The bustling city center of Amsterdam is easily negotiable by foot or bicycle, with 160 canals, 1,281 bridges and 90 islands all reclaimed from the sea. Founded on Calvinistic principles, today the entrepreneurial spirit of the Dutch culture lives on with a lively arts scene and cafes. The strong work ethic in Amsterdam produced a society supportive of Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh that fill the museums today. The original religious zeal has been transformed into the uniquely Amsterdammer gezellig frame of mind. According to DutchAmsterdam.nl, Locals and foreigners alike will tell you that the word cannot be translated. Its meaning includes everything from cozy to friendly, from comfortable to relaxing, and from enjoyable to gregarious. Amsterdam Study in Amsterdam Are you eager to take an independent, fresh look at the world and at yourself? Let Amsterdam redefine your perspective. This progressive city is known for its cuttingedge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy, and its importance in the history of Europe and the world. Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the unique balance of history and contemporary culture in this city, and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam and at the IES Abroad Center. Several courses include handson components to help you explore the city of Amsterdam and its surroundings while learning about the past and present. Amsterdam will be your classroom. With an important place in European history, the city is far from frozen in time many forwardlooking public policies originated here. Study the history of Amsterdam by visiting some of the historic spots, including the home of Anne Frank and the Rembrandt House. Explore the wellknown museums in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum, to find out more about this diverse culture. Welcome to study abroad! We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life here. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to make the most of living and learning in Amsterdam.
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 - Contemporary Issues In China What better place to study contemporary issues in China than in Beijing, a city where the future is inextricably linked to the past? From the majestic Summer Palace to the bold designs of the 2008 Olympic Village, the sights and sounds of Beijing will enchant you as you study Chinese history, economics, and culture. Based on the campus of the Beijing Foreign Studies University, the program begins with the Understanding China seminar. As part of this seminar, you conduct an interview project that culminates with student presentations. Next, you take a sequential series of rigorous 300-level seminars (such as Chinese Government and Politics and Development and Environmental Challenges in China) taught one-at-a-time at an accelerated pace, while you continue with your daily Chinese studies. This program is structured around three distinctive â��blocksâ�� or seminar modules that all students must take. You take one course per module, for a total of three during the semester. Area studies seminars are taught in English by scholars from leading academic institutions in China, the United States, and other countries. Each course features extensive experiential learning, and two courses include field study to locations such as Yunnan Province and Tibet. With daily seminars 2â��3 hour seminars and discussions, along with journaling, presentations, and challenging assignments, this program offers in-depth engagement with special China-focused academic topics. Beijing will also be your classroom. From eating jian bing purchased from a street vendor to haggling in Mandarin in a bustling market, everything you do will be part of your learning experience. We want you to feel at home in China, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Beijing. To facilitate language improvement and cultural understanding, you have the option of living in a homestay or in a dorm with a Chinese roommate. We also organize many cultural activities throughout the semester.
Set upon the edge of the Mediterranean Sea on the glamorous French Riviera, Nice beckons with its mild climate and clear skies. Whether you’re strolling along the famous palm-lined Promenade des Anglais to witness the sunset over the sea, or looking down from Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) at the sweeping panorama of this breathtaking city, Nice will enchant you. Enjoy all that Côte d'Azur has to offer while studying the culture and history of the French Mediterranean coast, improving your language skills (no experience required), and learning about business with other international students. You will take your language and area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center, accompanied by IPAG Business School courses. The IPAG Business School is located in the economic heart of Nice and offers many courses taught in English (only a few electives are taught in French).