The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) is one of Latin America's most forward thinking international universities. Founded in 1928, with a tradition of academic excellence, now serves over 14,000 students. PUCV allows Arcadia's students to join international students from all over the region and world in engaging with its rich community and in exploring Latin America's dynamic contemporary reality. Students will have the opportunity to discover what global means in a Latin American and Chilean context, in two courses, one on Globalization and Social Justice and a Spanish language course. Valparaíso is the classroom, and students will engage in the university and the community, from the university to Valparaíso, Santiago and surrounding areas. In addition to the courses, taught in English, students will be involved in a wide variety of co- and extra-curricular activities. Full immersion is enhanced by homestay housing for all students. For the summer, take advantage or what the beautiful Chilean costal city of Valparaíso has to offer. You will have the option to attend one or both of the summer sessions that are available. Each session awards 6 credits. Spanish classes of all levels are available. Your level will be determined by a placement test during orientation. Classes are taught by faculty from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in university classrooms and on site in Valparaíso.
This innovative research program brings you to Dublin, Ireland, to one of Europe’s leading research-intensive institutions, University College Dublin (UCD). Ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education rankings, UCD has the facilities and faculty to support your research program in the UCD O’Brien Center for Science.
A variety of innovative research projects are offered in key areas of study: biology, chemistry, computer science, geological sciences, and ecology. You will conduct your independent research alongside academics and Ph.D students with expertise in areas such as molecular biology, particle physics, synthetic chemistry and data analytics.
Spending your summer conducting independent research in your STEM field of choice with leading experts in Ireland will add a fascinating dimension to your resume when applying for graduate school or a career in the field. The young and lively city of Dublin is thriving in summer with many exciting cultural opportunities.
This is a highly competitive program with limited places so please apply early to increase your chances of acceptance onto the program.
You will engage in faculty supervised, hands-on research projects with results that will culminate in the preparation of a research paper.
Faculty mentors will work closely with you to direct your continued growth and knowledge development in the chosen research topic discipline.
The Arcadia Dublin Center staff will be on-hand to support you and ensure that you also find time to meet Irish people and enjoy their rich culture, strengthening your understanding of this fascinating country.
The full range of facilities at UCD’s leafy Dublin campus will be at your disposal: clubs and societies of all kinds and a prime location to help you explore everything Dublin and Ireland has to offer.
Prior project examples include: Genetic and pharmacological determinants of vision (using zebrafish to early onset model blindness); The effects of trauma-induced neuroinflammation on Alzheimer's disease-related pathology; Automating digital forensic evidence analysis through deep learning
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and Pacific studies. Field study options available in some areas give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to the real world. Additionally, their AACSB accredited Business School is located in the brand new, purpose-built Owen G. Glenn Building.
More than 2,500 Māori students, 3,500 South Pacific Islanders, 15,500 students of Asian background and 6,000 international students give Auckland the vibrant diversity that makes it such an exciting learning community.
Auckland is an easy jumping off point to travel around to the rest of the country and is an easily accessible city.
Though the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is still easy to walk around and has a great cafe and shopping culture.
With over 200 clubs and societies, there's a club for every taste. From tramping, canoeing, photography, and politics, to cosplay, drinking wine or eating desserts, clubs help balance your studies and grow your network.