The Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar program offers you an opportunity to learn the most widely spoken African language, Swahili. You will study the language at an accelerated pace through daily classes and full immersion into Swahili culture, history, politics and religion on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. The program can accommodate all levels of Swahili speakers (from first year to fourth year), and no prior experience is required.
You will be taught in a small group setting by native speakers at the State University of Zanzibar and participate in weekly excursions. The eight-week program features a break midway through the summer when you will be allowed to travel on your own to mainland Tanzania. The program runs during the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which features a variety of films and lectures, presentations and exhibits.
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 7-week summer program is ideal for those interested in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, International Studies, Anthropology, Food Studies, Family Human Services, and Environmental Studies. Learn about the ways in which globalization and NAFTA have affected agriculture, subsistence and food production, land ownership, human rights, and indigenous autonomy among Maya communities in San Cristóbal de las Casas and its surrounding areas. The courses offered will provide historical and cultural context to better understand contemporary Chiapas. You will then have the opportunity to engage with the local community by collaborating with Mexican students on a service learning project. The program will be hosted by the Instituto de Lenguas Jovel and its Director Helga Loebell.