Crossroads, Borderlands, & Migration

India:

Delhi - 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.
  • 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.

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

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:

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

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

Pune - ACM India Studies

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM):  Culture, Traditions, & GlobalizationIndia 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:

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

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

Czech Republic:

CET – Prague: 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

  • 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.

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

You may also wish to consider:

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

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

Denmark:

Copenhagen - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Denmark is a large program offering an extensive selection of subject tracks in a broad range of subject areas, integrating extensive course-embedded travel.

  • Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Curriculum is subdivided into distinct programs, each with a specific academic focus.  Students choose one program and enroll in its associated core course, Danish, and three electives.   
  • Field trips:  Each core course has two associated study tours, usually to different parts of Denmark and Europe. Optional study tours are organized to a wide variety of locations during semester breaks. 
  • Housing: homestays, dormitories, apartments 
  • Prerequisites: None. European History and/or Politics are recommended 
  • Calendar: Fall or Spring.

Why study in Denmark?

  • Offers well planned subject tracks in virtually all subject areas
  • Core course includes extensive travel in Denmark and other European destinations 
  • Courses taught by a wide range of experts, including former government officials, working professionals, and university faculty
  • Optional study tours to a wide range of locations throughout Europe and Russia

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Professor Levandoski, (Chemistry) Science 2009
Professor Henry, (GWSS) Mears 301
Professor Marzluff, (Chemistry) Science 2208
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biomedicine
Child Development
Economics
European Studies
Genocide Studies
History
Human Rights
Medical Practice and Policy
Migration Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: DIS North American Office | 800-247-3477 or 612-626-7679 | Fax: 612-625-2299 | dis[at]umn[dot]edu

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

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

Israel:

Jerusalem – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The Hebrew University, the most distinguished institution of higher learning in Israel, is located in the historic city of Jerusalem and offers a study-abroad program in English.
  • The Rothberg program offers a full range of courses, including Judaic, Israel and Middle East Studies in such fields as political science, international relations, history, religion, literature, philosophy, and archeology. Courses are available in gender studies, sociology and psychology, as well as there being a fully accredited pre-med specialization.
  • Opportunities are provided for students to engage in supervised independent studies and research internships in their major areas of study. Prior to the beginning of the semester, participants are required to take an four-week summer or winter "Ulpan", an intensive Hebrew course and general orientation, before the beginning of the semester.
  • Students are offered a full program of social and cultural activities, including tours around Jerusalem and Israel, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Housing is provided in dormitory accommodation.
  • Eligibility: Minimum GPA of 3.0. Middle Eastern Studies highly recommended.  

Rothberg International School Office of Academic Affairs | 800-404-8622 | Fax: 212-809-4183 |hebrewu[at]hebrewu[dot]com

Advisor(s):
Professor Rietz, (Religious Studies) Steiner 103
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Jewish Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Religious Studies
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

Morocco:

Rabat - AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies
  • IES in Rabat, Morocco is located in the capital, Rabat. The IES curriculum concentrates on Arabic language and North African Studies courses, taught in English and French.
  • Modern Standard Arabic is offered at the advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, while beginning Moroccan Colloquial Arabic is taught in an intensive course during the three-week program orientation in the city of Fez. Area studies courses taught in English in Rabat include, depending on the semester: North African Cultural Identities, Contemporary History of Morocco, Literature in Translation, American Cultural Discourse on Morocco, Islam in North Africa, Moroccan Politics, and Gender and Society.
  • Courses in French are: Maghrebian Francophone Literature, North African Politics, and Advanced French Language. Students with at least four semesters of French or Spanish may enroll in one course taught in that language at Mohammed V University, where they will study with local students.
  • Supervised, credit-bearing internships are offered with NGOs, businesses, museums, and schools. Multi-day field trips travel to areas of regional historical and cultural interest such as the Sahara Desert and Granada and Cordoba in southern Spain.
  • Student housing options include home-stays and Moroccan university dormitories.
  • Eligibility: Arabic Track: At least one semester of Arabic. French recommended. French Track: At least four semesters of French or equivalent. Arabic recommended. French-track students must also study Arabic in Morocco.

Advisor(s):
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Arabic
French
North African Studies
Website: Program Website

Rabat - AMIDEAST: Regional Studies in French

Program Summary will be posted soon.
Advisor(s):
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Arabic
French
North African Studies
Website: Program Website

Rabat – Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
  • IES in Rabat, Morocco is located in the capital, Rabat. The IES curriculum concentrates on Arabic language and North African Studies courses, taught in English and French.
  • Modern Standard Arabic is offered at the advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, while beginning Moroccan Colloquial Arabic is taught in an intensive course during the three-week program orientation in the city of Fez. Area studies courses taught in English in Rabat include, depending on the semester: North African Cultural Identities, Contemporary History of Morocco, Literature in Translation, American Cultural Discourse on Morocco, Islam in North Africa, Moroccan Politics, and Gender and Society.
  • Courses in French are: Maghrebian Francophone Literature, North African Politics, and Advanced French Language. Students with at least four semesters of French or Spanish may enroll in one course taught in that language at Mohammed V University, where they will study with local students.
  • Supervised, credit-bearing internships are offered with NGOs, businesses, museums, and schools. Multi-day field trips travel to areas of regional historical and cultural interest such as the Sahara Desert and Granada and Cordoba in southern Spain.
  • Student housing options include home-stays and Moroccan university dormitories.
  • Eligibility: Arabic Track: At least one semester of Arabic. French recommended. French Track: At least four semesters of French or equivalent. Arabic recommended. French-track students must also study Arabic in Morocco.

International Education of Students (IES) | PH: 800-995-2300 ext. 5036 (Amber Mercier) | Fax: 312-944-1448
amercier[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s): 
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Arabic
French
North African Studies
Website: Program Website

Turkey:

Istanbul - Duke University in Istanbul (Spring)

Duke in Istanbul  offers students an opportunity for cultural immersion in one of the most highly ranked universities in Turkey in classes with Turkish students while benefiting from courses and extensive field trips and activities offered by Duke University.

Why study in Istanbul?

  • Crossroads of European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cultures 
  • Emphasis on cultural, historical, social, political, and religious dimensions of region 
  • Historic capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires 
  • Opportunity to study in English at Turkish university

Advisor(s):
Professor Kamp, (Anthropology) Goodnow 208
Professor Roberts, (Religious Studies) Steiner 203
Professor Sala, (Political Science) Carnegie 312
Richard Bright (OCS Director) Macy 108
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Art History
History
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

Istanbul - Syracuse in Istanbul

Program Summary will be posted soon.
Advisor(s):
Professor Kamp, (Anthropology) Goodnow 208
Richard Bright (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website