Programs by Country/Region
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Vienna: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Beautifully situated on the Danube River at the edge of the majestic Austrian alps, Vienna has been an important crossroads since the time of the Romans. The IES Vienna Center offers a rigorous academic program for semester and full-year students who desire to study in a German-speaking country. Students can focus their studies on courses relating to the whole of Europe from the perspective of its center, where the creative tensions in politics, economics, culture, and social traditions between the East and West are most apparent. Students enroll in a four-credit German language course (geared to each student's language ability) and four other courses for a total of 16 semester credits. No prior German study is required, although a basic German course is required during the semester. Students with advanced German language skills may enroll in courses at the University of Vienna. Music instruction is available at the University of Music and the Performing Arts. Internships are also available, and participants may student-teach in Austrian high schools. This program is offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Brussels Internships: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Brussels is the vibrant capital of Belgium and of a united Europe. Students take two courses and do an internship with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), or with an interest group or business. There are special language opportunities; for example, students who speak Italian may request an internship with an Italian MEP. Courses are offered in English at Vesalius College. The Brussels internships are part of the Internships in Europe program, offered through Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA).
Prague: Fall or Spring
The host institution is Charles University in the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. Participants should have a background in economics or history. Students may take courses in economics, politics, history, culture, as well as language. Courses are in English, and there is no prior language requirement. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Copenhagen: Danish Institute fo Study Abroad (DIS): Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program offers more than 120 courses across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The faculty is mostly Danish, and all courses are taught in English. The curriculum covers burning issues of our time and offers the cutting-edge knowledge in areas such as the environment, ethnicity, inequality, urban issues, design, gender, child development, and health care. UR students will be particularly interested in coursework in public health, biology, and the opportunity to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. The program is located in the very center of medieval Copenhagen.
Bath: Advanced Studies in England (ASE): Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program offers students the opportunity to spend a semester or year studying English literature, arts, and history, as well as related courses in British politics, music, women's studies, and philosophy. The program takes place in beautiful and richly historic Bath, with residencies in Oxford and Stratford. Courses often include study trips and are taught by Oxford University professors, outside field specialists, and ASE administrators. The academic program also offers internships, tutorials and an education program. Students visit Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and Warwick Castle, and enjoy a residential stay in a rural area of England such as coastal Cornwall or the Welsh border country as part of the social program.
London Internships: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Host to the 2012 Summer Olympics, this historic yet modern city is home of UR’s largest program, which features internships. Internships, with related courses, can be a superb introduction to a new field, or a way to gain expertise in an area of interest. Many different types of internships are offered in London. On all of the Internships programs, students take an eight-credit internship and two four-credit courses.
The British Politics Internship program places students as interns in the House of Commons, pressure groups, party headquarters, law offices, or constituency offices. Participants are required to take a British politics course and one elective course. Students work very closely with Members of Parliament and are given tasks that include research on policy issues, writing speeches and press releases. Internships in law offices, other private or governmental agencies, and public policy institutes are also offered.
Business Internships are available in, but are not limited to, the following areas: advertising, banking, finance, marketing, and media.
The Arts Internship program places students as interns in institutions such as theaters, or the Victoria and Albert Museum. Students participate in daily operations, including mounting exhibitions, helping to plan projects, and carrying on research.
The Health Science/Medical Research Internship offers students the opportunity to work as interns either in a research laboratory in one of London's teaching hospitals, in a psychiatric treatment program, or in health care administration.
London: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) offers four options in London.
The first allows you to take IES courses that are taught exclusively for American students. IES recruits its highly qualified faculty from the same pool as the local universities. You may diversify your curriculum by completing a 3-credit internship, an IES tutorial or a creative workshop.
As a second option, you may complement your IES courses by taking a single course at one of the several prestigious British universities. Courses are available in a variety of disciplines.
The third option is to enroll directly at a British university, and to take all of your courses there. You may spend a semester or full year fully integrated at one of the following institutions: City University, Courtauld Institute of Art, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Queen Mary at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies at the University College London, or the University College London.
The fourth option is the Health Practice and Policy program, where you will enroll in courses at the IES Abroad Center, located in Bloomsbury and just steps away from the British Museum, and travel to Oxford once per week to enroll in a course taught at the University of Oxford's St. Catherine's College. An extended field study in Kingston, Jamaica in the final 8 to 10 days of the term provides the context for further study of health issues and health care within Jamaica—a country with a developing economy.
IES London Theater Studies: Fall or Spring
This unique program is ideal for students interested in studying drama, theater, literature, and creative writing within the context of London and the U.K. A core course is supplemented by internships, creative workshops in theater performance or playwriting, elective courses, and/or enrollment in a local university course.
Oxford-Direct Enrollment: Fall or Full Year
Students can experience first-hand Oxford's tutorial-style education system through directly enrolling in St. Catherine's College for the fall semester or academic year. A special IES orientation in London, a 3-week pre-semester course in London (required for fall-only students), and optional field trips through IES London round out this exciting opportunity. A GPA of 3.85 (out of 4.0) is required to apply. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
University of Sussex Exchange Program: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This exchange program with Sussex allows UR students majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences an opportunity to broaden their academic and cultural horizons by spending a year in Britain while still pursuing their BCS curriculum and taking courses that supplement that course of study. Sussex is made up of several schools, so courses are exceptionally interdisciplinary in nature. The School of Biological Sciences, through its Experimental Psychology program, offers a program of study essentially equivalent to that offered by Rochester's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Experimental Psychology at Sussex is an internationally known center of excellence in teaching and research in the study of behavior as a natural science.
London Theater Seminar: Winter
This is a "winter term" course organized by Professor Russell Peck of the English department. The program allows students to attend a rigorous and delightful schedule of theatrical productions in London and Stratford, accompanied by readings and background lectures.
For information, contact the Department of English, (585) 275-4092.
IES Paris: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program offers a combination of courses taught in French at the IES Center and courses taught at institutions such as the University of Paris and the Institut Catholique. A few internships are available with businesses, governmental agencies, and in student teaching positions in French schools. A minimum of four semesters of college-level French is required (five for spring students), although more is recommended. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Paris Business and International Affairs: Fall or Spring
This program gives students with little or no French language proficiency the opportunity to study business and international affairs in English. Students may choose from IES courses, or may enroll at the NOVANCIA business school, earning a Certificate in International Management. Students with advanced French language skills may also complete internships in leading French organizations or companies. Housing is available in homestays or in private apartments. Offered by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Paris Critical and Francophone Studies: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The prestigious Critical Studies Program offers courses in the contemporary culture of film, literature, philosophy, arts, and criticism. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the vibrant world of contemporary French thought. Critical Studies Program participants enroll in a combination of special program courses and regular university courses. Program courses are held at Council's Paris Center for Critical Studies in the ninth arrondissement. The program's primary institutional affiliation is with the University of Paris III (La Sorbonne-Nouvelle). Students may take courses from any department there, including communications, literature, cinema/mass media, and theater. This program requires a minimum of four semesters of college-level French, or the equivalent. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Paris Contemporary French Studies: Fall or Spring
For students who have a minimum of two semesters of college-level French, this program offers some of the same opportunities as the Critical Studies Program. Unique among American programs in Paris, the Paris Center for Contemporary Studies offers courses in the contemporary culture of film, literature, philosophy, and criticism. Courses are taught in English; the program also includes intensive French language courses. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Paris: French Sign Language: Summer
This three-week program focuses on basic and advanced conversational French Sign Language and on field-trips fostering a broad understanding of French Deaf culture and general French culture. No previous French Sign Language or French experience required.
Nantes: Fall, Spring, or Summer
This is the only American program in Nantes, a Breton capital of 800,000 located near the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Loire River, three hours from Paris by train. The program specializes in French language and area studies courses. Courses are taught in French by local faculty, many of whom are full professors at the Université de Nantes. Students select from language courses in grammar, conversation, phonetics, and from area studies courses in art history, economics, history, literature, political science, and theater and are encouraged to take a course at the Universite de Nantes. A minimum of four semesters of college-level French is required; five semesters are required for spring students. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students.
Rennes: French in France: Summer
A summer month-long course offered in June in Rochester's "Sister City" in Brittany--famous for its prehistoric monuments, Celtic folklore and stunning scenery. The city is a center for high-tech in France and has hosted UR summer programs for many years. Students meet in Paris for several days of orientation by a UR program director, and travel together to Rennes. Once there, students are hosted by families who provide housing, meals and the opportunities for language and cultural encounters. Conversation and culture classes are held daily at the Institut Franco-Américain. For details, contact the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, 275-4251.
Internships in Berlin, Bonn, and Cologne: Fall, Spring, or Summer
The ongoing consequences of German reunification continue to make this an extraordinary time for students of German politics, business and culture to live, work and study in Berlin, Bonn or Cologne. Berlin is the base of the program for politics students, while Bonn is the administrative center of the program and the base, along with nearby Cologne, with internships in health and social sciences, business, media and more. The internships require a minimum of four semesters of college-level German. Students work three to four days a week, and take two courses. The internships are part of the Internships in Europe program, offered through Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA).
IES Berlin: Fall, Spring, or Summer
This program offers the strength of classes taught in German by local faculty in small classroom settings at the IES Center, as well as access to classes at the renowned Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Courses are available in language, history, politics, literature, business, and art history. Students also enjoy full access to the University's excellent facilities, which include libraries, cafeterias, and computer and sports centers. The program takes advantage of the wealth of cultural and historical opportunities located in and around Berlin to connect coursework with the living history of the city. This program requires at least four semesters of college-level German. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Berlin Metropolitan Studies: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Using Berlin as a case study, this program examines social and cultural issues relevant to major cities today. Through unique interdisciplinary courses, students study topics such as Cultural Identity, Gender and Sexual Politics, Multiculturalism, and Urban Studies. Field study trips to St. Petersburg and Paris provide a comparative context for the program. No previous German language study is required. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Cologne: Full Year only
The Cologne Exchange is sponsored by the German section of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. It allows juniors or seniors to spend a full year at the University of Cologne.
Participants are awarded a stipend for teaching in the University of Cologne English department. Because students are not charged tuition, financial aid may not be available. Students are urged to meet with a counselor in the Financial Aid Office and the Center for Study Abroad early in the process. For details, contact the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, 275-425
Freiburg: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
There are three programs in Freiburg, which is located in southwestern Germany at the edge of the Black Forest, near Switzerland and France.
The EU (European Union) is a semester-only program that focuses on the European Union. Instruction is in English, and the program includes study trips to EU institutions in Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Brussels, and Paris.
On the German Language and Area Studies program, students may enroll either for a year or for a semester and must have the equivalent of at least four semesters of German; five semesters are required for spring students. Instruction is in German; students may choose some or all of their courses from regular University of Freiburg offerings. IES tutorials supplement regular university courses. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
The Environmental Studies Program allows students to explore topics in environmental sustainability, ecology and research. English-taught courses are organized in three-week modules in cooperating with the Forest Ecology and Management Program at the distinguished Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Frieburg.
Berlin: German in Germany: Summer
This four-week long German language course carries six credits. Students live with host families. Classes are held every day in the Neue Schule in Berlin. Included in the program fee are weekend excursions to Erfurt and Weimar and to museums and theaters in Berlin. For information, contact the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, 275-4251.
Athens: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The College Year in Athens Program provides university level courses focused on Greece and the East Mediterranean world. At the same time, it specializes in creating a caring environment that imparts knowledge by first-hand experience, immediate observation, perception, and enjoyment. Where you are already immersed in Greek studies and thinking about a career in academia, or seeking to fulfill general education requirements, you will find courses designed to help you achieve your academic goals. You will be able to devise a program of studies that helps you gain both a deeper understanding of this part of the world through the ages, and a new perspective on the global environment.
Budapest: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Based at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in this city of over two million, this program allows students to gain a greater understanding of Eastern and Central Europe, with specific emphasis on the Hungarian experience. The University is a leading institution in business, economics, and social sciences. The program offers specially designed courses in history, politics, economics, culture, and current social issues. Although there is no language prerequisite for participation in the program, students are required to take conversational Hungarian. In addition to language study, students normally take four area studies courses taught in English or three area studies courses and an internship for credit. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Dublin: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program focuses on the theme of "Tradition, Change, and Identity in Modern Ireland." The study of history and culture, particularly of rural Ireland, is balanced by the analysis of recent rapid economic growth and development, a flourishing Irish literary scene, dramatically changing roles of women, and the politics of post-colonialism. The program offers courses in economics, history, Irish literature, acting, theater and sociology, with options for students to enroll directly at University College Dublin, The University of Dublin Trinity College or Gaiety School of Acting. Internships are available in the spring semester only. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
This on-location program, taught by UR faculty, is the only program for American students in Arezzo. It offers courses in Italian language, literature, history, art and culture. Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany, is one of the most interesting cities in central Italy. It is the home of the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia of the University of Siena. In addition to its historical and artistic significance, Arezzo has succeeded in preserving its identity without becoming a typical tourist city. It is also internationally renowned for artistic and industrial gold work. Arezzo is forty-five minutes from Florence, and it is easy to take day trips to Pisa, Siena, Perugia, Montepulciano, Rome, and many other important cultural and artistic sites. Available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Successful completion of the program fulfills a humanities cluster. No prior study of Italian is required, and the program can also accommodate students with advanced Italian language study.
"This unique study abroad summer program offers students the opportunity to customize their own course of study by choosing from courses in the performing arts, humanities, and Italian language. Students choose two of the four courses offered in partnership with the University of Rochester. Taught by both Rochester faculty and European faculty of the Academia, students create a personalized course of study that is custom tailored to their areas of interest.By combining performing arts with liberal studies in a unique and supportive community this four-week summer course offers a range of options that provides students an intensity of focus while sharing the delights of a summer in Tuscany."
Naples: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This English-language program is designed for students of the classics who want easy access to Roman and Greek ruins and the archeological treasures of Naples. Students can study Italian through intensive Italian language courses at beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels. In addition to coursework in classics, Greek and Latin, there is the exciting opportunity to participate in the University of Naples “L’Orientale’s” ongoing archaeological excavations or field trips to Rome or Sicily. Excursions to cultural and archaeological attractions in Naples and the Campania region such as Paestum, Pompeii, and Herculaneum are also available. No prior Italian language is required. Courses of particular interest to UR students: Archaeology, and Ancient Science and Technology. Offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Milan: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program offers options for students with varying levels of language proficiency. Students with little or no preparation in Italian may enroll in the Italian Language and Area Studies option. Courses available include language, literature, business, politics, and design. All courses are taught in English. For students with at least four semesters of Italian language study, the University option offers direct integration into either the Università Cattolica or the Institute of Modern Languages. These universities have courses in most liberal arts and social science fields. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Padua: Italian in Italy: Summer
This intermediate Italian language course is led by a UR faculty member. Padua is a city of 160,000 located in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. Conversation classes are held in a local school, affording UR students an opportunity to meet their Italian counterparts. Students make field trips to Verona, Venice and Florence. For details, contact the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, 275-4251.
Rome: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program is designed for students with little or no Italian who are interested in studying social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. IES is located at LUISS, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, a private university. Courses include art history, business, communications, economics, history, international relations, Italian language, political science, religion, sociology, and studio art. Students can also pursue international studies, business, sociology and economics courses taught in Italian through the institute's private partner universities. No previous Italian is required. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Rome: Roman Structures: Engineering in the Classical World Summer
This three-week field experience is connected to ME 105 (Roman Structures), an introductory, interdisciplinary fall semester course for students in the humanities, social sciences and engineering. Central to the course is a three-week stay in Rome, Italy where major buildings and monumental structures are studied. The course is completely self-contained and assumes no previous background in engineering beyond high school level physics and algebra (calculus is NOT used in the course). While open to all, the course promises to be especially rewarding for students with an interest in the history of engineering and technology, as well as in architecture, art history, classical history and archaeology.
Contact Professor Renato Perucchio, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hopeman 415, email@example.com, tel. 275-4069 for more information.
Siena: Fall, Spring, of Full Year
Founded nearly 2,000 years ago as a Roman colony, Siena remains an important political, financial, and artistic center in Italy. It is an excellent location for late Medieval and Renaissance studies, and art history. The program, offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students, is also well-suited for study of Italian language and literature. One semester of prior Italian language study is required. If you have advanced language skills, you may enroll in courses at the Universita degli Studi di Siena, with subjects including economics, engineering, history, international relations, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.
Amsterdam: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The Amsterdam program offers students the opportunity to select from a broad variety of courses at the University of Amsterdam. A business and commercial leader for centuries, Amsterdam is today an important hub of the European Union. Amsterdam and the Netherlands offer unique opportunities for field studies in international law and social welfare.
Those interested in fine and applied art study can enroll at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and receive personalized instruction in fine and applied arts and in art theory; students interested in music study can enroll in courses at the Amsterdam School of Music. The University provides access to libraries, computer rooms, student restaurants and canteens, as well as memberships in student clubs and sports teams. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Krakow: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
This program takes place at Jagiellonian University, which was founded in 1364, making it one of the oldest universities in Europe. By the mid-15th century the University had become famous far beyond the borders of Poland, and subsequently grew into Europe's leading school of astronomy, mathematics and geography. The University has always attracted many students from other countries, and among its most distinguished local students are Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. Courses for international students are taught in English and include Polish language, history, Judaic studies, literature, political science, sociology, math and Science. Available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
This summer program takes place at Jagiellonian University (see above). It is a 6-credit language and history program designed especially for UR students so that all credits transfer towards a cluster or certificate in Polish. Students are enrolled in a language course (taught at any level) and a history course. In addition, there is a special week-long seminar, Poland in the New Europe, which covers Poland’s rise as an independent and democratic state after 1989. There are many field trips in the region, as well as an active cultural program. Kraków’s exceptionally rich cultural life provides opportunities to experience films, theater, performances and concerts, and visits to galleries and museums.
Contact: The Skalny Center, (585) 275-9898
Warsaw: Fall or Spring
This program at the Warsaw School of Economics provides a broad-based academic curriculum. Students gain a greater understanding of Eastern and Central Europe with specific emphasis on the Polish perspective and experience. The program offers students a series of courses in such fields as East and Central European politics, literature, history, and economics. Although there is no language prerequisite for participation in the program, all students are required to take conversational Polish. Students live in a dormitory at the Warsaw School of Economics. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
St. Petersburg Russian Language: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The goal of the Russian Language Program is to offer intermediate and advanced students of Russian a well-balanced program of intensive language courses with an enriching cultural program of lectures and local excursions in and around one of the world's most culturally and historically interesting cities. Students are encouraged to further immerse themselves in Russian cultural and social life by living with a Russian host family and by participating in various volunteer activities in St. Petersburg. Semester programs require three years of Russian language study; prior participation (summer) in a Russian language program is needed for full-year study. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
St. Petersburg Russian Area Studies: Fall or Spring
The Russian Area Studies Program is intended for students who have fewer than two years of Russian language preparation and are interested in an academic program taught in English. In addition to a language program aimed at the novice and low-intermediate-level Russian language student, this program offers a set of English-language courses, including basic Russian, Russian history, economics, politics, and art and architecture. Offered through the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE).
St Petersburg: Russian in Russia: Summer
A four-week, six credit, language program led by UR faculty. Students attend sixteen hours of courses a week in grammar, phonetics and conversation. In addition, students take part in excursions to various historical and cultural sites in St. Petersburg (including royal residences outside of the city) and visit the ancient city of Novgorod. A weekend stay in Moscow is also included. Students stay with host families. No previous language study is required. For details, contact the Department of Modern Languages and cultures, 275-4251.
Edinburgh: Internships Fall, Spring or Summer
Known for its magnificent castle, grand architecture and world-famous International Festival, Edinburgh is the newest addition to our range of internship centers. The city is located amid some wonderful countryside, unspoiled coast and within driving distance of mountains where skiing is possible. Though a part of Great Britain, Scotland has resolutely maintained its own identity, culminating in the institution of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. This, together with the fascinating history of this proud city, provides a rich setting for an overseas internship. Students take two four-credit courses at Napier University in the Social Sciences and Humanities and complete an eight-credit internship. Internships are available in politics, business, health and social services and museums. The Edinburgh internships are part of the Internships in Europe program, offered through Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA).
Barcelona: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
A major cultural center since the Middle Ages, Barcelona has been home to prominent 20th century artists such as Picasso and Joan Miró, and features the experimental works of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Aiming to improve students' written and oral proficiency in Castilian Spanish, the program offers mandatory language courses at the beginning and intermediate levels. Students simultaneously take courses in a variety of subjects, ranging from art history to communications, from environmental studies to Spanish language and literature. The IES courses are taught in English by Spanish University faculty on the Universitat de Barcelona campus. Advanced Spanish students also have the opportunity to enroll in language and area studies classes taught in Spanish at the University. Business and economics students may take courses taught in English at the small and highly selective Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The program is offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Granada: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Home to the famous Moorish architecture of the Alhambra, Granada, in the Southern Spanish region of Andalusia, has enticed visitors for centuries. Students may choose from two program options: the Intermediate program is for those who have completed two semesters of college-level Spanish; the Advanced program requires a minimum of four semesters. Advanced students take courses taught in Spanish by professors from the Universidad de Granada. Special courses focus on Spain’s Arabic and Moorish heritage and its proximity to North Africa. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Madrid Internships: Fall or Spring
Spain is now one of the most dynamic members of the European Union and Madrid is full of museums and galleries, parks, concert halls, cafés, and restaurants. It is an easy city to explore on foot or by using public transportation. This program features politics, law, museum, media, and business internships, along with related coursework, offered at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. Students need a minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish. These internships are part of the Internships in Europe program, offered through Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA).
IES Madrid: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The Language and Area Studies program features a wide range of courses taught at the IES Center in Spanish by local faculty, as well as the opportunity to register for courses at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The principal focus of courses at the IES Center is the development of students' ability to communicate in Spanish by strengthening their oral and written skills. Area studies courses offered at the IES Center are in fields such as art history, cinema, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology, and theater. The strong emphasis on language study supports students in these courses as well as in the cultural components of the program. Four semesters of college-level Spanish are required for the fall and full-year programs, although more is recommended. Five semesters of Spanish are required for spring students. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
The Madrid Engineering program is for students who want to take Engineering courses taught in English or Spanish at one of the most prestigious Engineering universities in Spain – Universidad Carlos III. Students enroll in one Spanish language course and may choose to take up to four engineering courses taught at Carlos III. No language prerequisite is required.
Salamanca: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The Salamanca program focuses on Spanish language and Iberian culture, comparative studies of the Mediterranean basin, and comparative studies of Spain and Latin America. Courses are available in art history, history, literature, religion and sociology. Courses are taught in Spanish by faculty at the Universidad de Salamanca.
Improving students' written and oral proficiency in Castilian Spanish is a major focus of the program; both the language and area studies courses are designed to build on the language skills that students already possess. Language courses are required and are offered at intermediate and advanced levels. Four semesters of college-level Spanish are required for the fall and full-year programs; more is recommended. Five or more semesters of Spanish are required for spring students.
The program also encourages students to enroll directly in courses at the Universidad de Salamanca, so they can benefit from regular interaction with Spanish students and faculty. Offered through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Uppsala University Exchange: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Uppsala University, founded in 1477, was the first university in Scandinavia. Today, the University has more than 30,000 undergraduates, and is one of the great European student cities. There are courses available, taught in English in the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. There is no Swedish language requirement. Students join "nations," which are social clubs. Available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
IES Istanbul: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies Program examines the fascinating history and dynamic present of Turkey and the Middle East through courses on the Ottoman Empire, the Arab Spring, the Palestine-Israel conflict, and more. The Direct Enrollment Program allows students to enroll directly at Sabanci or Bogazici with courses in science and engineering.