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Human Rights and Peace Studies in the Balkans

At the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Balkans represents a diverse mix of cultures, languages, philosophies and religions. Since the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the Balkans remain a global epicenter for peace building, inter-religious dialogue, and the promotion and protection of human rights. Led by UO Instructor Will Johnson, students in this program will study the challenges and possibilities of human rights and post-conflict peace-building in one of the most dynamic, beautiful, and diverse regions in the world. The program includes coursework, guided...

Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea (SAS) is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. The courses will be taught in a comparative context and will make use of the diverse countries that you will visit. The shipboard curriculum is complemented by intensive field programs, which include diverse learning activities (from site visits to research to home-stays with local families) undertaken in each port-of-call. The community of learners on the ship includes about 500 to 700 undergraduate...

GlobalWorks: Pre-School and Kindergarten Teaching in Cusco

Building problems, insufficient number of qualified teachers, overcrowded classes, and shortage of educational materials negatively impact the quality of children's education in Cusco. The project supports resource-poor kindergartens for children from local Quechua communities plagued by chronic poverty. In addition to problems in the local education system, many parents are illiterate and do not focus on their children's education. Program Description: Work three (3) to five (5) hours a day with local teachers to help plan and lead classes : ages of children range between 3 and 5; classes...

GlobalWorks: Non-Profit Management Internships in China

The Non-Profit Management program provides students with the opportunity to work in China where over 400,000 NGOs are currently active. A wide range of issues are addressed, including student drop-out rates, labor rights, women’s rights and environmental protection. Internship placements could be in: Shanghai, Beijing, & Shenzhen. Each internship offers the chance to: Create a monthly English language newsletter and weekly blog entries that highlight new program initiatives, fundraising activities, etc. Organize and developing activities and presentations for events, summits and other...

GlobalWorks: Microfinance and Income Generation in Phnom Penh

Cambodia has recorded impressive economic growth in the last decade. The country has emerged from its violent recent history and moved from an isolated subsistence economy to a market-based one led by garment manufacturing and tourism. However, while jobs have been created at all levels of society, the wage gap is widening and the United Nations indicates that over 30 percent of the population remains below the national poverty line. One of the most effective tools to create opportunity for the poorest is to extend credit to poor entrepreneurs. When carried out as part of a well-planned...

GlobalWorks: Media, Graphic Design, and Creative Industries Internships in Tokyo

The Media, Graphic Design, and Creative Industries Internship offers opportunities to work overseas in Japan with types of companies and organizations, such as : Innovation Language Learning, imageMILL, Virgin Earth: Aoyama Earth Studio and many more. A strong interest in Japan and the desire to immerse oneself in the culture are a must. Language abilities range from little-to-none, all the way up to advanced, business-level skills. Each internship provides chances to: Film footage on location and in a studio environment. Learn about all aspects of film pre-production, shooting and post-...

GlobalWorks: Media, Graphic Design & Creative Industries Internships in China

The Media, Graphic Design, & Creative Industries program provides interns the chance to work with professionals in a cultural and creative industry that had a GDP increase of 22% per year between 2004-2008. Internship placements could be in: Shanghai, Beijing, & Shenzhen. Each internship provides chances to: Develop ideas and designs using new materials for various business needs. Working on layout design & art work using a range of media, such as photography and computer-aided design. Support staff on crafting branding development programs. Helping arrange exhibitions &...

GlobalWorks: Marketing, PR, and Advertising Internships in Tokyo

The Marketing, Public Relations, and Advertising in Tokyo internships offers opportunities to work overseas in Japan with companies and organizations such as The Japan Times, AIG, GE, BCBG MAXAZRIA GROUP, Audi, and many more. A strong interest in Japan and the desire to immerse oneself in the culture are a must. Language abilities range from little-to-none, all the way up to advanced, business-level skills. Internships provide opportunities to: Collaborate on content creation for online publications. Copy-edit, proofread, fact-check, and make general editorial contributions. Assist with...

Marketing in Vienna

Learn about business practices in a context of cultural immersion and gain valuable skills in basic German. Expand your understanding of marketing in an international context, completing key marketing courses while learning about the specific context of Vienna. This program is open to undergraduate students in all business majors and international studies majors with a professional concentration in international business. It includes advanced coursework in marketing and makes ample use of the Central European context for applied case studies.

Mapping Hong Kong

The UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts partners with Hong Kong University (HKU) Faculty of Architecture to offer this three-week, faculty-led summer program. On this program, you will study urban and wild spaces within Hong Kong, and examine the relationship between built and natural environments. Ways the city has changed swiftly over short periods of time will be studied through tours, excursions to the city’s edges, lectures, drawing, researching and the active making of maps in teams.

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