George Mason University Program Opportunities

Gambia

Development & Democratization in the Gambia

The Gambia is one of Africa's smallest country, but one with a long and fascinating history. From the pre-colonial Mandinka kingdoms to the Atlantic slave trade, from a 22-year...

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Austria

Abnormal Psychology/Well-being in Budapest, Vienna, & Prague

How we can understand the full picture of mental illness beyond suffering? What contributes to a satisfying, meaningful, and engaging life? What conditions led people to

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Ukraine

Ukraine: Violence, Nation Building and Resilience

Examine the recent situation in Ukraine, including its complex nation building process amid an ongoing war, and the growing resilience of Ukrainian population in this three-credit...

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Ecuador

Spanish Language in Ecuador

Study Spanish abroad during Winter Break in beautiful Cumbaya, Ecuador, one of the most culturally fascinating cities in the world! Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded...

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Japan

Rise of the Super-Aged Society in Japan

This course is designed to introduce and examine policies and services that have been implemented in Japan in response to issues and challenges surrounding its rapidly aging...

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Italy

Rise of Roman Civilization in Rome and Pompeii

What is Rome really made of? What conditions favored her fortune? What interplay of territory (natural processes, climate, and resources) and culture contributed to the rise...

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Italy

Renaissance Art and Culture in Italy

This course is an introduction to Renaissance art by exploring the historical, political and cultural evolution of Italy between the 14th and the 16th centuries. This overview...

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Israel

Reflective Practice in Israel and Palestine

The Israel/Palestine Seminar is a chance for students to be part of an on-going peace-building intervention between Palestinians and Israelis incorporating people at all

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Peru

Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation in Peru

Live in the Peruvian rainforest studying Primate Behavior and Conservation! Primates are some of the most charismatic yet highly endangered vertebrate groups on the planet;...

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Bosnia & Herzegovina

In the 1990s, Bosnia was the focal point of the most tragic war that Europe and the Balkans had seen since World War II. It was also the scene of major war crimes, ethnic...

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Cambodia

Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality in Camb

This winter break course brings the true spirit of international education by doing community engagement abroad in Cambodia, a country rich in history and cultural traditions,...

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South Korea

Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Korea

Nuclear weapons are the defining security challenge in modern history. From their first use in WWII, through the Cold War arms race, to contemporary proliferation debates,...

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Laos

Photography in Laos and Vietnam

This condensed four-week course employs special techniques of location photography in order to create compelling narrative. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, along with...

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United Kingdom

Oxford University Summer School

This popular summer program takes place over three weeks at the University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious academic universities in the world! With famous former undergraduates...

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South Korea

Olympics & Paralympics Field Study in South Korea

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will take students to PyeongChang, South Korea, to experience firsthand the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Students will volunteer...

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United Arab Emirates

Oil Politics in the Middle East

This course will focus on the strategic global policies of oil and natural gas and its political, economic, and social impact on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries,...

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Italy

Monumental Politics in Greece and Italy

When people fight over the ‘sacred ground’ of the 9/11 memorial, grieve for people who resisted economic austerity, or regulate the size and design of funerary memorials,...

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Mexico

Mexico- US Relations: Will Fear Trump Friendship?

Mexico is a country of tremendous contrasts between wealth and poverty. While two thirds of its population lives in poverty, according to official statistics, a Mexican frequently...

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Italy

Italian Media, Society and Culture in Milan

This study abroad program gives students from all majors the opportunity to learn more about Italy, and its rich history and people through lectures and excursions. People...

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Sweden

Internship Placements in Stockholm (Summer)

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Stockholm, Sweden. Unlike traditional study abroad...

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Singapore

Internship Placements in Singapore (Summer)

The four official languages of Singapore are: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English. English-speaking internship placements are abundant. Students with language skills in any...

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Czech Republic

Internship Placements in Prague (Summer)

The Global Education Office has partnered with World Endeavors to provide Mason students an internship experience in Prague, Czech Republic. Unlike traditional study abroad...

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France

Internship Placements in Paris (Summer)

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Paris, France. Unlike traditional study abroad programs...

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United Kingdom

Internship Placements in London (Summer)

Mason Study Abroad partners with Anglo Educational Services to place students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program. Students work three days per week, and take...

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India

Internship Placements in Jaipur, India (Summer)

The Global Education Office has partnered with World Endeavors to provide Mason students an internship experience in Jaipur, India. Unlike traditional study abroad programs...

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Multiple Countries

Internship Placements in Israel and Palestine (Summer)

Through this intensive nine-week program, students experience the conflict first-hand and gain a better understanding of the intricacies of life in Israel and Palestine.

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Germany

Internship Placements in Berlin (Summer)

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China

Internship Placements in Beijing (Summer)

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Spain

Internship Placements in Barcelona (Summer)

Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is famous for its colorful architecture, amazing food, and welcoming people. With its unique characteristics, it

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Philippines

Human Trafficking & Community Engagement in the Philippines

Travel to the Philippines for this one-month study abroad program. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including those who do not attend George Mason University,...

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Italy

Geology Field Camp in Italy

In collaboration with the University of Camerino, Mason is offering a five-week intensive field program designed as a capstone course for upper-division geology majors. The...

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Iceland

Fire & Ice: The Geology of Iceland

Join us in the 6-day exploration of Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice”. Nicknamed for the constant contrasting forces of glaciers and volcanic centers that pull the

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Jordan

Field Work with Syrian Refugees in Jordan

This class will look at the Syrian tragedy from a critical perspective of experiments in conflict resolution interventions from their pre-war stage inside Syria to their

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Italy

Extended Image: Inspired by the Land in Italy

This combined lecture and studio course is a three-week intensive mixed media interdisciplinary studio experience. Works produced will range from painting to digital media,...

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United Kingdom

Entrepreneurial Leadership for the Global Marketplace

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program for the Global Marketplace is designed to provide both business and non-business students with the opportunity to engage with Oxford...

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Cuba

Dance and Culture in Cuba

Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in Cuba, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily...

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Malta

Bridging Differences: Migration in the Mediterranean

This course focuses on the challenge of bridging differences (cultural, racial, economic, religious, gender, refugee status, etc.) in light of recent migration to Europe

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Jordan

Arabic Language in Amman

Welcome to Amman, Jordan, where tradition meets modernity in the Middle East! During this intensive language program, classes meet for several hours a day, are taught by

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Germany

Applied Engineering in Germany

This program will introduce students to applications of engineering process in numerous German industries. They will explore famous auto factories, airliner assembly plants,...

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Italy

Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology in Italy

This course will review highlights of cross-cultural research and consider how culture influences the way people view themselves, others, and the world around them. The course...

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Peru

Andean Archaeology and Culture

The ancient cultures of Peru have long fascinated archaeologists and the public alike. The 1911 rediscovery of the Inka city of Machu Picchu ignited the imagination about...

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Canada

Toronto Summer Internship Placements

Completing your university’s practicum requirement? George Mason University offers Toronto Summer Internship Placements, which bring together students from different majors...

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Vietnam

Schar School Vietnam Residency

This George Mason University residency program in Hanoi, Vietnam, takes students to the capital of Asia's newest tiger. The start of the 21st century has witnessed a historic...

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England

Oxford University Summer School

This popular summer program from George Mason University takes place over three weeks at the University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious academic universities in the...

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Singapore

Singapore Summer Internship Placements

George Mason University and The Academic Internship Council (AIC) places students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program in Singapore. Students will work five days...

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England

London Summer Internship Placements

Complete your internship at London, the UK’s international cosmopolitan yet culturally rich city! Sign up for our internship-study abroad programs, wherein you work and...

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China

Hong Kong Summer Internship Placements

Mason Study Abroad partners with The Academic Internship Council (AIC) to place students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program in Hong Kong. Students will work...

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Multiple Countries

Oil Politics in the Middle East

This course will focus on the strategic global policies of oil and natural gas and its political, economic and social impact on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries...

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Multiple Countries

Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology in Eastern Europe

This course will review highlights of cross-cultural research and consider how culture influences the way people view themselves, others, and the world around them. The course...

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Portugal

Mason Cultural Tour: Best of Portugal

Travel to Peru through a Mason Cultural Tour, and experience the country’s marvelous nature and vibrant regional culture. The program is offered to members of the Mason...

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Greece

Mason Cultural Tour: Treasures of Classical Greece

Take part in a Mason Cultural Tour called the Treasures of Classical Greece. The program is offered to members of the Mason Community, including alumni, staff, faculty, students,...

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Cuba

Study Abroad in Cuba: Cuba in Transition

This study abroad program will allow students to explore Cuba in a moment of transition. Cuba's unique political and economic history has long made it the subject of intense...

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Hungary

Mason Cultural Tour: Central European Capitals

Join a Mason Cultural Tour that will have you experiencing three Central European capitals, namely Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. The program is offered to members of the

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Peru

Mason Cultural Tour: Peru

Participate in a Mason Cultural Tour, and enjoy the best that Peru has to offer. The program will take you to Puno, Cusco, Lima, and Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site....

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Multiple Countries

Great Cities of Eastern Europe

Interested in transnational law, crime, and justice? See the courtroom where the Nuremberg trials took place, trace artwork looted by the Nazis in Vienna’s famous art museums,...

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England

Public Health in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future

Held over the winter break, this course is open to all undergraduate students, including those who do not attend George Mason University. It looks into the ways that economic,...

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Spain

Madrid Summer Internship Placements

Mason Study Abroad partners with The Fundación José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón (FOGM) to offer a 10-week program during which students study business Spanish for...

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Peru

Ancient History and Archaeology of Peru

Explore the fascinating yet diverse and complex ancient cultures of Peru. Visit key archaeological sites and museums from Chiclayo to Cusco including Machu Picchu, Caral,...

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Morocco

Arabic Language in Rabat

During this intensive language program, classes meet for several hours a day, a total of 70 contact hours of Modern Standard Arabic and are taught by local faculty at the...

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United Kingdom

Cambridge Schools Experience

The Cambridge Teaching Experience provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers from Mason to immerse themselves in an elementary teaching and learning in an international...

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China

Chinese Language in Beijing

The four-week Chinese language program offers study abroad participants the opportunity to intensively study Chinese at Minzu University of China. This intensive Chinese

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Ireland

Creative Writing Workshop in Ireland

The Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction and Memoir will give participants three weeks on the west coast of Ireland, a place often described as one of the most spectacular

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Croatia

Croatia:Utilizing Big Data and the Social and Policy Science

George Mason University, in conjunction with Mississippi State University, the University of Zagreb, and the University of Split, is proud to offer a study abroad in the

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Cyprus

Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology in Cyprus

Undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to take 6 Psychology credits as well as tour the island and interact with locals and experience all that Cyprus...

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Belize

Cruise Ship Management

Spend your winter break in the Caribbean learning what goes into the management and operation of a cruise ship. You will visit The Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay, Belize and

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Italy

Dark Heart of Rome

In the Dark Heart of Rome, you will delve beneath the city of Rome via the Roman Forum, the Catacombs, and the Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead. Murder, mystery,...

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Vietnam

Dispatches from Vietnam: Stories of War and Peace

"Dispatches from Vietnam: Stories of War and Peace" will draw from the Ken Burns documentary, "The Vietnam War," to debut on PBS in September. Much of our time in country...

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Spain

Europe at a Crossroads

Looking to spend your summer abroad? Combine your travel adventures with academic learning through this short-term study program offered by George Mason University in Madrid...

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Italy

Florence Semester Experience

Earn up to 15 credits in this spring semester program in Florence, capital of Tuscany and home to several Renaissance architecture and art masterpieces. The host institution...

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Cuba

Foreign Investment and Global Integration in Cuba

This course provides students with both a background to Cuba’s economic situation (from the 1959 Cuban Revolution to the present) as well as an on-the-ground look at the...

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France

French Language in Paris

Spend your summer in Paris - one of the world’s most vibrant cities - through a four-week, intensive program offered to all undergraduate students, including those who

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Belize

From Ridges to Reefs in Belize

The From Ridges to Reef in Belize Program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime experience where students will have the opportunity to live on one of Belize’s most pristine...

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Indonesia

Gender and Conflict in Indonesia

This course will explore Indonesia and its challenges by turning a gendered lens on issues of conflict, civic engagement, violence, development and justice. Working in close...

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South Africa

Health, Political, Economic & Social Challenges in Africa

This study-abroad course examines the political, economic, social and security challenges confronting South Africa today, twenty years after its emergence as a multi-party...

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United Kingdom

Global Public Relations in London

Study abroad in England over Winter Break: The dynamic field of public relations has reached a global level, crossing social, cultural, and political borders. In this program,...

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England

Globalization Challenges in an Uncertain World at Oxford

This one-week, study abroad program will assess developments in the United Kingdom in light of the “Brexit”, as well as what it means to be British in 2017. It also tackles...

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Multiple Countries

Hooligans & Homicide: Law Enforcement in the UK

Take advantage of this unique educational opportunity in England and Scotland! This two-week study abroad program is offered to undergraduate students from George Mason University...

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India

India: Journey through Gandhi's Land

Gujarat is the land of Mahatma Gandhi. It is from the banks of River Sabarmati in Ahmedabad City that Gandhi led India’s freedom struggle. Besides it significant historical...

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Switzerland

International Security Studies in Switzerland

International Security Studies provides students with an introduction to international security affairs from a global perspective. The course examines the achievements and...

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Thailand

Internship Placements in Bangkok (Summer)

Thailand earned its reputation as one of the premier tourist destinations in the world through its gorgeous landscape, beautiful culture, relaxed lifestyle, and the truly...

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Argentina

Internship Placements in Buenos Aires (Summer)

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Brazil

Internship Placements in Curitiba (Summer)

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Ireland

Internship Placements in Dublin (Summer)

Many have been inspired by Ireland’s captivating culture and lush greenery including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw to name a few. Dublin is a unique...

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Italy

Internship Placements in Florence (Summer)

When one thinks of the Italian Renaissance, images of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli musing in the hills of Tuscany immediately come to mind. Fittingly,

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Italy

Internship Placements in Milan (Summer)

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Milan, Italy. Unlike traditional study abroad programs...

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Australia

Internship Placements in Sydney (Summer)

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Sydney, Australia. Unlike traditional study abroad...

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Canada

Internship Placements in Toronto (Summer)

As Canada’s economic capital, Toronto is a city with an impressive list of credentials -- the largest city in Canada, the fastest growing financial center in the G7, and...

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South Korea

Korean Language at Songdo

Korean Language and Culture summer immersion program aims at enhancing Korean linguistic and cultural competencies of beginner level students by offering fully immersed Korean...

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Italy

Leadership Memes in Italian Civilization

Throughout its history, Italy has provided a rich set of leadership themes that were manifested in enduring cultural artifacts. In this course we will learn about some core...

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United Kingdom

London Theatre Tour

This Winter Break, make the world your stage by studying abroad for two weeks in London! Led by Ken Elston, Director of the School of Theater at George Mason University,

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Peru

Maternal Child Health in Peru

Peru has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has recently been recognized as an international culinary destination, and contains the most popular tourism site...

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Hungary

Migration and the Refugee Crisis in Europe Internship

According to estimates, over one million refugees and migrants entered the European Union since 2015. This tidal wave of migration has been caused by wars in Syria, Afghanistan...

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South Africa

Monuments, Museums, & Memory in South Africa

Monuments and museums are crucial in shaping our collective historical memory. Yet, political and social factors influence the way we view them and understand the past. What...

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United Kingdom

Politicians, Paramilitaries, and Peace in Northern Ireland

"Politicians, Paramilitaries, and Peace,” takes students to Northern Ireland to learn about the linkages between the political and grassroots levels in a conflict that

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Italy

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

This course will be the study of religion and spirituality from a psychological (that is, scientific) perspective. The course will take place primarily in the Italian cities...

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United Kingdom

Public Health in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future

This course explores the ways in which political, social, and economic institutions and practices influence the history of disease, its understanding, and its control within...

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South Africa

Social Movements in South Africa

This course will examine South Africa or the "Rainbow Nation", called so because of the many cultures and histories that have come together to create this vibrant democracy....

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Spain

Spanish Language and Culture in Granada

Study abroad and learn Spanish in one of the most ancient and diverse cities in Spain! Discover Granada, overflowing with historical and architectural remnants of an illustrious...

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Oman

Strategic Diplomacy: A Case Study of Oman

Enrich and expand your global view, delve into one of the world's warmest culture, and learn how a small country without strong economic and military power is considered

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Switzerland

Survey of International Organizations in Switzerland

This two-week study abroad survey of international organizations based in gorgeous Fribourg, Switzerland provides students with an overview of the goals, functions, and significance...

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Israel

Arabic Language, Conflict Resolution, Politics - Middle East

Spend a fall semester in Israel, where you will engage in an immersive study of intensive Arabic while learning about current issues in the Middle and efforts in solving

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Japan

Internship Placements in Tokyo (Summer)

This is a destination-specific program that brings you together with students from other majors - Government, Communications, Economics, Psychology, Art, etc. - to study

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Italy

Experiencing Southern Italy's Culture and Heritage

While Lecce is considered one of the top twenty places to live in Italy, it is a town of fewer than 100,000 people that is surrounded by villages. It offers an experience...

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Kenya

Wildlife and Conservation in Kenya

The Wildlife and Conservation in Kenya program is designed to expose students to several key areas of conservation science with the additional benefit of on-the-ground field...

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Nepal

Wildlife Filmmaking and Photography for Conservation

Open to students with all skill levels, (no special equipment required) this class will cover the basic skills useful for outdoors photography and film, and then how to use...

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Ireland

International Arts Management in Ireland and Scotland

During this course students will immerse themselves in international arts management strategies in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Ness) and Ireland (Dublin, Galway...

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Japan

Resiliency in Japan: Aging Society & Natural Disasters

This course focuses on two areas that introduce Japan's resiliency: rapidly aging society and frequent natural disasters. Japan is experiencing a rapid increase in the number...

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South Africa

Chains & Change: African Social Justice & Entrepreneurship

The Chains & Change program allows students to critically examine African resilience through in-depth study of Afropolitanism, social justice and entrepreneurship. The program,...

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