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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 February 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. [+]

Best Courses in Area studies 2018. 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 [-]

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 [-]

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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Best Courses in Area studies 2018. 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. SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS FSD’s instructors offer quality Spanish training regardless of your level. The classes are held one-on-one with the instructor, so that each class can be tailored for the student. Our professors design curriculum based on the needs of the students; working to improve conversation, grammar, reading, and writing. All language instructors are local Bolivians who are bilingual and have taught at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The professors have taught over two thousand students across Bolivia, and make learning Spanish practical and relevant to Cochabamba. Classes include information on Bolivian culture, politics, and history. LANGUAGE IMMERSION OPTIONS Level One: Beginner For Level One, participants will spend two or more weeks taking language classes for three... [-]

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. [+]

Best Courses in Area studies 2018. 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 Choose from 11 different subject areas B1 English is required for entry Study a skills-based vocational course with UK students and study English with other international students Choose your favourite course from the vocational subject areas above and we will prepare your study timetable [-]

Course in Intercultural Communication

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

The goal of this course is for students to learn the general principles and theories of intercultural communication while interacting and building relationships with individuals from other countries. The first unit focuses on the role that participation in interpersonal communication activities with Argentines and local mass media consumption play in the cross-cultural adaptation process. [+]

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION PEL73*S-4 Professor: Lic. Antonella Giacchetti Teaching Language: ENGLISH / Idioma: INGLES The goal of this course is for students to learn the general principles and theories of intercultural communication while interacting and building relationships with individuals from other countries. The first unit focuses on the role that participation in interpersonal communication activities with Argentines and local mass media consumption play in the cross-cultural adaptation process. The second unit introduces students to the basic principles of verbal and non-verbal communication focusing on Latin American and Argentine communication patterns. The third unit introduces theories and research comparing and contrasting cultural values that influence communication behaviors in student’s home countries and in Latin America. This course gives students the opportunity to reflect on their own culture and experiences, to ask questions, discuss, interact with individuals from other cultures, and better understand the roots of cultural similarities and differences. In addition, this course helps students develop awareness of how cultural identity influences communication, engages interaction with the host culture, and prepares students to become more effective intercultural communicators. The ultimate goal is to realize the importance of individuating each intercultural experience and to reduce the use of inaccurate stereotypes. In this course students will: Apply intercultural communication theories and research findings to their own cross-cultural experience Acquire skills to be more effective in intercultural communication contexts Assess the cross-cultural adaptation and intercultural communication effectiveness of others Recognize the influence that mass media has on the cross-cultural adaptation process Engage in activities with... [-]

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.... [-]


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. Japanese Culture Classroom Japanese Culture Classroom A Wooden Floor At iCLA we use a wood floor in Japanese Culture Classroom A and this is where we host our Noh, Shugendo and other workshops. Wooden flooring has always been a cornerstone of the traditional Japanese way of life. It is the oldest type of flooring in Japanese history, and in olden days entire houses had wooden flooring. Round tatami mats were used only in places where people sat and slept. Japanese Culture Classroom B   Tatami Floor Japanese Culture Classroom B’s floor is made of tatami mats. We host our Sado workshops here and other activities that involve sitting on the floor.... [-]

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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Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires Chile Santiago + 2 more

Designed for students interested in business, economics, sociology, and political science, this multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. [+]

Overview Designed for students interested in business, economics, sociology, and political science, this multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program begins with orientation in Buenos Aires, where the first half of the program is held, followed by a week-long, course-related trip to Peru, and the second half of the program in Santiago. Learn about the accelerated pace of globalization and economic growth in these markets while experiencing two very different cultures, complete with their own distinct institutions, laws, and business practices and cultures. Both serve as models for both the pitfalls and opportunities surrounding economies in transition within the global marketplace. The required core course, Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Causes, Consequences, and Challenges in Argentina & Chile, runs the entire semester across both locations. The course not only provides the overall framework of the program, but also includes a mock consulting project to help you put to practical use what you are learning in and outside the classroom. You will also choose two of three courses offered in both locations to provide local context to your overall study of emerging economies. Sample courses include Contemporary Argentine History: Politics and Culture in the Construction of National Identity and Economic Transformation in Chile from the late 20th into the 21st Century. In addition, an optional 1-credit basic Spanish course is available to support your integration into to the host... [-]

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.... [-]


Winter Course in Central Europe: History & Culture – Architecture & Society

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 weeks January 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

After the success of our summer school, we are introducing the winter school! In two very comprehensive weeks, you will become familiar with the history, culture, architecture, and the society of Central Europe. Are you looking for an educational experience in Central Europe, where you can both learn and visit three capitals in the region during the beautiful winter time? Then apply now! [+]

After the success of our summer school, we are introducing the winter school! In two very comprehensive weeks, you will become familiar with the history, culture, architecture, and the society of Central Europe. Are you looking for an educational experience in Central Europe, where you can both learn and visit three capitals in the region during the beautiful winter time? Then apply now!

Leading topics of the winter school will concern the area of the history, culture and architecture of Central Europe (will be specified shortly).

Trips to Central European capitals:

Prague, Czech Republic Budapest, Hungary Vienna, Austria

Besides these trips, the winter school organises other activities during the two-week period aimed at giving you a thorough understanding of the Central European history. The knowledge gained during this winter school, is particularly of interest in the current, complex new era of globalisation.... [-]


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. ALCP promotes internationalization at the University of Idaho and encourages respect for linguistic and cultural diversity on the campus and in the community. Application Steps and Requirements Before applying to the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP), a student must meet these minimum requirements: Be at least 17 years old Present evidence of financial support for all expenses while studying in ALCP (complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility and submit bank documents as outlined below). Application Steps & Requirements Step 1: Application Fill out ALCP Online Application Pay application fee Step 2: CFR Form Complete and sign Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR) Financial sponsor must sign CFR Submit original CFR Step 3: Financials Submit original bank statement or... [-]

Course in Integrated Social Science Inquiry: Pilgrim and Puritans and the founding of America

American College of Norway
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Norway Moss

In this course we focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, the principal protagonists of Colonial America. [+]

Best Courses in Area studies 2018. Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include. In this course we focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, the principal protagonists of Colonial America. We trace their beginnings in England, follow them as they settle in the Netherlands, and further on to their move to New England and the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. We will examine the ethos of Puritanism and discuss their influence in the creation of the United States of America. An optional compliment of this course will be a visit to Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands where the Pilgrim Fathers settled before moving to the New World. [-]