Programs by Major: History + Traditional


AMSTERDAM: University of Amsterdam

Traditional | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

Founded on a tradition of highly integrated academics, the University of Amsterdam enjoys a global reputation for cutting‐edge research, high‐ quality teaching and a broad range of degree programmes. Our open, tolerant and international academic tradition dates back to 1632, and continues strong today thanks to our thriving community of independent thinkers. Now, with more than 30,000 students, we are considered one of the best research universities in the world. We strive for excellence in teaching and research, and are proud to offer you one of the largest selections of English‐taught programmes in continental Europe.

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AUCKLAND: University of Auckland

Traditional | Auckland, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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.

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BARCELONA: ASA – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Traditional | Barcelona, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

Why ASA Barcelona?

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

 

 


BEIJING: IES

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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.


BELFAST: Queen’s University Belfast

Traditional | Belfast, Northern Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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: Freie Universität Berlin

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (e.ferraro@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.


BUDAPEST: CIEE

Traditional | Budapest, Hungary

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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.


CAPE TOWN: CIEE – University of Cape Town

Traditional | Cape Town, South Africa

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (e.ferraro@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: Lane Marder (l.marder@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.


CHRISTCHURCH: University of Canterbury

Traditional | Christchurch, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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. UC offers students a  range of courses in Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences), Business, Education, Engineering, Forestry, Law and Science, with more than 100 disciplines offered from Accounting to Zoology. For those interested in field sciences, the University is known for its network of field stations around the South Island (including an astronomical observatory in the high country) and many courses in the field sciences include field trips within the South Island’s spectacular natural environment.  Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.

Academic calendar - note that there is a compulsory orientation for study abroad students before classes begin

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

 


DUBLIN: University College Dublin

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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.


EDINBURGH: University of Edinburgh

Traditional | Edinburgh, Scotland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (l.marder@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: Lorenzo de’ Medici

Traditional | Florence, Italy

LdM Application Form - 2015-2016

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (e.ferraro@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

LdM Academic Calendar: 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

 

Hear from LdM students and enjoy a tour with this LdM Video!


GENEVA: Webster University

Traditional | Geneva, Switzerland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)


GOLD COAST: Bond University

Traditional | Gold Coast, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

Bond University is located on the Gold Coast – Australia's sixth largest city, situated on the country's beautiful east coast close to the Queensland/New South Wales state border. Within 10 minutes of our campus, you could be swimming and surfing at the beach, browsing through one of our international shopping centers, or heading out for dinner and a night of dancing in the popular local districts Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise.

Bond offers its students the choice to start in one of our three semesters in January, May or September that conveniently aligns with the Northern Hemisphere academic calendars.  Bond has a busy campus life with over 100 clubs and societies ranging from our Scuba club to our French enthusiasts club.

For more information on Bond please visit the Why Bond webpage.

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GRENOBLE: API

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator:  Lane Marder (l.marder@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.


HONG KONG: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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.

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HONG KONG: The University of Hong Kong (HKU) (Closed – Spring 2016)

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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.


LEGON: CIEE – University of Ghana

Traditional | Legon, Ghana

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (e.ferraro@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.


LIMERICK: University of Limerick

Traditional | Limerick, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

The Study Abroad Programme at the University of Limerick provides students from around the world with an opportunity to take classes on a variety of topics.  UL was named 'University of the Year 2015' in the Sunday Times Good University Guide and has been ranked among the top universities for international students.

Need more reasons to choose the University of Limerick?


MADRID: API – Universidad Nebrija

Traditional | Madrid, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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

MELBOURNE: Monash University

Traditional | Melbourne, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

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

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

 


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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


ROME: American University of Rome

Traditional | Rome, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (e.ferraro@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.

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STELLENBOSCH: CIEE – Stellenbosch University

Traditional | Stellenbosch, South Africa

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (e.ferraro@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: University of Sydney

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@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. 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.

Want more information? Check out the University of Sydney's Study Abroad Guide.


WARSAW: CIEE

Traditional | Warsaw, Poland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@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.