Since Germany’s reunification in 1990, Berlin has experienced a huge growth in the service-, technology-, and creative-sector industries. Today, it’s the start-up capital of Europe, headquarters for multinational giants like Siemens, and the capital of the largest economy in Europe. On CIEE’s Business and Culture program, you’ll explore fundamental economic concepts, problem solving, and the impact of new global demands on business strategy by analyzing how a country once torn apart by war became a worldwide economic power. Study abroad in Berlin and you'll: - Gain fundamental business and economics knowledge, and sharpen your tools of analysis - Study the distinctive features of the Berlin, German, and European Union economies - Compare and contrast characteristic differences in German and U.S. business cultures - Begin or continue your German language study while you live Germany’s dynamic capital city of Berlin
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Immerse yourself in the richness and complexity of West African politics in two of the region’s most politically active countries. First, see how activism and governance are defined and demonstrated in Ghana, the first African country to achieve independence. Then, gain a deeper understanding of the components of a stable democracy – from history to influences of religion and politics – in Senegal. Along the way, you’ll compare and contrast the successes and challenges of both political landscapes.
Imagine working with leading architecture and design experts and innovators to complete a real-world design project. Study with the latest thinkers and practitioners to gain an understanding of architecture and design within an emerging global context. Pursue hands-on design work in a state-of-the-art studio using the latest technology to address an aspect of the current global environmental crisis. And observe 2,000 years of architectural history up close at historical and current architectural sites throughout Spain – all with CIEE. Study abroad in Barcelona and you’ll: - Take part in the Future Cities Design Studio, which features an interdisciplinary perspective - Conceive and execute design projects in studio space located at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in the 22 area of Barcelona - Use the FabLab facilities at the IAAC, a cutting-edge education and research academic institution dedicated to the development of architecture that meets the challenges of the 21st century - Take field trips to San Sebastián and Bilbao to see recently completed buildings by international architects, or explore sites like the Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada or the Jürgen Meyer’s Metropol Parasol, a contemporary addition to the city of Seville to see the translation of designs from the page to real life - Explore sites like the Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada and the Jürgen Meyer’s Metropol Parasol, a contemporary addition to the city of Seville, to see the translation of designs from the page to real life - Visit leading architectural firms in Barcelona