Berlin is a modern city rebuilt on a tumultuous past. Let history surround you in Berlin, as you see the future boldly reflected in the architecture, innovation, and culture that characterize this great city today. Berlin - Metropolitan Studies Stroll through the streets of Berlin and around one corner you will see soaring modern buildings that incorporate cutting-edge sustainable technology. Around another corner, you will see art galleries, cafÃ©s, and shops lining old cobblestone streets. As a city that has been built and rebuilt over the past century, Berlin remains a city of contrastsâ��and of innovation. Come and study in Berlin, and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing city. Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you will study topics such as architecture, cultural identity, gender and sexual politics, multiculturalism, popular culture, and urban studies. Berlin will be your classroom. Imagine touring the neighborhoods of Berlin and exploring the architecture as you learn about metropolitan development and urban planning, or attending and then discussing a local theater event as part of your pop culture class. Welcome to study abroad! Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the many historical, artistic, and cultural sites in Berlin, and several courses include a hands-on, practical component. In addition, your learning is enhanced by extended field study trips to Istanbul, Turkey and St. Petersburg, Russia that provide a first-hand comparative context for your studies. In these cities, you tour neighborhoods, visit museums, attend lectures, and meet with local university students and professors to discuss the topics you are learning about. Finally, we want you to feel at home in Berlin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Berlin, from cultural events to volunteer opportunities. You even have the option to improve your German language skills through a language partner program.
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.
The William L. Gaines Centre 5 Bloomsbury Place London WCIA 2QP United Kingdom
The goal of our 40+-year-old program is to help you explore contemporary London, both physically and culturally. Gain a deeper knowledge of British culture, including the central importance of history to the British. Explore the global impact of Britain on Western culture, including art, literature, and financial and political systems. Choose from more than 40 IES Abroad-taught courses taught by expert local faculty at our Center, as well as a course at one of our prestigious local partner universities—City University, Queen Mary, or the School of Oriental & African Studies. Not only are there hundreds of courses and disciplines available through our partner universities, but you also have the opportunity to make local British and international friends. Additional unique offerings include our Global Leadership Certificate for students interested in leadership studies (see page 14) and our creative workshop courses that focus on the production of a piece of creative work (writing, film, or fine art). While adding study abroad to your résumé is impressive enough, adding an international internship is even more powerful, and can help distinguish your application for graduate school or a job opportunity in today’s competitive market. Before you depart, we talk to you about the type of placement you’d like and then work to match you with a placement in London. Service learning placements are also available if you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s culture and society.