Since 1950, IES has been building quality study abroad programs and introducing U.S. students to new places, studies, and ways of thinking. A non-profit educational organization, IES offers high academic standards and extensive financial aid in almost 30 programs throughout the world. A center of modern European history, Berlin has no equal for leaving its imprint on political, social, and cultural history in the 20th century. One of Europe's most vibrant cities, Berlin boasts a wide array of museums, art galleries, theaters, and music venues, as well as world-class architecture and a reputation for cutting-edge design. A center of German and international business, politics, and culture, and an ideological crossroads where East meets West, Berlin is the driving force for Germany in the 21st century. The Language & Area Studies Program in Berlin offers courses at the following leading universities: * Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin * Freie Universitat * Hochschule fur Musik "Hanns Eisler" * Hochschule fur Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin * Hochschule fur Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" * Kunsthochschule Berlin-WaiBensee * Technische Universitat * Universitat der Kunste Highlights * Improve your German through IES Abroad language courses. * Take IES Abroad German-taught area studies courses taught by German faculty at the IES Abroad Center. Courses are available in a variety of areas including: German Language and Literature, Art History, Business, Economics, Film Studies, History, Media, Political Science, Social Sciences. * Fully matriculate at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. * Enjoy access to courses at additional universities in Berlin including the Freie Universitat, Technische Universitat, and Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. - Experience Berlin and learn first-hand about the history and culture of the city through field study excursions. * Gain international work experience and unique cultural exposure through internships in art, business, social and educational organizations, theater, politics, history, mass media, and teaching. * Experience local culture through housing with local residents in apartments throughout the city. * Travel to cities in Germany and Eastern Europe through IES Abroad field trips. Destinations may include Budapest, Bratislava, Dresden, Krakow, Potsdam, and Vienna.
Explore centuries-old temples, gardens, and castles that are only minutes from ultra-modern skyscrapers, electronics stores, and haute couture fashion centers. Dine on sushi and tempura, attend a sumo match or a baseball game, and learn tea ceremony, karate, or breakdancing. Take classes in the town of Makuhari, on the tip of Tokyo Bay, and just 45 minutes from the heart of the city. All of this and so much more awaits you in Tokyo! Expand your understanding of Japan by immersing yourself in contemporary Japan and its culture—and what better way to learn the Japanese language? At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), you take a 6-credit language course specially designed for IES Abroad students (with the option of taking up to 12 credits of language), plus area studies courses taught in English. The English-language course offerings look at Japan from the point of view of popular culture, history, politics, and the arts. Founded in 1987, KUIS is a private university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in International Studies, Foreign Languages, Intercultural Communication, Japanese Culture, and Linguistics.
San Pedro, Granada, Granada, Spain
Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program options that are designed to improve your Spanish proficiency: the Intermediate Spanish Program and Advanced Spanish Program.Students placed in the Intermediate Program take IES Abroad courses in both English and Spanish. The Advanced Program courses are conducted entirely in Spanish, including study at the Universidad de Granada. Both options introduce you to Spain’s Moorish heritage and Jewish past, and its continuing links to North Africa through Islamic and Contemporary North African Studies. Advanced students can also experience Arabic language courses of all levels, at the Universidad de Granada. You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement and accompanying academic seminar.