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Food and Culture in Siena

The Siena Food and Culture program allows you to develop fuller understandings of complex food-related issues and gain new insights into the ways in which food mediates social, political, environmental, cultural and economic processes. You will study Italian food and culture in the contexts of Siena and Tuscany, famous for their beautiful landscapes, quality of cuisine and wine, and as the birthplace of the agritourism movement. All courses are taught in English; there is no language requirement and the program is open to all majors. The program includes ample excursions for field-based...

Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar

The Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar program offers you an opportunity to learn the most widely spoken African language, Swahili. You will study the language at an accelerated pace through daily classes and full immersion into Swahili culture, history, politics and religion on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. The program can accommodate all levels of Swahili speakers (from first year to fourth year), and no prior experience is required. During this eight-week program, you will earn 16 academic credits from the University of Oregon. A University of Oregon faculty member from...

Intensive Spanish in Oviedo

This 5-week program includes 100 hours of intensive Spanish courses taught by University of Oviedo professors and is designed for Intermediate through advanced level students. You will attend courses with other US and international students. Field trips, guided visits and other group activities complement in-class learning and are included in the program fee. You will stay in a homestay within walking or a short bus ride the city center and campus. The GEO programs offer you full support and are preceded by an intensive orientation. Oviedo sits at the foot of the Aramo mountains, just 23...

Intensive Spanish for Healthcare Professionals in Oviedo

This 4-week intensive Spanish language program teaches standard terminology and incorporates common dialect variants as well as aspects of Latino culture that can impact the patient’s health and interaction with the medical system. The contents of this program are based on research carried out in US medical settings. Spanish is a diverse language that varies between regions and countries. While learning Spanish in Argentina, for example, would allow the student to better understand that variety, it may not help with others. In contrast, the Spanish now spoken throughout Latin America has its...

Intensive Italian Language in Lecce

The Lecce program offers you an opportunity to learn Italian language at an accelerated pace through intensive study and immersion in the Italian culture. This program can accommodate you, whether you want to begin or continue the study of Italian, at any level. You can earn the equivalent of a full year of Italian language in just two months, while spending your summer in the popular tourist destination of southern Italy. In addition to intensive language courses, the program includes excursions around the local area, two extra-curricular cultural courses, and a one-week break between...

Intensive German Language in Berlin

This program is focused on German language skill development. You will directly enroll in FUBiS, the summer program of the Freie Universität of Berlin. FUBiS offers semi-intensive and intensive German classes on up to five proficiency levels, allowing you to improve your German skills considerably. Field trips to vast historic, cultural and political institutions are integral components of all classes. Develop your intercultural communication skills as part of an international community of students from more than 50 countries studying in Berlin. Further these skills by living with a local...

Intensive Arabic in Amman

This 9-week summer program is for students who have a strong interest in learning Modern Standard Arabic through an intensive language program. You will attend Arabic classes at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. Students of all levels of Arabic, from novice to advanced, can be accommodated and no prior experience in Arabic language is required. In addition to daily classes, you will attend a lecture series organized by the UO faculty director, David Hollenberg. Students in the GEO program will meet with journalists and professionals working with refugees as part of a professional...

IE3: Tübingen Summer Program

Spend the month of August in Tübingen, a historic university town that is the ideal place to learn German, experience new cultures, and make new friends from all over the world. Participants in the International Summer Course will not only learn German language, they will also become knowledgeable about contemporary German society, politics, and culture. Every weekday, students will have four hours of language lessons in the morning and a two-hour tutorial in the afternoon. The course encompasses intensive training in writing and speaking, grammar, reading comprehension, intercultural general...

SIT: Climate Change and the Arctic in Iceland and Greenland

No ecosystem is changing faster than the Arctic, and few scientific disciplines are more critical to the world than the study of climate change. In this program, you will learn about Arctic climates, ecosystems, and how humans interact with them – as well as the impacts climate change will have on plants, animals and human communities in the Arctic and across the globe now and into the future. During this program, you will take classes on the arctic ecosystems, climate modelling and carbon management, as well as conducting fieldwork that introduces you to scientific methods, data collection,...

SIT: Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility in Geneva

Through this program, you will gain a background in international banking and finance through a social justice lens via an experiential, case-study approach. The international environment of Geneva offers an opportunity to meet experts and academics at banks, financial institutions, and Swiss and international NGOs, all while examining macroeconomics and the global finance system as it applies to social responsibility and the ethics of sustainable business. This program addresses the causes of the unstable global economy, alternative systems of intermediation, and the implications of...

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