What better place to pursue Central European Studies than Warsaw? It’s where composer Frédéric Chopin spent his childhood, pianist Arthur Rubinstein was trained, and chemist/physicist Marie Curie and Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn were born. From European economics and power struggles to Polish history and culture to the Polish language, you’ll explore it all with CIEE and have plenty of adventures, too. By the time you return home, you’ll know what being a Warsovian is all about. Study abroad in Warsaw and you’ll: - Explore business, economics, and political science with Polish and other European students in English-taught classes, or if you have fluency, take courses taught in Polish - Live in a country that has made the most successful transformation from a state-controlled to a democratic market-based system in the region - Visit Gdansk and the Solidarity Museum; Kraków, Auschwitz, and the Holocaust Museum; and Lublin to see preserved artifacts of Polish Jews - Take advanced-level business courses - Examine Polish culture during activities and excursions, and get reimbursed through our Cultural Reimbursement Program
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
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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.