Programs in English

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
  • 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

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

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 – Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

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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

Ghana:

Legon – CIEE: University of Legon

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Development Studies Program in Ghana focuses on the development challenges facing Ghana today.

Why study in Ghana?

  • development studies focus and semester-long internship in NGOs, schools, hospitals, community-based organizations
  • classes with Ghanaian students at the University of Legon

Advisor(s):
Professor Roper, (Anthropology) Goodnow 204
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Economics
Global Development Studies
History
Sociology
Website: Program Website

South Africa:

Cape Town – IES: University of Cape Town

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Program in Cape Town, South Africa features courses with South African students at the University of Cape Town and field placements with NGOs. 

Why study in South Africa?

  • opportunity to live in a highly diverse African nation undergoing profound social and economic changes while studying in a city faced with extremes of wealth and poverty
  • field placement with NGO or local business
  • university classes with local students at the University of Cape Town

Advisor(s):
Richard Bright, (Off-Campus Study) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (Off-Campus Study) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Economics
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Global Health
History
Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural and Applied Sciences
Political Science
Sociology
Website: Program Website

China:

Shanghai - Alliance for Global Education: International Business
  • The Alliance for Global Education International Business in China Program is located at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). 
  • This program is designed for students majoring in Economics or similar fields, with coursework being a mixture of Mandarin language and area studies courses in Economics and Finance.  All area studies courses are taught in English by Chinese Faculty. 
  • In addition, students have the option of enrolling for a 3 credit internship.  Internships are available in Chinese and multi-national companies as well as non-business sectors.  The program also features a nine-day study trip to Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. 
  • All students are housed in campus dormitories with Chinese roommates. 
  • Eligibility: GPA above 3.0.  Minimum 1 semester of Chinese and two semesters of Economics. Minimum three semesters of Chinese for internship option.

The Alliance for Global Education | 1-888-232-8379 | Fax: 215-572-2174 | info[at]allianceglobaled[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese and Economics to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Economics
Finance
Website: Program Website

Beijing - IES: Contemporary Issues
  • The IES Beijing program offers two distinct academic options: the Language Intensive Program, designed for students who have already begun studying Chinese and wish to concentrate on the developing their fluency, and the Contemporary Issues in China Program, featuring three Intensive 300-level Area Studies Courses, taught one at a time, and accelerated Chinese language, offered at varying levels. Both programs are located at Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing Waiguoyu Daxue), one of Beijing’s most prestigious academic institutions, enrolling 4,000 students, including approximately 700 foreign students mostly from non-English speaking countries. IES is currently the only resident U.S. program at the university.
  • The Intensive Language Program offers small classes and individual tutorials, equivalent to one year of Chinese taught in a semester, as well as English-language area studies courses, including economics, film studies, political science, history, literature, philosophy, sociology, and field research. Chinese-taught area studies courses are available for heritage speakers and very advanced students. The program offers a variety of internship opportunities in business education, and community service organizations.
  • Field trips take students to parts of China rarely visited by tourists. The multi-day fall field trip usually includes travel along the Silk Road (Xinjiang Province) to such places as Xi’an, Urumg, Dunhuang, Xiahe, and Kashgar, where you explore the cultures and religions of China’s minority people and the magnificent landscape. The multi-day spring trip normally travels to Yunnan Province, including stays in a variety of areas that are home to ethnic Naxi, Yi, Bai, Dai, and other minority peoples. A long-weekend trip takes in destinations such as Shaolin Temple (martial arts and historic capital cities), Pingyao (ancient and imperial China), Mt. Wutai (Buddhist studies), Anyang (pre-historic China), and Mt. Tai and Qufu (Confucian studies).
  • Housing options include living with a Chinese roommate in a campus residence hall or homestays with Chinese families.
  • Eligibility: One year of college-level Mandarin Chinese or the equivalent.

Institute for International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Website: Program Website

Japan:

Tokyo – CIEE: Sophia University

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) at Sophia University, in Tokyo, Japan

  • The CIEE program at Sophia University, in Tokyo, Japan is a private, Jesuit institution offering an extensive curriculum in English and Japanese.
  • Students take courses at the Faculty of Comparative Culture, which offers both Japanese language at many levels and courses taught in English in a wide range of disciplines including Japanese and Asian Studies, economics and international business, international relations, political science, art history, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.
  • Required field trips enable students to learn more about Japanese culture, business, and politics, encompassing visits to companies, factories, government agencies, museums, shrines, theatre, and local festivals. Social activities are organized with Japanese students.
  • Housing is provided in homestays with Japanese families throughout the semester and includes breakfast and dinner with the family, Monday through Friday, and three meals on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Eligibility: Coursework in Asia n Studies highly recommended. At least one semester of Japanese required. Note: Spring Semester: mid-March to late July.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) | 800-407-8839 | Fax: 207-553-4299 | studyinfo[at]ciee[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Japanese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

 

Korea:

Seoul – CIEE: Yonsei University

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) at Yonsei University, South Korea

Program Summary will be posted soon.

Council on International Educational Exchange
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101-4739
PH: 207-553-7600 | Fax: 207-553-7699
E-mail: info[at]ciee[dot]org
Website: www.ciee.org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
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

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. 

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

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, & GlobalizationIndia Studies provides an excellent opportunity to study the interaction of tradition and modernity that characterizes India today. 

Why study in Pune, India?

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

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

Australia:

Melbourne – IES: University of Melbourne

Arcadia University College of Global Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia

  • The Arcadia University Program at the University of Melbourne, in one of Australia's largest and most diverse cities, is associated with one of the world's top 20 educational institutions.
  • Students are directly enrolled at the university and may take courses together with Australian and other international students in a wide variety of academic disciplines, including interdisciplinary subject areas, such as: Australian Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, Environmental Studies, and Women's Studies. In addition, there are field study options in Biology, Botany, Education, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Physics and Zoology. Some of the University's most popular disciplines include: Australian/Aboriginal Cultural Studies, Australian Ecology, Education, History, Media Studies, and Psychology.
  • University education in Australia is based on the tutorial system. Typically, students will have two lectures per week in each class and one tutorial, or small group meeting with readings and topics for discussion.  There is also a special service learning course, Community Volunteering for Change, including an 80-hour placement in a non-profit organization as well as pre-and post-placement seminars.
  • Program participants are members of the Student Union, which offers cultural events, activities, and over 100 cultural, interest, and sports clubs.
  • Housing is provided in apartments shared with other program students or, on a very limited basis, with Australian students in one of the twelve university residential colleges, where student are expected to participate in college life including social events and sports clubs.
  • Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Interest in specializing in a particular subject area, ideally your major.

Advisor(s):
Professor Fennell, (Philosophy) Steiner 207
Professor Sharpe, (Sciences) Science 2035
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108 (other majors)
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107 (other majors)
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

New Zealand:

Dunedin – Arcadia: University of Otago

Program Summary will be posted soon.

Advisor(s):
Professor Sharpe, (Sciences) Science 2035
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

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

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

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

Denmark:

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.

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

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

England:

London – IES: University College London

University College London is a direct enrollment university option designed for students who wish to pursue the study of particular subject area in depth in classes with local students

Why study at University College London?

  • Top-rated university with strengths across the academic spectrum
  • Central London location offers wealth of cultural activities
  • Opportunity to study your subject at the advanced level with British and international students

Advisor(s):
Professor Levandoski, (Neuroscience) Science 2009
Professor B. Ferguson, (Economics) Carnegie 205
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Economics
Neuroscience
Humanities
Science
Social Science
Website: Program Website

Germany

 

Freiburg - European Union Program (IES)

IES European Union offers intensive study of the European Union.  Based in Freiburg, Germany, the program benefits from its location in the center of Europe.

Why study on the European Union Program?

  • interaction with economic and political experts and government officials, as well as corporate and NGO executives
  • field trips to key EU organizations, including: European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, the Commission and Council of the European Union in Brussels, and the World Bank in Paris
  • summer internships for advanced-level students of German after spring-semester program

Advisor(s):
Professor Byrd, (German) ARH 231A
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied German to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Economics
International Relations
Political Science
Western European Studies
Website: Program Website

Hungary

Budapest - Budapest Semester in Mathematics
  • The Budapest Semester in Mathematics program operates on the College International Campus of the Technical University of Budapest, located near the historic city center of Budapest, a city of two million and the nation's capital. Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education, and the Budapest Semester provides students of mathematics a unique opportunity to study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers from Eotvos University and the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • All courses are taught in English in small groups and comprise a wide-selection in mathematics along with non-mathematical options including European History, Film and Drama, and three levels of Hungarian language. Students take three or four math courses and two intercultural courses including intensive Hungarian.
  • Housing options include either a homestay or renting a furnished apartment shared with other program participants . The cost of living is very low, and students normally find the extensive cultural life of Budapest, including music and theatre, as well as restaurant meals to be easily affordable. Budapest is well situated for travel throughout Eastern and Central Europe and students are encouraged to avail themselves of the reasonable fares and opportunity to travel throughout Hungary and neighboring countries.
  • Eligibility: One semester of either advanced calculus (or first theory course in analysis) or abstract algebra.  

Budapest Semester in Mathematics | 800-277-0434 or 507-646-3114 | Fax: 507-646-3549 |budapest[at]stolaf[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor French, (Mathematics and Statistics) Science 2041
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Mathematics
Central and Eastern European Studies
Website: Program Website

Budapest - Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT)

Program Summary will be posted soon.

Advisor(s):
Professor Davis, (Mathematics and Statistics) Science 2041
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Computer Science
Software Engineering
Website: Program Website

Netherlands:

Amsterdam – IES: University of Amsterdam

Program Summary will be posted soon.

Advisor(s):
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Website: Program Website

Poland

Warsaw - Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • The CIEE Central European Studies program in Warsaw is located at the Warsaw School of Economics, the oldest and largest economics university in Poland. 
  • The program offers a broad array of courses in Central European politics, literature, history, Polish language, and economics.  In addition, students may opt to enroll in elective courses at the Warsaw School of Economics.  All courses are taught by Polish faculty in English.  Field trips include visits to various sites within Warsaw, a study tour to Gdansk, and a 4-day excursion to Krakow and surrounding areas, including a visit to Auschwitz. 
  • Students are housed in a dormitory on campus at the Warsaw School of Economics. 
  • Eligibility: RCEES concentration coursework recommended, especially RES 291, Perspectives in Modern Central and Eastern European Literature.

Council on International Educational Exchange | 207-553-7600 | Fax: 207-553-7699 | info[at]ciee[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Armstrong, (Russian) ARH 232D
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Central and East European Studies
Website: Program Website

Sweden

Stockhom - The Swedish Program: Liberal Arts at the Stockhom School of Economics
  • The Swedish Program: Liberal Arts at the Stockhom School of Economics , primarily recommended for students intending to work on advanced projects in the social sciences, focuses on how Sweden has addressed political, social, artistic, and economic issues relevant to all advanced societies.
  • The curriculum reflects the country's innovative responses to public policy challenges such as environmental protection, gender equality, women's issues, immigration, workplace democracy, day-care, health care, and education; topics which are pursued in an interdisciplinary and critical tradition. Comparative study compares and contrasts Swedish social and economic policies with those of the United States and its European neighbors. Course work also includes the required study of Swedish language as well as offerings in Swedish literature, film, art, and architecture. All content courses are taught in English. Classes promote experiential learning through direct observation and discussion with Swedi sh professionals, and students are expected to keep journals in order to record and interpret their everyday experiences.
  • Field trips have included visits to the Swedish Parliament, art museums, the Royal Theater, public schools and private companies. The fall semester program offers an extended excursion to the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago while in the spring semester students travel to the Dalarna region 200 miles north of the Stockholm. An optional excursion is also offered to the island of Gotland.
  • Program participants have the option of living with a Swedish family or in university-owned apartments throughout the city.
  • Eligibility: Background in sociology, anthropology, and/or political science. Detailed plan of study.  

Hamilton College | 315-737-0123 | Fax: 315-737-0127 | info[at]swedishprogram[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
European Studies
Health Care
International Relations
Migration Studies
Political Science
Public Policy
Swedish and Scandinavian Studies
Sociology
Women's Studies
Website: Program Website

Greece

Athens - College Year in Athens (semester or year)
  • College Year in Athens (CYA), which admits students for single semesters, is an independent study abroad program focusing on Greece and the world of the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • The courses offered cover periods from ancient times to the present in the fields of archaeology, art history, classical languages, ethnography, history, literature, Modern Greek language, philosophy, political science, and religion. From a central vantage point at the confluence of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, students immerse themselves in the traditional humanistic disciplines while studying and observing the changes taking place around them in today's Athens, a bustling city of four million. CYA faculty are assembled from a group of distinguished scholars who lecture and discuss course material in English.
  • To help students plan an academically integrated program of study, the curriculum is organized in two tracks, Ancient Greek Civilization and Mediterranean Studies, and students are advised to choose their courses with in a single track. Ancient Greek Art and Archeology as well as Modern Greek Language are open to all students, regardless of track. The Ancient Greek Civilization track offers Ancient Greek and Advanced Latin as well as more than twenty other courses, including ancient literature, art and architecture, history, philosophy, and religion. Mediterranean Studies includes Byzantine history, art, and architecture as well as courses in modern Greek literature, history, politics, society, Middle Eastern and Balkan studies. Individually supervised research projects are available for adequately prepared students, within the framework of either track, on topics not covered in formal courses.
  • Faculty led study trips include sites in Attica, Crete, the Peloponnese, central Greece, and Macedonia as well as guided visits to locales in and around Athens itself. CYA organizes co- and extra-curricular activities including attendance at theatrical performances, Greek cooking and dancing, dinners with Greek families and social events with Greek students.
  • Housing is provided in shared student apartments near CYA facilities in central Athens.
  • Eligibility: Strong preparatory coursework in art, history, humanities or classics.

Advisor(s):
Professor Hughes, (Classics) ARH 311B
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Classics
Archeology
History
Eastern Mediterranean Studies
Website: Program Website

Italy

 

Milan - Milan Program
  • The IES Milan Program is especially recommended for music performance students who wish to combine the study of music with Italian studies in a wide range of subjects.
  • The program offers English-taught courses for students with little or no background in Italian language and coursework taught entirely in Italian, including the possibility of study at an Italian university, for high-intermediate and advanced-level students. IES provides opportunities for students to have musical instruction in a number of outstanding institutions, including the Civica Scuola di Musica, the Scuola Musicale G. Marziali, the Conservatorio G. Verdi, the ICONS Academy in Novara and others. Instruction in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, and orchestra may be arranged for qualified students on the basis of auditions or videotapes. Attending conservatory courses requires an application forwarded an least one month prior to the IES application deadline.
  • In addition to intensive language study during the three-week orientation, all beginning and low-intermediate students of Italian are immersed in language through a mandatory nine-credit block of Italian, incorporating the study of contemporary Italian life and culture. In addition to language study, students select from area studies courses in history, literature, art history, cinema, and political science.
  • Closely supervised internships are offered, which are designed to incorporate the study of cultural differences and language through immersion in the work environment of government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private enterprises. IES organizes field trips as an integral part of the Milan program, taking participants to sites throughout the city and to places further afield not easily accessible through independent travel.
  • Housing is provided in shared apartments with Italian roommates.
  • Eligibility: Course background in European history and humanities recommended.

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor McIntyre, (Music) Bucksbaum 256
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
Art History
Economics
History
Music
Website: Program Website

Spain

Granada - Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
  • IES in Granada offers two options for students of different levels of Spanish-language proficiency, the intermediate and the advanced Spanish programs.
  • Students placed into the intermediate level take courses in both English and Spanish; the advanced courses are entirely in Spanish, including the option of taking courses together with Spanish students at the Universidad de Granada. The IES Granada curriculum offers students the unique opportunity to study Spain's Moorish heritage and Jewish past as well as its continuing links with the Arab world through North African studies.
  • Area studies courses taught in English or Spanish include offerings in art history, economics, environmental studies, film studies, history, international relations, literature, history, political science, religion, sociology, theatre and women's studies. Included are course options such as the Islamic and Sephardic Experience in Spain, The North African Economy, Islamic Art an d Architecture of Spain, the Arab World and the West, and Images of Women in the Mediterranean. Various internships are available in non-profits related to cultural management and social services.
  • Various volunteer work opportunities are also available. In addition to guided visits around Granada, students may participate in field trips to Seville, Cadiz, and Jerez de la Frontera; an optional trip is offered to Morocco during the spring semester. Each semester selected students studying the European Union may participate in the Model European Union, which has been held in various IES Center locations, including Nantes, France and Berlin, Germany. Spring-semester students studying drama may participate in the International Drama Festival scheduled at one of the other IES Centers in Europe, such as Dublin.
  • Housing is provided in Spanish homes, student residence halls, or colegios mayores for advanced students of Spanish. 
  • Eligibility: Spanish 217 for the intermediate-level program in either fall or spring semester.   
  • Eligibility for advanced program:  Spanish 285. It is strongly recommended however that advanced program students have 300-level Spanish whether going in the spring or fall.  Priority is given to students who have studied Spanish during the semester preceding the program. Course in European history or culture recommended.  

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

Advisor(s):
Professor Valentin, (Spanish) ARH 220B
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
European History
Website: Program Website