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Programs : Featured

This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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Collective Memory in Revolutionary Cuba Havana, Cuba
Terms: Interim Description: How do Cubans view their past, and how does this shape their understanding of the present?  This course focuses on the 1959 Revolution and historical memory.  Students explore through visits to museums, memorials, and monuments how the gove rnment[...]
Economic Progress in China Beijing, China; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China
Terms: Interim Description: This course tracks economic development in China with emphasis on Shanghai.  The course examines the emergence and evolution of markets in rural, urban, commercial, and financial centers and how the changes affect culture, attitudes, customs, an d[...]
Environmental Sustainability in Japan Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
Terms: Interim Description: This course will introduce ideas and practices of community leadership around environmental sustainability in Asia.   Learn how Japanese communities provide answers to global environmental challenges, countering the popular image in the US that [...]
French Language and Moroccan Culture in Fes Fes, Morocco
Terms: Interim Description: Students study French language and Moroccan culture in the Imperial City of Fes.  An immersion experience that includes home stays with local French-speaking families, the course focuses on  Moroccan culture yesterday and today, emphasizing [...]
Interdisciplinary French Studies in Paris Paris, France
Terms: Interim Description: Students delve into advanced language work and on-the-spot investigation of French culture, past and present, including theater, film, visual arts, the French court, and the medieval cathedral through background readings and visits to important monum ents.[...]
Intermediate Spanish II in Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica
Terms: Interim Description: Students explore geographic, economic, political, and ethnic dimensions of life in Costa Rica by combining intensive course work with such cross-cultural experiences as a homesty in San Jose, field work, visits to sites of cultural interest, and excu rsions[...]
Intermediate Spanish II in Ecuador Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador
Terms: Interim Description: This course provides students with an intensive linguistic and cultural immersion experience in Ecuador. In-class activities focus on development of language skills and cross-cultural awareness. Outside of class, students improve their language profi ciency[...]
New York Art Interim New York City, New York, United States
Terms: Interim Description: This course provides intensive exposure to career opportunities in: architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, illustration, video, digital media, and design of all kinds (from toys to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museu m[...]
Number Theory - Budapest Budapest, Hungary
Terms: Interim Description: This course introduces the study of patterns and relationships satisfied by natural numbers. Topics include divisibility, modular arithmetic, prime numbers, congruences, primitive roots, and quadratic residues.  The course is offered in Budapest ,[...]
O'Keefe's Art and New Mexico Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States; Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States; Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Terms: Interim Description: Students study Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexican art, natural and cultural contexts.  Three weeks at Ghost Ranch, follows a week in Santa Fe at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and other resources.  Discussions, readings, activities, an d[...]
Religious and Decorative Art in Morocco Fes, Morocco
Terms: Interim Description: Islamic art is decorative and based on geometry. Students study this art, its origins, and its significance, along with cultural topics related to Moroccan life, in the imperial city of Fes.  Field work includes identification and analysis of di stinct[...]
Sacred Places in Greece and Turkey Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey
Terms: Interim Description: This course explores the notion of sacred places and examines specific sites sacred to ancient people, to Christians, Muslims, and Jews.  Students visit both natural places and constructed sites (i.e., temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues) . [...]
Slavery in West Africa: Ghana Accra, Ghana; Tamale, Ghana
Terms: Interim Description: Students explore the history and culture of Ghana and examine how people recall slavery and the implications of a constructed concept of slavery.  Through primary sources and visits to historic sites, students examine how Africans view slavery; [...]
Social and Political Transformation in Ecuador (HECUA) Quito, Ecuador
Terms: Interim Description: Description Students enrolled in this English-language based program will spend a month in Quito, Ecuador, exploring the perils and promise of development. They'll hike to the crest of the foothills that surround the city, and see the sprawl [...]
Urban Schools and Communities Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Terms: Interim Description: In this course, students examine how schools and communities in the Twin Cities interact to provide support and developmental opportunities for school-age children. Through lectures, readings, discussions, field trips and in-school and co-curricular [...]