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You do not miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. You will love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. But there is more to Cape Town than its beauty, its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you will agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you are on top of the world. Cape Town Direct Enrollment - University Of Cape Town In Cape Town, every day will be like a choose-your-own-adventure book, with outdoor activities to enjoy, South African residents to meet, and African cultures to learn. Service learning in and around Cape Town is a core component in our program. Students taking one of the IES Abroad courses are required to complete 60 hours of volunteer work while in Cape Town. Twenty of your 60 hours of volunteer work will be at Egoli, a settlement that receives no government services like water or electricity. With your help on community-driven projects like providing sustainable and reusable solar reading lamps or creating a shared garden, you (like many IES Abroad students before you) can make a small, but life-changing contribution to the people of Egoli. Use the remaining 40 hours of volunteer work to participate in field work and research opportunities. UCT students often join SHAWCO, the Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation volunteer program of the University, as their organized placements will give you practical exposure to topics you are learning at the leading research university of South Africa, the University of Cape Town (UCT). Through these opportunities, you will get a first-hand look at the society and issues affecting different groups in Cape Town. While in South Africa, you will complete 15-19 credits. These credits can be all taken through UCT courses or in a combination of 2-4 UCT courses (12 credits) and an IES Abroad course (4 credits). Located in a pleasant suburban area five miles from the City Center, UCT first opened in 1829, as the South African College. UCT is the oldest university in South Africa, and has undergone incredible change since its opening, particularly since the end of the apartheid, working to make quality higher education available to students regardless of race. UCT is officially recognized for its strengths in African Studies, Biology, Botany, Business, Environmental Sciences, History, Mathematics, Engineering, Sociology, and Anthropology. IES Abroad will offer a choice of three courses: Polity, Community Development, Urban Life in South Africa; Eco-Justice in Africa; and Health and Community Development in South Africa. Cape Town will be your classroom. From visiting local gems like the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Castle of Good Hope, we challenge you to take full advantage of the South African beautiful climate and geography. We will also take you to Kruger National Park for a three-hour game drive with one of the experienced game rangers. Hopefully your adventure will include capturing the "Big Five" lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros--on your camera. We want you to feel at home in South Africa, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Cape Town, from service learning to cultural events. Get to know South Africa in a way only IES Abroad can show you.
Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, have also begun to emerge in Italy. At the same time, new ways of labeling students and new concerns about accountability and achievement are influencing educational policy and practice in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy.
The Dublin Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. Based at Dublin City University (DCU), the program combines a professional internship with coursework on various aspects of Irealand’s dynamic history and contemporary culture, including its art, economy, literature, media and politics. The fall Semester also offers a track specifically designed for those students interested in the health sciences. Courses designed specifically for students in the Boston University program are taught by local faculty drawn from Dublin-area universities and professional institutes.
Earn up to 15 credits through a wide variety of courses studying at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Vina del Mar. Live as a member of a Chilean homestay, a great way to immerse yourself in the language, get involved in the culture and integrate into the community. Truly take in the culture of Chile with included social and cultural activities such as a day trips to Santiago Valparaiso, and Isla Negra. Options include a 4-day excursion to nearby Buenos Aires, Argentina. Community volunteer opportunities are also available.
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As a first-generation college student, my goal was to take advantage of all the resources that would be offered at Pomona College; however, study abroad had been out of the question for some time. I couldn't find the right program or the right experience. I was looking for more than just an academically rigorous environment -- I was looking for personal growth, for adventure, for a multitude of perspectives and for a challenge.
I spontaneously decided that I wanted to study abroad in the fall semester of my senior year. I was working as a freshman seminar peer mentor/teaching assistant at my university, which was managed by the Director of Study Abroad. One day, I started talking to her about how I wish that I had taken advantage of the various study abroad programs earlier on in my undergrad year because it was too late. She informed me that if I still wanted to study abroad, we could make it happen. From there, it was all about finding the right country, program, and scholarships to fund my trip. As luck would have it, she gave me an ISA-ELAP booklet so that I could look for program and the first page that I opened up to was a film and media program in Mumbai, India. I knew from that moment that India was my destination. I had already been extremely interested in Indian culture; I had worked at an Indian Cuisine restaurant in the summer and was taking the Bollywood: Popular Hindi Cinema class offered at my university at the time as well.
I decided to study abroad mainly because it was a goal I set for myself while in high school. I contemplated during all of my undergraduate studies outside of the United States, but settled on doing just one semester because it was not feasible at the time. However, once the opportunity came to study abroad during my sophomore year of college, I quickly took advantage have not regretted it!
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This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community college in the U.S..
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Explore centuries-old temples, gardens, and castles that are only minutes from ultra-modern skyscrapers, electronics stores, and haute couture fashion centers. Dine on sushi and tempura, attend a sumo match or a baseball game, and learn tea ceremony, karate, or breakdancing. Take classes in the town of Makuhari, on the tip of Tokyo Bay, and just 45 minutes from the heart of the city. All of this and so much more awaits you in Tokyo! Expand your understanding of Japan by immersing yourself in contemporary Japan and its culture—and what better way to learn the Japanese language? At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), you take a 6-credit language course specially designed for IES Abroad students (with the option of taking up to 12 credits of language), plus area studies courses taught in English. The English-language course offerings look at Japan from the point of view of popular culture, history, politics, and the arts. Founded in 1987, KUIS is a private university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in International Studies, Foreign Languages, Intercultural Communication, Japanese Culture, and Linguistics.
The API-JCU Diversity Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding API minority student participating in the John Cabot University Program in Rome, Italy. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: accepted to API’s Direct Enrollment Program at John Cabot University in Rome; identify as black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, or Native American.
The First Generation Scholarship supports students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university); show financial need.
You’ll gain worldly experience while studying business, communications and the arts at the SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis/Antibes —a small, beautiful region in the French Riviera, rich with museums, parks, arts, business and a diverse mixture of more than 78 nationalities. Study with students from around the world, choosing from a variety of courses to help you stay on track with your general education and business objectives. Branch out with electives that focus on French culture and language, engineering, science and technology, or even apply for an internship at the renowned Cannes Film Festival! The opportunities are endless in Sophia Antipolis—sometimes called “the most international spot” in all of France. Broaden your horizons, enhance your education, and come experience all that the French Riviera has to offer! More than 300 sunny days a year. World-class museums and galleries. Sandy beaches. Sound good? The French Riviera is the perfect spot to spend a semester or summer abroad, honing your French language skills and immersing into local culture. Nestled in the South of France at the crossroads of the Alps, Italy, Provence, and Monaco, this stunning locale has drawn visitors from around the world for centuries—including luminaries such as Hemingway, Chanel, and Picasso—thanks to its sub-tropical climate and beautiful scenery. Business, Communications & Liberal Arts is only one program offered in the French Riviera. Immerse yourself in French Language & Culture at our partner university, the Centre International d'Antibes, or take science, engineering, or business courses in English at SKEMA Euro-American Institute. Whatever your major, internships, service learning, and volunteer opportunities are always available to enrich your experience, as well as excursions to sites like St. Tropez, Nice, Eze, Monaco and Provence.
API is pleased to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds.In order to be eligible, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.
The CAPA Global Business Institute offers a highly focused, intensive business curriculum alongside internship placements in the business industry as a Certificate Program. Upon completion of the classes and practical experience, students will receive a Certificate demonstrating their proficiency in a specialized subject. Partnering with University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration, students can personalize the courses to best fit their personal and professional goals. As a global trade hub for the Asia-Pacific, Sydney offers a strong international environment to study global business, the economy is larger than countries like Denmark or Singapore, with strengths in finance, manufacturing, and tourism. There are a significant number of foreign banks and multinational corporations headquartered in Sydney, making it a powerful financial center competing on a global scale. Students can earn a Certificate in their desired topic or the Sydney Institute expertise of Marketing.
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