What’s it like to visit the tallest man-made structure on the planet? You’ll find out with CIEE in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Home to incredible engineering feats like the Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah (a man-made, palm tree-shaped archipelago), the UAE is the perfect place to learn about engineering, the Arab world, and the global economy. Plus, you’ll hone your Arabic language skills, and witness the daily intersection of traditional values and modern realities. Study abroad in Sharjah and you'll: - Study alongside students from 80 nations at a cutting-edge university that combines traditional Gulf culture with a U.S.-style education - Improve your Arabic language skills while exploring the UAE’s role as a global hub for trade, business, and cultural exchange - Take innovative courses in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business, engineering, architecture, and Middle Eastern studies - Explore the UAE through CIEE excursions to Dubai, Al-Ain, and Abu Dhabi, and participate in various student clubs and organizations
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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