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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 [-]

Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies (PALAS)

University of Belgrano
Campus Full time Part time 15 weeks February 2019 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 [-]

Barcelona - Advanced Spanish Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 Spain Barcelona Hong Kong + 1 more

This program is designed to elevate your Spanish language skills. In addition to an advanced language course and other Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses, you can also directly enroll in a local university: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) or Universitat Ramon Llul (URL).

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Overview

This program is designed to elevate your Spanish language skills. In addition to an advanced language course and other Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses, you can also directly enroll in a local university: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) or Universitat Ramon Llul (URL). Here you may make some Spanish friends as you study alongside local students. Internship opportunities are also available to fully experience all Barcelona has to offer.

Barcelona will also be your classroom. The strengths of the academic and cultural experiences offered through the IES Abroad Center are among its most distinguishing characteristics. Visit one of the city’s outdoor markets to practice your Spanish with the shop owners, order tapas while out to dinner with new friends, or take in a Spanish opera at the world-renowned Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House. All of these things (and more!) will help you take your Spanish to a whole new level.... [-]


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.... [-]


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... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2019 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. ... [-]

Study Abroad Europe - 6 Countries in 30 Days

Voyager Study Abroad
Campus Full time 30 days June 2018 USA Fort Collins

All classes meet or exceed accreditation requirements in the USA and Abroad. Students can take up to two three-credit classes. Voyager Study Abroad (VSA) is sponsored by Endicott International – College of International Studies (CIS) in Madrid and our transcripts are issued by Endicott College. [+]

Voyager Study Abroad (VSA) is a provider of summer traveling – multi-city and multi-country study programs in Europe. Unlike any other program, we immerse our participants in the art, history, and culture of the cities and countries that we visit. In summer, we are offering Voyager Europe – a life-changing program that visits 6 countries – Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands and 12 cities. What cities are included in the Voyager programs?

Voyager Europe students study in Madrid, Lisbon, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Rome, Toledo, Segovia, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Barcelona

Our Classes:

All classes meet or exceed accreditation requirements in the USA and Abroad. Students can take up to two three-credit classes. Voyager Study Abroad (VSA) is sponsored by Endicott International – College of International Studies (CIS) in Madrid and our transcripts are issued by Endicott College.... [-]


Course about Korea in a Global Context

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

From a geopolitical perspective, South Korea is located in Northeast Asia, a region from which almost all security tension in East Asia emerges. Consider, for example, the long-standing Sino-Japanese rivalry and the unresolved territorial disputes in the East China Sea. [+]

South Korea is at a critical juncture, particularly from global perspectives.

Understand geopolitics and security

From a geopolitical perspective, South Korea is located in Northeast Asia, a region from which almost all security tension in East Asia emerges. Consider, for example, the long-standing Sino-Japanese rivalry and the unresolved territorial disputes in the East China Sea. It is often said that the territorial disputes between Tokyo and Beijing have reached a ‘boiling point.’ Also, the persistent security threats posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons and long-range missiles cannot be taken lightly. Most of all, the rise of China and the United States’ “rebalance” toward Asia is likely to generate a new dimension of global power politics.... [-]


CULTURAL TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG AND GAUTENG

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2019 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 well-known African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure a 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.... [-]


Course in African Democracy, Worldview and Culture from Zimbabwe

Edu Africa
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Zimbabwe Harare

While looking through the lens of faith, this experiential program enables students to understand culture and democracy in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It examines the common trends from pre-colonial times through to the modern day. [+]

Program Overview

While looking through the lens of faith, this experiential program enables students to understand culture and democracy in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It examines the common trends from pre-colonial times through to the modern day. Though the Zimbabwean situation will be the primary point of reference, other countries are also explored, with a deep look into how worldview impacts on the politics of African nations and how individuals within those nations respond to matters of faith.

This program incorporates discussion times and lectures with embassy dignitaries, church leaders, anthropologists, missionaries, justice advocates and leaders of humanitarian organizations. In a context in which many experience systemic corruption and injustice, students will have the opportunity to spend time with those fighting for the rights of the voiceless.... [-]


Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Foreigners

Unisul
Online & Campus Combined Part time March 2019 Brazil Florianópolis

The Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Foreigners Program supports students interested in learning Portuguese as a second language and getting to know more about the Brazilian Culture, especially Santa Catarina and its natural beauty... [+]

Language and Brazilian Culture to the world

The Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Foreigners Program supports students interested in learning Portuguese as a second language and getting to know more about the Brazilian Culture, especially Santa Catarina and its natural beauty. The CLPCB goes beyond classroom. Throughout the program, students participate in assorted learning activities such as excursions, directed researches, courses, events among other activities that comprise the country culture and language knowledge. Students attend classes with qualified teachers, both to achieve Portuguese language proficiency as learning technical linguistic terms used in different fields of knowledge.... [-]


Course in Cultural Intelligence

Bermuda College
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 days November 2018 Bermuda Hamilton + 2 more

Bermuda College now posits an additional factor. Our research identifies the intercultural perspective as another important factor to consider when managing change in today’s workplace environment: Environmental, Political, Intercultural, Sociological, Technological, Legal, Economic. Hence, the acronym that heralds our Trademark Programme is EPISTLE™. [+]

How our program differs…

Historically, Workplace Diversity programmes have focused on building awareness of and appreciation for differences in race, ethnic origin, gender, and religious preference. Beyond awareness and appreciation is the need for skill-building in intercultural relations.

Our research identifies the intercultural perspective to be, perhaps, the most important factor to consider when managing relationships in today’s global workplace.

Our research builds upon the foundations laid by CQ Pioneers Earley, Ang, & Tan (2006), Bucher (2008), and Livermore (2011). To that research, Ridley-Smith (2015), has described the dynamic, iterative model of interchange that should exist between newcomers and their host culture members. This intercultural exchange is so powerful that, when used, it all but guarantees a mutually beneficial and rewarding CQ exchange and organizational outcomes. However, when any of the iterative components are missing, both entities will experience the result of low CQ and diminished organizational effectiveness. As such, this course promotes a symbiotic (SYM-Q™) approach to intercultural relations. The SYM-B™ inventory assesses which among the five focus areas are the strongest and weakest. Our training programmes, consultancies, and coaching will help you to chart a course that will increase your organizational CQ. Members of your organization will conclude, "CQ is for us!"... [-]