Below is a list of some of the most popular study abroad destinations of NEC students. These are the countries and programs with which we have the strongest affiliations. More options are also available. See an advisor at Career and Life Planning to discuss your own study abroad adventure!
University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires (through International Studies Abroad, ISA)
European influences are evident in the unique blend of architecture and cuisine, the distinct Argentine accent, and world-renowned artistic contributions to music, literature, and dance. Buenos Aires has countless opportunities for students to enjoy exhilarating soccer games, world-class theatrical and dance performances, a vibrant nightlife, and unique architecture. The Latin American Studies program is best suited for students whose Spanish is less than proficient. Students in Buenos Aires will benefit from the support of the ISA on-site office. Resident staff members will assist students with travel information, volunteer and internship opportunities, and tutoring.
CQ University is academically strong in areas like marine ecology, wildlife conservation (including koala and wallaby research), sports and exercise science, and more. The university's small size, friendly and laid back community, tropical climate, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef all contribute to a fun and active experience. Students at CQ University experience the “real” Australia. Located in the heart of Queensland, you don’t have to travel hours to the Outback or to the Great Barrier Reef to explore and soak in Australia’s unique environment - it’s all right there. Students have the option of living on-campus at the fully-catered Capricornia College (hall of residence). The College houses up to 320 male and female students in single rooms, with shared facilities and all meals provided. Benefits of living at the College include academic support services, access to sporting facilities, formal and casual functions/dinners, and recreational and social outings.
A large university located just south of Brisbane on Australia's Eastern Coast. An almost inexhaustible list of areas of study, including animation, criminology, marketing, and sports physiotherapy. Criminology majors may be especially interested in Griffith University's program in Justice Administration. Students attending classes at the Gold Coast campus will stay in apartments. Students attending the Nathan and Mt. Gravatt campuses will live in university residences. The Residents' Student Associations organize social, sporting, and cultural activities. All rooms are single occupancy study-bedrooms. Choice of fully catered accommodation (with meals) or apartments with kitchens to prepare food independently. Numerous cultural and sporting clubs and societies available, as well as facilities for tennis, squash, basketball, track and field, weights, gym and aerobic training, and swimming.
James Cook University’s main campuses are located in the northern Queensland cities of Cairns and Townsville, which are some of the fastest growing regions in the country. The University is world renowned for its research in a number of areas relating to its tropical location including marine biology, environmental studies and tourism and has outstanding research facilities including island and rainforest research stations. There are hundreds of subjects offered for students to choose from, ranging from the sciences to business to archaeology. JCU's locations offer a large variety of outdoors activities such as skydiving, white water rafting, wildlife parks, bush and beach horse rides and much more. Two of the world's finest natural heritage areas - The Wet Tropics Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef – are close at hand. Students have the option of living on campus in Townsville or in off-campus accommodation in the form of houses, units (apartments), or shared accommodation. All students have a single study bedroom.
Spending a semester or a year abroad at the University of Ballarat offers you a unique opportunity for adventure, travel, and learning about Australian people and culture. The student population has grown to more than 18,000 students undertaking studies in 50 specialized areas across nine schools. The university offers superb library facilities, an ultra-modern aquatic fitness center, a gymnasium, and numerous shops and cafes. The city of Ballarat has a unique small-town feel, with many big-city amenities within walking distance or a short bus ride, and celebrated tourist destinations such as Sovereign Hill, Eureka Stockade Center, and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Courses available include the Arts (Visual, Graphic and Performing Arts), Behavioral & Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, Hospitality, and Human Movement and Sport Sciences.
The University of Newcastle offers study abroad students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning. Newcastle offers you a coastal landscape, surf beaches, working harbor, historic sites, the arts and a vibrant nightlife. The Civic Cultural Precinct is where you'll find the Newcastle Regional Museum, Art Gallery, Civic Theatre, Civic Playhouse and the University's Music and Business schools. Set in superb bushland and close to waterways, forests, and spectacular surf beaches, the University is internationally renowned and among the top ten research universities in Australia. The University of Newcastle offers accommodation in residential colleges and a “motel-type” residence located on the Callaghan campus.
The University of Tasmania is a popular destination for students who are seeking a unique experience. The friendly atmosphere creates an environment where they can easily immerse themselves in the culture and get to know the locals. It offers world leading sciences, a creative art and music environment and a wide choice of interesting subjects from fields including oceanography, environmental studies, and Antarctic studies. Class sizes are generally small and lecturers and tutors can be consulted without difficulty. The University of Tasmania has two campuses, one in Hobart in the south, and one in Launceton in the north of the state. Shared accommodation is available on and near both campuses. Students have their own bedroom and share a kitchen, bath and lounge room with 2-4 other local and/or international students.
Courses taught in both English and German in the liberal arts, business, German and social sciences. Community placements available for an in-depth look at Austrian life. 3-day visit to Vienna, 3-day visit to Prague included in fee. Free tuition to one university sports class, choice of either home-stay or dorm residence. As with all AIFS programs, a pre-departure Student Advisory Center, a professional Resident Director on duty at the University, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
A Belize Internship grants you the unique opportunity to have a mini-Peace Corps experience as you intern for 40 hours per week with a private corporation, non-profit organization, sports team, health service provider, or government branch. After submitting a written application and completing a mandatory interview, successful applicants are placed with an agency whose needs match their background and interests. Semester interns work full-time for 15-16 weeks. Credits are assigned on the basis of a learning agreement, and are evaluated as "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory"; no letter grades are given.Candidates must be highly motivated, mature and adaptable. Previous interns have worked with the Pan American Health Organization, YMCA, Audubon Society, Fisheries Department, Belitur and many other organizations. Belize is an English-speaking nation surrounded by the Caribbean Sea in Central America. Belize is a developing country with a rich variety of ethnic groups, a stable parliamentary democracy, and a reputation as an eco-tourism destination. The country is also home to Mayan archaeological excavations, and hundreds of miles of white sand beaches and sparkling lagoons along the second largest barrier reef in the world.
Florianópolis consistently ranks as one of Brazil's top five safest cities, and in 2008 was voted the #1 destination for young people in Brazil. The city is one of Brazil's pristine destinations with exquisite dining and nightlife, untouched nature reserves, and charming fishing villages that showcase a wealth of landscapes, aromas, and colors. This program offers students international economics and cultural studies courses taught in EnglishCourse topics include studies on ethnicity and society, consumer behavior, global economy, and contemporary cultural studies. In addition, students may select from optional Portuguese language courses. Students who have not completed a semester/quarter of college-level Portuguese or the equivalent, must choose language as one of their courses.
A wonderful opportunity that is both foreign and close to home. NEC students may choose from three English-speaking universities (McGill, Concordia and Bishop’s) or 16 French-speaking universities and professional schools throughout Quebec. These universities offer a wide variety of learning environments and an impressive array of course offerings. Students also enjoy Quebec’s vibrant cultural scene, natural beauty, and extensive recreational opportunities, including world-class skiing.
The allure of Chile as a study abroad destination for American students can be attributed to numerous factors. Among these are Chile's incredible topography (mountains and beaches are equally accessible) and Chile's rich literary and cultural heritage. Chile is also one of the most prosperous Latin American countries and the benefits of this prosperity include an excellent educational system and distinguished universities. Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are sister cities located halfway down Chile's endless coastline and sixty-eight miles northwest of Santiago. Together, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offer something for each visitor, including spectacular beaches, museums, and architecture. The Spanish Language and Chilean Culture program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso is designed for students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. Business Courses in English at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez are offered to students with less Spanish familiarity.
Language competency recommended: one year of Mandarin Chinese (offered by SUNY Cortland). Courses in Chinese language and culture, fine arts, liberal arts, education, and science; Chinese language classes offered at all levels; culture course taught in English. Traditional Chinese art and instrumental music are often chosen as they require less language facility. The college also has special Institutes of Educational Science, British History, Economic History of Chinese Ancient Society as well as an affiliated campus school. Most students take intensive Chinese language and culture courses. Accommodations in foreign guest house on campus and meals in dorm cafeteria or self-prepared in common kitchen area.
ISA's China program allows students the ability to learn Mandarin, the world's most widely spoken language in one of the world's fastest growing economies. Shanghai is China's largest city and financial capital, has been a market city for over 1,000 years, and has been a city of global economic importance since the 19th Century. Students participating in the Chinese Language and Business program in Shanghai will be able to take a diverse set of courses taught in English. The courses that are offered will cover subjects such as Business, Political Science, Economics and History. In addition, students will be required to enroll in a Mandarin language course if they have not previously taken at least two terms of Mandarin. Courses will be taught by local and international faculty.
A “manageable” introduction to Chinese life, but providing all the facilities of a bustling provincial capital. Special program in Mandarin for beginners; courses taught in English on Chinese Cultural History, Business Development in China, and Chinese Philosophy and Religion. Housing in university residences. One-week visit to Beijing and Xian with hotels and meals included. As with all AIFS programs, a pre-departure Student Advisory Center, a professional Resident Director on duty at the University, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
The allure of Costa Rica for American students studying abroad can be attributed to numerous factors, including its impressive biodiversity, stunning natural beauty, environmental awareness, and great opportunities for adventure and ecotourism. The Business, Spanish Language and Latin American Culture program is designed to be a focused program for students wanting to study a range of topics, including Spanish language, international business, international communications and environmental studies. Spanish Language courses are instructed in Spanish while all other elective courses are instructed in English. ISA San Jose homestays allow students to experience aspects of Costa Rican or "tico" lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Homestays include breakfast and dinner every day (except for excursion days) and laundry service once a week. In your homestay you will have your own bedroom, although there may be another ISA student living in the same homestay. Every family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to ensure a comfortable, enjoyable and immersive living situation.
Study Spanish language, environmental studies or Latin American literature during a semester with AIFS in San José, Costa Rica, in the country's capital with a large number of excellent museums, restaurants, pubs and theaters. Students will be housed with families located close to campus. Each student will have a single bedroom, with breakfast and dinner provided daily by the family. AIFS excursions take advantage of the myriad ecological features of Costa Rica. See Arenal Volcano and bathe in the nearby Tabacon hot springs. Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica's premier attraction for visitors. Encounter wildlife and exotic plants and flowers at Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast.
Founded in 1348, Charles is the oldest university in Central Europe. All courses taught in English: liberal arts, economics, film studies, theatre and social sciences, plus Czech language option. 2-week orientation and intensive Czech language preparation for three credits. Housing in University residence hall. 3-days visits to Moravia region and Krakow, Poland. As with all AIFS programs, a pre-departure Student Advisory Center, a professional Resident Director on duty at the University, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
Founded in 1919, the University of Economics is the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. Students will select from a variety of courses focused on Central and Eastern European business, politics, language, culture and economics. Students of the program have the opportunity to register in several courses in fields such as finance, computers, psychology, game theory, etc. This will improve the students’ general academic background and, simultaneously, make it possible for them to immerse themselves in the community of Czech students at the University of Economics in Prague. Accommodation for study abroad students is provided in student dormitories located 20 minutes by tram from campus. Renovated in 2008, the modern facilities consist of 2 four story buildings. Both Czech and international students are housed in these accommodations. The residence hall is comprised of twin-share bedrooms that are located in three-room flats or apartments
Kingston University London is well recognized for the strength of the academic departments, the quality of instruction, and the proximity to London. With about 19,000 students, Kingston University aims to combine respect for traditional academic values with enthusiasm for novelty and innovation in higher education. Research at Kingston keeps teaching up-to-date with the most recent developments, and many lecturers feed knowledge from industry or the professions into their teaching. Kingston has six Faculties, including Art, Design and Architecture; Arts and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics; Engineering; and Science. Students have two housing options at Kingston. One is a room in the halls of residence where flats (apartments) have between two and nine other bedrooms. Flats are usually shared by both male and female students from a range of different backgrounds and courses. The second option are private lodgings where students live in a local house with the property owner and have a single furnished bedroom, access to the kitchen to prepare meals, access to the bathroom, and are provided with bedding and cooking utensils/equipment.
Students are fully integrated into the academic and social life of the University and study alongside British students. More than 400 classes are available in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, management, health, recreation, theater art, women's studies, elementary and early secondary education, foreign languages, fine arts, and others. Two housing options are now available to students. Participants may choose from either apartments ("flats") through Acorn Management or Nido single or double rooms.
Newcastle, considered one of the best cities for students in all of England, is located in northeast England along the Tyne River. The city is a cultural hub as students from around the globe converge in this town to participate in a truly British academic experience. Whether you are a sports fan, history buff, or cultural enthusiast, Newcastle offers a little bit of something for everyone. Students will find themselves located on a campus that merges a traditional academic setting and the wealth of opportunities offered in a lively cosmopolitan city. An ISA London semester program allows students to select courses from a wide variety of fields of study allowing their study abroad experience to fit their individual academic needs.
Majors and coursework in Business, Communication, Arts, Music, History, Literature, Political Science, and Social Services. Courses considered equivalent to those at NEC and are directly transferred. Internship options are also available.
Lancaster is known as the "big little city" because the city has both a significant, student-dominated atmosphere and a respected cultural scene rooted in theater, music, and the arts. Theater aficionados will enjoy the Dukes Theater year-round performances and the nationally acclaimed summer Promenade theater season. If you prefer an active, outdoors lifestyle to the city, you may choose to study at the Carlisle campus. Carlisle is located at the base of the Lake District and the Solway Firth, bringing the great outdoors to your doorstep and making it your playground. The city has a distinct outdoors feel and there are many local (as well as university clubs) for outdoor pursuits. Particularly popular are fell running, cycling, fell walking, sailing in Morecambe, and potholing just over the border in North Yorkshire. If you prefer to be a spectator more than a participant, Carlisle many exciting football and rugby games as well as a race course.
The University of the South Pacific gives you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the real Pacific. Backed by over 40 years of educational excellence with 14 campuses in 12 countries across the heart of the world’s largest ocean, this university offers a variety of quality courses, offered by three faculties - the Faculty of Arts and Law, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment. International educators and staff will provide students with an enriching academic environment, while you enjoy scuba diving, sailing, surfing, hiking or just relaxing at a beach on the weekends. Meet some of the friendliest people on the planet. Learn their language, dance and perhaps perfect the art of preparing your own traditional meal! GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has a special arrangement with the University of the South Pacific for all of its students to stay in on-campus apartments during their semester abroad. The apartments are suited to tropical living with air conditioning, open air staircases, windows, fans, and tile floors. Each student will have a private bedroom and will share a kitchen and living space with one other student.
The American Business School in Paris (ABSP) allows students the opportunity to prepare for a successful international career in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. Students will learn how to work on a team in multi-cultural settings, gain practice in international case studies, and prepare for a successful international career. This program offers a wide variety of subjects including business, management, economics, marketing and humanities. Courses are taught in. If students do not plan on enrolling in a French language course, they must have completed at least one semester of college-level French, or the equivalent, to participate in the program. The equivalent of one semester of college-level French is 3 years of high school French.
Offering an American curriculum in the heart of Paris for nearly 50 years, AUP is a premier liberal arts institution that greatly benefits from its location in the heart of Europe. We attract gifted students from over 100 countries who, on top of their academic interests, seek to become citizens of the world. Courses and majors in the humanities and the social sciences. Courses considered equivalent to those at NEC and are directly transferred. Most courses taught in English; French can be learned while attending formal classes at AUP and informally while living in Paris.
Study abroad in this sunny international resort on the Mediterranean shoreline. A former fishing village, Cannes boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in France. It is a unique balance of a cosmopolitan city with the relaxed attitude of a seaside resort. Spring semester students can experience the Cannes Film Festival from the inside, with passes for screenings and internships available. In France, AIFS offers excursions to Paris, Provence, and Florence, Italy. You are also within easy reach of the resort towns of Nice, Monaco, St. Tropez or San Remo, Italy, or the medieval fortified towns of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Eze. AIFS students are required to take one intensive language course at the appropriate level plus a maximum of three seminars for a maximum 18 credits.
Located in seaside resort city about three hours from Paris via France's rapid transit train. All courses taught in French: language and culture, humanities, applied foreign languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese), political science, computer science, and science and technology. Accommodations in student residence contracted by the University of La Rochelle, ranging from small rooms to student flats. Four restaurants/cafeterias in which students may eat a full meal, middays and evenings for approximately 14 Francs*. Theater workshops; conferences and exhibitions are presented on a regular basis. Sports and Recreation Center offers about thirty sporting and recreational activities and classes open to everyone; cultural and outings offered through the University.
Freie Universität is characterized by a strong international profile featuring leadership in international education, a large percentage of foreign students, and numerous partnerships with foreign universities. The university is located in Berlin’s charming southwestern sector, yet with easy access to the city’s center. Students are able to develop German language skills through intensive classes, enroll in non-language academic courses in both English and German and fully immerse themselves in dynamic and multicultural Berlin. Through the extended classroom model, both content and language courses feature field trips and assignments that take full advantage of the tremendous historical, political, and cultural opportunities available in contemporary Berlin. Both home-stay and apartment housing options are available. Most students who wish to enhance their German proficiency select a homestay as their housing option. Living with a local family in a single room and eating breakfast and dinner with them can add immeasurably to the experience. Homestays are typically located about 30 minutes from campus by bus or metro. More than apartment housing, a homestay almost guarantees linguistic and social immersion, providing students with unrivaled opportunities at improving their language and intercultural skills. As another option, the apartments utilized by the program are located about 30 minutes by bus and metro from where classes are held. This is not at all unusual, since German (and more generally, European) universities tend to be commuter-student institutions. The apartments are single-occupancy, each one with its own bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.
Study abroad programs at the American College of Thessaloniki have been specifically designed to meet the needs of North American college students at any undergraduate level. Students may choose courses from liberal arts, technology, and business curricula to fulfill electives or major requirements at the home school; or, choose courses in Greek language, history, culture and art.
Classes are taught in English by experienced American and international faculty and following U.S. teaching methods. Studio apartments are fully furnished and all study abroad students are guaranteed space in college housing. Single and double-occupancy options exist, and priority on choice is given to early applicants. Apartments are located in small, quaint neighborhoods with grocery stores, banks, gyms and hospitals all close by. The apartments are also just a short walk away from museums, cinemas, restaurants, swimming pools and the waterfront. Students can walk or jog on the water promenade and enjoy the fabulous sunsets the city is famous for. The city is safe and people of all ages walk and drive downtown at all times of the day and night.
Dating back to the 16th century, Hyderabad is the state capital of the Andhra Pradesh region in the south west of India and a major city with a thriving hi-tech industry. Experience Indian culture firsthand and practice your language skills by living and sharing meals with a host family. Get involved in the community by volunteering with a local NGO. Courses offered in anthropology, dance, Hindi, history, information technology and management, Islamic culture, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, social science, Telugu, Urdu, women’s studies and Yoga. On your Golden Triangle Tour, stops will include the Taj Mahal, one of the world's most recognizable sights, and the city of Jaipur, the capital of the colorful Rajasthan region. AIFS also includes visits to Charminar, Golconda Fort and the nearby IT center of "Cyberabad."
Cork, the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, was named "The 2005 European Capital of Culture" and is a vibrant center of activity for students and locals. Students are eased into university and local life with the support of UCC's International Education Office's excellent student services.
In the fall, you may enroll in an Early Start Semester option that runs through September, prior to the beginning of the regular semester start. Early Start options include study in Irish history, literature, archeology, folklore & ethnology, music, management & business in the EU, and law.
Courses in liberal arts, business, as well as engineering, informatics and electronics, Irish studies, physical education and sports management. 3-day visit to London, and visits to the West of Ireland and Dublin, University Sports Membership included. Housing in single rooms in University townhouses on campus, with shared kitchen and facilities. As with all AIFS programs, a pre-departure Student Advisory Center, a professional Resident Director on duty at the University, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
Courses in the liberal arts, economics, the social sciences, studio art and art history. Internships available. Mandatory Italian language preparation during orientation; all students are required to take an Italian language course during the semester; housing in an Italian home or in student apartments; restaurant vouchers for five breakfasts and five lunches or dinners a week; 3-4-day visits to Rome, Venice, Naples and/or Pompeii. As with all AIFS programs, a pre-departure Student Advisory Center, a professional Resident Director on duty at the University, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
Short distance from Osaka and Kyoto, an international university, with more than 200 affiliations with colleges and universities around the world. Extensive program in business, social science, and humanities relevant to the area of Asian studies; all courses taught in English. Courses in spoken Japanese are also offered as a required part of the curriculum.
At the crossroads of countless civilizations, Jordan is situated in the heart of the Middle East. Students living in Jordan will have the opportunity to study Arabic, a critically in-demand language, as well as to experience the beauty and hospitality of Arab culture. Amman is one of the most diverse cities in the Middle East and enjoys a thriving arts scene as well as many other opportunities for students to expand their horizons. Al-Ahliyya Amman University offers ISA students beginning and intermediate level Modern Standard Arabic courses. Content courses include social science, humanities, and fine arts courses related to the Middle East which will give students an understanding of Jordan specifically and the region more generally.
The Berber peoples of North Africa originally settled this region and continue today to express their distinct cultural identity. Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish, French, Spanish and of course Arab cultures also make Morocco a multi-cultural, Mediterranean mosaic. Meknès is home to a beautiful blend of the Arab, Berber, and French cultures composing modern Morocco. The diverse and distinct districts of Meknès, such as the bustling Ville Nouvelle (modern city), labyrinthine Medina (medieval city), and relaxing plazas and green spaces speak true to the traditional Moroccan lifestyle. The Meknès semester programs provide students with little or no Arabic or French language experience the opportunity to choose among courses taught in English, in addition to a required course in Arabic.
Students at Victoria will have the opportunity to study environmental studies, economics, film studies, history, international relations, political science, Maori studies, and Pacific Studies. Housing in University residences is included, as well as a meal plan, cultural activities, airfare (if selected), a 10-day Pacific Studies program in Fiji, a visit to Sydney, and an on-site Program Coordinator.
Lincoln is known as New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Lincoln University is world renowned in land-based areas such as agriculture and agricultural science, tourism management, environmental management, and landscape architecture. The University enjoys a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research, and has a commitment to the innovative use of technology. For many Lincoln Students, living on campus in the Halls of Residence is an integral part of their university experience. Students in the fully catered Halls of Residence have their own furnished room with shared laundry and bathroom facilities. Students also have the option of applying for self-catered Halls of Residence. The Halls organize social events and recreation activities as well as workshops on topics such as exam preparation and presentation skills.
Massey is a progressive and dynamic university, characterized by the applied nature of its degree programs, and its close links with industry and professional sectors. Massey offers 3 campus locations in Auckland (Albany), Palmerston North (Manawatu), and Wellington. Students can attend any one of Massey’s three campuses. Wellington, with 4,000 students, is home to Massey’s highly prestigious College of Creative Arts. Wellington students typically study design, communications, journalism, fine arts, and music. Nearby Cuba Street and Courtenay Place, at the heart of Wellington’s artistic and entertainment quarters, offer a perfect backdrop, making this a truly exciting, lively and inspiring place to live, learn and grow. Massey manages a number of modern residential complexes for students that are within a 10 minute walking distance of campus. Each apartment is furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe, cooking utensils, stove, fridge and a microwave. The bedrooms are single occupancy. The apartments are self-catered.
The Manawatu campus in Palmerston North is Massey’s largest. This campus offers an impressive range of professional and applied programs in the areas of physical & natural sciences, technology, engineering, agriculture, animal science, food & nutrition, health, sport, business, arts, psychology, Maori and education. Palmerston North is a vibrant, young person’s city with nearly half of its 80,000 population under 25 years. With many great cafes, restaurants, cinema, live theatre and sporting facilities all within close proximity, this is an easy city to get around whether by foot, bus or bicycle. There are a number of Halls of Residence and Apartments on campus, all of which have live-in residential advisors. Each resident has their own bedroom and the halls have communal facilities such as bathrooms, common room, free laundries and kitchens. Some of the Halls have a compulsory meal plan for dinner and/or breakfast, other halls are self-catered. The university housing in Palmerston North is fully furnished including kitchen utensils, bed linen, digital T.V. and also a free weekly linen service.
On Auckland’s popular North Shore, Massey’s Albany campus is New Zealand’s most modern campus. With its distinctive Spanish-architectural style, state-of-the-art facilities and progressive feel, this campus offers a truly unique and inspiring setting highly conducive to study. Massey’s Aukland campus accommodation office manages three modern residential complexes for students that are on the doorstep of the campus. The bedrooms are single occupancy, and each complex includes a live-in Residential Advisor, Village common room with cable TV and games area. Each apartment is self-catered. There are facilities for cooking in each apartment and a laundry with a washing machine and dryer. The housing is approximately a 5 -10 minute ride by the free shuttle bus operating to and from the University campus.
Leiden University is a comprehensive and research-intensive university with a 430-year history of producing outstanding graduates. There are three guiding principles that are fundamental to being able to produce such excellent graduates: an international orientation; research-intensive education; and maintenance of the high quality of education and research. This also means that the development of a students’ talent stands central to Leiden’s principles. Leiden comprises seven faculties with an enrollment of approximately 19,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The faculties offer a wide variety of courses in English at the undergraduate and graduate level. Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic town of Leiden. Since Leiden is a small town, all the university buildings are within walking or cycling distance. Leiden has a wide range of delightful cafés, as well as a variety of international restaurants. It is also a museum city, boasting a total of twelve museums. Students will live in shared, self-catered apartments near campus. The apartments are furnished and kitchenware is provided. Laundry facilities, Internet, and telephone connections are available on site.
In addition to its enticing natural beauty, Peru is enlivened by its indigenous and colonial history, which is evidenced in archeological gems, such as Machu Picchu and contrasted in its populous capital, Lima. Lima is full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences, and is known for its interesting museums, colonial churches, vibrant cafe scene, striking architecture and genuinely friendly people. South of the Capital, long white beaches stretch along the Pacific Ocean and are backed by white sand dunes. This program is designed for students at all levels of Spanish language proficiency. Students will take a wide variety of courses available in English including: administration, economics, art and graphic design, marketing, communication, tourism, and business.
Courses in the liberal arts, economics, the social sciences, art and art history. No previous Russian study required; full range of language courses, seminars in English for foreign students, seminars in Russian for advanced students. Required visa is obtained by AIFS. Choice of living in a residence hall or with a Russian family; meal allowance for breakfast and lunch or dinner Monday through Friday. 3-day visit to Moscow, 4-day visit to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. Public transportation pass. As with all AIFS program, a professional AIFS Resident Director is on duty at the University to support international students, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
The University of Stirling is a wonderful place – beautiful and vibrant, relaxed and engaging. The University has one of the finest campuses in Europe and an excellent reputation for both research and teaching. Many of its students comment on the friendly atmosphere of a medium-sized university, with a large number opting to live on campus with its great amenities and strong community feel. The University of Stirling offers a full range of subjects across the areas of arts, management, law, human sciences, and natural sciences. The academic assessment system is based on periodic assessment: essays, class tests and seminar papers make up as much of your final grade as end of semester examinations. The range of housing is fantastic, from on-campus shared flats (apartments) and chalets, to shared flats in the center of Stirling. Study abroad students are guaranteed university housing for the duration of their program. Accommodation at Stirling is organized on a self-catering basis.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and is situated in the subtropical seaside city of Durban and in the Midlands city of Pietermaritzburg, capital of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. With an inviting outdoor climate, KwaZulu-Natal’s two World Heritage sites lure the explorer. Surf, snorkel or scuba dive in the sea or hike the majestic Drakensberg mountain range only two hours away. Go wild game or bird viewing in the internationally renowned national parks, famous for the successful conservation of the Black and White Rhinos. A wide variety of programs are offered in most disciplines offered at New England College.
In the world’s most beautiful wine country with beaches a half hour away. Courses offered in English in African studies, art, and liberal arts, ecology, political science, religious studies, theatre arts and foreign languages. Service-learning and internships opportunities available. Housing in University residence halls or a communal house; meal allowance from Monday to Friday (except during vacations) to purchase breakfast and one other meal in the University cafeteria, or to prepare meals in kitchen. 6-day visit to the famous Garden Route; camping weekend in the Cederberg Mountains. As with all AIFS program, a professional AIFS Resident Director is on duty at the University to support international students, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
Americans are treated with extreme hospitality in South Korea, and getting around is easy, which is fortunate since there are so many wonderful places to see! In Seoul, students will explore the natural beauty of the country along with its royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and sleek skyscrapers. Seoul is an underestimated Asian location that will exceed your expectations with its stellar subway system and cutting edge technology. Students take one Korean language course along with three or four elective courses taught in English. There are hundreds of courses from which to choose in a wide variety of disciplines, including Engineering, Business, Information Technology, Art, English Literature, Apparel Design, Chemistry, Mathematics and more.
Barcelona is the heart and capital of the region of Cataluña in the northeast corner of Spain.
Barcelona offers visitors eccentric creativity, cultural diversity, and endless amounts of energy. The architecture in Barcelona is stunning and unique, ranging from medieval gothic castles to the mosaic buildings of Antonio Gaudí. A few hours away are the Pyrenees Mountains as well as the vineyards and orchards of the Cataluña region. The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) offers a wide variety of economics and business courses as well as courses in culture, art and history. Courses are taught in Spanish and English at the Sant Pau campus, located in the city center, not far from the Sagrada Familia. Courses are also taught at the Eixample campus, less than a 10 minute commute from the ISA office.
Smart, cosmopolitan, and just minutes from the coast, Bilbao is an ideal place to study. you will delve not only into Spanish culture, but Basque and French cultures as well. Its combination of cosmopolitan and outdoor activities is a great recipe for an exceptional experience abroad. Regardless of your interests, you will have a multitude of activities in which to partake: exploring art/history museums, hiking, sightseeing, surfing, biking, shopping, or socializing with locals. This program is designed for students interested in studying business, international relations, and politics. Program participants also study the Spanish language and cultural and may also study other subjects as well. Classes are taught in both Spanish and English.
Courses offered in English and Spanish in anthropology, liberal arts, art history, business and social science, plus Spanish language. Orientation in Granada entails 80 contact hours (5 credits) of Spanish language study in the Fall or 60 contact hours (4 credits) in the Spring. Housing and three meals every day in a Spanish home or housing in a student residence with three meals a day. 4-day visit to Madrid and Castile. As with all AIFS program, a professional AIFS Resident Director is on duty at the University to support international students, and guided cultural excursions are part of the tuition package.
In one of the most distinguished centers of learning in Europe, founded in the 13th century. Salamanca is the 'City of the Golden Stones,' a living museum with excellent opportunities for the integration of students into Spanish life and culture. Classes in Spanish Language and Culture are all given in Spanish. Tremendous opportunity to volunteer with children between 2 to 5 hours a week giving English language workshops. Three mandatory full-day excursions are included per semester in the program fee.
Mahidol University includes 16 faculties, 8 institutions, 3 hospitals, and 6 colleges. The university supports a student body of over 19,000 and with over 2,600 faculty, the teacher student ratio is the best of any university in Thailand. Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was established to deliver English-taught degree programs that embody the finest standards possible to a diverse population of full-time students from Thailand and around the world. Programs in the social sciences, business, and tourism management stand alongside offerings in health and natural sciences. In addition to these, the College offers general education courses in foreign languages and humanities. Mahidol University’s Salaya campus is on 500 acres of managed land, including parklands and sports facilities. Salaya is a thriving campus town and residential suburb of Bangkok. The center of Bangkok is only 20km from campus. Although most students are Thai, there are also students from over 40 different countries attending Mahidol University. This mix of students provides an opportunity to make friends and contacts in Asia and throughout the world that will last a lifetime. Students may live close to campus in apartment-style accommodation. Most accommodation is shared with limited single rooms available. Meals are not included in the housing fees, but a shared kitchen is available in the housing and there are restaurants nearby. Residents have access to internet, laundry room, kitchen, lounge area with TV, sports facilities, and restaurant.
Study abroad in beautiful Ukraine! EESA-Ukraine is a one a kind program where students take classes in English, learn or improve the Russian or Ukrainian language, travel to Moscow and Kyiv and attend one of the most prominent universities in Eastern Europe. No foreign language prerequisite! Courses are offered in the fields of economics, business, political science, international relations, history and Russian or Ukrainian languages. Academic field trips with on-site support from the EESA Center in Kharkiv provide for rewarding and unique study abroad experience.
Students at NEC have also participated in a variety of other abroad programs through a simple consortium agreement. These programs have included: the National Outdoor Leadership Studies (NOLS) in New Zealand; International Studies Abroad (ISA) at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain; CUNY Staten Island at Lorenzo d’ Medici, Florence, Italy; and Wells College Program for the Arts in Paris, France, among others.