Haifa is a beautiful city, set on the Mediterranean Sea on the slope of Mount Carmel. Israel’s foremost port city, it plays a major role in the nation’s economy and is a center for high tech research and industry. Its 17 kilometers of beaches host excellent surfing and sailing conditions and nature trails, bicycle paths, wildlife reserves, and Carmel National Park beckon for outdoor enthusiasts. The city’s historical and cultural riches include museums, film and music festivals, an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, theatre, and numerous cinemas, discos, restaurants, and pubs. It provides easy access to other parts of Israel, with Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Ben-Gurion Airport all less than two hours away. In addition to Haifa’s vibrant Jewish community, its cultural and religious mosaic includes many churches and mosques. Haifa is also host to the center for the Baha’i faith and to Israel’s only Ahmadi Muslim community. The Ahmadiyya is an Indian sect of Islam, founded in the late nineteenth century, which promotes peace among nations and opposes religious coercion. Their large mosque houses a prayer hall and a first-floor exhibit of their history and significant contributions. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha’i World Centre is an expansive complex of gardens centered around the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab. Other sights in Haifa include Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, home to a cave considered by Christian tradition to be the grave of the Prophet Elijah, the nineteenth-century German colony, Paris Square, Carmel National Forest, Ein Hod artist’s colony, the Haifa Theatre and numerous museums.
Embarking from Southampton, England, the Fall 2016 will explore 12 countries throughout Europe, Africa, South America, and Central America before disembarking in San Diego, CA. The Fall 2016 voyage presents the opportunity for cultural engagement in 12 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 fall as we explore England, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Brazil, Cuba, Panama Canal Transit, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica!
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.
Discover how peace and prosperity can transform a culture and how conflict, politics, and policy have interacted with Irish culture to form today’s thriving society. Northern Ireland is a welcoming country that’s left discord behind. We’ll show you how it got that way through a combination of focused academics and up-close exposure to history and culture. Through cultural activities, excursions, and challenging and stimulating coursework at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, you’ll explore the social, political, and cultural realities of a community once marked by intense conflict and sectarian violence. Study abroad in Belfast and you'll: - Look at key contemporary issues in Northern Irish society, and develop a broad understanding of the history and politics of the state - Examine how contemporary political communities use the past to construct traditions, ideologies, and identities - Demonstrate multi-cultural leadership skills through participating in various group projects with British/Irish peers - Analyze the complexities of contemporary life in Belfast
Gain the type of hands-on experience that employers love with an international internship in San Jose. You'll be placed in a company or organization that best matches your career, academic and personal interests; there, you'll learn practical skills to enhance your resume while improving your Spanish proficiency. Plus, you'll learn how culture impacts business practices and communication as you integrate into a foreign organization or company. ****** Lush cloud forests. Sunny beaches. Unparalleled biodiversity. A range of opportunities to hone your Spanish skills and immerse in local culture -- and live the pura vida lifestyle. Study abroad in Costa Rica with CEA for a semester, a summer, or a short-term and discover all that this Central American country has to offer! Nestled between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Costa Rica is not only known for its stunning natural beauty, but for its commitment to democracy and peace -- the country hasn't had a standing army in more than 40 years and boasts more teachers than policemen. Study with CEA in the bustling capital of San Jose at our partner institutions, Veritas University and Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia, and choose from a range of course offerings that meet your academic, career, and personal interests. Focus on international business, intensive Spanish language, medical Spanish and health sciences; gain hands-on experience with an internship or a service learning program in rural Pejibaye near the cultural and historical center of Cartago; or complete an on-site tropical field study in a country known for its environmental conservation efforts.
The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s major public universities, with a comprehensive range of courses in many fields. It’s renowned for its diverse student body and the high quality of its academic offerings, including business, sciences, and Maori studies. Waikato has a higher percentage of Maori students than any other university in New Zealand, so it is an ideal place to learn about the original culture of these islands. The academic system is based on the British university tradition. All professors are active researchers in their fields, and students get a high degree of personal attention from their instructors. The welcoming local culture, beautiful natural setting, and highly international student body make this program a great opportunity to explore all New Zealand has to offer.
The Thailand Summer Study Abroad program with TEAN is a 3 or 6-week program based in Chiang Mai. This scholarship is for an outstanding student who also identifies as LGBTQ. The $3,000 scholarship can be used toward your program fees and tuition for Summer 2015. It will cover the cost of your tuition, services and housing for one 3-week module.
Stand out from the crowd and join The Beijing Center for a Semester or Full Year immersion in the heart of Beijing, China! By combining quality language studies and coursework, unparalleled immersion opportunities, and an excursion throughout the country, you will learn more about China in one week than you have in your entire life. You will select a level of Mandarin appropriate to your efficiency, and will have the opportunity to practice on a daily basis with a tutor, Chinese roommate, as well as on and off campus! Choose from our selection of courses accredited by Loyola University Chicago and taught by leading scholars from China's outstanding universities and institutes. Each semester you will travel on a two-week excursion. In the Fall, you will follow the ancient route of the Silk Road, history's cultural bridge between East and West, and in the Spring, You will experience China's cultural diversity as you travel throughout country's southeastern province of Yunnan.
We have some fabulous adrenaline pumping opportunities here in the UK for you! Opportunities to join a team of like-minded people sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm and contagious sense of humour for a year of sports, adventure and learning. Based around the UK in a variety of project bases you can choose to join these teams and not only use your passion for activity to help others, but also gain a recognised Bristish Standard qualification in your chosen field of instruction. These are very well respected qualifications that can be a huge help in your future careers. This time in project will also help to grow your confidence, people skills and leadership skills. The activities include: Wheelchair abseil tower High & low ropes courses Climbing & abseiling Bird of prey workshop The ‘BIG’ bounce Tropical Inc. wildlife experience Indoor Archery Ranges Challenge courses Bridge building Raft building ponds Initiative exercises & games Fencing Search & rescue Circus skills Night walk On-site orienteering Ice breakers Wide games Camp fires Heated outdoor swimming pool Disco & karaoke Zip wire Team games If you prefer your sports to be a little dryer you could join the sports arena project where you can coach tennis in the purpose built tennis arena and provide a variety of levels of intruction in: Climbing Basketball Unihoc Football Table tennis Volleyball Mini-volleyball Mini-tennis Squash Courts Archery Fencing Badminton Netball Bowls Roller Skating Trampoline Initiative games The projects are all Christian in their focus and many of the groups you will work with are from UK based churches, youth groups & schools. The opportunities are open to people from all denominations and Christian church backgrounds. The faith aspect is not "in your face" during the year, but it is an important part of the team's focus and the ethos of the projects themselves. Please note that due to the nature of this role we require you to have fluent spoken English, preferably mother tongue. Applicants must also be aged 18-24