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Liberal Arts in London

Building on a quarter-century of academic excellence, the London Centre offers multi-disciplinary courses in the liberal arts and humanities. Each course places an important emphasis on experiential learning, transforming the entire city of London into your classroom by incorporating several local outings and excursions. Courses take advantage of the world class galleries and museums like the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the Cabinet War Rooms, the Churchill Museums and, of course, the British Museum, which is just a short walk from the GEO London Centre . Each term, students have...

German Language and Culture in Berlin

In this program, you will be immersed in German language and culture. You will directly enroll in FUBiS, the summer program of the Freie Universität of Berlin. Develop your intercultural communication skills by joining the international community of students from more than 50 countries that attends FUBiS every year. Further these skills by living with a local family in a homestay. You will take one content course in English along with a German language course. Field trips to museums, memorials and cultural and political institutions are integral components of all classes. In some courses, you...

Media Studies in Siena

The Media Studies in Siena program will provide you with a broad understanding of Italian history and contemporary culture through course readings, reflective writing and excursions to locations related to your studies, including Vinci and Florence as well as the landscape and museums of Tuscany and the city of Siena itself. In The Middle Ages Meets Popular Culture in Siena: Reading the Signs of Italy , we will investigate the works of Umberto Eco to understand the science and politics of how meaning is created--- created through signs and symbols--- to make what we call “culture”, as well as...

Italian History and Culture through Fiction and Film in Siena

Explore Italian society and culture through the Neapolitan Novels series of Elena Ferrante and key works of Italian cinema. Students will read the four novels in the Neapolitan Novels series that address issues of female friendships, poverty and crime in contemporary Italy and social movements through the lives of two sisters as they make their ways through life. This course is complemented by the Italian cinema course taught by Dr. Li, which uses cinema to present a cultural geography of Venice, Rome and Naples. You will travel to Venice and Naples to gain a deeper understanding of the...

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