Programs by Gpa: 3.30


ADELAIDE: Flinders University

Traditional | Adelaide, Australia

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

Study Abroad opportunities allow you to live in a new city, enhance your career prospects, provide the opportunity for personal development, experience a different culture and meet new people without interrupting your studies or your career path.

You can spend a semester or a whole year at Flinders University and earn credit towards a degree in your own country. You can start your studies in either the first semester (March to June) or second semester (July to November), although if you are intending to come for a full year we suggest you start in semester one to give yourself a great choice of topics.

 

 


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.

 


AMMAN/LONDON: FIE

Amman, Jordan

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

Spend your summer in London and Amman exploring the process of peace and the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. Begin your learning journey in the U.K. and continue it in Jordan. A brief summary of the program is below - for complete details, visit the Study, Faculty and Experience pages to your left. Two weeks are spent in London followed by three in Amman.


AMMAN: AMIDEAST

Traditional | Amman, Jordan

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

Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in Amman will have opportunities to study all of these fascinating topics and more in a program based at AMIDEAST’s facilities in Amman’s Sweifieh district. AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program courses in Amman are taught by a select group of Jordanian professors from a variety of institutions in and around Amman. These lecturers possess a strong instructional experience in English-speaking environments. All faculty members have received post-graduate degrees from North American or European universities, or have spent considerable time at English-medium institutions as students, faculty members, visiting faculty or visiting researchers


AMSTERDAM: Vrije Universiteit

Departmental Exchange, Traditional | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Since its founding in 1880, VU University Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one.

Academic research and education at VU is characterized by a high level of ambition, and encourages free and open communications and ideas. VU stands for universal university values such as academic freedom and independence, which is reflected in our name (‘VU’ is the Dutch abbreviation for ‘free university’): free from the church, state and any commercial interest. The basic philosophy of VU is expressed in three core values:

  • responsible
  • open
  • personally engaged

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
-  Morgan Larkin, VU Fall 2013; larkin.mo@husky.neu.edu


Annecy – French Language and Culture *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | Annecy, France

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

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

Information Session: Thursday January 9th 6PM-7:30PM 298 Ryder Hall

 

Term: Summer I

Courses: CLTR4944: Contemporary French Culture

 FRNH 1302, 2301, 2302, 3301 (depends on student French level)

Description:

The program of this Dialogue consists of two courses, one in French language and one in Regional French culture and history.  Both courses are held in Annecy, in eastern France between Geneva and Chambery. 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 situated on the shore of Lake Annecy, which is one of the cleanest lakes in the world. A trip to Paris will launch this special experience of France.


Argentina: Spanish Language and Argentinian Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

For Accepted Students Only: Tuesday, February 25th from 6-7 p.m. Location: 154 Ryder Hall  

Tuesday, June 3rd from 6-7 p.m. Location: 154 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses:

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

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.


AUCKLAND: University of Auckland

Traditional | Auckland, New Zealand

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

This program, on the north island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in a cosmopolitan city with picturesque harbors, mountains, lakes, parks, and beaches just a short distance from the university. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Auckland. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences, but there are a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.


BALKANS: Conflict Resolution, Nationalism(s), & the Question of Europe *CLOSED*

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:

The Balkans Dialogue investigates conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.  We look 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.  The program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history, culture, politics, and society of the former Yugoslavia.  NU students will meet with Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian community activists, students, scholars, and political leaders; journalists; U.S. embassy staff; E.U., U.N., and NATO representatives; plus various NGOs and civil society groups.  E.U. accession is a major question for Serbia as well as Bosnia.  We will study:

  • Balkans history, politics, and society
  • Conflicts, wars, and resolutions: Dayton Accords and more
  • Islam, Christianity and Judaism in Bosnia
  • Serbia after Milosevic
  • Bosnian-U.S. relations; Serbian-U.S. relations
  • NATO and the EU – external players inside the Balkans
  • Grass-roots organizing, NGOs, and civil society

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

 

 


BARCELONA: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Barcelona, Spain

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

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Set between mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the city's population is 1.6 million, with a total of 4.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of architectural history—Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th century Eixample district with its original examples of Modernista architecture—contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.

Students have multiple study abroad options in Barcelona.

CIEE offers five different semester program tracks for students to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Students can study either at UPF or UB based on their language levels in Spanish and course interests. The five program tracks that students can apply to include: Advanced Liberal Arts, Business and Culture, Economics and Culture, Language and Culture, and Liberal Arts. Students will take courses with other study abroad students from all over the nation in these courses.

Students can choose  the following summer track: Summer Language and Culture. The seven-week program is designed for students looking to improve their language skills and take content courses in Spanish or English. Students interested in beginning their study of Spanish, or studying about an aspect of Spanish culture in English, must enroll in the Full Program, as opposed to the Modular Program. 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.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Kyle Hodgkins, CIEE Barcelona Spring 2013; hodgkins.k@husky.neu.edu

 


BARCELONA: Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Traditional | Barcelona, Spain

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

Northeastern University is initiating a formal exchange program with the Polytecnic University of Catalonia (UPC). This program will allow students from NU to spend a semester studying at UPC and for students from UPC to come to NU for a semester. Our arrangment is with both the computer engineering school and the telecommunications school, which includes communications, signal processing, and a lot of other fields as well.

UPC is a very good engineering school, with very strong faculty and programs in these two areas. This program was initiated by Profs David Kaeli and Dana Brooks, each of whom has recently spent a sabbatical year at UPC. In addition, as both Prof. Kaeli and Prof. Brooks will be glad to tell you, Barcelona is a wonderful city and a very interesting place to spend some time.

If you think you might be interested, please consult Prof. Kaeli or Prof. Brooks to talk about your interest and how a semester at UPC might fit into your academic program.


BEIJING: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Beijing, China

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

Beijing’s place at the forefront of Chinese popular culture and social change has deeply influenced new generations of Chinese and profoundly shaped their views of the world. The Popular Culture and Social Change Program offers students insider access to the currents driving contemporary Chinese society. Building upon a multi-disciplinary foundation spanning economics, environmental issues, and foreign policy, students engage with new elective coursework in contemporary visual arts and music, fashion and design, and theater and dance.

Students may enroll for a semester or summer program. Students also have the option to participate in an internship.

Semester Program: This 16 credit program offers students 9 class hours per week of Chinese language during the fall and spring semesters as well as the opportunity to examine modern China through courses in English in several disciplines including economics, film studies, women’s studies, and cultural studies.

Summer Program: This 8 credit program offers 15 class hours per week of Chinese language as well as the opportunity to explore modern China through various area studies courses taught in English. Building upon a multi-disciplinary foundation spanning economics, environmental issues, and foreign policy, students engage with new elective coursework in contemporary visual arts and music, fashion and design, theater and dance, and film

 


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.


BEIJING: IES

Traditional | Beijing, China

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

As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, Beijing is a dynamic city reinventing itself for the 21st century.  Beijingers remain proud of their traditions, their language, and a rich heritage that dates back centuries, making it the perfect place to study Chinese while learning about China's past, present, and future.  Spend as much time as you can indulging in this city's rich culture: explore the maze of hutong, shop the glitzy areas of Chaoyang, and wander through the majestic Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Students have the option to study for a semester abroad in Beijing by participating in one of the following IES Programs:

Language Intensive Program
With small classes, a high-quality language curriculum, and daily tutorials, this program option offers students who have already begun Chinese language studies the opportunity to rapidly expand their knowledge of spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Students round out their schedule with a selection of area studies courses taught in English, in addition to travel to remote locations in China and the option of a for-credit internship.

Contemporary Issues in China Program
For students who wish to explore China in-depth, but do not have previous Chinese language experience, the Contemporary Issues in China Program features a series of advanced-level courses on the history, economics, and culture of China. Each course incorporates extensive field trips and travel directly into the curriculum. This new program is an ideal choice for students with little previous exposure to China.


BEIRUT: American University of Beirut

Traditional | Beirut, Lebanon

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

Since its founding, AUB has set standards in higher education worldwide. The University provides a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition and the language of instruction is English. Academic programs are offered in undergraduate, graduate, medical, and professional education. The University stresses high academic standards and is committed to the ideals of critical thinking, open debate, and diversity. AUB is a coeducational institution that is open to all qualified students without regards to race, religion, economic status, or political affiliation. The University places a high premium on developing a student's appreciation of, and responsibility to, his/her respective society and culture.


BELFAST: Queen’s University Belfast

Traditional | Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

When you come to Queen's you'll be getting involved in one of the most exciting universities in the UK - as well as one of the biggest. With 23,000 students and 3,500 staff, the University is the size of a small town and supports a rich and diverse community. This means that the student experience encompasses much more than studying. You will discover many social, cultural, and sporting activities to integrate with the academic aspects of student life. NU study abroad students attend classes with British, Irish, and international students.


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.


BERLIN: Freie Universität Berlin

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

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

The FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Program seeks to educate responsible, global citizens by promoting intercultural sensitivity in a multi-faceted environment. The program aims to provide an intensive and diverse study abroad experience to its participants. Combining mandatory German language instruction and a varied menu of content courses taught in English and German, FU-BEST is intended to be an accessible opportunity to a wide range of potential participants. Using its concept of the “extended classroom”,  the program’s goal is to link high-quality academic instruction with a broader international experience, encompassing elements of culture, society, history, and politics, in Berlin, in Germany, and in (Central) Europe generally. Small classes and the availability of day-to-day guidance and support are designed to enable students to make the most of a unique educational opportunity.

This program offers an academic calendar consisting of two regular American-style Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-April) semesters, followed by the possibility of enrollment in the FU's Sommersemester (April-July) for students with German language skills at the upper-intermediate or advanced level.


BERLIN: Humboldt University

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

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

Two hundred years ago, in 1810, Wilhelm von Humboldt's vision of a new type of university became reality. The newly founded Prussian alma mater was the first to introduce the unity of research and teaching, to uphold the ideal of research without restrictions and to provide a comprehensive education for its students. These principles of Wilhelm von Humboldt and a select group of contemporaries soon became general practice throughout the world.

As one of eleven German universities, the Humboldt-Universität was chosen “University of Excellence” in June 2012. It was successful in all three funding lines in the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments and awarded for its future concept “Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”. In an international comparison, Humboldt- Universität ranks among the top ten of German universities. Scientists here research socially relevant topics and challenges of the future and communicate these with the public. Humboldt-Universität invests all its energy in being a place of excellent research and teaching.


BERLIN: Photography in Context – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Berlin 2014 Information Session: 

Thursday, January 23rd 5:15 -6:00 p.m. 305 Ryder Hall 

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • ARTE 2500: Art & Design Abroad: Documentary Photography
  • ARTE 2501: Art & Design Abroad: German Cultural History

Description:

Photography in Context, Berlin is an intensive photography study abroad program. Classes offered will be ARTE 2500 (Documentary Photography) and ARTE2501 (German Cultural History).

In the Documentary course, students will develop their photographic skills working within a narrative visual format, while refining their unique photographic perspectives. Students will commit and immerse themselves to a term length project that will work towards developing strong editing skills and a concise narrative. Students must have been enrolled in Photo Basics or demonstrate advanced knowledge of digital photography and editing software.

The German Cultural History course will focus on the creative context of contemporary Germany, particular attention will be paid to photography, the visual arts and architecture. Class visits to museums, galleries, local studios, walking architectural tours and visiting lecturers by local artists will be an integral part of the class. This class is open to the university, with no pre-requisite.

 

 

 


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 (closed)

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 28th at 6pm, 368 SN
  • November 8th at 12pm, 368 SN

Term: Summer I

Courses:

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

Description:

Learn about different types of alternative energy technologies in the 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 and participate in cultural activities such as learning how to samba and perform capoeira and visit many cultural museums.  We will be ending the program with a four day three night excursion to Rio de Janeiro!


BRAZIL: Brazil in the 21st Century: A Cultural Study of a Globalizing Nation Hosting High Profile Events: 2014 World Cup, International Cooperation, Society, and the Global Context of the Portuguese Language (closed)

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:

  • Nov, 5, Tuesday -  11:30 a.m.  RY 266 -  R.S.V.P 
  • Nov, 14, Thursday 3:00 p.m. RY 266 - RSVP 
  • By appointment in person or via Skype, for students on Co-op, NUin Students, and  students with scheduling conflicts - R.S.V.P. 

Term: Summer I

Courses:

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

Description:

Several agencies, institutions and organizations including the office of International Relations of the government of Belo Horizonte support the Brazil/ BH in the 21st program. This unique academic and cultural program offers students immersion into some of the world’s most dynamic, diverse and growing cities in Brazil: Belo Horizonte, also known as the Garden City and Brazil’s third largest city.

Two well-respected institutions host the program: 1) the top-ranked UNA University and 2) the Cultural Institute Brazil United States (ICBEU). The host university, UNA University, is a vibrant and innovative institution of higher education and is considered the best private university center in the state of Minas Gerais. Students will relate well to UNA University as it shares a similar profile to that Northeastern University, which aims to prepare students for life-long learning in a global, diverse marketplace.

Students will participate in two hands-on student-centered classes at ICBEU’s and UNA’s centrally located campuses around the Savassi and Lourdes districts of Belo Horizonte, which provide quick access to many historical and cultural points of the city. During this program, students will study the Portuguese language at the appropriated level, while interacting with their peers from UNA, professors and society. In addition, students will study the cultural dimensions of a fast growing city in Brazil - Belo Horizonte. The city has attracted some of the leading technology companies in the world, like Google and Fiat as well as hosting the 2014 World Cup. Belo Horizonte has also been awarded internationally for its policies on food security.  In order to provide a holistic view of the Brazilian culture, and to decipher its cultural layers, excursions will complement the study of the Portuguese language, in addition, participants in the Belo Horizonte Dialogue will have opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with leading government officials, diplomats, policymakers, industrial giants, locals, and cultural experts.

The cultural immersion of the Belo Horizonte program is furthered through academic exchange with students at UNA University, whom will act as mentors and buddies during the program, introducing and assisting the students to decipher and get immersed in the deepest layers of the Brazilian culture. The academic program will be complemented by numerous guided excursions, including an excursion to historical Ouro Preto, Sāo Joāo Del Rey, and Tiradents, along with a visit to the Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro and other important satellite and historical cities in Brazil. During visits, students will have the opportunity to explore the cultural facets of a cosmopolitan city such as Belo Horizonte, a historical city of gold such as Ouro Preto and the fascinating Marvelous city Rio de Janeiro, thus, developing the ability to view the Brazilian culture with different lenses and from different angles. In addition, students will also engage in guest lectures, and field visits with scholarly authorities and local leaders.

By the end of the program, students will have had the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with people from many diverse backgrounds, and thus gain exposure to a wide spectrum of Brazilian language, society and its culture. Ultimately, students will return home with a first-hand knowledge of the deepest layers of the Brazilian Culture and knowledge of the Portuguese language at the appropriated level.


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.


BRISBANE: University of Queensland

Traditional | Brisbane, Australia

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

Founded in 1910 The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. Internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and superior campus environment, 43,700 students, including 10,465 international students from over 130 countries, choose to study at UQ.

UQ’s main campus is located in the picturesque inner-city suburb of St Lucia. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s vibrant city heart, this 285-acre site provides students with the perfect study research and living environment


BUDAPEST: Aquincum Institute of Technology

Traditional | Budapest, Hungary

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

Fostering student creativity has been a hallmark of mathematics and science education in Hungary for over a century; John von Neumann, to whom we owe the principles of stored-program digital computers, Andy Grove, longtime leader of Intel, and Charles Simonyi, father of Microsoft Office, all got their start in the schools of Budapest. American students now have the opportunity to experience this tradition through a study-abroad program offered by the Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT), Budapest. AIT offers a unique English language study abroad experience for U.S. computer science and computer engineering majors. The program is built on four pillars:

An array of theoretical and practical computer science and engineering courses taught by international leaders in these fields
Novel courses on design and entrepreneurship in a global environment taught by European pioneers such as Dr. Ern


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.


BUENOS AIRES: Universidad del Salvador

Traditional | Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

This program in Buenos Aires allows students with a fluency in Spanish to live and study in one of South America's largest cities. Students spend either the summer/fall or spring/summer terms at the Universidad del Salvador, located in the heart of the city. Classes are taught exclusively in Spanish and are offered from the university's regular course offerings. Students are also encouraged to take the Spanish Improvement Course which focuses on the problems that arise at higher levels of Spanish instruction. Prior to the beginning of the academic term, students will participate in a two-day orientation program.

Students have the option of taking a one month intensive language course before the semester begins. Students are responsible for all fees payable directly to the University for this language program.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Katherine Dopler, Universidad del Salvador Fall 2012; k_dopler@yahoo.com

 


CAIRO: American University in Cairo “Program Suspended for Fall 2014″

Traditional | Cairo, Egypt

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

This program offers students an opportunity to experience and study Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, culture, and contemporary issues in one of the most important cities in the region. Courses, taught in English, are available in most Arts & Sciences majors.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Charles Simpson, AUC Fall 2012; simpson.ch@husky.neu.edu


CAIRO: AMIDEAST “Program Suspended for Fall 2014″

Traditional | Cairo, Egypt

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

AMIDEAST's program in Cairo offers students an opportunity to study in the center of Cairo, to learn both Modern Standard and Egyptian Arabic and to study with some of Egypt's top faculty. Students may select between tracks in Middle and North African Studies and Egyptology.

 

**Please note: AMIDEAST has canceled Fall and Spring 2014 Egypt Programs.


CAMBRIDGE: Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Traditional | Cambridge, England

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

The Pembroke-Kings Programme (PKP) offers an exceptional opportunity to experience Cambridge student life over eight weeks, the length of a regular undergraduate term. Living in Pembroke or Kings Colleges, students choose three classes from the around thirty to forty on offer, including courses in the arts, social sciences, humanities and sciences. Courses are taught in the main by Cambridge-affiliated faculty and are academically 'Cambridge' in style, content and standard. Students can also apply to take a supervision, in which an individual student meets with a professor weekly to work on a series of research-based papers, or a longer dissertation, in the students major subject area.


CAMEROON: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship “CLOSED”

Dialogue of Civilizations | Bali, Cameroon

Faculty Leaders: Richard Harris (ri.harris@neu.edu) and William Tita (w.tita@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: 

Date:  Tuesday, 1/28

Time:  6-7pm

Location:  15 Snell Library

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • GE1202 Engineering Innovation and Discovery Abroad
  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations - Regional Engagement: Social Sciences Business & the Modern African Economy

Description:

a.           What is the Dialogue of Innovation?:  Identifying problems, societal needs, and developing engineering innovation solutions, through student engagement, between Cameroon Christian University and Northeastern University.

b.         This program will seek to help students develop and/or implement field projects that will focus on local, national and international opportunities that promote advances in science and technology which may improve the quality of life in unique communities.  This effort will provide students with the opportunity to innovate and develop problem-solving ideas in an effort to make a positive difference through an entrepreneurial spirit.  The ‘Dialogue of Innovation’ will be implemented using the Jola Venture, Inc. “model” for:  (1) social innovation (making a positive difference in the world), (2) technological innovation (engineering problem-solving solutions) and (3) entrepreneurship (business development) to address these societal needs.  The classroom seminar and experiential activity will enable students to engage in both a theoretical analysis and practical examination of the field of engineering and technology in helping to address the question of alleviating extreme technological under-development in developing countries.

c.         Engaging with the Local Community:  Students will reside in Bali, near the  Cameroon Christian University campus and be part of the community.  Students will visit different sites to conduct field work in both area villages and cities.  Students will identify societal needs based on field work experience.  Students will participate on local excursions to expose them to different areas to understand both the challenges and the opportunities for innovation.

d.         Dr. Tita will work with the College of Engineering to provide the overall leadership for this project as an expert in economics and social policy in Africa, given his educational, entrepreneurial and UNDP background, as a member of NU entrepreneurship faculty as well as his longstanding leadership in support of economic development in Cameroon and its various villages, notably, Bali and Mbengwi.  In Cameroon, the excellence of the Cameroon Christian University (CCU) as an academic institution and the outstanding reputation of Professor Emmanuel N. Chia, its leader and, respectively, the department chairs and faculty of the engineering and management departments, for their work as academics in the study of poverty and strategies for poverty alleviation in Africa argue well for the selection of Cameroon as a destination of choice for the implementation of the Dialogue of Innovation concept.

 


CANBERRA: Australian National University

Internship, Traditional | Canberra, Australia

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

The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) is a very competitive and challenging program organized by the Graduate School of Public Administration for Australian graduate and undergraduate students. Recently, however, ANU has opened the program to qualified international students. ANIP combines courses taken at the Australian National University with an internship at the Australian Parliament, Public Service Organizations (i.e. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Sports Commission), or Non-Governmental Organizations (i.e. Greening Australia, Australian Youth Policy). You do not need to be a political science student to take advantage of this program. ANIP has placed students who major in chemistry, art, economics, and music.


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!


CAPE TOWN: CIEE – University of Cape Town

Traditional | Cape Town, South Africa

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

Arts & Sciences Program
This program is appropriate for students from all academic disciplines who have a strong interest in learning about contemporary South African life and society and the forces that have created that society.

Program participants are required to enroll in at least one course with specific African content or one that offers a distinctive African perspective in their area of interest. Alternatively, students can enroll in the independent study option. Courses may be taken in all University of Cape Town faculties excluding Health Sciences. A full course load is considered 3-4 courses. A typical combination of courses includes two courses at the 200 level, and one or two courses at the 300 level.

Service-Learning Program
This program is appropriate for students from all academic disciplines who have experience with community service and/or volunteerism and who are highly motivated to engage in community service while taking part in a rigorous academic program of language study, social research methodology, African studies, and independent research.

All students enroll in the core course, which includes a service placement, choose to study either Xhosa or Afrikaans language, and complete their studies with a capstone project.


CARDIFF: Cardiff University

Traditional | Wales, Wales

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

Cardiff University's academic system is modular which means you will be able to choose classes from several different subjects. You will be able to build your own programme to suit your interests and match it with the degree in Northeastern. The full list of courses that you can choose from can be found in the online module catalogue. This can be found online at: www.cardiff.ac.uk/studyabroad. At Cardiff University, you will be fully integrated into the classroom experience, studying alongside British, European and other International students.


China: Chinese Culture and Architecture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Beijing, China

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session with LUNCH!:

Monday, January 13th, 2014  from 12:00 – 1: 00 p.m.  Location: TBD  PIZZA and drink will be served!

Term: Summer 1

Courses:

  • ARCH4850 Urban and Architectural History Abroad
  • CLTR4944  Cultural Engagement Abroad

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 Hangzhou, musicians in Nantong, and students from the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA), 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 five-week long program will be divided into two parts. During the first three 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. During the first three weeks in Beijing, each student will be paired up with a Peking University student, a dialogue pal to exchange cultures and language skills while having meals in the university dinning halls on daily basis. Weekend excursions bring students to the terra-cotta armies in Xi’an and the Buddhist Caves in Luoyang, both ancient capitals from the pre-Song eras. During the last two weeks, students will be on a comprehensive tour visiting other significant sites in Chinese art, architectural, and urban histories, including the best architecturally preserved Shanxi province, the Modern cosmopolitan Shanghai, the garden city Suzhou, the Southern Song capital Hangzhou, the typical Jiangnan water towns, and a variety of historic religious sites.

All domestic travels, which are plenty, are by trains and buses, which give students opportunity to see the changes of natural landscape from endless plain to loess plateau to lofty mountains, and cultural landscape from socialist metropolitan to Islamic ethnics to Buddhist and Taoist rural areas.


China: Chinese Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Nanjing, China

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Oct. 29th, 6:00-7:15 pm at 161 Ryder

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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 seventh summer, the language-intensive China Dialogue based in Nanjing offers students a chance to improve their Mandarin proficiency in the best possible way – by speaking 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 a workplace setting – maybe a magazine editorial office or relief agency headquarters – while you take part in a Chinese internship program related to your specific major. You will also be able to witness first-hand how China’s, environment, culture, economy and politics in both urban and rural areas are being affected by its progress; you will speak with students, businesspeople, activists, workers and artists about their jobs, lives, and perspectives on the issues facing China and its relationship with the world today; all this while putting the Chinese you learn in the classroom to good use. Best of all, because of the small class sizes, local language partners and always-available evening tutors, this program is open to students of all majors and levels of language proficiency.

The program looks like this:

-        We arrive in Beijing, the last imperial capital and the site of the 2008 Summer Olympics, filled with landmarks both ancient and modern. In the five days of our stay in Beijing, we will explore the city and experience its unique culture, speaking with various NGOs about the issues of rural migrant workers in the city and cultural preservation in the face of ever-increasing urbanization.

-        We then move south to Nanjing, ancient imperial capital, site of the Nanking Massacre, and now at the forefront of China’s transition toward global power. Here we will settle into student life at Nanjing University, one of the country’s premier Sino-Anglo exchange institutions. While in Nanjing, each student will stay with a Chinese family for a week. Besides daily 4-hour language classes, we will hold dialogues with speakers from the media, expatriate community, professional firms and peer college students.  In the final weeks of our stay, students will participate in internships/job shadow around the city for a total of 30-40 hours.

-        After the midterm exam, we will take a long weekend retreat to Anhui, and stay in a rural village with well-preserved historic architecture and culture in Anhui. It is also the home of the China House in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

-        After the final exam, we will relocate to Shanghai, the host city of the 2010 World Expo. Here, at the pinnacle of China’s economic progress. During the four days, we will visit landmarks and multinational corporations, meet with business people, government officials, entrepreneurs, architects and artists to get a feel for what the future of the city and indeed the country might look like, and to expand the network for your future career as well.  We will also meet with the hosts of ChinesePod.com, a wonderful resource for Chinese learners.

Because you will be completely immersed in Chinese language and culture, this Dialogue is not for the faint of heart. However, the results are among the best of any Chinese program offered at Northeastern; former students will tell you that the experience is easily worth the hard work. You can’t understand China without learning Chinese, and you can’t learn Chinese without understanding China. This program is a fast-track to both. We look forward to receiving your application. For more information, check out the daily blogs by the students from the past years (http://neuinchina.blogspot.com [2010], http://neuinchina2011.blogspot.com [2011]), http://neuinchina2012.blogspot.com [2012]), and http://neuinchina2013.blogspot.com [2013] or contact Prof. Hua Dong, h.dong@neu.edu.


China: From West to East: Chinese Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Kunming, China

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm (Location: Ryder Hall 275)

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

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

Program Description:

This Summer II China Dialogue program 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; 3 days in Hong Kong & Macau; and 2 days in Shanghai. Hong Kong, Macau 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 not so typical 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 native speaker 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 (per program schedule), 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 post-dialogue trips to Shanghai. These trips will present opportunities for students to test and practice their Chinese after 34 days of intensive Chinese lessons in Kunming.

You are welcome to access Summer II China Dialogue Presentations on YouTube via: http://www.youtube.com/user/NEUChinaDialogue#p/u

 


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: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Traditional | Copenhagen, Denmark

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

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

 

Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.


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.


COSTA RICA AND NICARAGUA: Social and Environmental Sustainability in Central America (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Costa Rica

Faculty Leaders: Lori Gardinier (l.gardinier@neu.edu) and Ron Sandler (r.sandler@neu.edu)

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

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • HUSV4945 Leadership & International Program Development
  • PHIL1181 Environmental Ethics Abroad

Description:

This interdisciplinary program explores contemporary issues in social and environmental sustainability in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  Students will examine how economic development and globalization influences the social and ecological environments.   Participants will engage in service-learning within non-profit organizations, visit agricultural and environmental programs, and refine their Spanish language skills all while living with Costa Rican families.   They will also study and analyze alternative approaches to ecosystem management, including species conservation, and agriculture, with an emphasis on the values that underlie them and the challenges that human impacts on the environment (particularly global climate change) pose to them.   Particular attention will be giving to the ethics and practices within the ecotourism industry, the role of public private partnerships, the relationship between social and environmental sustainability, and the ecological and social roles of national parks.   Using lectures, presentations, case studies, field trips, and service-learning this program will expose student to the theoretical and ethical frameworks used to explain and evaluate social and ecological systems and practices.  While in service-learning placements students will develop and apply skills and techniques for program development and implementation in the nonprofit sector.  This experiential program focuses on program evaluation techniques within nonprofits, ethics in international volunteerism/foreign nonprofit interventions, globalization and its influence on the nonprofit sector, and ethical issues in ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation, and ecological sustainability.


CUBA: Photography and Cuban Culture (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Havana, Cuba

Faculty Leader: Luis Brens (l.brens@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: November 5 at 6:00pm, 305 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ARTE2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Photo Basic OR ARTE2500 Art & Design Abroad: Documentary Photography
  • 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 either Photo Basics for Majors and Non-Majors or Documentary Photography. 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.  Documentary Photography students must show a portfolio to be take this section.  This class is designed for students with significant background in photography.  A final portfolio is required for successful completion of both classes.


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.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND CUBA: Microfinance Field Research Program (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Faculty Leaders: Dennis Shaughnessy (d.shaughnessy@neu.edu) and Gordon Adomdza (g.admomdza@neu.edu)

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

Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 29 from 6-7PM in 170 Dodge Hall RSVP HERE
  • Thursday, November 7 from 6-7PM in 225 Richards Hall  RSVP HERE
  • Tuesday, November 12 from 6-7PM in 170 Dodge Hall RSVP HERE
  • Thursday, November 14 from 5-6PM in 425 Hayden Hall RSVP HERE

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ENTR 3316 - Microfinance and Economic Development in Latin America
  • ENTR 3318 - Business, Economics, and History of Hispaniola and Latin America

Description:

The Field Research Program in the Dominican Republic & Cuba is a practical, hands-on, field research program built on the principles of the Grameen Bank model of micro-finance which emphasizes group liability, social collateral, and solidarity with the poor. In Module 1, the program focuses on village banking in rural communities called “bateyes” which are typically comprised of Haitian migrant sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic. Students will also have the opportunity visit microfinance associates and their businesses in urban settings. In Module 2, students will compare and contrast their experience of microfinance PLUS models in the Dominican Republic with associates in Cuba, and explore how modern day socialism impacts the growth of small businesses and entrepreneurship.

 

In Module 1, classes commence Monday through Friday for two weeks at the premier business and technology campus in the Dominican Republic called INTEC (Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo). Northeastern students will study side-by-side with local Dominican and Haitian students enrolled in this elective course. The academic portion of the program includes topics of study such as social entrepreneurship, micro-enterprise development, micro-finance, and impact measurement. Classes are supplemented with site visits to social businesses throughout the country, including other micro-finance organizations, agricultural co-operatives, and development organizations. Students will also be given the opportunity to visit Esperanza’s microfinance PLUS programs, such as their public health iniatitives, education programs, and home improvement loan portfolio.

 

In the afternoon, students work “in the field" in either urban, semi-urban, or rural communities to interview current microfinance associates of Esperanza International , the University’s field partner in the Dominican Republic. Esperanza is a leading microfinance organization in the island of Hispaniola and is an active Kiva field partner. The purpose for this field exercise is to collect both qualitative and quantatitve impact metrics for Esperanza to better understand how they are serving their clients.

 

In this micro-consulting research project, students design a metric tool to assist Esperanza with measuring social impact for the organization's 18,000 active borrowers and $20m loan portfolio. Students also create a final presentation with a deliverable to include recommendations to the senior management for best practices.

 

In Module 2, students will travel to the island of Cuba, where they will learn about the historical roots of socialism in order to better understand the modern day implications of business, entrepreneurship, and human development. Students will also visit historical sites, meet with leading economists, visit urban farms and agricultural cooperatives, and learn from experts in Cuban politics and history. Students will also interview recipients of microfinance loans in Cuba, and contrast their knowledge of microfinance in the Dominican Republic. Students will also have the opportunity to compare and contrast public health systems and education systems in both countries to better understand human centered design in the role of development.  This portion of the program will be based in Havana, with a weekend trip to Vinales Valley in Western Cuba.

 

This program is supplemented with service learning opportunities, as well as site visits, and weekend trips/excursions.

 

To watch an informational video about the Dominican Republic Field Research Program, please visit: please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA3cWPbY-ZE

 


DUBLIN: CIEE – Dublin City University

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

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

The CIEE program at Dublin City University in Dublin is appropriate for students from a variety of disciplines who are well prepared academically for direct matriculation. The program is ideal for students wishing to take courses in international relations and communications and who wish to participate in the rich campus life of a small tight-knit university. The CIEE Study Center in Dublin is designed for students who are interested in taking courses in their major while also studying about and living in Ireland, and includes an internship option. The program at Dublin City University opened in fall 2005. DCU is an exciting, modern campus, buzzing with life. With over 100 clubs and societies, a very active student union, a student social events calendar overflowing with activities, and a student social center located in the heart of campus, DCU is a great place to study abroad. It is located close to the Dublin city center which is steeped in history and is renowned for its rich social and cultural life.


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.


DUBLIN: University College Dublin

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

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

Ireland's economy has been growing at a rate above European Union (EU) levels, making it an increasingly popular location for investment. Over 1,200 companies from all over the world have chosen Ireland as their base to do business both locally and on a global scale. Over the last two decades, Ireland has welcomed investment from a wide range of business sectors, including electronics and engineering, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, computer software, financial services and a range of internationally traded services. Dublin has been at the center of Ireland's phenomenal economic growth, making it an excellent place to study business.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Megan Marina, UCD Spring 2013; megank.marina@gmail.com


EDINBURGH: University of Edinburgh

Traditional | Edinburgh, Scotland

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

The University of Edinburgh offers students the opportunity to study in one of Europe's most charming capital cities. Its dramatic site and cultural vigor helps Edinburgh regularly top the polls as Britain's best place to live. Students will attend regular University courses with Scottish and visiting international students.


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

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Madeline Olsen, LdM Spring 2013; olsen.m@husky.neu.edu


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.


FRANCE and MOROCCO: Colonial Past, Cultural Change, and Economic Development “CLOSED”

Dialogue of Civilizations | marrakesh, Morocco

Faculty Leader: Prof. Peter Fraunholtz (p.fraunholtz@neu.edu)

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

Information Sessions:

  • 11/5, 6-7:15 PM in 267 Ryder
  • 11/6, 1:35 - 3:00 PM in 296 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • INTL 3565: Morocco: History, Culture, and Economic Development
  • INTL 4944: Ethnicity, Religious Diversity, and Gender in Morocco (Regional Middle East)

Description:

As part of Africa and the Arab Middle East, with ties to an ancient and adaptive Amazigh culture, firmly integrated into the Islamic world, and linked to the French colonial past as well as the EU, Morocco offers a unique set of opportunities and experiences for history and international affairs students in general, and those interested in Islam, Multicultural Societies, Imperialism, and Post-Colonial Development in Africa and the Middle East in particular. The Morocco Dialogue Program engages students with the culture, civilization, and people of Morocco, and Moroccan immigrants living and working in France. The main themes of this year's program will focus on issues of economic development as shaped by the colonial past as well as post-colonial/Cold War and post-Cold War (globalization) dynamics.

Morocco was under French rule from 1912 to 1956, but French economic and cultural influence in the region goes well back to the mid-19<sup>th</sup> century and is still very much a factor today.  We will begin in Paris where we will examine issue of North African/Moroccan immigration as well as the challenges facing the French Republic concerning the prospects for and limits on integration of the growing Muslim population.  Site visits include the Grand Mosque of Paris, the Institute du Monde Arab, and the National Museum of the History of Immigration as well as various immigrant/North African neighborhoods.

We will spend most of our time in Marrakesh, the “Red City.”  The old Southern capital of Morocco, Marrakesh was and still is the cross roads for Arab, Berber, and Sub-Saharan African, and Jewish peoples and cultures that continue to shape Moroccan society today.  It was a key outpost in the French effort to rule the southern regions and that influence is still seen and felt in Marrakesh today.

The Marrakshi are a warm and very hospitable people and our students will get to see this first hand by living (in pairs) with Moroccan families during our stay in the city.   Among other things, our host institution, The Center for Language and Culture, teaches English to Moroccans and our homestay families are from among those in the CLC community who want to open their homes to native English-speakers.   Marrakshi families are known for their warmth and their amazing home cooking.

While in Marrakesh, students will become well acquainted through site visits and tours with the New (French) city and as well as the ancient medina and famous main square, Jma al-Fnaa.  They will participate in 8 hours of survival Arabic, lectures by the Faculty leader as well as guest lectures on Moroccan economic development in the context of French imperialism, post-colonial challenges in the shadow of the EU, and in the struggles to manage the pressures of globalization.  Lectures and others activities also focus intently on issues of gender and women’s evolving roles in Moroccan society.

While in Morocco we will also engage in a two day Intercultural Dialogue with a group of English-speaking Moroccan students, a four day visit to a Berber (Amazigh) village in the High Atlas Mountains, and a four day stay in Fez, the religious and cultural capital of Morocco and itself shaped markedly by waves of immigration from Spain from the 12<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> centuries.


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.


FRIBOURG: University of Fribourg – American College Program

Traditional | Fribourg, Switzerland

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

The American College Program (ACP) is a study abroad program at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. The tradition of American students coming to Fribourg dates back more than 80 years. The ACP is one of the oldest study abroad programs available to American students and, since its inception, has hosted over 5000 participants.


Geneva: Disarmament Diplomacy, International Negotiations and Humanitarian Action (CLOSED)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Geneva, Switzerland

Faculty Leader: Professor Denise Garcia -Political Science and International Affairs (d.lapon@neu.edu)

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

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • INTL 4945 Dialogue of Civilizations: Global Issues in Comparative Perspective
  • POLS 4938 International Politics - Learning Abroad

Description: 

The Geneva Dialogue is titled Disarmament Diplomacy, Humanitarian Action, and International Security. It started in 2007 by Professor Denise Garcia with the aim of exposing students to the practice and real life of diplomacy and negotiation of key world politics issues at the highest level that occur in the city of Geneva, capital of humanitarian diplomacy. Geneva is where two-thirds of all United Nations activities take place. The Dialogue also aims to provide students with opportunities and possibilities of interacting and networking for future professional possibilities. Since the beginning of Dialogue, several co-op opportunities began with at least three students in co-op at a time each semester. The focus of this Dialogue is on pressing issues of disarmament, arms control, international humanitarian law, and human rights law, and international security in general. A typical day includes engagement with the local community of international diplomats, locally-posted United Nations personnel, researchers, and other negotiators, academics, and non-governmental organizations, as well as advocacy groups.


GENEVA: Webster University

Traditional | Geneva, Switzerland

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


Germany and Poland: Holocaust and Genocide Studies – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leaders: Professor Natalie Bormann (n.bormann@neu.edu) &  Veronica Czastkiewicz (v.czastkiewicz@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: 

  • Monday, October 21st 1.30 - 2.30 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)
  • Thursday, October 24th 1.30 - 2.30 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)
  • Tuesday, October 29th 4.15 - 5.15 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)

Term: Summer II

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:

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 Ghetto in Warsaw, 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: German Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leader: Maren Blanchard (m.blanchard@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Meeting with the Professor: Students are encouraged to visit prof. Blanchard every Wednesday at 1:15 pm in 264 Ryder Hall or make an appointment directly

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • GRMN 2301/2302/3301/3302 German Language Immersion
  • CLTR 4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Program Description:

The Berlin Dialogue provides students with an intensive instruction in German. Students will attend intensive language classes each weekday morning at a highly - accredited language institute.

In addition students will get an inside view of German Culture, engage with Professor Blanchard while experiencing a variety of things, such as: many interesting guided tours, meeting students their ages of different heritage (who were born and grew up in Berlin), talking to witnesses to history, getting to know the historical and modern Berlin.

Berlin has always been a vibrant and exciting city but since the reunification in 1989, Berlin has developed into one of the most fascinating cities in the world.


Global Engineering Education Exchange (various locations)

Departmental Exchange, Traditional | Leeds, GE3

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

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.

Click here for more information.


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 *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | Athens, Greece

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 29, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, 325 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 and archaeological sites in the following venues: Athens, the Peloponnese, Crete, Santorini, Corfu,Cephalonia, Lias, Delphi, and Meteora.  At some of these sites, students will go on tours to antiquities such as the Parthenon, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphic Oracle, Meteora, Knossos, The Achilleon Palace, Nafplion, Lias Village, 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 papers on topics associated with lectures or places from our travels.


Grenada and Carriacou: Afro-Caribbean Music Research Project – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | St. George, Grenada

Faculty Leader: Prof. Leonard Brown (l.brown@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions WITH PIZZA and DRINKS:

Thursday, January 23rd, 6:00 p.m.  West Village F Room 114

For information, contact: Leonard Brown (l.brown@neu.edu) or Drew Wilcox (afjwilcox@gmail.com)

Term: Summer I

This program will begin in Boston on the Northeastern campus.  Students will be provided on-campus accommodations (typically a freshmen residence hall) between May 4, 2014 and May 10th.  Students will depart for Grenada on May 10th for the remainder of the program.  Please note that meals are not included and students will not have access to kitchens.  Students may opt to use on-campus dining facilities during this time, but the cost will be the student's responsibility. Please note dates are subject to change.

Courses:

  • AFAM 4939: Afro-Caribbean Music Research Project
  • AFAM 4710: Field & Lab Methods for Researching Black Music

Description:

The Afro-Caribbean Music Research Project, an initiative of the Department of African American Studies, is a four to five week faculty-led program offering students the opportunity to experience and study Afro-Caribbean Music and Culture in the Caribbean. The site for the Summer 2014 will be the island nation of Grenada including the sister site of Carriacou. Past research excursions have been to St. Croix, USVI (2009), Trinidad (2010), Tobago (2011) and Grenada (2012).  Students will learn and apply appropriate field research principles and practices in conducting ethnomusicological fieldwork. Students will focus attention towards the African retentions within traditional music forms as well as contemporary and current musical traditions. Students will have sessions on the history and legacy of music and dance in Carriacou and Grenada, the importance of linguistics in understanding messages within the music studied as well as the impact of trans-Atlantic slavery on the musical idioms and genres that derive from the Caribbean. The experience will include lecturers by leading scholars, musicians and experts from the Caribbean. Students will also have "dialogues" with area musicians, professionals and inhabitants of Carriacou and Grenada. Tours of historic sites, museums and important musical venues will be scheduled throughout the trip.  Summer 2014 will be exciting, as the research trip will include both Carriacou and Grenada. Carriacou is the home of some of the most unique manifestations of Africanisms in the Caribbean, specifically the Big Drum and the Maroon String Bands.  It is the goal of ACMRP to offer students a glimpse of Carriacou and Grenada through a well crafted, safe and intense immersion experience.  We will live amongst, talk, eat with and share space with the communities of and Grenada as we not only learn about the inhabitants but also share of our own lives and experiences.  The culmination of our research excursion will be a presentation of group projects to a community of scholars, local inhabitants and new friends.  At the end of the program students will compile their oral histories, video recordings and other accumulated field research, leaving a complete set of the recordings at a major research repository in Grenada as well as depositing a complete set in the Afro-Caribbean Music Research Project Collection in the Snell Library.


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

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.


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.


HAIFA: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Departmental Exchange, Traditional | Haifa, Israel

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

Study in Israel!  Students interested in taking engineering courses in English or courses in Hebrew in different faculties should apply.


Hangzhou: Zhejiang University

Traditional | Zhejiang, China

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

The program offered through the International College of Zhejiang University allows students to undertake a full semester of Chinese language courses for language acquisition or English courses.


Havana: Arcadia – University of Havana

Traditional | Havana, Cuba

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

The Arcadia study abroad program in Cuba is a full-immersion program where all courses are taught in Spanish alongside Cuban students.


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: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

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

This program, through the International Asian Study Programs (IASP) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), offers students an opportunity to live and study in this exciting, fast paced city while it defines its new role in modern China. Students are able to select courses, taught in English, from both the IASP curriculum and the regular course offerings of the Chinese University. Students fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese language may choose to take courses exclusively taught in these dialects. Classroom discussions, field trips, and every day Chinese life also enable students to immerse themselves in the culture and see, first-hand, the dramatic changes that are taking place each day.

General Program Information

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HONG KONG: The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

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

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Over the past century, HKU has evolved from a minor institution in a colonial outpost into one of the best universities in Asia and one of the top universities in the world, located in a global financial center. Like the city in which it is rooted, HKU has achieved great things by being many things- not solely East or West, British or Chinese, but all of these together.

HKU has a supportive learning environment, with a library opened seven days a week and wireless internet access throughout the main campus. Students at HKU are able to enjoy a well-rounded campus life. We have fitness centres, swimming pools, computer centres, health clinic and dental services, canteens (dining halls) serving various cuisines, and numerous student societies and interest clubs.


HYDERABAD: CIEE

Traditional | Hyderabad, India

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

The program is designed for students with a desire to understand the complexities and paradoxes of the world's largest democracy. Students have the opportunity to explore India's cultural and religious diversity while experiencing the impact of modernity upon tradition. This program is also ideal for a student who would like to do a service project, participate in volunteer work or undertake an internship.


Iceland: Field Study of Volcanic and Glacial Processes *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Iceland

Faculty Leader: Mal Hill (m.hill@neu.edu)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)
Information Session: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:00-7:00PM Room 231 Forsyth Building
Monday, October 28, 2013 6:00-7:00PM Room 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.


IFRANE: AMIDEAST

Traditional | Ifrane, Morocco

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

The AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Ifrane offers a diverse curriculum through direct enrollment at Al Akhawayn University (AUI), a private Moroccan university patterned on the American model of higher education.  Students on the program will live in residence halls on the 98-acre AUI campus, which includes modern classroom buildings and dormitories, as well as a library and IT facilities, sports facilities, and a student center including dining halls.


INDIA: Climate Change Science and Policy (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

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

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

Term: Summer I

Courses:

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

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.

SDS Lab Website: http://www.northeastern.edu/sds

 


INDIA: Marketing in Asia and India Dialogue “CLOSED”

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty Leader: Lefevre, Duane (d.lefevre@neu.edu)

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

Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 29 @ 1pm: Curry #342
  • Tuesday, October 29 @ 6pm: Curry #332
  • Wednesday, November 6 @ 6 pm: NU YMCA #109
  • Thursday, November 7 @ 11am: Curry #334

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  •  MKTG4220, Marketing In Asia
  • INTL4944 “Dialogue of Civilizations - Regional Engagment: India and its Glorious Contradictions

Description:

India has one of the most fascinating cultures in the world. You’ll find the origins of the Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh religions here as well as World Heritage sites as diverse as Qutb Minar, the Ajanta and Ellora Buddhist Caves, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Victoria Terminus and of course the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the world). From a business perspective, over a billion consumers live there and it has had one of the fastest growing economies in the last twenty years. What was once the biggest market in the world for Rolls Royce is now a must win market for P&G, Ford, IBM and Boeing. It is also a growing source of the world’s software and major destination for business process outsourcing.

The India Dialogue takes an in-depth look at India from both cultural and business perspectives. The cultural component includes a comprehensive overview of Indian history, culture, religion, politics, food and society. The business component delves into marketing and business in the second most populous nation on earth. The Marketing in Asia course will explore India’s evolution into a must win market, its burgeoning middle class and the ‘Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid’.

There will be extensive dialogue with Indian students and business people and site visits to:

  • Local Advertising Agencies in Mumbai
  • Conde Nast India and a Public Relations Agency
  • Reliance Communications BIG FM radio studios and the NDTV cable news network studios
  • A guided tour of the Dharavi slum (Asia’s largest) and its amazing economic ecosystem
  • Greenlight Planet which manufactures and distributes low-power LED lanterns via innovative distribution networks to rural India
  • The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve in Bangalore
  • Taj Mahal the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned city; one of the best preserved examples of Mughal architecture
  • The Amber Fort known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements
  • The village of Channapatna in rural Karnataka where local craftspeople specialize in brightly colored wooden toys

We’ll base ourselves in India’s financial and marketing capital (Mumbai) for two weeks moving on to a week in its silicon valley (Bangalore) with our final week in the rich historical golden triangle in the North (Delhi/Agra/Jaipur).


IRELAND: Irish Society, Literature and Film (CLOSED)

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 4, 5-6 pm, 400B Holmes (there will be pizza!)

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.


IRELAND: Studio Art, History, and Culture 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 Session: January 22, 2014, 5:15 pm, 399 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses:

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

Description:

This is a 4 weeks studio hands on experience where students are provided a studio to create a project using any art medium. The first week is very structured by the faculty. Students will participate in a series of exercises, hike, listen to lectures and discuss readings. Weekend: to Aran Islands. The second week students discuss their projects and begin working on them. There are intense critiques every other day by faculty. Weekend :a day at the Galway Arts Festival. The third week the work continues with Celli dancing and lectures in between. The fourth week we prepare for the final exhibition of all student work.  Weekend: Dublin

A video for the program can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2llaQ1mU-LU.

 


ISRAEL: Contemporary Israel and its Complexities – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

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

Courses: 

  • INTL 4944 Israel in Literature & the Arts
  • POLS 4937 Politics & Communication in Today’s Israel

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 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 and Bodrum-Mugla: Urban Space and Religion in Turkey *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | Istanbul, Turkey

Faculty leader: Prof. Berna Turam (b.turam@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: Jan 17th 3:30-4:30PM Renaissance Park (Second Floor Kitchen Area)

Term: Summer: II

Courses: SOCL3471 Social Conflict & Community Services Abroad

INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations

Description:

This course is designed as a fieldtrip research course, in which students develop their independent research projects in close collaboration with the Faculty Leader.  The driving interest of the research projects is to explore the increasingly controversial relations between the new pious Muslim elite and the old secular elite.  We will conduct hands on research on the fault-lines that divide the residents of the highly contested neighborhoods, such as Tesvikiye, Eyup, Taksim and Beyoglu in Istanbul.  How do ordinary people contest the borders that separate religion and politics?  How and why is secularism (separation of religion and politics) so controversial in the context of Turkey and the Middle East?

As most of the contestation against the pro-Islamic government has taken place in Istanbul, our focus will be on in urban space and religion.  Broadly speaking, we will explore how urban space, specifically neighborhood, is contested by ordinary residents, who differ and/or disagree over religion and the type of secularism.  However, we will also bring in gender, class age and possibly ethnicity as other factors influencing political discontent and contestation.  Students will read an exciting literature and be encouraged to ask questions about politics of Islam, religion, piety and secularism.


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 – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Verona, Italy

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

Office Location: 209A Hayden Hall Office Hours: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8.30-9.30 a.m.

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Learn more about the Italy Info Session! Date: Tuesday, November 5th Time: 6-7pm Location: 12 Hayden

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

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

Description: 

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 – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Mantova, Italy

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

Friday, November 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 273 Ryder

Tuesday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. in 273 Ryder

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.


Italy: Photographing and Art History of Rome and Venice – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Venice, Italy

Faculty Leaders:  Andrea Greitzer (a.greitzer@neu.edu) and Andrea Raynor (a.raynor@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

October 17th 6:00pm in 305 Ryder

October 29th 6:00pm in 243 Ryder

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ARTE 2500 Art and Design Abroad: Studio-Photo Basics
  • ARTE 2500 Art and Design Abroad: Studio-Documentary Photography
  • ARTE 2501 Art and Design Abroad: History -Art History of Rome and Venice

Students will enroll in either section of ARTE2500 and ARTE2501 for a total of 8 NEU credits.

Description:

With one week in Rome and four weeks in Venice, students become a part of the Venetian ethos; they eat, shop, live and do business in the city on a daily basis. Four courses will be offered, Photo Basics, Documentary Photography and 2 sections of Art History of Venice. The Photography classes will be held on site as well as in the classroom. The Art History classes are held entirely on site discussing how artist of the past, have shaped the city and the art culture of today.

Check out the 2013 Venice Blog!

 


JORDAN: Arabic Language & The Arab Uprisings: Jordan and Beyond “CLOSED”

Dialogue of Civilizations | Amman, Jordan

Faculty Leaders: Denis Sullivan (d.sullivan@Neu.edu) and Heather Browne (h.browne@neu.edu)

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 – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Nairobi, Kenya

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session: 

Friday, November 1st 206 Lake Hall 6-8pm

Term: Summer I

Courses:

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

Description: The Kenya Dialogue is a highly interactive experience immersing students in public/community health and development, culture and politics in local urban and rural communities in different parts of the country through field visits, stays, sharing and continuous exposure in the course of the program. The program engages local guest speakers and institutional visits that are key actors in their fields in health, politics and culture. Students with have an opportunity to develop participatory skills in community problem-based models through these interactions, Swahili language instruction, individual research and experiential learning.

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


KHON KAEN: CIEE

Traditional | Khon Kaen, Thailand

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

Are you hoping to work in some capacity that will benefit society and the environment? Are you thinking about joining the Peace Corps or another community-based volunteer program upon graduation? Then this program is for you.

The CIEE Study Center in Khon Kaen helps you to understand the complexities concerning development and globalization issues, and the role you play as global citizens. You'll learn about development and globalization from both an academic and a grassroots community level and its overall effects on a developing nation.


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.


LEGON: CIEE – University of Ghana

Traditional | Legon, Ghana

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

This program allows students to fully immerse themselves in the Ghanaian culture. Students live and study with other university students. Courses are taught in English and include a wide array of disciplines from which to choose. Several field trips to local villages are offered. This program requires students to be able to adapt to the challenges of living in a developing country.


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.


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: City University London

Traditional | London, England

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

Why study at City?

Located in the heart of London, our approach to education draws on more than 100 years of tradition.

City University London stands out from the crowd due to its academic excellence, its graduates' exceptional employment prospects and its central London location.


LONDON: England, Embodied Creativity: Applied Theatre Training for the Global Entrepreneur “CLOSED”

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: October 28, 2013, 372 Ryder Hall 6:00-7:00PM
Term: Summer I
Courses: 
  • THTR 1135 Actors and Acting
  • THTR 1165 The Professional Voice

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 will 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: English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (mi.carr@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:00 - 7:30 in 206 Lake Hall

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad
  • INTL 4944 – Dialogue of Civilization – Globalization and Social Sciences

 

The London Dialogue of civilization has two main focuses for students. First, to familiarize students with the people and the culture of England and the British Empire, with an emphasis on the city of London and its vast history.  Second, to interact with local citizens to produce and edit a 10-12 minute documentary on a subject of their choice (which will be proposed in the Spring of 2014).

Students will attend lectures about the culture and history of England in many of the key sights in London and the country. These sites include: The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, Victoria and Albert Museum, HMS Belfast, Imperial War Museum (London and Duxford), and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will also visit Edinburgh, Scotland to discover the close connection between the two cities visiting Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

During the dialogue, students will maintain a blog documenting their learning experience, and they will also write extensive reaction papers on two topics associated with the lectures or places from our travels. They will also work in groups to produce a documentary, which will include: location scouting, proposal writing, script writing, filming, and editing.

Experience in media production is not a requirement but students must have enthusiasm to explore another culture and to experience first hand how theory can provide a deeper, more complex understanding of British culture and history.

 


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.

 


LONDON: Goldsmiths, University of London

Traditional | London, England

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

Goldsmiths offers you an opportunity to live and study side-by-side with British students and visiting students from around the world. You may spend either the fall and/or spring Semester(s) at Goldsmiths, University of London in New Cross, South East London. You may select classes from a variety of Arts & Sciences disciplines including politics, theater, economics, psychology, journalism, and communication. Courses often make use of London's vast array of cultural resources, which students can experience first hand.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Katharine Lawler, Goldsmiths Fall 2013; lawler.ka@husky.neu.edu


LONDON: Hansard Scholars Program

Internship, Traditional | London, England

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

The Hansard Scholars Program combines political science course work with a for-credit internship at the House of Commons, House of Lords, or a public policy research institute. The internship includes a variety of administrative and research tasks. Students work at least three days a week assisting in the daily operations of the office and conducting research in conjunction with a term paper. The internship allows students to observe the inner workings of Parliament and immerse themselves in British politics. The program also includes several academic field trips. Previously students have traveled to Cardiff, Wales, and to Cambridge and Bath in England.


LONDON: London School of Economics

Traditional | London, England

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

Internationally renowned London School of Economics and Political Science  offers both a summer school or full academic year option.

The summer programme is based on regular undergraduate courses taught at LSE and has gained popularity in the academic community. You will find that the opportunity offered by Summer School extends further than world-class teaching. The programme is a learning experience made unique by a truly diverse mix of participants drawn from over 80 countries and with an eclectic range of backgrounds.All Summer School participants are considered part of the wider LSE community and are afforded the same rights and privileges as regular students. There is an organized social programme affording opportunity to meet and relax with your teachers and fellow participants. To view this program please visit http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/summerSchool/Home.aspx

For those who believe a summer is not enough, a year long option, The General Course, is also available. Enhance your personal development and gain resume building experiences through year long studies at LSE. Independent research shows that the longer students study abroad the greater the academic, career, cultural and personal benefits, and for those interested LSE is a great opportunity.


LONDON: Queen Mary, University of London

Traditional | London, England

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

Queen Mary is one of the largest College's of the internationally renowned University of London. The Study Abroad programme is a fully integrated experience allowing you to live and learn with students from the UK and from many other countries around the world. Queen Mary is based on an urban campus in London's East End - close to the centre of the city - and is served by two underground stops giving easy access to all of London’s attractions. A modular course system allows visiting students to create a schedule combining courses from the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law and Science and Engineering.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Jessica Rehkopf, Queen Mary Spring 2013; jessrehkopf@yahoo.com


LONDON: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Traditional | London, England

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

SOAS is unique; it is the only university in the UK to focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As one of the colleges within the University of London, it is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the UK and is recognised worldwide. Study Abroad students have the opportunity to fully integrate into this specialised institution and concentrate on regions and issues which they might not have had the opportunity to focus on before, for example: Human Rights, HIV/ Aids and Development, the Politics and Economics of the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia or the religions and cultures of these important regions. Study Abroad students are supported by a small but dedicated team before they arrive, during their studies and after they have left London. Regular pre-departure information is sent to all applicants and there are special orientation sessions at the start of each term as well as social events throughout the year. All students on the programme are appointed an academic advisor on arrival and can contact the Study Abroad team with any queries at all, whether they are about accommodation, course choices, transport and travel or where to find the nearest supermarket!

Students enroll directly into SOAS and can choose to study abroad in 3 study periods: Full academic year (Terms 1, 2 and 3), Term 1 only (fall), or Terms 2&3 only (spring)


Lyon – French Language and Culture (CLOSED)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lyon, France

Faculty-Leader: Prof. Sali Ziane (s.ziane@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: Monday November 4, 2013 6PM-7PM 315 BK

Term: Summer II

Courses: CLTR 4944 French Culture

FRNH (Multiple Levels offered) 2201, 2202, 3201, 3202

Description: 

The summer language course will include 80 hours of classes in addition to the cultural and historical immersion. Those classes will cover different levels of French in order to satisfy the students’ level. The students will be exposed to intensive oral and written skills.

The program includes:
- Language practice through various activities inside and outside the classroom: - Introduction to life in Lyon.
- Visits of historical sites, museums, parks, etc...
- Cultural activities.

The cultural part will cover the “Immigration in France”:

The immigrants played a significant role in France’s development as well as its laws throughout generations. Before the first and the Second World War and after the decolonization in Africa, lots of immigrants came to France to seek employment and a new life. Nowadays, the French immigration’s policy has changed. The European workers are more accepted than Africans. Because of xenophobic view and conservatism from the right wing (Le F.N.) the French government modified the laws in regards of immigration and citizenship.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • The history of immigration.
  • Cause and effect of the immigration.
  • The role of immigration in the development of France.
  • The political participation and impact of immigrants in France
  • The immigration policy.
  • Controlled Immigration, Racism and citizenship in Modern France
  • The problem of integration/assimilation of immigrant groups in France.
  • Chosen immigration.
  • The challenge of French diversity.

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


MADRID: CIEE – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Traditional | Madrid, Spain

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

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Points of interest include the historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire and world-renowned art museums, including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza. In addition to being a rich cultural heritage site, Madrid is a lively, artistic metropolis that can be experienced through its variety of food, tapas bars, dance shows, operas, music concerts, outdoor parks, jazz clubs, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema. Madrid’s influences in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts all contribute to its importance as an international metropolis. Madrid’s economic output, high living standards, and market size, ranks it as the major center of Southern Europe as well as the Iberian Peninsula, and the head offices of the vast majority of the major Spanish companies can be found in and around the city.

Students have multiple options in Madrid. Students may enroll for a semester program, and may choose from the following semester tracks: Business, Economics and Culture, Engineering and Society, Legal Studies , or Liberal Arts.

The Business, Economics and Culture track is designed to combine Spanish language and European and Iberian studies with coursework in business, economics and culture and the opportunity to participate in an internship in Madrid. Students will take a Spanish language course, European or Spain-related course, and direct enrollment courses in the all-English or Spanish Bachelor degrees in their respective academic field with an optional CIEE internship. Business and economics program students will take direct enrollment classes in business administration, economics, marketing,finance and accounting in either English or Spanish from Carlos III. CIEE participant also have the option to take an elective course from another UC3M department depending on the class pre-requisites and student´s language level. Students must have completed at least one Spanish course here at NU.

Whether your interest is in biomedical engineering, mechanical or audiovisual systems engineering, study abroad in Spain through the Engineering and Society track affords you the opportunity to experience one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, while continuing to pursue your degree. CIEE study abroad in Spain offers highly motivated students the opportunity to develop their Spanish language skills while pursuing a co-curricular program focused on their field of expertise. This is achieved through a Spanish language course, an elective with a Spanish or European focus, an optional internship, and a series of direct enrollment elective courses at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Study abroad in Madrid and you will: Study at the Universidad Carlos III, one of Spain’s top-ranking schools for telematics engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, telecommunications technologies engineering, and telecommunication systems engineering (it's ranked fourth in computer engineering), gain practical work experience and collaboration skills through a for-credit business or engineering-related internships, and take advantage of company visits in and around Madrid to find out how today’s scientists apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Students interested in studying law in Madrid will benefit from the Legal Studies track through CIEE. The CIEE Legal Studies program is designed for advanced Spanish language students who are highly motivated to improve their Spanish language skills through coursework focused on law, mediation, and human rights, while also participating in a Legal Studies internship in Madrid.

The Liberal Arts program allows independent, advanced level students the opportunity to matriculate in a combination of content courses in Hispanic studies (Estudios Hispánicos) and regular University courses in social sciences, humanities, journalism, pre-law, and engineering. Students also participate in seminars with Spanish students while they continue to improve their language skills and take advantage of the vibrant and rich cultural milieu of Madrid.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Catherine Strong, CIEE Madrid Spring 2013; strong.c@husky.neu.edu


MANIPAL: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Manipal, India

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

Public Health and Indian Studies at Manipal University

The Public Health and Indian Studies program at Manipal University offers two tracks that introduce U.S. undergraduates to the most pressing public health issues facing Indian today and a multi-disciplinary array of courses focused on Indian society, philosophy, media, foreign policy, politics, and communications. Located in the heart of the coastal belt of Karnataka, just north of Kerala, and based at one of India’s premier private universities, this dynamic program offers U.S. students an integrated Indian campus experience and the unique opportunity to live and take courses alongside Indian students.

Through coursework, public health students visit local health clinics and academic centers dedicated to the study of traditional Indian medicine, while students focused on Indian Studies explore India’s traditional culture and rise on the world stage. All Alliance students are given a comprehensive overview of Indian society and politics through the Contemporary Indian Society core course. Field activities integrated with the core course offer students exposure to the regional complexity of Karnataka, its thriving local religions and economies, and burgeoning IT and business sectors in Bangalore and Mysore.


MELBOURNE: Monash University

Traditional | Melbourne, Australia

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

This program offers students an opportunity to live and study in Boston's sister city of Melbourne. Students may spend either the summer/fall or spring/summer terms at Monash University, located approximately 1 hour from downtown Melbourne. Courses are offered in a variety of Arts & Sciences disciplines, and the library and computer centers contain some of the newest technology available. Students may also take advantage of the numerous campus activities such as sports and social clubs, professional theater, and the city life in downtown Melbourne.


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 – Japanese Language and Culture *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tokyo, Japan

Faculty leader:  Kumiko Tsuji (ku.tsuji@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: Thursday, November 7th, 3-4 PM in 220 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses: CLTR 4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Globalization, Humanities, and Cultural Studies

JPNS 2101, 2102, 3101, 3102, 4101, 4102 (Multiple Levels)

Description:

The Dialogue program in Japan is an immersion course in language and culture. It will be held in two key cities, Tokyo and Kyoto, including visits to Hiroshima, Miyajima, Nara, Himeji, and Hakone.

First, we will visit Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, where there are many historical and well preserved temples and shrines.  Students can learn about the development of Japanese wooden architecture and the art of Japanese gardens. Cultural seminars such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and calligraphy will be offered at Doshisha University. During the stay in Kyoto, we will visit Nara,  another ancient capital, and Himeji, the city famous for the Himeji Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage site.

We will also stay in Hiroshima and visit the A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum.Students will have an opportunity to think about the importance of peace in our society. We will also visit Miyajima, a small island that is famous for the beautiful shrine gate.

Next, we will visit Tokyo, the modern capital of Japan. Students will have a chance to see two faces of Tokyo: traditional and contemporary.    In Tokyo students will take intensive language courses at Seijo University. Also, they will attend the lectures on the related subjects. Students will also have an opportunity to live with Japanese host family for a few days. It will be a wonderful experience, as they can learn the custom and culture through homestay.

We will also visit Hakone, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Students will enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji, that was selected as UNESCO’s World Heritage site in 2013, and relax in hot springs.

Both in Kyoto and Tokyo students will have an opportunity to interact and practice Japanese with local college students on daily basis. It will give students a chance to practice Japanese and learn the life, ideas, and interests of Japanese college students.


Multiple Locations: Politics and Culture in International and Comparative Perspectives *CLOSED*

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

INTL4944: Dialogue of Civilizations Globalization and Social Sciences

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.


MUMBAI: IIT, Bombay

Traditional | Mumbai, India

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

Students interested in IITB, must be nominated by OISP and will register and be accepted into a parent Department at IITB, which would depend upon his / her Department at the home university. All programs in Engineering, Science faculties, School of Management & Design School are open to NU students. They are allowed to take courses from Departments other than the parent Department also.


NETHERLANDS: Sustainable Urban Transportation *Closed*

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 12, 2013, 5:15 pm, 158 RY

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • CIVE 4566 Design for Sustainable Urban Transportation: European and U.S. Perspectives
  • INTL 4944 Dialogue of Civilizations - Regional Engagement

Descriptions:

While the Netherlands is as affluent a country as the US, the Dutch drive cars half as much as we Americans do, ride trains 10 times as much, and ride bikes 40 times as much as Americans. They also have the world’s best traffic safety record, killing only 1/3 as many people (per capita) as we do on US roads. 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 course is learn Dutch principles for planning cities and designing bikeways, roads, and transit networks that make ABC (all-but-car) transportation so attractive.

 

Students will stay at a hostel in the center of historic Delft, hold classes at Delft University, and 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, almost all done by bicycle, are visits to cities to see good examples of urban planning, bicycling infrastructure, and high quality transit, often including meetings with city officials. Field trips to more distant cities (e.g., Amsterdam, Rotterdam)  involve train travel as well. Students do two kinds of projects. One kind is documenting Dutch practices and examples, contributing to a web site intended to introduce an American audience to new ideas about sustainable transportation planning. The other kind is design projects in which students apply 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/


Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Belfast, Northern Ireland

Faculty Leader: Sheila Kohanteb (s.kohanteb@neu.edu)

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

Information Session: November 21, 2013, 5pm, at the SJRC, 106 St. Stephen St.

Term: Summer I

Classes:

  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement
  • SOCL3471 Social Conflict and Community Services Abroad

Description:

The Primary objective of this program is to assist students in learning about the causes, consequences, and possible solutions for social conflict in Northern Ireland. The academic portion of this Dialogue will cover readings from sociology, political science, gender studies, education, and history (and more), about the nature of the conflict and conflict resolution in Northern Ireland. Attention is also given to helping students see beyond their customary social experiences and academic disciplines. The students will work on projects that deal in some way with social conflict, broadly defined.  A portion of their research will be tied to performing community service in a specific organization in Belfast as well as working with Northern Ireland youth on a group project. In-depth reflection on their work, individual experiences, readings, and related social issues will occur through group interactions, reaction summaries, and focused discussions in class seminars. Each student will write an analytic paper that ties in theoretical issues with their research experiences. Students will be hosted at Queens University in Belfast, and will travel throughout the country visiting important historical and cultural sites.

 


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.


PARIS: Sciences Po

Traditional | Paris, France

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

Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) is one of the world's foremost universities for the study of government and politics. It offers a well-rounded curriculum and offers many courses in English.  Sciences Po has six additional campuses in other cities that are also open to NU students. Each of these campuses has a regional focus, such as Latin American Studies or Eastern European Studies. Sciences Po has a very international campus, with nearly half of all students coming from abroad to study.

Sciences Po's other campuses:

  • Le Havre: Europe-Asia campus
  • Poitiers: Latin America campus
  • Dijon: Central and Eastern Europe campus
  • Reims: Europe-North America campus
  • Nancy: European Franco-German campus
  • Menton: Middle East and Mediterranean campus

Read about these campuses here

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Erin Strine, Sciences Po (Menton) Spring 2013; strine.e@husky.neu.edu


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 SUMMER II: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lima, Peru

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

Monday, January 13, 2014  6-7 p.m. 431 Ryder Hall

Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:30 - 6 p.m. 155 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

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

Description:

This Spanish immersion program will take place at a language center in Lima and at Amauta Language School in Cuzco (the capital of the Inca empire). The course consists of 4 hours per day of instruction focusing on: developing all of the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), cultural visits (museums, cathedrals, historical places in the city, etc.) and activities such as dining at fine restaurants and experiencing Lima's and Cuzco's night life. The Spanish immersion program will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students' knowledge of Spanish grammar and 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 and Cuzco have to offer while using the Spanish language. Students will complete a service project (in a Language School or in the Air Force School) in which they will help Peruvian students to practice speaking English and also explain to them a typical day in the life of a American college student. Students from Northeastern will have Peruvian language partners. Students will experience life in Peru as a local Peruvian. Students will stay with Peruvian guest families, learning their culture and using the Spanish language in their day-to-day activities.

The itinerary is tentatively scheduled as such:

  • 3 weeks in Miraflores, Lima
  • 4 days in Ica - Nazca
  • 1 week in Cuzco

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

https://www.facebook.com/PeruDialogueofCivilization


PERU: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lima, Peru

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Thursday, November 7th at 5:00 p.m. Location: Richards 231

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

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

Description:

This Spanish immersion program will take place at a language center in Lima and at Amauta Language School in Cuzco (the capital of the Inca empire). The course consists of 4 hours per day of instruction focusing on: developing all of the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), cultural visits (museums, cathedrals, historical places in the city, etc.) and activities such as dining at fine restaurants and experiencing Lima's and Cuzco's night life. The Spanish immersion program will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students' knowledge of Spanish grammar and 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 and Cuzco have to offer while using the Spanish language. Students will complete a service project (in a Language School or in the Air Force School) in which they will help Peruvian students to practice speaking English and also explain to them a typical day in the life of a American college student. Students from Northeastern will have Peruvian language partners. Students will experience life in Peru as a local Peruvian. Students will stay with Peruvian guest families, learning their culture and using the Spanish language in their day-to-day activities.

The itinerary is tentatively scheduled as such:

  • 3 weeks in Miraflores, Lima
  • 4 days in Ica - Nazca
  • 1 week in Cuzco

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

https://www.facebook.com/PeruDialogueofCivilization


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 – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Warsaw, Poland

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

Wednesday, November 6th 4:00 p.m. in 206 Meserve Hall

Wednesday, November 13th 11:00 a.m. in 206 Meserve Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

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

Description: 

Warsaw is rapidly becoming 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.

Jewish Studies Students: The Jewish Studies Program will offer 8 full credits in their program for the Polish Dialogue of Civilization to any student who pursues a special project on some aspect of Jewish history or culture, or the Holocaust. For details, please contact Professor Jeffrey Burds.

Blogs on the 2013 program:    

Blog1-Poland-2013

Blog2-Poland-2013

Blog3-Poland-2013

 

 

 


PRAGUE: Charles University

Traditional | Prague, Czech Republic

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

Students will live and study at Charles University, located in the Old Town, the heart of the city. Founded in 1348, Charles University is the oldest University of Central Europe. Students can choose from a structured list of mostly Arts & Sciences courses, taught in English, which focus mainly on Czech and Central European culture and language. Students are encouraged to take an intensive Czech language course to better their understanding of the Czech culture. Several field trips outside the city are also included.

Semester Program Information

Summer Program Information


PUEBLA: Universidad de Las Americas (UDLA)

Traditional | Puebla, Mexico

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

THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS RECENTLY PLACED MEXICO ON THE TRAVEL WARNING LIST. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM, YOU MUST PETITION THROUGH THE RISK MANAGEMENT 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.


PUNE: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | pune, India

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

Development, Environment and Public Health in Contemporary India

The Contemporary India program in Pune introduces U.S. undergraduates to some of the most dynamic, exciting areas of Indian society, politics, economics, and culture today. Environmental issues, development, social justice, economics and public health, in particular, are key areas in which India both faces unprecedented challenges and is on the global cutting edge of finding solutions.


QUITO: CIS – Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Traditional | Quito, Ecuador

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

Study Spanish in Ecuador and take classes in Spanish and English at a beautiful university in an incredible city. Immerse yourself in Quiteño culture and improve your Spanish-language skills at a prestigious private university in Quito, the capital of the Incas.

Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Visit volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls, rain forest, mountain villages, market towns, and more!
  • Enjoy a 4-day included Amazon trip to the Tiputinin Biodiversity Station
  • Centrally located for excursions to the Amazonian jungle, the Mindo Cloudforest, the coast’s surf scene, and the legendary Galapagos Islands
  • Study Spanish abroad in Ecuador
  • International and local students
  • Fantastic private university in Quito
  • Live with a local family
  • Strong on-site support from both the University and our site director
  • Great, inexpensive Andean cuisine
  • Thriving artisan markets throughout the city
  • Community-service options and internships in the local and indigenous communities surrounding the campus
  • Learn some fancy salsa moves in one of the many dance studios and then strut your stuff with impressive salseros on the dance floor
  • Visit nearby ruins to learn about Quito’s importance in the Incan empire

RABAT: AMIDEAST

Traditional | Rabat, Morocco

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

Students interested in a language immersion program will find the AMIDEAST, Morocco program beneficial. Students enroll in 5 hours per week of Modern Standard Arabic and 3 hours per week of Moroccan Colloquial Arabic.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Charles Simpson, AMIDEAST Fall 2013; simpson.ch@husky.neu.edu


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.


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


Rotterdam: Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Engineering Program

Traditional | Rotterdam, Netherlands

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

Summer 1: May - June

 

 


ROUEN: Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Rouen, France

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.

Read more about this program on the Information Session Presentation

 


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

Dialogue of Civilizations | Moscow, Russia


Faculty Leader:
Ekaterina (Katya) Burvikova (e.burvikova@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: 

October 30th   at 6 pm in 220 Ryder
October 31st  at 5.50 pm in 220 Ryder
November 6th at 5.50 pm in 220 Ryder

 

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

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

Program Description:

The program will be an ambitious journey into the heart and soul of Russian culture, by exploring the history, culture and streets of three of Eastern Europe’s most historic and interesting cities: Moscow, St Petersburg and Kiev.

The program will begin in Moscow with an exploration of the most significant city in modern Russia. Academic classes will begin as an overview of the program with lessons in History, Culture, and Language. Meanwhile, daily trips around the city will bring these lessons to life.

In the second week the students will visit St Petersburg, the historic capital of the Russian Empire, and cultural capital of Russia. The home of the Russian Revolution, The Hermitage (the Tsar’s Palace which is now the home to one of the world’s greatest museums) and experience the legendary white nights on the shores of the historic Neva river.

Then the students will return to Moscow for more academic classes and trips to historic site in the surrounding areas. The program will end with a trip to Kiev, Ukraine, the historic home of the Kievan Rus and the beginning of Russian civilization in the 9th century.  Here, we will explore ancient Russian civilization as well as the modern capital of the newly independent Ukraine, a former Soviet Republic.

The theme of the program is dialogue, not just in language but the dialogue between history and geography, culture and tradition, as well as your own experiences and your experiences in Russia.

In just 35 days the students will experience a whirlwind exploration of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union and modern Eastern Europe through hands on study and exploration of these three historic capitals of Russian civilization.

Students will receive some pre-departure online tasks like readings (including reflections in a diary/blog), during the in-country stay they will have daily field-trip to get familiar with Russian culture and life. Each field trip will be followed by a discussion to find essential traits of Russian culture.  As the final task students will be asked to create a presentation on a topic of their interest.


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: Classical Music and Cultural Business *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | Salzburg, Austria

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

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

Information Session: 

January 22nd 5:30-6:30
Ryder Hall room #354

Term: Summer 1

Courses: MUSC 2137 Viennese School

BUSN 1990  Salzburg College course, "Cultural Business and Marketing"

Description:

This program consists of two courses.  One is a music course (MUSC2137), “Viennese School I” and the second course (BUSN1990) is Salzburg College's  “Cultural Business and Marketing”.  The first course will focus on music from the mid 18th century to the mid 19th century, specifically the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.  Classes during the day will focus on specific genres as well as specific works by major central European composers.  Site visits later in the day will provide context for these works.

The second course is designed to give the students a survey of the cultural industry, visualizing its functions and proceedings with first-hand accounts of professionals in one of the top “music cities” worldwide. It also aims at providing a more advanced and active view of the major areas of cultural marketing that all artists and managers have to understand to create an effective (worldwide) marketing strategy. Salzburg offers the backdrop to an insight into career possibilities in the performing arts and music industry, laying a particular focus on the specifics of the business side of the industry. Students will get in touch with local artists and managers who perform at or work for such prestigious institutions as the Salzburg Festival, the International Foundation Mozarteum, or the Salzburg Museum and thereby experience an insider’s perspective on the business and marketing side of culture.

Students will also be introduced to Austrian culture on many levels.  They will stay in Salzburg with host families, and will make trips to different Austrian cultural sites around Salzburg.  Students will spend 4 days in Vienna and will be able to see concerts at the Musikverein and Vienna State Opera as well as visiting different cultural sites there.  A trip to Eszterhazy Palace is also an option.  Student accommodations on this trip will be a student hostel, where they will live and interact with other European students.


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 JOAQUIN DE FLORES: API – Instituto San Joaquin de Flores

Traditional | San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica

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

Specifically-designed for American students, the program at the Instituto San Joaquín de Flores offers advanced and superior level Spanish language courses along with a variety of electives including arts, literature, cultural studies, sociology, and environmental studies taught in Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to interact with “ticos” (as Costa Ricans refer to themselves) outside of the classroom by participating in community service opportunities and cultural activities.

Advanced-level students who seek active involvement with local community members in San Joaquín are encouraged to select the Advanced Spanish Conversation course. As part of the course, students complete 20 or more hours of community service at local schools, libraries or retirement homes. High-advanced or superior-level Spanish speakers have the option of enrolling in one class with Costa Rican students per semester for no additional fee. Students can study at the Universidad Latina, located in the nearby town of Heredia. Enrollment also allows API students to participate in sports and other activities with Costa Rican students. Subjects available include advertising, business, communications, education, law, and public relations. Students who choose to study at the Universidad Latina must submit an official high school transcript and copy of their diploma in addition to their college transcript upon applying. An additional fee per class is charged for students who take two or more classes at the Universidad Latina.


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, 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.

*No student visa is required for ICDS programs

ICDS Video Clip

 


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)


SEOUL: CIEE

Traditional | Seoul, Korea

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

The CIEE Study Center at Yonsei University is designed to provide students with cross-cultural training by way of offering a range of courses in various disciplines, a co-curricular program that will take students within the city of Seoul and internationally to communities of the Korean Diaspora, and providing on-site staff to support the students during their time in Seoul, Korea.


SEVILLE: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Seville, Spain

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

Capital of Andalusia, Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious Barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen. The great Renaissance painters Velázquez and Murillo were born here, and Ferdinand and Isabel ruled Spain from the royal apartments in the Alcazar Palace. Though the city preserves its past, modern Seville is the commercial hub of Andalusia. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

Students have multiple options in Seville. Students may enroll for a semester or summer program.

Students can choose from the following semester tracks: Advanced Liberal Arts; Communication, New Media, and Journalism; International Business and Culture; Language and Society; and Liberal Arts. Some tracks offer classes in English and Spanish while other tracks have Spanish-only instruction.

Students can choose  the following summer track: Summer Language and Culture The Language and Culture summer study abroad program focuses on two interwoven areas—Spanish language and Spanish culture and history. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia and Seville within a European context. Students must enroll in both the Summer I and Summer II tracks to receive the equivalent of 8 NEU credits.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador from this program for more information!
- Evan Didisheim, CIEE Seville Fall 2012; didisheim.e@husky.neu.edu

 


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: Alliance for Global Education – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Traditional | Shanghai, China

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

Designed for students interested in international business and economics, the International Business in China Program offers undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia’s financial center. Students participate in carefully designed activities and experiential study trips that provide a first-hand encounter with China’s rapidly changing business environment. Students may enroll for a semester or summer program.

Students participate in carefully-designed activities and experiential study trips that provide a first-hand encounter with China's rapidly changing business environment. Students may also engage in an internship.

Classes are based at the International Cultural Exchange School (ICES) of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. ICES is devoted to the education of foreign students and aims to train students with a background in international economics or management.


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: Nanyang Technological University

Traditional | Singapore, Singapore

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


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: Health and International Medicine (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Cape Town, South Africa

Faculty Leader: Adam Thomas (ad.thomas@neu.edu)

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations – Regional Engagement: South Africa
  • PT6239 Intercultural Health Care Delivery

Description:

In this Summer 1 Dialogue in South Africa, the students will be able to explore the South African health care system as well as attend lectures, excursions, and tours on South Africa culture and history. Students will visit many cities and townships within the country and have access to public and private medical facilities. By the end of this dialogue students will have a better understanding of social and economical impacts on health care systems and delivery. This Dialogue in South Africa will allow growth culturally as well as educationally, and will be a great learning opportunity for any student interested in health care.


SOUTH AFRICA: Social Entrepreneurship Field Research Program (closed)

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:

  • Tuesday, October 29 from 6-7PM in 170 Dodge Hall RSVP HERE
  • Thursday, November 7 from 6-7PM in 225 Richards Hall  RSVP HERE
  • Tuesday, November 12 from 6-7PM in 170 Dodge Hall RSVP HERE
  • Thursday, November 14 from 5-6PM in 425 Hayden Hall RSVP HERE

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 at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business to learn about human centered design and social innovation for the base of the pyramid (BoP) market. Students will have the opportunity to consult directly for high impact social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in the Cape Town area. There will be a mid-semester break in Module 2 during which students will travel to Johannesburg to visit other large industries, social businesses, and enterprises.

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.

To watch an informational video about the South Africa Social Entrepreneurship Field Research Program, please visit: please visit: http://www.youtube.com/northeastern#p/u/11/AsEnILQFiY8


Spain and Morocco: Spanish Culture and Language – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Seville, Spain

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session:

Wednesday, November 6th 6-7 p.m. in 121FR 

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad
  • SPNS 2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion and Directed Study

Description:

This program is designed to help you improve your language skills and immerse yourself in Spanish culture, also to better your understanding and appreciation of all things Spanish. During the program we will stay in Spain (Seville, Granada and Madrid) and Morroco (Marrakech and Ouazazate).

We will spend most of our time in Seville. Seville is the capital of the southern region of Andalucia and the third largest city in Spain. It is an easy city to get around and all the major historical and culture sites, as well as the student accommodation and the school are within walking distance. The program will be based here and it will give you the opportunity to feel more like a local instead of a tourist. Sevillanos (The people of Seville) are known as being friendly and good humored. The climate is warm and sunny and the pace of life very relaxed. Seville is a city that keeps alive the spirit of its traditions, an explosion of colors and sensations, a city where contrasts between the modern and the tradition are everywhere. Here you will be able to experience Flamenco dancing and music, horse shows, bullfighting, tapas and the traditional fiestas.

While in Seville, students will be taking language classes (grammar and conversation) in small groups (8-10 students per class) Monday to Friday 9:15am until 1pm. Classes will take place at Clic International House Sevilla. After classes you will get to experience the tradition of “siestas”. Spaniards like to relax and enjoy time with their families during lunchtime (1- 4pm), 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 in the afternoon. Service learning will take 3-4 hours per week and the culture course and cultural visits another 3-4 hours per week. There will be different cultural events and activities organized like cooking lessons and Flamenco workshops.

The Spanish Culture course will deal with history, politics, social factors, cultural life and pop culture in Spain from 1936 until present. It will cover the civil war (1936-1939) and the process of transition to 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 the restoration of democracy.

While in Spain we will also visit Madrid and Granada. Madrid is the capital of Spain and one of the biggest and most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. 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 be able to see the strong impact this has had and still does. 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.

Towards the end of the program we will visit Morocco where we will spend five days. We will be staying in Marrakech where you will have the opportunity to engage in community service as part of the service learning component of the culture course. From Marrakech we will travel to to Ouazazate, also known as “The door of the dessert” a town inhabited by Berbers and a noted film-making location (Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, Gladiator, Babel…)

Medieval Iberia (modern-day Spain) was under Islamic rule from 711 until The Reconquista by Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492. This had an enormous impact on all parts of Spanish life; the language, architecture, customs, science, music, food and so much more. The visit to Morocco will give us the opportunity to learn and experience how the Islamic rule of Spain and Moorish culture have influenced Spanish culture and language.

Spain 2014 Itinerary


Spain: From the Capital to the Coast – Spanish Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Valencia, Spain

Faculty Leader: Prof. Maria Brucato (m.brucato@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, November 5th 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Ryder 427

Wednesday, November 13th  6:30 p.m. in Ryder 431

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • SPNS2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion (multiple levels)
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Description:

Our Dialogue begins with a week in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital, where students will experience an intensive cultural immersion, attend classes and provide service within the community. Next, we head to the Mediterranean coast for 3 weeks where students will lodge in the University's student residence, attend the Costa de Valencia language institute, and engage in Community Service. Finally, students will enjoy a 2-day excursion to the exquisite Moorish city, Granada, located in Spain's southern region, Andalusia.


Spain: Journalism in Spain – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Madrid, Spain

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@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.


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.


STELLENBOSCH: CIEE – Stellenbosch University

Traditional | Stellenbosch, South Africa

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

CIEE-Stellenbosch's "Sustainability and Community" program is designed to engage students in a variety of sustainability-related subject areas including development & policy, ecology & environment, community development, and economic issues that impact present-day South Africa.


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


TAIWAN: Biomedical Optics in Taipei – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | taipei, taiwan

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

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Session: Wednesday, 4 December, from 6:00 to 7:00PM in 352 Egan

Term: Summer 2

Courses: 

  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations - Regional Engagement: Chinese Culture in Taiwan
  • EECE4648 Biomedical Optics in an International Context

 Description:

In recent years many engineering and science students have developed an interest in applying their engineering skills to biomedical problems. At Northeastern, increasing numbers of students are working in biomedical optics, 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 biomedical research and development in the US and Taiwan.

This program is designed for students with an interest in optics or biomedical instrumentation, or both. The program has three main components: (1) Prof. Charles A. DiMarzio at NU and Prof. Snow Tseng at National Taiwan University (NTU), will offer a rigorous 4–semester–hour “technical elective” course in biomedical optics to students from both NU and NTU. (2) The program will also offer a 4SH social–science course, Chinese Cultures in Taiwan. In this course we will explore such topics as the Cross-straits tug of war for Formosa, the diverse cultures of the Taiwanese people, history of the island, occupation by other countries, modern times (1945–present) and Taiwan in 2014. (3) The program will include excursions around Taipei 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.


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

 

 


TOKYO: J.F. Oberlin University

Traditional | Tokyo, Japan

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

Students will participate in J.F. Oberlin University's Reconnaissance Japan Program. This program was developed to allow students from other countries to study Japanese language and culture for one Semester or an academic year. The Reconnaissance Japan Program is a part of Oberlin's School of International Studies, which is dedicated to educating Japanese students about the outside world. Thus, students will be a part of a truly international student body. Oberlin's Center for International Studies offers a varied program of cultural activities and excursions in and around Tokyo. In addition to the formal program activities, students are also encouraged to take part in club or social activities on campus.


TOKYO: Meiji University

Traditional | Tokyo, Japan

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

Meiji is situated in the center of Tokyo's educational and cultural district, surrounded by Asia's largest area of used bookstores. Meiji which started as a Law School in 1881, currently has a population of 33,000 students, enrolled in the Schools of Law, Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Arts and Letters, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Business Administration, Information and Communication, and the Graduate School.

Each of the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools has its own educational philosophy and aims. Each School also has its own faculty and its own curriculum, independently organized. This enables the students to study the discipline of the school that they are enrolled in from the start of their education at Meiji. Meiji University has approximately 450,950 registered alumni and has been accepting international students since 1896. Famous graduate include former Prime Ministers such as Mr. Takeo Miki and Mr. Tomiichi Murayama. Currently there are approximately 650 international students studying various disciplines at Meiji University.


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.


VALENCIA: ESIC Business and Marketing School

Traditional | Valencia, Spain

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

The International Marketing with Spanish Culture and Language program in Valencia, Spain session offers students the ability to enhance their business education while experiencing life in a new and academically stimulating environment. In addition to the curricular component, outdoor activities will be organized, such as a day out doing team building activities and negotiation games to assess leadership skills. The program also includes visits to Spanish companies and cultural visits around Valencia.  Students will visit well-known Spanish and international companies, such as Lladró, Danone or Coca-cola.   Cultural visits around Valencia and some of its best well know attractions are part of the programme at no extra cost. This includes a guided tour of the Cathedral and historical city centre, a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences, the Albufera lake and the Fallas museum.


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.


VIENNA: Webster University

Traditional | Vienna, Austria

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

Study in Vienna, Austria!


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.

 


XI’AN: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Xi'an, China

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

An ancient imperial capital and eastern terminus of the Silk Road, Xi’an has long been an important crossroads for people from throughout China, Central Asia, and the Middle East, and thus a melting pot of diverse ethnic identities and religious beliefs. This Alliance program allows students to explore the historical confluences of geography, ethnicity, and religion in a city that is culturally distinct from the coastal megacities. An exhilarating two-week field study trip along the Silk Road takes students off the beaten path and ties these themes together at the crux of the semester. This program offers students 9 class hours per week of Chinese language as well as courses taught in English in several disciplines including ancient Chinese history, contemporary issues, art and anthropology.

Students may enroll for a semester.