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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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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
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 2019
Full-time
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
Part-time
1 - 1 semester
Campus
University of Idaho

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 nec ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Moscow
October 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
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 ... [+]

Best Courses in Area studies 2019.

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
IES Abroad

Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the IES Abroad Freiburg Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses taught in Ge ... [+]

Overview

Tucked at the foot of the Black Forest, Freiburg is the quintessential southern German town, with its winding streets and historic architecture. It is also home to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, consistently rated one of the top universities in Germany. We invite you to study abroad in Freiburg and to immerse yourself in student life and German language in this vibrant university town.

Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the IES Abroad Freiburg Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses taught in German by distinguished local faculty. You can also participate in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you're learning.... [-]

Germany Freiburg
February 2019
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 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
FutureLearn

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, th ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
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
June 2019
Full-time
11 days
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
UniEVANGÉLICA

OBJECTIVES. To give the students a general view of business in Brazil, capacitating them to initiate there activity or for those who have already developed their own busi ... [+]

Courses - Brazilian Business

OBJECTIVES

To give the students a general view of business in Brazil, capacitating them to initiate there activity or for those who have already developed their own business, can further deepen their knowledge. Give an overview of the social, cultural and economic aspects of the country Understand and exercise negotiations through a cultural and social view point. To understand the dynamics of different industries and the Brazilian legislation Show ways to build organizational and functional strategies for the Brazilian market

CONTENTS

Brazilian social, cultural and economic environment. Business and communication in a Brazilian context: cultural and social aspects. Brazilian industrial sector. Brazilian Service Companies. Brazilian Agroindustry. Legal Aspects of Brazilian Business. Strategic functions and operations in Brazilian organizations. Strategies Marketing Finances Human Resources and organizational culture Adverbs / Passive Voice / Clothes ... [-]
Brazil Ipameri
March 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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 2019
Part-time
15 weeks
Campus
Winterline Global Skills

Each week, a new place. In 9 months, across 10 countries in 3 continents, you'll travel from the urban jungle to the wilderness, from mountains to the open ocean, from ri ... [+]

This is not your typical gap year.

In 9 months, across 10 countries in 3 continents, you'll travel from the urban jungle to the wilderness, from mountains to the open ocean, from rich industrial environments to impoverished villages in developing nations.

You will learn how to build a house, cook a meal, manage your finances, sail a boat, speak in public, serve a customer, negotiate a deal, and drive a car safely.

You will learn how to help save a person's life when far removed from medical help.

You will develop skills in negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving, and in team-building and leadership. You will learn how governance works, and will put it into practice on a day-to-day basis. You will be taught how to operate power tools and heavy machinery such as forklifts and tractors.... [-]

USA Estes Park Panama Panama City Costa Rica San José Thailand Bangkok Cambodia Phnom Penh India Mumbai Italy Rome Austria Vienna Germany Munich Czech Republic Prague Cambridge  + 17 More
September 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Northwood University

The Intensive English Program at Northwood University provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for degree seeking and non-degree seeking students. ... [+]

The Intensive English Program at Northwood University provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for degree seeking and non-degree seeking students. Students will improve their English language skills, as well as gain knowledge of American Culture and the American university classroom.

Curriculum

Northwood University’s IEP consists of six (6) levels. Each level takes one semester or one summer session to complete.

Pre-Elementary Elementary Intermediate Pre-Advanced Advanced Graduate (for graduate students only)

Students receive 20 hours of classroom instruction in fall and spring semesters, and 25 hours of instruction in the condensed summer semester. Students study in four skills: Speaking/Listening, Reading/Vocabulary, Writing, and Grammar. In addition, Northwood University offers language lab hours to provide tutoring and additional instruction in TOEFL Preparation or Rosetta Stone. The TOEFL test is administered at the end of each semester.... [-]

USA Midland
January 2020
Full-time
4 months
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 2019
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined