Beliefs, Values, Ethics

Belgium:

Leuven - Program in European Culture and Society
  • Primarily for philosophy students or those who wish to work on advanced projects in the social sciences, the Program in European Culture and Society operates in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, the largest university in Belgium.
  • The program curriculum is taught in English and is ideal for students with an appropriate background seeking advanced coursework in philosophy, who are eligible to enroll in courses offered by the prestigious Institute of Philosophy. Program participants are fully integrated with Belgian students and international students from throughout Europe. Intensive Dutch language is a required part of the program.
  • Weekend homestays are part of the program orientation. Field trips are provided to such historic locations as Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent, and to the institutions of the European Community in Brussels. Students may participate in extracurricular activities both at the university and in the city of Leuven, where many opportunities exist in music, museum, and fine arts activities.
  • Housing is arranged in private student accommodation.
  • Eligibility: Major or substantial course work in philosophy. Social science students must submit a plan for a specific project supported by their academic adviser.

Advisor(s):
Professor Schrift, (Philosophy) Steiner 311
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Philosophy
History
European Studies
Website: Program Website

Annelies Kindt | Faculty of Arts | International Office | International Mobility and Cooperation Office | Blijde Inkomststraat 21 / 3312 | BE-3000 Leuven (Belgium) | Phone: +32 16 32 87 09 | Fax: +32-16-32 47 31 | E-mail: Annelies.Kindt[at]arts.kuleuven[dot]be

Czech Republic:

Prague - CET - Jewish Studies

CET in Prague: Central European StudiesJewish Studies and Film Studies are three different programs located in an excellent central location from which students are able to explore the history, politics and culture of Central Europe

Why study in Prague?

  • Opportunity to gain an historical and cultural perspective on the Central European region from the vantage point of an important political and cultural national capital
  • Academic excursions to different parts of Czech Republic, Hungary, and Germany
  • Liberal arts curriculum taught by Czech scholars
  • Electives in Jewish Studies
  • Location:  Prague, Czech Republic
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Political and Cultural History of East Central Europe in the 20th Century, Czech, and Traveling Seminar.  Courses on different programs include Central European Studies, Jewish Studies, and Film Studies provided by the Humanities Faculty of Charles University and FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts.
  • Field trips:  Budapest, Slovakia, and Vienna  
  • Housing: Apartments 
  • Prerequisites: None.  European history and/or politics recommended 
  • Calendar: Fall or spring.

You may also wish to consider:

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: CET Academic Programs | (800) 225-4262 | cet[at]academic-travel[dot]com

Advisor(s):
Professor Armstrong, (Russian) ARH 232D
Professor Vishevsky, (Russian) ARH 232B
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Central and East European Studies
History
Jewish Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Website: CET in Prague: Central European StudiesJewish Studies and Film Studies

Egypt:

Cairo - American University in Cairo
  • Founded in 1919, the AUC welcomes over 200 study-abroad students each semester, who are fully integrated into the academic and student life of the institution.
  • Teaching primarily in English, AUC is fully accredited in both Egypt and the United States and is recognized as one of the premier institutions of higher Education in The Middle East. Program participants study together with full-time students from Egypt and more than seventy other countries in classes offered by a highly international faculty in a wide range of disciplines, including Arabic as a foreign language, which is required.
  • The AUC Arabic Language Institute maintains the largest corps of full-time professional Arabic language teachers in the world and offers a variety of intensive programs in Modern Standard and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic at all levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.
  • A comprehensive university with a liberal arts core curriculum, AUC provides the possibility of coursework in virtually all subject areas, as well as interdisciplinary concentrations such as Arab Culture and History, Arab Society, Egyptology, Islamic Civilization, Islamic Art and Architecture, Politics of the Middle East, and Economic Development. Courses are also available in the sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science.
  • In addition to group travel opportunities provided by the university and student organizations, field trips to major historical sites and monuments are a regular part of many courses.
  • Housing is provided in university accommodation with Egyptian or international student roommates. 
  • Eligibility: Minimum GPA: 2.75. Admission is competitive. Arabic language and coursework related to the Middle East highly recommended.

Advisor(s):
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Professor Prevost, (History) Mears 306
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Arabic
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
History
Political Science
Website: Program Website

American University in Cairo (AUC) Office of Student Affairs | 212-730-8800 | Fax: 212-730-1600 | aucegypt[at]aucnyo[dot]edu

Cairo - AMIDEAST - Area and Arabic Language Studies
  • The AMIDEAST program in Cairo, Egypt, located in Dokki, on the west bank of the Nile, offers the study of modern Egyptian culture, taught in English, together with Arabic language instruction.
  • Students in the Modern Middle East/North African (MENA) Studies Program carry 16 credit-hours per semester. All students enroll in Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, "Contemporary Issues in Egypt and the Arab World," and two electives from offerings in Modern MENA Studies in a variety of disciplines. Modern Standard Arabic is offered at the advanced beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. Egyptian Arabic instruction begins during on-site orientation and continues throughout the semester. For language instruction, AMIDEAST partners with the Arab Academy, one of the most successful Arabic Language immersion programs in the Middle East, serving individuals and institutions from the U.S., Europe, Af rica, and Asia.
  • It also hosts students from African countries sponsored by the Islamic Development Bank in Je ddah, Saudi Arabia. Elective courses include: The City of Cairo, Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa, Introduction to Ancient Egypt, International Relations in the Middle East and North Africa, Modern Arab Literature, Women and Gender in Islam. Special activities include contacts with local NGOS for non-credit service-learning projects and internships.
  • Excursions include: Pyramids, Upper Egypt, and Alexandria.
  • Housing is provided in shared apartments in neighboring districts of Cairo.
  • Eligibility: At least one semester of Arabic. Course relevant to the region recommended.

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Egypt | (202) 776-9614 | Fax: (202) 776-7014 | MoroccoStudy[at]amideast[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Professor Prevost, (History) Mears 306
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Arabic
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
History
Political Science
Website: Program Website

Jordan:

Amman – ACM - Middle East and Arabic Language Studies

The fall semester 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. Students then begin their classwork, where they have the opportunity to choose elective classes from a wide range of coursework in areas such as anthropology, Islamic art, economics, political science, religion, and sociology, along with a class relevant to the region that is taught by the visiting ACM faculty member. 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.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Arabic
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
History
Political Science
Website: Program Website

Amman – AMIDEAST - Area and Arabic Language Studies
  • The AMIDEAST program in Amman, Jordan features the study of Modern Standard as well as Jordanian Arabic, and students select three other courses from offerings in Middle East and North African studies in a variety of disciplines to complete a 16-credit semester.
  • Modern Standard Arabic is offered at the advanced beginning, intermediate, or advanced level, and Jordanian Arabic instruction begins during on-site orientation and continues throughout the semester. Students are placed in classes appropriate to their level.
  • For language instruction, AMIDEAST partners with the Qasid Institute for Classical and Modern Standard Arabic, one of the leading programs in the Middle East. In addition to Arabic language, students may choose three courses from the following electives, depending on the semester: Environmental Issues in the Middle East, Contemporary Jordanian Culture, Modern Arabic Art, Contemporary Issues in the Arab World, Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East, Islamic Political Movements, Arab Society from Within, the Palestinian Issue in Middle East Politics, Contemporary Islamic Thought, Women and Society in the Arab World.
  • Special activities include contacts with local NGOS for non-credit service-learning projects and internships. Excursions include Petra, and sites in Biblical and Northern Jordan.
  • Students have a choice of living arrangements and meal plans, including living with a Jordanian family and a shared apartment.
  • Eligibility: At least one semester of Arabic. Course relevant to the region recommended.  

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Jordan | (202) 776-9614 | Fax: (202) 776-7014 | MoroccoStudy[at]amideast[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Arabic
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
History
Political Science
Website: Program Website

India:

Delhi - Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

Institute for the International Education of Students in Delhi, India focuses on contemporary India in its cultural and historical context and offering an extremely wide  range of possible coursework, including university courses with Indian students.

Why study in Delhi?

  • capital of world’s largest democracy, center of growing economic power 
  • university courses with local students 
  • volunteer opportunities in fields of environment, development, health, and human rights
  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Required: Cities of Delhi and  Hindi .  IES Center electives include courses in Anthropology, Economics, English Literature, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Film Studies.   Courses may also be taken at Delhi University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). 
  • Field trips: Agra and Taj Mahal, Delhi region, South India.
  • Housing: Homestay or rooming house
  • Prerequisites: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Coursework on India or development recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall and spring semester. 

You may also wish to consider:

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Professor Kapila, (English) Mears 215
Professor Prevost, (History) Mears 306
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Economics
English
Global Development Studies
History
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

Madurai - South India Term Abroad (SITA)

South India Term Abroad Program (SITA) operates in the temple city of Madurai in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu, one of India's most important centers of religious pilgrimage. 

  • Location: Madurai, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Required: Tamil Language, Ethnographic Field Methods, and Independent Study.  Two electives: Environmental Issues in South India; Media, Culture, & Urban Identity in South India; Modern Indian Fiction; Myth, Religion, and Art in South India.
  • Field trips: Various sites in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka
  • Housing: home-stays
  • Prerequisites: None.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Coursework on India, especially religious studies
  • Calendar: Fall or spring semester.

Why study in Madurai, India?

  • liberal arts study of traditional South Indian culture 
  • religious studies in the major Hindu pilgrimage site  
  • small program with personal cultural mentoring  
  • excellent homestays

You may also wish to consider:

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: SITA Program Executive Director | The George Washington University | Office for Study Abroad | 202-355-5964 | Fax: 202-994-9133 | sita[at]gwmail.gwu[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
Religious Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

Pune – ACM - India Studies

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM):  Culture, Traditions, & Globalization India Studies provides an excellent opportunity to study the interaction of tradition and modernity that characterizes India today. 

  • Location: Pune, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Marathi language, Contemporary India, and Independent Study plus elective from Modern Indian Literature, Public Health in India, Indian Cinema & Society  
  • Field trips: Ajanta and Ellora caves, Karla, Mahableshwar, Sihagad Fort, Sanskriti  
  • Housing: hotel and homestay
  • Prerequisites:  None.  Coursework on India or development recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall semester only 

Why study in Pune, India?

  • university town in area of rapid economic growth
  • independent field research
  • broad liberal arts curriculum

You may also wish to consider:

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Literature
Sociology
Website: Program Website