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Europe's Top 10 Castle to visit this summer!
Castles originated in Europe over a thousand years ago. These fortresses were one of the original defense systems, and erecting the structures on hills or just beyond moats was a functional choice.
Study abroad helps students compete globally
"Employers and graduate schools don’t just want to see the degree", said Beverly Hawk, a professor in the international honors program and the director of the Crossroads Community Center, which assists international students and provides intercultural education. “They know when you graduate you have overcome many obstacles."
Being bilingual 'boosts brain power'
Learning a second language can boost brain power, scientists believe. The US researchers from Northwestern University say bilingualism is a form of brain training - a mental "work out" that fine-tunes the mind.
Fall Semester 2013
This specially structured program takes place for 3 weeks of learning in Florence and 1 week of events in New York City. The program focus is event production from the perspectives of event management, communications & public relations, food & wine management, art direction. Final exams are held online in the 5th week. Alternately, NYC event week-only and final exam options are also offered, see below for details.
This Florence study abroad program is a journey of cultural integration within the city and the local economy through an academic program of study, offered by Florence University of the Arts. The program concept seeks to unveil the vivacity and vibrancy of Florence’s contemporary activities as opposed to the touristic view of the city as one giant museum.
Paros Island International Music Study Abroad Programs: Duration: # weeks. Application Deadline: 90 days before the beginning of the program Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of Music with an interest in composition, improvisation, 20th century music and musicology Language: English
The Czech Summer School (Prague) is an intensive course focusing on language and communication. We strike a balance between spoken and written communication, as well as between reading and listening skills, without overlooking grammar.
Southern Spain - the land of olive groves and rolling hills of almond blossom, flamenco dancers and gypsy songs, and fiestas. This fascinating region offers an incredible medley of sights, sounds, tastes and scents.
Program Details The Summer Post Graduate Apprenticeship program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field.
Paros Island International Music Study Abroad Programs: Duration: 4 Weeks. Application Deadline: 90 days before the beginning of the program Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of Music with an interest in composition, improvisation, 20th century music and musicology Language: English
This 6 credit program is one of the study abroad programs offered by FUA designed to explore the unique light and its effect on the architecture and landscapes of Tuscany. Students and Program leaders travel together as a community of scholars - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for one week of onsite shooting in Tuscany and then work closely on a daily basis in Florence for another session
Florence University of the Arts is offering a unique opportunity for high school students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from an exciting range of courses offered for study abroad programs and participate in weeklong cultural explorations in locations such as Rome, Sicily, and Florence as well as supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence.
Study Abroad Europe was developed in an effort to bring students authentic study abroad experiences. We offer study abroad programs in Hospitality Management, Culinary art, Baking and Pastry art and in General Business and Art and History cources involving true, cultural immersion with caring professionals.
Study Abroad Europe programs are different. Our students are enrolled at small groups ( usualy 8 -15 students) in schools overseas in an effort to maintain the personalized service throughout the semester.
We offer our students programs that are focused on intense, cultural immersion which puts them in touch with the locals of their host country, elements of the host culture, and other international students from around the world to ensure a well-rounded, diverse experience.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Explore! Dream! Discover!"
Here are few words of our leaders of the day.
"I’d like to find new ways to connect young Americans to young people all around the world, by supporting opportunities to learn new languages ... and study. That’s always been a critical part of how America engages the world ... Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed."
President Barack Obama
“By studying foreign cultures and languages and living abroad, we gain a better understanding of the many similarities that we share and learn to respect our differences. …I call on … [students]… to participate in activities that increase their knowledge of and appreciation for global issues, languages, history, geography, literature, and the arts of other countries.”
President George W. Bush
"No one who has lived through the second half of the 20th century could possibly be blind to the enormous impact of exchange programs on the future of countries..."
President Bill Clinton