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Area studies

You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.

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Chinese Language Courses

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 1 - 1 semester September 2018 China Suzhou

Are you interested in learning the most commonly spoken language in the world? XJTLU offers non-degree courses in Mandarin Chinese for beginner, intermediate, advanced and business learners with approximately 16 class hours per week. [+]

The delivery of the Chinese course is interactive and “hands-on” with a focus on stimulating activities so that you experience the language as you would in real life situations. The modules emphasize listening, speaking, reading and writing, enabling students to learn Chinese language and culture in an all-round way. Students can study in Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

Highlights Interactive and "hands-on" delivery of courses Focus on stimulating activities like real life situations Emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing Small class teaching - no more than 20 students Highly-qualified teaching staff - fully certified Mandarin Chinese teachers with substantial experience in China and internationally Tailored to your level Each level takes about 6 weeks - students can finish 2 levels each semester Dedicated Chinese language partner - students are partnered with Chinese students who provide extra support,four hours per week Cultural learning field trips - in Suzhou and 4 days in the North of China Summer schools available for 2, 4 or 6-week courses [-]

Spanish Language Immersion

FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development
Campus Full time 9 - 52 weeks September 2018 Bolivia Cochabamba

With the Language Immersion program, interns can increase their language skills before and during their international development fieldwork.

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In conjunction with the FSD International Development Internship Program, FSD also offers a Language Immersion Program at our site in Cochabamba, Bolivia. FSD International Development Internships are a chance for students and young adults to gain experience in sustainable development and insight into other cultures that can only be obtained through direct experience, and language is a key component to successful project implementation. With the Language Immersion program, interns can increase their language skills before and during their international development field work.

This program has been customized with two options, Level 1: Beginner, and Level 2: Intermediate. Through this Language Immersion Program, interns receive individual language instruction, similar program components of FSD’s Intern Abroad program (host family, site team support, orientation, etc.), and flexible course options.... [-]


Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies (PALAS)

University of Belgrano
Campus Full time Part time 15 weeks February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires + 1 more

This 15-week-program offers courses that meet twice a week for ninety minutes, that is, 4 hours of 45 minutes, total 60 contact hours. PALAS offers courses in economics, history, gender history, and literature, all of which focus specifically on Argentina and Latin America. [+]

This 15-week-program offers courses that meet twice a week for ninety minutes, that is, 4 hours of 45 minutes, total 60 contact hours. PALAS offers courses in economics, history, gender history, and literature, all of which focus specifically on Argentina and Latin America. Courses are designed for undergraduate students whose level of Spanish is at the beginner or intermediate level or for students who are interested in transferring credits in Latin American Studies to their home universities.

Courses (PALAS 310) Argentine Economy (PALAS 330) Social Economy in Latin America (PALAS 332) Economic Integration in LatAm (PALAS 333) International Business in the Southern Cone (PALAS 340) History of Latin America (PALAS 342) Race and Nation in Argentina (PALAS 345) Argentine History and Literature OUT OF CATALOGUE (PALAS 360) Political and Social Change (PALAS 362) Latin American Cultures and Civilizations (PALAS 366) U.S.–Latin America Relations (PALAS 370) Argentina: The Making of a Country through its Literature OUT OF CATALOGUE (PALAS 372) Latin American Literature OUT OF CATALOGUE (PALAS 380) Gender History in Latin America (PALAS 400) Latin America in Global Economy (PALAS 420) Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge (Special Topic on Comparative Literature) (PALAS 443) Tango: Gender, Nation & Identity (Special Topic on Cultural Studies) (PALAS 444) Human Rights and Cultural Representations (PALAS 490) Directed Research [-]

China Homestay Program

China Homestay
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 12  Open Enrollment China Beijing + 1 more

This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. [+]

This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. They exchange their languages and cultures instead of paying a rental fee or tuition fee. This is a perfect chance to know different people and different countries. It is also a valuable opportunity to make life-long friends, have the chance to visit the host's working company or even work there, which means much more than just renting a room.... [-]


Study Year Abroad

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Pulborough Chichester + 1 more

More than just a language course, the Study Year Abroad allows you to study academic subjects alongside UK students. Duration: 1, 2, or 3 terms.This course is the perfect opportunity to have a gap year experience in the UK. [+]

More than just a language course, the Study Year Abroad allows you to study academic subjects alongside UK students. Duration: 1, 2, or 3 terms. This course is the perfect opportunity to have a gap year experience in the UK.

You can study A-Level or vocational subjects with UK students and improve your language skills with international students in General English classes.

Academic Study Year

Choose from 10 different subject pairs

B2 English is required for entry Study two subjects with UK A-Level students and study English with other international students The programme is designed to develop your academic subject knowledge and improve your English. It also allows a full UK study abroad experience Choose the pair of subjects that best suit your interests and we will prepare your study timetable - spaces are limited, so please apply early Vocational Study Year ... [-]

Christchurch Direct Enrollment - University Of Canterbury

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Christchurch Hong Kong + 1 more

During your time in Christchurch, you directly enroll in the University of Canterbury, one of the top three universities in New Zealand, and in the top 3% of the world's universities. You also have access to more than 50 academic departments and more than 100 on-campus clubs and organizations—ideal opportunities to connect with Kiwi (local) students. [+]

Overview

When you look out your window in Christchurch, you know exploration awaits you—hiking, fishing, kayaking, or swimming—that’s just a typical day here. Enjoy the adventurous, yet relaxed, lifestyle that Christchurch has to offer. During your time in Christchurch, you directly enroll in the University of Canterbury, one of the top three universities in New Zealand, and in the top 3% of the world's universities. You also have access to more than 50 academic departments and more than 100 on-campus clubs and organizations—ideal opportunities to connect with Kiwi (local) students. Spread over 215 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, the University’s campus is located only 15 minutes from the city. Ski slopes, mountains, native bush, rivers, lakes, hot springs, and beaches are all within 1.5 hours of Christchurch, making this an ideal place to study and experience New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle. Christchurch will be your classroom. Meet the residents who are rebuilding their beloved city after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. While reconstruction is making progress, there's still work to be done. (There are ways you can help out, too.) Learn about the history of this great city, which is one of the oldest in New Zealand. Eager for hands-on field study excursions? Explore the University’s four field stations throughout the South Island. You can also enroll in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement in addition to an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning. We want you to feel... [-]


Course in Japan Studies (non-major)

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Kōfu

The JSP (Japan Studies Program) consists of the Japan Area Studies Program (JAS) and the Japanese Language Program (JLP). [+]

Course in Japan Studies

The JSP (Japan Studies Program) consists of the Japan Area Studies Program (JAS) and the Japanese Language Program (JLP). JAS courses are embedded within the liberal arts curriculum to ensure both that they have a strong academic base and that students are able to see Japan from a number of disciplinary perspectives. JAS is proud to host a large number of experiential workshops on Japanese culture taught by masters in Noh, Koto, Shakuhachi, Zen, Shinto, Shodo, Sado, Kado, and the martial arts: Aikido, Judo, Karate and Shugendo.

The JLP includes not only Japanese language courses ranging from beginning to advanced levels but also courses in professional Japanese writing, reading Japanese newspapers, and public speaking in Japanese. Our Language Acquisition Center (LAC) includes a Japanese Writing Desk to help Japanese and international students polish their composition skills.... [-]


Intensive English Learning and American Culture Immersion Program (IELP)

Campbellsville University
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2018 USA Campbellsville

The IELP program is a four-week residential program of study in the Center for International Education, which focuses on the development of conversational skills in English, exposure to American university academic experience, and exposure to American culture and arts experience. [+]

Intensive English Learning and American Culture Immersion Program. The IELP program is a four-week residential program of study in the Center for International Education, which focuses on the development of conversational skills in English, exposure to American university academic experience, and exposure to American culture and arts experience.

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Programme in European Politics

European School of Political and Social Sciences
Campus 1 year September 2018 France Lille

In the Programme in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française. [+]

Best Courses in Area studies 2018.

ESPOL offers a Programme in European Politics for international students.

This is an advanced programme focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalised world. It addresses major political problems and explores the strategies implemented to resolve them. The instruction focuses on the regulation of international politics at the European and global levels, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

In the Programme in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française.... [-]


American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)

University of Idaho
Campus Full time 8 weeks October 2018 USA Moscow

The mission of the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is to provide non-native speakers of English with the linguistic, academic, social and cultural skills necessary to successfully navigate university environments in the United States. [+]

The University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is an intensive English language program designed to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in academic programs in the United States or to further their professional careers. Since its beginning in 1992, the ALCP has helped hundreds of students improve their English language abilities.

The ALCP offers 21 hours per week of instruction. Students may begin an eight-week course of study in January, March, August or October or a six-week program in June. The ALCP also provides short-term programs for groups of students or professionals.

The mission of the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is to provide non-native speakers of English with the linguistic, academic, social and cultural skills necessary to successfully navigate university environments in the United States.... [-]


The German Placement Centre Course

German Placement Centre at the Braun Foundation
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 - 156 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Sankt Augustin + 1 more

The German Placement Centre supports people who want to study at a German university, a college, or a German Language school with initial general advice regarding the application conditions, with specific advice on individual study possibilities and their conditions, documentation and processes at all German institutions of higher education and partner language schools, with screening of all documents to be submitted as to correctness and completeness and the capacity of the target institution to accept the applicant as a student. [+]

The German Placement Centre is operated by the non-profit Braun Foundation for International Exchange. For a decade, the Braun Foundation has contributed to the overall development and furthering of a mutual understanding of cultures and different educational and economic systems. As a logical consequence, the Braun Foundation, with its Centre, strives towards the achievement of excellence through:

Preparation for study at German universities/colleges Language lessons, subject lessons, intercultural training, social integration, preparation for academic study, essential services Preparation of skilled workers for the German job market

The Braun Foundation is proud to find support for its goal of high quality education from countless national and international institutions, organisations and businesses. The Braun Foundation wishes to foster and promote understanding between different cultures and educational and business systems. The Foundation achieves this through exchanges and encounters on an international level.... [-]


Political And Social Processes In South America: Argentina, Chile, Brazil And Venezuela

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action. [+]

The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action.

The program is organized around three main modules:

a) The reunion of Latin American democracy b) The emergence of new forms of political instability different traditional and linked coup in cases like Argentina phenomena of economic collapse. c) The emergence of a new populism paradigmatic manifestations like Hugo Chavez. ... [-]

CULTURAL TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG AND GAUTENG

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two week programme offering excursions and classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa. [+]

We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two week programme offering excursions and classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa.

CULTURAL TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG AND GAUTENG

We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two week programme offering excursions and classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE

Lesedi Cultural Village was established in 1993. The vision - to provide an authentic showcase of the traditional cultures of some of the wellknown African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure an historically representative portrayal of the cultures, highlighting aspects of the traditional way of life. Members of these historic communities live at Lesedi and continue to breathe life into their fascinating cultures.... [-]


Full-year Program

The International Institute for Languages and Cultures
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 Morocco Fez + 1 more

The full year option is in conformity with the INLAC's goal to provide considerable knowledge for a real understanding of the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa and a very good mastery of the Arabic language. The full year program helps students to acquire competences worthy of the most sought-for international careers. The INLAC normal academic load consists of five courses. [+]

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DEEP INVOLVEMENT

The full year option is in conformity with the INLAC's goal to provide considerable knowledge for a real understanding of the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa and a very good mastery of the Arabic language. The full year program helps students to acquire competences worthy of the most sought-for international careers. The INLAC normal academic load consists of five courses.

A four-week internship option is available to students who opt for the Full year program. The INLAC administration decides on the credit value and placement before the end of the fall semester. Required Courses for the Second Semester: Arabic Language and Culture I (A 312) Arabic language and Culture II (A 313) Contemporary Issues in Moroccan Society (A 400) Two selections from the INLAC course offerings... [-]


ALA Model African Union Course

African Leadership Academy
Campus Full time 5 days March 2018 South Africa Honeydew Johannesburg + 1 more

African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) is a simulation of the African Union, providing a platform for young leaders to explore the inner workings of the African Union, and to practice international diplomacy by assuming the roles of African leaders. [+]

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African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) is a simulation of the African Union, providing a platform for young leaders aged 14 to 19 to explore the inner workings of the African Union, and to practice international diplomacy by assuming the roles of African leaders. This conference affords delegates the opportunity to study complex African issues, understand the interests and positions of African countries, and learn to successfully negotiate without compromising national interests. ALAMAU aims to empower young leaders to model international cooperation while celebrating diversity and promoting pan-African unity.

ALAMAU 2015 will be held from March 18-22, 2015 as young leaders attempt to resolve, in five days of intense brainstorming and negotiations, some of the longest-running and most complicated issues on the continent.... [-]