Santiago is flanked on the east by the lofty Cordillera de Los Andes with its snow-covered peaks, and on the west by the Cordillera de la Costa. It is a city of contrasts: its colonial vestiges and nineteenth-century buildings stand side by side with modern skyscrapers; its long shady avenues mingle with busy roads; and its plazas and parks are tranquil oases in the midst of the bustling metropolis. Although immersed in the hectic rhythm of this thriving city, its inhabitants maintain their hospitality toward foreigners. Leading Chile’s considerable cultural endeavors, Santiago boasts symphony orchestras, major dance companies, a host of professional theatre groups, a full slate of concerts and movie theatres, and attractive craft markets. Today Santiago has more than five million inhabitants, a third of the country’s population. Supplement courses with remarkable tour/field study trips to the north and south of Chile. Join cultural excursions to the houses of Pablo Neruda in Santiago, Valparaíso, and Isla Negra. Visit the attractive Pre-Columbian Arts Museum, Museum of the Memory, and Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. Experience Santiago’s diverse cultural blend of Native, Spanish, and international residents. Take advantage of great opportunities for skiing, surfing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Enjoy the benefits of a large urban city that has preserved the hospitality and accessibility of a small community.
All students enroll in one required course, then enroll directly at the University of Auckland or Auckland University of Technology (AUT), depending on their specific field and interests. Students take two courses at the university of their choice and complete an 8- to 10-week internship as their fourth and final course. Fall Semester The fall semester runs for approximately 16 weeks. During the Core Phase, students take the required course for five to six weeks and enroll in two elective courses from the host university’s Semester II course selection. During the Internship Phase, students continue with their two elective courses while placed in their internship. Spring Semester The spring semester runs for approximately 24 weeks during New Zealand’s summer and fall. Therefore, students enroll in both the New Zealand summer session (January–February) and Semester I (March–June). During the summer session, students take the required course and enroll in one elective course. During Semester I, students participate in an internship and enroll in one other elective course.
Embarking from San Diego, the Spring 2017 will explore 11 countries throughout North America, Asia, and Africa before disembarking in Europe. The Spring 2017 voyage presents the opportunity for cultural engagement in 15 cities worldwide. Gain a new understanding of world issues and varying cultures through first-hand observation in field labs, service trips, homestays, international student exchanges, interaction with local business owners, and much more. Sail with us next spring as we explore Hawaii, Japan, China, Viet Nam, Burma, India, South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, and England!
Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present. Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the "Paris Noir" theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists' studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants.
Learn about French culture and history while improving your French language skills in Paris, a city that comes to life in the summertime. Your intensive 6-credit intermediate French language course, taught in French by native French speakers, incorporates course-related excursions in Paris, including visits to art museums and architectural and historical landmarks.
NOTE: The DiversityAbroad.com Overseas Ambassador Scholarship was formerly known as the DiversityAbroad.com/AIFS Blogging Scholarship. Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer $500 scholarships for fall and spring semester. Five scholarships are available for each semester. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Click "visit website" above, or visit http://www.diversityabroad.com/overseas-ambassadors for application details and additional information.
Guaranteed Volunteer Placement Prior to Departure API pre-arranges your volunteer project before you leave home to ensure an easy and hassle-free transition into your new life abroad. Room and Board Basic, clean & comfortable accommodations with shared accommodations in volunteer guest lodges. Limited single rooms are available upon request for additional fee. All meals are cooked at the guest house and are typical Chinese dishes with mainly vegetarian and rice dish options. Arrival Pick-Up and Orientation Airport pickups are available for 2nd & 4th Sunday standard start dates. Please anticipate ~3 hours from airport to Fengyang or Chengdu orientation location. A forced overnight in Guilin or Chengdu may be required due to flight schedules. Other start dates are available with an additional fee of US$180 for customized date + $100 airport transfer. You will be met at the airport by our local coordinator who will help you settle into the guest house and introduce you to the project. The first week includes many activities, tours and lessons to help volunteers adjust and feel more comfortable in China. Medical, Life, and Travel Insurance Medical and life insurance is provided for all participants during the program term. This insurance coverage includes medical evacuation and repatriation, as well as 24-hour support services for medical and travel issues. API Cultural Kit Before your departure, we will send you a cultural kit that is filled with useful tips, advice, information, and your insurance card to prepare you for your amazing adventure of living and working abroad. Visa Assistance All volunteers to China travel on the tourist visa. Please contact your local China or China Embassy or Consulate to check details, or ask your API coordinator. Please note that any visa fees are the responsibility of the applicant. And, while we can assist you during the process, ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that you have obtained the appropriate visa for your work experience. API has no control over the visa process and cannot guarantee that your visa application will be accepted. Full-time Representation API provides English-speaking representation in the United States and China prior to and during after your placement. Optional international mobile plan with data coverage Opt for an AT&T mobile plan that offers low international rates, no roaming charges in over 150 countries, and bundled data and text. Current AT&T customers may simply add the coverage to their current plan and billing. Non-AT&T customers may use their own phone and swap with an AT&T SIM card.
Spectacular mountain ranges surround Stellenbosch, the university town in the winelands of the Western Cape. The elegant Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian houses that grace the oak tree-lined streets reflect the history of one of South Africa’s oldest towns. Take a stroll and you’ll find interesting museums, open-air coffee shops, bistros and a thriving art scene; go further afield and you can hike through vineyards, orchards and mountain ranges. Study here and become part of a vibrant academic community with a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere. AIFS in Stellenbosch offers a traditional academic program as well as a Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program (LSCE). Students can choose courses from Stellenbosch University’s full course catalog which cover a broad range of subjects. LSCE students take specific courses in Sustainable Community Engagement, plus one or two electives, in addition to volunteer work in the community. AIFS also offers students with an interest in art, photography, ceramics or marketing the opportunity to intern at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio in Kwazulu Natal.
International experience. An understanding of foreign markets and practices. What will you need to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy? This summer, discover a new culture and gain critical global perspective while pursuing your degree in Business in Barcelona. This short-term program offers you challenging coursework, homestays, company visits, and a variety of cultural excursions and activities that give you insight into international business and a unique intercultural experience. Study business abroad in Spain and you will: - Explore the region of Catalonia and surrounding provinces with exciting day and overnight trips - Live with a Spanish family, in a shared apartment or in a student residencia - Explore the city and immerse yourself in local culture with CIEE-organized activities