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IE3:Heidelberg Accelerated Program (HAP)

Come with only two semester of German, leave with two years completed. This program is part of the longstanding Oregon and Baden- Württemberg state-to-state program. It is designed for students who have completed two terms or one semester of first year German. Students earn the equivalent of the third term of first year German and all of second year German in one semester of intensive language study in beautiful Heidelberg. Universität Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. It is ranked as one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions. Despite being a large, bustling...

Communication Studies in Oviedo

Experience beautiful Oviedo, Spain, located in Northern Spain in the Asturias region. Led by Southern Oregon University Professor of Communication, Alena Ruggerio, this program will engage students in a detailed exploration of environmental persuasion as it relates to the local people and culture as well as an examination of how Spain is depicted in public messages and how that compares and contrasts with our own experiences of Spain. The program will include several day trips and excursions to local sites of interest. We will go on a weekend excursion to Covadonga, located in the beautiful...

GlobalWorks: Marketing and Advertising in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most exciting, energetic and fastest growing city. Through our internship program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, history and business. E-commerce in Vietnam is on the rise, as most advertisements are viewed on Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook. Interns will help to increase the brand value of the company, managing a Facebook and Twitter page and increasing traffic to the company web pages. Internship duties may include: • Manage social and other media campaigns • Create programs to increase brand value of companies • Plan...

GlobalWorks: NGO and Non Profit in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most exciting, energetic and fastest growing city. Vietnam has several successful charities centered around saving the children who are victims to hunger. Through our internship program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, history and NGOs and Non Profit organizations. Internship duties may include: • Writing the English language monthly newsletter and weekly blogs including a summary of new initiatives, news on corporate developments and fundraising activities. • Devising and organizing activities and presentations for a...

Fantastic Beasts and Fashion in London

In this semester program you will study how humans use both animals and fashion as representations both historically and contemporarily. London will come to life in your classes as you discover the animals (real and fictional) that call it home as well as the fashionistas who have launched trends around the world. You’ll research how industries and artists have used animals and clothes as symbols through excursions and meetings with leading experts.

Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in France and Germany

The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. Ideally headquartered for intercultural studies in Alsace on the Rhine River in the bilingual city Strasbourg on the France-Germany border, students learn how to cross national, cultural...

Music, Drumming and Dance in Ghana

The performing arts in most sub-Saharan Africa cultures are not merely forms of entertainment that exist in isolation from the societies that produces them; rather, they are interwoven into the historical, socio-economic, cultural, and the political lives of the people. This program offers students the opportunity to engage in a variety of musical expressions and traditions across several regions of Ghana. Centered on the concept of a total performance experience, the program utilizes dance, music, singing and storytelling to educate students about diverse Ghanaian cultures. While music and...

Sustainability and Sports in London

Core to understanding the sports business industry is a deep understanding of the global impact of sports across a range of critical topics – issues on sustainability, cultural impact, economic impact, geopolitical factors, social issues, and peace. This program provides experiential opportunities that focus on the management and cross-cultural context of sport and the issues / challenges that surface when sport is examined through an international lens. This two week program will engage you with industry leaders and world class sites that embody sports and sustainability in London. You’ll...

NonProfits and Social Change in Rosario

The guiding questions of this course are: What is the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs, the international term for nonprofit organizations) in helping to empower people and shape policy abroad? What is the shape and scope of nonprofit and social justice organizations in South America compared to the United States? ​ How do these organizations emerge and evolve over time? What is the relationship between “western” funders, local activists and organizers and NGOs active in South America? The basic goal is to help students have a general understanding of the ongoing issues and...

Global Communications Campaigns in Rosario

The Global Communications Campaigns program is designed to give students a better understanding of trans-national media in a Latin American context. The program includes a Global Culture course and a Global Campaigns course. Both courses will be tailored to the Argentine context and, focusing on the Argentine wine industry as a case study, students will learn how Argentine marketers appeal to consumers globally. Designed for students in media studies, advertising, public relations, and journalism, this course will teach students how to construct messages that are intended for domestic,...

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