Programs by Term: Summer I

ALICANTE: CIEE – Universidad de Alicante

Traditional | Alicante, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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.



Traditional | Amman, Jordan

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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

Dialogue of Civilizations | Annecy, France

Faculty leader: Catherine Dunand (

Study Abroad Coordinator:  Daisy Biddle (

Information Session:  Wednesday, October 29 from 6 to 7:30 pm at 108 Snell
 Thursday, November 20 from 6 to 7:30pm at 216 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer I


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


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


Canal in Annecy


ATHENS: American College of Greece, Deree

Traditional | Athens, Greece

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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 (

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 (

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;


BEIJING: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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: Liz McClanahan (

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is offering a business-specific program for freshman business majors this summer 2015.

BRAZIL: Alternative Energy Technology and Brazilian Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Faculty Leader:
Courtney Pfluger (

Study Abroad Coordinator:Daisy Biddle (

Information Sessions:

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

Term: Summer I

Website: Find out more about this dialogue here.


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


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



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

Dialogue of Civilizations | Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Faculty Leader
: Simone Elias (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Session:

By appointment: Please email Simone Elias at . 
Please check updates, walk-in, and virtual info session information here: 

Term: Summer I

Website: Read more about the program here.


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


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

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

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

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

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CAPA Sydney Summer I

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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: Daisy Biddle (

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.

Chile: Hyperspectral Imaging- Pending Approval

Dialogue of Civilizations | Santiago, Chile

Faculty Leader: Charles DiMarzio (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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

Information Sessions: TBA

Term: Summer I


  • EECE 3154: Hyperspectral Imaging in an International Context
  •  Culture, XXXX


In recent years many engineering and science students have developed an interest in applying their engineering skills to diverse problems in biology, health, environment and remote sensing. At Northeastern, increasing numbers of students are working in imaging, through courses, research projects, and cooperative education assignments. Students wishing to work in this discipline in the future require not only strong technical skills (which transcend national borders), but a knowledge of the financial, political, cultural, and social issues that vary from one country to another. The theme of this program is international research and development. This program is designed for students with an interest in optics or signal processing, or both. The program has three main components: (1) Prof. Charles A. DiMarzio at NU, will offer a rigorous 4–semester–hour “technical elective” course in Hyperspectral Imaging to students (2) The program will also offer a 4SH culture course. (3) The program will include excursions. Prof. DiMarzio conducts research in biomedical optics with a group of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty collaborators in ECE and MIE. He has worked 14 years in industry prior to his career at Northeastern, and is strongly committed to introducing undergraduates to both academic and industrial research and development.

China: Chinese Culture and Architecture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Beijing, China

Faculty Leader: Shuishan Yu (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer 1


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

Program Description:

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


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

China: Chinese Language and Culture through the Lens of Food

Dialogue of Civilizations | Nanjing, China

Faculty Leader: Hua Dong (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Information Session:

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


Term: Summer I


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

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

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

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

Check out the daily blog sites from the past years, for 2014, for 2013, for 2012, and for 2011.


CUBA: Cuba y La Fotografìa -CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Havana, Cuba

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

Faculty Leader: Luis Brens (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Session: November 5, 2014, 6:00 pm, 240 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer I


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

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

CUZCO: ASA – Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Traditional | Cuzco, Peru

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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: Daisy Biddle (

If you are interested or majoring in French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, or development studies and are seeking an opportunity to live and study in a French-speaking West African country considered by many to be one of the most developed and democratic nations in that region, then this program is right for you. The program is geared toward students interested in continuing French language study and learning Wolof, while taking other courses in English and having a cultural immersion experience.

DUBLIN: CIEE – Dublin City University

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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.

Edinburgh: Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation in Scotland: Cultural and Health Care System Considerations

Dialogue of Civilizations | Edinburgh, Scotland

Faculty Leader: Dr. Therese O'Neil-Pirozzi (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Sessions:

Term: Summer I


SLPA4652 Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Abroad

SLPA4991 Research


Facilitated by Dr. Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), this DOC will engage 12 CSD majors with the culture, civilization, and people of Scotland. Students will be provided with an in-depth and on-site experience, learning the history, anthropology, philosophy, culture, and arts with a special focus on the health care system in Scotland. Students will gain a “global experience” that enhances their Northeastern University academic experience and their career development.

England & France: Exploring Fashion in London and Paris

Dialogue of Civilizations | Paris, France

Faculty Leader: Frances McSherry (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle  (

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

Term: Summer I


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


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

England and Ireland: Global Wellness and Mindfulness Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Jane McCool (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Information Session: October 27, 2014, 5-6:30 pm, Frost Lounge, Ell Hall

Term: Summer I


  • NRSG1206 Global Wellness
  • NRSG2206 Global Perspectives in Mindfulness


The lands and cultures of England and Ireland will serve to inspire this Dialogue in Wellness and Mindful Living. This special environment will offer a unique living and learning opportunity that is designed to develop and nurture human wellbeing through authentic presence with the self and in the world.

This program offers 2 courses: NRSG1206 Global Wellness and NRSG 2206 Global Perspectives in Mindfulness; these courses will synergistically offer a holistic immersion in the fields of study. Reflective Experiential Learning and Contemplative Inquiry will inform the program design in an effort to create a learning space for personal introspection and growth. Through conversation and focused study and practice with peers, leaders, and scholars in these intersecting fields, students will explore a whole person model of health and wellness that will incorporate multiple worldviews, thereby learning to challenge and change many attitudes about sustainable human health and global wellbeing.

Additional Program Info!

DOC-England and Ireland

England: Comparative Health Care Systems and Communications

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Faculty Leader: Pauline Hamel ( and Valeria Ramdin (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Sessions: October 27, 2014, 314 Robinson Hall 6:30PM

Term: Summer I


  • PHTH 2301 Communications for the Health Professions: Global/UK
  •  PHTH 1261 Comparative Health Care Systems: Global/UK 


In this London comparative health care Dialogue of Civilizations offered Summer I, 2015, students will have the opportunity to learn about global health commu-nications and health care systems, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) with comparisons to evolving American health care systems,  development of standards of care and best practice as well as current disease prevention, health promotion and health literacy programs in the UK.  Students who participate in this international experience will gain firsthand knowledge of British history, culture and trends and how they have influenced the development of its health care system. This Dialogue will offer students select visits to private and public institutions, government and non-governmental organizations (NGO), and the opportunity to participate in public health dialogue with various key constituents of health policy and delivery. During the semester, contemporary health communications and systems issues including the affordability of medical care, patients’ rights, health risks and behaviors, disease prevention, quality and access to care,  and trends in employment of health professionals will also be explored and discussed.Students will attend lectures, both in-class and off-site, participate in academic and cultural excursions, and tours focusing on culture, race, ethnicity and health care delivery through the lifespan. Students will also visit several renowned clinical, academic and cultural sites in London and surrounding areas. They will have opportunities to interact with British citizens from Members of Parliament (MP) to local community residents to further familiarize themselves with culture, health beliefs, values and behaviors. By the completion of this London Dialogue of Civilizations, students will have a better understanding of healthcare communications, healthcare systems and delivery, trends and practice as well as related historical, cultural and socioeconomic factors that impact health in the UK.





Traditional | Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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 (

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


FRANCE and MOROCCO: Colonial Past, Cultural Change, and Economic Development

Dialogue of Civilizations | marrakesh, Morocco

Faculty Leader: Prof. Peter Fraunholtz (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Sessions: Tuesday, October 28th 6:30pm-8PM 424 Hayden Hall

Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:45PM-7:15PM  in 010 WVF

Term: Summer I


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


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.

Germany and Poland: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Germany

Faculty Leaders: Professor Natalie Bormann (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I


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


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

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


Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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

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

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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

GUACIMO: Earth University – Sustainability in Latin America

Experiential Research, Traditional | Guacimo, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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: Daisy Biddle (

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

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty leader: Auroop Ganguly (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I

Website: You can find out more about this dialogue here


  • 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.

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INDIA: Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

Dialogue of Civilizations | Hyderabad, India

Faculty Leader: C. Sara Minard ( Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan ( Information Sessions:

  • October 30, 2014, 6-6:30 pm. 108 West Village G
  • UPDATED*: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, *1:300-2:00 pm, *342 Curry Student Center with Professor Minard


  • ENTR4512 Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
  • ENTR4514 Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India

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

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IRELAND: Irish Society, Literature and Film

Dialogue of Civilizations | Dublin, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Patrick Mullen (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Information Session: November 13th, 5pm, 472 Holmes Hall (Barrs Room)

Term: Summer I


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


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: Beyond Food, Fashion and Ruins (Honors)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Rome, Italy

Faculty Leader: Carey Rappaport (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Information Session: October 30, 2014, 6-8 pm, 135 Shillman

Term: Summer I


  • HONR 3309 Italian Science and Technology in the Second Millennium
  • HONR 3309 Social, Political, and Cultural Factors behind Italy's Scientific and Technological Progress


Science and technology in the Renaissance was an important factor in bringing Italy and Europe out of the dark ages, establishing the basis for economic and political power, and setting the stage for centuries of innovation and intellectual advancement that remains to this day. This course will rigorously investigate the early scientific philosophy and inventions of Renaissance Italy. and show how the early engineering and mathematical developments have built upon each other leading to the sophisticated technology of modern times. In five weeks, the class will tour key sites in Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Bologna, Turin, Milan and Venice. Key inventions will be viewed in museums (Galileo, da Vinci, Vatican) deconstructed virtually, explaining their operations and functions, advantages and flaws, and discussed in the light of improvements  over existing devices and deficiencies that needed to be fixed. The coupling of art and science will be revealed in paintings, sculpture, architecture and models. Concepts of engineering efficiency and style, established design and traditional craft will be explored and demonstrated with visits to modern factories where the Piaggo (Vespa scooter), Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Parmaigiano cheese are made. Five technical tracts will be considered: Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical/Material, and Mathematical Sciences, by visiting sites and studying technologies including optics, navigation and vehicle design , cathedral dome/tunnel/dam construction, glass making and food science, and the apparatus for demonstrating mathematical behavior. The Dialogue will also examine the social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped scientific innovation in the Italian context and, in turn, the consequences of progress on the lives of the Italian people.

Italy: Family Business Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | Verona, Italy

Faculty Leaders: Prof. Justin Craig (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I


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

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


Program Videos:

The Family Business Studies Italy Dialogue provides students with:

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

Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Mantova, Italy

Faculty Leader: Alessio Tognetti (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan

Term: Summer I


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


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

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

Italy: Photography and Art History of Rome and Venice

Dialogue of Civilizations | Venice, Italy

Faculty Leaders:  Andrea Greitzer ( Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan ( Information Sessions: October 20th, 5:30pm, 305 Ryder October 29th 5:30pm, 305 Ryder Term: Summer I Courses:

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

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

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

Dialogue of Civilizations | Cagliari, Italy

Faculty Leader: Annalisa Onnis-Hayden (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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


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


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

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

Dialogue of Civilizations | Amman, Jordan

Faculty Leaders: Denis Sullivan ( and Muna Ibrahim

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Term: Summer 1


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


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

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

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

Dialogue of Civilizations | Nairobi, Kenya

Faculty Leader: Prof. Richard Wamai (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I

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


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

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

For more information: Contact Prof. Wamai,, Tel. 617-373-4130

Lithuania: The Baltic States Before and After Communism

Dialogue of Civilizations | Klaipeda, Lithuania

Faculty Leader: Harlow Robinson (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I

Information Session: Tuesday, November 25th, 2-3:30pm, 300 Richards Hall


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


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

London & Edinburgh: English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Information Session: October 29, 2014, 6-7:30PM, 320 Shillman

Term: Summer I


  • COMM4940 - Special Topics in Media Production, Production Practicum Abroad
  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad - Britain, Empire, and Culture 


The London Dialogue of Civilization – English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking 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 in groups of 5-7 (which will be proposed in the Spring of 2015).


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, Churchill War Rooms, 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 journal documenting their learning experience, and they will also write an extensive research paper critically examining a piece of British culture, a historical event, or person.


Students will learn all aspects of documentary production from the pre-production process of intensive research and development of story ideas, scriptwriting, and networking to the technical aspects of filming, lighting, sound recording, digital editing, and graphics.  Students will be working with remote equipment that includes HD Cameras, audio and remote editing equipment.

The program requires enthusiasm to explore and research another culture providing students with a deeper, more complex understanding of British culture and history while exposing students to media practices; experience in media production is not a requirement.


London Documentary Filmmaking Info Session 2015





Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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;

LONDON: Creative Entrepreneurship

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

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

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


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

LONDON: Hansard Scholars Program

Internship, Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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.

LYON: CEFAM Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Lyon, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is offering a business-specific program for freshman business majors this summer 2015.


MADRID: API – Universidad Nebrija

Traditional | Madrid, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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;

Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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

Summer Multi-Country Programs

Multiple Locations: Politics and Culture in International and Comparative Perspectives

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tokyo, Japan

Faculty Leader: Philip D'Agati (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

Term: Summer I

Courses: POLS4937: Government and Politics - Learning Abroad

POLS 4938 International Politics - Learning Abroad


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.

PERU: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lima, Peru

Faculty Leader: Prof. Yanet Canavan (

Term: Summer I

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


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


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

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

For more information: Contact Prof. Yanet Canavan (

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Traditional | Perugia, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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;


REYKJAVIK: Reykjavik University – Sustainability in Iceland

Traditional | Reykjavik, Iceland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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.

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ROME: American University of Rome

Traditional | Rome, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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 (

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;

Rotterdam: Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Engineering Program

Traditional | Rotterdam, Netherlands

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Summer 1: May - June



SALVADOR DA BAHIA: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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 (

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

SALZBURG: Salzburg College

Traditional | Salzburg, Austria

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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: Daisy Biddle (

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: Daisy Biddle (

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

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


ICDS Institutional Video

ICDS Homestay Video

ICDS Service-Learning Video



Traditional | Seoul, Korea

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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 (

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;


SEVILLE: Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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 (

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 Korea: K-Pop and Music Business

Dialogue of Civilizations | Seoul, Korea

Faculty Leader: Won-Hee An ( Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan ( Information Sessions: Wednesday, October 29th, 5-6:30pm, 354 Ryder and Wednesday, November 12th, 5-6:30pm, 354 Ryder Courses:

  • MUSC2319 -  K-Pop and Music Business
  • CLTR4944 -  Korean Culture

Description: The Korean Dialogue program consists of two courses: (1) “K-POP and Music Business and, (2) Korean Culture. The first course will focus on Korean pop music and the rapid development of its music business from 1970 to present.  Classes during the day will include discussions on the history of Korean pop music, major K-POP artists, and the effect of K-Pop in the music business.  Site visits later in the day will provide context for these works.  The course related excursions will include visits to the recording studios, going to K-POP concerts, and TV stations. The second course, Korean Culture will provide a through examination of the Korean culture - major historical events, comparison between the traditional and the modern way of lives, the growth of the economy, etc. This course will be supplemented by course related excursions such as visit to the DMZ, Bukchon Housing area, National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, etc.

Spain – Spanish Language and Culture

Dialogue of Civilizations | Seville, Spain

Faculty Leader: Tania Muino Loureiro (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Information Sessions: November 3, 6:30pm, 31 Snell Library


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spain: Journalism and Photography in Spain

Dialogue of Civilizations | Madrid, Spain

Faculty Leader: Prof. Carlene Hempel (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I


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


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

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

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Spain

Faculty Leader: Prof. Elizabeth Bucar (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Term: Summer I


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


Why this DOC?

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, Cordoba, and Toledo 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 a pilgrimage route the Catholic Church promoted as part of its efforts to push the Muslim Moors out of Spain: the Camino de 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

Summer 2014 Program Blog

THESSALONIKI: American College of Thessaloniki

Traditional | Thessaloniki, Greece

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (

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 (

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.

USA: Inequality, Poverty and the Social Responsibility of Business (Honors)

Dialogue of Civilizations | , U.S.

Faculty Leader: Dennis Shaughnessy (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

Information Session:

  • November 12, 12-1 pm, 150 Richards Hall - Pizza will be served!

Term: Summer I


  • HONR1205    Inequality and Urban Poverty in the United States
  • HONR3310 The Social Responsibility of American Business in the 21st Century


This Program addresses the topic of growing economic inequality and poverty in the US, and the role that business can play in potentially reducing inequality and poverty.  Economic inequality in particular is among the most discussed topics in public policy today, particularly as it exists in large and thriving or once thriving cities.  The obligation of businesses to address inequality is certainly one of the most debated topics in the business community, and is all too often the subject of contentious debate.  It is therefore an exceptionally good time to examine the root causes of economic inequality in the US, and the potential that exists within the private sector to lessen its increasingly harsh and irreversible consequences on disadvantaged and vulnerable people and communities.

The material and approach is interdisciplinary, involving concepts and principles from business, economics, sociology and political science.  It is also experiential, with “field work” in five major cities—Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York City.

VINA DEL MAR: ASA – Universidad de Viña del Mar

Traditional | Vina del Mar, Chile

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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


Traditional | Woods Hole, U.S.

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (

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.