As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, Beijing is a dynamic city reinventing itself for the 21st century. Beijingers remain proud of their traditions, their language, and a rich heritage that dates back centuries, making it the perfect place to study Chinese while learning about past, present, and future of China. Spend as much time as you can indulging in the rich culture of Beijing: explore the maze of hutong, shop the glitzy areas of Chaoyang, and wander through the majestic Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing - Language Intensive Beijing is considered the place to study Chinese in Chinaâ��it sets the standard pronunciation for the rest of the country. The people of Beijing are friendly and proud to be from this fascinating cityâ��what a perfect environment to study abroad and practice your Chinese. Our Language Intensive Program is for students who have already started their Chinese language studies and want to rapidly expand their knowledge of written and spoken Chinese. Features of the program include the strong Chinese language component and English-taught area studies courses that utilize Beijing to discover Chinese cultural and social issues. The program is based on the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Bei Wai) campus, one of the premier academic universities in Beijing. Grammar classes, small drill sessions, and hour-long private tutorials combine for an intensive study of Chinese four hours daily, four days a week. Beijing will be your classroom. Visit the most significant palace in Beijing, the Forbidden City, and learn about the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Enjoy local customs, tea tastings, and regional cuisine--like noodles and dumplings. You can also practice your language skills by going to local markets and bargaining with vendors for the best local deals. Everything you do will be part of your learning experience. We want you to feel at home in Beijing, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. With our introduction to Beijing during your orientation and our fun cultural events as a base, you will soon become familiar with the Beijing way of life. Take your study abroad experience one step further with an optional for-credit academic internship that can help you get professional experience while working on your communication skills.
You do not miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. You will love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. But there is more to Cape Town than its beauty, its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you will agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you are on top of the world. Cape Town Direct Enrollment - University Of Cape Town In Cape Town, every day will be like a choose-your-own-adventure book, with outdoor activities to enjoy, South African residents to meet, and African cultures to learn. Service learning in and around Cape Town is a core component in our program. Students taking one of the IES Abroad courses are required to complete 60 hours of volunteer work while in Cape Town. Twenty of your 60 hours of volunteer work will be at Egoli, a settlement that receives no government services like water or electricity. With your help on community-driven projects like providing sustainable and reusable solar reading lamps or creating a shared garden, you (like many IES Abroad students before you) can make a small, but life-changing contribution to the people of Egoli. Use the remaining 40 hours of volunteer work to participate in field work and research opportunities. UCT students often join SHAWCO, the Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation volunteer program of the University, as their organized placements will give you practical exposure to topics you are learning at the leading research university of South Africa, the University of Cape Town (UCT). Through these opportunities, you will get a first-hand look at the society and issues affecting different groups in Cape Town. While in South Africa, you will complete 15-19 credits. These credits can be all taken through UCT courses or in a combination of 2-4 UCT courses (12 credits) and an IES Abroad course (4 credits). Located in a pleasant suburban area five miles from the City Center, UCT first opened in 1829, as the South African College. UCT is the oldest university in South Africa, and has undergone incredible change since its opening, particularly since the end of the apartheid, working to make quality higher education available to students regardless of race. UCT is officially recognized for its strengths in African Studies, Biology, Botany, Business, Environmental Sciences, History, Mathematics, Engineering, Sociology, and Anthropology. IES Abroad will offer a choice of three courses: Polity, Community Development, Urban Life in South Africa; Eco-Justice in Africa; and Health and Community Development in South Africa. Cape Town will be your classroom. From visiting local gems like the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Castle of Good Hope, we challenge you to take full advantage of the South African beautiful climate and geography. We will also take you to Kruger National Park for a three-hour game drive with one of the experienced game rangers. Hopefully your adventure will include capturing the "Big Five" lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros--on your camera. We want you to feel at home in South Africa, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Cape Town, from service learning to cultural events. Get to know South Africa in a way only IES Abroad can show you.
We have to be honestâ��you are going to fall in love with Buenos Aires. You will swoon over the eclectic architecture, inspired by cities like Paris and Madrid. You may even learn to tango in the birthplace of this sensual dance. Do not wait any longerâ��find out why this is a love affair to last a lifetime. Buenos Aires - Latin American Societies and Cultures If you are ready for an urban adventure, Buenos Aires is your city. With endless city districts and neighborhoods to explore, you will get lost in the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires. Tango the night away as you learn the popular dance of Argentina, attend one of the many soccer games, and browse the local art sceneâ��all this and more awaits you as a study abroad student in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires will also be your classroom. Learn about visual arts in the city and then meet with local graffiti artists before seeing their work. Study the impact of globalization in Latin America and then get an internship with one of the top Argentinian businesses. Welcome to study abroad! Open to students of all language levels, the Latin American Societies & Cultures Program allows you to improve your Spanish language skills while taking courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, all of which feature an academic emphasis on Latin America. If you have beginning- and intermediate-level language skills, you can choose from a wide variety of English-taught IES Abroad courses in areas such as the Arts, Literature, Film, Anthropology, and Political Science. If you have advanced-level Spanish language skills, you have the option to choose from Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses and courses through our prestigious university partners. You also have the option to take up to two English-taught IES Abroad courses. Finally, we want you to feel at home in Buenos Aires, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Buenos Aires. From internships to cultural activities, you will have numerous opportunities to get to know Argentina.