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 Summer Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also an ideal location to experience the dynamic change in a country that is highly developed, but where millions live in poverty. You witness and participate in the South African effort to deliver health care effectively to the poorer urban and rural residents. Designed for students interested in health-related careers, this program enables you to examine health care delivery in South Africa. Field visits and placements in the townships surrounding Cape Town and a week-long rural excursion in the northern part of South Africa provide firsthand experience with the many health issues that plague South Africa, and the national effort to improve public health.Interested in seeing our Center through a Virtual Tour? Check out https://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/virtual-tours to learn more!
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
You will not be able to get enough of the active lifestyle of New Zeland while you explore the one-of- a-kind landscape of Auckland. Climb to the highest point in Auckland on the top of Mount Eden, watch the sailboats glide by in Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, or visit One Tree Hill, one of the largest and most culturally significant volcanoes in the city. When you need to rest, simply sit back, put your feet up, and take in the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand. Auckland Direct Enrollment - University Of Auckland We are not surprised that the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland third in the world for quality of life. With beautiful volcanoes and lava flows, a dynamic mixture of European, Asian, and Pacific Island influences; friendly residents; and breathtaking coastal views, you will fall for the tropical charm of Auckland. You directly enroll in the University of Auckland, a prestigious research university that has courses in more than 150 disciplines. The University has a wealth of options in Maori Studies and has a Marae (Maori sacred ground) on campus, indicative of not only the diversity in Auckland, but also its strong ties to the indigenous Maori heritage. Auckland will also be your classroom. Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum to learn about the past of New Zealand. Learn about the diverse geography from the Auckland Volcanic Field to the isthmus that Auckland is on. Everything you do and see will be part of your international education. We want you to feel at home in Auckland, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into daily life. We encourage you to take advantage of the numerous clubs and organizations at the University - many of which include sports and outdoor activities - where you will meet New Zealand students who share similar interests.
Step out of your comfort zone, experience the great Queensland lifestyle and study abroad with Griffith for one or two semesters. During your Study Abroad semester you can also participate in the Griffith Community Internship. The Community Internship is a course (subject) which allows students to gain real-world experience with a not-for-profit organization and also earn academic credit. Griffith has hundreds of internship opportunities available and can tailor the internship to match your study area or interests. The internships are open to all students, as long as they have completed 80CP (1 year) of study. We provide our Study Abroad students with specialized courses and activities to make your Australian education relevant and memorable. Our dedicated Global Mobility team helps you with everything from your application process to your return home. You can access: • Community Internships, allowing you to volunteer for credit towards your degree and gain work experience. • Courses from 300 degrees in 10 key areas at both undergraduate and graduate levels. • 20+ Specialised Semesters available, so you can focus on a particular study area • Research Study Abroad and the opportunity to join the unique Griffith Honours College
Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool are all in the state of Victoria. Victoria is Australia’s smallest mainland state but has the second largest population, with approximately 5.2 million people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It is a place of great contrasts—ocean beaches and mountain ranges, deserts and forests, volcanic plains and vast sheep and wheat farms. Victoria has national parks and forests teeming with wildlife; wineries, lakes and mountains offering climbing, hiking and skiing and the magnificent Great Ocean Road coastline, Australia’s premier surfing destination. The state has long been regarded as the cultural center of Australia, with a historic architectural elegance that characterizes the capital, Melbourne, and the regional cities. Victorians combine a strong cultural tradition with a contemporary and relaxed lifestyle, a distinct sense of community and a passionate interest in sports. Victoria also is the major center of education and research in Australia.
The Intern Group provides an all-inclusive internship program in Latin America. We have chosen the emerging economy of Colombia for our program because of its combination of professional opportunities and culture. Take this chance to stand out by exploring the world and gaining real world experience. By partnering with a range of great companies and NGOs, our Latin America program will help you define your path and give you a competitive edge. We've previously placed interns at leading companies like Plaza Mayor, FIFA, & Bancolombia (LATAM's largest investment bank). Apply now to our award-winning program, as featured in CNN, TIME and Forbes.
Direct EnrollmentAPI students in Dunedin will have the opportunity to study at New Zealand’s oldest university – the University of Otago. The University of Otago has been rated by international students as one of the top universities in New Zealand in terms of quality of learning, living, support, and student services. API students will study alongside “Kiwis” and other international students. There are also opportunities for fieldwork and research in the areas of marine and geological sciences. For more information on these options, contact the API office.International Summer SchoolAPI students in Dunedin will have the opportunity to study at New Zealand’s oldest university – the University of Otago. The University of Otago has been rated by international students as one of the top universities in New Zealand in terms of quality of learning, living, support, and student services. API students will study alongside “Kiwis” and other international students.HIGHLIGHTSDunedin (population 120,000), is the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Dunedin and the surrounding area are widely known as an eco-tourism destination, and a great jumping-off point for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, trekking, and kayaking. The city is very easy to navigate for pedestrians, and its lively central shopping district is within walking distance of campus. Come study abroad with API in Dunedin and see why this city is a favorite for Kiwi students!
Volunteers can choose from a wide range of projects including Childcare, Teaching English, Construction and Renovation, Turtle Conservation, Eco Agriculture Conservation, and Healthcare. The local team in Costa Rica are supportive and efficient, and many volunteers highly regard this program, making it one of the most popular among our North American travelers. Essentially a land bridge connecting two major continents, Costa Rica is home to 210 species of mammals, 878 types of birds, 218 reptiles, and over 35,000 species of insects. With a remarkably high biodiversity density and a sharp contrast in landscapes, from mangrove to mountain top, Costa Rica is home to approximately 5 percent of the world’s species with more types of butterflies than all of Africa and more types of birds than the whole of North America. Over 25 percent of Costa Rica’s land mass is protected, and this makes the nation the world leader in conservation policies. Volunteers are encouraged to explore the rain forests, tropical day forests, cloud forests, marine areas, and wetlands in support of Costa Rica’s conservation efforts. Some of these parks include Arenal Volcano National Park, Carara and Corcovado National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest. Not to mention, the white, gray, and black sand beaches and prolific wildlife dotted with small towns and laid back fishing villages can be discovered along the Pacific Coast to the west, or similarly, along the Caribbean coast to the east. As Costa Rica is home to over 50 volcanos, the lava deposits have created unique black and gray sand beaches, such as Playa Negro and Playa Hermosa. These beaches are uniquely soft to the touch and visually striking when contrasted with crystal clear water and remarkable sunsets at dusk. Despite a peaceful worldly disposition, the country still suffers hardship in the area of inflated prices of food and imported goods. Poverty stricken in many areas, the nation still battles corruption, poor road conditions, robberies, illegal drugs, and a sluggish legal system. Most volunteer placements are based in and around San Jose, and volunteers are accommodated in homestays with local families and other volunteers also serving on the program. Buses are the most common mode of transportation; however, there are many universities and parks to stroll in the area. Volunteers who are helping on the Turtle Conservation project are placed in one of four locations on either the Pacific or Caribbean coast. Those who would like a retreat from city life will be most comfortable staying in the basic but cozy homestays in the cloud forests of Monteverde while on the Eco-Agriculture project.
Ranked as one of the top universities in Latin America, Universidad Austral provides diverse courses, academically challenging curriculum and extracurricular activities for international students and Argentines alike. With courses taught in both English and Spanish, students have the option to take courses that not only fit their career goals, but also their language preference. In addition, the campus is home to eight institutes dedicated to various academic studies, which provides opportunities for virtually any major. The University’s campus in Buenos Aires is the perfect opportunity for international students to explore Argentine culture. Known as the “Paris of the South”, Buenos Aires offers students an affordable and rewarding alternative to studying abroad in Europe. Students enjoy week nights out tango dancing, watching fútbol or visiting museums in central Buenos Aires, while weekends are ideal for planning adventurous excursions to the countryside that include hiking, trekking, swimming, camping and skiing.
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