This program, first offered in 2012, examines the problem of the "democratic deficit" in the Muslim world, and analyzes the causes and consequences of the recent wave of revolutions against authoritarian rule in the Arab World. In addition, the course will look at the commitment of the United States to the promotion of democratic institutions and values in the Middle East. Case studies include Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. The 2017 seminar, taking place in Dubai, will be led by two senior professors of political science at Syracuse University, Matt Bonham and Mehrzad Boroujerdi, and will include a host of activities such as field trips in Dubai and Sharjah, an overnight excursion, and guest spearkers. Skirting the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates is a true melting post of cultures. It is a hub for trade, business, and cultural exchange. The UAE is the perfect place to learn about the Arab world. Students will witness the daily intersection of traditional values and modern realities.
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This fall-only program based in Wroclaw, Poland offers you a special opportunity to live in an exciting Central European metropolis, to study with a close cohort of student interested in similar subjects, to learn from dynamic faculty, and to shape individual research projects. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines, and students can take course at the University of Lower Silesia, the University of Wroclaw, or the University of Economics, including foreign languages. The current listings of courses will be provided at your request and individual arrangements need to be made prior to your arrival in Wroclaw through the Program Director at the University of Lower Silesia. Program leader Hana Cervinkova is a professor of cultural anthropology and the founding director of the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education, a dynamic center for practice and scholarship at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw.
The program begins with four weeks of intensive Spanish language study at the CEDEI Institute in Cuenca, Ecuador (optional for students with four semesters of college Spanish, required for students with three semesters of college Spanish). A small, artsy city, Cuenca is known for its breathtaking mountain geography and the warmth of both its climate and people. After the Cuenca program, you'll spend the remainder of your semester in Santiago, with your choice of classes at local universities. The Santiago program begins with the required Signature Seminar, Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America. You will continue language study in Santiago, and enroll in at least one non-language class taught in Spanish at affiliated Chilean universities and/or classes at the SU Center. The SU Santiago program is designed to maximize immersion and language acquisition through homestays, interdisciplinary field study, and enrollment in regular semester classes taught in Spanish at the Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Catolica. SU Abroad students enroll in classes alongside Chilean students in a wide range of disciplines. Both undergraduate and graduate students have the option to participate in a professional internship.