program participants engage in rigorous methodological and theoretical inquiry as they travel to Utrecht and Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Krakow, Poland; Prague, the Czech Republic; Berlin, Germany; and Istanbul, Turkey. Each student also conducts a self-designed, independent research project. Each research topic is unique -- past themes include: reproductive rights, LGBTQI issues, trafficking, queer youth support organizations, immigration issues, sex-work, feminist art, and many others.
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European Studies, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

API Madrid

Open to quarter/trimester students. The program provides advanced language instruction while allowing students to choose from Spanish cultural electives. The Complutense University of Madrid operates on a quarter system and offers 120 contact hours per term. Each quarter, students complete a Spanish language course and three cultural electives. Students who successfully complete the Academic Year Hispanic Studies program receive the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos.
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European Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Fall/Winter, Winter, Winter/Spring, Spring, Summer

Arcadia CGS in South Africa

Arcadia offers students an extraordinary opportunity to study for a semester, year, or summer at one of three universities in the Cape Town area. South Africa's evolution to democracy has seen the implementation of a new constitution, new educational policies, new economic priorities, new health challenges, and a reintroduction of South Africa to the world stage. Arcadia's mandatory core course highlights current challenges and events, features guest lecturers drawn from national leadership, and offers students a chance to analyze South Africa's actions in the arenas of culture, public policy, and politics.
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African/African-American Studies, Development Studies, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Arcadia CGS/Butler IFSA: The School of Oriental and African Studies in London

Enrollment through Arcadia CGS/Butler IFSA.
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African/African-American Studies, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Music, Political Economy, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Arcadia in France

The core of each student's academic program is a six-credit seminar: History, Politics, and Diplomacy of France and Europe. The course will incorporate academic research projects and field study excursions that will take full advantage of many French, European, and international institutions discussed in the classroom. A major component of the core course is the capstone project that will enable students to do research in many areas of current events in Paris and Europe. In addition to the mandatory core course and French language study, the program offers electives in African, European, and French international relations, politics, and government. The core and elective courses are taught in English.
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French and Francophone Studies, History, International Relations, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Arcadia in Greece

The Arcadia Center offers a wide variety of courses that delve into Greek history, politics and culture throughout the ages. In Athens, learning isn't just about sitting in the classroom. It's about gaining hands-on experience. Many courses incorporate field-study excursions to sites of historical and cultural importance so you'll be able to see first-hand the landmarks and places that have inspired and influenced the people and events you'll study. Our cornerstone course, the Greek Key was designed to aid students in the cross-cultural learning process and involves students in Greek community life.
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Art History, Classics, History, PhilosophyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Arcadia in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art

With one-on-one instruction, a high degree of independent study and focused studio work, GSA's fine arts courses allow you to realize and develop your creativity and to mature as an artist. Emphasis is placed on studio work and continuous interaction and discussion with your instructors and visiting artists. Areas of concentration include: textile design, painting, photography, sculpture, silversmithing and jewelry, printmaking and graphic design, glass blowing, drawing and architectural studies.
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Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Arcadia in Scotland: Pre-Med at the University of Glasgow

American undergraduates intending to apply to medical school will find an array of subjects at University of Glasgow designed for pre-med majors. Courses including organic and inorganic chemistry, neuroscience, physiology, immunology and microbiology are available, as well as a unique option in Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students.
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Biology, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Argentine Universities

Direct Enrollment in Argentine universities through IFSA Butler. A variety of courses are available; refer to the program website or consult Off-Campus Studies for further information. Argentine Universities located in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
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Art History, Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish, Studio ArtLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

AUCP: French in Provence

Formally recognized by the French national Ministry of Education, the American University Center of Provence provides a high quality academic and cultural experience for American college and university students. At the heart of international education, two full-immersion French programs combine an all French-speaking environment, individual homestay, language partner, personal interest activity, and community service with rigorous course work taught by French university faculty.
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Art History, French and Francophone Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

AUCP: Marseille

At the forefront of cross-cultural communication, the Marseille program integrates a rigorous academic setting with guided cultural experience outside the classroom. Ensuring a motivating interdisciplinary learning experience, French Practicum, the cornerstone of AUCP academics, brings together the curricular with the extracurricular, combining all-French classwork with experiential learning components including individual homestay, language partner, personal interest activity, and community service
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Arabic, Cross-Cultural Studies, French and Francophone Studies, International Relations, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Augsburg CGE Central America

Life-changing cultural and educational experiences await students in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; San Salvador, El Salvador; and Managua, Nicaragua. The region is home to more than 30 indigenous and ethnic communities with a cultural heritage rich in creativity and political resistance. These countries have different histories but common struggles shared by the diverse populations. Students meet and talk with people working for social change and alternative development in these countries.
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Economics, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Women's and Gender StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

Augsburg CGE Mexico

Mexico is more than a spring break destination—it takes center stage in debates about globalization, U.S. immigration policy, and economic development. The program is based in Cuernavaca, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city in central Mexico known for its innovative grassroots organizations, education, alternative health practices, and history of social struggle, as well as its appeal as a manufacturing base for numerous multi-national businesses. Customized internships are available.
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Economics, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Women's and Gender StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Augsburg CGE Namibia: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind

Learn about Namibia and South Africa as they struggle to build nationhood, deal with the legacies of apartheid and colonialism, and the challenges posed by the rapid process of globalization in today's world; the challenges posted by under- and unequal development; and the long-term project of decolonizing the mind. Gain hands-on work experience in a development agency. Earn credit in Political Science, Religion, Interdisciplinary Studies, or History.
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African/African-American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Women's and Gender StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

Australian Universities

Direct Enrollment in Australian universities. A variety of courses are available; for further information refer to Arcadia's, IFSA Butler's, or the universities' own websites directly. You can also consult the Off-Campus Studies staff. Some Australian universities that Carleton students have attended in the past are Australian National University, James Cook University, Macquarie University, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, as well as others.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses OfferedAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Bangor University, Wales

Direct enrollment.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Marine Biology, Music, Psychology, ReligionEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Bard Globalization and International Affairs program in New York

Bard College's Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of: international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA is a small and highly selective program for 30 students each semester and 22 students each summer. BGIA was co-founded by the late James Clarke Chace, a diplomatic historian, former Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, and the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College, and Jonathan Becker, Bard College Vice President for International Affairs and Civic Engagement. BGIA merges advanced coursework in international affairs with substantive professional experiences in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and provides a new generation of young leaders insight into careers at organizations such as: the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; Human Rights Watch; Oxford Analytica; the Open Society Foundations; International Crisis Group; Amnesty International, and many more. During the fall and spring semester, which run 15 weeks, students typically intern 25 hours a week; during the summer program, which runs 8 weeks, students intern 40 hours or more a week. Over the past ten years, BGIA students have interned at over 140 organizations in New York. Their responsibilities have ranged from interviewing political asylum seekers from Central America to analyzing the efficiency of microfinance loans in Mongolia. The internship is an unparalleled opportunity for students to advance a senior thesis, prepare for graduate school or transition into a job in New York City. Classes are convened in the evening and are taught by leading practitioners and academics in a variety of fields of international affairs, offering students a unique lens through which to analyze the subject matter. Through the internship and coursework, the program ensures a deep understanding of not only international relations theory, but also its practical applications.
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Economics, International Relations, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School

The Beam Reach curriculum lets you practice science as you learn about critical marine and environmental issues. It's designed to let you experience the scientific process and intensive field work. The upcoming programs will focus on the southern resident orcas and our shared ecosystem. We emphasize the use of acoustic technologies to explore the underwater environment. We are expanding our passive listening capabilities and exploring active sonar and acoustic fish tagging. Your individual project in Marine Field Research can be completely unique or can build upon previous work by local scientists and past Beam Reach students.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Marine BiologyUnited States and Canada Fall, Spring

British American Drama Academy

BADA runs two semester-long courses, the London Theatre Program and the Shakespeare Program, for which students from American colleges can receive full academic credit, and two one-month summer programs, Midsummer in Oxford and the Midsummer Conservatory Program, which are open to all applicants.
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Dance, Theater ArtsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science

The main objectives of this program are: to obtain an introduction to the cognitive sciences at an undergraduate level,to gain safe and assisted experience of living in a European environment, to give an opportunity to learn about Hungarian and European culture and history, and to give students an opportunity to learn (some) Hungarian. Every course is designed for the nonspecialist student who has little or no prior knowledge of the given subject but is equipped with curiosity and good general intelligence to absorb new concepts, methods, and modes of thought.
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Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, PsychologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

Budapest Semester in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Tailored to the needs of North American computer science and software engineering undergraduates in their junior and senior years, AIT offers one- and two-semester programs featuring product-design workshops by Ernő Rubik, inventor of Rubik’s Cube, hands-on introduction to IT entrepreneurship provided by some of Hungary's foremost business leaders, Introductory and advanced courses in computer science and its mathematical foundations, advanced applications including Computational Biology and Computer Vision for Digital Film Post-Production, interaction with researchers and executives of multinational corporations, including experts from pharmaceutical companies, humanities courses related to the Hungarian language and culture and interdisciplinary projects.
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Computer ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior/senior years may spend one or two semesters in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. The instructors of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics are members of Eotvos University and the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the two institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary's highly acclaimed mathematicians.
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Mathematics, PhysicsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Burren College of Art in Ireland

Studying abroad helps you develop new perspectives on who you are as an artist, because in a new place you come to see your art and yourself through new eyes. In studying within a different culture you not only develop an appreciation of a way of life other than your own, but you also discover something new about yourself and your own culture. In this way you develop your capacity to exceed your own expectations and develop new creative strategies. Study abroad can be a life enhancing experience. If you want to go beyond the conventions of your upbringing and education so far - this educational experience may be for you. At Burren College of Art we offer student two distinct undergraduate opportunities. The Individual Study Abroad is available to Bachelors students who wish to study abroad for one or two semesters at a specialist art college in a unique environment. The Summer School programme offers a 4 week interdisciplinary studio programme exploring environmental issues through art.
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Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CAPA London

Study and intern in London through CAPA. Their spring quarter program fits into Carleton's spring trimester schedule, with courses in psychology, sociology, history and politics of the United Kingdom.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, European Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Carleton Chinese Studies Seminar in China - Fall 2012

The program is based in Nankai University, which is located in Tianjin, in the heart of Mandarin-speaking China. Other sites will also be included for our studies and activities. One of China’s most prestigious universities, Nankai has more than 20,000 students in 20 colleges. The University offers over 70 undergraduate majors, 200 master’s degrees, and 100 PhD programs. Set in a quiet and beautiful environment, the University is an ideal setting for study and scholarly research. Nankai University has a historical commitment to language study and the College of Chinese Language and Culture specializes in the training of students from many countries. Other institutions of higher education may be selected due to possible changing conditions at our base university.
Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall

Carleton Cross-Cultural Psychology Seminar in Prague - Fall 2012

Prague has been at the forefront of the sweeping social, cultural, and economic transformations of Central Europe. To help experience the culture and history of the region firsthand, students will participate in lectures, discussions, cultural events, walking tours, and out-of-town trips. There will be a number of single-day and multi-day excursions to other sites in the region, including Krakow and the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, Poprad and the High Tatra mountains in Slovakia, and the medieval towns of Kutna Hora and Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
European Studies, PsychologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

Carleton German Language and Literature Seminar in Berlin - Fall 2011

The city of Berlin is one of the most fascinating places in Europe, both for its history and for its status as a cultural metropolis. With its important role in the Weimar Republic, its sites of political decisions and destruction during the last World War, and the fact that for over forty years it served as the symbol for Germany’s division, it is an excellent place for anyone who wants to become familiar with German and European history. Students will be asked to meet the requirements for the following courses, which meet on a MWTh schedule to accommodate occasional travel on the weekends. Successful completion of the German language course will satisfy the College language requirement. All courses, including the history course, count towards the German major and the Certificate of Advanced Study in German.
European Studies, GermanEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

Carleton Spanish Seminar in Madrid - Fall 2012

Students will take classes at the Universidad de las Americas (UDLA), in Cholula, a city immediately adjacent to Puebla, the major city of the area. Cholula is the oldest city on the American continent, surrounded by the Popocatepetl and Ixtlaccihuatle volcanoes. In this city stands the great Pyramid of Chlula, considered to be the largest in volume in the world. A fantastic display of arts and crafts, ethnic music and food is part of the daily life of the various communities in the Cholula region. Puebla de los Angeles is situated in the center of Mexico. Its central location places Puebla only 70 miles (122 km) away from Mexico City, 165 miles (267 km) from Veracruz, and 198 miles (320 km) from Oaxaca. In addition to its traditional architecture and atmosphere, the city has a first-rate tourist infrastructure and is also a leader in commercial and educational facilities.
European Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

CEA in San Jose, Costa Rica

Guarded by majestic volcanoes and green hills honoring the natural beauty that exists throughout the nation’s terrain, San Jose is a city that takes pride in its rich traditions and democratic freedom. World class museums, parks, theaters, and historic buildings are only a few reasons this city is worth discovering. Study Spanish in Costa Rica as CEA offers various options for study abroad San Jose programs. Study abroad in San Jose.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter, Winter/Spring, Spring, Summer

Center for Study Abroad: Beijing Language & Culture University

The Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) was founded in 1962. It was first called the Preparatory School for Foreign Students. It is the only university whose main function is to teach Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Over the last 30 years, more than 20,000 foreign students have graduated from BLCU. Every year, about 3000 students from many countries, and more than 1000 Chinese students study here.
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Asian Studies, ChineseAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Central European University - Study in Budapest through Bard College

Located in one of Europe's most elegant capital cities, Budapest, accredited in both the USA and Europe, CEU offers a uniquely international atmosphere of academic excellence, critical reflection, and social engagement. CEU students come from over 100 countries of five continents, our faculty - from 30 countries. There is no predominant national majority. This uniquely international atmosphere is one of the most appealing aspects of our student life. Any CEU graduate has an international network of personal and professional contacts enhancing their lives and careers. CEU stresses both academic excellence and public policy relevance of its teaching and research. We focus on key issues of the 21st century ranging from climate change to democratic governance and from international security to deeper understanding of history and philosophy. CEU and all its degree programs are registered and accredited in the US. The University and an increasing number of its programs are also accredited in Hungary. In addition, several CEU degrees are awarded jointly with other leading European universities. Thus, CEU education is globally recognized and highly valued opening unique career prospects for its graduates all over the world. At CEU every student is important. We have an exceptional student:faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is committed to a student-centered, in-depth learning experience emphasizing personal growth and intellectual development. Students are encouraged to be creative and independent thinkers, lifetime learners, and active citizens.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Oxford

CMRS seeks to provide a strong intellectual, spiritual and social environment in which students may acquire a deeper understanding of the Western heritage and its Christian historical, religious and cultural traditions.
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History, Medieval and Renaissance StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

CET China: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai

This semester or summer program provides students with a general foundation in Chinese language and modern Chinese history, while targeting the specific areas of economics, politics and international relations through specialized classes, internships, activities and field trips. The program's capstone course, History of Shanghai in the Modern Era, grounds students in their environment and gives them the tools to research and understand their new surroundings. Electives in economics, international relations and political science further students' learning about China's role in globalization. Courses are taught in Chinese and English. Students of any language ability level are welcome to apply to the program's Internship Track, where they will intern at an organization or company that specializes in an area of particular interest to them. CET's well-known Chinese language classes and innovative activities round out this exciting new program!
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Studies, HistoryAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET China: Hangzhou

CET and Middlebury College join forces to operate the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China. These programs in Beijing, Hangzhou and Kunming are for seasoned Chinese language learners who are striving for communicative competence. Coursework is entirely in Chinese. Students live with Chinese roommates. They adhere to the legendary Middlebury Language Pledge. Some extend their time in China by adding January Term to their study abroad plans
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Fall, Fall/Winter, Winter Break, Winter/Spring

CET China: Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing

The goals of CET's Beijing Chinese Language program are twofold: rapid improvement of language skills and a solid understanding of contemporary Chinese society. Weekly themes integrate the intensive curriculum--a lecture class might introduce the "Chinese family"; family planning policies are debated during drill class; students interview a Chinese family for language practicum. A full-time language pledge and dorm rooms shared with local Chinese students round out this rigorous program.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET China: Intensive Chinese Language in Harbin

Students abide by a full-time language pledge and explore Harbin, a location chosen for its standard Mandarin, with Chinese roommates. The curriculum, perfect for students with research interests, includes one-on-two drill classes, small group electives and student-designed independent study classes--a student favorite. Students who have completed at least four terms of college-level Chinese or the equivalent are eligible for the program, while those students who have completed four years or the equivalent of college-level Chinese may elect Harbin's "research track". Designed for advanced learners of Chinese, particularly those who are enrolled, or are planning to enroll, in a graduate program, the research track allows students to conduct guided thesis research under the direction of a Chinese faculty member. Research track students also take Classical Chinese, an area of study that prepares them for further research in their chosen field of study. Finally, a composition or pronunciation class rounds out the research track curriculum.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET Italy: History of Art & Italian Studies in Florence

CET Florence is for academically-minded students who want to uncover Italy from one of its most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities. Courses highlight Florence’s position as a modern international city with a long artistic history. Academic disciplines include: Italian language, history of art, studio art, political science, banking, economics and history. CET and Vanderbilt University jointly operate this program. It is a good fit for students of all majors and Italian language levels who seek a serious academic alternative to some of the larger programs in Florence.
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Architecture, Art History, History, Political Economy, Political Science, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET Italy: History of Art and Italian Studies in Siena

A medieval city located just south of Florence, and off-the-beaten-path from many other American study abroad programs, Siena offers an ideal location from which to view Italy's rich artistic and cultural legacy. You will not only be surrounded by beautiful art resources, you will also be uniquely immersed in contemporary Tuscan life. A variety of challenging courses takes you out of the classroom and into the streets and museums of Siena, Florence, and more distant cities. Enrolling a smaller group of serious students, this program offers an alternative to many of the larger programs in Florence. With its special focus on the history of art and Italian Studies, it also offers a unique lens through which to view Italy's inspiring history and culture. There is no language prerequisite for this program.
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Art HistoryEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET Jordan

CET Jordan students have their sights set on mastering Arabic. Students dive head first into language learning, taking courses in both formal and informal Arabic. Middle Eastern studies courses, language partners, local roommates and a language pledge ensure that students return home well versed in Arabic and its contexts. This program is for serious students with at least two terms of previous Arabic language study under their belt.
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Arabic, Economics, History, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET Prague Central European Studies

Prague: Home to Good King Wenceslas. Seat of the Holy Roman Empire. Fast-growing European economy. Prague is a perfect launch pad for an exploration of Central Europe’s history, politics and culture. The CET Prague program is a good fit for academically serious students of history, political science and Central European studies.
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European StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

CET Prague Film Production

Prague, Czech Republic: Is this study abroad program for you? CET Film students produce and direct their own stories on 16mm or 35mm film. Students take a practicum and electives at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. They participate in all aspects of filmmaking: directing, cinematography, screen writing and editing. The program is open to challenge-seeking students who are excited to collaborate with peers and mentors.
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Cinema and Media StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET Prague Jewish Studies

CET Jewish Studies sends students on a provocative journey of academic inquiry and personal reflection. Students explore the rich history, culture and literature of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe. Prague’s incomparable Jewish resources serve as launchpad for the exploration. The program is for students of all religious faiths. It is a good fit for Jewish Studies majors, history majors and all other students seeking a life-changing study abroad experience.
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Judaic StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

CET Prague: Film Production

The curriculum for the Film Production program is entirely integrated so that all courses work toward the production of a super 16mm narrative or documentary film, which students create in small groups. In the fall semester, students with previous production experience may apply to work in 35mm. Space on the 35mm program is limited and is granted on a competitive basis. The program adopts a mentorship approach so that students learn directly from experts in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and more. Each production group includes Czech film students and CET students of similar abilities and experience. All students take the Film Technology and Practice class, a Czech language course and up to three courses from the FAMU International program. All FAMU International courses are taught in English and include other international students. The Film Production program is offered every fall and spring semester.
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Cinema and Media StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET Prague: Jewish Studies

Embark on a remarkable journey through Central and Eastern Europe's Jewish past and present. CET students participate in the Jewish community through activities with the Czech Union of Jewish Youth as well as through community service projects. In no other study abroad program will you have the opportunity to study the rich history, culture, and literature of Central and Eastern European Jewry through intensive courses as well as travel and hands-on participation in the community. You'll become a part of the rebirth of Jewish life in Prague.
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Art History, European Studies, History, Judaic Studies, Literary and Cultural StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

CET Tunisia: Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies

Tunisia: Catalyst for the Arab Spring. Cultural intersection of the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Emerging democracy working to create a new national identity. Tunisia is the perfect place for challenge-seeking students who want to be in the center of the action. Intensive Arabic language courses and electives taught in English guide students through an in-depth study of the region. The program is open to serious students of all Arabic language levels, including beginners.
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Arabic, Literary and Cultural StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

CET Vietnam: Vietnamese Studies & Service-Learning in Ho Chi Minh City

CET's Vietnam Immersion provides an intensive immersion environment for all students with an interest in Vietnamese language and culture. The program offers a unique combination of service-learning, area studies courses, concentrated Vietnamese language and immersion in contemporary Vietnamese society. In addition, CET's Vietnam Immersion students live with Vietnamese roommates. CET has cultivated partnerships with many local organizations and worked together to design a service-learning experience that allows for extensive interaction with the local community. CET's Resident Director arranges these volunteer opportunities, which may include working at an orphanage, volunteering at a local school, working with people who are disabled, or contributing to one of the many international NGO's operating in the city.
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Asian Studies, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Chilean Universities

Direct Enrollment in Chilean universities through IFSA Butler. A variety of courses are available; refer to the program website or consult Off-Campus Studies for further information. Chilean Universities located in Santiago and Valparaiso.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, History, Latin American Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Theater ArtsLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Botswana

The CIEE Study Center at the University of Botswana offers students from a wide range of academic disciplines the opportunity to live and study in Botswana, learning firsthand about the country and its people, while pursuing an intensive curriculum in classes with local students. Through courses at the university and a variety of community engagement and field-based research opportunities, participants will explore Botswana and learn about its important role in the Southern African region.
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African/African-American Studies, Biology, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, History, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Botswana: Community Public Health

The Community Public Health study abroad program in Gaborone, Botswana is designed for students with an interest in public health issues in developing countries; the governmental, societal, and environmental factors that influence healthcare; and international health issues including HIV/AIDS. Students should expect to learn about overcoming challenges in healthcare from the context of a developing nation. Through a combination of specialized CIEE public health courses, a field practicum, and direct enrollment in courses at the University of Botswana, students will learn firsthand about the country, its people, and the public and environmental health challenges facing Botswana today.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Brazil: Language and Culture

If you are ready to live and learn in one of the most vibrant, captivating and culturally rich cities in the world; if you are excited about the prospect of learning Portuguese while taking university courses in English at a top-ranked local school; if you have had at least one year of college-level Spanish language studies, or one semester of Portuguese; if you have an overall GPA of 2.75, and are eager to be immersed in the rich and welcoming Brazilian culture and exposed to the Brazilian university system - then the new CIEE Language and Culture study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - the marvelous city – is right for you.
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History, Portuguese, Sociology and AnthropologyLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Spring

CIEE Brazil: Liberal Arts

If you are ready to live and learn in one of the most vibrant, captivating and culturally rich cities in the world; if you are excited about the prospect of studying abroad alongside Brazilian students at a top-ranked local university; if you have had at least two years of college-level Spanish language studies, or one year of Portuguese; if you have an overall GPA of 2.75, and a strong desire to be immersed in the rich and welcoming Brazilian culture and the Brazilian university system - then the new CIEE Liberal Arts study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - "the marvelous city" - is right for you.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses OfferedLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Cape Town, South Africa: Arts + Sciences

Study in southern Africa through CIEE, taking a combination of CIEE courses and direct enrollment courses in Cape Town or Stellenbosch, South Africa. Refer to the CIEE website or consult the Off-Campus Studies staff for further information.
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Art History, Classics, Development Studies, English, History, Judaic Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Cape Town, South Africa: Service-Learning

Study in southern Africa through CIEE, taking a combination of CIEE courses and direct enrollment courses in Cape Town or Stellenbosch, South Africa. Refer to the CIEE website or consult the Off-Campus Studies staff for further information.
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Development Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Germany in Berlin

The Business and Culture program at the Berlin School of Economics and Law helps prepare students for a career in business through balanced exposure to core concepts, important theories, case studies, and important communication and management techniques. In compliance with the CIEE Community Language Commitment a strong emphasis is placed on learning and use of the German language.
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EconomicsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Spring

CIEE Ghana

This program is designed for a wide variety of students, including those interested in studying the political and economic challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa and developing nations, and those interested in studying West African cultural practices in various musical and dance forms. This program also offers wonderful opportunities, in the classroom and in the community, for students interested in critical issues of public health, development, and African history and culture. Through these mechanisms students become participants in, and contributors to, Ghanaian intellectual, cultural, economic, and social life.
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African/African-American Studies, HistoryAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Jordan

The Language and Culture study abroad program in Amman, Jordan is designed for students who have an interest in Jordan and the Middle East. Courses are offered in the areas of Arabic language, anthropology, history, economics, literature, religion, archaeology, environment, political science, and the media. This program is very suitable for a student who would like to do volunteer work or an internship.
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Arabic, Cross-Cultural Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Monteverde, Costa Rica: Sustainability and the Environment

This program is designed for students interested in learning and studying about sound tropical conservation and sustainable development to ensure future biodiversity and human welfare. Students study the intersection of humans and their impact on natural systems and how environmental issues influence economics and society. This is done through coursework and an internship in the Monteverde region, as well as visits to national parks throughout Costa Rica.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Monteverde, Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology and Conservation

On this program you will live in a biological station surrounded by the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and gain hands-on research experience through an independent research project. You will gain a rich education through extensive travel and field study, students explore and research Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystems and participate in two long field trips, including a trip to Panama to observe marine diversity in the coral reefs off the Bocas del Toro Islands. You will also get to know rural Costa Rica through a one-month homestay with a local family.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Morocco: Language & Culture

This program is appropriate for students with a background in Arabic or French who have a strong interest in developing their Arabic language skills while learning firsthand about contemporary Morocco. Through a combination of Arabic language and area studies courses taught in English and French, students gain significant insight into Moroccan society, politics, literature, and religion, and Morocco’s relationships with the West and within the Arab world. The program is designed for a wide array of academic disciplines including Arabic language, Francophone studies, African studies, comparative literature, religion, and international relations.
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Arabic, Literary and Cultural Studies, ReligionAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Senegal: Development Studies

The Development Studies program offers students the opportunity to learn firsthand about development issues in a French-speaking West African country and introduces students to Senegalese society and to such issues as education, politics, and the impact of Islam. With the exception of the required Wolof language course, all courses are taught in French, giving advanced language students the opportunity to use French daily in and out of the classroom.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Senegal: Language + Culture

If you are interested or majoring in French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, or development studies and are seeking an opportunity to live and study in a French-speaking West African country considered by many to be one of the most developed and democratic nations in that region, then this program is right for you. The program is geared toward students interested in continuing French language study and learning Wolof, while taking other courses in English and having a cultural immersion experience.
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African/African-American Studies, History, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Spain: Architecture

Drawing on a wealth of resources in Barcelona, the Architecture and Design study abroad program at the CIEE Study Center in Barcelona aims to offer students a unique cultural perspective on the history and practice of architecture and design in contemporary Spain. The Architecture track is offered in English. For the Design track, students must have four semesters of college-level Spanish and their coursework is in English and Spanish.
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Architecture, Art History, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Spain: Business and Tourism

The Business and Tourism program in Palma de Mallorca is designed for students with an academic interest in studying business, tourism, and/or hospitality alongside Spanish students in a direct enrollment environment, with a global perspective, and the goal to develop management skills for future leadership in the tourism and hospitality industry. Students are offered the opportunity to participate in an internship and to be exposed to a professional tourism work atmosphere in a foreign environment where they can apply the business vocabulary and skills gained in class in real-life professional situations.
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EconomicsEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Spring

CIEE St. Petersburg, Russia

This program is designed for students with two years of college-level Russian who wish to improve their proficiency with the Russian language. This is an intensive program that focuses on all language skills. You will get to participate in optional volunteer projects organized through a well developed network of contacts that facilitate integration into Russian society amongst many other exciting opportunities.
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European Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, RussianEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Stellenbosch, South Africa: Sustainability & Community

Study in South Africa through CIEE, taking a combination of CIEE courses and direct enrollment courses in Cape Town or Stellenbosch, South Africa. Refer to the CIEE website or consult the Off-Campus Studies staff for further information.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Political Science, Urban StudiesAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Tanzania

This program is designed for students who want to study Kiswahili language and learn firsthand about Tanzania and its people through CIEE courses at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). Through a combination of CIEE and UDSM language and area studies courses and CIEE excursions and community-engagement opportunities, students gain a better understanding of Tanzania and its important role in East Africa.
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African/African-American Studies, Biology, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Thailand: Community Public Health

The Community Public Health program in Thailand provides an attractive option for students interested in studying community health issues and public health policy in an Asian context—in English—coupled with learning Thai as a second language. Thailand, a country known for its innovative public health system, provides a near perfect environment for students interested in an intensive and integrated immersion experience to examine issues of public health and social services on both a regional and national level through academic lectures from public health faculty coupled with site visits to communities, NGOs, and Ministry of Public Health projects.
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Asian Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Thailand: Development and Globalization

The CIEE Study Center in Khon Kaen will allow you to engage in a unique real-world learning model and be exposed to many issues—the effects of dams and mining, urban slums, people living with HIV/AIDS, organic farming, human rights, and NGOs—from a grassroots perspective. You will become involved in an authentic exchange with villagers, NGOs, and others working for social change through site visits and hands-on field work. Finally you will get to immerse yourself in the culture through community stays, translated exchanges, Thai student roommates, peer tutors, and intensive group work.
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Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE: Brazil

Through CIEE Brazil you will: learn Portuguese through a four-week intensive language and culture program prior to the semester, followed by semester-long language courses at various levels; enroll in CIEE courses in Afro-Brazilian studies, with a focus on race, class, anthropology, and culture; and participate in cultural and educational activities, including visits to a Candomblé ceremony, and an excursion to Rio de Janeiro.
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Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE: Prague, Czech Republic

The program is intended for students who have an interest in the Czech Republic and Central Europe, as well as in the political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems. You will get the chance to take a broad and challenging range of courses supplemented by prominent guest lectures by leading Czech political, economic, religious, and social figures; courses include numerous out-of-class field trips and activities. You will have the opportunity to enroll in courses at FAMU, one of the most prominent and renowned film schools in Europe. There will be also theme-based interest groups explore various aspects of Czech culture, politics, and society through special informal activities.
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Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Economics, History, Literary and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

College Year in Athens

Study Center in Athens Greece offers courses in Philosophy, Religion, Art History, History, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology.
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History, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

College Year in Athens (CYA)

The College Year in Athens experience is designed to guide students to a greater understanding and appreciation of Greece—ancient, medieval and modern—and the surrounding region. The program of studies juxtaposes the history and contributions of ancient Greece with the Greece of today: a country situated at the confluence of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, partaking of the culture of her neighbors to the north, east and south, and bound to them by history and geography. From the start, the academic aim of College Year in Athens has been to enable students to come to grips with their subject matter in ways that are unavailable in other locations and contexts.
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Archaeology, ClassicsEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CUPA - Paris

The Center for University Programs Abroad specializes in study abroad exclusively in Paris. CUPA’s offices and classrooms are located in the heart of Montparnasse, on the Left Bank, close to the Luxembourg Gardens. The program is conducted entirely in French, and there is no instruction in English. All students follow the advanced immersion program. While providing a home base and a comforting structure, CUPA sets itself apart from a certain type of American student community in Paris in that students are directly matriculated, do the same type of work as their French counterparts, and are strongly encouraged to participate in numerous activities in the Parisian context.
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Biology, Cinema and Media Studies, Dance, Economics, French and Francophone Studies, History, Literary and Cultural Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Architecture & Design

The program is designed for students majoring in architecture, interior design, interior architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and graphic design. The Studio core course and study tours will expand your professional skills and knowledge through interaction with Danish architects and designers; familiarize you with contemporary Danish, Scandinavian, and European architecture, design, and theory; enable you to recognize and analyze the effects of cultural, economic, and political life on architecture and design, and vice versa.
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Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

DIS Denmark: Biomedicine

The core course and study tours offer you: insight into biotechnology-based methods for diagnosis and treatment of disease; an understanding of the dynamics of drug discovery and development; and an interdisciplinary perspective on how biotech research and biotech business work together.
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Biochemistry, Biology, ChemistryEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Child Diversity and Development

TOGETHER ... the core courses and study tours offer you: an understanding of the Danish educational system, social policy, and pedagogical philosophy; reflective and analytical skills linking theory with practice through interaction with children and child development professionals at Danish educational institutions ;real-life insight into the complex issues of diversity, integration, and education by working with children in the practicum setting.
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Educational Studies, Psychology, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

DIS Denmark: Communication and Mass Media

This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in media, journalism, mass communication, advertising or related fields. You will gain: an understanding of the background and implications of current changes within the global mass media industry, valuable insight into the European news and media scene provided by professionals in the field, behind-the-scene glimpses of some of Europe's largest and most influential media conglomerates, and international professional experience and skills that will increase your competitiveness in the global job market.
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Cinema and Media Studies, European StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: European Humanities

The European Humanities program is home to a broad array of unique courses in history, literature, art, music, cultural theory, religion and philosophy. The course selection is designed to allow students the greatest degree of academic independence and individual focus. Students will learn about European history and culture by focusing on how selective ways of remembering Europe’s past – the rich as well as tragic heritage — has shaped collective and individual identities. Essential aspects of the course are explored on site through academic tours in Denmark and Germany, France, or the Czech Republic. These countries are viewed as case studies in which to unravel the complex web of identity formation and help answer how identity is shaped by repositories of memory and meaning: landscapes and cityscapes, art and architecture, literature and film.
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European Studies, HistoryEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: European Politics

This program is designed for students seeking to gain: a solid knowledge of the European Union (EU), its institutions, governance, policies, and significance for European integration; theoretical and hands-on insight into the processes that shape European politics – and politics in general; an understanding of Europe’s position and aspirations in international politics.
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European Studies, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Global Economics

TOGETHER ... the core course and study tours will: give a toolbox of analytical frameworks and economic theories of international trade; significantly increase your understanding of the international institutions and organizations which regulate trade and economic activity; significantly increase your ability to apply theories to analyze the main features of globalization using real world examples.
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Economics, European StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: International Business

The International Business & Economics program is designed for students majoring in business, economics, or related fields. It offers you: the ability to understand and analyze how businesses operate and create value in the European and global marketplace; hands-on insight into the European corporate world through cases with real companies and business visits in Denmark and Europe; a solid knowledge of the European business environment, including the EU laws and institutions which regulate business practices and trade; an understanding of the forces behind globalization through theories of trade, capital markets, and economic development.
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Economics, European Studies, International RelationsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

DIS Denmark: Justice & Human Rights

From the fall 2011 semester, the European Politics & Society program divides into two separate programs, Justice & Human Rights and European Politics. This is the page for the Justice & Human Rights program. If you are planning on coming to DIS in spring 2011, please visit the European Politics & Society program page. Justice & Human Rights is designed for students of political science, international relations, law/pre-law, human rights and similar fields. The core course and study tours will provide you with a thorough understanding of the legal aspects and political context behind major human rights violations in Europe.
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European Studies, History, International RelationsEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

DIS Denmark: Medical Practice & Policy

The Medical Practice & Policy program is designed for students with a serious, documented interest in medicine and have the required science background. The core course and study tours offer you a unique clinical course for pre-med students, not available in the US, valuable hands-on medical experience such as patient cases and clinical lab exercises, and insight into clinical practices and health provision in countries other than the US.
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Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Pre-Architecture

The core course and study tours will develop and expand your professional skills and knowledge of 3-dimensional design through interaction with Danish architects and designers; familiarize you with contemporary Danish, Scandinavian, and European architecture, design, and theory; enable you to recognize and analyze the effects of cultural, economic, and political life on architecture and design, and vice versa; and help you build a network of friends and professional contacts in the field of Architecture and Design. The Architecture & Design program offers the following semester and full-year pre-architecture tracks: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design.
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Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Psychology

Psychology at DIS will introduce you to recent developments and research in the area of positive psychology, including the impact of genetic (‘nature’) and environmental (‘nurture’) factors on happiness. Explore constructs of well-being and happiness as well as ways in which positive emotions influence cognition, health, wealth, and social relationships. Examine why Denmark routinely tops the lists of happiest places in the world!
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Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, PsychologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

DIS Denmark: Public Health

The Public Health program is designed for students exploring career opportunities in public health, either from a policy, sociology, or pre-med background. The core course and study tours offer you a Northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health, e.g. prevention, health promotion and quality improvement, an understanding of the challenges of health policy making, prioritization, and health economics, and the ability to derive comparative insight from analysis of different national health care systems.
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Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

DIS Denmark: Science & the Environment

The Science & the Environment program allows you to explore climate change and other environmental issues by learning from climate history. You will develop deeper knowledge of climate history in order to understand climate change theory, and you will also examine how civilization has played a critical role in creating the earth we live on today.
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Environmental and Technology StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Sociology

The Sociology program presents you with both first-hand and analytical insight into the relation between cultural diversity and social capital in Europe and Turkey. In this context, you will do research on phenomena such as globalization, immigration, integration, social cohesion, struggles for recognition and the limits of tolerance.
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European Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

DIS Denmark: Sustainability in Europe

The Sustainability in Europe program is designed for students of environmental studies, environmental science, management, public policy, and students generally interested in environmental affairs. The core course and study tours will enhance your understanding of the divergent goals and processes connected with sustainable development. You will be introduced to a broad range of Danish and European stakeholders currently shaping the sustainability agenda, and encouraged to identify your own values and strategies for a sustainable future.
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Development Studies, Environmental and Technology StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Duke in St. Petersburg

The program offers an excellent opportunity to study the rich Russian culture, civilization, and language of Tolstoy, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, and Pushkin. Offered in cooperation with St. Petersburg State University, the program is available in both fall and spring. A summer program is available as well. The academic program consists of four intensive courses in Russian language, culture, history, and media taught by Russian faculty from St. Petersburg State University, one of Russia’s oldest and preeminent universities. Classes are held in the University’s Center for Russian Language and Culture, which is housed in the historic Smolny Institute.
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European Studies, RussianEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Earth and the Environment in Italy

The Earth and Environment in Italy program is designed for students who are looking for a rigorous program built around field-based projects that focus on the interactions between the major earth systems: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere (including humans). Based out of the Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, we take advantage of our central location in the Marche region of Italy to take extended field trips to study the Dolomites in the Italian Alps, the famous Carrara marbles of Tuscany and the rugged coastal settlements of neighboring Croatia. Students have additional opportunities to travel throughout Italy and neighboring countries as part of their independent research projects and on days off from the academic program.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, GeologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

EcoQuest New Zealand

In partnership with the University of New Hampshire Department of Natural Resources, the EcoQuest Education Foundation is offering a study abroad program of intensive, applied field studies in ecology, resource management and environmental policy. We welcome applications from eligible students at accredited colleges and universities worldwide. All EcoQuest programs promote conceptual thinking, applied and integrated science, and multi-disciplinary approaches to environmental and resource management issues. Program delivery takes place in a variety of ecosytems, ranging from the mountains to the sea.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Egyptian Universities

Direct enrollment through IFSA Butler in Egyptian Universities. Many courses are offered, refer to the website or consult the Off-Campus Studies staff for further information.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses OfferedEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute in Connecticut or Moscow

At NTI you have one semester – fourteen weeks – to delve deeply into the craft of theater. Seven days a week, from sun up to sun down, you train with working professionals who challenge you on every level to develop your instrument, expand your artistic horizons, and be a more malleable artist that is truly present and pliable in the moment. With the ensemble of fellow students you create a community that has only one goal: to make bold, new theater. NTI is a kind of crucible. Through the intensity of the regimen, the rigor of the classes, and the creative pressure of the collaborative process, you strengthen your craft and theatrical vision. You enter as a student; you emerge later on as a better artist.
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Dance, Theater ArtsEurope/UK & the Middle East, United States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

From Mountain to Fjord

The study has a main focus on the geology and ecology of western Norway. The location of the campus, by the shores of the Sogndalsfjord - a tributary of the famous Sognefjord- offers a unique natural laboratory for fieldwork and research. The landscape spans across a variety of eco systems over very short distances, ranging from alpine through lowland into the marine fjord environment. The course is interdisciplinary and consists of three main blocks, involving a total of 21 days of fieldwork and excursion on land and on fjords. The course focuses on the interaction of ecological documentation and geological source interpretation within the changing environment.
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GeologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

GlobalLinks - Mahidol University

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was established to deliver English-taught degree programs that embody the finest standards possible to a diverse population of full-time students from Thailand and around the world. Programs in the social sciences, business, and tourism management stand alongside offerings in health and natural sciences. In addition to these, the College offers general education courses in foreign languages and humanities. The MUIC is located at Mahidol University’s Salaya campus on 500 acres of managed land, including parklands and sports facilities. Salaya is a thriving campus town and residential suburb of Bangkok. The center of Bangkok is only 20km from campus. Although most MUIC students are Thai, there are also students from over 40 different countries attending Mahidol University. This mix of students provides an opportunity to make friends and contacts in Asia and throughout the world that will last a lifetime.
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Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Cinema and Media Studies, Computer Science, Economics, International Relations, Mathematics, Psychology, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Spring

Hamilton College in Madrid

Students enroll in three regular courses and an additional independent reading course. Classes will be held at the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Juan Evangelista, one of several residencias (halls of residence or dorms) located at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. In order for students to immerse themselves in Spanish life and language, students will stay with carefully selected Spanish families. Cultural activities, speakers, and excursions within Madrid will supplement course work. In addition, there will be four major excursions to Toledo (one night and two days), Cordoba and Seville (three nights and four days), and Barcelona (three nights and four days).
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History, Literary and Cultural Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Hebrew University Arabic Immersion Program

The program is designed for second year undergraduate students and upwards, graduate students and professionals interested in acquiring a knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. The program is based on the principle of total immersion – the constant and exclusive use of a language in its native social and cultural environment. Studies combine formal classes, interaction with native speakers outside the classroom and exposure to the religious and cultural elements that have left their indelible mark on the Arabic language.
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Arabic, Literary and Cultural Studies, ReligionEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

HECUA Ecuador: Community Internships in Latin America

The Community Internships in Latin America (CILA) program is a semester of study and experience with a focus on community participation and social change. The program addresses current issues of globalization, ecological issues, oil politics and Plan Colombia, and students learn from individuals who help make change happen. Models of community participation, organization, development and social change are compared and contrasted. A homestay is combined with a hands-on internship and independent study opportunity designed to meet individualized learning goals. A field seminar involving local experts and activists provides an intensive immersion into Latin American daily life and culture. In addition to substantive work at internship sites working on health, youth development, women’s issues, environment, human rights or other issues, students experience Ecuador’s diverse culture through field studies in indigenous communities and the rain forest. Students learn first-hand about challenges in Ecuadorian communities and explore ways they are being addressed.
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Development Studies, Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

HECUA New Zealand: Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future

The program will examine how social and environmental factors are shaping political and ecological dimensions of identity and culture, and how New Zealanders from many different backgrounds are envisioning and creating a shared future in Aotearoa New Zealand, the "Land of the Long White Cloud." Field seminars cover a wide and carefully chosen diversity of locations and cultural perspectives on the North Island. Throughout the program, students learn from and interact with residents, politicians, technical experts, and community leaders and activists.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, HistoryAsia and Oceania Fall

HECUA Northern Ireland: Democracy and Social Change

Today, Northern Ireland offers an example of the vast dimensions of transition from conflict to democracy. Students examine the historical, political and religious roots of the conflict in Northern Ireland, the prospects for peace, and the progress being made. Through readings, lectures, discussions, internships, group and independent study projects and field experiences this program invites interaction with people involved in social change. The program explores theoretical approaches to understanding conflict and its transformation as well as the processes underway in Northern Ireland to create a sustainable democracy. Field seminars focus on human rights, equality, conflict transformation and education for democracy and help students see in action the tools used to transform conflict. A seven-week internship, either in Belfast or Londonderry/Derry, allows students to be directly involved in efforts toward a peaceful future. The diverse perspectives gained at the internship will help students explore how society is progressing and analyze the cultural traditions and resources available for building a sustainable and inclusive democracy. Internship sites ultimately provide an opportunity to do meaningful work that makes a difference. Some organizations are grassroots with a local focus, while others are international in scope. Finally, each student carries out an independent study project on a topic of her/his choice, which includes field research. NOTE: Fall program begins in 2014.
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History, Political Science, ReligionEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

HECUA Norway: The New Norway: Globalization, National Identity, and the Politics of Belonging

The New Norway program investigates dramatic changes in Northern Europe by critically analyzing the development of the Norwegian welfare state through a wide range of topics such as globalization theories, nation-building and national identity, governance and political party systems, European integration, racial thinking, histories of racialization, international aid politics, sexuality, and environmentalism. The topical organization of the program is cumulative and deliberately contradictory, illuminating the international relevance of the Scandinavian case study. In addition to course work, meetings with political parties and community organizations in the program’s home base of Oslo give students firsthand insight into policy-making and community organizing in Norway. As a result of their analysis of the Scandinavian context, students are equipped to think critically about their experience in the United States.
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European Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Urban StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

HECUA Twin Cities: Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, and Community Action

This semester program gives students the opportunity to learn the science behind key environmental issues, explore the intersections between social and environmental justice, and participate in public policy and community–based strategies to achieve sustainability. Rather than simply outlining the vast challenges we face, this program gives students meaningful ways to translate what they are learning into hopeful practice and to find their place in a vibrant mosaic of local actors working to build more resilient and just communities and systems. The program includes field experiences that focus on basic ecosystem evaluation. Short trips throughout the semester offer opportunities to integrate theory and practice. As part of the field methods course, students carry out on-the-ground research as part of a community-based project. HECUA also designs an internship experience for all students that meets personal learning goals and connects program themes. Extraordinary mentors in the environmental arena lead students to participate in meaningful work during the internship portion of the program.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Urban StudiesUnited States and Canada Fall

HECUA Twin Cities: Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment

In the Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment program students actively delve into major challenges of our time: poverty, inequality and social change. The program pursues three major framing questions utilizing a number of relevant and contested theories to frame the discussion throughout the semester. The questions are: What are some of the root causes of increasing levels of economic, political, social inequality and insecurity and how does this impact all social classes and groups in the United States? How are economic, political, and social inequality reproduced? How do we create more opportunity for all Americans squeezed by economic, political, and social inequality and what are some concrete social change tools for making these changes? To understand these questions the program looks at the economy, housing systems, education, welfare, government policies, urban sprawl, regional race and class segregation, and institutional discrimination. Connecting these issues is at the core of the program. Instead of just learning about these problems, students explore solutions and become engaged in organizations committed to social transformation. Students have direct conversations and work with practitioners in government, the private sector, nonprofit social change organizations, academia, labor unions, schools, and other community institutions that in one way or another claim to be addressing some aspect of economic, political, and social inequality and poverty. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota is increasingly diverse and in some areas still has a strong and vibrant economy, yet many people are not sharing in this vitality. As in most large urban regions there is a growing gap between the rich and poor, increasing geographic and social segregation and polarization between these groups. Forty-five percent of the children in the “core” of the Twin Cities live at or below the poverty line, and an educational gap between racial groups worries many policymakers, parents, educators and students. Through critical thinking set into action, HECUA students analyze policy, lobby elected officials and engage communities. This program focuses on learning the basics of organizing in communities and workplaces, persuading others to become critically engaged, and learning to act as an effective advocate for issues and people. Building these skills is valuable for social change.
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American Studies, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring

HECUA Twin Cities: Writing for Social Change: The Personal, the Political, and the Power of the Written Word

Writing for Social Change is based on the longstanding tradition in Western culture of using literature as a tool for social critique, as a means of calling for social change and justice, and as a tool for social transformation. The program combines traditional methods of literary and cultural analysis with creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and makes use of HECUA’s approach to interdisciplinary, reflective critique. The program explores the ways creative writers and literature impact communities, and examines the role creative writers and literature play in addressing pressing social issues. Writing for Social Change combines critical, analytical seminars, creative writing workshops, field study, and a professional internship with a Twin Cities nonprofit, literary arts organization, or K-12 school in need of reading/writing tutors, to give students an integrated, experiential learning opportunity.
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Educational Studies, English, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender StudiesUnited States and Canada Fall

Hobart and Smith Colleges in Los Angeles

Direct Enrollment.
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Cinema and Media StudiesUnited States and Canada Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

ICCS: Rome

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, Italian language, and ancient art. ICCS has received generous aid from the Danforth Foundation, The Old Dominion Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, as well as the continuing support of a consortium of colleges and universities, and contributions from former students.
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Classics, HistoryEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

IES Argentina

The IES Abroad Buenos Aires, Argentina program allows you to build your Spanish language skills in one of Latin America's most exciting cities. IES Abroad area studies courses are offereed in Spanish or English depending on which track you take: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish Program, Advanced Spanish Program and Advanced Spanish Honors Program. You're encouraged to enroll in courses at select partner universities in Buenos Aires, as well as service learning and internship opportunities that are available.
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Cinema and Media Studies, Dance, Economics, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Music, Political Science, Spanish, Studio ArtLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Australia: La Trobe University

As an IES Abroad student, you can directly enroll in courses at La Trobe University, giving you access to hundreds of courses and the opportunity to study alongside your Australian peers. The La Trobe Bundoora campus, where you will be enrolled, is a community in itself, complete with markets, a theater, a cinema, shops, restaurants, and even a Wildlife Sanctuary located right next to campus that offers volunteer opportunities. La Trobe is recognized for its academic strengths in: biochemistry, ecology, engineering, environmental studies, media and journalism and social sciences.
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Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cinema and Media Studies, EnglishAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

IES China: Beijing

Beijing is a city of contrasts - a modern Asian boom-town that strives to preserve the cultural landscape of its glorious past while all around the glass and steel emblems of its dynamic present flourish. As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing attracts people from all over the country, and IES Abroad Beijing students are directly exposed to the numerous challenges being addressed in both the personal and political realms of modern China. While its new high-rises and financial institutions testify to its booming economy, remnants of Old Beijing remain. Streets lined with dumpling and noodle stands, beautiful parks bedecked with pagodas, and 19th century homes with graceful four-walled courtyards still charm visitors from around the world. Students can experience Beijing's energy first-hand through three distinct IES Abroad program options.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES France: Ecole Polytechnique

The Université de Nantes has two engineering schools, under the name of Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes. Founded in January 2000, Polytech was the first polytechnic engineering university created in France. The Université de Nantes has two engineering schools, under the name of Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes. Founded in January 2000, Polytech was the first polytechnic engineering university created in France. The school offers six engineering specializations, including: civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electronic and digital technologies, electrical engineering, material sciences and thermal and energy sciences.
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Chemistry, Computer Science, European Studies, PhysicsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

IES France: Nantes

Founded in 1965, the IES Abroad Nantes Program offers the opportunity to integrate fully into French society and function completely in French due to the program’s focus on full immersion and the fact that there are few anglophones in Nantes. With wonderful opportunities to share the daily life of a French family and to take advantage of the large choice of high-level University course offerings, you will return home enriched and transformed by your stay.
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European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Theater ArtsEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

IES France: Paris

IES Abroad also offers you a unique opportunity to focus on issues of the Francophone world. IES Abroad courses taught exclusively in French by mostly native French faculty in the following disciplines: art, cinema, francophone history, literature and local university courses at prestigious institutions in Paris. Other exciting aspects of the program include: gain international work experience and unique cultural exposure through internships at leading French museums, businesses, schools and NGOs, integrate into local culture by living in a homestay or in a private apartment building and exciting field trips to destinations such as Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Normandy, Versailles, Giverny, Provins, and Mont Saint-Michel.
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Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Literary and Cultural StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Germany: Berlin

The IES Abroad Berlin Language & Area Studies Program draws upon Berlin's rich culture and tradition to connect coursework subjects with the living history of the city. The program offers IES Abroad courses taught in German by German faculty, as well as access to classes at a number of Berlin universities, including the renowned Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
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European Studies, German, History, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Germany: Freiburg

Founded in 1963, the IES Abroad Freiburg program offers you the opportunity to fully integrate into university student life and improve your language skills while living in a small yet cosmopolitan German city. Organized in cooperation with the distinguised Albert-Ludwigs-Univeristat, the program offers rigorous undergraduate study in a selection of disciplines, including German Language and Literature, Business, Economics, History, Humanities, International Relations, and Social Sciences. Previous German language experience is required to participate. Study abroad in Freiburg and immerse yourself in German culture. Located in the heart of Freiburg and within easy walking distance of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, the IES Abroad Freiburg Center offers students a full range of facilities including a computer lab, small library, and classrooms.
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Cinema and Media Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, European Studies, German, History, International Relations, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

IES Italy: Milan

The IES Abroad Milan Center is located in the city's historic center, near the prestigious Università Cattolica and within walking distance of the Duomo, Basilica di S. Ambrogio, and the Castello Sforzesco. The Center contains multimedia classrooms, a student lounge, music practice rooms, a library, a faculty lounge, staff offices, and digital photo facilities. The Università Cattolica, IES Abroad's main partner institution, provides IES Abroad students with access its many amenities, including one of Italy's largest and most important libraries, computer labs, study rooms, a student health center, travel agency, cultural and sports opportunities, and an inexpensive student cafeteria.
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Art History, European Studies, History, Literary and Cultural Studies, MusicEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Japan: Nagoya

The large, thriving, modern city of Nagoya is the gateway to the vast beauty and culture of central Japan. It is one of Japan's major cities and an important industrial and cultural center. Its rich natural environment provides the backdrop for scenic areas such as Ise Bay, Nobi Plain, and the Kiso River. Nagoya Castle, originally built in 1612, Atsuta Shrine, and the Tokugawa Art Museum are among the city's many famous attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Nanzan University, site of the IES Abroad Nagoya Program, is a distinguished private university on a wooded campus on a hill above Nagoya.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Japanese, Studio ArtAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

IES Japan: Tokyo

Tokyo is a modern city of wonderful contrasts. Its dignified temples and shrines stand quietly in the shadows of massive skyscrapers. Tokyo's modernity and fast pace are somehow subdued by the serene charm of its many parks and the quiet courtesy of its people. Both energetic and graceful, Tokyo is a gateway to the fascinating culture of Japan. You can experience everything Tokyo has to offer through one of our unique programs.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, JapaneseAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES London: City University

City University London has a long tradition of high quality teaching, performance and research in music. In this programme musically qualified international students will grow as performers whilst acquiring the linguistic and study skills required for City’s undergraduate music degree courses.
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European Studies, MusicEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

IES London: Courtauld Institute of Art

IES Abroad is the only third-party study abroad provider to have a partnership with the world-renowned Courtauld Institute of Art, giving IES Abroad Art History majors an unparalleled opportunity. Rooted in in-depth historical analysis, the Courtauld curriculum is designed for students who are prepared to be actively engaged in the most challenging and fundamental problems of Art History. With small-group instruction at the heart of the academic experience, you are expected to take responsibility for mastering the material and participating fully in discussions.
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Art History, Classics, Theater ArtsEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter

IES London: Slade School of Fine Art

he Slade School of Fine Art prides itself on its concern with contemporary art: its practice as well as the theories and histories that inform it. As a student, you will have access to some of the best art resources in the world, from the teaching staff, who consist of professional artists with regular national and international exhibitions, to the incredible range of opportunities to study first-hand works of art in local galleries and museums. Slade is small in size, ensuring an intimate, supportive, and challenging environment for artists. The Independent Studio Program at the Slade School of Fine Art offers individual studio space for concentrated work and tutorials in drawing, painting, sculpture, or fine art media (including print, film and video, photography and electronic media).
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Art History, European Studies, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

IES Madrid

The IES Abroad Madrid Program is designed for those who want to experience the vitality of Spain by living in its capital city and through course enrollment at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), one of the country’s most distinguished universities. The IES Abroad Madrid Center is located in the heart of the Universidad Complutense’s main campus, inside the San Agustín Residence Hall. This location provides many opportunities to interact with the Spanish students living in the Colegio.The facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, student lounge and garden with WiFi Internet access, library, small gym, classrooms, and offices. Two museums, the Museo de América and the Museo del Traje, are within walking distance of the Center.
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Art History, European Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Rome: Italy

Rome is one of the world’s most exciting cities, a place where 2,500 years of historical monuments dot the landscape of a vibrant, modern metropolis. The Rome Winter Quarter program takes advantage of IES Abroad’s central location in the eternal city where you can explore the glories of Roman history and the enchantment of contemporary Italy. Learn about Christian history with visits to the Vatican museum; study the treasures of the Renaissance with site visits throughout Rome; immerse yourself in the culture of modern Italy through a course on Cinecitta, Italy's "Hollywood on the Tiber;" or study the economic problems and opportunities of the European Union in a leading EU capital city. All of these are possible through the IES Abroad Rome program.
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Art History, Economics, European Studies, International Relations, ReligionEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Vienna

Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna is a city of almost 2 million inhabitants that since its founding in the 3rd century, has served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. Situated on the Danube River not far from the Alps, Vienna is the capital of Austria and an EU member state that enjoys advantages as a crossroads between East and West, North and South. It hosts a wide variety of international organizations and, with its historical roll in music and the arts, offers cultural opportunities that are second to none. Its concert and opera performances, art galleries, museums, and parks are just some of the reasons why Vienna was recently rated the city with the highest quality of life in the world!
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Art History, European Studies, MusicEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IFE in Brussels

The overall approach of the program is to train students in multiple ways of examining contemporary Brussels and Belgium both for their own sake as well as for what they embody of European realities past and present, cultural, political, societal. Once prepared in this way, students will be able to continue this learning path through intensive professional engagement in their chosen area. The choice of Brussels and Belgium is propitious in several ways: a space where several European cultures meet; a nation-State emblematic of and central to the great political and geopolitical constructs of the 19th century; emblematic also of the great European university tradition and of the tradition of humanism; an historically important European capital, including within the great empires (Roman, Spanish, Germanic), and today the policy and decision center of the European Union as well as home to a lively, multi-lingual, contemporary, and urbanized European culture.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Urban StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

IFE in Paris

IFE is a Paris-based educational organization offering semester-long academic programs that make use of the professional workplace as a learning space for perfecting French language skills and acquiring in-depth cross-cultural knowledge in France and Europe. In addition, IFE's "field study and internship" programs in Paris, Strasbourg and Brussels work individually with students from every disciplinary field. The Field Study and Internship program model is a three-stage adventure, beginning with a thorough training, continuing into the internship period when well-prepared students participate in a working team of French professional in their chosen field, and culminating in a research project carried out with the help of an IFE research advisor. As an educational organization, IFE ensures the success of each student's individualized projet within a framework of program structure, support, regular contact, and academic advising. Students make regular use of IFE's Field Study and Internship programs to internationalize their studies or career goals in fields as diverse as cultural studies and art history, international relations, biology, politics and public policy, social work, science and technology, environmental science affairs, economics, anthropology, engineering, psychology, public health, architecture, and other fields.
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Biology, Chemistry, Economics, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, International Relations, Physics, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

IFE in Strasbourg

The Strasbourg Field Study and Internship Program offers personalized internship placements, individual follow-up, and. a small student group. The program attempts to tailor foreign study to every student’s educational and professional goals, in all disciplines, making full use of Strasbourg in the process. The goal of the IFE in Strasbourg program is to provide students with an experience that makes them fluent in French, gives them European insider abilities and knowledge, increased self-confidence and poise, deeper understanding of one’s own culture and the beginnings of an international professional network.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Urban StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

IFSA-Butler: Egypt

Most students know Egypt for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most recognized monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. However, the country is also a vibrant society whose economy is rapidly developing as a result of modern investments, political stability, and recent trade and market liberalization. Better understanding and cooperation between the U.S. and the Middle East is more important than ever. Our programs in Cairo and Alexandria will help you gain valuable language skills and crucial knowledge of the culture, history and politics of the Middle East. Few places in the world can rival the excitement and rich heritage of this country, so apply now and prepare to immerse yourself in the wonder that is Egypt.
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Arabic, Art History, Economics, International Relations, Literary and Cultural Studies, Music, Political Economy, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IFSA-Butler: Merida

Spanish language and culture classes in Merida, Mexico. The IFSA-Butler orientation includes a day trip to the archaeological site of Dzibilchanltun and to the beach port of Progreso, orientation also includes a tour of Mérida with historical information and social composition. The program fee includes three day-long field work experiences that are part of the academic program; destinations include an archaeological site in a historical town, fishing village, or nature preserve. Also included are cooking classes and exposure to the unique regional cuisine. The IFSA-Butler staff also organize outings to cultural events, museums and theaters.
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Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

International Honors Program

The International Honors Program offers students a unique opportunity to examine major social justice and sustainability issues facing the world today. Students examine a thematic topic in multiple countries in the semester or academic year, exploring how people in different countries create varied solutions to the common problems they face. For over 50 years, IHP has challenged students to ask new and better questions about their lifelong roles in a global community. IHP programs offer a rigorous curriculum using different ways of learning. Experiential learning, through site visits and case studies, complements interdisciplinary team teaching led by in-country and traveling faculty. Homestays enable students to engage with local families and to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of each country.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Latin America, United States and Canada, Africa Fall, Winter/Spring

International Human Rights Exchange

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world’s only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights. Each semester, undergraduate students and faculty from Southern Africa, North America, and other regions of the world come together to participate in a deep and multi-faceted intellectual engagement with human rights. The IHRE program is housed at the University of the Witwatersrand (also known as Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College. IHRE inspires and activates students by advancing their knowledge and experience of human rights. Program activities include: Rigorous and thought-provoking classes taught in a seminar style, including a core course on the international human rights framework and a practicum on human rights advocacy; A multidisciplinary selection of elective courses, connecting human rights concerns to: development, gender, and culture; literature, media, and theatre; philosophy, politics and social work; *A hands-on, mentored internship with a leading NGO working on the frontlines of social change; Guest lectures offered by leading luminaries in the human rights field; * An exploration of human rights challenges off-campus through human rights workshops, visits to key sites such as Soweto and the Apartheid Museum, and other cultural activities; and Membership in a diverse and global community of students and scholars committed to human rights. IHRE believes that the subject of human rights provides an excellent framework for realizing the goal of liberal education. The program aims to provide a challenging and rewarding experience by: enabling critical and creative thinking about human rights: developing a democratic understanding of people’s role in society; linking academic work with activism, advocacy, and building a culture of human rights; implementing student-centered learning; and establishing relationships of equality, mutuality, and exchange among participants. We seek to promote a critical understanding of human rights as part of a broad intellectual and social movement, not simply as a code or set of laws. We believe that human rights is a discourse in transformation (and often in contest) that is best understood through a multidisciplinary approach extending to the humanities, social sciences, arts, and sciences.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Women's and Gender StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

We offer a range of specialised undergraduate workshops including poetry, short fiction, children’s writing, environmental writing and creative nonfiction. These can also be taken independently. We have built a strong workshop culture, reflecting our belief in the importance of nurturing individual voices within a lively community of writers.
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EnglishAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

ISA England - University of Reading

The modern Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading is the academic anchor of ISA's England program, and is set on 300 acres of landscaped parkland which was once a medieval manorial estate. The campus provides an ideal setting for a modern university. ISA participants live in the arranged dorm housing with British and international students. The University of Reading has a rich history dating back to the second half of the nineteenth Century, when local initiatives established schools of arts and sciences in the region. The campus includes a conservation area with many trees and farms for agricultural teaching and research. There is an enrollment of 7,700 full-time undergraduate students and over 5,200 postgraduates, with approximately 20% of the students coming from overseas. The university operates on a trimester schedule and offers a wide variety of courses available in over forty departments.
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Biology, Educational Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter, Winter/Spring

ISA Lima - Universidad del Pacífico

The Latin American Studies and Economics program is designed for advanced students who would like to take a variety of courses with Peruvian students. There are numerous courses to choose from and the university specializes in business and economics. The UP recently added one or two Humanities courses in English for international students. All classes are taken at the University of the Pacific with Peruvian and international students.
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Economics, Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

ISA Madrid - Complutense University

ISA offers a diverse array of academic programs in Madrid for students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. Program participants will study at either the Complutense University of Madrid or Antonio de Nebrija University and may choose from summer, semester, trimester, or year sessions. Depending on language level, students will take courses from a wide variety of subject areas including Spanish language, history, literature, culture, art history, geography, business, political science, economics, and psychology. All courses in Madrid are taken with either international students or Spanish students and are taught by faculty from the host university.
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European Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter, Spring

ISA Salamanca - University of Salamanca

Salamanca was the first program site where the initial group of ISA students studied abroad in 1987. Salamanca (160,000) is described by many as the ideal study abroad location because of the outstanding academic possibilities, assorted cultural opportunities, and proximity to Madrid. Students of all levels will find opportunities to improve their Spanish language skills at the oldest and most prestigious university in Spain, the University of Salamanca. Conveniently located adjacent to the university, ISA's Salamanca office offers students computer usage for school work and e-mail, travel tips and books, community volunteer information, tutoring services, details about upcoming excursions, and the opportunity to practice Spanish with the ISA staff. ISA alumni consistently comment that their study abroad experiences were positively accented by the ISA staff and the format of the ISA program in Salamanca.
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European Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter

ISA San Jose, Costa Rica

ISA students will be engaged both culturally and academically while studying at Veritas University or the ULACIT (Latin American University of Science and Technology). For convenience, the ISA office is located on the university side of town. Students rave about the ISA staff and the program's success in helping them to achieve their study abroad and foreign language goals. At the ISA office, participants can check e-mail, obtain travel information, receive tutoring, and obtain details for upcoming ISA excursions. Participants find the San José study abroad program particularly rewarding due to the friendly locals (called Ticos) and numerous activities the city has to offer. Also an important highlight is San José's central location which makes it easy for touring beautiful Costa Rica.
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Economics, Latin American Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Spring, Summer

ISLE in Sri Lanka

ISLE (Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education) offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study in Sri Lanka. Since 1982, the ISLE Program has introduced over 400 American undergraduate students to Sri Lanka's history, archaeology, environment, society, religion, literature, language, politics, economics and art. Many ISLE students have subsequently returned to Sri Lanka for further studies on Fulbright grants or within the context of graduate study programs in the humanities and social sciences.
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Asian Studies, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Israeli Universities

Direct Enrollment.
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Hebrew, Judaic StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

John Felice Rome Center

As the oldest continual U.S. university program in Italy, the John Felice Rome Center is well equipped to help you make the most of your time abroad, whether you are in the classroom, at an internship, in service, or on the road. JFRC's goal is to provide you with an intense educational experience that is infused with the flavors and excitement of living in Rome. From the moment you arrive, you will be exposed to the vast Italian landscape and immersed immediately into its dynamic, beloved culture. Our world-renowned faculty will lead you along the way through enriching curricula, exciting study trips, eye-opening service projects, and experiential learning through internships. Of course, you will come here to have fun and make connections as well. The JFRC provides plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community through sporting events, dining, music, spiritual gatherings, and site-seeing. If you are like past students, you will make lifelong friends through all these avenues.
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Art History, Classics, European Studies, History, ReligionEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Junior Year in Paris

Sweet Briar College has been committed to providing students an intensive immersion experience in Paris since 1948, and now a program in Nice. A limited number of internships in government or social agencies are available during the second semester. Students may also volunteer to serve as assistants to French teachers of English during the whole year or the second semester. Students are registered as regular students and do the same work as their French counterparts, unlike programs where students attend lectures as auditors and have their work corrected by tutors not connected with the University.
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French and Francophone StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Kansai Gaidai in Japan

The Curriculum of the Asian Studies Program is twofold; the rigorous Japanese language studies and courses in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business/Economics pertinent to Japan and Asia make it possible for participants to approach a wide array of study areas during their stay in Japan. While Japanese language instruction plays a key role in our program, we are by no means a language-training institute. For this reason, the structure of the program may not necessarily accommodate the needs of those students whose primary interest lies solely on acquisition of the Japanese language. Since all courses in the Asian Studies Program, aside from those focusing on the Japanese language, are conducted in English, it is possible for students with no previous Japanese training to pursue an in-depth study of Japan and Asia.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, JapaneseAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

King's College University London Pre-Med

Study Pre-Med at King's College in London.
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Biology, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Knox College in Buenos Aires, Argentina

With discussion on The Dirty Wars, "los desaparecidos," and Trials of the New Democracy (1983), the Knox Program in Buenos Aires is unique in offering dramatic engagement with the history, politics, and economic justice issues of Argentina. Distinctive features of the program are its concentration on the southern cone and contacts with grassroots organizations for social change.
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History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, SpanishLatin America Fall

Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France

An internationally known painting school in the south of France, the Marchutz School takes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to art education. The Marchutz School leads students to unify spontaneous perceptual painting and drawing with extensive museum and site-study in Europe and intensive critical dialogue amongst students and artists at all levels. The mission of the Marchutz School is threefold: to enhance awareness of the relationship between perception and imagination, to develop historical and critical perspectives, and, above all, to develop the student's capacity to see. Students at Marchutz look around them as well as within themselves until their artistic expression springs from a union of sight and insight.
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Art History, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Middlebury Arabic and Culture in Jordan

Seven surrounding hills, known as jabals, helped shaped the city. Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world having been home to a multitude of civilizations over the years - the Ammonites, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Nabateans and Romans, Byzantines and Umayyad Arabs. Local faculty from the University of Jordan are hired to teach classes specifically designed for program participants in advanced language, culture, and civilization. All students take a combination of language and content courses; Modern Standard Arabic (6 hours per week), Jordanian Colloquial Arabic (4 hours per week), and two electives courses on Jordanian and Middle Eastern culture, religion, or politics. All classes engage students in a variety language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). More detailed course information can be found in the Course Descriptions in the left-hand menu.
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ArabicEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Middlebury Arabic in Egypt

Pleasantly situated along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria is a popular travel destination for Egyptians, writers, and foreigners alike. Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., Alexandria’s roots began with the Greeks. The Pharos, Alexandria’s lighthouse, is one of the wonders of the Ancient World.
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ArabicAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

Middlebury Chinese Language and Culture

he C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China, in cooperation with CET Academic Programs, offers immersion opportunities in the language and culture in three distinct locations: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming. Intended for students with an intermediate to advanced level of Chinese language, the program structure, including housing with Chinese roommates, is designed to expose students to an environment that will build upon their foundation of Chinese while rapidly increasing their knowledge of the language and culture.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Middlebury French Language in Cameroon

Intended for students with advanced French language skills, the Middlebury program in Cameroon enables students to increase their language abilities through housing and interaction with native speakers. Whether spending time with house mates, in classes, or in the city, students use their language in a very real immersion environment.
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French and Francophone StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

Middlebury French Language in France

Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in one of three locations: Bordeaux - a larger city with a rich culinary and wine growing tradition; Paris - the cosmopolitan capital at the heart of France; and Poitiers- a quintessential French town with a strong university and student culture.
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French and Francophone StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Middlebury Hebrew and Israeli/Middle Eastern Studies in Israel

The Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel is the first and only full Hebrew language immersion program in Israel. In addition to Hebrew instruction and content-courses, students have various internship or volunteer opportunities from which to choose. The program location at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev provides an effective and authentic immersion experience.
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Hebrew, Judaic StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

MIddlebury Schools in Latin America

Intended for students with an advanced proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, the direct enrollment structure of the School in Latin America provides students with the opportunity to increase their language abilities through constant interaction with native speakers. Whether spending time with local students in their classes, their colleagues at an internship placement, or in their homestays, students use their language in a very real immersion environment. Students enroll directly at one of twenty universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, taking courses in Spanish or Portuguese in fields from Political Science to Public Health. With a diversity of choices in cities as cosmopolitan and international as Buenos Aires, or the regionally unique Valdivia in Southern Chile, students choose their location based upon their academic and personal goals and interests.
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Portuguese, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

Nanzan University in Japan

THE NANZAN SCHOOLS are located in the rolling hills overlooking metropolitan Nagoya and in the nearby cities of Toyota and Seto on the outskirts of Nagoya. NANZAN GAKUEN is an educational complex consisting of the university and its research institutes and study centers, a women's junior college, three high schools and a primary school. The gist of Nanzan University's education is expressed in the motto common to all Nanzan educational institutions: "Hominis Dignitati―for the dignity of all human beings." While all undergraduate and graduate programs have required courses on religion, Christianity, or ethics, promoting the objectives and character of Nanzan as a Catholic university transcends these specific courses on religious and moral values: the spirit of "Hominis Dignitati," shared by faculty members and students alike, serves as the common ground for education and research at Nanzan University. Academic excellence is defined by a focus on personal growth and communal service.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Japanese, ReligionAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

National University of Ireland - Galway

Direct enrollment.
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English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

National University of Singapore

Participate on Carleton's exchange program with the National University of Singapore. Ranked among the top universities in the world, this English-language University overlooks Singapore and has students from over 100 countries enrolled. This exchange allows students to take one University Scholars Program course, as well as 3-4 courses out of any offered by NUS, including Architecture, Business, Engineering, Social Sciences and many others. For further information or for an application, please contact Off-Campus Studies.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses OfferedAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

New York Arts Program

The New York Arts Program is a great way to earn academic credits as you test out the city, build your resume with a valuable hands-on internship, network with professionals in your field, and establish friendships with students from colleges all over the country. A New York Arts Program provides that first step in building an arts community - which is essential to being successful in the arts. The New York Arts Program has two main goals: to provide advanced experience and knowledge in highly focused arts areas through the actual internship experience; and to provide a broadened knowledge of all the arts as practiced in New York through the program’s seminar series and cultural program events.
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Cinema and Media Studies, Studio ArtUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring

New Zealand Universities

Direct Enrollment in New Zealand universities. A variety of courses are available; for further information refer to Arcadia's, IFSA Butler's, or the universities' own websites directly. You can also consult the Off-Campus Studies staff. Some New Zealand universities that Carleton students have attended in the past are University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, and Victoria University in Wellington. Links to sites - http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/default.aspx?id=6737, http://www.ifsa-butler.org/new-zealand-overview.html
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, Environmental and Technology Studies, Geology, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

NYU Accra, Ghana

At NYU Accra, the capital city of Ghana, you'll have an exciting opportunity to experience firsthand the diversity and complexity of West Africa. In virtually any field of study, you'll find courses that challenge and inform, question and reveal. The academic program in Accra is unique among our sites because in addition to taking courses at the NYU Center you will have the opportunity to enroll directly in the local university to complete part of your course work. As you sit in class with the best and the brightest of Ghana's youth, you'll be taught by the nation's finest scholars.
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African/African-American Studies, Cross-Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Urban StudiesAfrica Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

NYU Paris

At NYU in Paris, the city is your classroom. You'll acquire or improve your French language skills while exploring the art, literature, politics, and history of this unparalleled city. The NYU Center in Paris is located on the Right Bank near the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero. Courses are available at the NYU Center, at the University of Paris, and at the Institut d'Études Politiques. All students take a required Workshop in French Language and Culture, which is an intensive two-week, two-credit French class at the start of the program and continue to study French for the rest of the semester. All courses maintain a tight focus on France - it's history, politics, literature, and arts - and are offered in both French and English.
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French and Francophone Studies, Literary and Cultural StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in Costa Rica: Global Health

OTS and Duke University sponsor the semester on Global Health, a program designed primarily for pre-med, biology, public health, and natural science majors to be trained in research in the areas of tropical medicine and public health in Costa Rica. Our 15-week undergraduate semester abroad program emphasizes the scientific, intercultural, and social aspects of global health, tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, and research topics in these subjects. Instruction focuses on the internationally-recognized OTS method of field-based, hands-on learning.
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Biology, Latin American Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in Costa Rica: Tropical Biology

Live and work at 6 different field stations, in 6 different ecosystems throughout Costa Rica. The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) ecology, complemented by a strong foundation in the social, political, economic, and scientific aspects of resource management and conservation. The semester program, designed for biology majors but open to students from all disciplines, represents a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of field ecology under the direct guidance of experienced ecologists. Our programs are academically rigorous and field-based. Students have ample opportunity to enjoy a hands-on, participatory learning process, as well as to expand their academic and personal horizons in the context of a supportive learning environment.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, Latin American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in South Africa: African Ecology & Conservation

South Africa’s rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation. Based in Kruger National Park, field study and research exercises will expose you to different types of savanna as you view the park’s abundant wildlife.
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African/African-American Studies, Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

Peruvian Universities

Direct Enrollment in Peruvian universities through IFSA Butler. A variety of courses are available; refer to the program website or consult Off-Campus Studies for further information. Peruvian Universities located in Lima.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Direct Enrollment.
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Art History, Dance, Educational Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, Latin American Studies, Music, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theater ArtsLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Rothberg School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

One Year/Semester Program (OYP) students benefit from a diversified academic experience while earning credits that may be transferred to their home college or university. A wide variety of courses, offered mainly in English, may provide credit in such areas as archaeology, business, history, literature, philosophy, religion, communications, international relations, political science, psychology, sociology and science.
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Arabic, Hebrew, History, Judaic Studies, Neuroscience, Political Science, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, ReligionEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Round River Conservation Studies in Namibia

Our program in Namibia offers a rich experience in community wildlife conservation. Students spend their time conducting various types of research in the Kunene Region and come away with diverse perspectives of how conservation is done here in local communities; perspectives that certainly cannot be taught in a classroom. Students will participate in many of the following activities: assist Round River with the KREA project by conducting community interviews, collecting GPS data for villages and water sources, and mapping livestock grazing patterns within a conservancy. This may also involve training community game guards on how to use GPS units; assist Save the Rhino Trust researchers in base-line ecological research efforts, including rhino census studies and habitat model field validation. Students typically spend two weeks per program “rhino-tracking,” often in very remote regions of the Kunene; and much much more.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

Round River Conservation Studies in Patagonia

Spend days hiking through Patagonian steppe and rare temperate grasslands watching herds of guanaco (a llama-like camelid) and exploring the beech forests and high peaks of the future Patagonia National Park. Learn from local residents and park guards how to track the local wildlife, survey critical habitat, and document the biodiversity of this ecologically rich and important region. Interact with local farmers and assist families in their efforts to learn about the area’s ecological and economic importance. Wander the landscape amongst snow-capped peaks and glacial rivers while experiencing the vibrant Chilean culture. Students will participate in many of the following activities: * Conduct ecological restoration activities * Monitor native species using motion-sensor cameras * Inventory flora and fauna species * Learn basic Spanish while participating in education events within local communities * Aid Conservación Patagónica to document the biodiversity and prioritize their conservation actions The Chacabuco Valley, the spectacular heart of the future Patagonia National Park, is located in a transitional zone between the semi-arid Patagonian steppe and temperate beech forests, thereby boasting amazing scenery and a span of habitats, from grasslands and wetlands to high alpine peaks. This habitat diversity supports the highest levels of biodiversity found in the Aysen region of Chile. While camped in Chacabuco students, in addition to their fieldwork and academics, participate in experiential learning with local researchers and residents on the region’s ecological, cultural, and agricultural history. Spanish language skills are not required, but a basic Spanish course is taught and Chilean students often participate in the program. With this exception all lectures and field activities are in English.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SEA Semester

By coming to SEA, you can get a semester’s credit for a 12-week program that takes place half on shore and half at sea. Our interdisciplinary program begins in Woods Hole, one of the world’s great centers for ocean research. Here you will study the chemistry, biology, physics, and geology of the oceans and you will design your own research project that you will carry out at sea. You will learn the history and culture of mariners who for centuries have gone to sea, an ancient tradition that you will join. You will discuss the major policy issues that will be tomorrow’s headlines. And you will learn what it requires to take a vessel under sail safely to the deep ocean and to international ports.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Geology, Marine Biology, Marine EcologyUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter, Winter/Spring, Spring, Summer

Semester in Environmental Science (SES) at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA

The Semester in Environmental Science is a 15-week fall semester at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The curriculum provides an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries. The curriculum leads students to develop research questions of their own. Equipped with new knowledge and techniques learned in the first weeks of the semester, they pursue independent research during the last six weeks of the program. SES students report their findings at a final symposium that is open to the entire Woods Hole scientific community, a world center for marine and environmental sciences.
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BiologyUnited States and Canada Fall, Summer

Siena School for Liberal Arts

The Siena School is a Cultural Institute which, in close collaboration with two non-profit organizations, is committed to running semester and summer study abroad programs where our students become a vital part of our ongoing cultural and social work. We believe in teaching our students how the academic content of our courses can be translated into a deeper understanding of our country and in socially meaningful projects. Studying at the Siena School means listening to all that Italy has to offer and giving back to our city as you become a contributing part of it. The Siena School semester programs are all based on three corner-stones: cultural immersion; Italian language; home-stays. All of our classes are small and we guarantee a high degree of interaction between teachers and students. We offer our students the possibility of enrolling in a series of more traditional, lecture-based courses or of experiencing community-based learning in our internship program in art and/or social work.The Siena School specializes in the following areas of study: history of art, art, social sciences and humanities.
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Art History, History, Sociology and Anthropology, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

SIT Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

Based in Buenos Aires, this program provides students interested in public health, health sciences, development studies, and other disciplines the opportunity to scrutinize health-related challenges in urban environments. Students will learn from academics and practitioners associated with leading institutions in Argentina, including ISALUD University and Hospital El Cruce.
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Development Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Spanish, Urban StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change

Examine the development strategies of South America’s Southern Cone countries - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Students consider the economic and social integration efforts through the experience of MERCOSUR (Mercado Común del Sur/Southern Common Market). Each student is presented with social, political, and economic problems as it deals with internal, regional, and global shifts. Based in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, students travel on educational excursions to three of the four MERCOSUR member nations. Lectures encompass each country's political and economic history while looking at salient social issues sets the stage for a deeper understanding on educational excursions. Field visits cover relevant issues such as alternative development, participatory democracy, grassroots movements and cultural identity. Students also gain insight into the different countries' view of MERCOSUR, its benefits and its problems.
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Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

Gain firsthand knowledge about diverse social movements and the struggle for human rights in Argentina. Argentina is a country renowned for heroic efforts against impunity, economic disenfranchisement, and social exclusion. Students travel throughout the nation, visiting social activists, local scholars, indigenous leaders, environmental advocates, rural organizers, and others who share their struggles, hopes, and dreams for their community, nation, and world.
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History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

The SIT Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action study abroad program is designed to empower students to make a positive contribution towards making our societies more sustainable. Students are not only given the knowledge needed to make informed judgments about environmental issues; they are inspired to believe that they can make a difference and are motivated to take action to address environmental problems. The program is based on the philosophy that environmental issues such as global climate change are so important in today’s world that all students, no matter what their major, should be 'ecologically literate.' Therefore the program welcomes students from all majors and values the diversity of academic perspectives that this brings.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

Explore how identities, cultural processes, and resources determine who controls and benefits from development in Bolivia. The program includes field excursions to Bolivia’s tropical lowlands and the altiplano, including spectacular Lake Titicaca and the world's highest capital city, La Paz. Homestays and intensive Spanish language instruction allow students to become deeply immersed in urban and rural Bolivian communities. Through the program’s thematic seminar, students consider the country’s contemporary economic development challenges, particularly among Bolivia’s large indigenous populations. Major topics of study include: Bolivia’s historical foundations, Andean and Amazonian culture and cosmovision and Development models and practices.
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Development Studies, Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Brazil: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology

Explore the key issues in natural resource management and human ecology currently affecting the Brazilian Amazon. Students consider the conflict between finite ecological resources and seemingly infinite human development demands on the Amazon River Basin. Belém, the program base at the mouth of the Amazon, is a principal center for Amazonian research. Participants gain firsthand insights into resource management and human ecology through excursions to rainforest villages, research laboratories, extractive industry sites, and archaeological sites. Excursions to southern Pará, an area of extensive logging and land degradation, provide opportunities to focus on current land use strategies and struggles, including a chance to interact with members of the Landless People’s Movement.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights

This program explores emerging health care issues in Brazil, particularly those related to the country's African Diaspora population, which comprises approximately 50 percent of Brazil's population. Particular attention is spent studying traditional Afro Brazilian healing practices, especially those rooted in the Candomblé spiritual belief system, on which many rural and urban communities still rely.
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Latin American Studies, Political Science, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development

Examine the multifaceted dynamics shaping development patterns in northeastern Brazil. These include social, political, and economic forces. Through thematic coursework, educational excursions, field study, and independent research students gain exceptional insight into the socioeconomic challenges facing the region's diverse populations. Cultural immersion in both urban and rural settings provides students with additional perspectives on the impact national and international socioeconomic and political policies are having on northeast Brazil.
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Development Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, Political ScienceLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development

Examine social, economic, and political development patterns in one of West Africa's most ethnically and geographically diverse countries. Cameroon is home to more than 200 ethnic groups and even more languages and dialects, and finding common ground for its national agendas poses an ongoing challenge. Famous for its folklore, art, and diverse environments, Cameroon is striving to preserve its cultural heritage and diversity in the face of globalization and pressing socioeconomic needs. Students have access to cultural activities, academic resources, and many of the international development organizations headquartered in the city. A two-week stay in the northern town of Ngaoundéré and excursions to western and coastal Cameroon give insight into how social change is manifested in different regions.
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African/African-American Studies, Development Studies, Economics, French and Francophone Studies, History, Women's and Gender StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

Examine the powerful relationship between education and social change. Consider the ways in which educational politics, strategy, and pedagogy influence society in Chile and Argentina. Students engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on the educational systems in urban and rural areas in Chile and Argentina, and observe first-hand the application of popular education as a tool for social change. The program offers students the opportunity to interact with prominent academics, policy makers, activists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to gain a panoramic understanding of the forces affecting Chile and Argentina's educational policies.
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Educational Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

Examine the political history of Chile in a contemporary cultural context. Gain insights into the forces at play as Chile works to reconcile with its past while moving forward politically, socially, and economically. Chile’s return to civilian rule after 18 years of military dictatorship has generated international interest. Recent efforts to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet have spurred worldwide debate on human rights and social justice, while economic policies and the actions of increasingly vocal indigenous groups fuel further debat
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Development Studies, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

Gain unique insight and exposure to health care policies, politics, and delivery methods in a multicultural and rapidly changing region of South America. Central to the program is an analysis of health reform intended primarily to improve health conditions of disadvantaged groups, particularly those in Chile, while also improving health care access for the population at large. Students carefully examine intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the context of Chile as well as southern Peru. Students consider different conceptions of wellness and healing, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous groups. The program gives students the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers.
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Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Chile: Social, Economic, and Political Transformation

Explore the political, social, and geographic dynamics shaping Chile's economic development. Students examine industries such as forestry, mining, agriculture, and tourism to develop a panoramic understanding of how the global market and local and foreign policies impact Chile’s export-driven economy. Students interact with policy analysts, government officials, union activists, and community leaders to learn about the broad influence of globalization on Chile's multinational companies as well as small-scale cooperatives and micro-enterprises. Intensive Spanish language study and homestays with host families in Santiago and Valle de Elicura connect students with Chilean culture and facilitate cross-cultural communication and field study.
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Development Studies, Economics, History, Political Economy, Political Science, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT China: Chinese Culture and Ethnic Minorities

Examine China's extraordinary cultural complexity in Yunnan Province, one of the world's most anthropologically and ecologically diverse locations. Through direct engagement with multiple sources of knowledge, students explore traditional cultures and beliefs, the impact of tourism on minority cultures, and the growing gap between urban and rural life in China. Intensive Chinese language instruction and homestays with host families in both urban and rural settings allow students to examine critical issues surrounding China's rich diversity from unique perspectives and in varied environments. Carefully-designed field excursions expose students to the environmental, cultural, and economic realities that characterize the region's different ethnic minorities. Visits to Dali, Lijiang, and Zhongdian bring students into direct engagement with local scholars, medical and development professionals, and Daoist, Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian religious leaders.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change

Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change. This program engages students of the humanities, studio arts, and social sciences with the history and visual, performing, and literary arts of the Czech Republic. Students are immersed in the country’s contemporary arts scene while uncovering its rich artistic heritage. Learn from leading artists, writers, and academics in theaters and art centers. Students engage with artists, civic leaders, and leading academics who share lessons learned from their experiences as visual artists, underground musicians, writers, and political dissidents confronting and contributing to the fall of a communist regime.
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Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Theater ArtsEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Explore the natural history of tropical ecosystems and the complexities of human adaptations to different environments in Ecuador. This country is home to more than 1,500 species of birds and 10 percent of the world’s known vascular plant species. Interactions with community members and local stakeholders who are grappling with conservation strategies within the context of heightened political, economic, and social pressures provide valuable context. The program base is historic Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Educational excursions take students to the high sierras of the Andes, the epiphyte-rich cloud forest, the rugged snow-line páramo, and the vast rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A guided, weeklong visit to the extraordinary Galápagos Islands provides access to plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Ecuador: Culture and Development

Discover a stunning range of natural environments and rich and diverse traditional heritage in Ecuador, a country rooted in ancient cultures. Today, development in this highly indigenous nation faces new challenges, including the recent dollarization. As Ecuador copes with political and economic transition, increasing participation on the part of indigenous organizations offers hope for a more inclusive and representative democracy. Quito, Ecuador's picturesque 9,000-foot-high capital, is a bustling city with international, colonial, and indigenous influences. Homestays in the semirural outskirts of Quito, as well as educational excursions to communities in the high sierras of the Andes, Amazon basin, and Pacific Coast, further students' understanding of the impact of Ecuador's cultural, political, and economic transformation on its national and cultural identity.
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Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT France: Language, Community, and Social Change

Students experience full language immersion through instruction at L’Institute Catholique de Toulouse, interdisciplinary seminars, and homestays in French communities. Students interact with French scholars, community members, local organizers, and arts groups. The program’s Community Service Project provides students an opportunity to increase language skills while giving back to the host community. The program is based in Toulouse, France’s second-largest urban university area. Toulouse is home to a world-class arts and cultural scene and is situated between the Pyrenees Mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Students also undertake several excursions outside Toulouse, including to the Pyrenees Orientales along the French-Spanish border.
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French and Francophone Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

Examine Ghanaian social, political, and economic structures through the lens of Ghana's artistic and literary expressions. A country of approximately 20 million people, Ghana boasts an outstanding artistic heritage that manifests itself in all aspects of cultural performance and craftworks. Students explore this rich heritage through deep and meaningful engagement with Ghanaian scholars, artists, dancers, musicians, painters, sculptors, weavers, writers, and other in-country experts. Interdisciplinary coursework, held in the classroom and in the field, reveals to students the historical and contemporary circumstances that have shaped Ghanaian society and the artistic outputs of this complex and highly diverse West African country.
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African/African-American Studies, Art History, Literary and Cultural Studies, Music, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT India: National Identity and the Arts

Explore the living legacy of an ancient civilization through its traditional and contemporary arts community. This program studies the visual and performing arts of India—its architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, film, dance, music, and drama—in historic and contemporary contexts. Students are challenged to consider the relationship between religion, art, and identity. Taking advantage of Delhi’s rich artistic heritage and lively contemporary arts scene, the program includes time at: historical and cultural sites, museums and art galleries, concerts and recitals, film festivals, and dance and drama performances.
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Art History, Asian Studies, Dance, Music, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian Studies, Theater ArtsAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

Examine socioeconomic development trends in northern India in the context of North Indian culture and identity. The program focuses on the state of Rajasthan, historically a princely and aristocratic state, and a center of Hindu, Jain, and Muslim traditions. Through thematic coursework, field study, and complementary educational excursions, students consider the diverse factors - internal and global - shaping India's development strategies and patterns and evaluate the sustainability of recent development efforts in North India. A central focus of the program is on capacity building, resource use, and social and economic change.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, History, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Indonesia: Arts, Religion and Social Change

Explore the relationship between religion, fine arts, performing arts, and social organization in contemporary Bali. Through thematic seminars, field study, independent research, and deep cultural immersion, students scrutinize the current and emerging debates on the future of Balinese culture and society in relation to mounting global pressures such as increased development and international tourism. Students are exposed to a variety of perspectives, including Indonesian and international academics, local writers, artists, and community leaders, through SIT’s extensive in-country networks. Specific emphasis in this program is placed on traditional and shifting Balinese art forms. Students examine topics including how religious and spiritual rituals of Balinese Hinduism lend themselves easily to artistic representation, and the manner in which new Balinese styles are emerging both from within the community and from external sources. Throughout the semester, students have unique opportunities to learn Balinese dance, the music of the Balinese gamelan ensembles, mask making, and other local artistic practices alongside well respected masters of their field.
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Art History, Dance, Development Studies, Music, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Ireland: Transformation of Social and Political Conflict

Through thematic seminars, field study, and primary research, students examine current theories of conflict and conflict transformation with a particular focus on the following topics: sectarian and ethnic conflict, structural violence and the state, historical roots of conflict, social and political inequality and creation of sustainable peace. Students consider the ways in which conflict can become embedded in the social, political, and economic realities of societies and cultures.
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History, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Jordan: Health and Community Development

Based in Amman, this newly launched program will explore healthcare policy, public health realities, and healthcare infrastructure in urban and rural areas of Jordan and among specific population groups.
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Arabic, Development Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

SIT Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

Jordan has made enormous strides recently in health care, literacy, and democratic and economic reform. However, it remains challenged by a lack of natural resources, environmental concerns, economic and social issues, and the impact of Palestinian immigrants and refugees, who now make up more than half of the nation’s population. More recently, Iraqi refugees have been pouring into the country and changing the demographic and physical landscapes of the capital. Based in the capital city of Amman, students conduct academic fieldwork within Jordan. A one-week visit to Egypt, conditions permitting, offers students additional regional insights.
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Arabic, Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

SIT Kenya: Health and Community Development

Explore the intersections of economics, health, and social development in Kenya. Kenya is home to more than 40 ethnic groups, each retaining a strong sense of cultural identity. Students will learn about Kenya’s advances in educational training, infrastructure, and technical development, and gain an understanding of the vibrant private sector and successful coalition-building efforts that have helped to strengthen Kenya’s economy. Homestays and educational excursions help illustrate that access to health care remains an issue for this predominantly rural population. Students interact with a wide array of local contacts in cosmopolitan, multiethnic Nairobi, the regional base for numerous local and international nongovernmental organizations engaged in development and health-related projects.
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African/African-American Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Kenya: Urbanization, Health & Human Rights

This program examines health and human rights in Kenya through a complex constellation of urban issues including housing, urban infrastructures, land tenure, informal settlements, food (in)security in the city, and evictions.
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Development Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, International Relations, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Study ecology in an island nation that has been isolated from other landmasses for more than one hundred million years. Madagascar’s unique evolutionary path has produced an immeasurable contribution to the world’s biodiversity—more than 80 percent of the flora and fauna are endemic. Classroom and field-based instruction in natural and social scientific methods encourage students to analyze environmental issues in an array of ecosystems, including rainforests, dry spiny forests, alpine and transitional forests, savanna, gallery and littoral forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. Studies in French and Malagasy, combined with a homestay, a village stay, and numerous excursions to national parks, offer students a balanced social- and natural-science view and perspective on long-term conservation and the development needs of local populations.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, French and Francophone StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Madagascar: National Identity and Social Change

Explore identity formation and socioeconomic and political transition in the context of Madagascar's remarkable ethnic and geographic diversity. Through immersion in the country's dynamic capital city, Antananarivo, and the west coast town of Mahajanga, as well as on excursions in the country's eastern and northwestern regions, students develop an in-depth understanding of the domestic and external influences that continue to shape this island nation today. Students spend the semester uncovering the many layers of Madagascar's rich cultural heritage to discover why Madagascar prides itself on unity amidst diversity. The program's core academic components include a thematic seminar, a field study seminar, language instruction in both French and Malagasy, and an Independent Study Project (ISP). Field-based activities throughout the semester as well as urban and rural homestays complement the academic program. These components are designed to reveal the complexity of contemporary Malagasy culture and society while opening doors that allow students to participate in the daily life of host communities.
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African/African-American Studies, Development Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

Mongolia offers a fascinating study of the interplay between foreign engagement, economic development, and natural resource utilization. This program examines Mongolia's socio-economic and political reform; diplomatic engagement with major global economies; and regional relations. Students experience how resource management issues - including mining, conservation of pasturelands, and grazing rights - are shaping public and private life and traditional identity. During the rural excursion, students live alongside nomadic herding communities and experience some of the most pristine natural environments in the world.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Examine Islam as a system of thought, Morocco’s political system and monarchy, and the country’s place in the Middle East and in African, Berber, and Arab cultures. Additional studies focus on women’s place within Moroccan society and contemporary development challenges. This nation’s history and culture reflect the influence of a long succession of invaders and settlers as well as the indigenous Berbers, who make up half of Morocco’s population. Based in the cosmopolitan city of Rabat, students study Arabic and acquire an in-depth appreciation of a rich and rapidly changing society in Morocco. Excursions include the four imperial cities of Fès, Meknès, Rabat, and Marrakech. Students also travel to Zagora and Essaouira to explore the roles Morocco has played in Africa and southwestern Europe, both as a medieval and post-renaissance empire and as a contemporary society.
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African/African-American Studies, Arabic, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Nepal: Development and Social Change

Witness the challenges facing Nepal as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change. Renowned for its scenery, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the remnants of tropical jungles in the tarai, Nepal is a land of complex ethnic and cultural diversity. Many Nepalese communities—shaped by their physical environments and pressured by scarce resources—have found innovative solutions that have helped them move forward in a challenging environment. Today, international development, internal political conflict, an emerging civil society, and the global market are all working to redefine Nepal in the twenty-first century. Based in the Kathmandu Valley, students also take field excursions to the tarai, the Indian hills station of Darjeeling, and a village in the Himalayas, as they examine topics ranging from preservation of historic cities to tourist impact on local culture and national parks.
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Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Examine the diversity of Himalayan societies across the South Asian sub-continent, with special emphasis on the Tibetan experience and identity. Through thematic lectures and field work, students explore issues of cultural preservation, religious revival, and sub-regional geopolitics and are challenged to consider the contemporary and historic linkages connecting different Himalayan communities. Questions of self-identification and recognition, as well as issues of diaspora, exile, and migration, are important topics for analysis in this program. From the program base in Nepal, students gain access to a rich array of academic resources throughout the Kathmandu Valley and beyond, learning from prominent Tibetan and Newar Buddhist scholars, as well as regional, ethnic (Sherpa and Tamang), and community experts.
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Asian Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

Based in Amsterdam, students explore the intersections of Dutch and international perspectives. Students select one Sexuality and Gender Seminar program module from choices including Critical Theory, Tolerance and Sexual Health Education, or Filmmaking with a Sexuality and Gender Lens (offered fall semester only). Each student also chooses a Field Study practicum with a Dutch or international organization.
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Cinema and Media Studies, Cross-Cultural Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Nicaragua: Revolution, Transformation, and Civil Society

Examine the different ways in which Nicaraguan movements are shaped by domestic and external influences, including US foreign policy. Students consider the repercussions of recent Central American revolutionary movements, including those focused on women, indigenous people, campesinos/as, and the environment, and also discuss Nicaragua’s future.
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History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Political Science, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Examine traditional and contemporary societies in Peru, home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the Americas. This program explores the ways in which Peru has been shaped by complex historical legacies, a multiethnic population, and profound social and economic disparities between its different ethnic groups. Topics for study include: rights, advocacy, and policy; community development; the arts, including pre-Columbian artistic expression; identity-recognition; and impact of international corporations.
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Development Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peace-Building

This program examines the origins of conflict in Rwanda; the social, human, and psychological impacts of genocide; and the challenges and opportunities of post-conflict restoration. Students learn from Rwandan and Ugandan academics as well as local and international professionals working in the areas of transitional justice, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconciliation. Field visits to genocide memorials, museums, and commissions working toward reconciliation are an essential part of the program. Students also learn about post-conflict reconciliation in a very different context during the program’s two-week excursion to northern Uganda.
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International Relations, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall

SIT Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Examine traditional society and social transition in the context of Oceania. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and independent research, students explore processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities. Students consider the impact of new and different values on Pacific Island communities and social structures in light of development and globalization pressures. Topics for study in the context of the Pacific include: impacts and incorporation of Christianity; the shift from a subsistence to cash economy; introduction of human rights into a communal society; migration patterns and the role of remittances; social changes resulting from globalization, migration, and development in Samoa, American Samoa, and Fiji; and the current "coup culture" in Fiji.
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Development Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Senegal: National Identity and the Arts

Experience the enormous contribution to African arts and culture made by Senegal, a nation that has inspired three centuries of poets, novelists, and artists. Led to independence by internationally acclaimed poet and philosopher Leopold Senghor, this West African nation has long emphasized the role of art and culture in society. With the capital city of Dakar as home base, students examine topics such as the role of Islam in Senegalese life, contemporary development and poverty, and the history of the slave trade. Arts workshops focusing on areas such as batik making, ceramics, and sand painting, or musical training ranging from Senegalese dance to traditional instruments, add a hands-on component. Homestays, a rural visit, and educational excursions to Sine-Saloum Delta, Gorée Island, Saint-Louis, and Petite Côte complement field and classroom instruction.
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African/African-American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Dance, French and Francophone Studies, Music, Sociology and Anthropology, Studio Art, Theater ArtsAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

Through thematic lectures and seminars, complemented by site visits and program excursions, students experience various aspects of the far-reaching changes, particularly peacebuilding, taking place in Balkan societies. Students gain a theoretical framework and increased knowledge to better examine post-conflict transformation in the context of this region.
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European Studies, History, Political Science, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

Students will focus on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and western medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Building on a multidisciplinary and historical analysis of health in South Africa, the program explores critical issues and initiatives in a nation where health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing health problems.
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African/African-American Studies, Educational Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT South Africa: Multiculturalism & Human Rights

South Africa is truly a multicultural society, with 11 national languages and numerous ethnic groups. While South Africans have seen tremendous change since the first multiracial elections in 1994, they anticipate a long road before achieving the stated goal of equality. Cape Town, the program base, was one of the first South African cities to voluntarily promote racial integration. In a typical semester, students complete four homestays —each providing the opportunity to meet and interact with South Africans from different geographic and ethnic backgrounds. The strong emphasis on the homestay as experiential learning complements lectures, discussions, field-based assignments, and excursions to provide a multidisciplinary analysis of the country.
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African/African-American Studies, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

Explore the dynamic socioeconomic, political, and cultural processes of South Africa, an extraordinarily diverse country in transition. Similar to other countries around the world, South Africa is striving to free itself of a legacy of racial discrimination, economic exploitation, and political authoritarianism to build a new democratic and equitable regime. Through coursework and community engagement, students discover the significant role that Durban, the program's base, has played in South African history, particularly its role in apartheid. To provide students with learning opportunities in many different contexts, the program also includes field visits to Johannesburg, Cape Town, rural parts of both KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, the Umfolozi and Hluhluwe Game Reserves, and the Drakensberg Mountain range.
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African/African-American Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Spain: Language, Community, and Social Change

The program combines intensive language study with coursework on Spain’s society and community service. Students are completely immersed in a Spanish-speaking environment. Students of all levels have the opportunity to rapidly improve their Spanish while examining the political, social, and cultural forces shaping contemporary Spain. The program’s seminar explores Spain’s turbulent history, growing domestic diversity, and deeper integration within the European Union. Students also conduct a community project appropriate to their language proficiency level. The project enables students to expand language immersion and community involvement while forming partnerships with their host community. Students live for twelve weeks with a host family in Granada and spend three days at a rural house in the "Alpujarras" within the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The program also includes a five-day academic excursion in northern Morocco.
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European Studies, SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy

Grounded in a framework of social justice, this program focuses on vulnerable groups, and critiques organizations that respond to their needs. Classroom seminars are supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and nongovernmental organizations, including the University Hospital of Geneva, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the World Health Organization. Interactive research studies and field excursions in Switzerland and Morocco deepen students' understanding of the challenges faced by organizations that foster public health, human rights, peacebuilding, multilateral diplomacy, environmental accountability, and sustainable development.
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Development Studies, European Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Since the onset of conflict in Iraq, the role of international organizations in maintaining world peace and promoting development of countries in the global South has become increasingly controversial. This program enables students to increase their understanding of the multifaceted United Nations system, while also examining the extraordinarily large number of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) based in Geneva. Throughout the program students attend seminars and complete field-based assignments. Each student will engage in interactive research to develop in-depth competence in an area of particular interest.
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Economics, International Relations, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall

SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Examine coastal ecology and natural resource management in one of the most remarkable areas of the world: Zanzibar and the islands of the Western Indian Ocean. The region's geographic location and distinct ecological conditions allow students to study specific environmental topics, including tropical forest management and coral reef conservation, in a unique context. Through thematic coursework and direct field experience students are exposed to multiple sources of knowledge in order to better understand the dual imperatives of economic growth and environmental protection. The program is based in Zanzibar's historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Unguja Island. In Stone Town, students attend lectures at the well-regarded Institute of Marine Science, where they work on a range of observation assignments.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

Develop insight into the delicate balance between socioeconomic goals and ecological concerns in the vast wilderness expanses of Tanzania. Home to Serengeti National Park—the site of the largest wildlife migration on earth—Tanzania features tropical, temperate, and alpine forests. Ngorongoro Crater, a 12-mile-wide extinct volcano, is one of the wonders of the natural world. Within these disparate ecosystems, issues of population growth, land use, and tourism development are in tense juxtaposition with wildlife conservation efforts. From the program base in the heart of Tanzania's most renowned wilderness parks, students explore the country’s diverse human and natural environments through seminars and field visits to nature reserves and conservation areas. Swahili language study and a rural stay with a Maasai community complement classroom work and field research.
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African/African-American Studies, Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa

Examine contemporary social movements and identity formation in Tunisia and North Africa. As emerging economies, Tunisia and its neighbors are in a transitional phase, and while they share much in common—particularly with respect to large populations of youth—each country is addressing current political, economic, and cultural challenges in distinct ways. Students consider how factors such as western-style capitalism, Maghreb relations in North Africa, local and national politics, and engagement with Europe are intersecting to shape identity in states across the region. Outstanding learning opportunities in Tunis and beyond. SIT students are able to take full advantage of the unique learning opportunities offered in the capital of Tunis. They attend lectures by academics from Tunis University and interact with local artists, experts from civil society, and activists from local NGOs and community organizations.
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African/African-American Studies, Arabic, Development Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Uganda: Development Studies

Work closely with faculty and students from Makerere University to study complex issues of social and economic development in Uganda, a once-turbulent nation with a fast-growing economy. A custom two-week module with a choice of focus on public health, grassroots development, or gender and development provides opportunities to work with organizations such as the Kasangati Health Center, the Uganda Change Agent Association, and the women and gender studies department at Makerere University. Based in Kampala, Uganda's thriving capital, the program also offers an in-depth, hands-on practicum with one of the country's many international or grassroots development agencies to provide a deeper understanding of the practice of development work. Field visits to rural areas explore what lies beyond the rhetoric of the "development industry" as students learn about the diverse strengths and needs of this changing nation.
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African/African-American Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Political ScienceAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation and Community Building

This program examines the origins of the conflict in northern Uganda; issues of identity construction in the Ugandan context; and ongoing efforts by Ugandans to advance peace, community building, and reconciliation. A major focus of the program is on the challenges associated with displacement: estimates suggest that the number of internally displaced Ugandans reached 1.7 million people, amounting to roughly 80 percent of the regional population. Students learn from Ugandan academics, community leaders, and international professionals working in the areas of post-conflict transformation, peacebuilding, sustainable reconciliation, and community development
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International Relations, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAfrica Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

Examine economic and social development in the cultural context of Viet Nam, one of Southeast Asia's most fascinating and rapidly changing countries. After emerging from decades of war and isolation, Viet Nam today is experiencing tremendous growth and, over the last decade, has boasted one of the strongest economies in Asia. Concurrent with this growth, the country has been wrestling with critical issues such as sustainable resource management, intense urbanization, changing family and marriage patterns, and integration with global networks and institutions. Students in the Viet Nam: National Development and Globalization program examine these trends firsthand. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and complementary educational excursions led by academic and community experts, students learn about Viet Nam's history, social characteristics, and recent economic development trends. Intensive language study and meaningful homestays, in two distinct regions, further facilitate deep cultural immersion and cross cultural learning.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Spanish Studies Abroad: Alicante, Spain

If you are looking to study abroad in Spain, you will find that the city Alicante provides a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with many opportunities to meet Spanish students and enjoy the local culture. Spanish Studies Abroad students study onsite at Universidad de Alicante, which allows students at any Spanish language level the opportunity to become integrated into Spanish student life.
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SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Fall/Winter, Winter, Winter/Spring, Summer

Spanish Studies Abroad: Seville

Seville, a beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, is the centerpiece of your study abroad experience. Seville has a temperate climate and rich cultural life. As the land of Carmen and Don Juan, Seville embodies the culture of Southern Spain.
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SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Fall/Winter, Winter Break, Winter, Winter/Spring, Summer

Swedish Program in Stockholm

The Swedish Program is sponsored by Stockholm University and by a consortium of American colleges and universities. The campus is located just ten minutes to the heart of the city by subway. It is quite easy for students to benefit from the rich cultural life the city has to offer as well as other forms of entertainment. Stockholm University is a major teaching/research university and home to 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students. However, the campus has a much smaller “feel” to it. The university is situated in the middle of the first national, city park in the world. Pine forests and the Baltic Sea surround the campus. The buildings are both modern and historic with distinctive contemporary art and sculpture scattered around campus.
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European Studies, History, Political Science, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring

Tel Aviv University

Direct Enrollment.
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Art History, Environmental and Technology Studies, Hebrew, History, International Relations, Judaic StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

The Ailey/Professional Performing Arts School

In The Ailey School/PPAS Program, 70-80 Dance Majors attend academic classes every morning at the Professional Performing Arts high school from 7:45am to 1:20pm. In the afternoon, a school bus takes them to The Ailey School where they attend two dance classes from 1:45pm to 4:30pm. Students are placed in one of four technique levels at a placement audition at the beginning of the school year. Each level takes in a broad curriculum of 7 to 10 classes each week that includes ballet, modern dance, West African, Jazz and other techniques. The curriculum is designed to promote consummate technical progress appropriate for each student's age and stage of physical development. The weekly schedule is supplemented by regular workshops and lectures on dance history, nutrition, anatomy, injury prevention, body conditioning, music for dancers, West African dance, improvisation, career transition, college preparation, and audition practice. Workshops are taught by the distinguished faculty and staff of The Ailey School.
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DanceUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

The Alliance for Global Education in Beijing

This program offers students 12 class hours per week of Chinese language during the fall and spring semesters and 15 hours per week during the summer as well as the opportunity to examine modern China through courses in English in several disciplines including economics, film studies, women’s studies, and cultural studies. Students may enroll for a semester, summer, or academic year, or a combination of a semester and summer term. Students are encouraged to consider spending their second term in China in a different Alliance program to deepen their knowledge of China’s regional diversity. Click here to view a full listing of textbooks and lessons by Alliance program and Chinese language level.
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Chinese, East Asian Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Political ScienceAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

The Alliance for Global Education in India: Development, Environment, Public Health

The program is designed for students from a wide variety of majors and academic interests, with a curriculum that spans development studies, economics, public health, environmental studies, international affairs, political science, film and media studies, anthropology, history, and women's studies. By providing a core academic base and allowing progressive specialization though electives, culminating in an internship or directed research project of the student's own choosing, the Alliance's Contemporary India program takes an interdisciplinary yet focused approach to these timely and provocative issues, both as they apply to India and in their global context.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, Political Economy, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

The Alliance for Global Education in India: Public Health and Indian Studies at Manipal University

Located in the heart of the coastal belt of Karnataka, just north of Kerala, this exciting new program focuses primarily on health sciences, with direct-enroll course options addressing rural public health, global health, national health policy, and Ayurveda. These courses include field-based practicum components alongside other Manipal students, with regular visits to the university’s rural health clinics and main hospital. In addition to courses on public health, students also take courses on Indian Studies, including a specially-designed Contemporary Indian Society course exclusively for Alliance students, and other electives within the university’s Study Abroad Programme (SAP). Students primarily interested in Indian Studies can also opt out of the public health courses and participate fully in Manipal’s general SAP.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

UK Universities

Direct Enrollment in United Kingdom universities. A variety of courses are available; for further information refer to Arcadia's, IFSA Butler's, or the universities' own websites directly. You can also consult the Off-Campus Studies staff. Some UK universities that Carleton students have attended in the past are King's College-University of London, Oxford University, Queen Mary-University of London, University of Aberdeen, University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Cardiff, University of Edinburgh, University of Lancaster, University of St. Andrews as well as others.England: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/england-overview.html, Wales: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/wales-overview.html, Northern Ireland: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/northern-ireland-overview.html, Scotland: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scotland-overview.html
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Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Cinema and Media Studies, Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, Economics, Educational Studies, English, Environmental and Technology Studies, European Studies, History, Judaic Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Direct Enrollment.
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Archaeology, Educational Studies, Latin American Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, SpanishLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Universidad de San Andrés

Founded in 1989, the Universidad de San Andrés is a small, private university that quickly earned national and international recognition for its academic excellence. The director of the Foreign Studies Office and staff conduct an academic and cultural orientation at the beginning of each semester. The two-day orientation program is designed to aid students with their adjustment to Argentina, facilitates, cultural understanding on an academic and social level, and provides practical information. Throughout the semester, the Foreign Studies Office organizes excursions to sites in and around the capital.
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Latin American Studies, SpanishLatin America Fall, Winter/Spring

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Direct Enrollment
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Art History, Latin American Studies, Spanish, Studio ArtLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy

This Program provides a challenging opportunity for the serious art student who wishes to combine international travel with an intensive studio and classroom experience. The medieval hilltown of Cortona offers a rich historical environment where students can easily integrate with the lifestyle of a typical Italian community. Students can choose from a variety of classes each semester. During the spring or fall, students should select 4 courses. All students are required to take Art History 3020. They can select 3 additional classes from those offered. During the summer, students can take 3 classes. They are highly encouraged to take Art History 3020 as it is such an important part of the program. Non-studio majors who have not completed Drawing I, Color Theory, 2-D and 3-D Design can choose from Ceramics, Jewelry, and Paper Making/Book Arts. During the spring semester, several Creative Writing courses are offered. During May and June, three Maymester programs are scheduled to be offered - Science, Viticulture/Enology, and Drama.
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Art History, English, Studio ArtEurope/UK & the Middle East Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

University of Haifa

Direct Enrollment.
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Arabic, Hebrew, Judaic Studies, Linguistics, PsychologyEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

University of Iowa in South India

Located in Mysore, a lovely mid-sized city in the southern state of Karnataka, the University of Iowa's Semester in South India program allows students to explore India's rich classical heritage and the contemporary forces that are rapidly reshaping this powerful nation. Through classes, field trips and independent study, students learn firsthand the depth of India's past, the issues faced by its society today, and the questions it faces for the future.
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Asian Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Religion, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall

University of Minnesota in Mérida, Venezuela

Live and study in Venezuela. Spend the semester surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. Explore the cloud forest, ride on the tallest cable car in the world, visit Angel Falls, eat arepas, and become an expert at reaggaton all while enjoying great individual academic attention by native Venezuelans and living "la vida chevere."
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SpanishLatin America Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

University of Minnesota in Montpellier, France

Live and study in Montpellier, one of France’s fastest growing cities and an emerging cultural and educational center. Within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to 100,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. It is the ideal place for an introduction to French language and culture. Based at the Paul Valéry University, the liberal arts division of the University of Montpellier, this program also provides access to the highly regarded medical, engineering, and law departments through an extremely flexible course structure. Choose from a mix of special courses with American and foreign students, and regular University of Montpellier courses with French students. Host family, apartment, or dormitory living allows for different types of integration into everyday French culture. Supplemental excursions introduce the unique flavor of southern France.
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French and Francophone StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

University of Minnesota in Toledo, Spain

This program is offered in collaboration with the prestigious José Ortega y Gasset Foundation and the University of Minnesota. Based in a converted 16th Century convent, the program offers modern learning facilities surrounded by spectacular views of the city, and easy access to the downtown area and public transit. In addition to the opportunity to improve Spanish language ability, the program offers a wide range of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Located just an hour from Madrid, Toledo is an excellent base from which to explore Spain.
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SpanishEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

University of St. Andrews Pre-Med Program

IFSA-Butler and St. Andrews are proud to offer a terrific pre-med opportunity for fall semester students. This option is geared toward participants who plan to attend medical school after graduation. The fall pre-med option includes an Organic Chemistry course that is designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler pre-med students and taught by St. Andrews faculty. Students can round out their fall semester with other related courses from St. Andrews’ science schools, which offer study in areas such as biology, biochemistry, physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, etc. or they can choose courses from non-science schools at St. Andrews.
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Biochemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Wellesley in Aix

The focus of our program is authentic access to French culture. Language is the key, of course. Wellesley-in-Aix energetically supports your efforts to achieve fluency in French, because it’s language that really allows you to enter deeply into the culture. To move within a new frame of cultural reference, to develop routines that integrate you into the rhythm of the city, to have French sounds and songs and bilingual jokes in your head—these are deep intellectual pleasures.
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Art History, French and Francophone Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political ScienceEurope/UK & the Middle East Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Williams Mystic Maritime Studies Program

Our curriculum is based on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary hands-on course of study focused on the world's oceans and coastlines. Together, students of all majors study the history, literature, policy and science of the sea. And of course, your classroom is the nation around us, enriched by three field seminars. An ocean voyage off of Cape Cod or Florida exploring this vast world of water begins our semester's studies. Beaches, tugboats and container ships are part of a cross-disciplinary study on America's Pacific Coast. In the Gulf of Mexico, bayous, marshes and oil rigs in Louisiana lay the foundation for our studies of this dynamic coast.
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American Studies, Biology, Environmental and Technology Studies, HistoryUnited States and Canada Fall, Winter/Spring

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