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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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International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University

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.... [-]

Japan Kofu
April 2020
Full-time
Campus
Campbellsville University

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 Engli ... [+]

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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USA Campbellsville
September 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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 an ... [+]

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 teache... [-]
China Suzhou
September 2019
Chinese
Part-time
1 - 1 semester
Campus
Global School for Entrepreneurship

Each destination has a topic and a stay of two months. In Amsterdam, you will discover your entrepreneurial DNA in the company of delicious Dutch pancakes and wooden shoe ... [+]

GAP Year Program

Travel throughout Europe and discover four of its greatest cities.

Each destination has a topic and a stay of two months. In Amsterdam, you will discover your entrepreneurial DNA in the company of delicious Dutch pancakes and wooden shoes. In Paris, you will unleash your creativity with the inspiration of cheese and wine. In Berlin, you will get immersed in the Digital World and the urban décor of bratwurst and beer. Finally, in Italy, you will find yourself and celebrate this discovery with some great pizza & pasta!

Not an ordinary school Global School for Entrepreneurship shouldn’t feel like a school. Students shouldn’t behave like students. Let’s make it better, together! We are looking to develop Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs. Will you join our movement in Entrepreneurial Education?... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam France Paris Germany Berlin Italy Florence  + 4 More
September 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
Sustainability Institute

Join us for 11 days of transformative learning focusing on food systems, biodiversity, and water. Join our experiential immersion in the Amazon Jungle to live with, and l ... [+]

Join us for 11 days of transformative learning focusing on food systems, biodiversity, and water

Brazil is a country of contrasts and contradictions. Crowded urban centres give way to massive soy and cattle farms, while traditional communities live simply in the world’s most biodiverse reserve on earth. It’s vibrant and captivating – every traveller’s dream destination – yet Brazil faces many social and environmental challenges invisible to the average traveller.

Join our experiential immersion in the Amazon Jungle to live with, and learn from, this inexplicable rainforest and its people. Experience what life is like when all the city’s resources and politics are stripped away to reveal only nature in its simplicity and abundance. See how a group of people live in contrast to what we are familiar with. Here they live with a forest rather than from it.... [-]

South Africa Stellenbosch
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Full-time
11 days
Campus
IES Abroad

Specially designed for students with advanced Spanish language proficiency, our program allows you to build on your language skills as you immerse yourself in the culture ... [+]

Overview

You read, write, and speak Spanish well—so why not take your education to the next level? Live and study in Buenos Aires, where the local people are open and interested in speaking Spanish with you and helping you learn their language, history, and cultures.

Specially designed for students with advanced Spanish language proficiency, our program allows you to build on your language skills as you immerse yourself in the culture of Argentina. In addition to advanced language study at our Buenos Aires Center, you choose from a variety of Spanish-taught IES Abroad area studies courses focusing on the following areas:

Literature & the Arts People, Politics & Economies of Latin America ... [-]
Argentina Buenos Aires
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Spanish
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
University of 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 classroo ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
CIAL - Centro de Linguas

Students will not only learn the characteristics of the chosen variant, but will also get information on the specific social and economical traits of that country. ... [+]

BRAZILIAN AND AFRICAN PORTUGUESE

Individual Lessons or Private Groups

Available for starting at any date for chosen length of course.

Specific materials and experienced teachers of Brazilian and African origin or background. Students will not only learn the characteristics of the chosen variant, but will also get information on the specific social and economical traits of that country.

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Portugal Lisbon Faro
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 weeks
Campus
Unisul

The Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Foreigners Program supports students interested in learning Portuguese as a second language and getting to know more abo ... [+]

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.... [-]

Brazil Florianópolis
March 2020
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

The goal of this course is for students to learn the general principles and theories of intercultural communication while interacting and building relationships with indi ... [+]

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. ... [-]

Argentina Buenos Aires
February 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
American College of Norway

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

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.... [-]

Norway Moss
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
European School of Political and Social Sciences

In the Program in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermedia ... [+]

ESPOL offers a Program in European Politics for international students.

This is an advanced program focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalized 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 Program 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.... [-]

France Lille
September 2019
1 year
Campus
FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development

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

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.... [-]

Bolivia Cochabamba
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 52 weeks
Campus
Bermuda College

Bermuda College now posits an additional factor. Our research identifies the intercultural perspective as another important factor to consider when managing change in t ... [+]

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!"... [-]

Bermuda Hamilton
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Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 days
Campus
Online
University of Belgrano

This program fifteen-week semester has a rich and varied range of courses in: economics, history, political theory, sociology, art, literature, cultural studies, economic ... [+]

This program fifteen-week semester has a rich and varied range of courses in: economics, history, political theory, sociology, art, literature, cultural studies, economics and ethics that introduce foreign students to issues specific to the region. Designed for undergraduate students, courses meet twice a week, ninety minutes, and add a total charge sixty hours professorship.

courses (PALAS 260) Tango Dance (PEAL 262) Latin American Cultural Studies (PEAL 264) Latin American Cinema (PEAL 302) Contemporary Argentine Art (PEAL 312) twentieth century Latin American History (PEAL 321) Latin American Literature (PEAL 322) Argentina Literature (PEAL 369) Economic History of Latin America (PEAL 372) Argentina Economic policy (PEAL 400) Latin America and the global economy (not offered in 2016) (PEAL 420) Gender Studies in Latin America (PEAL 430) Argentine Cultural Studies (PEAL 442) Narratives of the monstrous in Latin America (PEAL 454) Latin American Societies: Social Movements (2016 PROVIDES NO 2) (PEAL 490) Advice tesina ... [-]
Argentina Buenos Aires
February 2020
Spanish
Part-time
15 weeks
Campus