Learn Portuguese where the action is: Rio de Janeiro! The pulsing energy of this multicultural metropolis will be your background as you cruise to language fluency on CIEE’s Language and Culture program. First, we start you off with intensive language lessons with other international students and get you settled living with a Brazilian family. Then excursions, volunteer work, courses in Brazilian culture, and life in Brazil will tune you in to the flow that is unique to Brazil. Study abroad in Rio de Janeiro and you'll: - Enjoy one of the most beautiful urban settings in the world and the cultural epicenter of Latin America’s largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic economy - Take courses in English at Brazil’s top university, and Portuguese classes specifically designed for international students - Volunteer at local NGOs, schools, and other organizations as part of an integrated CIEE community engagement program - Immerse yourself in Brazilian academic and social life through homestays with local families
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.