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Stones and Stories: Trekking Italian Landscapes in Siena

Italy has a long history of fostering creativity and innovative art forms that build on the past but look towards the future. This history, as well as the rich culture and physical beauty of Siena and broader Italy, will serve as the context in which students will explore and develop their artistic skills through experimentation with a variety of painting techniques in the studio art course and the creation of personal journals.

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SIT: Arts and Social Change in Prague

In the Arts and Social Change program you will examine the contemporary arts scene in the Czech Republic and the role of art as a social change agent throughout the country's history. You will study the country's communist past, its post-socialist transition, and the new challenges facing artists and communities today as a result of globalization and tourism.

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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.

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Hong Kong University Exchange

Hong Kong University (HKU – officially known as the University of Hong Kong) is among the top-ranked universities in Asia and is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), of which the University of Oregon is also a member. You will participate in HKU’s Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme. In this program, you may take classes in most major departments at HKU, including journalism, education, the sciences, and liberal arts. All courses (except for Chinese language) are taught in English and you will be enrolled alongside HKU students.

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Global China Program at East China Normal University

East China Normal University (ECNU) was established in 1951, and is one of China’s most highly-ranked and prestigious universities. ECNU welcomes many international students to its campus every year, and its programs offer students an opportunity to experience university life in China in a unique and personal way. Known as the “Garden Campus”, ECNU offers a special environment within the busy hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

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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.

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Mexican Studies and Spanish Immersion in Querétaro

This program is designed for you to learn Spanish language through immersion. You can take intermediate or advanced Spanish, as well as courses on Mexican history, literature, and culture. You will study in the Spanish Department (Facultad de Lenguas y Letras) of the local public university: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ). As part of the immersive experience, you will live with a Mexican host family and have the chance to interact with Mexican students on campus. Querétaro is a beautiful colonial city located in the heart of central Mexico.

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University of Oslo Exchange

Enroll directly in courses taught at the University of Oslo in Norway (UiO). Oslo offers courses in medieval studies, journalism, musicology, molecular biology, development studies, human rights, astrophysics, Sanskrit, and special education. Norway's dynamic capital city, Oslo, is the perfect combination of big-city benefits and small-town civility, with ample cultural, historical, and other amenities.

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USAC: Irish Cultural Studies in Galway

The USAC program in Galway combines an unparalleled location for the study of the Irish past and present with a rich array of classroom speakers, field trips in the West of Ireland, and opportunities to sample the delights of Ireland’s premier film festival and arts festival. The program offers a variety of courses from all majors with emphases in history, music, theatre, literature and Gaelic. You will take courses with US faculty and Irish university faculty affiliated with the program.

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