2.5

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...

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...

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

This two week program will engage you with industry leaders and world class sites that embody sports and sustainability in London. You’ll have the opportunity to study the intersections of sports and sustainability through site visits, case studies, and excursions throughout London. Spend one week at the facilities of Arsenal Football Club, one of the leading teams of the Premier League. Go behind the scenes to see industry leading practices in action. Week two will be full of excursions where London will be your classroom. Tour repurposed venues, attend sporting events, and visit...

Non-Profits and Social Change

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,...

Politics in London

Immerse yourself in current events and unprecedented political changes in the capital of the United Kingdom. Participate in two Political Science courses over a four-week experience that will explore differing perspectives on international government and policies. Meet political party leaders and discuss politics in United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit. With London as your classroom you’ll visit historical sites that will provide context for recent shifts in the political landscape.

Exploring Identity, Place, and Representation through the Arts in Aix-en-Provence

In this study abroad program, led by UO instructor Lisa Abia-Smith, you will learn about post-impressionists Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh, who both retreated to the South of France. Provence offered a momentary sanctuary for these major artists to express notions of place, identity and representation. The program will start in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, where you will participate in outdoor town and country excursions, plein air painting and local museum trips. Participants will create oil paintings of landscapes, self-portraits, and the city of Aix and surroundings. The program...

Service Learning in Spain and Morocco: Immigration, Nationalism and Border Politics

This Service-Learning program is designed to give students a firsthand look at the immigration challenges and border politics that face Spain and Northern Africa. Students will participate in the spring semester program in Segovia and will complete their Service-Learning placement with the local branch of the Red Cross working to provide support to the immigrant population in Segovia. At the end of the Segovia portion of the program, students will travel as a group through southern Spain to the Port of Algerciras (Cádiz) where they will experience the trip by ferry from Spain to Tangiers,...

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - 2.5