This 9-week summer program is for students who have a strong interest in learning Modern Standard Arabic through an intensive language program. You will attend Arabic classes on a daily basis at the Qasid Arabic Institutein Amman. Students of all levels of Arabic, from novice to advanced, can be accommodated and no prior experience in Arabic language is required. In addition to daily classes, you will attend a lecture series organized by the faculty director and participate in excursions to sites of natural, cultural and historical significance in Jordan.
The Croatia Conservation Summer Field School offers a unique look at the vernacular building culture of Croatia’s central Dalmatian Coast. The Field school is an intensive historic preservation and cultural landscapes program that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a culturally rich setting. Small teams of students explore villages constructed between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries while learning the history of the area, documenting and analyzing important structures, and investigating local sustainable practices such as rainwater catchment. There are numerous field trips led by local experts, and students learn local building skills by participating in hands-on building projects. The program includes two main sessions with a short break (or intersession) between.
This class is designed to improve and professionalize students’ interviewing skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers.
In this course, you will not just learn to interview. You will learn how to cross national, cultural and linguistic barriers while securing sought after information via the interview. Therefore, taking these courses in a Spanish-speaking city in the heart of Argentina, provides various venues for fieldwork. You will help choose and secure your interview subjects, and the interviewing processes and resulting stories you create will be presented, analyzed, and critiqued in class. In addition to the primary text, excerpts of model interviews will be studied as will the techniques used to secure them. You will also learn how to interview through language barriers without formal translators. You will learn how language barriers can work to the interviewer’s advantage (and how to avoid interview problems created by language barriers). You will learn why words are not the only tool for interviews.