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Study in Amsterdam

The bustling city center of Amsterdam is easily negotiable by foot or bicycle, with 160 canals, 1,281 bridges and 90 islands all reclaimed from the sea. Founded on Calvinistic principles, today the entrepreneurial spirit of the Dutch culture lives on with a lively arts scene and cafes. The strong work ethic in Amsterdam produced a society supportive of Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh that fill the museums today. The original religious zeal has been transformed into the uniquely Amsterdammer gezellig frame of mind. According to DutchAmsterdam.nl, Locals and foreigners alike will tell you that the word cannot be translated. Its meaning includes everything from cozy to friendly, from comfortable to relaxing, and from enjoyable to gregarious. Amsterdam Study in Amsterdam Are you eager to take an independent, fresh look at the world and at yourself? Let Amsterdam redefine your perspective. This progressive city is known for its cuttingedge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy, and its importance in the history of Europe and the world. Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the unique balance of history and contemporary culture in this city, and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam and at the IES Abroad Center. Several courses include handson components to help you explore the city of Amsterdam and its surroundings while learning about the past and present. Amsterdam will be your classroom. With an important place in European history, the city is far from frozen in time many forwardlooking public policies originated here. Study the history of Amsterdam by visiting some of the historic spots, including the home of Anne Frank and the Rembrandt House. Explore the wellknown museums in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum, to find out more about this diverse culture. Welcome to study abroad! We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life here. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to make the most of living and learning in Amsterdam.

AIFS Study Abroad in London, England

AIFS in London offers several study abroad options options including dynamic internship opportunities. Students can opt to do a Certificate in British Studies Program and focus on courses related to British culture, or choose from myriad courses in business, finance, economics, public relations, psychology, sociology, journalism, communications, art, history and more. Volunteer opportunities and an International Internship Program are also available. London is diverse, modern and thriving city, and with AIFS, central London is just outside your door. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace count among the notable neighbors. A major political, financial and cultural center, London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone.

Undergraduate Global Learning Semester

Are you interested in studying abroad in the heart of China with undergraduate students from around the world while earning Duke University credit? Apply now for the Global Learning Semester for Undergraduates at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a new joint venture institution sponsored by Duke University and Wuhan University located in Kunshan, China just outside of Shanghai. Spend a semester living and learning with Chinese, US, and international students while also taking advantage of the rich historical and contemporary resources of the Shanghai region. More than a study abroad program, this Global Learning Semester program presents new ways of learning about China through exciting interdisciplinary classes in global health, business & economics, Chinese language, the humanities, as well as the physical, biological, and social sciences. Students successfully completing the program will receive Duke University course credit that can be transferred to your institution. Furthermore, students who successfully complete the DKU Global Learning Semester will be offered the opportunity to attend Duke University Summer Session in Durham, North Carolina. DKU Global Learning Semester students will emerge from this experience as international citizens with broad international perspectives and deep China insights.

Diversity Abroad & University of Auckland Scholarship

Diversity Abroad & University of Auckland are proud to announce a new partnership for study abroad starting Fall 2017. Apply today for one of two $9,300 (or $12,750 NZD) scholarships towards your study abroad program with University of Auckland. Students who apply but are not selected will be eligible to receive one of ten $730 (or $1,000 NZD) Scholarships as well. Scholarship funds may only be applied towards University of Auckland programs. For additional information and instructions on how to apply for an program, please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/studyabroad

Paris Noir: Literature, Art, and Contemporary Life in Diaspora

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. The program focuses on the contemporary literature, art, and life of African Americans, Antillais, Africans, and Afro-Parisians in Paris and their connections to Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.

FIE London interns at work!

London Semester/Quarter/Summer Internships

An international internship at FIE is a pre-professional, field-based experience coupled with coursework. It is a fantastic way for students to experience working life in another country, and to refine their future career goals and strengthen their resume. The study and intern program is available for the fall and spring semester (15.5 weeks), a shorter course (9-10.5 weeks) is offered during winter quarter or summer. FIE's Experiential Education Team evaluates a student's CV, coursework and experience carefully to ensure an appropriate match is made between the student's background and an organization's needs. London is your classroom! Using the city, your faculty will lead co-curricular activities to museums, theatre productions, brewery's, historic sites, and more to put classroom theory into practice. FIE offers engaging and varied coursework, taught by renowned faculty. Elective offerings include courses in arts, literature, theater, global business, history, politics, social science, media, communication, social justice and contemporary Britain. FIE's relationships with local organizations and businesses are unparalleled. The quality of our internship placements is consistently strong and well-matched to students' professional goals helping you build your skills and your resume. FIE offers a Service Internship pathway for those students who wish to pursue a professional experience in a not-for-profit or charity environment while giving back to the greater London community. Unlike a traditional internship, a student's primary focus is civic engagement. The International Internship Course (IIC) provides students with the opportunity to ground their field-based internship experience with academic analysis and reflection. The IIC will help you channel your developing professional and cultural skills and provide personal and career awareness.

IES Abroad Dublin - Writer's Program - Semester/Year

Whether you approach writing as a future vocation or as a creative outlet, our courses help you discover and explore your voice and hone your craft. From short story writing and the graphic novel to digital communication and writing for the screen, our courses cover a wide variety of styles and genres. The required 1-credit Writing for the 21st Century Workshop is designed to tie these varied skills together, and this workshop can be combined with a range of writing-related courses, Irish studies courses, or an internship or service learning placement to create your 16-credit program. Participating in a writing-focused internship or service learning placement and accompanying seminar is a unique way to apply what you’re learning in your writing classes within a real-world setting. Each semester, an anthology of all types of student work will be compiled, and you'll also have the option of reading it in front of an audience. Dublin will also be your classroom. Inspiration abounds in this city that writers such as Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, and Jonathan Swift called home. Visit the Dublin Writers Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre to explore the city’s rich literary past, and don’t miss seeing the 7th century Book of Kells housed in Trinity College Dublin. Does it get much better for a writer? We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

AIFS Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Spend a term studying at the National University of Ireland, located on the doorstep of Dublin in Ireland's premier college town. Earn up to 6 credits and choose from a wide variety of courses as you live on campus in apartment-style housing. Depending on the term you select, enjoy day trips to Glendalough, the Cliffs of Moher, Newgrange and the Boyne Valley – as well as numerous social and cultural activitiessuch as a visit to the Leprechaun Museum, a trip to the Dublin Zoo, a tour of the Dublin Castle, tickets to a Gaelic football game, or a 3-day trip to Cork and Killarney.

Inside the London Theater

Experience the range and breadth of London theater: from well-known titles to lesser-known discoveries, the tried-and-true to the comparatively untested, musical theater to Shakespeare. You’ll learn how to see theater and to read and write about it. A willingness to immerse yourself in London’s critical culture and the spectrum of live performance is helpful and expected. Along with lectures and discussions, you’ll get up-front, firsthand meetings with key players in the London theater circuit—directors, producers, performers, and more—who will enhance your understanding of how theater productions and projects develop from the page to the stage. Past guests include a mixture of Oscar and Tony winners and nominees ranging from composer Alan Menken (Sister Act) to musicals performer Gavin Creel (The Book of Mormon), leading British actress Lia Williams (Oresteia, Skylight) to Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards (Blithe Spirit).


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