Programs by Term: Summer I


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: 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


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.


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.


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

 


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: 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.


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.


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.

 


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.


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.


CUBA: Photography and Cuban Culture (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Havana, Cuba

Come view the Summer 2014 Cuba Dialogue Exhibition!  Monday, September 29, 2014, 5 pm, West Village H.

 

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

 


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.


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!

 


Italy: Rome, City as Text (Honors) – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Rome, Italy

Faculty Leader: Prof. Daniel Faber (d.faber@neu.edu)

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

Information Session:

Tuesday, October 29th: 7-8pm 168 Snell Engineering Center 

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad
  • ITLN 1301/1302/2301/2302 Italian Language Immersion

Description:

The purpose of the course is to use Rome as a social laboratory to explore major urban issues. Rome will be examined in a context of its geographic region, its role as the capital city of Italy, and as a major urban center of the European Union. The course will address the social, political and cultural history of Rome and its role as a contemporary cultural trend setter and world class city. Through explorations within the city and other key sites in the area including Florence and Herculaneum students will learn about political and economic life of Italy. The course will use ethnographic research, scholarly articles, guest lectures, site visits to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary issues such as immigration, gentrification, changing gender roles, political corruption, and tourism that would not otherwise be possible in a traditional classroom setting.


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


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: 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: 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.


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


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

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

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

Summer Multi-Country Programs


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


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.

 


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

 


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

 


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: International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)

Traditional | San Jose, Costa Rica

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

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

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

 


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.


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.


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: 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.


Spain: Religion in Spain – From Moorish Rule to Christian Pilgrimage (Honors) – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Spain

Faculty Leader: Prof. Elizabeth Bucar (e.bucar@neu.edu)

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

Information Session:

Tuesday, October 29th: 6-7pm 168 Snell Engineering Center 

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad - The Act of Pilgrimage
  • HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad -  Islam and Spain

Description:

Much of what we think of as typically “Spanish” has its roots in the tension between Christianity and Islam that came to define Spain. The course provides first hand experiences of role of religion in Spain through two units. First we travel to southern Spain to an area that for centuries was a Muslim country ruled by the Moors and called al-Andalus. Granada, Seville, and Cordoba provide a laboratory to explore how Spaniards and the Christian church have historically dealt with the challenges of religious and ethnic plurality. Second we head north to visit the pilgrimage route the Catholic Church promoted as part of its efforts to push the Muslim Moors out of Spain: the Camino del Santiago de Compostela. For over 1000 years, people of faith have traveled this route, where legends tell us St. James is buried. We will spend two weeks as pilgrims, walking the last 150 miles of the route, and resting in towns that bear vivid material evidence of the popularity of this practice through their ecclesial art and architecture. This unit will allow the student to explore the significance of pilgrimage by performing the actions of a pilgrim.

To view the itinerary of this program, please click here: Spain Honors Itinerary


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.


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.


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

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.