This program examines the ways in which development is reshaping a traditionally rural society into one that is rapidly becoming globally connected and modern. While listed as one of the least developed countries by the UN, Nepal is in the midst of reshaping itself and is currently writing a new constitution. Sandwiched between the emerging global powerhouses of China and India, Nepal is at the center of transnational relations and is an increasingly globalized place. Nepal’s unique position makes it a compelling place to study development and social change close up. Through both classroom and field activities, you will investigate the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic forces that are reshaping rural and urban communities. Study how development, political conflict, an emerging civil society, and global markets are all working to redefine Nepal in the twenty-first century. Please visit our website for more information.
D-440, Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile
This program gives you the opportunity to engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on educational systems in urban and rural areas of Chile and Argentina. You will spend time in a variety of schools, gaining insight on the workings of public, private, voucher, underprivileged, coed, and single-sex institutions. Throughout, you will consider the application of popular education as a tool for social change. Please visit our website for more information.
Služeb 569/7, Malešice, 108 00 Praha-Praha 10, Czech Republic
Please visit our website for more information. Work directly with artists and social innovators to create an independent project in visual arts, creative writing, or performing arts practice or theory. Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change. This program will allow you to choose either an arts-based research project that integrates research methods with creative writing or visual or performing arts practice or, alternately, a field-based research project using traditional qualitative research methods. You will be immersed in the Czech Republic’s contemporary art scene and given the opportunity to explore the country’s rich artistic heritage. You will also be challenged to consider the relationship between art, politics, and society in the country’s historic and contemporary contexts.