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CIEE: Business, Language, and Culture in Shanghai

The Business, Language, and Culture program is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of China as it emerges to take a leading role in the global market. You will be introduced to the Chinese language, the history of China's economic reforms, China's macroeconomic impact on other economies, and the local business practices that shape and mold the economic development of the nation. Language classes and related language clinics and tutoring sessions are taught in Mandarin Chinese, with business and area studies courses taught in English. For further information about the program,...

CIEE: Business, Engineering, Arts, and Sciences in Sharjah

The Business, Engineering, Arts, and Sciences program at the CIEE Study Center at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is designed to help you improve your Arabic language skills, develop an understanding of the Gulf region and its role in the Arab World and global economy, and learn firsthand about the daily intersection of traditional values and modern realities. Through direct matriculation in Arabic language and area studies courses at the American University of Sharjah, and innovative program activities and excursions, you will become immersed in the cultural and social life of the...

CIEE: Business, Communications, and Culture in Brussels

The Business, Communications, and Culture program has three goals: to provide you with opportunities to study European identity, culture, and policy-making from a non-U.S. perspective with other international students; to offer you insight into Belgium and Brussels’ unique political, cultural, and linguistic situation in Europe; and to enable you to improve your French or Dutch language skills. You will be required to take five courses, including the CIEE core course, Contemporary Europe: The Belgian Experience, one required French or Dutch language course, and three other Vesalius College...

Business and Society in Seville

Note: This program will not be available after Fall 2017 The Business and Society program offers students at the advanced language level the opportunity to solidify their Spanish language skills, while gaining an understanding of economic and business management in Spain and the European Union. The program combines coursework, related lectures, internships, and company visits. In addition, you will have the opportunity to directly enroll in regular University courses. During the first few weeks, you will take Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics. During the remainder of...

CIEE: Business and Culture in Santiago

The Business and Culture program will help you gain a critical appreciation of Chile’s unique business sector and its importance in Latin America. The program is ideal for students with lower language skill levels, a keen interest in international business and economics, and a desire to learn about the ongoing process of economic transformation in Chile and Latin America. The program aims to enhance your knowledge of international business from a local, national, and regional perspective, and to develop technical, cultural, and linguistic skills for future leadership in the global marketplace...

CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Gaborone

At the CIEE Study Center in Gaborone, you will have the opportunity to become a fully integrated member of the University of Botswana campus community. In addition to developing your Setswana language skills, you will benefit from unique academic courses in various disciplines that focus on Botswana, specifically, and Southern Africa. Through CIEE-coordinated volunteer opportunities and excursions, you will take important steps towards becoming members of the local community. Through specialized courses and integrated extracurricular activities, you will gain a greater understanding of...

Sustainable Development in Latin America

Ecuador provides an ideal setting for exploring issues related to sustainable development. The course will examine the tensions, challenges, and possibilities for reconciling development and conservation in the dry tropical forest zone, a critically important and globally imperiled ecosystem. Course activities are held in Quito and in Bahía de Caráquez. During the first week of the program, students will stay in Quito to take an intensive Spanish course and visit organizations dealing with sustainable development practices. The following three weeks of activities will be developed in Bahia de...

GlobalWorks: Sustainable Agriculture in Vang Vieng

Eighty percent of the labor force in Laos and half of the country's GDP are tied to agriculture. The effect of agriculture on the environment is substantial. Slash-and-burn farming has significantly contributed to forest destruction, and intensive farming has led to widespread soil erosion. Forests, which not long ago covered 70 percent of Laos, now cover just 40 percent. The government recognizes the link between economic growth, food security and natural resource management, and its poverty alleviation initiatives encourage more careful land use. However, responsible agriculture practices...

GlobalWorks: Sports Organization in Cusco, Peru

Sports are used to help disadvantaged children develop healthy lifestyles and good social skills. A large percentage of children in Cusco are forced into labor or spend the day in the streets without support from family or educators. The project brings together children from poor neighborhoods in Cusco to tap the power of sport to encourage personal growth, instill a sense of optimism, and have fun. Program Description: Work three (3) to five (5) hours a day in a local sports organization of public school offering physical education to children: ages of children range between 6 and 15;...

Sports Business Global Studies in Germany and the Netherlands

This two-week Sports Business Global Study Tour is designed for undergraduate business majors. The program exposes you to international sports businesses and highlights business strategies and priorities for US-based sports businesses operating in international markets. As a student interested in a career in sports business, the program is an excellent way for you to experience the possibilities of international markets in a firsthand and intensive immersion. You will engage in a comparative exploration of sports business industries and markets in Amsterdam, Nuremberg, Munich and Berlin. The...

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