You do not want miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. You will love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. But there is more to Cape Town than its beauty: its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you will agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you are on top of the world. Cape Town Summer Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also an ideal location to experience the dynamic change in a country that is highly developed, but where millions live in poverty. You witness and participate in the South African effort to deliver health care effectively to the poorer urban and rural residents. Designed for students interested in health-related careers, this program enables you to examine health care delivery in South Africa. Field visits and placements in the townships surrounding Cape Town and a week-long rural excursion in the northern part of South Africa provide firsthand experience with the many health issues that plague South Africa, and the national effort to improve public health.Interested in seeing our Center through a Virtual Tour? Check out https://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/virtual-tours to learn more!
Diversity Abroad & University of Auckland are proud to announce a new partnership for study abroad. Apply today for a full scholarships (worth $12,750 NZD) towards your study abroad program with University of Auckland. Students who apply but are not selected will be eligible to receive one of ten $730 (or $1,000 NZD) Travel Scholarships as well. Scholarship funds may only be applied towards University of Auckland programs. For additional information and instructions on how to apply for an program, please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/studyabroad
The Intern Group provides an all-inclusive internship program in Latin America. We have chosen the emerging economy of Colombia for our program because of its combination of professional opportunities and culture. Take this chance to stand out by exploring the world and gaining real world experience. By partnering with a range of great companies and NGOs, our Latin America program will help you define your path and give you a competitive edge. We've previously placed interns at leading companies like Plaza Mayor, FIFA, & Bancolombia (LATAM's largest investment bank). Apply now to our award-winning program, as featured in CNN, TIME and Forbes.
Direct EnrollmentAPI students in Dunedin will have the opportunity to study at New Zealand’s oldest university – the University of Otago. The University of Otago has been rated by international students as one of the top universities in New Zealand in terms of quality of learning, living, support, and student services. API students will study alongside “Kiwis” and other international students. There are also opportunities for fieldwork and research in the areas of marine and geological sciences. For more information on these options, contact the API office.International Summer SchoolAPI students in Dunedin will have the opportunity to study at New Zealand’s oldest university – the University of Otago. The University of Otago has been rated by international students as one of the top universities in New Zealand in terms of quality of learning, living, support, and student services. API students will study alongside “Kiwis” and other international students.HIGHLIGHTSDunedin (population 120,000), is the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Dunedin and the surrounding area are widely known as an eco-tourism destination, and a great jumping-off point for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, trekking, and kayaking. The city is very easy to navigate for pedestrians, and its lively central shopping district is within walking distance of campus. Come study abroad with API in Dunedin and see why this city is a favorite for Kiwi students!
Volunteers can choose from a wide range of projects including Childcare, Teaching English, Construction and Renovation, Turtle Conservation, Eco Agriculture Conservation, and Healthcare. The local team in Costa Rica are supportive and efficient, and many volunteers highly regard this program, making it one of the most popular among our North American travelers. Essentially a land bridge connecting two major continents, Costa Rica is home to 210 species of mammals, 878 types of birds, 218 reptiles, and over 35,000 species of insects. With a remarkably high biodiversity density and a sharp contrast in landscapes, from mangrove to mountain top, Costa Rica is home to approximately 5 percent of the world’s species with more types of butterflies than all of Africa and more types of birds than the whole of North America. Over 25 percent of Costa Rica’s land mass is protected, and this makes the nation the world leader in conservation policies. Volunteers are encouraged to explore the rain forests, tropical day forests, cloud forests, marine areas, and wetlands in support of Costa Rica’s conservation efforts. Some of these parks include Arenal Volcano National Park, Carara and Corcovado National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest. Not to mention, the white, gray, and black sand beaches and prolific wildlife dotted with small towns and laid back fishing villages can be discovered along the Pacific Coast to the west, or similarly, along the Caribbean coast to the east. As Costa Rica is home to over 50 volcanos, the lava deposits have created unique black and gray sand beaches, such as Playa Negro and Playa Hermosa. These beaches are uniquely soft to the touch and visually striking when contrasted with crystal clear water and remarkable sunsets at dusk. Despite a peaceful worldly disposition, the country still suffers hardship in the area of inflated prices of food and imported goods. Poverty stricken in many areas, the nation still battles corruption, poor road conditions, robberies, illegal drugs, and a sluggish legal system. Most volunteer placements are based in and around San Jose, and volunteers are accommodated in homestays with local families and other volunteers also serving on the program. Buses are the most common mode of transportation; however, there are many universities and parks to stroll in the area. Volunteers who are helping on the Turtle Conservation project are placed in one of four locations on either the Pacific or Caribbean coast. Those who would like a retreat from city life will be most comfortable staying in the basic but cozy homestays in the cloud forests of Monteverde while on the Eco-Agriculture project.
Ranked as one of the top universities in Latin America, Universidad Austral provides diverse courses, academically challenging curriculum and extracurricular activities for international students and Argentines alike. With courses taught in both English and Spanish, students have the option to take courses that not only fit their career goals, but also their language preference. In addition, the campus is home to eight institutes dedicated to various academic studies, which provides opportunities for virtually any major. The University’s campus in Buenos Aires is the perfect opportunity for international students to explore Argentine culture. Known as the “Paris of the South”, Buenos Aires offers students an affordable and rewarding alternative to studying abroad in Europe. Students enjoy week nights out tango dancing, watching fútbol or visiting museums in central Buenos Aires, while weekends are ideal for planning adventurous excursions to the countryside that include hiking, trekking, swimming, camping and skiing.
Every year hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through our Sydney Abroad program. Some come for our academic reputation and our wide range of courses, while others wish to experience our vibrant student life bolstered by our guaranteed housing and unique Internship Program. Whatever the reason, join us and find out why we’re Australia’s favourite option. There are many points of differentiation that make the University of Sydney the best option for students in Australia and specifically in Sydney. These include: • We have the largest selection of subjects offered by any university in Australia: over 3000 units of study available across 16 Faculties • Guaranteed accommodation - modern, clean and well-equipped accommodation at Urbanest with a mixed international/domestic student population and all within a 5 minute walk to campus • Internships - credit-bearing industry or research placement run internally by the Sydney Abroad team to facilitate best-fit matching between student and host • Mates abroad and social calendar - opt-in mentor program for students to meet Australian students, ease their transition into Sydney life, foster an international culture, and share exciting adventures in Australia together • Campus culture– ranked 1st for the best student experience in Australia: there are more than 200 student clubs and societies, 43 which are sports clubs, 12 cafes and 8 bars on campus, 4 live performance spaces and 2 fitness centres We sit in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage. Ranked 45th in the world in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading research-intensive universities and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Ranked 45th in the world in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading research universities and the eldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Sydney ranks first as the world’s most friendliest city for tourists* and is Australia’s most liveable city.** Our programs - 1 or 2 semesters - Short term: 6 week intensive option 27 May - 8 July 2017 - Spring friendly - full semester mimicking the Spring - Gap and first year - option for students without a home institution or in their first year of study
The University of Glasgow offers you a large, green campus setting in the upscale West End of Glasgow, a thriving city full of energy, culture and social attractions. The university is known for its strength in anatomy, biology, law, Scottish literature, physics, engineering and film. They also offer a popular course for international students, Exploring Scottish Culture. Additionally, you will be afforded the opportunity to take art courses at the renowned Glasgow School of Art.
Doing something for others is good; helping another is heartwarming. Would you like to share your abilities and gifts with others? Would you like to use your unique talents to give back and see in the faces of someone else what it means to be useful? And would you like to do this all in combination with exciting travel where you will meet new people in a new culture? If you answer yes, then you mustnât hesitate: enroll in our ALTERNATIVE BREAK ABROAD ECUADOR program now! This program is also for you if you believe in travel and an immersion in the cultures of the world as a means to share experience and knowledge among all people. The Alternative Break Abroad program combines volunteer work with adventure and the experience of travelling and learning about other cultures, customs and places. Volunteering to help children, the community or the environment is also a new way to learn about yourself. This group-based (5 participants or more) volunteer program is for those who are interesting in combining travel abroad with community service and studying Spanish for free. Our Alternative Break Abroad program gives you the opportunity to volunteer for short or long term programs run year-round in the Amazon, Coast, Andes and Galapagos - Ecuador. Eco Volunteer UP gives you the chance to learn, volunteer and expose yourself to the lifestyle of a third world country, while traveling and immersing yourself in an Ecuadorian culture. And youâll also learn Spanish for free! Choose among three exciting Alternative Break options: ONE WEEK BREAK: Participants can choose to volunteer at any project in QUITO among health, child care, orphanage, children with disabilities or elderly care project, or Conservation CLOUD FOREST. Combine this with a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons and the last two days of travel to MINDO for a fantastic zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus visit EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO and OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America. Program fee: US $245 + registration fee Includes*: Pick up and drop off at airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo and Otavalo (including transportation) and free Spanish lessons. TWO WEEK BREAK: Participants combine different projects. Two days volunteering in QUITO at orphanage, day care, elderly care or children with disabilities project, a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons, three days volunteering at Conservation project in CLOUD FOREST and a tour to MINDO for zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus visit EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO and OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America, and one week in the fabulous GALAPAGOS with four days volunteering at an ecological farm and three day trips to different Islands or attractions including a day on the beach. Program fee: US$ 630 + registration fee Includes: Pick up and drop off airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo, Otavalo and three day trips in Galapagos, transportation for the trips and free Spanish lessons. Not included: Ticket to Ecuador, ticket from Quito â Galapagos and Galapagos â Quito, public bus to the projects, entrance fee to Galapagos and anything else not specific in the itinerary. THREE WEEK BREAK: Participants combine many projects in different regions of Ecuador. You will stay three days in QUITO volunteering at day care, orphanage, child care, elderly care or children with disabilities project, add a cultural day tour in the afternoon in Quito, free Spanish lessons, travel to CLOUD FOREST for three days volunteering and a day trip to MINDO for zip line tour or another activity (tubing, rappelling, chocolate making or visiting a butterfly farm), plus EQUATOR LINE â MITAD DEL MUNDO, OTAVALO, the largest indigenous market in South America, four days volunteering in the AMAZON at the Wild Animal Rescue Center or Conservation or Community project, one day trip to do rafting and visiting the town of BAÃOS, four days volunteering on the COAST for a local community by teaching English, or helping in a day care and/or medical center, and five days in GALAPAGOS, with three days volunteering and two days touring, including a day on the beach. Program fee: US $795 + registration fee Includes: Pick up and drop off airport in Quito, accommodation and three meals per day, orientation and support before and during your volunteering, cultural day tour in Quito, trips to Mindo, Otavalo, three day trips in Galapagos, rafting tour, transportation for the trips and free Spanish lessons. Not included: Ticket to Ecuador, ticket from Quito â Galapagos and Galapagos â Quito, public bus to the projects, entrance fee to Galapagos and anything else not specific in the itinerary. You are welcome to arrive any day of the week. However, we prefer you arrive on a Sunday to start volunteering on Monday morning. For the projects in Quito volunteers stay with a host family and their lessons take place in a Spanish school in the new town. You can also create your own itinerary. Please contact us!
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