Deepen your understanding of Brazilian business and culture with a summer program in Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most popular destinations and home to carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches, and incredible natural beauty. As a CIEE student in this program, you’ll gain first-hand experience with a broad range of professional and cultural organizations that will stay with you long after they’ve returned home. Study in Brazil and you will: - Go on excursions that will give you an overview of the geographic, cultural, and economic diversity in Rio and coastal Brazil - Join faculty for visits to businesses and corporate headquarter offices - Visit national museums and historical neighborhoods, attend soccer matches, and explore Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture - Grow familiar with the fascinating socio-political landscape of Rio and Brazil by meeting community leaders, participating in community engagement activities such as teaching basketball in Rio´s favelas, learning to play soccer, or working in a community garden. - Go to Salvador da Bahia, a city of three million located on the tropical Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil. Salvador has a strong African influence, including religious and spiritual practices, cuisine, and ethnic dynamics.
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
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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.