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AIX-EN-PROVENCE: CEA

Traditional | Aix-en-Provence, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Third party provider program focusing on French language and culture with coursework in French.  All programs include housing, excursions, social and cultural activities and full-time on-site CEA staff.


ALICANTE: CIEE – Universidad de Alicante

Traditional | Alicante, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

With a population approaching 350,000, Alicante is a thriving Spanish city. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Alicante is an inviting place for students to begin their exploration of Spain or continue a previous journey. In recent times, Alicante has experienced a development boom and rapid population growth. Students will see modern architecture and Internet cafés alongside historic buildings, and shopping malls next to centuries-old open-air markets. Although fast becoming a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, Alicante retains a distinct Spanish flavor.

Students have multiple semester and summer study abroad options in Alicante.

CIEE offers two different semester program tracks for students to study abroad at the Universidad de Alicante in Alicante, Spain. The three program tracks that students can apply to include: Language and Culture, Language in Context, and Liberal Arts. Students will take courses with other study abroad students from all over the nation, as well as local students, in these courses.

Students can choose  the following summer track: Summer Language and Culture. Students must enroll in both the summer I and summer II tracks in order to receive 8 NU credits. These two, four-week sessions are designed for students looking to improve their language skills and take content courses in Spanish or English. A wide selection of challenging courses, homestays, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions provide you with a unique academic and intercultural experience abroad.

 


Annecy – French Language and Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Annecy, France





Faculty leader:
Catherine Dunand (c.dunand@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator:  Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session:  Wednesday, October 29 from 6 to 7:30 pm at 108 Snell
 Thursday, November 20 from 6 to 7:30pm at 108 Snell

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • CLTR4944: From Middle-Ages to WWII German Occupation: A walk through ancient and Contemporary Culture and History of Savoie
  • FRNH 1302, 2301, 2302, 3301 (depends on student French level)

Description:

The program of this Dialogue consists of two courses: one being a French language immersion, and the other a study of the Regional French culture and history of Savoie. Both courses are held in Annecy, located in eastern France, between Geneva and Chambéry.  Annecy is one of the most beautiful resort towns of the French Alps and is often referred to as the "Venice of Savoie." The town is nested at the foot of the Prealps and on the shore of Lake Annecy, which is one of the cleanest lakes in the eastern Europe.  But Annecy is more than just a beautiful place to explore. It holds a rich history that made this region quite different from many others.  Thus, the objective of this program is to discover and examine the culture and history of the entire region of Savoie.  A trip to Paris will launch this special experience and introduce students to a city of considerable beauty and impressive history.

 

Canal in Annecy

 


Argentina: Spanish Language and Argentinian Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Faculty Leader: Claudia Sokol (c.sokol@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • SPNS1302/2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Information Session: Thursday,October 30, 6pm, 128 Ryder

Description:

This is a Language and Culture dialogue that goes to Buenos Aires, Argentina for 4 weeks and then to El Calafate, Provincia de Santa Cruz (Patagonia) for 5 days. The students will take language classes at a language school, Bridge Argentina in downtown Buenos Aires as well as a culture class. There will be several guest speakers that will talk about Argentina’s history as well as its complex economy, Argentinian writers such as José Hernández, Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Sábato, an Architecture Tour of the city of Buenos Aires, the tango and its influence in Argentina’s culture. We will take a City Tour to get to know the city and its different neighborhoods, a visit to the Teatro Colón, the second most important Opera- Concert house in the world, visit Tigre and its delta, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, a World Heritage site recognized by the UNESCO, visit the El Ateneo Gran Splendid bookstore, a real gem located in the old theatre that retains all the glory of an Italian opera house, go to the Estancia Don Silvano in Capilla del Señor and experience the gaucho’s  life & folklore. In Patagonia we will visit the Parque Nacional los Glaciares & do trekking on the Glaciar Perito Moreno if the season opens when we get there! We will also volunteer at TAMA, an animal shelter & talk in two radio stations to bring awareness to the general public about the importance of helping the abandoned and abused dogs that live in the shelter under deplorable conditions, with no roof or heating enduring severe winters!


ATHENS: American College of Greece, Deree

Traditional | Athens, Greece

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

DEREE, The American College of Greece is an ideal choice for study abroad. You'll find the excitement of Athens, the beauty of the Mediterranean, and the famous hospitality of the Greek people attractive reasons to study in Greece. And we believe you'll find the overwhelming advantages of studying abroad at DEREE to be irresistible. With a 90% Greek student body, you'll enjoy a full cultural immersion experience with plenty of opportunities to make friends and learn about Greek culture. DEREE is the only institution in Athens accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), easing the process of course credit transfer back to your home institution. With 21 majors, 21 minors, and over 1,000 courses offered each year, DEREE provides you with plenty of courses to choose from in business, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, communication, and more! Located on a breathtaking hillside at the edge of Athens, DEREE's park-like campus offers an ideal setting to study in Greece, offering modern classrooms, an impressive library and Olympic-quality athletic facilities.


BALKANS: 20 yrs After Genocide: Conflict Resolution, National Reconstruction & European Union Politics in the Balkans

Dialogue of Civilizations | Belgrade, Serbia

Faculty co-leaders: Profs. Denis Sullivan and Will Lovely (d.sullivan@neu.edu and w.lovelyiii@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • POLS 4938: International Politics Abroad
  • INTL 4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement

Description:

Building off of conflict resolution & peace-building and nation-building themes, the Balkans Dialogue investigates conflict and post-conflict reconstruction in the former Yugoslavia (principally Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Kosovo).  2015 is the 20th Anniversary of the end of the Bosnian War (1992-95), which included ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other war crimes - some of which are still being prosecuted 20 years later.   In this DOC,  we look especially at American efforts to end the bloody conflict in Bosnia (through the Dayton Accords) in 1995. Four years later, NATO and the US were also militarily involved in the Kosovo conflict, bombing Belgrade and other parts of Serbia.  using the case study approach, this course looks at the Balkans conflict from the break-up of Yugoslavia, the civil wars between and among a multiplicity of nationalist militias, parties and movements, and the US and NATO military strikes against Serbia during the 1990s.  We examine continuing efforts to bring war criminals to justice in The Hague as well as regional War Crimes Courts, and how this continues to impact Serbia's potential bid to join the EU and other international institutions (WTO, NATO).

SAMPLE Guest Lectures./topics include:

  • Balkans history, politics, and society
  • The fall of Yugoslavia, rise of independent "successor states"
  • Overthrowing a Dictator: the fall of Milosevic ("OTPOR!" Resistance movement)
  • War Crimes Prosecutions in Bosnia and in Serbia
  • The International Community (OHR, NATO, EU) in Bosnia, Serbia, and Kosovo
  • Islam, Christianity (Orthodox and Catholic) and Judaism in Bosnia
  • Bosnian politics post-Dayton
  • Serbian politics post-Milosevic
  • Bosnian-U.S. relations; Serbian-U.S. relations, the role of Russia, Turkey, and Arab states in Bosnia and Serbs

BANGKOK: CIS – Mahidol University

Traditional | Bangkok, Thailand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

On Semester in Thailand, you’ll study in Bangkok, the heart of Indochina and the capital of Thailand, and study at Thailand’s top-ranked university. You will have limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture, make international friends, and explore beaches, jungles, and iconic sites throughout the country!


BARCELONA: ASA – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Traditional | Barcelona, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Why ASA Barcelona?

  • Live and study in the heart of Barcelona!
  • Take classes in English or Spanish in a variety of areas:  Spanish Language, Spanish Culture and History, Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, Social Policy and Development, Geopolitics, Art History, Architecture, Photography, Literature
  • Barcelona is located in the Northeast corner of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea – close to the border of France
  • Easy travel to other major European cities from either of Barcelona’s two airports – both have low-cost airlines such as EasyJet or RyanAir
  • Choose between housing in a shared student apartment or with a Spanish host family – either way, you’ll live in the city center and within a reasonable distance from the university
  • Beaches are easily accessible from downtown Barcelona
  • Mild climate gives you an extended summer and early spring
  • Rich in art and culture
  • Breathtaking Modernist architecture throughout the city, left by architect, Antoni Gaudí

 

 


BEIJING: Beijing Institute of Technology

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)


BEIJING: CAPA

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CAPA Beijing Program offers students a unique opportunity to begin learning Mandarin Chinese, or to advance their existing Mandarin language skills rapidly throughout the semester. The program also has courses taught in English examining Chinese history and culture, and examining the role of China as an emerging global city. An academically challenging curriculum empowers participants to explore the history and traditions of this rich and ancient culture. All CAPA students will take a placement exam to determine their level of Chinese. All Chinese levels integrate sections on listening, reading, writing, and speaking.


BEIJING: Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is offering a business-specific program for freshman business majors this summer 2013.


BERLIN: Architecture Program

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Inspired by Berlin's fascinating architectural transformation and the prolific "often controversial" construction after the fall of the Wall, this program was created for the Architecture students. Berlin is a laboratory for design experimentation. This program acquaints students with the process of rebuilding in one of Europe's key cities and instills a critical attitude towards the physical and cultural context of architecture. Students contrast the recent ultra modern commercial and bureaucratic architecture with the corroded walls and incomplete spaces that still characterize much of the urban landscape.

Today's technologies allow architects to design for building sites they may never visit. What does it mean for an architect to propose a building or to rethink an urban situation in a foreign culture? How do architects develop an appropriate understanding of a place, its history and architecture, in the design process? In Berlin's turbulent context, students combine site analysis with their talent and intuition to design locally relevant solutions.


BILBAO: University of Deusto

Traditional | Bilbao, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Bilbao is the center of a metropolitan area with more than one million inhabitants, a city traditionally open to Europe. It is also an important harbour and a commercial and financial centre of the Basque Country and the north of Spain. In September of 1997, the city underwent a significant transformation under the emblematic symbol of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. The central headquarters of the University of Deusto is located on the opposite side of the estuary, facing the Guggenheim Museum.

Students at the University of Deusto are able to study and live in this beautiful and historic city.


BRAZIL: Alternative Energy Technology and Brazilian Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Sao Paulo, Brazil


Faculty Leader:
Courtney Pfluger (c.pfluger@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

  • October 27, 2014, 12 pm, 368 SN
  • October 28, 2014, 5 pm, 368 SN
  • November 6, 2014, 12 pm, 368 SN

Term: Summer I

Website: Find out more about this dialogue here.

Courses:

  • GE1201 Alternative Energy Technologies Abroad
  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations - Regional Engagement: Brazilian Culture

Description:

Learn about the different types of alternative energy technologies in a country that sources over 80% of its electricity by renewable technologies. We will be visiting multiple renewable energy sites and will be meeting industrial leaders who pioneered these technologies in Brazil. You will also be immersed in the Brazilian culture where you will learn about the history of Brazil, learn survival Portuguese, and participate in cultural activities such as learning how to samba, perform capoeira, and visit many cultural museums. The program will end in Rio de Janeiro, where we will take part in a community service project for two days and see the famous sites and beaches of Rio.

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BRAZIL: Brazil in the 21st Century: An Interpretive Study of the Cultural Layers of a Globalizing Nation

Dialogue of Civilizations | Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Faculty Leader
: Simone Elias (s.elias@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Session: TBA

Term: Summer I

Website: Read more about the program here.

Courses:

  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad: Brazilian Culture
  • PORT1301/1302/2301/2302/3301/Directed Study: Students will take one of these courses

Description:

 21st Century Brazil- An Interpretive Study of the Cultural Layers of a Globalizing Nation: Examining the Aftermath of the 2014 World Cup for the Brazilian Society as well as the Public and Private Sectors in the Context of Portuguese Language, Brazilian Culture and Experiential Learning.

Several agencies, institutions and organizations including the Cultural Institute Brazil united States (ICBEU), State of Minas Gerais, Consulate of United States in Belo Horizonte, UNA University, Fumec University, FEAD University, and the Military Police, to name a few institutions, support the 2015 21st Brazil program. This unique academic and cultural experiential program offers students immersion into some of the world’s two most dynamic, diverse and growing States in Brazil: The State of Minas Gerais, one of the leading economic regions in the country (it is currently the second wealthiest in terms of GDP with a land mass greater than that of France), as well as the marvelous the state of Rio de Janeiro, which will be hosting the 2016 Olympics.

The states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2014 World Cup. The state of Minas Gerais is home to South America’s only helicopter manufacturing company, and has Brazil’s second largest automotive hub, being home of, Iveco, Fiat and Mercedes Benz.  The state excels not only on its vast industry. Minas Gerais state school network is among the best in the nation, and it is well recognized for its educational achievements – being the location of some of the best universities in the country.

The cultural immersion is furthered through academic exchange with students from the host institutions whom will act as "buddies" during the program. The academic program will be complemented by numerous guided excursions, including an excursion to marvelous Rio de Janeiro and other important satellite and historical cities in Brazil. In addition, students will also engage in lectures, and field visits with scholarly authorities and local leaders.

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BRAZIL: The Brazilian Coast Dialogue – Portuguese Language And The Cultural Layers Of An Up-And- Coming Northeast State In Brazil

Dialogue of Civilizations | Maceio, Brazil

Faculty: Simone Elias (s.elias@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer 2

Courses:

  • CLTR4944 Brazilian Culture Immersion
  • PORT1301/1302/2301/2302/3301/3302/Directed Study Portuguese Language

Description:

Several institutions and agencies support the Maceio Brazil Dialogue, including the State Secretary of Industry and Commerce, the State House, and several environmental and educational institutions. In this Dialogue students will have the opportunity to learn about different facets of the Brazilian culture, while learning how locals and leaders preserve their environment.  In this unique dialogue, students will be immersed in the Brazilian culture in the context of environmental preservation, sustainability and economic development while learning the Portuguese language and engaging in conversations with regional leaders and locals. Environment sustainability is of global concern with the increasing awareness of global warming and preservation. This dialogue will provide a window into the best practices of organizations and locals in preserving its environmental while nurturing sustainable grown of a region. Visits include Maceio Industrial Complex, Petrobras, Brasken Villages, and Project Boi Marinho in Maragogi beach, which has been recognized worldwide for preservation of at the most endangered aquatic mammal species in Brazil to name a few visits.

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BRISBANE: Queensland University of Technology

Traditional | Brisbane, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

QUT Exchange Program is specially designed for Inbound Exchange students from our partner institutions who meet the exchange eligibility requirements. Students are eligible to study at QUT for one or two semesters.


BUDAPEST: CIEE

Traditional | Budapest, Hungary

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The program is intended for students who have an interest in Hungary and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems. This program is very suitable for a student who would like to do volunteer work or an internship.


BUENOS AIRES: ASA – Universidad Belgrano

Traditional | Belgrano, Argentina

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students with all levels of Spanish may study in Argentina through the Universidad de Belgrano. This program is open to all levels of Spanish ability. In addition to the traditional semester, students may elect to take an optional, month-long Spanish intensive course prior to the semester. Students have found the intensive course to be highly beneficial, as it will prepare you for your classes as well as daily life in Buenos Aires.

Why Buenos Aires?

  • Capital of Argentina
  • Multicultural, international city
  • Diverse shopping and dining
  • Numerous museums and historical sites
  • Easy access to other South American countries
  • Low cost of living
  • Volunteer opportunities

 


BUENOS AIRES: CAPA – Universidad Austral

Traditional | , Argentina

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CAPA Buenos Aires Program provides students the opportunity to study Spanish while taking courses in art history, economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and sociology, all of which are taught in English. The four-month semester program and six-week summer program are open to students of all language abilities. Students will  have access to a variety of student events, and the CAPA staff will be available 24/7 along the way. This program is ideal for those who want to experience the culture of Buenos Aires firsthand.


CAPA Sydney Summer I

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Take classes or participate in an internship in Sydney this summer!


China: Beihang/Northeastern Hyperspectral Imaging- Pending Approval

Dialogue of Civilizations | Beijing, China

Faculty Leader: Charles DiMarzio (dimarzio@ece.neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

NOTE: This program is still waiting approval.  By showing up on the website, it does not guarantee that the program will be approved.  If you would like to receive a notification if and when it is approved, please complete the Inquiry Form

Information Sessions: TBA

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • EECE XXXX
  •  Chinese Culture, XXXX

Description:

In recent years many engineering and science students have developed an interest in applying their engineering skills to diverse problems in biology, health, environment and remote sensing. At Northeastern, increasing numbers of students are working in imaging, through courses, research projects, and cooperative education assignments. Students wishing to work in this discipline in the future require not only strong technical skills (which transcend national borders), but a knowledge of the financial, political, cultural, and social issues that vary from one country to another. The theme of this program is international research and development in the US and China. This program is designed for students with an interest in optics or signal processing, or both. The program has three main components: (1) Prof. Charles A. DiMarzio at NU and Prof. Jihao Yin at Beihang University (BUAA), will offer a rigorous 4–semester–hour “technical elective” course in Hyperspectral Imaging to students from both NU and BUAA. (2) The program will also offer a 4SH course Chinese Culture. In this course we will explore such topics as the Cross-straits tug of war for Formosa, history of the country, occupation by other countries, the growth of technology and the urbanization of China up to 2015. (3) The program will include excursions around Beijing and neighboring areas to provide an experience of living and traveling abroad, along with a brief exposure to the language, calligraphy, and customs of the country. Prof. DiMarzio conducts research in biomedical optics with a group of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty collaborators in ECE and MIE. He has worked 14 years in industry prior to his career at Northeastern, and is strongly committed to introducing undergraduates to both academic and industrial research and development. Prof. Yin’s research and teaching interests include image processing and computer vision. He earned his Ph.D. at Beijing Institute of Technology in 2007. He received support from the Ph.D. Programs Fund of the Ministry of Education of China. He is the recipient of numerous other awards including most recently, from the State Scholarship Fund to Pursue Study in US by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), in 2011, to support his research in the United States.


China: Chinese Culture and Architecture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Beijing, China

Faculty Leader: Shuishan Yu (sh.yu@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer 1

Courses:

  • ARCH4850 Urban and Architectural History Abroad - China
  • ARTE2501 Art and Design Abroad: History

Program Description:

Students who participate in this Dialogue will be immersed in the colorful art world of China. They will be introduced to the various historical sites with great significance in the development of Chinese urbanism, architecture, and arts, being it in a city, a village, a temple, or a sacred mountain. They will study Chinese art and architecture first hand while exploring a variety of cultural and ethnic regions in China, developing a solid and comprehensive understanding of Chinese culture through the direct observation of its urban and artistic expressions. Students will also participate in a cultural and professional dialogue with architects in Beijing and Shanghai, artists in Quanzhou, musicians in Nantong, and students from the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University. Written work and group projects will compare China and the U.S. on topics of urbanization, architectural practice, artistic expressions, and historical preservation and interpretation.

 

The four-week long program will be divided into two parts. During the first two and half weeks, students will use Peking University as the base, attending lectures and workshops while exploring China’s most important cultural, political, and economic center and its vicinities, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palaces. Weekend excursions can bring students to the nearby cities such as Tianjin and Chengde. During the last 10 days, students will be on a comprehensive tour visiting other significant sites in Chinese art, architectural, and urban histories, including the significant Silk Road city Yinchuan in the culturally mixed Ningxia province in the Northwest, the port city and the beginning of the Maritime Silk Road Quanzhou in Fujian province in the Southeast, the Modern cosmopolitan Shanghai, the typical Jiangnan water towns, and a variety of historic religious sites.


China: Chinese Language and Culture through the Lens of Food

Dialogue of Civilizations | Nanjing, China

Faculty Leader: Hua Dong (h.dong@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Oct. 27th, 6:00pm, 275 Ryder Hall

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Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • CHNS 1301/1302/2301/2302/3301/3302  Chinese Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Program Description: Now in its ninth summer, the language-intensive China Dialogue based in Nanjing offers students a chance to improve their Mandarin proficiency and cultural understanding in the best possible way – by speaking and living it in China. You will not only use it to find your way around some of the most famous landmarks in the world – the Great Wall and Forbidden City, for example – but in daily interactions with local residents while you live and study Chinese at Nanjing University. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to use the language you learn in both a Chinese home where you stay for a week and a workplace while you take part in a Chinese internship program related to your specific major.

This year, the dialogue will have a new focus, food. We will use food as a lens to explore topics relating to Chinese history, society, art, politics, and its relationship to the rest of the world. We will find out the beliefs on food values and taboos, food as medicine and its relationship to religion and environment from the assigned readings and dialogues with the locals and experts. We will visit the urban farmers’ markets and rural farms to learn about the concerns of food safety and security and initiatives from internet activism to sustainable farming; we will learn about the environmental impact of China's large meat industry. Today, one-third of the world’s meat is produced in China and half of all pigs live there. You will get a bite of China by sampling diverse regional cuisines at different locations, from street stands to fancy restaurants, fromtraditional local brands to Big Macs and Starbucks in China, to experience the regional and cultural diversity, the fast pace of urbanization and globalization in the country and their impact on food, business, and the society as a whole. You will listen to farmers to talk about their lives and land, and expatriates from famous design firms on how to design for the emerging Chinese middle class consumers. You will also learn some basic Chinese cooking methods and hone your “knife skills” with a Chinese kitchen cleaver at a culinary school.

This course provides intensive Chinese language training, cultural studies, homestay and internship opportunities in China. You will take Chinese classes for a total of 100 hours, and intern in a Chinese company or institution for a total of 30-40 hours. Placement of internship will try to match your field of study, skills and interests, and cover a wide range of sectors. You will also have the opportunity to experience the daily lives and customs of Chinese by spending a week living with a local family. The program will be based in Nanjing, a historic city with long and influential history as the capital of six dynasties, and is only an hour by train north of Shanghai. The program will visit historic, political, and cultural sites in Beijing, Shanghai, Anhui and Nanjing.

Check out the daily blog sites from the past years, http://neuinchina2014.blogspot.com for 2014, http://neuinchina2013.blogspot.com for 2013,  http://neuinchina2012.blogspot.com for 2012, and http://neuinchina2011.blogspot.com for 2011.

 


China: From West to East: Chinese Language and Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Kunming, China

Faculty Leader: Prof. Qinghong Cai (q.cai@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm (Location: Ryder Hall 275)

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • CHNS 1301/1302/2301/2302/3301/3302/4301/4302 Chinese Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Program Description:

This Summer II China Dialogue program (Youtube Introduction)takes place in 3 exciting Chinese cities and offers intensive and immersive Chinese language training, including practical introduction to Chinese history, culture and businesses. Students who enroll in this program will spend 34 days in Kunming, China; 2 days in Hong Kong; and 2 days in Shanghai. Hong Kong, Kunming and Shanghai are famous international cities in East Asia for its economic successes. Hence, students will have the opportunity to experience Chinese culture as a whole in distinctively different regions either developed or developing with each of their own unique governmental structures and different Chinese culture variations as well as customs within this one program.

This program will be based in the Chinese Language Center of Yunnan University, situated in Kunming, which is also known as “City of Eternal Spring”, famous for its perpetual spring like weather with blooms and lush vegetation all year round. It will certainly offer you a paradise-like summer.

Participating students will be offered with 100 hours of practical Chinese classes (equivalence to one semester Chinese course in NEU including CHNS 1101), which is 4 hours per weekday, and 50 hours of cultural classes, which is 2 hours per weekday. In addition, each student will be accompanied by a Mandarin graduate student as a language partner whose major is teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language, throughout their 34-day stay in Kunming except during class lessons. Students will have lots of opportunities to interact in depth and practice their Chinese with their language partners.

The 2-hour per weekday cultural classes in this program offers interesting introduction to one of the oldest and most complex culture in the world. This includes activities such as Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts, Walking and Sitting Meditation, Calligraphy, Chinese Paintings, Chinese Tea Ceremony, Chinese songs and so on. We also provide optional workshops, such as HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) workshop & Chinese movie workshop.

Kunming’s average highs are around 75 °F in summer, thus Kunming is the most favorable city weather-wise during summer time in China. Besides the 150 hours of practical Chinese and Cultural lessons mentioned above, during weekends, you will get to visit nature wonders and historical sites such as Stone Forest & Jiuxiang Karst Caves.

In this program, we may also arrange additional free pre-dialogue trips to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, etc. These trips will present opportunities for students to test and practice their Chinese before 34 days of intensive Chinese lessons in Kunming.

You are welcome to access 2014 Summer II China Dialogue short film on YouTube


CHRISTCHURCH: University of Canterbury

Traditional | Christchurch, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program, on the south island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in one of the most scenic and picturesque regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Canterbury. There are a limited number of courses offered in a variety of disciplines, for example: Anthropology, Geology, Sociology, English, Political Science, History, Computer Science, and Psychology. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Elizabeth Dovenberg, Canterbury Full Year 2012-2013; dovenberg.e@husky.neu.edu

 


Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen

Traditional | Copenhagen, Denmark

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

With over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.  The diversity of academic environments and scientific approaches is the University of Copenhagen's distinguishing feature and strength.  The University offers more than 200 study programs in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology.


Cornwall and England — Literature and Place: Arthurian Legend and the Ecology of Cornwall

Dialogue of Civilizations | , England

Faculty: Kathleen Kelly (k.kelly@neu.edu) and Cecelia Musselman (c.musselman@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ENGL 3151 Topics in Early Literatures Abroad
  • ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary AWD

Description:

Students take a literature course and an Advanced Writing in the Disciplines course that are designed to be complementary by focusing on place, space, and landscape and on how language and culture constructs our relations (humanist and scientific, via literature and first-hand experience) with the environment and its non-human inhabitants. We will first visit Glastonbury, Stonehenge, and Tintagel, and stay for about two weeks in the coastal town of St. Ives, Cornwall, and then on to the small university town of Exeter and to London.

Combined, ENGL 3605 (Medieval Romance) and ENGW 3315 (Interdisciplinary AWD) invite students to explore how literature and place shape each other, and how places and ecosystems change over time, mainly due to Anthropogenic interventions. Instead of following the model of one course taught by an NU faculty member and the other “culture” course offered by an in-country specialist, we will weave local guest lecturers and tour guides into both courses: a tour of the ruins of Tintagel Castle, for example, gives students the opportunity to learn about one of the most important Arthurian sites in England and to study the process of legend-making as it is tied to place, and also offers a glimpse into how a centuries-old human-built structure has altered the ecosystem in which it is sited.

 

 


CUBA: Cuba y La Fotografìa

Dialogue of Civilizations | Havana, Cuba

Come view the Summer 2014 Cuba Dialogue Exhibition!  Beginning Monday, September 29, 2014, West Village H. Faculty Leader: Luis Brens (l.brens@neu.edu) Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu) Information Session: November 5, 2014, 6:00 pm, 240 Ryder Hall Term: Summer I Courses:

  • ARTE2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Photo Basic
  • ARTE2501 History - Cuba Cultural History

Description: All Students in the Cuba Dialogue will be enrolled in Cuba Cultural History, a class with a focus on the culture, music and visual arts, while engaged in an intensive photographic program. Weekly assignments that encourage engagement with the local culture will be assigned. Students will take Photo Basics for Majors and Non-Majors Photo Basics will cover current photographic software and digital camera usage and is open to the entire university. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of photography.  A final portfolio is required for successful completion of Photo Basics. The program will begin with an on-campus component in Boston after which, students will travel to Cuba with the group. Cuba


CUZCO: ASA – Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Traditional | Cuzco, Peru

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola is a bilingual university which has been graduating young entrepreneurs who contribute to the sustainable development of Peru for the past 11 years.  The university was created as an innovative option in education, promoting entrepreneurship among the students. All courses are taught in English as the university believes that it will make their graduates better prepared for a competitive labor market.


DAKAR: CIEE – CIEE Study Center

Traditional | Dakar, Senegal

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

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.


DUBLIN: Institute of Public Administration (IPA)

Internship, Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Students spend a semester at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Dublin. Students take three courses at the Institute while also interning in the Irish Parliament (the Dail). The internship provides an insiders perspective of the parliamentary system of government that would not be possible in the US. The program may include a weeklong field trip to the European continent to visit the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France. Students also visit Belfast. Trips may or may not be offered every semester.


England & France: Exploring Fashion in London and Paris

Dialogue of Civilizations | Paris, France

Faculty Leader: Frances McSherry (f.mcsherry@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle  (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: Wed. November 5 6:30p-7:30PM (in Theater Dept Offices) and Thurs, November 13, 6:30-7:30PM (Theatre Dept Offices)

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • THTR 1233 19th and 20th Century Fashion & Costume
  •  THTR 1240 Fashion Trend Forecasting

Description:

This Dialogue of Civilization will focus on the history of 19th, 20th and 21st century fashion design and the complex field of 21st century fashion forecasting.


FLORENCE: CAPA

Traditional | Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CAPA Florence Program offers the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself academically and socially in the local culture. The city is quietly enchanting, with museums hidden around every corner and buildings left unchanged for centuries, and CAPA brings you the best Florence has to offer. Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up regional history and culture. Study abroad options include local visits, fine arts courses that take advantage of the visually stunning streets and buildings, and special lectures. Everything is designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to comprehensively pursue subjects through academic and field research.


FLORENCE: Lorenzo de’ Medici

Traditional | Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

LdM is centrally located in the San Lorenzo area offers students the opportunity to take art, social science, fashion, Italian language, and many other course offerings while studying in historic Florence.

Highlights of LdM Florence:

  • Oldest LdM site (since 1973)
  • Courses in English
  • Comprehensive academic programs
  • 15 buildings, centrally located in San Lorenzo area
  • Strong connections to the community; many opportunities for community projects
  • Partnership with the University of Florence (Italian language conversation exchange, joint archaeology projects) and local businesses, government, and festivals.
  • Popular student clubs

 


FLORENCE: Studio Art Centers International (SACI)

Traditional | Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Studio Arts Center International (SACI) was founded by an American artists to offer study abroad students the opportunity to live and study in Florence, Italy, surrounded by the treasures of Medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary Europe. SACI is an active member of the Florentine community, exhibiting current artists and helping to conserve and restore precious paintings and buildings. Courses are taught in English and focus on art and architecture. Most art courses are available in beginning through advanced levels. There is also a selection of Italian language and culture classes, which students are encouraged to take. Some classes include field trips around Florence and Italy.


FRIBOURG: Survey of International Organizations

Traditional | Fribourg, Switzerland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The Survey of International Organizations (SIO), established in 2003, provides students with an overview of the goals, functioning and significance of key international organizations in today's fast changing global environment. The course examines the achievements and failures of some of the world's most important economic, political and humanitarian organizations from an interdisciplinary perspective. The SIO offers students an intellectually stimulating, innovative and diverse program of study in a safe environment, with maximum exposure to the cultural and political life of contemporary Switzerland, Europe and the world of international diplomacy.


GENEVA: Webster University

Traditional | Geneva, Switzerland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)


Germany and Poland: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Germany

Faculty Leaders: Professor Natalie Bormann (n.bormann@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • POLS4937: Government and Politics Learning Abroad in Germany and Poland
  • INTL4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: The role of Trauma and Collective Memory in Europe today

Description:

http://nuweb9.neu.edu/germanypolanddialogue/

https://www.facebook.com/GermanyPolandDialogue2013

This program offers students immersion into the role and legacy of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland – as one of the most significant and traumatic topics of Europe’s shared history and politics.  Students will travel to Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow – cities that played central roles during the Holocaust and that continue to be central as sites of remembrance, memory and trauma.

The program consists of visits to key sites of trauma and memory, including the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau, the Nuremberg trial courtroom, Schindler’s factory, the former Jewish Ghettos in Warsaw and Krakow, Villa Wannsee, and many more sites.  These visits are complemented by lectures, seminars, guided tours – given by faculty of the University of Munich, the Free University Berlin and the Jagiellonian University Krakow - interviews with Holocaust survivors, and by archival research.


Germany: Photography and Design in a German Cultural Context

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leader: Andrea Raynor (a.raynor@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: October 28th, 5:30pm, 305 Ryder

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • ARTE 2500: Documentary Photography OR ARTG 1250: Design Process, Context and Systems
  • ARTE 2501:German Cultural History

Term: Summer II

Description:

Spend the summer 2 term studying photography or design in Berlin, Germany. Students can choose either the Documentary Photography class or the Design Process,Context + Systems class. All students will be enrolled in the German Cultural History Class. All classes are open to the University. The Photography and Design classes can serve as electives to students outside of the Art + Design Department and fulfill major and minor requirements to students within the department. The German Cultural History credits will fulfill the university requirement of Comparative Study of Cultures.

Berlin was a nexus of 20th-century European culture, for better and for worse. Through Nationalism, Fascism-Nazism, Communism, and now Internationalism (the EU)—Berlin has been a symbol and often a victim of Europe’s idea of itself. In the 21st century, Berlin has become both the hope and the testing ground of what Europe will be in the next fifty years. We intend for this dialogue to expose our students—through the practice of photography and design—to the follies of the past and the promise of the future, while we train them in the discipline of developing a considered visual response to direct observation.


Global Engineering Education Exchange (various locations) – LAST SEMESTER SPRING 2015

Departmental Exchange, Traditional | Leeds, GE3

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

* Last semester offered: Spring 2015

The Global Engineering Exchange is a consortium of member institutions promoted to facilitate study abroad for engineering students. This program is administered by the Institute of International Education, which is the administrator of the Fulbright Program and the government.

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GOLD COAST: Bond University

Traditional | Gold Coast, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Bond University, located on the Gold Coast of Australia (one hour from Brisbane), offers students an opportunity to live and study with other Australian and international students at the first private university in Australia. Bond has a student population of only 2,600 and a student/faculty ratio of only 10:1. This allows students to receive personal attention from its faculty and interact closely with the entire college community.

Students are encouraged to partake in the multitude of activities both on and off-campus. Bond offers students courses in many Arts & Sciences disciplines. The Semester at Bond is purposely scheduled to be compatible with the academic calendar of "American, European, and Asian" universities.


GRANADA: API – University of Granada

Traditional | Granada, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Granada, overlooked by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a mixture of natural beauty and inviting climate, Moorish art and architecture, and cultural flare gleaned from its strong Gypsy heritage. The Moors dominated the area for centuries and their influence lives on in the lifestyles and architecture of the region. Granada hosts the Albaicín, one of Spain’s best preserved Arab settlements, the last Moorish neighborhood, and an area UNESCO declared a monument to humanity. Across from the Albaicín is the mesmerizing red-clay Alhambra palace, the greatest Moorish monument in Spain. Within the Alhambra are several palaces, numerous patios and halls, as well as parks, fountains, towers and gardens. Among the other attractions in Granada are the Capilla Real, the Hospital Real, the Basílica de San Juan de Dios, the Monasterio de San Jerónimo and the Caves of Sacromonte.

Students may participate in the semester Hispanic Studies or Spanish Language and Culture programs. Internships are available through both programs.


GREECE: Then and Now

Dialogue of Civilizations | Athens, Greece

Group Leader: Prof. Richard A. Katula (r.katula@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: Thursday, Oct 30th 6Pm-7PM 105 Shillman

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • COMM 3306: International Communication Abroad
  • INTL 4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement

Description:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the people and the culture of Greece, from ancient times to the present. The special emphasis of this Dialogue is the Greek people and the economic crisis they face today. Students will attend lectures or events on the Greek economic crisis, Greek politics (present-day), culture (art, music, literature, film), and history (ancient and contemporary). In addition to the lectures and live events, students will visit historic sites and archaeological sites in the following venues: Athens, the Peloponnese, Crete, Santorini, Cephalonia, Rhodes, Delphi, and Olympia. At some of these sites, students will go on tours to antiquities such as the Parthenon, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympic grounds and museum, Delphi, Lindos, Knossos, Simi, Nafplion, ancient Agora, etc. At other sites, students will interact with local citizens and students from around the world, discussing issues common to them and controversies affecting the region. During the course, students will maintain a photo-journal, write three book reports, and write two reaction/research papers on topics associated with lectures or places from our travels.

We will meet three times prior to our departure, usually in the early evening at times convenient for all students (Fridays). During the first session, we will become familiar with the country of Greece through maps, power point slides, and a discussion of the syllabus. During the second session, we will discuss Greek history from Minoan times to the present, and the impact of Greek civilization on America. The first session will also review the necessities of travel such as packing, money, clothes, lotions, and working together as a team. The second session will focus on the Greek language, and on Greek culture today: art, media, economics, politics, etc. The second session will take place the day of our departure. The third session is a mandatory session offered by the Global Experience Office at a time to be announced by the GEO. Throughout these three sessions, we will discuss questions that arise about the logistics of the tour, and we will review our roles as cultural ambassadors.


GRENOBLE: API

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

API provides beginning to high-level coursework for both the language and the non-language student, in English (in some locations) and the foreign language of the host country.


GRENOBLE: Grenoble Summer Graduate School of Business (GGSB) for Business Majors (Grenoble and Paris)

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The international summer session offers students the ability to enhance their business education while experiencing life in a new and challenging environment.  This 4 week program will spend the first half in Grenoble and second half in Paris.


GUACIMO: Earth University – Sustainability in Latin America

Experiential Research, Traditional | Guacimo, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The Field Study Program in Costa Rica will be held on the campus of EARTH University in Guacimo, Costa Rica, an 8,000 acre estate 40 miles east of the capital city of San Jose.

The program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to help organizations understand and act upon the principles of sustainability, and to gain a deeper understanding about the relationships between business, society and the environment in the Latin American context.

The first three weeks of the program will be spent at the Guacimo campus (Caribbean coast) and the fourth week at the La Flor campus (Pacific coast). The Caribbean coast has lush vegetation, mountains and white sand beaches, world-class fishing, bird watching, horseback riding and all types of water activities. The Pacific coast has first-rate beaches and is famous for its surfing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and nearby wildlife refuges and national parks.

Costa Rica offers a variety of spectacular outdoor activities including breathtaking cloud forests, active volcanoes, stunning beaches, tropical nature preserves, and horseback riding. Included in the program, students will take two week-end trips: a canopy rainforest tour and a trip to the Arenal Volcano, a treat to watch, especially at night when red molten lava spurts from the volcano cone.


HO CHI MINH CITY: SIT

Experiential Research, Traditional | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The program, based at the University of Ho Chi Minh City, emphasizes independent field study as much as classroom learning. You will visit areas of the South, including the rice basket Mekong River Delta and sites associated with recent Vietnamese history. You will also travel north to Hanoi, the nation's capital, which has a very different flavor, visiting en route locations such as the imperial capital of Hue, the former U.S. military center of DaNang and the coastal town of Nha Trang.


HONG KONG: City University of Hong Kong

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Spend the fall or spring semester studying at one of the top universities in Asia, located in the dynamic city-state of Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong is a rapidly growing institution with 20,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff spanning the fields of business management, liberal arts and social sciences, science and engineering, creative media, energy and the environment, and law.


Iceland: Field Study of Volcanic and Glacial Processes

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Iceland

Faculty Leader: Mal Hill (m.hill@neu.edu)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)
Information Session: October 29th 6-7PM 231 Forsyth Building AND November 5th 6-7PM 231 Forsyth Building
Term: Summer II
Courses: 
  • ENVR 5201 Geologic Field Seminar
  • ENVR 5202 Environmental Science Field Seminar Abroad

Description: 

Iceland’s location on an active plate boundary (the Mid-Atlantic Ridge) and its location near the Arctic Circle makes it a great destination for environmental field study of young lava flows and volcanoes; older, uplifted and more deeply eroded rocks to the east and west sides of the active rifts; and study of both modern and ancient glacial processes.  Volcanic landforms and eruption styles differ, depending on whether magma erupts on land, beneath the ice, or flows into water, and we study examples that formed in each environment.  Glaciers erode the landscape, transport and deposit sediments, and melt gradually to form rivers (much of Iceland’s electricity derives from hydropower).  Sometimes, when lava erupts beneath a glacier, rapid melting of the base of the glacier forms disruptive, magma-induced floods (known as jökulhlaup).  In addition to focusing separately on volcanic and glacial processes, we will consider the ways that magma and groundwater interact to create geothermal energy; how magma and glaciers interact; and how Icelandic society is influenced by these and other environmental factors.  This is a field-based experience, and most days involve some or much hiking to get to and from the study area for that day.  We spend most nights in tents in campgrounds, and Iceland is known for having occasionally windy and rainy weather.  Interested students can contact Mal Hill (m.hill@neu.edu) in the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences for additional information.


Iceland: Time Machine

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Iceland

Faculty Leader: Julia Hechtman (j.hechtman@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle  (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 15, 2014, 5:15PM, 305 Ryder and Tuesday, November 4th 5:15PM Ryder Hall

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • ARTE2500 Time Machine: Site Sensitivity and Iceland
  • ARTE 2501 Cultural and Art History: Iceland

Description:

This is a 5 week studio experience where students begin by collecting footage and images from a week-long road trip around 3/4th of Iceland. After that we will settle in the northwest, in a town called Skagastrond. We will spend three weeks there and then hit the road again, looking at large-scale artworks and ending up in Reykjavik.

The projects are structured and focused on landscape and it's influence on time and experience.  Students will participate in a series of exercises, hike on a glacier, go whale watching, visit a geothermically heated nature bath, watch the sun barely dip in the sky at midnight on the summer solstice, watch films, listen to lectures, and discuss readings. There are intense critiques and conversations every day except weekends.

 


INDIA: Climate Change Science and Policy

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty leader: Auroop Ganguly (a.ganguly@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Website: You can find out more about this dialogue here

Courses:

  • CIVE4777 Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities
  • CIVE4778 Climate Adaptation and Policy

Description:

Climate change has been described as a “clear and present danger” to humankind by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and as “the only thing that … has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it” by former United States President Bill Clinton. The two courses will explore the science, impacts, and policy issues pertinent to climate change.

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INDIA: Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development – Pending Approval

Dialogue of Civilizations | Hyderabad, India

Faculty Leader: C. Sara Minard (c.minard@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

NOTE: This program is still waiting approval.  By showing up on the website, it does not guarantee that the program will be approved.  If you would like to receive a notification if and when it is approved, please complete the inquiry form.

Information Sessions:

  • October 30, 2014, 6-6:30 pm. 108 West Village G
  • November 5, 2014, 2-2:30 pm, 440 Curry Student Center

Courses:

  • ENTRXXXX Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design
  • ENTRXXXX Development Practice and Global Citizenship

Description:

The overriding premise of this four-week Dialogue on Civilizations course in India is that the inception and implementation of a social innovation begins by understanding a social problem within a particular context, and developing a systems-based approach to imagining solutions to reduce or solve the social problem. Through a learning-by-doing approach, students delve into critical social problems in the country—gender inequality, financial exclusion, climate vulnerability, environmental degradation, water access, disease, illiteracy, human trafficking, food insecurity, etc.—and working alongside local counterparts in government, private sector and the social sector, they design, develop and test innovative solutions to improve existing systems and help local partners achieve sustainable development. This course has three parts: 1 - a personal journey of establishing communication between heart, mind and experience, between imagination and facts, 2 – a social entrepreneurial journey of researching and designing sustainable economic solutions to social problems, 3 – a global citizen journey of examining what are common human experiences in a globalized world in order to understand how, as global citizens, we can use this awareness to inform decisions in our everyday lives, overcome separation and build communities based on an appreciation of difference.

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IRELAND: Art Minor in Ireland

Dialogue of Civilizations | Ballyvaughn, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Mira Cantor (m.cantor@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

  • October 22, 5 pm at 403 Ryder Hall
  • November 19, 5 pm at 403 Ryder Hall

Terms:

  • Summer 1 Art Studio: Painting and Drawing in Ireland
  • Summer 2 Art Studio, Culture, and History in Ireland

*Students who participate in both summer terms will fulfill four required courses for the Art Minor!  See below for more information.

Courses:
*See below for how courses fulfill Art Minor requirements

Summer 1:

  • ARTE 2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Observational Drawing
  • ARTE 2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Painting Basics in Ireland

Summer 2:

  • ARTE2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Art Studio in Ireland
  • ARTE2501 Art and Design Abroad: History - History and Culture in Ireland

Description:

All students have their own studios.

The Art Minor in Ireland is a new program designed to allow students to complete four courses toward the Art Minor in the months of June and July for 16 credits. It also gives other students who have an interest in art the opportunity to make work for 8 credits in Summer 1 or 2.  Summer 1 is focused on the basics of painting and drawing. Summer 2 is an intermediate program focused on individual projects and self -direction in any media. (See below for more information)

These are team taught courses that will enable art students to work on their strengths. Students will experience cultural and physical differences in landscape and people which will inspire their imaginations and help interpret their experiences in a unique way. We are located at the Burren College of Art on the western coast of Ireland in a town of 400 people. All students have their own studios that are open 24/7.  A journal is required as well as some readings.

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Ireland


IRELAND: Irish Society, Literature and Film

Dialogue of Civilizations | Dublin, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Patrick Mullen (p.mullen@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Session: November 5, 2014, 6:30-8 pm, 472 Holmes

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ENGL3487: Film and Text Abroad: Irish Cinema
  • ENGL2600: Irish Literary Culture Abroad

Description:

In this program students will be introduced to modern Irish culture and society through its vibrant traditions of literature and film.  Students will focus on the exploration of Irish novels, short stories, and films using these as gateways to explore the island’s history, politics, monuments, architecture, landscapes, music, food, and folk culture.  Literature has long held a uniquely important place in Ireland, so students will have the opportunity to read Irish greats such as Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, and modern prize-winners such as Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, and Colm Toibín.  Students will learn techniques of literary analysis and discover how literature situates itself in the rich life of the island.  Irish film production took off in the 1990s, but the explosion that brought the world powerful films such as In the Name of the Father and The Magdalene Laundries grew out of a long relationship between Ireland and cinema.  Students will be invited to explore this cinematic history as well as contemporary film production both experimental and mainstream.


ISRAEL: Contemporary Israel and its Complexities

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tel Aviv, Israel

Faculty Leader: Lori Lefkovitz (l.lefkovitz@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Information Sessions: November 4, 7:30PM Location TBA

Website: Read more about the program and past student experiences here

Courses: 

  • INTL 4944  Israel in Literature and the Arts(will also meet Jewish Studies, Mideast Studies, or English elective requirements)
  • POLS 4937 : Israel: Society, Culture, and Politics(note:  prerequisite POL 1155 has been waived for this course when taken abroad; will also meet Jewish Studies, Mideast Studies, International Affairs)

Description:

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the modern State of Israel, this Dialogue will explore the complexities of Israeli society, politics, and culture and how they are presented in journalism, art, and literature.  What are the key narratives and characteristics of Israeli society?   How do journalists and creative artists shape our perceptions of Israel’s complex reality?  How do various Israeli authors and artists grapple with such issues as diversity within the population, the conflicts between Israel and her neighbors and between Israelis and Palestinians, and how does Israel negotiate its Jewish identity with liberal democratic values?  Students will learn about Israel’s political system and political history, and they will read memoirs and fiction, visit museums on docent-led tours, and meet with leaders, journalists, artists, and academic experts.  Special focus will be on the city of Jerusalem, our host city, a multicultural center of three religions and multiple ethnic groups, but we will also travel to and study these issues as they are reflected in the South, Tel Aviv, and the North of Israel.

 


ISTANBUL: CAPA

Traditional | , Turkey

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The CAPA Istanbul Program allows students to take a range of courses in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts while also studying the Turkish language. The program provides students with an opportunity to study at a Turkish university while also encouraging them to explore the city of Istanbul. This program is open to students of all language abilities. All CAPA students will be given the option to participate in Erasmus Club activities with other international students.


ISTANBUL: CIEE

Traditional | Istanbul, Turkey

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program is designed for students with a range of academic interests-archaeology, sociology, and history to engineering and science. Students also have the opportunity to study Turkish language. Students enroll directly in courses alongside local students at one of Turkey's premier private universities while participating in CIEE program activities and excursions designed to introduce them to the multicultural realities of this ancient and dynamic country.


Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University

Traditional | Istanbul, Turkey

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)


Italy: Family Business Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | Verona, Italy

Faculty Leaders: Prof. Justin Craig (j.craig@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • ENTR3346: Family Business in Italy
  • ENTR3348: Family Business: A Global Perspective

Information Sessions: November 10, 6pm, 229 Richards Hall and November 12, 6pm, 239 Richards Hall

Description: 

Program Videos:

The Family Business Studies Italy Dialogue provides students with:

  • a comprehensive contemporary overview of Italian family business dynamics, politics, history, culture ,and society, with an intentional focus on the comparisons between Northern Italy versus Southern Italy. Through formal and informal activities (lectures, company and historical site visits, dialogues), students engage with NU professors, plus guest lecturers, and Italian family business leaders in dialogue and discussion of contemporary challenges sustaining business across generations as well as related topics concerning impact of current events, culture, history, and global issues.
  • an understanding of: why families continue to play such a large role in some of the most prominent firms in emerging and mature economies? how families in business manage to maintain ownership control, yet divest of unrelated business ventures? how Italian family businesses internationalize yet maintain control?

Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Mantova, Italy

Faculty Leader: Alessio Tognetti (a.tognetti@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ITLN2301/2302/3301/3302 Italian Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Description: 

Have you been in Italy before ? Had a great time, but came back feeling like deep down you never really left the US?    You are not alone.                    That is what  our Dialogue of Civilization is tailored for.  During this 1 month program  you will not only get to follow intensive language and culture courses, but you will get to experience the true “secret life” of Italy, the one that you do not get to see on tv or in movies. Our program main location, Mantova is uniquely suited for this task: Mantova is a small but rich city, it numbers only 50,000 inhabitants, but it has all the comfort of a larger metropolis: restaurants, museums, bars, café, internet etc. Despite its modernity, Mantova still maintains extremely close ties to its cultural past, and for a city that is 4000 years old , there is lots of that .  This unique blend will allow for one of the best cultural and linguistic immersion: the kind that provide authenticity without compromising safety or comfort.

The experience will be 4 fold:  1 = intensive Italian courses  5 days a week 5 hours per day.  2 = Culture class 3 days a week 2 hours per day. 3 = Field trip and exploration. Every weekend using Mantova as our home base we will explore the territory of northern Italy , from Romeo & Giulietta Verona, to the lakes and the alps. 4 = free time, this is where you, the student, has the opportunity to get their feet wet in the culture and language. You may get additional information at www.mantovadoc.weebly.com


Italy: Italy and the Scientific Revolutions

Dialogue of Civilizations | Florence, Italy

Faculty Leader: Waleed Meleis (meleis@ece.neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Information Session: Monday, November 3, 6-7pm, 160 Richards Hall *Food and Refreshments Will Be Served*

Courses:

GE 1210: Scientific Revolutions Abroad
ITLNXXX: Italian Language Immersion (level depends on placement)

Description: This Dialogue studies two revolutions in scientific thought: the Scientific Revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries and the computational revolution of the 20th century.  We begin with an exploration of the Scientific Revolution, as exemplified by the work of Copernicus and Galileo in Italy.  From our base in Florence and Rome, the heart of the Italian Renaissance, we trace the evolution of scientific thought from the 16th through 18th centuries.  We study the natural connections between the history of science taking place during the Italian Renaissance through scientific outings to local museums, observatories, universities, laboratories and archaeological sites.  We then contrast this material with key results from chaos theory, computational complexity, logic, physics, quantum mechanics, and the theory of computation, all developed in the 20th century.  Students will visit key historical, cultural and artistic sites in Florence, Rome, Pisa, Bologna, and Vinci. 

For more information, please visit the Dialogue website:

http://www.northeastern.edu/scientificrevolutions


Italy: Photography and Art History of Rome and Venice

Dialogue of Civilizations | Venice, Italy

Faculty Leaders:  Andrea Greitzer (a.greitzer@neu.edu) Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu) Information Sessions: October 20th, 5:30pm, 305 Ryder October 29th 5:30pm, 305 Ryder Term: Summer I Courses:

  • ARTE 2500 Art and Design Abroad: Studio-Photo Basics
  • ARTE 2501 Art and Design Abroad: Italian Culture through Architecture
  • ARTE 2501 Art and Design Abroad: Italian Culture through Art History

Every student will register for Photo Basics. Students may choose to take either Italian Culture Through Art History or Italian Culture Through Architecture. Description: The Rome/Venice dialog is in its 10th year. Students become a part of the Italian ethos; they eat, shop, live, take classes, and do business in the cities on a daily basis. Student’s firsts travel to Rome and spend 1 week learning about the city as well as photography in it. Then, by train, we travel to Venice, there we spend 4 weeks studying the culture of this unique city and photographing in it.


Italy: Sustainable Waste Management, European Practices for Resource Recovery and Environmental Protection

Dialogue of Civilizations | Cagliari, Italy

Faculty Leader: Annalisa Onnis-Hayden (aonnis@coe.neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: October 30, 6pm, 210 Shillman Hall *Pizza and Refreshments Will Be Served*

Courses:

  • CIVE 4540: Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment Technologies Abroad
  • CIVE 4541: Waste Management and Policy Abroad

Description:

Humans have a tremendous impact on the environment through simple use of resources, particularly if we look at the equation from cradle to grave. Much resource use results in waste, either as a byproduct or an end result. Solid waste creates a significant environmental problem on many levels. It often signifies inefficient use of resources, it contributes to land use issues (e.g. landfills) and it can initiate pollution in other mediums such as air, soil and water (e.g. incineration or leachate from landfills). We have a mounting problem with solid waste management in our society and world. The two courses will explore the engineering, science, environmental impacts, and policy issues pertinent to waste management in Europe.


JORDAN: Arabic Language & The Arab Uprisings: Jordan and Beyond

Dialogue of Civilizations | Amman, Jordan

Faculty Leaders: Denis Sullivan (d.sullivan@Neu.edu) and Muna Ibrahim

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer 1

Courses:

  • INTL 4944 Dialogue of Civilizations (Middle East Studies)
  • ARAB 1301/1302/2301/2302/3301, or 3302 Arabic Language Immersion

Description: 

The Jordan Dialogue provides students with intensive instruction in Arabic (Jordanian dialect), at SIT/World Learning (Amman) and an in-depth overview of Jordanian and regional politics, history, culture, and society. Through formal and informal activities, students engage with NU professors, plus guest lecturers, and Jordanians in dialogue and discussion of current events, culture, history, and bilateral (Jordan-US relations) as well as global issues. Will Jordan undergo its own "Arab Spring" (Uprising)? How has it been impacted by the Arab uprising in Syria, the continuing violence in Iraq, efforts at peace-making between Israel and Palestine? Guest lectures/topics include:

  • Jordanian history, politics and society (Bedouins, Tribes, Palestinians, Christians)
  • Jordan as regional peace-maker and military partner
  • Jordan-U.S. relations
  • Syria's crisis and the impact on Jordan - refugees, military preparations, economic dislocation
  • Women in Jordanian society

Kenya: Interdisciplinary Program on Public Health, Politics, Culture and Swahili

Dialogue of Civilizations | Nairobi, Kenya

Faculty Leader: Prof. Richard Wamai (r.wamai@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Information Session: Thursday, October 30th, 6pm, 206 Lake Hall

Courses:

  • AFRS2900 Politics, Culture and Swahili in Kenya
  • AFRS4939 Community Health and Development in Kenya

Description:The Kenya Dialogue is a rigorous and highly interactive experience immersing students into local urban and rural communities in various parts of the country through extensive field visits, stays, sharing and continuous exposure in the course of the program. The Dialogue provides students an unparalleled opportunity to engage in and learn about the major health, socio-economic, cultural, and political issues that characterize the every-day life of the people and communities of Kenya. The program engages local guest speakers and institutional visits that are key actors in their fields in health, politics and culture. Students develop participatory skills in community and problem-based models through these interactions, language instructions, individual research and experiential learning.

For more information: Contact Prof. Wamai, r.wamai@neu.edu, Tel. 617-373-4130


KIGALI: SIT – Post-Genocide Restoration and Peace Building

Traditional | Kigali, Rwanda

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Examine the causes of the 1994 genocide and Rwanda's ongoing efforts in fostering peace, unity, and reconciliation among its people.

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


KRAKOW: API

Traditional | Krakow, Poland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences Semester (IPHSS) Program: Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow with API complete courses offered in English by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow’s IPHSS. The curriculum of the IPHSS program is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and experience. The program focuses on the most significant issues of modern philosophy, anthropology, history, literary theories, art history and psychology. The main emphasis is placed on the modern and interdisciplinary character of 20th century cultural phenomena. All students are REQUIRED to take a Polish language course during the semester sessions, plus 3 additional courses in English.

Polish Language and Culture Summer Session: API students attend courses at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow's School of Polish Language and Culture. All students are REQUIRED to take a Polish language course during the summer session. Language classes are taught in Polish and most culture courses are taught in English. Some culture courses are taught in Polish for advanced students. All courses are taken with other American and international students. The number of credits per course vary and are indicated in parentheses after the course title.

Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow complete their courses at Jagiellonian University. Founded in 1364 by King Kazimierz the Great, it is Poland’s oldest university and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Students complete classes in English with visiting students in Jagiellonian’s Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences. The university offers Polish language, civilization and culture classes. Students can also take up to two classes per semester with Polish students that are taught in English in American studies, business and communications, European studies, psychology, sociology and more. Whether students choose to focus on Polish studies or take classes in other disciplines, living and studying in Krakow provides an incredible education.


LEUVEN: Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe

Internship, Traditional | Louvain, Belgium

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program offers students an opportunity to live and study in the heart of Europe for an academic Semester. Students will take three academic courses and participate in a research internship, which earns course credit. During the internship each student will work with the office of a European Parliament Member on a project designed to provide the Member with specific information about a subject on the Parliament's agenda.


LIMA: ASA – Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Traditional | Lima, Peru

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students studying at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima can choose from a large number of courses, which are all taught in English. These courses are in the departments of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Finance, Economics, International Business, International Relations, Environmental Management, Law, Marketing, Agro-Industrial Engineering and Agribusiness, Architecture and Urban Planning, Industrial and Commercial Engineering,Information Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering and Real Estate Development, Hospitality Management, Gastronomy and Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, Culinary Arts, Art and Design, Business Psychology, Communications and Spanish Language.

In addition to the courses taught in English, many of the courses are also taught in Spanish for those students who have an advanced level of Spanish fluency.


LIMA: CIEE – Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Traditional | Lima, Peru

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Liberal Arts
The CIEE Liberal Arts program in Lima is designed for students with five or more semesters of college-level Spanish and a wide variety of majors. Participants directly enroll in regular university courses in a wide variety of subjects alongside Peruvian students and learn first-hand about contemporary culture in bustling Lima.

All students take the required 4-week intensive Spanish pre-session course. During the regular semester, students enroll in an additional Spanish language course, the CIEE core course, and two or three direct enrollment courses.


LIMERICK: University of Limerick

Traditional | Limerick, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The Study Abroad Programme is open to international students who wish to spend a semester or year at UL and earn academic credit which may be incorporated into their home institutions transcript. We enjoy a diverse population of students on the programme who come from the USA, Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Australia and many European countries.


LISBON: CIEE – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Traditional | Lisbon, Portugal

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The goals of the Language and Culture program are to develop skills and competency in Portuguese language through an intensive language course and a semester-long language course; to enhance students' understanding of contemporary Portuguese society and culture through the CIEE core curriculum; and, where language skills permit; to meet a wide variety of students' academic interests through direct enrollment at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


Lithuania: The Baltic States Before and After Communism

Dialogue of Civilizations | Klaipeda, Lithuania

Faculty Leader: Harlow Robinson (h.robinson@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Information Session: Tuesday, October 28th, 4-6pm, 111 Snell Library

Courses: 

  • HIST 3304:  Topics in History: The Baltic States Before and After Communism
  • INTL 4944: The Baltic States in Transition

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Description:To understand the human dimensions of the dramatic political changes that have taken place in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia since signing of the Molotov Ribbentrop pact in 1939. What has it been like to live through the rise and fall of Communism, and into the brave—and often frightening--new world of capitalism? By using historical writings, memoirs, novels and films, we will examine the transformation of the societies in this volatile region in pre- and post-Soviet period. How did the USSR attempt to control the local populations? How have these various countries and societies dealt with the difficult transition from Communism to capitalism and joining the European Union? In light of recent events in Ukraine, we will also look at the future of the former Soviet Republics. The goal of the course is to understand better what people gained—and what they lost—when the fences and walls came tumbling down from Berlin to Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn.


London and Bath: Short Animated Film Production and Development

Dialogue of Civilizations | , England

Faculty: Terrence Masson (t.masson@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@husky.neu.edu)

Information Session: October 23 5:15Pm 301 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • ARTE 2500 - Art and Design Abroad: Studio – Virtual Environment Design 
    ARTE 2500 - Art and Design Abroad: Studio – Short Film

Description: 

Short film concept and development will include the fundamentals of story structure, storyboarding and editing ; production will include successful case study research, digital pipeline, asset creation and sound design.

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LONDON: CAPA

Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up regional history and culture. Study abroad options include courses with local visits, service-learning, and special lectures related to your study abroad experience, all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to pursue subjects through academic and field research.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Yingkun Zhu, CAPA London Summer 1, 2012; zhu.ying@husky.neu.edu


LONDON: Creative Entrepreneurship

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Faculty Leader: Antonio Ocampo-Guzman (a.ocampo-guzman@neu.edu)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)
Information Session: Monday, November 3 6:30 - 7:30PM 180 Ryder Hall and Wednesday, Nov 12th, 6:30-7:30PM 180 Ryder Hall
Term: Summer I
Courses: 
  • THTR 1127 Improvisation for EntrepreneursTHTR 1165 The Professional VoiceThe two courses both satisfy Arts & Humanities Core Level 1. Please confer with your academic advisor to make sure the courses fit into your program of study.

The two courses both satisfy Arts & Humanities Core Level 1. Please confer with your academic advisor to make sure the courses fit into your program of study.

Description:

A creative way to enhance your education at Northeastern, this Dialogue aspires to give you specific practical tools to explore the way that you communicate, collaborate and create with others. Using theatre games, improvisation, ensemble building, voice & speech relaxation and concentration techniques, you will gain self-confidence, self-awareness and a passion for persuasive and articulate communication of your thoughts and ideas which will benefit you as a professional in the 21st century.


LONDON: Foundation for International Education

Internship, Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The program through the Foundation for International Education provides students from all majors with a unique opportunity to study in the center of London. In addition to the coursework, students can participate in an internship, service learning program, or secure a research placement with supervision. Upon arrival, students receive a comprehensive on-site orientation and throughout the semester involvement in various course- and co-curricular activities is highly recommended.

 


Lusaka: Driving Social Change: The Role of Nonprofits and Change Makers in Zambia

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lusaka, Zambia

Faculty Leader: Lori Gardinier (l.gardinier@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

  • In person: October 29, 2014, 12-1 pm, 310 Renaissance Park
  • Remote: October 28, 2014, 7-7:30 - Click here for details!

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • HSUV 4945 Leadership & International Program Development
  • HSUV 4866 Intercultural Studies through Human Services

Description:

This program introduces students to social change theories and social organizations in Lusaka, Zambia.  Attention is given to the political and economic forces that influence non-government organizational development, behavior and operations.  Students will analyze and compare popular preventative and reactive interventions for change including public health approaches, the use of aid, micro-lending and other sustainable development efforts.   Particular attention will be giving to issues of addiction and recovery, HIV and inadequate employment opportunities and their impact on community development.   Using lectures, presentations, case studies and service-learning this program will expose student to the theoretical and philosophical frameworks used to understand social development.  Students will also develop and apply skills, practices and techniques for program development and implementation in the nonprofit sector.  This experiential program focuses on program evaluation techniques, ethics in international volunteerism/foreign nonprofit interventions, globalization and its influence on the nonprofit sector.  Students will also consider how culture, program maturity, and management style influence organizational behaviors.  Through service-learning, team developed capacity building projects, and structured reflections students will consider the role of the third sector and other social change models in Zambia.


LYON: CEFAM

Traditional | Lyon, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Centre D'Etudes Franco Americain de Management (CEFAM), an international school of business and management, was founded in 1986 in Lyon, France. CEFAM's unique program is based on the American business school curriculum model and is taught in English by American and British professionals. The program has nearly 20 years of experience in international exchange and in delivering academic and cultural opportunities abroad.


LYON: ESDES – Universite Catholique de Lyon

Traditional | Lyon, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The International Business Program offers foreign students the possibility of studying for one or two semesters at the University. Students may choose classes that are taught in English or in French or both. Courses are available at both the Bachelor's and Master's level. Classes are offered in the area of Finance, Marketing, Law, Human Resources and other business areas in addition to courses that are relevant to the local culture such as French, the European Union, France in the 21st century and Art & Architecture.


MADRID: API – Universidad Nebrija

Traditional | Madrid, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

To study in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people. Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

Students may participate in the Spanish Language, Business and Humanities Semester Track, or the Spanish Language and Culture Summer Track.

Why Madrid?

  • Capital of Spain
  • Prado Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • London, Paris and Rome in less than 3 hours by air
  • Museo Reina Sofía
  • Wonderful array of Spanish cities in 3 hours or less
  • Students from all over the world
  • Cosmopolitan city
  • Courses in English

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Shawn Zubin, API Madrid Spring 2013; shawn.zubin@gmail.com


MELBOURNE: Swinburne University of Technology

Traditional | Melbourne, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

This program is ideal for any student from any major interested in studying abroad in the large metropolitan city of Melbourne, Australia.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Lyda Sallaway, Swinburne Spring 2013; lydasallaway@gmail.com

 


MONTEVERDE: CIEE – CIEE Study Center

Experiential Research, Traditional | Monteverde, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

This intensive laboratory science program offers students the opportunity to live, study, and conduct research in an ecologically diverse environment with a community of professional scientists. After an orientation in San Jose, students embark on an academic field trip exploring Costa Rica's different ecosystems, ranging from dry tropical forests to lowland rain forests. Upon returning, students are immersed in an intensive study period at the Biology Station of Monteverde. Toward the end of the program, students live with a local Costa Rican family and conduct individual research projects. Before final exams, students participate on another program-sponsored field trip.


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Built around central academic themes—art and architecture, communications and new media, tourism and business, to name a few—CIEE summer multi-country programs pair two locations in one session to create the ultimate learning experience. Take your pick from specially designed duos to pursue your academic interests in not just one, but two of the most topically relevant cities in the world!

Summer Multi-Country Programs


Multiple Locations: Politics and Culture in International and Comparative Perspectives

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tokyo, Japan

Faculty Leader: Philip D'Agati (p.dagati@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses: POLS4937: Government and Politics - Learning Abroad

POLS 4938 International Politics - Learning Abroad

Description:

Students who participate in this Dialogue will be immersed in the politics and culture of Japan. They will have the opportunity to learn about the politics and culture of Japan while exploring important sites in and around Tokyo, Nagano, and Hiroshima.  Students will also participate in a political and cultural dialogue with students from Meiji University while staying three days at a traditional guesthouse near Mt. Fuji.  Students will continue to develop their knowledge of Japanese society and culture through directed visits to Japanese sites of political, historical, and cultural importance.  Meiji University students often accompany our students, providing a unique opportunity to augment the site visits with a local Japanese perspective.  Written work and group projects will compare Japan and the U.S. on a host of domestic and international topics.


NETHERLANDS: Sustainable Urban Transportation

Dialogue of Civilizations | Delft, Netherlands

Faculty Leader: Prof. Peter Furth (p.furth@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Session: November 4, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, 206 Egan

Term: Summer II

NOTE: The courses for this program are still pending approval.

Courses (Pending Approval): 

  • CIVE 4566 Design for Sustainable Urban Transportation: European Perspectives (4 credits)
  • CIVE 4567 Planning and Policy for Sustainable Urban Transportation (4 credits)

Descriptions:

While the Netherlands is as affluent a country as the US, the Dutch drive cars half as much as Americans, ride trains 10 times as much, and ride bikes 40 times as much. They also have the world’s best traffic safety record, with a traffic fatality rate 67% lower than ours. Dutch bicycling infrastructure makes it safe for everyone – children and elderly as well – to ride bikes anywhere, and is a major reason that more than 25% of trip nationwide, and more than 40% in cities like Delft and Amsterdam, are made by bike. The goal of this program is learn Dutch principles for planning cities and for designing bikeways, roads, and transit networks that make ABC (all-but-car) transportation so attractive, and that make cities livable and safe.

The dialogue takes place in historic Delft, with classes held at Delft University. Students will ride bicycles daily for commuting and for field trips. About 1/3 of the time will be spent in classrooms, 1/3 on field trips, and 1/3 working on projects. Lecture speakers include experts and local officials responsible for urban planning, bikeway design, and transit planning. Field trips, made using bicycles and trams, enable students to see good examples of urban planning, bicycling infrastructure, and high quality transit, and often involve meetings with city officials. Field trips to more distant cities (e.g., Amsterdam)  involve train travel as well. Students will write blogs and papers documenting Dutch practices and examples, and will also do design projects, applying Dutch principles and practices to redesigning a Boston-area street or area. To see projects completed in 2011 and 2012, see http://wiki.coe.neu.edu/groups/nl2011transpo/

Students must be able to ride a bike, and be fit enough to ride for several hours at a relaxed pace. Students of all majors are welcome. Civil Engineering students will get credit for one Technical Elective.


PARIS: API

Traditional | Paris, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students can choose between one of three program tracks in Paris, France. Students can choose a language immersion program, where a language course is required and elective classes are taught in English or a program where all courses are taught in French. Based on a student's French language ability, eligibility for each program track varies.


PERTH: Curtin University

Traditional | Perth, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students will be fully immersed in the university with full-time, degree-seeking students. Courses are offered in most Arts & Sciences disciplines. Students will have access to all the university's resources, including: sports clubs, e-mail, computer labs, and the library.Curtin


PERU: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lima, Peru

Faculty Leader: Prof. Yanet Canavan (y.canavan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Information Session: Tuesday, October 28, 6:30pm, 111 Snell Library

Courses: 

  • SPNS 1302/2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Description:

Spanish Language Immersion (SPNS 1302, 2301, 2302, 3301, 3302): This Spanish immersion program will take place in Lima, (the capital of Peru) and Cuzco. The course consists of 4 hours per day of instruction focusing on developing all the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), cultural visits museums, cathedrals, historical places in the city, etc.) and activities. The Spanish immersion program will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students' knowledge of Spanish grammar and to teach them to speak the language fluently. During this 5 week program students will speak Spanish, participate in cultural activities and interact with local people. It is an exciting way to explore the Spanish language and to experience another culture's people, ideas, customs and beliefs. Students will sample all that the cities of Lima, Ica and Cuzco have to offer using the Spanish language. Students will complete a service project (Air Force schools) in which they will help Peruvian high school students to practice speaking English and also explain the typical day in the life of a student at an American University. Students from Northeastern will participate in an immersion language program at the Private University UNIFE “Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon” http://www.unife.edu.pe (Translation and Interpretation Academic Program- Translation/Interpretation and Communication Science School). Studentswill have language partners to share their own culture and to learn Peruvian culture. Students will experience life in Peru as a local Peruvian. Students will stay at Peruvian host families, learning the culture and using the Spanish language in everyday activities.

Peruvian and Hispanic Culture (CLTR 4944): This course will introduce students to the broad spectrum of Peruvian and Hispanic culture through different activities. This Spanish culture class is based on experience-based learning and practicing Spanish. Students will acquire a new understanding of the culture of Peru and the Hispanic World. Students will be immersing themselves in the language and cultural opportunities presented through the in-country immersion experience. About 50 % of the class will be lecture and theory. The remaining 50% will be interactive activities, student participation and visits to historic sites in Lima, Ica and Cuzco. Among the sites included is Machu Picchu (one of the Wonders of the World). This Peruvian and Hispanic Culture class will be held in 3 different cities of Peru: Lima, Ica and Cuzco.

For more information: Contact Prof. Yanet Canavan (y.canavan@neu.edu)

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PERUGIA: CIS

Traditional | Perugia, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The Umbra Institute provides fall, spring, and summer programs in the medieval city of Perugia, Italy. Students can choose from a variety of courses with integrated field trips to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities outside of the classroom, and extra-curricular activities.

Perugia serves as the ideal backdrop for study abroad in Italy. Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning. The ancient city is surrounded by the rolling hills of Umbria and Tuscany. While lying off the beaten path, travel from Perugia is easy since Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Cortona lie only a short distance away.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador from this program for more information!
-Megan Beaver, CIS Perugia Spring 2013; beaver.m@husky.neu.edu

 


Poland: From Occupation to Resistance

Dialogue of Civilizations | Warsaw, Poland

Faculty Leader: Prof. Jeffrey Burds (j.burds@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • HIST4946 Central Europe Abroad (Field Research)
  • INTL4944 Dialogues of Civilization/Regional

Description: 

Warsaw has rapidly become a second Prague in Europe—safe, negotiable in English, a beautiful and haunting 1200-year old city that represents the very best of several European cultures.

This Summer II Dialogue will examine the history of the Second World War in Poland--from the German invasion in September 1939, the Polish national resistance, the Holocaust,  the Warsaw Uprising, the Soviet occupation of Poland from autumn 1944, and the Solidarity Movement that brought Polish independence in the 1980s.  Based at Warsaw University, the program includes regularly scheduled classes with lectures by the Dialogue leaders and local scholars, plus visits to relevant historical and cultural sites around Poland.  Excursions are planned to the concentration camps at Auschwitz; Krakow (the site of the main school for training Nazi collaborationist police and prison guards); Zakopane—a mountain resort town where the Nazis had schools for SS and Abwher (military intelligence) assets; and Gdansk, the site of the Solidarity Movement that brought liberation of Poland from Soviet power in the 1980s.  The program will include a visit to Zelazowa Wola, the birth place and museum of Chopin, and attendance of a performance of his music. More than any other, Chopin is the Polish composer who created the soundtrack of the Polish national resistance struggle.

The Program leader is Professor Jeffrey Burds, an award-winning teacher and scholar whose work on the history of the Soviet secret police throughout Eastern Europe has earned him an international reputation. Program co-leader is Izabella Burds, a native of Warsaw, with an advanced business degree and more than 20 years of experience in Polish corporate life during the transition from Soviet satellite to one of the most successful of all post-Soviet economies. The program Resident Assistant is a member of the cultural section in the U.S. embassy in Warsaw, Miss Paulina Sieradzan.

 


PUEBLA: Universidad de Las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)

Traditional | Puebla, Mexico

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS PLACED MEXICO ON THE TRAVEL WARNING LIST. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM, YOU MUST PETITION THROUGH THE RISK ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. APPROVAL IS NOT GUARANTEED AND THE PROGRAM CAN BE PULLED AT ANY TIME IF OISP DEEMS THE REGION UNSAFE.

This program focuses on North American political and social issues, including an understanding of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Students with Spanish language proficiency may choose classes from UDLA's regular course offerings. There are some courses taught in English, however this changes each Semester depending on the expertise of visiting professors. In addition, students will usually take at least one Spanish language class.


REYKJAVIK: Reykjavik University – Sustainability in Iceland

Traditional | Reykjavik, Iceland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Dates: Summer I

The purpose of this course is to explore sustainable development and its implications by studying the economic history of Iceland, particularly with regard to the part played by renewable energy and commercial fishing, land use and tourism from the 20th century onwards.  Iceland offers an interesting case for study.  This volcanic island was first settled in the 9th century, and over the course of a few hundred years of human activity, the long term equilibrium of the island was disrupted causing severe environmental degradation.  By the turn of the 20th century Iceland was one of the poorest countries in Europe.  Over the course of the last hundred years, utilization of Iceland‘s considerable resources has allowed a remarkable transformation of the country, which now enjoy‘s a standard of living among the best in the world and is considered a leader in the sustainable use of natural resources.  The relatively small size and simplicity of the Icelandic economy makes it particularly understandable and suitable for analysis.

Video from 2014 Program!


RIO DE JANEIRO: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Traditional | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

DISCOVER WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY HERE:

Prestigious UNIVERSITY
Research CENTER
Complete INFRASTRUCTURE
Outstanding CAMPUS
Strategic LOCATION


ROME: American University of Rome

Traditional | Rome, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students participating on a semester or summer study abroad program through the American University of Rome (AUR) enjoy Roman culture, architecture, and people, while taking courses in a variety of disciplines. AUR is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. AUR uses Rome as its classroom and Italy and Europe as invaluable resources. AUR prepares students to live and work across cultures through its practical interdisciplinary academic majors, opportunities for learning through travel and internships, and its multi-cultural faculty and staff. Course instruction is in English.


ROME: John Cabot University

Traditional | Rome, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

John Cabot University is an independent, accredited four-year college of liberal arts and sciences, with an outstanding faculty, an international degree-seeking student body and over 200 courses from which to choose. Travel in Italy, classes on site at famous monuments and museums throughout the city and a range of extra-curricular activities are just some of the advantages of John Cabot's program.

The culture of an American university, with classes (except Italian language and literature) taught in English; the international atmosphere of a global mix of students of varying backgrounds and nationalities; the incomparable Roman milieu combining centuries of history and art with up-to-the-minute style.

Students visiting from the United States meet others from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Italian degree-seeking students. Lively exchanges of views and perspectives take place in small classroom settings and on the terraces of the charming ex-convent that is John Cabot's main campus. Cross-cultural friendships develop in the abundant coffee bars and trattorie of Trastevere where JCU is located. Total immersion in the Roman way of life brings new understanding and appreciation of how others live.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Luke Kashdan, JCU Spring 2013; kashdan.l@husky.neu.edu


Russia: Russian Language and Culture – A Tale of Three Cities

Dialogue of Civilizations | Moscow, Russia

Faculty Leader: Ekaterina (Katya) Burvikova (e.burvikova@neu.edu) and Kimberly Jones (k.jones@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • RSNN 1301/1302/2301/2302/3301/3302 Russian Language Immersion (multiple levels)
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Information Sessions: October 29th, 6pm, 452 Ryder Hall and October 31st, noon, 124 Ryder Hall

Description:

This is a Dialogue that invites students to examine Russia beyond the headlines. As part of the Dialogue program, we explore Russia's language, culture and history, as well as its geography and politics. Much of what is written and read in today's news, especially in the United States, offers a limited and narrow view of Russia. Too often, our understanding of this vast and vibrant country is reduced to examining the actions of its leader, President Vladimir Putin. However, understanding President Putin, and indeed understanding Russia, requires looking (and listening) beyond soundbites, and investigating the broader context of state and society.

Accordingly, students will have the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of the Russian language through regular classes as well as immersion in the broader society. They will also be exposed to Russia's culture and history through visits to key historic and contemporary landmarks and related lectures and readings. Russia's geography and politics will also be examined though discussions and site visits, which will also build on readings. Students will be asked to delve deeper through reflective journal entries, essays which bring the readings to life, and have the opportunity to write a research paper.

This Dialogue will be a journey - an intellectual one, but also a geographic one as we travel through to and explore three key cities in Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. In many ways, Moscow is seen as the center of Russia, and it is in terms of population, government, and politics. Next, we travel to a former capital of imperial Russia - St. Petersburg - a place of great historic and cultural importance.  It also occupies a place of geopolitical prominence along the Baltic and is quite proximate to Europe.    Lastly, we travel to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. Tatarstan is home to many in Russia's ethnic Tatar minority community. It is also a place where the influence of the area's Muslim population is manifest in it's many mosques, and the Kazan Kremlin, a World Heritage site, sits at the region's cultural and historic crossroads.

 


SALAMANCA: API – University of Salamanca

Traditional | Salamanca, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. It is located in central Spain, amidst a landscape strewn with battlefields and castles, in an area where the kingdoms of Castilla and Aragón first unified Spain. From these roots, “Castellano,” or “Spanish,” became dominant throughout Spain. Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor is said to be the most beautiful plaza in Spain. Throughout the centuries, the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow that has given Salamanca the nickname “la Ciudad Dorada” – the Golden City. The breathtaking Catedral Vieja and Catedral Nueva rise above the city, overlooking the river Tormes and the Roman Bridge. The Casa de las Conchas is a stunning edifice of shells carved into golden sandstone. One experiences the history of this magical city when roaming the streets and walking through the archways of the old quarter. The university, the winding streets, the inviting architecture, and the warm people welcome newcomers to this enchanting city.

Teaching Opportunities

All students with 3-4 semesters or more of college-level spanish (equivalent to the intermediate or B1 level) are able to participate in a teaching internship program. Students spend 5 hours per week for 8 weeks observing local primary school classes, and assist the teacher with classroom tasks as needed. No credit will be awarded.

There is an additional fee of 50 Euros to participate in this option. Students will receive an official certificate from the University of Salamanca detailing the hours and nature of their participation upon completion of the program.

Volunteer Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

 


SALVADOR DA BAHIA: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

This program is targeted to students who have at least four semesters of college-level Spanish and/or two semesters of Portuguese and want to improve their Portuguese language skills and knowledge of contemporary Brazil, especially the Northeast region with its distinctive cultural patterns.


Salzburg College European Studies/Music Program – Summer Session 1

Traditional | Salzburg, Austria

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The Summer Session at Salzburg College offers an introduction to various aspects of the Austrian and European culture.


SALZBURG: Salzburg College

Traditional | Salzburg, Austria

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program in Salzburg allows students to integrate classroom study and field experience through a combination of small-class study as well as excursions, guest lectures, and interaction with local professionals in their field.


SAN JOSE: API – Multiple Universities

Traditional | San Jose, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Students attending API programs in San Jose can study at either Universidad Veritas or the University of Costa Rica.  Courses and program eligibility vary by program.


SAN JOSE: International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)

Traditional | San Jose, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Located in Costa Rica, ICDS is an applied research center which is dedicated to promoting sustainable human development. ICDS, jointly with ULatina, offers fall and spring semester programs* which include classes from an array of disciplines and topic areas related to sustainable human development, such as human rights, society and development, the environment, sustainable development, social justice and, of course, Spanish language. ICDS´ summer programs include courses relating to Spanish language and development, as well as Spanish language and the health care system in Latin America, the latter offered jointly with Hospital Clínica Bíblica, Costa Rica´s largest private hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission International.

Equally important to class time, ICDS provides varied experiential and service-learning opportunities as a complement to its academic programs. Students in ICDS´ semester programs will take a service-learning course and participate in community work every week, complemented with reflection spaces in the classroom. Also, during the semester programs, there is an exciting field trip to Nicaragua to give students an opportunity to compare and contrast sustainable human development efforts in the two countries of the Central American region, partake in community work, and experience the local culture of Nicaragua. In addition to being immersed into Central American culture through service-learning and field trips, all students live with host families, and local Costa Rican students will also be part of the programs, providing even more contact and immersion into Costa Rican culture.

 

ICDS Institutional Video

ICDS Homestay Video

ICDS Service-Learning Video

 


SANTIAGO: CIEE – Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Traditional | Santiago, Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Santiago de los Caballeros, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, is surrounded by mountains. Places of historical, cultural, and ecological interest are nearby and easy to get to, and it is just a little over an hour's drive to the Atlantic Coast. Known as La Ciudad Corazon (City of the Heart), Santiago is the commercial and cultural center of the fertile Cibao Valley region. Although it is a growing city with a population exceeding 700,000, Santiago retains many features of a small town, and Santiaguero hospitality is known far and wide.


SANTO DOMINGO: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, is located on the southern coast of the island. It has a population of two million and is considered to be the main economic and political center of the country. The city, often called the "First City of the New World," is steeped in historical significance. There are numerous plazas and churches throughout the colonial district, which give a distinct flavor to the city. The city is divided by a river, the Rio Ozama, and is close to many beaches.

The CIEE Study Center, established in 1998, gives students the opportunity to enroll in classes at El Bono and INTEC. In addition, FLACSO offers several special courses for CIEE students, focused upon cultural, literary, artistic, political, and social aspects of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean as a whole. This arrangement permits students to combine the specialized, more personalized "think tank" atmosphere of FLACSO with courses offered through INTEC and El Bono.

The program is suitable for advanced undergraduate students with strong language skills and a background in the social sciences or Latin American studies.


SAO PAULO: CIEE – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Emerging Markets in Brazil

Experiential Research, Traditional | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The minor in Emerging Markets provides a specific academic path for students from any college within the university to gain an understanding of emerging markets, the role they play in fostering growth in the global economy, and their potential to supplant developed markets to apply what they have learned in the classroom to practical field research projects in an emerging market  The Emerging Markets Program in Brazil will introduce students to the business world in Brazil as well as an introduction to Brazilian culture.


SAO PAULO: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)


Senegal: Doing Development, Encountering African Culture and Politics

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Senegal

Faculty Leader: William Miles

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Information Session: 

Monday, October 27, 3:30-4:30, 314 Meserve

Thursday, October 30, 5:30-6:30, 314 Meserve

Thursday, November 6, 5:00-6:00, 314 Meserve

 

Courses: POLS 4937 Encountering African Culture and Politics

POLS4938 Doing Development in West Africa

Description: 

Senegal – a French-speaking, Muslim nation on the West African coast – has maintained one of the most robust democratic systems on the entire African continent. That it has managed to do so in the face of persistent poverty is little less than remarkable. This program will introduce students first-hand to one of the most intriguing (and hospitable) countries in the annals of African and Islamic politics, history, culture, and economic development. By engaging in development projects via local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to which they will be assigned, students will experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of “doing development.” Classes at the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar will be supplemented by excursions throughout the city and elsewhere in the country.


SEVILLE: Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is offering a business-specific program for freshman business majors.

Learn about the European Union, Spanish society, business ethics, cross-cultural communication and doing business in Spain; improve your Spanish and discover the history, culture and traditions of Seville, one of the most popular European tourist destinations.

ESIC offers you a varied and exciting cultural program in Seville, one of the most fascinating destinations in Europe, famous for its historical cathedral and palaces and its world-famous traditions- fl­amenco, bull fighting, and the celebration of Holy Week. You will also have the opportunity to explore other fascinating cities such as Córdoba and Granada.


SHANGHAI: CIEE

Traditional | Shanghai, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Come experience one of the most momentous and fascinating developments of the 21st century—the dramatic transformation and emergence of China on the world stage. Whether you’re in the humanities or the social sciences, study abroad in Shanghai will provide you with fascinating insight into the country and help fuel your own development as a global citizen.

Through an outstanding selection of coursework, cultural activities, and excursions you’ll enjoy an academically engaging and culturally immersive international experience.

Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:

  • Choose from a wide range of English-taught courses in international affairs, Chinese politics, economics, history, and society
  • Study Mandarin Chinese at all levels with support from peer language tutors and language clinic instructors; or choose not to study a language and focus entirely on area studies coursework
  • Learn outside the classroom through a weeklong excursion to Taiwan, and develop new perspectives about cross-strait relations
  • Live with a Chinese host family or on-campus with a Chinese or program roommate

Students have the option to study for a semester abroad in Shanghai by participating in one of the following CIEE Shanghai Tracks:

 


SINGAPORE: Singapore Management University

Traditional | Singapore, Singapore

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Embark on the adventure of your lifetime and discover the New Asia! With SMU, you are here for a learning environment that constantly challenges the mind. We provide an interactive and participative experience - one that is cutting edge and technologically enabled. Besides a top-class curriculum and an excellent faculty, SMU embraces a culture of versatility and creativity. At the wirelessly connected city campus, students enjoy world-class e-learning facilities and amenities. Expect a revolutionary time at SMU, one that stretches your intellectual abilities and offers extraordinary possibilities. So fast forward your dream and live the SMU experience!


SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS: CEA

Traditional | Sophia Antipolis, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Third party provider programs focusing on 1) science and engineering; 2) business and communications; 3) liberal arts and social sciences and 4) French language and culture


SOUTH AFRICA: Social Entrepreneurship Field Research Program

Dialogue of Civilizations | Cape Town, South Africa

Faculty Leader: Dennis Shaughessy (d.shaughnessy@neu.edu) and Gordon Adomdza (g.adomdza@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: October 30, 2015, 6:30-7 pm, 108 West Village G

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • ENTR3306 Global Development Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR3308 Business Economic History of Modern South Africa

Description:

The Field Research Program in South Africa is a hands-on, field based research program which is focuses on social entrepreneurship in Cape Town, South Africa. Developed in 2008 by Professor Dennis Shaughnessy, this academically rigorous program will enable students to learn more about global development and how entrepreneurship can lift families out of poverty.

In Module 1, students will work directly with urban entrepreneurs from township communities to help grow their micro-businesses through the Entrepreneurs Consultation Project. Students will work in consulting teams with local students from the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA), which is a free business degree program for low-income students from the townships. At the end of Module 1, student teams will present a deliverable on behalf of their entrepreneur; select teams are eligible to receive funding of up to $10,000 USD from the NU-TSiBA MicroVenture Fund to support their entrepreneur’s business. This portion of the program allows students to gain real life "consultation" experience and also provides students with an understanding of real life venture capital for business development, particularly in an emerging market country such as South Africa.

In Module 2, students will study with Professor Gordon Adomdza to learn about human centered design and social innovation for the base of the pyramid (BoP) market. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research and consult directly for high impact social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in the Cape Town area.

The academic portion of the program includes subject material such as social entrepreneurship, social enterprise development, micro-finance, impact investing, and small business management. Classes are supplemented with site visits to social businesses and enterprises in the surrounding Cape Town or Cape Flats area. Site visits also include guest lecturers from local social enterprises and businesses, visit(s) to Robben Island, Parliament and other historical/cultural sites. Students also attend guest lectures by South African historians, politicians, journalists, faculty, venture capitalists, doctors and researchers to engage students in discussion of topics relevant to South African history post-apartheid, and how the country’s controversial history has led to its modern day business climate.

Weekends include student led service learning projects and thoughtful community service. In this service learning exercise, students are encouraged to research which organizations they wish to support, and fundraise towards their project goal; this component of the program enables students to see impact of their own strategic social investing.

Weekends also include excursions, hiking trips, and an overnight safari.

Informational video about the South Africa Social Entrepreneurship Field Research Program


South Korea: K-Pop and Music Business – Pending Approval

Dialogue of Civilizations | Seoul, Korea

Faculty Leader: Won-Hee An (w.an@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

NOTE: This program is still waiting approval.  By showing up on the website, it does not guarantee that the program will be approved.  If you would like to receive a notification if and when it is approved, please complete the inquiry form.

Information Sessions: Wednesday, October 29th, 5-6:30pm, 354 Ryder and Wednesday, November 12th, 5-6:30pm, 354 Ryder

Courses:

  • MUSCXXXX K-Pop and Music Business
  • Korean Culture

Description:

The Korean Dialogue program consists of two courses: (1) “K-POP and Music Business and, (2) Korean Culture.

The first course will focus on Korean pop music and the rapid development of its music business from 1970 to present.  Classes during the day will include discussions on the history of Korean pop music, major K-POP artists, and the effect of K-Pop in the music business.  Site visits later in the day will provide context for these works.  The course related excursions will include visits to the recording studios, going to K-POP concerts, and TV stations.

The second course, Korean Culture will provide a through examination of the Korean culture - major historical events, comparison between the traditional and the modern way of lives, the growth of the economy, etc. This course will be supplemented by course related excursions such as visit to the DMZ, Bukchon Housing area, National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, etc.


Spain – Spanish Language and Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Seville, Spain

Faculty Leader: Tania Muino Loureiro (t.muino-loureiro@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: November 3, 6:30pm, room TBA

Courses:

  • CLTR4944: Spanish Culture
  •  SPNS 2301/2302/3301/3302: Spanish Language and directed study

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/dialogue.Sevilla

Description:

This program is designed to help students improve their language skills and to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture. Students will learn about the different aspects that make Spain such a unique country. During the program, we will stay in Seville for four weeks and one week in Barcelona. We will also visit some of the other nearby cities and towns during weekends, such as historical Granada.

Seville is the capital of the southern region of Andalucía and the third largest city in Spain. It is easy to get around the city and all of the major historical and culture sites and the student’s accommodations and school are within walking distance of each other. The program will be based in here and students will feel more like locals than tourists. Sevillanos (The people of Seville) are friendly and good humored. The climate is warm and sunny and the pace of life is very relaxed. Seville is a city that keeps alive the spirit of its traditions. Seville boasts a variety of modern and traditional architecture with an explosion of colors and sensations. Here, you will experience Flamenco dancing and music, horse shows, bullfighting, tapas and the traditional fiestas.

While in Seville, students will be taking language classes during the morning and followed by the traditional “siestas”, where people tend to relax and enjoy time with their families. This is usually followed with a nap when possible, during the warmest part of the day and while most shops and establishments are closed. The culture classes and service learning (community service) will be taking place mainly in the afternoon. There will be different cultural events and activities organized, such as cooking lessons and Flamenco workshops.

Students will choose from several options to complete the Service Learning component of the Spanish culture course. These were the options for 2014 (please note that options will change for 2015). Students choose one option:

  1. Comedor Social San Vicente de Paul. Help at a soup kitchen managed by Hijas de la Caridad (http://hijascaridad.org).
  2. Banco de alimentos. Help with the collection and distribution of food donations. (http://www.bancodealimentosdesevilla.org).
  3. Cooperación International. Help with the distribution of clothes and food donations to families in need. (http://www.ciong.org).
  4. ONG Paz y Bien. Students work at an institution assisting people with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities. (http://www.pazbien.org).
  5. Centro de mayores. Students volunteer at an elderly assisted leaving home and participate in a variety of activities with the residents.
  6. Clases de apoyo. Assisting kids with their homework in an after school program.
  7. Clases de inglés. Students work as a teacher´s aid for English instruction.

The Spanish Culture course will deal with history, politics, social factors, cultural life and pop culture in Spain from 1936 to the present. It will cover the civil war (1936-1939) and the process of transition into democracy that followed Franco's death in 1975. It will also examine the new freedom from censorship after Franco died, the new cinema, and the radical changes and modernization in values, family, sex and religion that occurred after that period.

While in Spain we will visit Barcelona and Granada. Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain and as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world; it does not need an introduction. In Granada, you will experience life in a beautiful city full of history and culture. Granada was the last part of Spain to be under Moorish rule and you will still see the strong impact this has had in the city. We will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful La Alhambra palace, a World Heritage site and the inspiration for Washington Irving’s Tales of La Alhambra.


Spain: Journalism and Photography in Spain

Dialogue of Civilizations | Madrid, Spain

Faculty Leader: Prof. Carlene Hempel (c.hempel@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • JRNL 5360 Global Reporting
  • SPNS 1301/2301 Elementary/Intermediate Spanish Language Immersion

Description:

Students participating in this program will function as a traveling press corps. As international correspondents, they will find and pitch stories and report and write them (in English) on deadline for an online magazine created to showcase the course material. Students will also be expected to take photos for their stories, as well as provide video and audio when necessary and appropriate. Topics could include articles related to government, politics, religion, arts, sports, business and lifestyle. The estimated number of students for this program is no fewer than 15, and no more than 20. All the student work – articles to be published in an online magazine – will be “workshopped” vigorously throughout the program, edited and then posted with visuals and media.


Spain: Process Safety and Chemical Engineering Abroad

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tarragona, Spain

Faculty Leader: Ron Willey (r.willey@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • CHME 2322 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1 Abroad
  • CHME 4625 Chemical Engineering Process Safety Abroad

Description:

This program will be based in Tarragona, Spain.  Two courses will be offered, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1 Abroad and Process Safety Abroad.  Both are from the chemical engineering curriculum.  The first one is a required course in the curriculum.  The second one will serve as a chemical engineering elective.  The Dialogue is targeted to 2nd Semester Sophomores in the Chemical Engineering program who normally take 2 classes in Summer 2 including Thermodynamics 1.  In addition, to the courses, the program will include trips to local chemical industry in Tarragona, Spain region.  Each weekend, one day will be dedicated to cultural visits to historical sites in the Northeastern Spain (Tarragona and Barcelona).


ST. PETERSBURG: CIEE

Traditional | St. Petersburg, Russia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students can study in Russia for a semester or summer term.  Study abroad in Russia and you will:

  • Begin your Russian language studies in spectacular St. Petersburg, where the entire downtown is a protected UNESCO heritage site
  • Gain insight into Russian history, politics, business, and culture through courses taught in English
  • Enjoy a rich cultural program including local and regional excursions to museums, historical sites, and theaters, and interaction with locals

The Russian Area Studies Semester Program is for students who are interested in an academic program in Russia with an English component. The program offers a set of courses, taught in English, on Russian history, culture, and civilization as well as a rigorous language program.designed for students who have an interest in Russia. The program can accommodate different levels of language proficiency, especially beginning and intermediate Russian language students. Students can improve their Russian language proficiency with intensive training; live in the 300-year old St. Petersburg and experience the relationship between traditional and modern elements influencing Russian society; participate in optional volunteer projects organized through a well-developed network of contacts that facilitate integration into Russian society; and experience a rich cultural program including local and regional excursions, visits to museums and historical sites, and interaction with locals.

The Russian Area Studies Summer Program  includes six weeks of study at the School of Political Science of St. Petersburg State University. The curriculum includes courses in Russian culture, business, politics, art and architecture, and Russian language. During the program, students visit places of historical and cultural significance in and around St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Valaam.

Take part in the Sobesedniki program and you’ll be paired with local students for a variety of language and cultural exchange activities. This partner program provides you with additional language support, while giving you insight into the lifestyles of your Russian peers.

You may also take advantage of a range of volunteer projects in St. Petersburg. You'll have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants in English language classes at St. Petersburg State University and private language schools. Although volunteer opportunities may change from semester to semester, it is generally possible for you to volunteer at the Hermitage, International Red Cross, and Salvation Army.


SYDNEY: CAPA

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Experience the world "down under" with the CAPA Sydney Program, which offers the opportunity of a lifetime to travel abroad while immersing yourself academically and socially in the local culture. The Sydney classroom is like no other, and CAPA brings you the best it has to offer. Through the My Education (ME) program, we actively encourage students to explore beyond the classroom in order to meet and interact with Sydneysiders. Students can participate in meetings, discussion groups and cultural evenings with representatives of the many ethnic and religious minorities who give Sydney its rich cosmopolitan flavor. A city of international business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, Sydney is an exciting, modern hub that inspires creativity and cutting-edge innovation. All of this awaits you during your time abroad! Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up the regional history and culture. Study abroad options include courses with local visits and special lectures, all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to comprehensively pursue subjects through academic and field research.


SYDNEY: University of Sydney

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

This program allows students to live and study in one of the most multicultural and dynamic regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Sydney, the oldest university in Australia. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences with a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students are encouraged to take courses with an Australian and Southeast Asian focus, and will have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs. Optional trips are offered through the International Student Services Unit (ISSU) to Canberra, the Blue Mountains, and other exotic regions.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Ana Tarbetsky, Sydney Fall 2013; tarbetsky.a@husky.neu.edu


TARRAGONA: Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Traditional | Tarragona, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)


THESSALONIKI: American College of Thessaloniki

Traditional | Thessaloniki, Greece

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

American College of Thessaloniki-ACT introduces an unspoiled area of Greece, and natural beauty without hoards of foreign tourists. Students mix academics with culture and history visiting important archaeological, religious, and cultural centers, viewing splendid collections of artifacts and masterpieces, and exploring major cities, small villages, and scenic islands.


THREE CITIES: Lorenzo de’ Medici

Traditional | Tuscania, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Our civilization is the end product of widely contrasting cultures which evolved over many hundreds of years. With the Renaissance it became possible to unite the strands of these cultures in a new and exciting synthesis which prepared the way for the birth of the modern world. This semester-long study abroad experience allows students to retrace the steps of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance cultures by living and studying in three cities which embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor: TuscaniaRome and either Florence (fall semester) or Venice (spring semester).

Students spend one month in Tuscania followed by one month in Rome, and then they choose to complete the experience in either Florence (fall) or Venice (spring). They follow a structured and integrated program of five 4-credit courses, which together comprise both a unique investigation into the roots of Western civilization and a grounding in modern Italian language and culture.

 LdM Three Cities Fall 2014 Program Information

 

 


Turkey and Germany: Politics of Space: Islam, Gender, Sexuality in Istanbul and Berlin

Dialogue of Civilizations | Istanbul, Turkey

Faculty leader: Prof. Berna Turam (b.turam@neu.edu) and Prof. Kathrin Zippel (k.zippel@neu.edu)

Teaching Assistant: Behice Pehlivan (pehlivan.b@husky.neu.edu

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 29, 2014, 11am-12pm, 210B Renaissance Park

Term: Summer: II

Courses: SOCL3471 Social Conflict & Community Services Abroad:  Politics of Gender and Immigration: Homeland and Host land

INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement: Diaspora and Urban Studies in Europe and the Middle East

Description:

This dialogue will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of urban politics in Istanbul and Berlin. We will contrast issues facing the Turkish migrant population in Berlin, Germany, with the accommodation of religion in secular neighborhoods of  Istanbul.  After three successive victories of the pro-Islamic party in secular Turkey, we witness tension and power struggles between the long time secular and new pious residents of Istanbul. These deep fault lines between urbanites with different lifestyle will be the focus of our dialogue from Istanbul to Berlin. Throughout the dialogue and in interdisciplinary student’s research projects we will explore controversial issues of politics of the city, religion, gender, sexualities and immigration.

Shortly after the end of World War II, Turkish migrant workers were brought to Berlin to assist in the postwar reconstruction efforts.  These “Gastarbeiter” (guest workers) were settled in tenement-style buildings in what was intended to be temporary accommodations until they returned to their home country.  Over time it became apparent that these workers were not returning to their homeland and Turkish “ghettos” developed into the full-blown neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Neukoelln.  These two neighborhoods will be the loci of our urban exposure and critical analysis. The former is a highly gentrified neighborhood of Berlin, which is known as the Turkish neighborhood, but in fact appeals to a large body of residents and visitors, who appreciate mixed multi-ethnic urban space. NeuKoelln is often associated largely with lower socio-economic migrant residents, who are mostly Arabs, Middle Easterners and Turks.

Through participant observation, informal conversations and /or group discussions with the faculty leaders and guest speakers including those from the Turkish-German, gender, LGBTQ and migration community organizations, we will explore the ways in which urban, religious, gender and migration politics are played out in Germany and Turkey as they accommodate Muslim politics with a stable secular democracy.

The courses are intended for students in the University Scholars program and other exceptionally motivated and qualified students, particularly in upper classes. We encourage students from all majors who are interested to bring a unique perspective to the politics of space, religion, gender and sexuality.


TUSCANIA: Lorenzo de’ Medici

Traditional | Tuscania, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The LdM program at Tuscania is based on a full immersion concept. Because of the town's small size and its geographic location, students live and study in a fully Italian and a more traditional small community-based environment. Integration in the community is fundamental to the program, encouraging students to create relationships in a cultural context. The curriculum has been designed to promote the historical, artistic and cultural qualities that make this part of Italy unique. Thus courses in history and archaeology focus on the Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilizations that are at the core of Tuscania's development, while courses in culinary arts reflect Tuscania's connection to the agricultural cycles and traditions of the region.


VALLENDAR: WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

Traditional | Vallendar, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The school is AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA-accredited. WHU's Master program was assessed to be the best in Germany in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2010. All of our graduate courses as well as 80% of the undergraduate courses are taught in English. Our academic calendar complies with the American model (please see also term dates). Apart from that, our Career Service is 100% accessible for exchange students. We also offer Summer Institutes for MBA as well as for Bachelor-students.

WHU has established a unique student-exchange network with more than 170 universities around the world. No other German university-level institution comes close to enjoying so many active and high-quality partnerships.


VANCOUVER: Simon Fraser University

Traditional | Vancouver, Canada

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Students studying at Simon Faser University (SFU) have the opportunity to learn about the politics, history, and cultures of Canada and the Pacific Rim countries from the visually spectacular and culturally exciting area of Vancouver. Campus clubs, cultural events, museums, sports facilities, and other recreational events allow students to enjoy life on campus, in addition to their course studies.


VINA DEL MAR: ASA – Universidad de Viña del Mar

Traditional | Vina del Mar, Chile

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students with all levels of Spanish may study in Chile through the Universidad de Viña del Mar. Students may study abroad for a semester, summer I or summer II session. Semester courses and summer courses are available in English and Spanish.  Subject areas include Spanish language, Film, Literature, Business, Politics, Social Issues, and Chilean Culture.

Why Viña del Mar?

  • Beautiful city on the beach
  • Easy access to other large cities
  • Lots of restaurants and things to do
  • Opportunity to not only take classes with other international students, but with Chilean students as well
  • Large student population in both Viña del Mar and Valparaíso
  • Small class sizes

WARSAW: CIEE

Traditional | Warsaw, Poland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The program is intended for students who have an interest in Poland and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from a state controlled to a democratic market-based system.

Established in 1989, the program provides a broad-based academic program combined with an in-country cultural experience. The program offers students Polish language instruction and a series of specially designed courses in such fields as Central European politics, literature, history, and economics, as well as the option to enroll in Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) courses taught in English or Polish. The goals of the Central European Studies program are to help students gain a greater understanding of Central Europe, with specific emphasis on the Polish perspective and experience, while learning more about business practices and economics in Poland and the European Union through courses at the Warsaw School of Economics.


WOODS HOLE: SEA Semester

Traditional | Woods Hole, U.S.

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

A semester with the Sea Education Association (SEA) is unlike any other study abroad program. It combines an intensive four-week shore component in Woods Hole, MA with a sea voyage either in the Atlantic/Caribbean or in the Pacific. (Depending on the time of year, some voyages may go to Nova Scotia). The interdisciplinary course work teaches more than just Maritime Studies, Nautical Science, and Oceanography; it teaches students about team work, cooperation, and seamanship. Students also learn how to sail a boat, from striking and setting sails to navigating and steering.

Note: This program fulfills most Arts & Sciences requirements for the Marine Studies minor. Please consult Peter Rosen in the Geology Department for more information.

Students may also participate in the Protecting the Phoenix Islands summer program. This 8-week summer session welcomes students to explore one of the last coral wildernesses on earth through one of two academic tracks: science or policy. The Phoenix Islands comprise the Pacific’s largest marine protected area (MPA) and were recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students will join marine scientists from SEA, the New England Aquarium, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on an unprecedented research voyage to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), a region of the world which remains largely unexplored and unvisited.