The Accra program offers a unique opportunity for students to live and study in the heart of West Africa. It is the perfect destination for those who want to learn about the complex issues facing a developing African nation while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience. You may enroll in a traditional African Studies program or choose from a wide array of courses taught in English at the University of Ghana. As you will be totally integrated at the university, you will live and study on campus alongside native Ghanaians while experiencing the culture, learning about the country, and making friends. Each semester includes several excursions in and around Accra to places like Lake Volta, the largest manmade lake and historic slave castles. You may choose to study for a summer, one semester or a full year. The summer Accra program is ideal for students who wish to combine an academic perspective of Ghanaian culture with field trips and tours that provide a unique opportunity to visit Ghana’s most important historical landmarks and rich cultural environment. Ghana is colorful and diverse: from its landscapes and people down to the colorful textiles and patterns you will see in the market or in people’s clothing. Ghana’s location in the heart of West Africa makes it the perfect destination for those who want to learn about the complex issues facing a developing African nation while enjoying a rich cultural, historical, and social experience. The summer Accra program offers one 6-week session with a wide variety of courses exploring African culture, literature, and politics.
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!
We live in a world challenged by conflict. We see the traumas and traces of war, colonialism, and class, ethnic, and racial division, inscribed across the globe on bodies, landscapes, psyches, economic and social formations, and material cultures. Collectively, we search for ways to reduce violence as well as to address the outcomes of conflict. A new, fall-only program based in Wroclaw, Poland offers you a special opportunity to live in an exciting Central European metropolis, to study with a close cohort of student interested in similar subjects, to learn from dynamic faculty, and to shape individual research projects. A semester-long program based in Wroclaw, Poland, with trips to Berlin. Dresden, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, Vilnius, and Auschwitz, The Culture and Politics of Reconciliation will tackle questions such as: How does a region with a complex, divided, and violence-ridden history find ways of recognizing and coming to terms with this history while also moving forward? What role does public memory and commemoration play in this process? How can political and legal frameworks be set to not only launch but also ensure lasting reconciliation processes? What role can students and teachers play in local processes of reconciliation and in building a more just future? (fall only)
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. Housing and Board Basic, clean & comfortable accommodations in a volunteer guest house or with a host family. Depending upon the placement, 1-3 meals are included. Language & Cultural Activities Most API volunteer projects in Latin America include the first week of Spanish classes (15-20 hours). Additional Spanish classes may be added on to your program. Portuguese lessons in Brazil are included in Salvador de Bahia, or you many opt for lessons in the other cities. Most volunteer placement locations will have cultural activities either included or for a nominal fee (ie: salsa/merengue lessons, cooking classes, weaving, hiking/sight-seeing). Visa Assistance All volunteers to Latin America travel on the tourist visa. Please contact the country’s Embassy or Consulate to check details, or ask your API coordinator. Please note that any visa fees are the responsibility of the applicant. 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. Arrival Pick-Up and Orientation All volunteers are picked up at the airport by our local coordinator who will then help them settle into the guest house or host family. The first week includes introductions and orientation to help you settle into your project. API Culture 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. Medical, Life, & 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 & travel issues. Full-time Representation API provides English-speaking representation in the United States and Latin America prior to, during, and 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.
Design your ideal study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the new CIEE Global Institute – London offers unmatched flexibility to engage and experience this international metropolis in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your electives from our wide range of courses and subject areas. You can even choose a combination of CIEE courses and courses at one of our four London partner universities, where you’ll learn alongside British students. No matter how you build your program, you’ll immerse yourself in British culture – from modern sensibility spilling from the Tate Modern to beautiful tradition embodied in Westminster and Buckingham Palace. Learn in modern classrooms; get involved with fun activities, interest groups, and sports; and experience the exciting diversity that exists in different areas of the United Kingdom during excursions and multi-day study tours. ACADEMIC TRACKS Business - With global stature as an economic powerhouse and principal member of the European Union, London is an ideal place to explore economics, finance, management, strategy, and more. Communications, Journalism, and New Media - Londoners always have understood the power of the word. Tap the expertise of London’s communications leaders, and get an inside look at key media outlets with on-site visits. Health Sciences - Learn about discoveries in the United Kingdom that are improving health care for people everywhere. Compare local and global health care systems, and learn about contemporary challenges in global health. International Relations and Political Science - Dig into the complex issues that face European countries, and consider the effects they have around the world. Literature and Culture - London has as many literary heroes as it does cobblestones – and then there’s cutting-edge music, theater, fashion, a rich Royal heritage, politics, and more. Explore it as you study London’s influence on Europe and the world.