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Locations

Europe

  • Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

  • University of Lincoln, England

  • University of Sunderland, England

  • University of Westminster, England

Canada

  • St. Mary's University, Canada

South Asia

  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • University of Newcastle

  • Other Australian Options

Argentina: Courses in English and Spanish in Buenos Aires

The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires--the jewel of the Americas--offers four area studies courses each semester in English: Latin American economics, politics, history, and literature-arts. Spanish language courses are available from beginning to advanced level. This program is ideal for International Studies minors, meeting General Education requirements, Spanish majors and minors, and anyone wishing to learn about our neighbor countries to the south. See www.aifsabroad.com for details.

Denmark: Denmark's International Studies Program (DIS) in Copenhagen

DIS offers a unique program for juniors and seniors designed to enhance rather than duplicate courses in your major. Organized along the US curricular model, DIS offers courses in business, art, biology, economics, education, pre-med and the social sciences such as Early Multicultural Education, Human Health and Disease, Marine Biology, Nordic Mythology, the European Union, Criminal Justice in Scandinavia, and Global Business Strategy. Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan capital of 1.5 million people, a safe, clean and friendly city. Tuition includes field trips around Denmark, to Sweden, to Poland, Berlin-Prague, Brussels-Luxembourg-Frankfurt, and Helsinki. Optional trips to Russia and Berlin are available. Special summer biology and geology programs are offered in Iceland, and DIS sponsors summer internships in London. See www.disp.dk for more information.

Italy: Courses in English and Italian in Rome, the "mother of cities"

No previous knowledge of Italian is required to study at these programs, all including cultural and social activities. The Richmond in Rome program, a branch of the American International University in London, provides courses in art history, economics, history, studio art, and social sciences following a three-week language overview conducted at Richmond's center in Florence. See www.aifsabroad.com.

Another good option is Temple University Rome, which has offered semester and year-long programs at the Villa Caproni on the banks of the Tiber River in the heart of Rome for over 30 years. Primarily for juniors, the program includes courses in liberal arts and Italian studies, visual arts, and international business. See www.temple.edu/intlprog.


Finally, the American University of Rome has courses in liberal arts, business, communications, international relations, and Italian studies. It is located on Rome's highest hill, the Janiculum, and it sponsors field trips to nine Italian cities. See www.aur.edu for details.

Netherlands: Amsterdam has it all, including business internships

Courses in economics, history, international business, management, marketing, history and others await you in this crossroads city of Europe. Study at the Holland International Business School, the Vrije (Free) University, or combine courses with an internship. Amsterdam is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of canals. Spend a year or a semester in the center of the European Union. See www.aifsabroad.com

Ireland: Business, arts and sciences in historic Cork

Located on the south coast of Ireland, Cork has a population of 200,000 and serves as an important seaport and commercial center. The city is host to annual international choral, film, and jazz festivals, and the Cork people are known for their friendliness. Study all subjects, especially European business and politics, Irish history and literature, and sciences. The University College Cork has 13,000 students, 1,000 of whom are from other countries. See www.ucc.ie. Interested in the University of Galway? See www.mis.nuigalway.ie

Netherlands: Study at "the balcony of Europe"

Located between Belgium and Germany, the University of Maastricht is the Netherlands's newest university, founded in 1976, in the country's oldest city. Site of the 1991 Treaty of Maastricht that formed the European Union, the university is ranked first among the country's 13 universities. With innovative teaching called problem-based learning, a broad range of business, science, psychology, arts, political science courses are taught in English in learning blocks. Students study two subjects in each eight-week block, followed by examinations. Most block courses are worth 4 U.S. semester credits. Complementing these courses is an optional program focusing on research methods, computer and writing skills. Study abroad students stay in an international student dormitory, and have study tours to Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin and Paris. You also have the option of taking one course in German at the University of Aachen, Germany, or in French at the University of Liege, Belgium, all three within a 20-mile radius. See www.unimaas.nl and www.ces.unimaas.nl.

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos: What a semester!

This spring semester only program is designed to introduce you to the history, culture, and contemporary development of these countries in a comparative framework. Based at the Council Study Center in Hanoi, it features extended study components in Cambodia and Laos. A regional case study, the program includes oral history and social survey projects, a focus on community life, and one-on-one language tutorials. This new program represents the cutting edge of the growing comparative approach to study abroad. Special scholarships are available. See www.ciee.org.

Spanish, German, and French: Learn where it is spoken

Study foreign languages at all levels where the language is spoken. For Spanish, study at Salamanca, Barcelona, Alicante, Seville, Grenada, Madrid, as well as in Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Chile. For French, you may choose Angers, Cannes, Brussels, Rennes, Grenoble, and Paris. For German, study in Salzburg, Heidelberg and other cities. See www.studiesabroad.com, www.ciee.org study and www.aifsabroad.com, Other sites available upon request.

England and Scotland: Last but not least

Want to study in London? Richmond, the American International University, offers a full range of courses in the U.S. curricular model. Internships are also available. See www.aifsabroad.com. London internships are also available from Anglo-American Educational Services, email sjkendziorski@pathway.net. Two excellent universities worthy of your consideration are the University of Essex, 50 minutes from London in the former Roman capital of Colchester. See www.essex.ac.uk, Southeast of London, also 50 minutes away, is the University of Kent at Canterbury, the famous cathedral and market city. See www.ukc.ac.uk, . The University of Leicester, which offers pre-med and science courses to support its medical school and hospital, has special semester packages featuring a tour of England and a week in Rome. See www.le.ac.uk/international. Finally, study at the site of "Brave Heart" in Scotland, location of the National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, the ancient seat of the Scottish crown. See www.stir.ac.uk