There’s no better place to learn Portuguese than Brazil. Our Winter Intensive Language and Culture program in São Paulo couples a rigorous language program with exciting cultural immersion activities so you develop a higher level of Portuguese language fluency and a critical appreciation of Brazilian life and society. You’ll study with highly specialized linguists who have been with CIEE for more than 10 years, stay with a local family, and go on many excursions to places of cultural significance. Study abroad in São Paulo and you’ll: - Learn Portuguese while gaining a deeper understanding of the cultural distinctions of Brazil’s southeastern region - Live in São Paulo, the most socially, economically, and culturally diverse city in Brazil - Immerse yourself in Brazilian life through a homestay with a local Paulista family - Visit museums, go to performances, soccer games, Carnival Samba School, and more
Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the new CIEE Global Institute – Berlin offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Berlin in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your electives from our wide range of courses and subject areas. ACADEMIC TRACKS: Business - As Europe’s economic powerhouse and largest hub for tech start-ups, Berlin is a prime spot to investigate the new demands and strategies of global business. Communications, Journalism & New Media - Home to more than 1,000 film and television production companies, Berlin leads the way in European communications. Coursework, fieldwork, and site visits offer revealing insight into the role and power of media today. Health Sciences - See how Germany and the European Union are addressing major health care challenges with a combination of courses, exciting fieldwork, and internships with renowned institutions and research centers. International Relations & Political Science - There’s no better place than Berlin – a global hub of innovation and industry and leading voice in European and world affairs – to examine the pressing challenges facing Europe today and their impact on every corner of the globe. Language, Literature & Culture - Polish your German language skills and probe the fascinating cultures found in Berlin, Germany, and Europe as you absorb Berlin’s architectural masterpieces and world-class music, theater, dance, and art. Courses are available in both English and German, so you can choose the path that meets your goals. No matter how you build your program, you’ll immerse yourself in the German language, culture, and people vibrant Kreuzberg district – a hub for the arts, techno, and the world’s digital currency boom. Live in a new residence hall, study in state-of-the-art classrooms, and get involved with fun activities, interest groups, and sports on a campus designed to connect you with the local community. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to get out and see Berlin and Germany up close during included excursions and multi-day study tours. Berlin is waiting – choose your adventure today.
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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.