Looking to experience international development in action? In CET Vietnam, students roll up their sleeves to conduct service-learning internships at local philanthropic organizations. They take multidisciplinary courses, taught in English, that provide background knowledge for their hands-on experiences and challenge them to look for broader applications of these experiences. Students also study Vietnamese language and live with a Vietnamese roommate. The program's optional emphasis on Public Health attracts pre-med students, budding policy makers and students who want to study social change in the developing world. The program is open to students of all majors and language levels, including heritage learners.
Fawzi Al Molki, Jordan
Want to improve your Arabic fluency by leaps and bounds? CET Jordan provides just the context with rigorous courses in both formal and informal Arabic, language partners, local roommates and a full-time language pledge. Arabic-based content courses and excursions--around Amman and throughout Jordan--add a level of understanding so that by the end of the term students are able to "think in the culture." This program is for serious students with at least 2 semesters of previous Arabic language study.
Via Santa Caterina, 28-32, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
Ready for a study abroad experience that includes rigorous academics and takes advantage of an off-the-beaten-path location? CET Siena is for Italy-lovers who are ready to make a full year's worth of Italian language progress and to delve deeper into their understanding of Italian culture through electives in history of art, studio art, film, literature and politics. Local roommates or homestays and a faculty-led Traveling Seminar open additional windows to Italian culture. University of Virginia oversees academics, making this program a good fit for serious students of all majors and Italian language levels. This program is open to students from all colleges and universities.