History

Reacting to the Past

This course employs an exciting approach to learning called Reacting to the Past. Reacting courses consist of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by historical texts, emerging scientific discoveries, and geographic locations in London. In this class, you will learn to construct arguments from these texts and then support your positions through reasoned, sometimes impassioned, writing and speeches.

STEM in London

This unique, interdisciplinary study abroad program provides you an opportunity to study contemporary and historical issues such as climate change and public health from the perspective of the United Kingdom.  London will create the context for your learning with field trips, classroom discussions, role playing simulations, and reading, all designed to immerse you in the way scientific developments and controversies shaped -- and continue to shape -- modern London, the United Kingdom, and the broader global community.

African Diaspora Studies in New Orleans and Ghana

This program will explore the transformative journey of Africans to Africans living in America. The program will examine the broad spectrum of the human experience related to the African diaspora, as well as a dedicated emphasis on the relationship between Louisiana and West Africa. The program is designed to take students on a realistic journey through one of the most significant markers in the relationship between America and Africa.

Charles University Exchange

In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at Charles University. Charles is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in the Czech Republic. The University has 17 Faculties and 53,000 students enrolled in more than 270 accredited academic programs and 600 departments. The University provides unique opportunities for exchange students to take full advantage of the culture and lifestyle that is uniquely Prague with easy access to the City Center.  Charles does not have a central campus. Faculties and departments are scattered around Central Prague.

CIEE: Advanced Arabic in Amman

The Advanced Arabic Language program is designed to give you the opportunity to take a full load of courses taught in Arabic by combining intensive language study with area studies courses. By doing so, you will develop a high level of proficiency in Arabic and a better understanding of important issues facing Jordan and the Middle East today.

CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Cape Town

The Arts and Sciences program, established in 1998, allows you to pursue your own academic studies while providing first-hand knowledge of contemporary South African society. CIEE students are taught alongside University of Cape Town (UCT) undergraduates and are required to undertake a full program of courses, including all assignments and written examinations. You will also be strongly encouraged to take part in community service.

CIEE: Communications, New Media, and Journalism in Prague

Through direct enrollment at the most prestigious university of Prague, and internships with local media organizations and firms, this program will allow you to develop a deeper literacy about global communication trends, while analyzing and articulating the complexities of contemporary life in the Czech Republic. Prague’s fast-paced and ever-evolving media landscape makes it an ideal place to learn about global communication trends.

CIEE: Middle East Studies in Amman

The Middle East Studies program offers you a series of specially designed area studies courses in such fields as economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and religion. Area studies courses will provide you with an overview of issues relevant to Jordan and the broader Middle East region. Although there is no language prerequisite, you will be required to take both Modern Standard and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic while in Amman. Colloquial Arabic is generally offered as an intensive mini-course at the beginning of the regular semester.

CIEE: Russian Areas Studies in St. Petersburg

Note: CIEE has suspended this program due to COVID-19 for the Spring 2022 Semester 

The Russian Area Studies (RAS) program is for students who have a beginner to low intermediate level in Russian language and are interested in taking topic courses taught in English. The program offers a set of courses, taught in English, on Russian history, culture, and civilization as well as a Russian language.