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Area studies

Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.

Area studies fields vary by institution, but courses are commonly broken down by specific countries or regions on their given continents. For example, North American studies may be divided into sub-categories such as American studies in Britain, Canadian studies, and Appalachian studies.

 

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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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. 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 2017 Bolivia Cochabamba

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

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 hours a day. These language classes... [-]

Courses in Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan (Semester/Academic Year)

AMIDEAST America-Mideast Educational & Training Services
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 Jordan Amman

Students on our Area & Arabic Language Studies program in Amman have the opportunity to study both Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic and learn first-hand from leading faculty from the Qasid Arabic Institute about the critically important Middle East region. [+]

Best Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. Amman, capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an ancient city facing distinct modern challenges. Built on seven hills, Amman has expanded in size and population from a quaint sleepy town at the close of World War II, to the bustling, multicultural metropolis it is today. Jordan is deeply enmeshed in the international relations of the region, sharing land borders with Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. Further, Jordan remains a key player in Arab-Israeli affairs. Over the past several decades it has absorbed refugees from Palestine, Kuwaitis who left Kuwait after the Iraqi invasion in 1990 and most recently, Iraqi refugees. These new inhabitants have transformed Amman and brought new life to its local culture. Under King Abdullah II and his father King Hussein, Jordan has made great strides in education, health care and economic reform while creating a distinctively Jordanian democratic structure. Nonetheless, Jordan faces many challenges that students can study and observe first hand – the effects of regional conflicts, social change, lack of natural resources, environmental concerns, and delivering on the promise of economic development to its citizens. Students on our Area & Arabic Language Studies program in Amman have the opportunity to study both Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic and learn first-hand from leading faculty from the Qasid Arabic Institute about the critically important Middle East region. In addition to academics, students benefit from the following program components: in-country orientation opportunity to live with a Jordanian... [-]

Study Year Abroad

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 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 [-]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. 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 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. This program offers Volunteer tutoring position with a local host family and teaching experience in China. Placements all around China, participants can stay in different cities and will be provided full board by the host family. Minimum stay is 2 weeks. Host family welcome you to stay as long as 12 months. AU PAIR PROGRAM You will be expected to spend 30 hours per week as an Au Pair: taking care of the children, escorting them to school, playing and teaching them, etc. Make sure you are able to commit to at least 3 months as an au pair. We can accept au pairs in China year round for durations of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.You can get a stipend of $400 US and 20 hours of language classes per... [-]

Course in American Geopolitics

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

The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. [+]

AMERICAN GEOPOLITICS PEL79*S-4 Professor: Mag. Rubén Rodríguez (UCA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) Teaching Language: ENGLISH / Idioma: INGLÉS Course Description and Objectives The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. We will analyze the evolution of U.S. objectives in Latin America, the means used to pursue those goals, and the process by which decisions connect means with ends. Students will learn how to interpret US current policies towards contemporary challenges, including Cuba, Hugo Chavez and the rise of the new populists. Syllabus Brief Historical Chronology. The Revolutionary War and the Consolidation of Independence, 1776-1800. George Washington and Isolationism. Expansion and Preservation. 1801-1865. 1823. Monroe Doctrine. Andrew Jackson. West Expansion. Texas and Mexican American War. Manifest Destiny. Global Emergence, 1865-1919. Lincoln and the Civil War. 1860-1900 Cycle. Imperialism. Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Mahan and the Hispanic-American War 1898. Gunboat diplomacy. Big Stick Diplomacy. Cuba and the Platt Amendment. The Protectorate. Panama Secession 1903 and Roosevelt Corollary. Wilson and The League of Nations 1919. The “Era of the Good Neighbor” Policy. 1928-1950. Hoover and the 1928 Tour. F.D.Roosevelt and the protocole of non- intervention. “Re-discovering” Latin America. Movies and Fashion. The Cold War. 1945-1989. The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan. 1947. The URSS Menace.... [-]

London - Study London

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 United Kingdom London

An urban adventure awaits you in London, one of the largest and most fascinating cities in Europe. With our Study London Program, you get a hands-on education in this iconic city—think: Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace—and all it has to offer. [+]

Best Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. Overview An urban adventure awaits you in London, one of the largest and most fascinating cities in Europe. With our Study London Program, you get a hands-on education in this iconic city—think: Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace — and all it has to offer. The goal of our 40+-year-old program is to help you explore contemporary London, both physically and culturally. Gain a deeper knowledge of British culture, including the central importance of history to the British. Explore the global impact of Britain on Western culture, including art, literature, and financial and political systems. Choose from more than 40 IES Abroad-taught courses taught by expert local faculty at our Center, as well as a course at one of our prestigious local partner universities—City University, Queen Mary, or the School of Oriental & African Studies. Not only are there hundreds of courses and disciplines available through our partner universities, but you also have the opportunity to make local British and international friends. Additional unique offerings include our Global Leadership Certificate for students interested in leadership studies (see page 14) and our creative workshop courses that focus on the production of a piece of creative work (writing, film, or fine art). While adding study abroad to your résumé is impressive enough, adding an international internship is even more powerful, and can help distinguish your application for graduate school or a job opportunity in today’s competitive market. Before you depart, we talk to you about the... [-]

Learn Chinese - One Month Intensive Language Course

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time Part time 100 hours September 2017 China Dalian + 1 more

Short Term Language Program [+]

Learn Chinese in the heart of China at Dalian Polytechnic University 320 hours, 20 hours/week. Teaching schedule and teaching content can be adjusted upon applicant’s requests. Requirements Being aged at 18 to 65, and in good health, with no limitation on learning hours. Application Procedures Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Photo(3cmX4cm) 1 Copy of passport Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)

University of Idaho
Campus Full time 8 weeks October 2017 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. 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... [-]

The German Placement Centre Course

Braun Foundation - German Placement Centre
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.... [-]


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 Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. 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 [-]

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.... [-]

Course in ICPF-Tech

IAS College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Lübeck

ICPF - Tech is a one-year course offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for Higher Studies in Germany. This program prepares students in German (A1-C1 Level), Technical German and includes company/industry visits, seminars, social and cultural integration courses. [+]

About ICPF-Tech

For Engineers from abroad.

ICPF - Tech is a one-year course offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for Higher Studies in Germany. This program prepares students in German (A1-C1 Level), Technical German and includes company/industry visits, seminars, social and cultural integration courses.

New: Engineering Management module:

We updated the ICPF – Tech course with an Engineering management module to equip students with modern-day management knowledge so that they perform better in today’s demanding industrial environments and they have wider opportunities. The module includes the following:

Management and Organization Engineering Management Project Management Production and Operation Management Value Engineering Strategic Planning Forecasting/Risk/Contengincy/Estimation Agile/Lean Product/JIT Modern issues in Management ... [-]

Undergraduate Study Semester in Russia

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 12 - 12 weeks February 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This unique program was specially designed for undergraduates. Spend one unforgettable semester in St. Petersburg, learn more about Russian history, politics, energy resources, cultural history and arts, and improve your Russian at intensive Russian language course. [+]

This unique program was specially designed for undergraduates. Spend one unforgettable semester in St. Petersburg, learn more about Russian history, politics, energy resources, cultural history and arts, and improve your Russian at intensive Russian language course. The module draws upon the resources and experience of the renowned International MA Programs: IMARES, MARCA and ENERPO but is tuned to the specific requirements of the undergraduate training. Throughout the semester in Saint Petersburg students will receive professional academic training in the Russian area studies and get a diverse personal experience of the Russian society. The courses in history and culture will include on-site classes in cultural and historical venues of Saint Petersburg. All instruction is in English. Workload and credits 12-week semester of 12 weeks, from 18 to 36 contact hours per week The choice of 3 to 5 courses corresponding to 18 to 30 credits (9 to 15 US credits). Each subject course carries 6 credits (3 US credits) and is taught for 4 academic hours per week plus homework. Delivered through lectures and seminar sessions for which home reading is assigned, each course involves submitting one or two essays. Russian language is taught for 8 hours per week in groups corresponding to proficiency level. Final evaluation can include the official TORFL test. SAMPLE COURSES AND LECTURES Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits) Russian Orientalism (6 Credits) Intellectual History of Russian Modernism (6 Credits) Energy Security and Russian Politics (6 Credits) The Evolution of World Energy Oil and Gas Markets... [-]

Course: The Palestine and Arabic Studies Program

Birzeit University PAS
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Palestinian Territories Birzeit

The Palestine and Arabic Studies Program (PAS) is an academic program at Birzeit University that offers international students the opportunity to combine the study of the Arabic language with social science courses about Palestine and the Arab [+]

Best Course Studies in Area studies 2017/2018. The Palestine and Arabic Studies Program (PAS) is an academic program at Birzeit University that offers international students the opportunity to combine the study of the Arabic language with social science courses about Palestine and the Arab World. International students carry out their studies while experiencing first hand the political and social realities on the ground. Drawing upon its record of reputable language and social science professors, Birzeit University has produced this comprehensive international study program, offering accredited courses of academic quality, together with a series of extra-curricular lectures and field trips. The year-round program consists of three semesters, two regular semesters and one intensive summer semester. Students may enroll at the beginning of any semester. The PAS Program is open to university students and graduates from around the world, those working in a field related to the Middle East, and those who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the region, its language and cultures. The PAS Program comprises Arabic language and social science courses from which students may select a maximum of four courses during the regular semesters or three courses in the summer. The Arabic courses include four levels of Modern Standard Arabic and three levels of Colloquial Arabic (Jerusalem dialect). Arabic courses are designed to teach the language as an integral part of the culture, while the social science courses, taught in English, provide analyses of Arab and Palestinian issues in the disciplines of politics, sociology, literature, and history.... [-]