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Cultural and Linguistic Variation in Japan

On this short-term summer program, you will experience two distinct regions and cities in Japan: Osaka and Tokyo. Geared towards students with an interest in Japanese language and culture, this program will allow you to analyze regional and cultural differences through the lens of linguistics. Students will gain in-depth knowledge with regards to regional differences in Japanese language and culture focusing on Osaka and Tokyo. Japan is thought to be a homogeneous country, but there are rich differences in dialects and culture, which can be a source of pride or bias, a resource for identity...

Urban Design in Barcelona

Investigate how bottom-up urban design strategies provide a framework for the participation of workers and residents to create an integrated community in Barcelona’s 22@ information activities district. Visit and diagram three urban typologies at the scale of the urban room, district, and neighborhood, including: (1) maritime metropolis; (2) modernisme; and (3) contemporary pluralism, along with a comparative study of similar typologies in Granada, Andalucía. Explore how cultural events, food culture and urban fabric provide an emergent connectivity between post-industrial blocks in the 22@...

Hitotsubashi University Exchange

In this program, you will directly enroll in courses at Hitotsubashi University in western Tokyo. Hitotsubashi University is the only university in Japan to specialize exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. Since its foundation in 1875, Hitotsubashi has been at the forefront of Japan’s innovation. It has been a powerhouse for generations of Japan’s globally active business leaders as well as a research hub producing cutting-edge research in the global academic network of the social sciences. Currently, Hitotsubashi has approximately 4,400 undergraduate students, of which more than...

DIS - Stockholm

On this program, students choose an academic focus, consisting of a required core course and integrated study tours. Students take a required Swedish language and culture class, as well as elective courses from a wide variety of disciplines. Small class sizes, expert faculty, research opportunities, and field studies create an intense, experiential learning environment.

Singapore Management University Exchange

Enroll directly in courses taught at Singapore Management University, a world-class AACSB accredited university in Singapore’s capital city. You can choose from a variety of business-related coursework at SMU. Coursework is taught in English and SMU has a diverse student body with many international students. The program will accept two to four University of Oregon students per year. Because SMU is an entire university dedicated to business and management, it offers many unique and specialized courses, such as: Corporate Responsibility in the Global Era, Visual Analytics for Business...

Senshu University Exchange

Studying at Senshu University offers the opportunity to rapidly improve your Japanese language skills and experience Japanese culture. You will study and live alongside exchange students from all over the world, as well as local Japanese students. In this international environment, you will learn not only about Japanese culture, but will also be exposed to the cultures of your fellow students. The Japanese Language and Culture program is available in summer or winter term, and Japanese Business, Culture & History and Japanese Language program is available in fall term. In addition to...

Sciences Po Exchange

In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at Sciences Po, a French university that is internationally oriented in terms of its academic program, student body, and faculty. This exchange program offers undergraduate and graduate courses in both French and in English. Sciences Po is the premier university for the social sciences in France. Sciences Po is classified as a “grande école,” or elite university, that educates the nation’s top students in the social sciences, most of whom will work in government, law, international affairs, journalism, and public policy after...

Nongovernmental Organizations of South East Asia

This program will run next in summer 2019. The guiding questions of this class are: What is the role of nongovernment organizations in providing services and shaping policy abroad? How do these organizations emerge and evolve over time? What is the relationship between “western” funders and NGOs active in developing nations? How does charity and volunteerism differ in South East Asia? What are differences in the NGO sectors in Thailand and Cambodia? The basic goal is to help students have a general understanding of the ongoing issues and challenges of these organizations working abroad. We...

Neotropical Ecology in Ecuador

The tropics, which occupy about seven percent of the Earth’s surface, contain the bulk of our biodiversity (maybe as high as 50%), and they also are the regions that are experiencing some of the highest rates of destruction. At the current rate of destruction, the tropical forests will be completely gone in less than 200 years. The destruction of tropical systems is having many adverse consequences: regional and global climate patterns are changing, potentially important medicinal compounds and other useful products are disappearing, and we are losing much of our biological heritage. There...

National Taiwan University Exchange

The National Taiwan University exchange program provides you with the opportunity to study in the dynamic city of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, at a highly-ranked research institution. You will study Mandarin and take a limited number of courses in various academic disciplines taught in English. You can take courses in English literature, drama and theater, chemistry, ecology, political science, business, and health. If you have sufficient language skills, you may also take regular courses taught in Chinese at National Taiwan University. The program will accept two to four University of...

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