The Contemporary French Studies program’s unique approach allows beginning and intermediate students an entryway into the political, social, and cultural complexity of contemporary France. A broad range of CIEE classes in English and French make the program appropriate for many kinds of students from many disciplines. An emphasis on community outreach and cultural learning helps students fulfill their goals of getting to know the city and its diverse inhabitants, and to understand French notions of cultural mixing and different notions of difference. Study abroad in Paris and you'll: - Improve your French, and discover Paris and contemporary French society through a program specially designed for the beginning and intermediate language student - Choose from CIEE content courses taught in French for the intermediate to advanced student, and English for the beginning to intermediate student - Meet locals through a homestay, volunteering opportunities with French youth, and by conversing with your peers - Take fascinating practicum courses that bring you into contact with French society - Audit a class at the Université de Paris if you meet the qualifications
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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.
There’s no better place to study sustainability than in Berlin, a city leading the way in sustainable innovation. On our Global Sustainability and Environment program, you’ll examine sustainable urban design and the tools necessary to create a smarter urban future. Courses at one of the best technical colleges in the country will expand your knowledge. Excursions to sites of sustainable development bring theories learned in class to life. And a partnership with one of the world’s most advanced engineering firms gives you a chance to develop solutions to a real-world problem facing Berlin. You’ll do all this and more while immersing yourself in fascinating German history and culture. Study abroad in Berlin and you’ll: - Take courses at the internationally regarded Technical University of Berlin - Visit sustainable development projects, government agencies, and sites of environmental challenges - Hear from, and interact with, local environmental engineers, researchers, ecologists, sociologists, policymakers, and economists - See your work published in a shared online student journal