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Service Learning in Spain and Morocco: Immigration, Nationalism and Border Politics

This Service-Learning program is designed to give students a firsthand look at the immigration challenges and border politics that face Spain and Northern Africa. Students will participate in the spring semester program in Segovia and will complete their Service-Learning placement with the local branch of the Red Cross working to provide support to the immigrant population in Segovia. At the end of the Segovia portion of the program, students will travel as a group through southern Spain to the Port of Algerciras (Cádiz) where they will experience the trip by ferry from Spain to Tangiers,...

Sports Business Global Studies in Germany and the Netherlands

This two-week Sports Business Global Study Tour exposes you to international sports businesses and highlights business strategies and priorities for both US-based sports businesses operating in international markets and Global companies that engage with US consumers. This program is an excellent way for a student interested in an international career to experience the possibilities of international markets in a firsthand and intensive immersion. It is important to understand how the cultural, social, and political context affects business strategies across core functions. You will engage in a...

Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in France and Germany

The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. Ideally headquartered for intercultural studies in Alsace on the Rhine River in the bilingual city Strasbourg on the France-Germany border, students learn how to cross national, cultural...

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...

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...

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...

National Student Exchange (NSE) Program

The National Student Exchange (NSE) Program allows students at certain U.S. and Canadian universities to study at other member campuses as exchange students, either for one term/semester, or for a full academic year. In addition to living costs in the host university's city, participants pay either their regular UO tuition or "resident" tuition at the host school. Given that the NSE program places students in 10 different Canadian universities – including French-speaking universities in Québec – the program represents a very cost-effective way to study abroad within North America. For further...

IE3 Global Internships

IE3 Global provides internships at over 100 different organizations in 50 countries, where students can earn credit in majors ranging from finance to social work, fashion to nursing. Internships through IE3 Global offer you the opportunity to gain professional work experience while earning UO academic credit. Internships typically range in length from ten weeks to six months and are available in a variety of private-sector companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions around the world. Internships are open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and post-baccalaureate...
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